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1 DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL MONUMENT CALIFORNIA
Washington Government Printing Office 1937 Paper Cover Very Good Death Valley Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Maps, Photographs 
Contents include: Geological Story; Fossils Indicate Marine Life; How was the Valley Formed?; Animal Life; Plants of Death Valley; Death Valley Scotty's Castle and others. 30 pp. Maps and Photographs. Illustrated front cover. Slightly soiled or sunned? Overall covers are Very Good to VG+. ex-lib.? stamped on title page: "The Desert (rest illegible), Palm Desert, California with numbers. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 DESERT MAGAZINE, December 1949.
William Knyvett Paper Cover Good Magazine: Desert Photographs, Maps, Drawings, 
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 back cover. Overall covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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3 Clements, Thomas GEOLOGICAL STORY OF DEATH VALLEY
Palm Desert, California Desert Magazine Press 1954 Paper Cover Very Good- Death Valley Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Illustrated 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Corle, Edwin DEATH VALLEY AND THE CREEK CALLED FURNACE
Los Angeles The Ward Ritchie Press 1973 0378-02372-1 / 9780378023726 Paperback Very Good Death Valley Size: Approx. 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" Photographs by Ansel Adams 
Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. "(Edwin) Corle's prose and (Ansel) Adam's photography are combined to create a book of great beauty, preserving the spirit and face of the barren wilderness." 60 pp. First paperback printing. Light wear to cover edges and corners, joints rubbed and soiled, creasing to spine, spine ends rubbed. Interior tight, clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Cronkhite, Daniel RECOLLECTIONS OF A YOUNG DESERT RAT Impressions of Nevada and Death Valley
Nevada Sagebrush Press 1972 Cloth Near Fine to Fine Very Good Desert Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" Photographs Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Driskill, Earl C. DEATH VALLEY SCOTTY RIDES AGAIN
Death Valley, Ca 1958 Fourth Printing Paper Cover Very Good Death Valley Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Photographs, Map, Facsimile Signed by Author
Death Valley Scotty Tells His Own Stories In His Own Inimitable Style. Tales told by Death Valley Scotty, Winter of 1952-1953 at Scotty's Castle. SIGNED by author on front free endpaper:"Best Wishes from Earl C. Driskill, Death Valley, 1961." 59 pp. Photographs. Glossy covers. Mildly rubbed at spine tips. Overall covers are Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. Author was manager of the Castle during that period and Scotty's companion in tales of the past and present. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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7 Hall, Thorne Odyssey of Death Valley
Santa Barbara, California Pacific Coast Odyssey 1962 Paper Cover Very Good+ to Near Fine Death Valley Size: Approx. 8 1/4 " x 11 3/4" Photographs, Map 
Contents include: Panamint City-Hell Camp and First Boom Town; Death Valley Scotty; The Borax Story; Jayhawkers' Saga; What is Death Valley including Geology, Wildlife, Plants and Indians; Where to Stay; and Traveler's Glossary to the Death Valley Area. Double page Map of Death Valley Area. 36 pp. Numerous photographs. Booklet is Very Good+ to Near Fine. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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8 Hanna, Phil Townsend (et. all) DEATH VALLEY TALES: True Chapters from the Drama-Crammed Past of the Death Valley National Monument
Palm Desert, California The Desert Magazine 1959 Second Printing Wraps Very Good Death Valley Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Drawings 
Death Valley '49ers, Inc. Publication No. 3. 61 pp. with yellow paper wraps. Pamphlet is clean, tight and Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Hanna, Phil Townsend (et. all) DEATH VALLEY TALES: True Chapters from the Drama-Crammed Past of the Death Valley National Monument
San Bernardino Inland Printing & Engraving Co. 1965 Paper Cover Good + to Very Good- Death Valley Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Drawings 
Death Valley '49ers, Inc. Publication No. 3, revised and enlarged. 63 pp. with pictorial wraps. Gift inscription on front freepaper "To Omar Lillepage whom I met in Death Valley on Nov. 11, 1965. Ardis M. Walker" and second signature below from Cap. R.A. Gibson, who were two additional authors in the publication. Wear on spine and partial pricing sticker attached on top right corner of front cover. Small dirt smudge on back cover. Pamphlet is clean, tight and Good+ to Very Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Johnson, LeRoy and Jean JULIA, DEATH VALLEY'S YOUNGEST VICTIM
Roseville, MN LeRoy and Jean Johnson 1981 Wraps Very Good Death Valley Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Drawings 
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. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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11 Laycock, George DEATH VALLEY
New York Four Winds Press 1976 0590073990 / 9780590073998 Cloth Very Good + Good+ Death Valley Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" Photographs 
"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+. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Lee, W. Storrs THE GREAT CALIFORNIA DESERTS
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1963 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Desert Edward Sanborn 
blue ink line across top page edge. remainder? Interior is Fine. Dust Jacket tear and crease on back cover. Protected by mylar (plastic cover). index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Manly, William Lewis DEATH VALLEY IN 49.
