New York: J. J. Little & Ives Company, 1923 Second edition, revised and enlarged. 12mo. 112pp. 9 plates from photographs by the author. Folding map in rear envelope. Notes, appendix. Tan pictorial cloth stamped in white and dark brown. Darkening to rear endpaper from map envelope, as usual. Light rubbing to front cover illustration, bookplate on inner cover, else a fine copy. First published in 1920, this revised and enlarged edition contains 25 more pages than the first edition. This title is among the earliest books about Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, describing its Native American residents, fauna and flora, long before the town became a popular tourist destination. Includes a descriptive list of desert plants, etc. The appendix provides Hints to Desert Motorists. The folding map is A New Map of the Region by the U.S. Geological Survey and is the earliest of the area. [Edwards, The Enduring Desert: p.48; Rocq: 6457].. (Inventory #: 7905)
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