The book of national parks by Robert Sterling Yard ... With maps and illustrations. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. 20.8x14 cm, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x] xi-xv [xvi] [1-2] 3-420 [421-428: maps], 48 inserted plates with 76 illustrations from photographs and two profiles, 2 cross-sections, 11 maps, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed, endpaper maps. First edition. While chief of the educational division of the National Park Service Robert Sterling Yard (1861-1945) wrote The Book of the National Parks, published in 1919. Sierra Nevada content includes "Yosemite the Incomparable," pp. 36-68, a general description, with notes on fauna, flora, geology, history, accommodations, and transportation, and "The proposed Roosevelt National Park," pages 69-92, that provided enthusiastic descriptions of Tehipite Valley, Kings Canyon, and other outstanding scenic features in the proposed Sequoia expansion area. Just a bit of sunning to spine panel, a very good copy. (#166633).
Scribner seal and "Published June, 1919" on the copyright page.