The Yosemite, Alaska, and the Yellowstone. By William H. Wiley and Sara King Wiley. Reprinted from "Engineering." WILLIAM H. WILEY, SARA KING WILEY.
The Yosemite, Alaska, and the Yellowstone. By William H. Wiley and Sara King Wiley. Reprinted from "Engineering."

The Yosemite, Alaska, and the Yellowstone. By William H. Wiley and Sara King Wiley. Reprinted from "Engineering." London: Offices of "Engineering," 35 & 36, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 53, East Tenth Street, [1893]. 28x22 cm, pp. [vii] viii-xv [xvi] xvii-xix [xx] [1] 2-230 [231-232: blank], frontispiece portrait (photographic portrait of William H. Wiley), 157 photographic illustrations and maps, many full page, 1 large inserted folded map (which is also duplicated in the preliminaries), plus several small figures in the text not included in the list of illustrations, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, gray coated endpapers, top edge gilt, fore-edge rough trimmed. First edition.  An account of a vacation excursion in 1892 organized by Raymond and Whitcomb that covered 10,000 miles. The trip to Yosemite Valley from Raymond by way of Wawona and return by way of Wawona with a side trip to the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees comprises pages 110-123. In the Valley the party stayed at the Stoneman House and followed the usual itinerary, including an afternoon walk to Yosemite Falls, and day-long excursions to Vernal and Nevada Falls and to Glacier Point by way of the Four Mile trail. The book was edited, with a preface, by James Dredge, to whom the book is dedicated. William Halsted Wiley (1842-1925) "was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district from 1903 to 1907 and from 1909 to 1911, and was also a co-founder and former president of the publishing company John Wiley & Sons ... In 1876, he entered the publishing business with his father and brother, co-founding a firm under the name of John Wiley & Sons. The family company began by publishing works by authors such as Cooper, Emerson, Melville, and Poe. Once in charge, Wiley phased out all publishing programs not concerned with science and technology and established the firm as America's premier publisher of scientific and technical books. By 1895 the company became a worldwide organization, distributing American scientific knowledge around the globe" (Wikipedia). Cowan (1933), p. 683. The spine panel and leaf and top edges of front cover are sunned, the cloth is worn along parts of the lower edges, several spots on front cover; the interior is sound and fine. (#166459).

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