Sale 20JJ02 | Lot 49

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

Catalogue: Travel, Natural History, Americana and Sporting Books
[CALIFORNIA]  BUNNELL, LAFAYETTE HOUGHTON. Discovery of the Yosemite and the Indian War of 1851, Which Led to that Event.

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Lot 49
[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. Front hinge cracked, deaccession stamp to blank, spine dulled, bookplate of Horace White.
"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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Travel, Natural History, Americana and Sporting Books

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