On desert trails today and yesterday by Randall Henderson. Designs by Don Louis Perceval. Desert maps by Norton Allen. Los Angeles: Western Lore Press, . 20.8x13.5 cm (octavo), pp. [i-x] xi [xii] xiii-xiv  16-357 [358: blank] [359: colophon] [360: blank], illustrations, maps, title page printed in lavender and black, original decorated tan cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Signed on the half title page by Henderson. A desert classic by the founder of Desert Magazine and its editor for 21 years. "Probably the most comprehensive book yet published about the Great American Desert and its people, it is written by a man who has spent half a century as reporter and editor on the desert frontier. In the lucid, exciting style which has endeared him to tens of thousands of readers, Mr. Henderson draws on his vast reservoir of experience to reveal in intimate detail the real story of the Southwest's deserts; the geography, vital problems of water supply, explorations, emigration, settlement, tribal life, bizarre characters, and the wonders of the desert's unique recreational factors." - publisher's jacket copy. "The names Desert Magazine and Randall Henderson were synonymous. Both the magazine and its editor had transcended the status of individuals. Each had become an institution. The almost incalculable number of articles written by Mr. Henderson for Desert, and his desert classic -- On Desert Trails Today and Yesterday -- will endure proudly and for all time as his monument. No man could ask for a nobler recognition of his dedicated effort." - Edwards, The Enduring Desert, pp. 112-114. Save for a bit of foxing to the top edge of the text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket, priced $5.00 on the front flap. (#166113).
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