San Francisco: The Book Club of California [printed by Mallette Dean], 1964. Dean, Mallette. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 450 copies, quarto size,  pp., with prospectus. Fine. Item #CNBR005
An expanded version of fourteen-year-old Carrie LeConte's Yosemite journal of 1878, rewritten and enhanced with pen and ink sketches in 1880; Carrie accompanied her father, geologist Joseph LeConte (one of the first professors at Cal) on a camping expedition to the Yosemite region, which was then little-traveled. Her journal, with her own illustrations which have been coloured with blocks cut by Mallette Dean, were here printed for the first time.
___DESCRIPTION : Bound in quarter linen and green, rust and black decorated paper boards, title and colophon in red and black, frontisportrait within gold frame, head-piece, tail-piece and illustrations in green and black, quotation on p. 3 in red, rules and page number ornaments in green, eight reproductions in colour of the author's sketches throughout the text, facsimiles of eleven pages of the original journal; English monotype Baskerville, machine made paper, quarto size (11 1/8" by 7 7/8"), pagination: [i-iv] v-xviii [1-113], limited edition, one of 450 copies, with original prospectus, a single sheet folded to four pp.
___CONDITION: A fine copy, like new; the prospectus near fine, with some sunning around the edges.
___CITATIONS: Grabhorn Press Bibliography, no. 117; Hawk no. 396.
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