The Yosemite Valley and the Big TreesJ. M. Hutchings. In the Heart of the Sierras. The Yo Semite Valley, Both Historical and Descriptive: And Scenes by the Way. Big Tree Groves. The High Sierra, With Its Magnificent Scenery, Ancient and Modern Glaciers, and Other Objects of Interest; With Tables of Distances and Altitudes, Maps, Etc. Published at the Old Cabin, Yo Semite Valley, and at Pacific Press Publishing House, Oakland, Cal., 1886.
First edition, second issue (with frontispiece showing a passenger in the horse-drawn cart and a lean-to built on the shed). Octavo. xii, 13-496 pages. With Photo-typo illustrations by Britton & Rey after photographs by George Fiske and others. Other illustrations in text. Portrait of Hutchings by Thomas Houseworth. Maps, including one folding lithographic map by Britton & Rey, "Topographical Map of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity."
Publisher's pictorial olive cloth stamped and lettered in gilt over beveled boards. Floral endpapers. Modest wear to the corners; scuffing at the edges of the spine and the spine ends. Fore-edge with a small stain with some trivial toning at the edges of the pages. Otherwise the contents are sound and the book is in very good condition.
According to Farquhar, Hutchings' work "...contains a great deal more...than an account of Hutchings' personal experiences; it covers more fully than any other work of its day every aspect of Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees that could be considered of general interest to visitors."
Currey & Kruska 175. Farquhar 18a. Rocq 5206.
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