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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. 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. 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. Small scuffed spot on spine, short split at top of rear joint, slight spotting to covers and occasionally to text, else about fine.
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