Souvenir of California. Yo Semite Valley and the Big Trees. What to see and how to see it. Beautifully illustrated with 55 new photo-engravings, maps, etc. By J. M. Hutchings of Yo Semite. San Francisco: Published by J. M. Hutchings 1301 Sacramento Street, n.d. . 17.2x12.3 cm, pp. [1-8: ads] [1-2] [1-5] 6-101 [102-103] [104: ads] [1-4: ad in color for Oceanic Steamship Company on conjugate sheet], ads on front endpapers and inside rear cover, 58 illustrations, 2 maps, one folded and inserted, original red paper over white card printed in black and gold, sewn. Fourth edition. Cover title reads: "Hutchings' Guide and Souvenir Yo Semite and the Big Trees of California What to See and How to See It by J. M. Hutchings. Price 50 Cents Fourth Edition." Five editions of this inexpensive guide to the Yosemite region were issued between 1894 and 1900. The first, printed in 1894 for the 1895 season, was the only edition available in both cloth and paper bindings; subsequent editions were issued in paper covers only. Later editions have minor changes in text and illustrations and all but the first have advertisements. The second and third editions were not so identified, but both added an "addenda" (page ) which described Hetch Hetchy Valley. Internal evidence indicates the "fourth edition" was issued in 1898 and the "fifth edition" was printed in 1900 for the 1901 season. The "fifth edition" is retitled Hutchings' Guide and Souvenir of California. Yo Semite Valley and Big Trees. What to See and How to See It ... This fourth edition has considerable revision of illustrations. Currey and Kruska 182. Spine panel perished, a good copy. (#166058).
"FOURTH EDITION" on front cover.