Our national recreation parks by Nicholas Senn, M. D., Ph.D., LL. D. ... With fifty illustrations. NICHOLAS SENN.

Our national recreation parks by Nicholas Senn, M. D., Ph.D., LL. D. ... With fifty illustrations. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1904. 18.3x12 cm (octavo), pp. [1-2: blank] [3-10] 11-147 [148-152: blank], 48 inserted plates, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, top edge gilt. First edition. The title page states fifty illustrations, but the forty-eight described on the list of illustrations is the correct number. A detailed account of Senn's trip to two of America's best-known parks, Yellowstone and Yosemite, in the summer of 1903. Senn spent eleven days in the Yellowstone in July 1903, followed by a side trip to Jackson Hole. The length of time spent in Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees is not given. There is an excellent account of the trip from Raymond to Yosemite Valley by the new "limited stage service" which makes the 71 mile trip over the not so "oiled, dustless road" advertised by The Yosemite Stage and Turnpike Company in twelve hours. In addition to his travelogue Senn provides a careful descriptive catalogue of the flora observed in both parks. Forest preservation is stressed and the "scandalous slaughter of trees" in a large tract of private land along the road between Wawona and Yosemite Valley is described on pages 122-124. Nicholas Senn (1844-1908) was a prominent American surgeon, instructor, and founder of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips and along the outer joints, a good copy. (#166704).

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