The Land of Little Rain. MARY HUNTER AUSTIN.

The Land of Little Rain.

Publisher: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1903.
Edition: First edition, second printing.
Bibliographical References: Zamorano Eighty, 2; and see PBSA volume 77, no. 4, pages 468-9, for Stephen Tabor's revelatory discussion of the two first printings.
Condition: Edges rubbed; a good, sound copy.
Book ID: 27662


8vo, original pictorial olive cloth, gilt lettering, t.e.g. Frontis, three plates and numerous vignettes in the text by E. Boyd Smith.


¶ The first book by Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934), an iconic collection of sketches about the Owens Valley region of California that were originally published in the Overland Monthly. This is one of the best possible California literary association copies: inscribed on the front free endpaper "For George Sterling / from / Mary Austin." Sterling's bookplate on the front paste-down.

Price: $650.00

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