SCENES OF WONDER AND CURIOSITY IN CALIFORNIA Illustrated by 105 Well Executed Engravings, Including the Mammoth Trees of Calaveras; the Caves and Natural Bridges of Calaveras; the Yo-Semite Valley; the Mammoth Trees of Mariposa and Frezno; Mount Shasta; the Quicksilver Mines of New Almaden and Henri
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: J.M. Hutchiings & Co.
Date Published: 1862
Edition: Second, expanded, edition
Condition: Covers somewhat mottled, spine gilt dulled, wear to corners and spine ends, scattered foxing, armorial bookplate (Chase) to front fixed endpaper, bookplate of Roger K. Larson (designed by Tom Killion) to front blank leaf, still quite presentable and near very good.
Book Id: 19845
Original ribbed rose cloth with cover ornaments and spine title stamped in gilt, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers; 267 pp. 105 woodcut illustrations - many full-page
Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper: "Geo. K. Phillips. With the kind respects of the Author. San Francisco, April 14, 1862." An exceptionally popular guide to the wonders of California. Originally published in 1861, this 2nd edition adds 3 chapters - 31 pages and 42 illustrations - not found in the original - which was the first book to give a fully detailed description of Yosemite. (Cowan p. 300; Currey & Kruska, p. 84; Farqhar 4d; Rocq 5208; Sabin 34045)