New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1903. First Edition, first issue with illustratioins printed in dark brown ink. 8vo. xi, 280 pp. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout by E. Boyd Smith. Gilt lettered olive green pictorial cloth, top edges gilt in scarce publisher's rarely seen brown illustrated dustjacket. Previous owner name; minor wear to extremities; rear hinge paper separating; else near fine in fair only dustjacket (lacking rear flap and half rear cover; tape repairs on verso; chips at corners and spine head). Item #21064
The author's first book which brought her sudden renown and survives yet as a Western classic. "These charming sketches of the desert and semi-desert country comprising the Owens Valley and the approaches to the great sink of Death Valley have become practically a classic." - Zamorano 80: 2. (Cowan II p 24; Graff 114; Howes A400).