Yosemite the big trees and the High Sierra a selective bibliography by Francis P. Farquhar. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1948. 27x18 cm, pp. [1-2: blank] [i-vi] vii-xi [xii] 1-104 [105-106: blank], 9 illustrations, title page printed in brown and black, original gray cloth, front panel printed in brow, spine panel printed in brown and gold, terra cotta endpapers. First edition. A descriptive bibliography of twenty-five books and pamphlets forming part of the literature on Yosemite, the High Sierra, and the big trees, selected upon the basis of rarity, originality, and historical importance. Farquhar explains the evolution of the scope of the work in his preface: "My original purpose in gathering the information presented in this book was to provide accurate descriptions of the more important printed source materials for a history of Yosemite, the big trees, and the High Sierra. But as the work progressed it seemed desirable to supplement the bibliographical descriptions with notes on the origin of the respective books and pamphlets and to expand the work still further by comments on significant portions of their contents. This led to a good many references to publications that for one reason or another did not require the full descriptions accorded to the selected titles. The result is a compendium of information designed to be helpful to those who desire to write about the subjects covered and to serve as a useful reference book for librarians and collectors." Farquhar's study was one of the pioneer bibliographies of printed historical source material for the High Sierra region south of the Stanislaus Tuolumne divide and early literature describing the giant sequoia. It is still valuable for the in depth treatment of the selected titles and supplementary data. A very good copy. (#166188).
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