EAST OF THE GIANTS: A NOVEL. New York: Henry Holt and Company, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-478, original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, endpaper maps. First edition. The author's first novel. "A novel of California from 1837 to 1861. It deals with the marriage of a New England woman, first to a Spanish-Californian, owner of a rancho below Mt. Diablo, and after his death, to an American, with whom she attempts to establish a communal village. He is killed in a duel and she is lost in a shipwreck. The novel is unique among novels dealing with this period and setting in having a serious and philosophical point of view. Regional history is given considerable detail. Monterey and Contra Costa counties; also San Francisco." - Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 2355. A bright, very good copy in very good dust jacket (printed price $2.50 on front flap) with light wear along top and bottom edges, 42 mm closed tear along front spine fold, and mild tanning to spine panel. (#166454).
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