"God is light, we are told, and Hell is outer darkness. But look at a desert mountain stripped bare by the sun, and you learn only geography. Watch darkness claim it, and for a moment you may grasp why God had to create Satan--or man to create both": First Edition of Colin Fletcher's Thousand Mile Summer; Signed by Him

  • The Thousand-Mile Summer in Desert and High Sierra.
  • The Thousand-Mile Summer in Desert and High Sierra.

The Thousand-Mile Summer in Desert and High Sierra.

$500.00

Item Number: 74000

Berkeley, CA: Howell-North Books, 1964.

First edition of Fletcher’s classic first book. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with photographs from the author. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Dean Well from Colin Fletcher.” Fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

The Thousand Mile Summer by Colin Fletcher is the author's chronicle of his 1958 hike along the entire eastern edge of California. Fletcher writes of traveling on foot along the Colorado River, though Death Valley and the High Sierra.

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