The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California) Its Rivers and its Mountains, its Canyons and its Springs, its Life and its History, Pictured and Described. George Wharton James, Carl Eytel.
The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California) Its Rivers and its Mountains, its Canyons and its Springs, its Life and its History, Pictured and Described
The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California) Its Rivers and its Mountains, its Canyons and its Springs, its Life and its History, Pictured and Described

The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California) Its Rivers and its Mountains, its Canyons and its Springs, its Life and its History, Pictured and Described

Boston: Little, Brown, 1906.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo, two volumes, pp. xliv, 270; xiv, 271-547; extensively illustrated with color frontispiece, photographic plates, and line drawings in the text; 4 maps and plans (one folding). Publisher's cloth backed boards, decorated in gilt; no dust jackets. Light rubbing to extremities, small stain on front board of Vol. I, which also appears to have an old repair to the front hinge; text clean, very good overall. Edwards (Enduring Desert, p. 131) calls this work a "superlative effort" and "the classic and definitive account of the Colorado Desert...a closely integrated presentation of the desert's history, its inhabitants, its plant and animal life, its physical characteristics, its every imaginable facet of interest." In particular, he notes the importance of the work for as an early eyewitness account of the High Desert Country of Morongo, Yucca, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms.

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