First printing. Classic work on New Mexico by this Illinois-born author, who migrated to California where she lived first in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and later in the Carmel area (where the writers Jack London and George Sterling also lived and wrote,) and who finally moved to Santa Fe as a result of her work on this book A lovely book illustrated with full page and smaller en texte drawings and chapter headpieces by John Edwin Jackson. Quotations, glossary. ix, 459 pp. Near fine in yellow cloth illustrated in red and black with black lettering. Some toning to the endpaper, but otherwise an unusually clean and attractive copy, bright covers, lacking the dj. Uncommon in the first edition, especially in this condition. .
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