The Lure of the Great Smokies

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1927.

First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. 8vo, pp. xix, 320, with 46 b/w plates from photographs and a folding map. Publisher's cloth; no dust jacket. Moderate wear to boards, occasional light foxing or soiling, one page with a closed tear. Writing just as the Park Service was considering designating the Great Smoky Mountains as a national park, Mason, who clearly has a deep love for and acquaintance with the region, describes the history and natural features of the area, reflects of the local residents and their lifestyles, recounts some local lore, and offers tips for the visitor.

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Price: $90.00

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