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YOSEMITE LEGENDS Bertha H. Smith 1904 Hardcover Fine
By Smith, Bertha H.
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San Francisco, Paul Elder and Co., 1904, 1st edition. 64 pp with 13 color illustrations all protected by tissue guards, TEG, illustrated end papers. Rust cloth pictorial hardcover with minor soiling to back cover, else Fine.

Beautifully illustrated by Florence Lundborg. Decorative embossed boards synthesizing elements of Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts styles.  A very nice copy of this rather scarce first edition on Yosemite. 

The legends include:
  • Yo-sem-ite, Large Grizzly Bear
  • Po-ho-no, Spirit of the Evil Wind
  • Hum-moo, the Lost Arrow
  • Py-we-ack, the White Water
  • Tu-tock-ah-nu-lah and Tis-sa-ack
  • Kom-po-pai-ses, Leaping Frog Rocks

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