Handbook of Yosemite National Park: a compendium of articles on the Yosemite region by the leading scientific authorities compiled and edited by Ansel F. Hall. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1921. Octavo, pp. [1-2: blank] [i-iv] v-ix [x] xi-xiii [xiv] 1-347 [348-352: blank], 27 inserted plates, 1 folded map, 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 Hall on the front free endpaper: "To / Francis D. Frost / with the sincere / good wishes / of / Ansel F. Hall / Yosemite Valley, / Aug. 15, 1922." An excellent series of essays on the human and natural history of the Yosemite region. Includes: "History of the Yosemite Region" by Ralph S. Kuykendall; "Indians of Yosemite" by A. L. Kroeber; "Ideals and Policy of the National Park Service" by Stephen T. Mather; "Administration of Yosemite National Park" by W. B. Lewis; "Geology of Yosemite National Park" by Andrew C. Lawson; "Life Zones of the Yosemite Region" by Joseph Grinnell; "The Giant Sequoia" by Willis Linn Jepson; "Camping and Mountaineering in Yosemite National Park" by Raymond H. Bailey; "Motoring in Yosemite National Park" by Wallace B. Curtis; "Photography in Yosemite National Park" by Arthur C. Pillsbury; and seven other essays on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, insects, trees and flowers of the Yosemite region. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with shallow chipping at spine ends and corner tips and several closed tears with tape mends. (#166039).
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