Death Valley, A Guide. Federal Writers' Project.

Death Valley, A Guide

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. 75pp. Octavo [24 cm] Light red cloth with the title stamped in blue on the front board and again on the backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Fold-out map present at the rear. Item #4360

"Organized in the same format as the state guides in the American Guide Series, with first section of essays on the Valley (i.e. Geology, Climate, Flora, Fauna, History, and Borax) followed by two sections of tours: Main Highways,' with 7 tours, and 'Rough Highways,' with 13 tours. Illustrations arranged in three sections: 'The Landscape,' 'Mostly those who Live in the Valley,' and 'Roads and Tourist Accommodations,' the fine photographs include three by Edward Weston." - Selvaggio.

"Outlined in this important publication are 20 suggested tours of the Valley; together with informative material on its 2,981 square miles of National Monument, 500 of which are below sea level. Of outstanding value are its superb photographic plates." - Desert Voices p.58. Scharf & Schoyer 66. Dykes 22. Powell 79.

Price: $40.00

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