Yo Semite and other poems. By Jean Bruce Washbvurn. JEAN BRUCE WASHBURN.

Yo Semite and other poems. By Jean Bruce Washbvurn. San Francisco: Jos. Winterburn & Co., Book & Job Printers and Electrotypers, 417 Clay Street, below Sansome, 1887. 22.5x13.8 cm, pp. [1-5] 6-34, flyleaves at front and rear, 4 illustrations, original decorated bevel-edged brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in gold. Enlarged edition. Prints an enlarged version of the ode, "Yo Semite" (first published separately in 1871) and eight other poems. The four full page woodcut illustrations depict Yosemite Valley scenes. Jean Bruce Washburn (1838-1904), Yosemite's resident poetess, lived at Wawona. Her poetry was mainly rural or classical in theme. "Yo Semite" is a lengthy ode based upon Yosemite Indian legends. A biographical sketch of the author appears in Shirley Sargent, Pioneers in Petticoats: Yosemite's Early Women 1856-1900 (Los Angeles: Trans-Anglo Books, [1966]), pp. 31-32. Currey and Kruska 389. A bright, very good copy. A lovely copy of a scarce book. (#166128).

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