Publication: Lawrence E Spivak, Publisher, 1945, New York
First edition. 16mo. Original printed grey wrappers bound into 3/4 leather with marbled boards and marbled endpapers, x, 11-158pp., introductory. Details the mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, hot springs, deserts, and other wonders of the "Eastern Slope" of the Sierras. Much on mineral and agricultural resources including towns, settlements, mining and reduction works, railways, lumber flumes, pine forests, systems of water supply, great shafts and tunnels, and the many improvements and industries of Nevada. Paher 2221 says "As an introduction to western Nevada for the tourist, the author compiled this handy guide stressing its geographical features and its industries. There is an informative history of the initial Comstock discovery and the "rush to Washoe," other historical events, routes and distances, a directory of western Nevada towns with interesting historical summaries of each, a sketch of Lake Tahoe and its bays, and Nevada's resources, especially mining and agriculture. Once common, this paperback is becoming scarce in the first edition." Stain on front wrapper, with rubbing to edges of 3/4 leather. Internally fine.
Inventory Number: 37388