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WHITE, STEWART EDWARD - Old California in Pictures & Story

Title: Old California in Pictures & Story
Description: Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc, 1937. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some edge wear, small edge tears and bits of rubbing and wear. "From about 1900 until about 1922 he wrote fiction and non-fiction about adventure and travel, with an emphasis on natural history and outdoor living. Starting in 1922 he and his wife Elizabeth "Betty" Grant White wrote numerous books they say were received through channelling with spirits. They also wrote of their travels around the state of California. White died in Hillsborough, California...Based on his own experience, whether writing camping journals or Westerns, he included pithy and fun details about cabin-building, canoeing, logging, gold-hunting, and guns and fishing and hunting. He also interviewed people who had been involved in the fur trade, the California gold rush and other pioneers which provided him with details that give his novels verisimilitude. He salted in humor and sympathy for colorful characters such as canny Indian guides and "greenhorn" campers who carried too much gear. White also illustrated some of his books with his own photographs, while some of his other books, were illustrated by artists, such as the American Western painter Fernand Lungren for "The Mountains" and "Camp and Trail". ". Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket .

Keywords: Californiana Stewart Edward White Illustrated Editions History Of California California Western Americana Californiana

Price: US$ 25.00 Seller: S. Howlett-West Books
- Book number: 33581

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