The Yo-Semite; its history, its scenery, its development. By John Erastus Lester. Providence: Printed for the author, 1873. 25.5 cm, pp. [i-ii] [1-3] 4-40, original gray wrappers printed in black, sewn, all edges untrimmed. First edition. This paper was read before the Rhode Island Historical Society on December 17, 1872, and was published by Lester, a prominent Providence lawyer, at the request of friends. The narrative of his trip to Yosemite Valley in the summer of 1872 included in his The Atlantic to the Pacific (1873) is his more valuable contribution to Yosemite literature. See Farquhar (1948), title 13. Currey and Kruska 236. Farquhar 13. Chip from fore-edge of front wrapper, some general foxing and soiling to wrappers, text block tight and fine. (#166097).
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