The original Big Tree. History of the Big Tree exhibit of 1853-1855: the exhibition of the bark and section of the Discovery Tree, known variously as The Mammoth Tree, The Giant Tree, or The Great Tree and its Wanton Contender [by] Gary D. Lowe. [Livermore, California: Lowebros Publishing], 2012. 27.8x21.5 cm, pp. [i-iv] v-viii [ix] x-xii  2-360, over 200 illustrations, 3 tables, pictorial wrappers, spiral black plastic spine. First edition. The first volume (chronologically) of Lowe's five-volume "The Big Trees -- Treasures of Exploration" series. The five volumes cover the exploitation of the Sequoia gigantea from 1853 through 1876. A fine copy. (#168061).
First edition so stated on copyright page.