Item #15979 The Land of Little Rain. Mary Austin.
The Land of Little Rain
The Land of Little Rain
The Land of Little Rain
The Land of Little Rain
The Land of Little Rain
The Land of Little Rain
The Land of Little Rain

The Land of Little Rain

Boston: Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press, [1903]. Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith. Second Edition. c1920. Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket.

Original cloth, decorated and lettered in brown and green. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, with even toning. Modest shelf handling wear. Ink ownership marks on title page. 8.25 inches tall; 281 pages. Illustrated with frontispiece after E. Boyd Smith, line illustrations in margins and chapter titles.

Uncommon in illustrated dust jacket which has toned and darkened on the spine. Small losses on the corners and the top of the spine has a chip extending into the word land. Second Edition. c1920.

Very Good / Very Good. Item #15979

"These charming sketches of the desert and semi-desert country comprising the Owens Valley and the approaches to the great sink of Death Valley have become practically a classic" (Zamorano 80).

Austin's most renowned book, is a series of fourteen vignettes about the landscape and people of the desert. It is number two on the Zamorano Eighty list of significant early Californiana.

REF: Cowan p.24; Graff 114; Howes A400; Zamorano 80 #2.

Price: $225.00