Lot 175: John Erastus Lester The Yo-Semite

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Lot 175: Author: Lester, John Erastus; Title: The Yo-Semite; Its History, Its Scenery, Its Development; Place Published: Providence; Publisher: For the author; Date Published: 1873; Description: 40 pp. (8vo) original gray printed wrappers. First Edition.This paper was read before the Rhode Island Historical Society on December 17, 1872, and was published by Lester, a prominent Providence lawyer, at the request of friends. The narrative of his trip to Yosemite Valley in the summer of 1872 included in his The Atlantic to the Pacific is his more valuable contribution to Yosemite literature. Cowan II, p. 389; Currey & Kruska 236; Farquhar 13. Condition: Spine perishing, light soiling to wrappers; internally fine and unopened. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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