San Jose: Pacific Tree & Vine, 1894. First edition. Original publisher's cloth binding embossed in gilt, black, and blind. The slightest wear to the tips of the boards. Hinges tender. Floral endpapers with offsetting to front from bookplate on pastedown. Complete with frontis and three plates. In all a lovely copy.
Documenting and celebrating a key moment of migration through California, Manly's Death Valley is written in praise of "the pioneers of California, their children, and their grandchildren." A pioneer himself, Manly drew on his first-hand experiences of hardship and triumph as he moved and settled into the West.
Zamorano 80. Near Fine (Item #2817)