New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 7.75" x 5.25", 169 pp + publisher's ads, with 52 illustrations from photographs. Pictorial binding showing evergreen trees against a moonlight mountain background. The binding is signed "TR," but the designer is unknown, accoring to Minsky (142). A lovely copy with some light rubbing to the boards, slight bump to one corner, gift inscription dated 1915 on the front free endpaper. Best known today as the husband of Amelia Earhart, Putnam (1887-1935) was a publisher, writer, and explorer. Prior to entering the family business in New York, he lived in Oregon for several years, serving as editor of the local newspaper in Bend and then as private secretary to Oregon Governor James Withycombe, who wrote the introduction to this book. Putnam describes his intentions in the Preface as "to simply suggest a few of the many attractions which may be encountered here and there along the Pacific, the references to which are woven together with the threads of personal reminiscence pertaining to characteristic phases of the western life of to-day....[F]or visitor or resident, or one who reads of a country he may not see, the chief mission is to chronicle something of the author's enthusiasm for the land they concern, to hint of the pleasurable possibilities of its out-of-doors, and to offer a glimpse of the new West of to-day in the preparation for its greater to-morrow."