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Auction: Sale 469: Americana - Travel - Cartography
was auctioned on: 15 December 2011
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Salesman's Sample for] 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...

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Estimate: US$300 - US$500
Price realised:  US$180
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Title: [Salesman's Sample for] 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... Author: Hutchings, J[ames] M[ason] Place: Yo Semite Valley / Oakland, CA Publisher: Old Cabin / Pacific Press Date: 1886 Description: Salesman's sample copy with selected text pages and 28 "photo-typo" plates by Britton & Rey (including frontispiece "In the Heart of the Sierras"), numerous wood-engravings, including plates after photographs and paintings plus 1 map. (8vo) original blindstamped full brown morocco titled in gilt on front and in blind on rear, mounted inside the front cover is a sample of the spine and front cover of the yellow cloth binding, inside the rear cover are mounted samples of the spines from the brown morocco binding and the sheep binding. First published in 1886. 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. According to Farquhar, In the Heart of the Sierras was Hutchings' crowning publishing achievement and "...contains a great deal more... than an account of Hutchings' personal experiences; it covers more fully than any other work of its day every aspect of Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees that could be considered of general interest to visitors." See Cowan p.299: Currey & Kruska 175; Farquhar 18d (all for 1886 edition). Rare. Lot Amendments Condition: Joints cracked, some edge wear, pull to leather on rear cover, soiling to cloth sample; very good. Item number: 222800

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 469: Americana - Travel - Cartography
Date of the auction: 15 Dec 2011
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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