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THE MENTOR MAGAZINE JULY 1924 (Volume 12 No. 6 Serial No. 257)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Springfield, Ohio, The Crowell Publishing Company: 1924

Seller ID: 002737


Color illustrated covers with painting by W R Leigh on front. Articles: "The Lure of the Desert" by John C Van Dyke; "The Pageant Highway, a 6,000 mile trip from Park to Park" by Ronne C Shelse' of the U S Geological Survey; and J Pennington writes about Taos. Slight soil around cover edges. Top front corner tip chipped, small crease on side. 1/2" tear at spine base, otherwise covers are Good + to VG-. Interior is tight, clean and in VG+ condition. View more info

DESERT MAGAZINE, December 1949.

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: William Knyvett:

Seller ID: 005000


December 1949 issue with cover showing White Christmas on the Desert. Some articles include: Valley of the Cathedrals, by Charles Kelly; We found Ant Hills covered with Jewels, by Edith Rutenic McLeod; Panamint Pack Trip, by Randall Henderson; Pom Poms at Christmas, by Dorothy L. Pillsbury; and Adobe Maker of Scottsdale, by Christine B. MacKenzie. Pictorial cover with some rubbing. Several small nicks at spine joint. Back cover 4 1/2" tear at spine.Mildly soiled ba... View more info

THE DENVER WESTERNERS MONTHLY ROUNDUP: FEBRUARY 1969, VOLUME XXV, NUMBER 2

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denver, Denver Posse of The Westerners: 1969

Seller ID: 006573


In this issue: Camels, Their Use in the Southwest and Final Disposition by Nolie Mumey. 24 pp. Paper magazine with lightly worn edges and corners, staple-binding tight. Interior clean. Magazine in VG+ condition. View more info

THIS IS THE DESERT - The Story of American's Arid Region

By: Ault, Phil

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1959

Seller ID: 003514


Stunning illustrations by Fisher. 175 pp. small sticker on front endpaper of New Method Book Bindery. Otherwise Book is Near Fine to Fine. Dust jacket mildly soiled. Several tears. DJ is Good. Leonard Everett Fisher is a painter and illustrator but primarily known as an illustrator. He has a publishing career spanning forty-five years. He has illustrated some 260 books for young readers, and is the author of eighty five of these books. View more info

THE MENTOR MAGAZINE: RECLAIMING THE DESERT. OCTOBER 15, 1918 (Volume 6, Number 17, Serial No. 165)

By: Blanchard, C. J.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Mentor Association: 1918

Seller ID: 002746


Department of Science. Volume 6, Number 17, October 15, 1918. 12 pps. plus 6 loose gravure illustrations: "A Miracle of Irrigation, Uncompahgre Valley, Colorado", "High Line Canal, Utah Valley, Utah", "Gunnison Tunnel, Colorado", "Roosevelt Dam, Arizona", "Arrowrock Dam, Idaho..", "Suburb of Phoenix, Arizona--Reclaimed from Desert Land." Each of the plates has a descriptive essay on the reverse side. Have 2 copies of gra... View more info

THE EFFECT OF IRRIGATION AND CROPPING ON DESERT SOILS

By: Botkin, C. W.; and L. B. Shires

Price: $35.00

Publisher: State College, New Mexico, New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts: 1939

Seller ID: 005721


Bulletin 263 (Technical), May 1939. Agricultural Experiment Station of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, State College, NM. 39 pp. Paper wraps have slightly bent corners, chipping to page edges, and rubbing to spine edge. Browning along paper edges. Interior is tight and clean. Pamphlet in VG condition. View more info

ROUTES TO DESERT WATERING PLACES IN THE SALTON SEA REGION, CALIFORNIA, Water-Supply Paper 490-A.

By: Brown, John S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1920

Seller ID: 005032


United States Geological Survey. "The desert region of the United States forms a great triangle whose base, 800 miles long, is the Mexican border from the Peninsular Mountains, in southern California, to the mouth of Pecos River, in Texas and whose apex is in north-central Oregon...It covers about 500,000 square miles, or very nearly one-sixth of the area of the United States." 86 pp. 7 plates. Covers soiled. Back cover is almost completely removed from rest of ... View more info

TUNNEL IN THE DESERT: AN UNDERGROUND VENTURE IN EDUCATION

By: Carr, William H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: 1957

Seller ID: 006958


Educational Series, Number Two, December 1957. 34 pp. Stiff paper covers with photograph of kit fox in his den on front cover. Cover corners are bumped, spine is creased and spine ends torn, light soiling to cover faces. Interior clean. Document in VG- condition. View more info

