Louisville, KY: Standard Printing Company, 1924.
First Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. Illustrated wrappers (issued simultaneously in hardcover). 153 pp plus index and 4 pp ads; many b/w photos, two folding maps of the cave system. Minor handling wear, owner's name on front endpaper, pages tanned. Introduction by N.C. Nelson of the American Museum of Natural History. Offers a nice overview of both the cave's geology and its extensive human history. Mammoth Cave was not made a national park until 1941, but it had been explored and used (as a saltpeter mine and a tourist attraction) throughout tje nineteenth century, and its interest as a scientific and archaeological site was well known. Rouse's bibliography lists 96 titles.