"I shall not easily forget one summer afternoon in the Wawoma Forest when I sat down to rest by a little stream": First Edition of J. Smeaton Chase's Yosemite Valley
CHASE, Joseph Smeaton.
Item Number: 80117
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911.
First edition of J. Smeaton Chase’s classic survey of the Yosemite Valley. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with photographs by the author throughout. In near fine condition. A very clean example.
English-born American author and photographer J. Smeaton Chase spent his lifetime journeying throughout the untouched wilderness of the mountains of California. He became a passionate advocate for environmental preservation, particularly that of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains. Chase became an integral part of California literature and was revered for his poignant descriptions of the California landscape, flora, and fauna.