Foot-prints of travel; or, journeyings in many lands. By Maturin M. Ballou. MATURIN MURRAY BALLOU.

Foot-prints of travel; or, journeyings in many lands. By Maturin M. Ballou. Boston: Published by Ginn & Company, 1889. 18.5x11.8 cm, pp. [i-iii] iv [v] vi-x [1] 2-391 [392: blank], 24 inserted plates, 4 smaller illustrations in the text, original salmon boards with olive green shelf back, front panel printed in olive green and black, spine panel printed in black, publisher's monogram printed in black on rear panel. First edition. One of several books providing an account of Ballou's trip around the world. Maturin Murray Ballou (1820-1895), journalist, traveler, author, whose "chief distinction in American journalism lies in his founding and editorship of GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, later called BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, one of the earliest American illustrated newspapers ... In 1882 he circumnavigated the globe, and he took many other tours until his death ..." (DAB). Ballou's visit to Yosemite Valley, "where the grandeur of the Alpine scenery is unsurpassed," is given on pages 6-9. Although not germane to this study, it should be noted that two chapters not included in the table of contents, are devoted to illustrated descriptions of Yellowstone National Park and the Muir Glacier in Alaska. Boards worn at edges, spine panel worn at spine ends, damp stain to spine panel, a sound, good copy. (#166584).

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