Lot 56 of 613:
Mary Austin Land of Little Rain w/jacket  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$240
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Land of Little Rain

Author:
Austin, Mary

Place:
Boston

Publisher:
Houghton, Mifflin and Company

Date:
1903

Description:

Frontispiece after E. Boyd Smith, line illustrations in margins and chapter titles. (8vo) original tan cloth, pictorially stamped brown and green, dust jacket.

Later issue, with publisher's "Note on the Illustrations" printed in black ink and bound in rather than in brown ink and tipped-in. Scarce in original dust jacket. "These charming sketches of the desert and semi-desert country comprising the Owens Valley and the approaches to the great sink of Death Valley have become practically a classic" (Zamorano). Cowan p.24; Graff 114; Howes A400; Zamorano Eighty 2.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some wear and soiling to jacket, chips to spine ends, a few other minor chips or closed tears, light rubbing to extremities; toning to interior; very good.


 
Item number:
288778
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