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Whitney, J[osiah]. D[wight]. - State Geologist
The YOSEMITE GUIDE - BOOK: A Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Trees of California
Published by the Authority of the Legislature, (n. p.), 1870. vii, [8] - 155, [1 (blank)] pp. Folded map, untinted, of Yosemite Valley [a first printing map, without the "Julius Bien, NY" imprint] in pocket at rear. Lacking 2nd map. Royal 8vo. 9-1/2" x 7" Regarding this edition, C&K state, "Stereotyped from the plates used for the first edition, first printing." Binding shows little wear, as does slipcase, Nr Fine. Text-block with some occasional blemishes & smudges, Very Good. Map with some soiling, age-toning, occasional split along a fold, Very Good. A handsome volume, bound in luxurious deep maroon full leather, gilt stamped title lettering to spine, blue marbled eps. Complimentary maroon cloth slipcase First edition, 2nd printing (Currey & Kruska 61; Farquhar 7c). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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