The Lake of the Sky: Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras of California and Nevada (INSCRIBED). George Wharton James.
The Lake of the Sky: Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras of California and Nevada (INSCRIBED)

The Lake of the Sky: Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras of California and Nevada (INSCRIBED)

Pasadena, CA: Published by the author, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED by George Wharton James in ink on the half-title, together with a tipped in presentation fragment signed by Ethelinda M. James. "To the 'Burroughses', To recall the joyful days of Burroughs' Camp. Ethelinda M. James." "The 'Big Brother' was not there to enjoy the 'Camp', but he sends his cordial regards & kind greetings to the freinds of his 'Little Sister', George Wharton James". 8vo. xviii, 395pp. Index. Black & white photo-plates (including frontispiece with tissue guard); 14" fold-out photo-panoramic photograph of Fallen Leaf Lake. Large fold-out map drawn by GWJ of the Tahoe area. Publisher's green cloth decorated with view of Tahoe in gilt and blue; gilt lettering; TEG. Minor wear to extremities; front hinge professionally re-inforced), else a near fine copy. Item #19150

Early history on Lake Tahoe. Its history, Indians, discovery by Fremont, legendary lore, various namings, physical characteristics, glacial phenomena, geology, single outlet, automobile routes, historic towns, early mining excitements, steamer ride, mineral springs, mountain and lake resorts, trail and camping out trips, summer residences, fishing, hunting, flowers, birds, animals, trees and chapparal, with a full account of the Tahoe National Forest, the public use of the water of Lake Tahoe and much other interesting matter. (Larson, Controversial James #35).

Price: $425.00

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