Polly's lion: A California story for children. By Louise Carnahan. Second edition. N.p. Published by Carnahan Publishing Company, 1902. 20.8 x 16 cm (octavo), pp. [1-4] 5-6 vii-ix [x] xi [xii] [13-14] 15-174 [175-176: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, nine full-page illustrations, six of which are on inserted plates, including one in color (California poppies), others in the text, vignette chapter tailpieces throughout, publisher's pictorial gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green, yellow, orange and black, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in gray. Second printing. Printed from the stereotyped plates for the 1894 first printing. Part of this overly sentimental story (pages 90-139) is set in Yosemite. There is no description of the region's scenery or its facilities and human inhabitants. It is simply the physical setting where Polly loses her way in the woods, takes refuge in an abandoned cabin, and is menaced by a mountain lion. A general view of the Wawona Hotel (captioned "Sylvan Hall") appears on page . Considered to be the first novel set in Fresno and to be uncommon. Insect tracking to cloth, a very good copy. (#157249).
"Second Edition" on title page.