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THE YOSEMITE GUIDE-BOOK Josiah Dwight Whitney 1869 1st edition
By Whitney, Josiah Dwight
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Title page of the Yosemite Guide-Book. 

Geological survey of California by J. D. Whitney, State Geologist. The Yosemite-Guide-Book: A description of The Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of The Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Trees of California. Original green cloth covered boards with gilt illustrations on front and back, gilt design and lettering on spine. Dimensions 9 3/8' X 7', University Press: Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge (published by authority of the Legislature). 1869.155 pages. First trade edition after the limited edition of 250 copies. Illustrated by maps and woodcuts (20 text illustrations) with tissue guards over full page illustrations, including frontispiece. Book includes two large fold out maps in front and rear pockets.

 
This is the first guide book to the Yosemite Valley. The initial edition of this book, entitled, 'The Yosemite Book', included 28 mounted albumen photographs by Carleton E. Watkins. 'The Yosemite Guide-Book' features woodcuts of Yosemite's majestic scenery, instead of the original photographs. The maps are the same in both books. J. D. Whitney, appointed the state's first geologist in 1860, oversaw the surveying party to the valley after the Federal Government granted The Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees to the State of California in 1864. Whitney advocated the protection of Yosemite and was one of the first to propose the creation of a national park. Mount Whitney, the highest summit in the continental United States, was named after him.

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A very good plus handsome copy showing very little wear, no foxing or writing. Some occasional spotting on front and back boards (see photos). Front pocket map: Dimensions 23' X 32'. Map of a portion of the Sierra Nevada adjacent to the Yosemite Valley, J. D. Whitney, State Geologist, from surveys made by C. F. Hoffman, and J.T. Gardner, 1863-1867 (scale 2 mi. to 1'). 

Condition: good; splitting along first left fold, paper missing (see photo) . Back pocket map: Dimensions 17 1/2' X 27 1/4'. Map of the Yosemite Valley from surveys made by order of the commissioners to manage the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove by C. King and J. T. Gardner, 1865, drawn by J. T. Gardner, (scale 1 mi. to 2'). Condition: minor tears at a few corner folds (mended) else very good. A scarce book on western exploration.  

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