Lot 235 of 455:
Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in CA, 1st ed.  

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Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California...including the Mammoth Trees of Calaveras; Caves and Natural Bridges; the Yo-Semite Valley; the Mammoth Trees of Mariposa and Frezno; Mount Shasta...
Author:
Hutchings, J.M.
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Hutchings & Rosenfield
Date:
[1860]
Description:

236 pp. Illustrated with 93 wood engravings. 9x5¾", original blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition, First Issue.

The first book-length description of California's natural attractions, and the first work to describe extensively the big trees and the Yosemite region. "Hutchings was editor and publisher of Hutchings' California Magazine, founded in 1856. This book is the first work to promote the natural beauty and scenery of California" - Greenwood. Cowan p.300; Currey & Kruska 64; Farquhar 4a; Greenwood 1275.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Rubbing with light fraying at spine ends, joints starting, light edge and corner wear; occasional stains with dampstaining to margins of a few pages at rear; very good.
 
Item number:
302865
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