Mountaineering in Sierra Nevada


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Hardcover, brick red beveled cloth, lettered in gold on spine. 308 pages. Complete with 2 fold-out maps as called for. Revised edition, with additions [Sixth edition]. A classic account of the Yosemite region by this Yale educated geologist, the book provides a “summary of the geological history of the Sierras and then recounts King’s experiences in the range, both as a member of the Whitney expedition and as a mountain climber, 1864-1870. Highlights include his ascents of Mount Tyndall, Mount Shasta, and Mount Whitney; survey of Yosemite Valley; and field trips in the Merced Valley. King provides anecdotes of the mountains’ people and natural history along the way”. No previous ownership marks. Small, old (Fourth Ave. NYC) booksellers label inside front cover. Hinges strong, text unmarked and maps complete with no tears or rips. A clean, sound, square copy. Very good. Howes K148; Zamorano 80 #47

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Weight 2.25 lbs
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King, Clarence


James R. Osgood and Company

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8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾" tall

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