San Jose: Pacific Tree & Vine, 1894. First edition. Original publisher's cloth binding embossed in gilt, black, and blind. Bookplated removed from the front paste-down and publication date written in ink on the spine, otherwise clean and unmarked (possibly ex-library, but no stamps). Complete with frontis and three plates.
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 (#51). Near Fine (Item #4690)