Mt. Washington, [N.H.]: Published by J.R. Hitchcock, [ 1858]. xi,,104,pp. Titlepage vignette. Frontispiece and in-text illustrations. 12mo. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Spine ends and corners lightly worn. An occasional fox mark or marginal stain. Very good. Item #WRCAM54996
The third edition, first published in 1855. Spaulding examines the ecology, trails, history and other details of the White Mountains, resulting in a text that is more than a simple travel guide. Interspersed throughout are interesting episodes in the history of the White Mountains, including accounts of the 'first ladies' to ever hike the mountains, the death of an English baronet on Mount Washington's slopes, and Native American legends. Published at Mount Washington, but printed by Houghton at Cambridge. SABIN 89048.