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Hutchings In the Heart of the Sierras

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Heading: Author: Hutchings, James MasonTitle: In the Heart of the Sierras. The Yo Semite Valley both Historical and Descriptive: and Scenes by the Way. Big Tree Groves. The High Sierra...Place Published: Yo Semite Valley / Oakland, CAPublisher:Old Cabin / Pacific PressDate Published: 1888Description: [4], xii, 13-496 pp. Illustrated with 28 "photo-typo" plates by Britton & Rey (including frontispiece "In the Heart of the Sierras"); numerous wood-engravings, including plates after photographs and paintings; plate of a snow plant printed in red; plus 2 maps (1 folding). (8vo) 23x16 cm (9x6¼"), original pictorial olive cloth decorated in brown and gilt, all edges gilt. Early reprint.With 1889 presentation inscription from the Sacramento Business College on the front flyleaf. First published 2 years prior. Hutchings, a pioneer of the tourist industry in Yosemite and one of the first to visit there in winter, was Guardian to the Valley & the Mariposa Big Tree Grove from 1880-1884. Cowan p.299: Currey & Kruska 175; Farquhar 18d.

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