The WONDERS Of YOSEMITE VALLEY And Of CALIFORNIA. Samuel Kneeland, 1821 - 1888.


Boston: Alexander Moore, 1872. 2nd edition (Cowan II, p. 333 [for the 3rd & 1st editions, incorrectly stating the 1st published in 1872]; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10b; Kurutz CA PHOTO BOOKS, 84). xii, [13] - 79, [1 (blank)] pp. Each page of text with a red-rule perimeter border. Illustrated with 10 albumen photographs taken by John P. Soule. Image tissue guards. 2 maps. 3 intratextual cuts [pp 48-50]. NB. See C&K for a discussion on Soule as photographer... or perhaps not. Royal 8vo. Original publisher's purple cloth, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Yellow eps. Spine & board edges sunned. Modern poi to ffep inked-out. Usual light foxing to paper, though photographs clear & sharp. Withal, a solid VG copy. Item #33968

The work based on the author's first visit to Yosemite Valley. Per C & K, "one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region." This second editon adds two additional chapters, "The Yosemite in 1872." and "The Recent Earthquake in Yosemite." not found in the first edition published the year prior.

Price: $1,350.00

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