first edition Original publisher's mulberry cloth binding, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back boar
1871 · Boston
by Kneeland, Samuel [1821 - 1888]
Boston: Alexander Moore, 1871. 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 333 [incorrectly stating the 1st published in 1872]; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10a; Kurutz CA PHOTO BOOKS, 84). Original publisher's mulberry cloth binding, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Pale yellow eps. Spine sunned, with usual bit of binding wear. Modern pos to ffep. Usual light foxing to paper, though photographs clear & sharp. Withal, a solid VG copy.. xii,  - 71, [1 (blank)] pp. Each page of text with a red-rule perimeter border. Illustrated with 10 albumen photographs taken by John P. Soule. Image tissue guards. 3 intratextual cuts [pp 48-50]. NB. See C&K for a discussion on Soule as photographer... or perhaps not. Royal 8vo.
The work based on the author's first visit to Yosemite Valley. Per C & K, "one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region." (Inventory #: 37399)