Lot 16: Mary Austin Land of Little Rain First Edition
Author: Austin, Mary; Title: The Land of Little Rain; Place Published: Boston; Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company; Date Published: 1903; Description: Frontispiece after E. Boyd Smith, line illustrations in margins and chapter titles. (8vo) original cloth, pictorially stamped and gilt-lettered, top edge gilt. First Edition.Second issue, with publisher's "Note on the Illustrations" printed in black ink and bound in rather than in brown ink and tipped-in. "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). Cowan p.24; Graff 114; Howes A400; Zamorano Eighty 2. Condition: Spine ends frayed, light wear, bookplate; separation in gutter at frontispiece; very good.
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