The mighty Sierra portrait of a mountain world by Paul Webster and the Editors of The American West with a foreword by Francis P. Farquhar. PAUL WEBSTER.
The mighty Sierra portrait of a mountain world by Paul Webster and the Editors of The American West with a foreword by Francis P. Farquhar ...

The mighty Sierra portrait of a mountain world by Paul Webster and the Editors of The American West with a foreword by Francis P. Farquhar. Palo Alto, California: American West Publishing Company, [1972]. 27.8x21.5 cm, pp. [1-8] 9-287 [288: colophon], 179 illustrations (of which 72 are in color), 7 maps. original buckram with imitation leather shelf back, spine panel lettered in gold, green endpapers, ribbon marker. First edition. The publisher's "Special Deluxe Edition," priced $20. A comprehensive survey of topography, life zones and human history of the Sierra Nevada. Extensive pictorial coverage includes a number of excellent photographs by David Muench. "On opening the book, one literally enters the High Sierra ... The volume is large -- too big to carry in a knapsack on the trails, but a treasure to be turned to in preparation for a Sierra trip or to be returned to at home" (Farquhar, foreword, page 12). "... a volume to treasure ..." (Robinson, page 17). Robinson 23. Publisher's prospectus laid in. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued in paper slipcase. (#167916).

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