Hutchings' Guide and Souvenir of California. Yo Semite Valley and the Big Trees. What to see and how to see it. Beautifully illustrated with over 60 new photo-engravings, maps, etc. By J. M. Hutchings of Yo Semite. JAMES MASON HUTCHINGS.

Hutchings' Guide and Souvenir of California. Yo Semite Valley and the Big Trees. What to see and how to see it. Beautifully illustrated with over 60 new photo-engravings, maps, etc. By J. M. Hutchings of Yo Semite. San Francisco: Published by J. M. Hutchings 1301 Sacramento Street, n.d. [1900]. 17x12 cm (octavo), pp. [1: blank] [2-14: ads] [1-2] [1-5] 6-101 [102-103] [104-108: ads] [1-4: ad for Oceanic Steamship Company with timetables for 1900 and 1901 on conjugate sheet], first leaf used as front paste-down, ad on inside rear cover, 59 illustrations, 2 maps, one folded and inserted, original red paper over white card printed in gold, burgundy cloth shelf back, rounded fore-edges, sewn. Fifth edition. Cover title reads: "Hutchings' Guide Yo Semite and the Big Trees of California What to See and How to See It by J. M. Hutchings. Fifth Edition. Price 50 Cents." The last edition of this guide. Earlier editions were titled Souvenir of California. Yo Semite Valley and the Big Trees. What to see and how to see it ... 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 [103]) 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. Currey and Kruska 182. Cover worn and rubbed, a good copy. (#166059).

Printing identification statement for this book:
"FIFTH EDITION" on front cover.