Nature & science on the Pacific Coast[.] A guide-book for scientific travelers in the West. Edited under the auspices of the Pacific Coast Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science[.] Illustrated with nineteen text figures, twenty-nine half-tone plates and fourteen maps. San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company Publishers, . 19x11.4 cm, pp. [1-2: blank] [i-iv] v [vi] vii-ix [x] xi-xii [xiii-xiv] 1-302, inserted plates, 14 folded maps on 7 inserted sheets, original pictorial tan cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained gray, brown endpapers. First edition. This collection of papers and articles, largely on Pacific Coast geology and natural history, dedicated to John Muir, and published on the occasion of the P.P.I.E., includes "Mountaineering on the Pacific Coast," by Joseph N. LeConte, pages 246-251, which has descriptions of Yosemite and the High Sierra to the south. "Scenic Excursions" by A. O. Leuschner includes Yosemite National Park and gives a seven-day suggested itinerary for excursions in the Valley, along its rim, and to the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, pages 287-288. A fine copy. (#166605).
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