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Campbell's New Revised Complete Guide And Descriptive Book Of The Yellowstone Park by Reau Campbell

Campbell's New Revised Complete Guide And Descriptive Book Of The Yellowstone Park

by Reau Campbell

Publication: E M Campbell, 1909, Chicago

First edition. 12mo. Color decorated, pictorial wrappers, 173 pp., preface, frontispiece, illustrated from photographs, maps, plus a folded map affixed to the inside rear cover, index. Early twentieth century travel guide to Yellowstone for the prospective tourist that contains much detailed information, and is illustrated throughout with black and white views. Many interesting views of the park and its attractions and also views of stagecoaches, hotels, camping sites, Billie Hofer's boats, Old Faithful Inn, and much more. "Perhaps the word 'Descriptive' in the caption of this book is a misnomer, for who shall describe the wonders of a geyser like Old Faithful, or paint the beauties of the Grand Canon? Talmage with all the eloquence of his soul acknowledged the hopelessness of the task, and Moran put down his brush in despair. This Guide book is the easier task, and of more importance. What I have written here is after the experiences of more than a score of journeys through the Park, journeys not of the five-day sort, but with leisurely travel and long stops that I might see some of the greater glories that are not on the beaten track. And I have not been disappointed." -page.5 of the text.. An small old water stain to top edge of corner, covers are moderately used and have a few creases, light wear to spine, else interior is clean and tight with the folded map in fine, bright, unused condition. else a very good copy.

Inventory Number: 47477

$375.00