Boston & NY: Houghton, Mifflin & Co, 1903. First edition. Hardcover. Original olive-brown pictorial cloth decorated in gray, green, and black, gilt lettering, octavo (6.5 x 8.5 inches), pp xi, 281. Monochrome illustrations by E. Boyd Smith. Slight wear to edges of covers, couple faded spots to edges, cover design lightly rubbed, near very good. Near very good. Item #21805
Mary Austin's first and best book. Though she wrote some 35 books in her long career it is this paean to the high desert Owens Valley area in the California-Nevada borderlands southeast of the Sierra Nevada that continues to be widely read today. Zamorano 80 #2.