Biennial report of the Commissioners to Manage the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove, for the years 1895-96. Sacramento: A. J. Johnston, Superintendent State Printing, 1896. 22.6x14.7 cm, pp. [1-5] 6-35 [36: blank], four inserted plates, original black pebbled cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind. First edition. The sixteenth of nineteen reports prepared by the Yosemite Commissioners. These reports, with some variation in titles and printer's imprints, were printed biennially (save for the 1880 report) through 1904, except for the years 1899/1900, for which no report was published. In 1906 the federal government took back the grant and no report was issued for 1905/1906. For a checklist of the reports see Farquhar (1948), title 23. This report includes a sketch map of Yosemite Valley showing roads in the valley and those leading into it, as well as trails, prominent scenic features and tourist facilities. Currey and Kruska 34. Farquhar 23. Cloth lightly damp stained along the fore-edge of the front and rear covers, a very good copy. (#167294).
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