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Author: Hutchings, J[ames] M[ason]
Title: Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California...including the Mammoth Trees of Calaveras; Caves and Natural Bridges; the Yo-Semite Valley; the Mammoth Trees of Mariposa and Frezno; Mount Shasta...
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher:Hutchings & Rosenfield
Date Published: 
236 pp. Illustrated with 93 wood engravings. 9x5¾, original blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition, First Issue.
The first book-length description of California's natural attractions, and the first work to describe extensively the big trees and the Yosemite region. "Hutchings was editor and publisher of Hutchings' California Magazine, founded in 1856. This book is the first work to promote the natural beauty and scenery of California" - Greenwood. Cowan p.300; Currey & Kruska 64; Farquhar 4a; Greenwood 1275.