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Pictorial Pisgah  A Forest Travelogue

Pictorial Pisgah A Forest Travelogue

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Pictorial Pisgah A Forest Travelogue

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North Carolina: (U.S. Forest Service) RARE travelogue from the early years of the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina, no publisher (U.S. Forest Service), no date (circa 1918-1920 given date of construction of the Inn and date of automobile pictured). Suede over flexible boards (oblong) with tied leather cord, front cover title in gilt with inset original opaque watercolor painting of a view of the trail (2 3/4"h x 1 1/4" w) ruled in gilt. 39 light brown heavy cardstock leaves, 2 pages with text only, 36 pages with black and white or sepia photos mounted directly to rectos only and with text ( photos ranging in size from 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" to 6 1/2" x 9"), and one page mounted map, 8" x 11" (no date, no publisher). Printed in black and red, the travelogue in overall Arts & Crafts style. The photos are a mixture of images stressing conservation of the forest and sights encountered on a trip through the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina (established 1916 as one of the first National Forests in the eastern U.S.). They include photos of Mt. Pisgah, Davidson River, Looking Glass Falls, French Broad River, Catawba Falls, Bridgewater Lakes, The Shark's Head, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Power Dam at Marshall, and River Bluffs at Hot Springs. The photos of conservation and forestry include captions such as Giving the Wildlife a Chance, Convenience for the Camper, Weeping Willow, A Farm Woodlot Near Brevard, The Forest Fire patrol, The Result of Forest Abuse, and The Forest Perpetual. Very Good, the corners rubbed of suede and light soiling, internally clean and bright. With 4 corrections noted in pencil, one changing Big Top to Big Ivy, 2 changing Lee Highway to Dixie Highway, and one changing 'the' Walton's to Ike Walton's. While these corrections indicate a book that might have been intended for publication, no record of any such publication at OCLC and no copies found anywhere online. The map also not found in image searches. A unique historical record of early conservation efforts and of the early days of the Pisgah National Forest. . Suede . Very Good. 15" w x 11 1/4"h.


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Pictorial Pisgah A Forest Travelogue
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(U.S. Forest Service)
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North Carolina
15" w x 11 1/4"h
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