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Arizona]: Dellenbaugh, F.S.:

Condition: Very good Hardcover
From Nick Aretakis (Manteca, CA, U.S.A.)

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New York and London: Underwood & Underwood, 1908. 64pp., plus single-page map and folding map. Plus eighteen stereoscopic images on stiff mounts. Narrow 12mo. Original brown cloth, gilt. Light wear to extremities. Six-inch closed tear in folding map, with no loss. Very good. The stereoscopes clean and bright and in fine condition. Housed in original brown cloth chemise, spine gilt. Images and words provide a unique visual tour of the Grand Canyon, a natural wonder that truly needed to be seen to be believed. The text is by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh who was a member of John Wesley Powell's Colorado River expedition of 1871, and knew the Grand Canyon very well. Most of the text relates to the stereo views, but Dellenbaugh also gives a history of exploration of the Grand Canyon as well as a list of recommended reading. One of the stereo views is a very interesting image of the great artist, Thomas Moran, sketching the Grand Canyon. The text was originally issued in 1900, and there was an edition in 1904 as well. The stereoscopes in this set are copyrighted 1903, and are keyed to the folding map (copyrighted 1904). The verso of each mount contains a few paragraphs describing the scene, with the title from the recto further translated into French, German, Spanish, Swedish, and Cyrillic, demonstrating the wide geographic spread of those who would be interested in the images. The images are titled as follows: 1) "A Wonder to the primitive inhabitants - Santa Fe Train crossing Canon Diablo; Arizona." 2) "From Red to San Francisco Mountains - a woody wilderness in sun-kissed Arizona." 3) "Blown asunder by Volcanic energies - Red Mountain, an extinct Volcano, Northwestern Arizona." 4) "Labyrinthine ways through the Lava ash formations, Red Mountain Crater, Arizona." 5) "The sinuous Colorado, yellow as the Tiber - N. from Bissell's Point Grand Canon Arizona." 6) "Among the Buttes, Red Canon Trail, Grand Canon of Arizona." 7) "Fathoming the depth of a vanished sea - Grand Canon of Arizona from Hance's Cove." 8) "Descending Grand View Trail - Grand Canon of Arizona." 9) "Dendritic Stalagmites in a limestone Cave, Grand Canon of Arizona." 10) "Angels' Gateway and Newberry Terrace from Cottonwood Spring, Grand Canon of Arizona." 11) "Beside the Colorado - looking up to Zoroaster Tower from Pipe Creek, Grand Canon of Arizona." 12) "Down the Granite Gorge of the Colorado (1200 ft. deep) from Pyrites Point, Grand Canon of Ariz."13) "Prospecting for Gold, Indian Gardens, Grand Canon of Arizona." 14) "Rounding Cape Horn on the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canon of Arizona." 15) "Thos. Moran, America's greatest Scenic Artist, sketching at Bright Angel Cove, Grand Canon of Arizona." 16) "'Over all broods a solemn silence' - Sunset at O'Neill's Point, Grand Canon of Arizona." 17) "Overlooking Nature's greatest Amphitheatre - from Rowe's Point, N.W. - Grand Canon of Arizona." 18) "On the brink, one mile above the river - Grand Canon of Arizona - west from Rowe's Point.". Bookseller Inventory # 1451

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Binding: Original cloth

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