Lot 81 of 305:
The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,920
Estimate:
$1,200 - $1,800

Title:
The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California

Author:
Kneeland, Samuel

Place:
Boston

Publisher:
Alexander House

Date:
1871

Description:
v-xii, [13]-71 pp. Illustrated with 10 mounted original albumen photographs by John P. Soule; tissue guards. 10½x6½, original terra-cotta cloth with front cover & spine decorated in black & gilt, rear cover with same design in blind, all edges gilt. First Edition. "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.

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Condition:
Spine cocked, some light wear to cloth; light foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
212074
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