Yosemite: An ode by George Sterling ... Original handwritten manuscript. 1915. Manuscript poem, handwritten in pencil on the rectos of 30 leaves in a small notebook; signed by Sterling at end, dated Yosemite, June 28th to July 8th, 1915, and signed by him on front free endpaper, dated Yosemite Falls Camp, Yosemite, Cal., June 28th to July 8th, 1915. 14.8 x 10 cm (6 x 3 3/4 inches), flexible red leather covers.Manuscript of Sterling's ode to the wonders of Yosemite Valley, in a pocket notebook as one might carry on the trail. It was published by A. M. Robertson in 1916, and this original manuscript, if not the first draft, is fairly early, with a number of neat corrections, and the insertion of several passages after the fact, which have been written on the versos of the leaves with arrows pointing to their correct position within the poem. On the whole, the poem is very neatly written. Minor wear, cloth tape repairs to inner hinges; very good. Enclosed in modern custom red leather clamshell box. (#165122).