Foley's Yosemite Souvenir & Guide
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Small 8vo softcover in dark green printed wraps with contrasting black cloth back strip. Edition of 1912 and Twelth Edition according to Foley's introduction. Very Good/: Externally, rear cover has 2 small marks & some minor rubbing/surface scratches. Front & rear hinges slightly cracked, but sound and holding; front hinge has 1' closed tear to top right corner and starting to detach a little from cloth backstrip at top. Cracking to hinge pp.22, fragile but holding as well. Last page of text has 1/2" closed tear and wrinkle to bottom left corner; Text itself clean, bright & unmarked. Black & White Photographs; Folding Maps. 114pp.****The definitive guide to Yosemite National Park for early visitors to California's much beloved attraction. Published by Foley in the park since 1894, the guide includes early history; Theories about it's formation; Waterfalls; Points, Peaks & Domes; Business; Routes; Items of Interest; Mining Camps; The Bear Photograph and How I took it; more. Illustrated throughout with many b/w photographs and two folding maps: Map of Yosemite and Map of Routes to Yosemite. Also of interest are early ads for Hotel Del Portal; Camp Ahwahnee; Sentinel Hotel; Yosemite Valley Store Degnan's Ice Cream Parlor; Fiske Pioneer Photographer; Yosemite Valley Railroad and more. Also has ad for publication of an illustrated guide to the future 1915 Exposition held in San Francisco, and published by the International Fair publishing Company in S.F. Altogether a very nice copy of a scarce guide book that offers a glimpse into early Yosemite. Foley Guides in Rocq 5187, but this 1912 edition oddly missing. #100015. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17366057041
Title: Foley's Yosemite Souvenir & Guide
Publisher: Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Falls Studio
Publication Date: 1912
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 5th or later Edition
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