Lot 246 of 455:
WITHDRAWN - Kneeland's Wonders of Yosemite with 10 mounted photos  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
WITHDRAWN - The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California
Author:
Kneeland, Samuel
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
Alexander Moore
Date:
1871
Description:

vii-xii, [13]-71 pp. Illustrated with 10 mounted original albumen photographs by John P. Soule; tissue guards. (8vo) 26x17cm (10¼x6½"), period blue morocco, ruled and lettered in gilt, "Harleyford Manor" stamped in gilt on front cover. all edges red. First Edition.

Early ownership mark on title page dated December 15.1871. "Kneeland took pains to get reliable information and present it with more than ordinary care. The photographic illustrations are excellent and include some unusual views" - Farquhar. Currey & Kruska note that Kneeland, a professor of zoology and physiology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "produced one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite Valley...." Cowan p.333; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10a.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spine mildly sunfaded, rubbing to edges; some foxing to tissue guards, pages mildly toned; very good or better.
 
Item number:
244094
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