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Hutchings in Heart of Sierras  

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In the Heart of the Sierras: The Yo Semite 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.

Hutchings, J.M.

Yo Semite Valley

Published at the Old Cabin



[4], xii, 13-496 pp. Illustrated with 29 inserted plates including frontispiece phototype by Gutekunst of C.D. Robinson's painting "In The Heart of the Sierras"; wood-engraved portrait of Hutchings from a photograph by Houseworth; phototype by Gutekunts of Yo-Semite Valley with no one seated behind the horse; 26 phototypes by Britton & Rey from photographs by George Fiske & others; also, 1 red plate of a snow plant, & 3 wood-engraved plates; 2 maps (1 folding, lithographed by Britton & Rey). (8vo) original brown half morocco and cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. First Edition, Second Printing.

Hutchings, a pioneer of the tourist industry in Yosemite and one of the first to visit there in winter, was Guardian to the Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove between 1880 & 1884. According to Farquhar, In the Heart of the Sierras was Hutchings' crown publishing achievement and "...contains a great deal more...than an account of Hutchings' personal experiences; it covers more fully than any other work of its day every aspect of Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees that could by considered of general interest to visitors." Cowan p.299; Currey & Kruska 175; Farquhar 18b - Second (or later?) issue.

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Binding rubbed; dampstaining in upper margin; good.

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