Sierra Slopes and Summits. compiler, ALICE SHEPARD, California, Lake Tahoe.

Sierra Slopes and Summits. San Francisco, California, 1931. 20x12.4 cm, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5-45 [46: blank], 2 color illustrations tipped onto text pages, original pictorial tan wrappers printed in brown, stapled. First edition. A Sierra Nevada sampler of prose and verse, with emphasis on the Lake Tahoe region and western Nevada (Pyramid Lake; Virginia City; Washoe City). Short articles and extracts include "The Exploration of the Sierra Nevada" by John C. Frémont, "Donner Lake" by C. F. McGlashan, "The Majesty of the Sierra" by John LeConte, "Lake Tahoe" by John Vance Cheney, "Summering at Lake Tahoe" by John LeConte, "Save the Forest Sanctuaries" by Edwin Markham, and "Touring in the Tahoe National Forest," anonymous information for visitors probably supplied by the U.S. Forest Service, plus several short quotations from the writings of John Muir. The poems are by Clinton Scollard, Ina Coolbrith, Joaquin Miller, Edwin Markham, Bayard Taylor, Bret Harte and others. The illustrations are a tipped-in color frontispiece of Lake Tahoe after a painting by C. H. Kletzker and a tipped-in reproduction of "High Sierra," a color painting by William Keith. Printer's imprint on page [2]: "JOHNCK AND SEEGER, PRINTERS / SAN FRANCISCO." Paher 1782. A fine copy. In the original printed envelope which is worn at chipped at edges. (#166789).

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