This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... XV THE MAP THAT IS HALF UNROLLED "Have you gazed on naked grandeur where there's nothing else to gaze on, Set pieces and ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... XV THE MAP THAT IS HALF UNROLLED "Have you gazed on naked grandeur where there's nothing else to gaze on, Set pieces and drop-curtain scenes galore, Big mountains heaved to heaven, which the blinding sunsets blazon, Black canyons where the rapids rip and roar? Have you swept the visioned valley with the green stream streaking through it, Searched the Vastness for a something you have lost? Have you strung your soul to silence? Then for God's sake go and do it; Hear the challenge, learn the lesson, pay the cost." XV THE MAP THAT IS HALF UNROLLED IT wasn't much of a chain as chains go--it really wasn't. After a good deal of poking about I had come upon its dozen feet of rusted links thrown carelessly behind the forge in the only blacksmith shop in Fort Fraser. Now, I had an imperative need for a chain of some sort, for our skid chains, as the result of the wear and tear to which they had been subjected on the journey from Quesnel, were on the point of giving out, and it is not wise to attempt to negotiate what the settlers of northern British Columbia, with an appalling disregard for the truth, call roads unless you have taken all possible precautions against skidding. Up in that country of two-mile-high mountains, and mountain roads as slippery as the inside of a banana peel, a side-slip of only a few inches is as likely as not to send car and occupants hurtling through half a mile of emptiness. As the chain would answer our purpose after a fashion, and as we could get nothing better, I told the smith to throw it in the car. After he had attended to a few minor repairs I asked him how much I owed him. "Well," he answered, figuring with his pencil on a chip of wood, "the chain comes to sixteen dollars an' forty cents, an" "Hold on!" I...
Illustrated & Map. Good+ No Jacket. 8vo-Over 8"-9" Tall. xv, 463 pp, map, dark green cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering w/illustrated front cover. The author traveled from Mexico to the borders of Alaska by motor-car in order to see the West that cannot be seen from tourist hostelries or trains. smoke damage to the boards, prev owner wrote on the half title page.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Book, Without DJ; The author travelled from Mexico to New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, & British Columbia by motor-car. He found the adventures he encountered were graphically illustrative of the conditions which prevailed in the Last West.
Illustrated with Photos. Good/No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Cover has wear to extremities and a little soiling to rear. Hinges loose, minor soiling, contents mostly clean and tight. Fold-out map in very good condition. Brown cover with gilt titles and illustration, top edge gilt. Includes index. An account of the far west as seen in the early years of the twentieth century.
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915. (First published 1914. ) Illustrated by photographs and a folding map. Good condition. An account of an early automobile trip through the "real West"--from the Mexican border through New Mexico and Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and on to the border of Alaska. A compelling narrative of adventures and occasional hardships in a fast-disappearing frontier. Includes material on encounters with modern pioneers and the indigenous Indians of the southwest, Pacific coast and the Northwest. xiv, 463 pages with index. 48 full-page illustrations, mainly B&W photographs, plus folding map in the rear of the route taken by the author. Clothbound hardcover, 8.75 by 5.75 inches. Gilt lettering and cover illustration. Gilt top page edge. Pencil name (R. B. Fisher) from 1917 to the first blank page. Moderate wear, bumping to edges and corners, but still a solid book for reading or reference.
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