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Illustrated Sketches of Death Valley 1892  

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Illustrated Sketches of Death Valley and Other Borax Deserts of the Pacific Coast

Spears, John R.


Rand, McNally & Company



226 pp. Map and illustrations from photographs. 18x12 cm. (7x4¾"), rebound in pebbled green cloth. First Edition.

Important work on Death Valley, with some of the earliest photographic views of that desolate, awe-inspiring land. Paher notes that "not only is this book among the two or three all-time Death Valley books, it is also a Nevada item of prime importance... Spears is the first trained writer-photographer to report upon desert developments..." Cowan p. 604; Edwards, Enduring Desert p. 227; Graff 3926; Howes S821; Paher 1844.

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Light rubbing at ends of slightly leaning spine, along joints and to cover; foxing to endpapers with occasional spots within, binding slightly shaken; very good.

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