REDWOOD AND LUMBERING IN CALIFORNIA FORESTS. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS. A RECONSTRUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL EDGAR CHERRY EDITION EDITED, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF ITS PUBLICATION IN 1884, BY PETER E. PALMQUIST, INCLUDING A CATALOG OF ALL KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHS. PREFACE BY GARY F. KURUTZ. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, . Oblong octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-6 [7-10] 11-112 [113: facsimile] [114: colophon], inserted plates with illustrations from photographs (included in the pagination), buckram. First printing of this edition. A reconstruction and history of REDWOOD AND LUMBERING IN CALIFORNIA FORESTS published by Edgar Cherry & Co. in 1884. This classic California photographically illustrated book with 24 mounted original albumen photographs, was the first book devoted to the lumbering industry illustrated with photographs. Regarding the use of photographs in this work, Cherry states in his preliminary matter that "the object desired to be attained in presenting views by the photographic process is, to set aside all doubt as to the enormous growth of the Redwood ... Inasmuch as engravings are usually cut from sketches, drawn perhaps by enthused artists, perfect satisfaction is not given; but with photographic views, which cannot lie, argument as to truthfulness is unnecessary." Kurutz, in his California Books Illustrated by Original Photographs, considers this work by Cherry to be "one of the finest examples" of books using photographs to promote an industry. A fine copy. (#172962).
"Six hundred copies were produced by The Yolla Bolly Press ..." on colophon page.