Sacramento: Published by Authority of the Legislature, 1874. Third Edition, First Issue, Revised and Corrected. Small 8vo. vii, , 186 pp. Complete with 4 maps (large folding in rear pocket; frontispiece fold-out in color; monochrome fold-out and full-page in text). Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt and black lettering and design. Minor wear to covers and extremities; else a near fine copy. Item #21574
"The most influential publications of the California Geological Survey were the series of Yosemite guide-books published between 1869 and 1874...intended to serve as tourist guides to the Yosemite region and various groves of giant sequoia. In this 1874 edition, the maps were improved and information about the Yosemite region was revised and somewhat expanded. This series of Yosemite guidebooks influenced the literature on Yoseite which followed, becoming the frequent source of quotations in numerous other books about the region. (Curry & Kruska 61; Farquhar 7f).