IN THE HEART OF THE SIERRAS; The Yosemite 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.

Yosemite and Oakland: The Old Cabin, Yo Semite Valley and Pacific Press, 1888. Fourth printing. Hardcover. xii, 496 pp.; frontispiece and 155 illustrations, including 3 maps (1 folding, 1 full-page, 1 in-text), many full-page plates, including many "photo-typos" printed by Britton & Rey. 1 wood-engraved botanical plate printed in red. This copy with extra plate not included in the list of illustrations; 8vo, publisher's full speckled sheep, morocco lettering pieces, octavo, marbled endpapers. Short split at top of front joint, lettering pieces chipped, brief Christmas 1900 gift inscription to back of Hutchings' portrait, else near fine. very good. Item #19985

James Mason Hutchings (1820-1902) spent much of his life in and around Yosemite and the high Sierra and was instrumental in promoting Yosemite Valley as a tourist destination. His "In the Heart of the Sierras" was the crowning achievement of his career as a writer and publisher. The extra plate - "The Sierras from Glacier Point", a "photo-typo" by Britton and Rey after a photograph by George Fiske is found at page 470, opposite the correct plate "Key to the High Sierra from Glacier Point Hotel." Currey & Kruska 175; Farquhar 18d.

Price: $400.00

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