Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian War of 1851, which led to that event. By Lafayette Houghton Bunnell ... Third edition -- revised and corrected. New York ... [and] Chicago ... Fleming H. Revell Company, . 19.8x13.5 cm (octavo), pp. [1-4], 5-12, [12a-b], 1-2, 2b, 3a, 3, 4, 4b, 5a, 5, 6, 6b, 7a, 7, 8, 8b, 9a, 9, 10, 10b, 11a, 11-204, [204a-b], 205-236, [236a-b], 237-290, [290a], 291a, 291-332, [332a-b], 333-338, [338a-b], 339-349, [350-352: blank], flyleaf at front, 2 inserted plates, 20 illustrations in text, 1 inserted double-page map, original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, brown coated endpapers. Third edition. Mostly a reprint from the stereotype plates used for the 1885 edition; considerable revision and expansion of chapter two and minor revisions elsewhere based on information published in Elliott's History of Fresno Country, California (1881) and Hutchings' In the Heart of the Sierras (1886). 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 15c. Small closed tear in spine panel professionally mended, a bright, nearly fine copy of an important edition of this book. (#165956).
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