Early days in Yosemite Valley by Galen Clark. GALEN CLARK.

Early days in Yosemite Valley by Galen Clark. Los Angeles: The Docter Press, 1964. 18.5 cm, pp. [i-iv] vii-ix [x], [1], 2-10, [11: blank] [12: colophon], illustrated title page, title and colophon pages printed in red and black, marbled boards with gray cloth shelf back, paper title label affixed to spine panel. First edition. Limited to 70 numbered copies privately printed by Richard and Shirley Docter to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Yosemite National Park. Clark's article provided a sketch of the human history of Yosemite Valley with an analysis of action necessary to preserve its natural beauty, including removal of brush to lessen fire danger and improve views and protection of eroding banks of the Merced River. Clark was appointed first Guardian of the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove and served in the position from 1866 to 1880 and again from 1889 to 1896. His long devotion to the protection of the Grant has placed him in the first rank among early conservationists instrumental in preserving the Yosemite area. The manuscript of this article in the Yosemite Museum, "A Plea for Yosemite," was probably written in 1907. It was first published as "A Yosemite Plea of 1907" in Yosemite Nature Notes, VI (February 1927), 13-15. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#166025).

Printing identification statement for this book:
"Presented to the friends of Richard and / Shirley Docter in commemoration of the / one-hundredth anniversary of / Yosemite National Park / Seventy copies were printed on / our Albion handpress using Rives paper / Alfred Fairbank's Aldine Bembo typeface. / THE DOCTER PRESS / September 12, 1964 / Number / ___" on colophon page.