Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian War of 1851, which led to that event. By Lafayette Houghton Bunnell, M.D. Chicago: Fleming H. Revell, 148 and 150 Madison Street, n.d. [circa 1885]. 19.2x13 cm (octavo), pp. [1-4] 5-349 [350: blank] [351-353: advertisements] [354: blank] [355-362: advertisements] [363-366: blank] [note: advertisements variously paginated], flyleaf at front, 7 inserted plates, 13 illustrations in text, 1 inserted map, original decorated brown cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, decorated endpapers. Second edition. Mostly a reprint from the stereotype plates prepared for the 1880 edition with minor changes in introduction and text expanded following page 317 to include information on glaciers and the big trees. This printing has the printer's slug on copyright page reading "J. L. Regan & Co., Printers and Binders, 226 & 228 Lake Street, Chicago." It is probable that the Walker party saw Yosemite Valley from its rim in 1833, and more than one prospector or hunter (including William Penn Abrams and U. N. Reamer in October 1849) viewed it prior to March 27, 1851 when the Mariposa Battalion pursued Indians into the valley. The narrative of Bunnell and the diaries of Robert Eccleston, published as The Mariposa Indian War 1850-1851, Diaries of Robert Eccleston: the California Gold Rush, Yosemite, and the High Sierra, ed. C. Gregory Crampton (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1957), are the principal sources of information on the Mariposa Indian War, which indirectly brought the valley to the attention of the general public. For a biographical sketch of Bunnell see Howard A. Kelly, "Lafayette Houghton Bunnell, M.D., Discoverer of the Yosemite," Annals of Medical History, 3 (1921), 179-93. See Francis P. Farquhar, Yosemite, the Big Trees and the High Sierra: A Selective Bibliography (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1948), title 15. Currey and Kruska 27. Farquhar 15b. Mild rubbing to upper spine end and upper corner tips, lower spine end and lower front corner tips lightly worn, tiny spot on front cover, a bright, very good copy. A lovely copy. (#165955).
No statement of printing. Printer's slug on copyright page reads "J. L. Regan & Co., Printers and Binders, 226 & 228 Lake Street, Chicago."