Publication: John H Williams, 1910, Tacoma
First edition. 10" x 6 7/8" in black pictorial wrappers, printed in blue, white and guilt. 111 pp. Illustrations, some in color. Foreword. Contents. Maps. "This little book ... aims to show the grandest and most accessible of our extinct volcanoes from all points of view. Like the glacial rivers, its text will be found a narrow stream flowing swiftly amidst great mountain scenery. Its abundant illustrations cover not only the giants' fairyland south of the peak, but also the equally stupendous scenes that await the adventurer who penetrates the harder trails and climbs the greater glaciers of the north and east slopes." Text on history of the mountain, Indian legends & traditions, the first explorers to climb the Mountain, much on the National Park, its roads & needs, scenes of travelers on foot & in cars in early 20th century. Photographic reproductions from photos by the renown photographers, Asahel Curtis and Edward S. Curtis. "Curtis was selected to lead a climbing expedition up Mount Rainier that was sponsored by the Portland, Oregon, group, Mazamas. As one of the first large parties to climb the mountain, his involvement witnessed several experiences that would alter the course of his life. The expedition had included some legendary early climbers such as Philemon Beecher Van Trump and Hazard Stevens. This was also the first recorded tragedy on the mountain when Professor Edgar McClure died on the descent after taking the first accurate measurements of the mountain." Also includes photos by Dr. F.A. Scott, B.L. Aldrich, A.H. Barnes, Charles Bedford, Geroge V. Caesar, Mrs. H.A. Towne, A. W. Archer, J.B. Flett, etc. Specific places discussed or illustrated include Spanaway Lake, Ranier, Pinnacle Peak, Ice Cave, Spray Park, Fay Peak, Carbon Glacier, North Mowich Glacier, Winthrop Glacier, Cowlitz Glacier, Eagle Rock, Little Tacoma, White Glacier, Fox Island, Ice Terraces, Mineral Lake, Storm King Peak, North Peak, South Mowich Glacier, Nisqually Canyon, Tahoma Fork, Iron & Copper Mountains, Mt. St. Helens, the Whistling Marmot, North Tahoma Glacier, Pinnacle Peak, Little Mashell River Falls, Stevens Glacier, Paradise Glacier, 'Liberty Cap', Goat Peaks in Cascades, Cascade Range, St. Elmo Pass, Spray Park, Mystic Lake, Crater Lake, Snipe Lake, Gibraltar, Mt. Ruth,Mt. Rose, Carbone Moraine, North Mowich Valley, Frying-Pan Glacier, photos of Admiral Peter Rainier, John Muir, various lilies, lupines, mountain asters, an Indian pipe, other vegetation & objects found on the mountain, etc. Previous owner's name neatly written at top of front free fly leaf; wrappers with light rubbing and lightly worn at edges and with chipping to toe of spine. Very good.
Inventory Number: 43079