Before the Works[:] the Bancroft-Pond-Houseworth tourist party among the Big Trees May 1871[.] The Calaveras Big Trees stereoscopic views of C. L. Pond, Buffalo, New York and some of the May 1871 stereoviews of Thomas Houseworth & Co., San Francisco, California[,] and J. C. Scripture, Big Trees, Calaveras County, California[.] [By] Gary D. Lowe[.] With information on C. L. Pond from Dale T. Rossi[.] Author's copy. [Livermore, California: Lowebros Publishing], 2009. 22.2x16.7 cm, pp. [1-14] 1-92 A [1-8] B [1-14] C [1-10] D [1-5] D [6: blank], 180 illustrations and maps, 2 tables, pictorial wrappers, perfect bound. First edition. The fourth volume (chronologically) of Lowe's five-volume "The Big Trees -- Treasures of Exploration" series. In addition to this "author's copy" edition, there was an "archive" edition that includes "all of the stereoviews used in this study ... reproduced as high density images in portable document format in the compact disc included with the Archive Edition" (author's foreword). The CD was available separately for $20. A fine copy. (#168065).
First edition so stated on copyright page.