California the wonderful her romantic history, her picturesque people, her wild shores, her desert mystery, her valley loveliness, her mountain glory, including her varied resources, her commercial greatness, her intellectual achievements, her expanding hopes, with glimpses of Oregon and Washington, her northern neighbors. By Edwin Markham ... Illustrated. EDWIN CHARLES MARKHAM.

California the wonderful her romantic history, her picturesque people, her wild shores, her desert mystery, her valley loveliness, her mountain glory, including her varied resources, her commercial greatness, her intellectual achievements, her expanding hopes, with glimpses of Oregon and Washington, her northern neighbors. By Edwin Markham ... Illustrated. New York: Hearst's International Library Co., [1914]. 20.8x13.7 cm, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x] xi-xiv [xv-xvi] [1] 2-400, frontispiece map, 64 illustrations from photographs on inserted plates, original pictorial terra cotta cloth, front panel stamped in white, black, blue and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. A lengthy chapter, "Picturesque California: Her Wild Shores, Her Desert Mystery, Her Mountain Glory," pages 250-319, includes descriptions of Yosemite Valley, the High Sierra and the Big Tree groves (including a plea for their protection from logging, fire and grazing, pages 302-311). Edwin Markham (1852-1940), American poet and social and labor reformer, is most famous for his poem "The Man With the Hoe" (1898) and "Lincoln, the Man of the People" (1922). Spine ends and corner tips rubbed, a bright, very good copy. (#166431).

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