The mountains of Oregon.

Portland (Oregon), David Steel, 1890.

8vo (230 x 150 mm), pp. [iv], 112, with a frontispiece and three plates; contents leaf slightly creased; original light grey pictorial cloth, gilt; lightly soiled, inner hinges repaired.

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First edition. The author’s stated aim in writing this work was to provide descriptions of Mount Hood and Crater Lake. He calls the latter ‘one of the grandest points of interest on earth. Here all the ingenuity of nature seems to have been exerted to the fullest capacity, to build one grand, awe-inspiring temple’ (p. 33). In addition there are details of the formation and constitution of the Oregon Alpine Club, predecessor of the Mazamas, together with short biographies of its first three presidents. At the end is an Oregon bibliography.

ACLC p. 298; NLS m500; Neate S160; Perret 4141.


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