GEOLOGICAL STORY OF DEATH VALLEY

By: Clements, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Palm Desert, California, Desert Magazine Press: 1954

Seller ID: 006969


Publication No. 1. Death Valley 49ers, Inc. 52 pp. Green stiff paper covers. Covers are rubbed along edges and corners, edges are browning and discolored, scuffing marks on cover faces. Spine paper is torn and pulling away. Interior is tight, clean, no marks. Pamphlet in VG- condition. View more info

RECOLLECTIONS OF A YOUNG DESERT RAT Impressions of Nevada and Death Valley

By: Cronkhite, Daniel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nevada, Sagebrush Press: 1972

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006635


Limited edition of 777 copies; this is No. 708. Signed by author on number page. 102 pp. Photographs. DJ is protected in mylar, front flap is price-clipped. Book is Near Fine to Fine. View more info

AREAL GEOLOGY OF THE WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT CALIFORNIA

By: Dibblee, Thomas W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1967

Seller ID: 006903


Geological Survey Professional Paper 522. Contribution to west coast earthquake investigations. 153 pp. Illustrations, tables, and five folded maps in pocket attached to back inside cover. Gray paper covers. Cover edges and corners are creased, back cover dirty and bent (from map pocket), spine ends are torn. Some dirt smudges to edge of back free endpaper. Interior pages are clean, no marks. Document in VG condition. View more info

FLOWERS OF THE SOUTHWEST DESERTS: POPULAR SERIES NO. 4

By: Dodge, Natt N.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico, Southwestern Monuments Association: 1952

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 005337


"...printed to provide accurate and authentic information about the Southwest." 112 pp. with index. Dirt smudges to card stock paper wraps. Pamphlet is tight, clean and in Very Good condition. View more info

GREAT AMERICAN DESERTS

By: Findley, Rowe

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Washington D.C., National Geographic Society: 1972

Seller ID: 002752


Photography by Walter Meayers Edwards. "In this vivid book you will learn of the geological and climatic forces that have shaped the desert." 207 pages with index. DJ is Good with chipping and small tears to edges and corners, jacket front and back is soiled. Cover spine ends are bent. Interior is tight and clean. View more info

THE DESERT IS YOURS

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $18.50

Publisher: William Morrow & Co.: 1963

Seller ID: 002883


slight rubbing to spine ends and to front cover's bottom edge. Otherwise Very Good + to Near Fine View more info

Desert Wild Flowers

By: Jaeger Edmund C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1940

Seller ID: 003513


Green and tan decorative covers. Rubbing to spine ends, otherwise exterior is VG+. 322 pp. Index. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. numerous illustrations and descriptions. View more info

THE CALIFORNIA DESERTS

By: Jaeger, Edmund C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1941

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 002747


Gift inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise interior is Near Fine. View more info

OUR DESERT NEIGHBORS

By: Jaeger, Edmund C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stanford, California, Stanford University Press: 1950

Seller ID: 004083


A series of attractive, intimate sketches of the lives of desert animals. Based on scientific fact and personal observations of the author. Book's cover illustrated with animal figures. Hinge broken in areas but all pages intact. Interior is clean. Overall Book is Very Good. DJ with soiling, minor tears at ends. Protected by mylar (plastic) cover. View more info

JULIA, DEATH VALLEY'S YOUNGEST VICTIM

By: Johnson, LeRoy and Jean

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Roseville, MN, LeRoy and Jean Johnson: 1981

Seller ID: 005339


Story about the death of a young infant while traveling through Death Valley. 20 pp. Card stock paper wraps are in Good condition with corners and edges rubbed, dirt smudges on back cover, and remainder of price sticker on back cover corner. Errata stamp on back inside cover. Interior is tight and clean. Pamphlet is in VG condition. View more info

The Voice of the Desert. A Naturalist's Interpretation

By: Krutch, Joseph Wood

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane Associates: 1964

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 003974


223 pp. Photographs. Slightly soiled covers. Front free endpaper with previous owner's name and that it was purchased at the Taos Bookstore in 1965. Plus notation "X int-esp. latter half". Otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. Original plastic DJ with black printing of title is Good. Two tears at spine's upper edge and 1/4"x1/4" piece missing. Barely visible. DJ is Good. View more info

DEATH VALLEY

By: Laycock, George

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Four Winds Press: 1976

Seller ID: 005549


"The book tells the fascinating story of the history - and the natural history - of this unique desert." 113 pp. with index. DJ in Good+ condition with rubbed edges, small tear to top of front, and rubbing to spine edges/corners. Yellow cloth covers with cactus image on front. Covers in VG to NF condition. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. View more info