California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition
California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition California Grand Canyon Yellowstone 1898 pictorial leather book limited edition
$ 135.00

(American West, California, National Parks).

John L. Stoddard's Lectures - Vol. X: California, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park. [Autograph Edition].
Published 1898, Boston by Balch Brothers.
301, 58 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w photos, original etched frontis.

A special limited edition, one of 500 copies bound in a deluxe 1/2 leather binding on thick heavy paper. Not to be confused with the far more common inexpensive edition which was popularly reprinted and is somewhat common today, this special deluxe version is far superior in all aspects of binding and production.

Period 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers, deckled edges, some pages still joined as issued and uncut/ unopened.

Volume 10 of a 10 volume set, however this individual book complete unto itself. Each volume covered different parts of the world, this being one of the more desirable volumes.

This fine late 19th century book is over 120 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.

Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, tiny scuff/ flake spots, board tips slightly bumped/ worn, remains overall attractive as an object.

Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.

Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. 

Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this attractive and uncommon 19th century book survives.

Book Measures c. 10" H x 6 3/4" W.

[B3702].