THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903. 21.5 cm., pp. [i-vi] vii-xi [xii-xvi], [1-2] 3-280  [282: printer's imprint], frontispiece, numerous illustrations in the text, original pictorial olive green cloth, front panel stamped in green, gray, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g. First edition. "What makes it more than a California classic, truly an American classic, is its fidelity to the landscape and lore of its region," wrote Lawrence Clark Powell (California Classics, page 45). Austin's book deals with the California deserts but two sections pertain directly to the Sierra Nevada: "The Streets of the Mountains," pages 183-, describes the canyons of the High Sierra; "Water Borders," pages 205-221, describes the Sierra high mountain lakes and streams. Powell, California Classics 4. Howes A400. Zamorano Eighty 2. Mild bruise to lower front corner tip, touch of rubbing along lower edges, a very good copy. A lovely copy. (#165960).
"Published October 1903" on copyright page.