The Yosemite. By Wallace Bruce. Illustrated by James D. Smillie. Boston, Mass. Published by Lee and Shepard. New York: Charles T. Dillingham, 1880. 18.5x15.3 cm (small quarto), 20 unnumbered leaves [first leaf is a blank], fly leaves at front and rear, 16 woodcut illustrations by James D. Smillie, original pictorial red bevel-edged cloth, front panel stamped in gold and black, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind, a.e.g., brown coated endpapers. First edition. A poem extolling the natural wonders of Yosemite. Of interest for the sixteen woodcut illustrations by James D. Smillie, who wrote and illustrated the chapter, "The Yosemite," in William Cullen Bryant, ed., Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In ... (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872), I, pp. 646-95. Currey and Kruska 25. Early owner's signature dated Christmas 1881 on the front flyleaf. Spine panel a bit sunned, but a very nice copy with bright cover stamping. (#166021).
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