Traveler in a Vanished Landscape. The Life and Times of David Douglas.
A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. Octavo (6.25 x 9.25 inches). Green cloth with blind embossing to cover and gilt lettering to spine. Pp. 244, with over 25 line drawings and maps. Douglas offer a major contribution to the discovery and identification of several native West Coast botanical species, including the Douglas Fir and the California Poppy. Scots-born, an estute adventurer and plant hunter, Douglas explored the early nineteenth century western landscape with a passion, traveling over 1200 miles on foot and horseback over a two decade period in pursuit of the undiscovered. A true adventurer's tale.
Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.,
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