Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 77

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(CALIFORNIA.) Kneeland, Samuel. The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California. 2 maps, 10 albumen photographs laid down as issued, text illustrations. [5]-98 pages. 4to, publisher's cloth gilt and black, fading to the spine and moderate wear; minor foxing to photo mounts; printed in red and black; later owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Boston, 1872

Additional Details

Expanded third edition. This edition features the first attributed book publication of John Muir's writings, in the form of his long letter on the Yosemite glaciers, pages 90-91 (BAL 14733). The photographs are credited on the title page to John P. Soule, who never actually visited California. They may have been by Edward Muybridge. Cowan 1933, page 333.