Thursday, 01 February 2018
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The Mojave Road In 1863: The Pioneering Photographs of Rudolph d'Heureuse, the latest book in the Tales of the Mojave Road series (TOTMR #30), is now available to pre-order via Paypal at the the MDHCA's online store at

This high-quality, hard cover publication, signed by editor Jeff Lapides with a foreword by Dennis Casebier, is available for MDHCA members for a limited time with FREE shipping.

The Mojave Road in 1863 presents all of the glass plate negative images taken by photographer Rudolph d’Heureuse during his travels along the Mojave Road—from Drum Barracks at the Port of Los Angeles to the mines of Eldorado Canyon on the Colorado River. Complemented by contemporary newspaper accounts, maps drawn by d'Heureuse, and Dennis Casebier's perspective, these amazing 150-year-old images of an early and wild Mojave Desert were produced only thirty years after the invention of photography. These first photos of the Mojave Desert have never before been presented all together, in their proper historical context, and in the highest quality resolution available. It is the visual companion for prior TOTMR publications on the Mojave Road.

The Mojave Road in 1863 is a professionally designed, 10” x 10”, full-color, hardbound, Smyth-sewn book printed on 100 lb. paper with a beautiful dust jacket. It is 144 pages long and a must-buy for all desert history fans, photophiles, and fine press collectors. It will easily be the finest quality book we have ever produced on the East Mojave Desert and of the TOTMR series.

By taking advantage of this opportunity to pre-order a signed copy of the book you are helping your Association recoup the costs of publication sooner. And now, publication pre-ordering has been extended through the end of February. Be sure to order your copy by February 28, 2018 to take advantage of this offer and support the MDHCA. We will begin shipping the books as soon as they arrive from the printer. We anticipate a publication release date in mid-April 2018.


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