The Alps of King-Kern Divide by David Starr Jordan. DAVID STARR JORDAN.

The Alps of King-Kern Divide by David Starr Jordan. San Francisco: A. M. Robertson, 1907. 17 cm., pp. [1-6] 7-22 [23-24: blank], 6 inserted plates with captioned tissue guards, original green pictorial boards printed in dark green. First separate edition. Jordan's essay, "The Alps of King-Kern Divide," was inspired by a camping trip to the headwaters of the Kings River in the summer of 1899. It was first published in The Land of Sunshine for March 1900. The first book appearance of the essay comprised pages 43-63 of the 1903 edition of California and the Californians and the Alps of King-Kern Divide. Jordan also wrote a similar article, "The Kings River Canyon and Alps of the Great Divide," which was published in Sunset for April 1900. For another account of the trip see Vernon L. Kellogg, "A Stanford Party in the Kings River Canyon, " which was printed in the November 1899 issue of Sunset. The six photographs of the High Sierra were taken by Joseph N. LeConte. Small scuff at bottom right corner of the front board on the front cover, a very good copy. Provenance: old bookseller label of mountaineering book expert Vernon Howard affixed to the rear paste-down. (#166100).

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