Readex Microprint 1966 Cloth Near Fine California 
GREAT AMERICANA in gilt lettering on front cover along with title. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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14 Maxson, John H. DEATH VALLEY: ORIGIN & SCENERY
California Death Valley National History Association 1972 Revised Edition Paper Cover Very Good Death Valley Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Photographs, Illustrations 
"This is the story of Death Valley, which really is not a valley at all." 59 pp. with appendix. Very light wear to covers. Intertior is tight, clean and Very Good. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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15 Nusbaumer, Louis VALLEY OF SALT, MEMORIES OF WINE: A JOURNAL OF DEATH VALLEY, 1849
Berkeley, CA The Friends of the Bancroft Library 1967 Cloth Near Fine No Jacket Death Valley Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" Photographs and Map 
Edited by George Koenig. With a foreward by J. S. Holiday, photographs of Death Valley by Ansel Adams, and route map by Robert Becker. Number 15 in the series of keepsakes issued by the Friends of the Bancroft Library for its members. Mintz 349. 67 pp. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and spine. Some small marks on front and back cover. Uncut interior pages. Interior is tight, clean and in Near Fine condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Putnam, George Palmer DEATH VALLEY AND ITS COUNTRY
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1946 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Death Valley 
Map endpapers. previous owner's name on front endpaper. Otherwise book is VG+. Dust jacket with mylar (protective plastic covers). Back soiled with small pieces missing at spine top edge and tear near spine joint on front cover. Overall DJ is Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Putnam, George Palmer DEATH VALLEY HANDBOOK
Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1947 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ to VG- Death Valley 
Being Detailed Records of the Valley's Climate, with a List of Its Plants and Flowers, best-known Birds and Animals, an Outline of its History, and data helpful to Rock-collectors. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Scott, Ferris H. THE DEATH VALLEY STORY
Santa Ana, California Western Resort Publications 1957 Paper Covers Very Good Death Valley Size: Approx. 8 1/2 " x 5 1/4" Photographs, Map 
Charming guide book of Death Valley with maps, history, and romance of California's unique desert. 32 pp. Very light wear along edges. Book in Very Good condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Spears, John Randolph ILLUSTRATED SKETCHES OF DEATH VALLEY AND OTHER BORAX DESERTS OF THE PACIFIC COAST
Morongo Valley, CA Sagebrush Press 1977 0930704029 / 9780930704025 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good- Death Valley Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/4" Photographs 
"John Randolph Spears was the first professional writer to visit, photograph, and write about Death Valley; his 1891 journey into this remote desert paralleled the international acclaim which followed the discovery and exploitation of borax. This publication provided the reading public with the first interesting and accurate account of pre-20th Century Death Valley, as well as portions of Nevada and the surrounding desert country..." 226 pp. plus 9 pages of advertisements. Photographs. Stiff illustrated covers. Cover corners are rubbed, edges are dirty and smudged, wear to spine ends. Page edges are slightly dirty. Front cover pulled away from title page. Interior is tight, clean and Near Fine. Howes S-829. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 Walker, Ardis M. The Manly Map and the Manly Story
Death Valley '49ers, Inc 1954 Paper Cover Very Good Death Valley Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" Map 
24 pp. pamphlet telling the Manly Story of "The Jayhawker-Manly party, impatient to reach the gold fields, left the beaten path to take an uncharted cut-off...William Lewis Manly was the hero of their adventure and their Homer..." Includes a facsimile of the autographed map by Manly "reproduced for this publication which the writer recently found in a rainsoaked copy of the first edition of Manly's classic story"Death Valley in '49". Stiff tan covers. Back cover's side edge small piece of the "top" layer of paper scrapping off, 2/16"x1/4"-not a tear. Very lightly soiled. Otherwise covers are VG+. Small bookstore sticker on front endpaper's base, otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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