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

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

Pasadena, CA: Published by the author, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. 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. Lower front joint starting to split; minor wear to extremities; a near fine copy. Item #19673

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: $150.00

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