My day and generation by Clark E. Carr ... With sixty-three illustrations. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1908. 22.8x14 cm, pp. [1-2: blank] [3-14] 15-452 [453-455: ads] [456-458: blank], 63 inserted plates, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in white, black and gold, spine panel stamped in white and black, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. First edition. Autobiography of Clark Ezra Carr (1836-1919), a prominent Illinois Republican, appointed postmaster of Galesburg in 1861 by Abraham Lincoln, a post he held for over two decades. In the summer of 1869 Carr traveled to the Pacific Coast with Illinois Governor Richard Yates over the recently completed transcontinental railroad. In August Carr and Henry Yates, the governor's son, made the arduous (and expensive) trip to Yosemite Valley by way of Clark's Station and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees. Carr's narrative, "A Trip to the Yosemite Valley," pages 64-103, is one of the better accounts of a trip to Yosemite in the 1860s. Cowan (1933), p. 106. Not in Rocq (1970). Early owner's signature at the top edge of the front free endpaper. Spine ends and corner tips lightly worn, delicate white enamel stamping perished from spine panel (as is often the case), a very good copy with clean text block and tight inner hinges. (#166398).
"Published April 4, 1908" on copyright page.