Boston: The Page Company, 1917. First Edition. 8vo. xxiv, 478pp. Bibliography, Index. Color folding map; 12 color plates with tissue guards; 48 black & white photo-reproductions. Original decorative color binding with gilt lettering; top edge gilt; illustrated endpapers. INSCRIBED "To/My good friend/Grace A. Randall/with cordial greetings & good/wishes/George Wharton James." Also, a later presentation inscription from Ms. Randall to Ned Burr McKenney. Minor wear to extremities; light shelfwear; small rub to front joint; inner front hinge repaired else near fine. Item #20550
The history of hits ancient cliff and cave dwellings, ruined pueblos, conquest by the Spaniards, Jesuit and Franciscan missions,trail makers and Indians; a survey of its climate, scenic marvels, topography, deserts, mountains, rivers and valleys; a review of its industries; an account of its influence on art, literature and science; and some reference to what it offers of delight to the automobilist, sportsman, pleasure and health seeker.