Publication: Publishing House of Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1882, Kansas City, Missouri
First edition. 6 3/4" x 5 1/4" in original dark green cloth with gilt vignette of a geyser on the cover. 99 pp. plus  pp. of advertisements. Inscribed by the author "Compliments of the Author." Preface. Contents. Introduction. Advertisements. "All tourists do not feel able to hire guides; and since plain roads are now Open to all points of interest, what is needed, it seemed to the author, is a real guide-book. It was during this first tour Of Wonderland that the purpose was originated to try to prepare such a book." This is the rare volume of William Wallace Wylie's 1882 Yellowstone Guidebook, the first real guidebook to Yellowstone. William Wylie established the Wylie Camping Company in Yellowstone National Park in 1883 using moveable camps. In 1896 he was allowed to establish permanent camps and lunch stations at the most interesting locations in the park. By 1905 he had camps at Riverside (near West entrance), Old Faithful, Lake, Canyon, Roosevelt, and Swan Lake. Lunch stations were at Gibbon Falls and West Thumb. Unable to compete and expand his operations, he retired after the 1905 season, and A.W. Miles continued the operation through 1916. Information on Mammoth Hot Springs, Falls of Middle Gardner River, Willow Park, Obsidian Cliff, lake of the Woods, Norris Geyser Basin, Gibbon Meadows, Paint Pots, Blood Geyser, Gibbon Falls, the Lower Geyser Basin, Sheridan Geyser, the upper geyser basin, Old Faithful, the Castle, Devil’s Well, Bee-Hive Geyser, the Grotto, Saw-mill Geyser, Yellowstone Lake, Sulphur Mountain, the Upper and Lower Falls of Yellowstone, the Grand Canon, Crystal Falls, Mount Washburn, Petrified Forest, Hoodoo Basin, Soda Butte Springs, etc. Table of Distances. Table of Altitudes. Information on drinking geyser water, theory of the causes of geyser action, rules and regulations of the park, etc. Dent on the edge of the front cover causing tiny chip to edges of first several pages. Very good plus.
Inventory Number: 48961