San Francisco: H.S. Crocker Company, (1916). First edition. Hardcover. Original brick-red cloth with gilt title and decoration, octavo (6 x 8.75 inches), pp xxii, 506. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait of the author, 3 b/w plates, large folding map at rear. A very good copy with slight fading to spine. Very good. Item #18818
Asa Fairfield (1854-1926) was born in Massachusetts and came overland to California with his family in 1865. They settled at Honey Lake Valley in Lassen County where Fairfield began his career as a teacher in 1875. Except for 4 years spent in Iowa, Fairfield lived his entire life in the region practicing his profession. Fairfield Peak in Lassen National Park is named for him. (Howes F11, Rocq 2612, Cowan page201, Graf 1281).