Sale 19JJ01 | Lot 57

[CALIFORNIA] BUNNELL, LAFAYETTE HOUGHTON. Discovery of the Yosemite and the Indian War of 1851, Which Led to that Event.

Catalogue: Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson
[CALIFORNIA]  BUNNELL, LAFAYETTE HOUGHTON. Discovery of the Yosemite and the Indian War of 1851, Which Led to that Event.

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Lot 57
[CALIFORNIA] BUNNELL, LAFAYETTE HOUGHTON. Discovery of the Yosemite and the Indian War of 1851, Which Led to that Event.
Chicago: Fleming H. Revell, [1880]. First edition. Publisher's cloth. Frontispiece, map, illustrations. A sound copy with a few stray stains, the rear hinge cracked, the binding lightly rubbed at tips.
"It is probable that the Walker party saw Yosemite Valley from its rim in 1833. The narrative of Bunnell and the diaries of Robert Eccleston are the principal sources of information on the Mariposa Indian War, which indirectly brought the valley to the attention of the general public" (Currey & Kruska). It is thought that Bunnell and James Savage, leaders of the Mariposa Battalion of 1850-51, discovered the valley and gave it its name. Cowan II, p. 29; Currey & Kruska 27; Farquhar Yosemite 15a; Howes B954.


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Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

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