(#166554) Place names of the High Sierra by Francis P. Farquhar. FRANCIS PELOUBET FARQUHAR.

Place names of the High Sierra by Francis P. Farquhar. San Francisco: Published by Sierra Club, 1926. 24x15.5 cm, pp. [1-4: blank] [i-iv] v [vi-vii] viii-x [xi-xii] [1] 2-128 [129-130: blank], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. 1000 copies printed; 800 bound in wrappers and 200 on all rag paper bound in cloth, this being one of the latter. An important contribution to the historical literature of the High Sierra that documents the origin and meaning of the names given to many of the peaks, lakes, meadows, passes and other features of the Sierra landscape, limited on the north by the divide separating the Tuolumne from the Stanislaus watershed and on the south by vicinity of Olancha Peak. A revised and much enlarged version of three articles that appeared in the annual issues of the Sierra Club Bulletin for 1923, 1924, and 1925. A useful supplement to Farquhar's compilation is Erwin G. Gudde, California Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1949). Information for a number of Gudde's Sierra Nevada references was obtained directly from Farquhar or from his personal "field copy" of Place Names of the High Sierra. Touch of wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, gold lettering on spine panel a bit dull, free endpapers a bit tanned, a very good copy. (#166554).

Price: $225.00

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"Publications of the Sierra Club No. 66. This edition consists of / 1000 copies of which this is one of 200 printed on all-age paper" on page [ii].