The giant sequoia: an account of the history and characteristics of the Big Trees of California by Rodney Sydes Ellsworth with twelve full-page illustrations. RODNEY SYDES ELLSWORTH.

The giant sequoia: an account of the history and characteristics of the Big Trees of California by Rodney Sydes Ellsworth with twelve full-page illustrations. Oakland, California: J. D. Berger, 1924. 19.7x 13.5 cm (octavo), pp. [1-12] 13-167 [168: blank], 12 inserted plates (9 illustrations from photographs by H. S. Hoyt; 2 illustrations from photographs by Arthur C. Pillbury, including a photographic portrait of Galen Clark at the age of ninety-six, and a portrait of Sequoyah, from a painting made in 1828), original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in white and black, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Ellsworth on the front free endpaper to prominent early California historian Hurbert Eugene Bolton: "Dr. Herbert Eugene Bolton / a scholar who has brightened / the light of western History. / With the sincere regards and / cordial good wishes of the author / Rodney Sydes Ellsworth / Yosemite, California / July 10, 1924." A natural history of the giant sequoia with emphasis on trees in Mariposa Grove. Includes a chapter on Galen Clark and other references to the human history of the Mariposa Grove. A fine copy. Provenance: Tiny rubber stamp "Bolton Collection" on the front paste-down. (#166028).

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