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

The WONDERS Of YOSEMITE VALLEY And Of CALIFORNIA.

Boston: Alexander Moore, 1872. 3rd edition, first printing (Cowan II, p. 333; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10c; Kurutz CA PHOTO BOOKS, 84). xii, [13] - 97, [1 (Index)] 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. NB. See C&K for a discussion on Soule as photographer... or perhaps not. Royal 8vo. 10-5/8" x 7". Original publisher's pwbbled green cloth, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Pale yellow eps. Slight lean. Wear to spine ends & tips. Period pos to half-title top margin. Very Good. Item #46806

Per C & K, "one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region." First published in 1871, this third edition incorporates material "gathered by Kneeland during his second trip to Yosemite in the summer of 1872" ... and "has an extended text, including a description of Yosemite in winter and an essay on 'The Yosemite Glaciers.'"

Price: $950.00

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