Bancroft's tourist's guide. The Geysers. San Francisco and around the Bay, (north.) ... [with] Bancroft's tourist's guide. Yosemite. San Francisco and around the Bay, (south.). San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Company, 1871. 15.8 x 10.8 cm (12mo), two volumes: pp. [1-4: blank] [1-5] 6-226 [227, mis-paged 226] [228. mis-paged 227] [i] ii-[lxxx] [advertisements], advertisement for "Joseph Gillott's Steel Pens" printed on lavender paper is affixed to the rear paste-down; [1-4: blank] [1-5] 6  8-256 [i] ii-lviii [advertisements], advertisement for "Joseph Gillott's Steel Pens" printed on salmon paper is affixed to the rear paste-down, original cream boards printed in red and black. First edition, first printing of the first book and first edition, first printing, first issue of the second. Pages -71 of the southern guide comprise a guide to Yosemite Valley and the Calaveras, Mariposa, and "southern" giant sequoia groves. Describes northern routes to the valley with rates for hotels, livery, and guides. Several of the advertisements promote businesses associated with the Yosemite travel industry. Currey and Kruska 5. Very fragile binding worn at edges, a very good set. Only a few copies of these early guidebooks have survived. (#164874).
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