Seeing the far west[.] By John T. Faris[.] With 113 illustrations and 2 maps. JOHN THOMSON FARIS.

Seeing the far west[.] By John T. Faris[.] With 113 illustrations and 2 maps. Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1920. 22x14.5 cm, pp. [1-4] 5-7 [8] 9 [10] 11-15 [16] 17-303 [304], 113 Illustrations from photographs on inserted plates, color drawing on title page, 3 inserted maps, two folded, cloth, title page decorated in color, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. First edition. The regions emphasized by Faris include the "great National Forests whose beauties were seen in the course of more than three thousand miles of travel far from railroads; the National Parks and Monuments, especially those opened in recent years, including Zion Canyon, that wonder of Southern Utah ...; the deserts which silently and compellingly call to the traveler who hurries across them by train; and the amazing lava-built regions of Central Oregon, east of the Cascades ..." (foreword, p. [8]). "In the Heart of the Sierras," pp. 218-[226], provides a cursory survey of the river valleys on the western side of the High Sierra from Sequoia (the view from Moro Rock) to Hetch Hetchy (mentioned but not described). John Thomson Faris (1871-1949) was an American editor, author, and clergyman who "had a personal interest in travel and wrote extensively about his journeys" (Wikipedia). Signature of early owner Ethel K. Streibert on the front free endpaper. Binding dusty, a few pages lightly foxed, a very good copy. (#166590).

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