Trails through the golden west [by] Robert Frothingham. ROBERT FROTHINGHAM.

Trails through the golden west [by] Robert Frothingham. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, [1932]. 20.5x13.8 cm, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-272, 7 illustrations from photographs on the endpapers, original reddish-brown cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained read, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. The emphasis is upon western national parks and tourist destinations in the American southwest. California attractions include Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees, pp. 174-190, Death Valley, pp. 135-167, Santa Catalina and Palm Springs Canyon, pp. 168-173, Imperial Valley and the Salton Sea, pp. 128-134, and Mount Shasta and Crater Lake, pp. 191-205. Robert Frothingham (1865-1937), "became a newspaper telegraph operator and then a reporter for the Brooklyn Eagle and New York Sun in the 1890s. He went into advertising with Life and other magazines. From 1914 until his retirement in 1925, he specialized in poster advertising. Throughout his life, Frothingham devoted time to traveling, hunting, editing, writing and lecturing ... [his] travel books [included] Around the World (1925) and Trails Through the Golden West (1932). He wrote travel articles for the New York Herald Tribune" (Bob Cudmore). The Frothinghams (Robert married Minnie Yerdon from a prominent Mohawk Valley farm family in 1886) maintained a summer home called Topside near Northville, NY, in the southern foothills of the Adirondack Park and a winter home in San Francisco where he died in 1937. Spine lettering dull, a very good copy in good four-color pictorial dust jacket with wear and short tears and small chips at edges. (#166849).

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