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In the Heart of the Sierras: The Yosemite Valley . Hutchings, James Mason / (HC/1886-1886/B-/USED)

$176.00 (SRP)

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California's Yosemite Valley has always been a land of magnificent waterfalls, mountain peaks, towering sequoias. The 19th and 20th centuries brought to it promoters and hoteliers with talents to match the scenery.

J.M. Hutchings was both promoter and hotel operator. In 1855, he formed the first tourist expedition to enter the Valley. He began publication of Hutchings' California Magazine the following year. In 1886 Hutchings published this book, describing himself on the title page as J.M. Hutchings of Yo Semite.

This second edition came in 1888 with a preface in which Hutchings explained that "the designs for the embossed cover is, in black and gold, are by Mr. Thomas Hill, the eminent and well-known artist'.

It included a large fold-out "official map of the Valley and its surroundings" of which Hutchings boasted in his preface. Hutchings was not above porting the tourist joys of what was to become a great national park in 1906. He quotes admirers of the Valley, famous and obscure, on its wonders.

Codes for Title and Author, Binding, Dates, and Grading:

  • Full Title and Author as it appears on the title page;
  • Binding (PB=Paperback, HC=Hard Cloth, HJ=Hard Jacketed, HL=Hard Laminate, LL=Loose Leaf, SS=Saddle/Side Stitched, MB=Mechanical Bound—wire or plastic);
  • Year of Copyright and Print dates;
  • Grading as follows:
New   This book is brand new. It has never been opened or read.
A+ This book is in the same condition as when it was new. There are no defects.
A Almost the condition of A+ but without being as crisp. May have some small signs of use.
A- In very good condition but has some signs of wear.
B+ Above average used book. May have lightly bumped corners, light rubbings, or other minor defects.
B This book shows average wear and maybe some small damage such as small tears in pages, rubbings, bumped corners, fading, light stains, etc. May have some marking.
B- In fair condition but is quite worn and may have some minor damage which may include tears, scuffs, scrapes, library stamps, fading, stains, etc. May have moderate marking.
C+ Pages complete, but binding, cover, and pages may be well worn and may show some damage.
C May be soiled or stained. May have loose joints, torn pages, missing maps or plates, or other defects.
C- May have missing pages, plates, maps, etc., may have torn or missing binding, may be stained, foxxed, and/or badly damaged.

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