Edition: First printing.
New York: Putnam, (1963.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories of the Sierra Mountains in Northern California, arguably the most beautiful range in the United States, formed from a single uptilted piece of granite, it is also one of the most formidable natural obstructions in North America and the source of water for most of the California. Beginning with the 1872 earthquake in Lone Pine, in the Owens Valley in the eastern Sierras, this book contains accounts of the natural wonders of the range, of the explorers and the immigrants who crossed it, the 49ers who came for its gold, and those like John Muir who celebrated its beauty. Illustrated by Edward Sanborn. Title page map, sources, index. 350 pp.
Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (edgewear and chipping to the dj.)