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. Publisher's mustard-brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and dark brown; 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. Small scuffed spot on spine, short split at top of rear joint, slight spotting to covers and occasionally to text, else about fine. Item #22097

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. Curry & Kruska #175; Farquhar 18d.

Price: $450.00

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