New York: Underwood & Underwood, 1908. Wraps. First Edition. 64 pp. 12mo. 18 stereoscopic views. Plain gray wraps with stapled binding, binding has released from text block, very clean, Two tipped-in map plates at rear, one single the other folding. Folding map has a 2" tear and a split at the fold and documents where each of the photographs were taken. Housed in original brown cloth slipcase that has light wear overall, fading to gold titling. Very Good.
Important early photo documentation of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area. Obviously produced to generate travel to the Grand Canyon, it is unusual in that it also contains non-typical photographs of the Grand Canyon. Includes a photograph of renowned painter Thomas Moran sketching at Bright Angel Cove and a photograph of a train bridge passing over Canon Diablo and being observed by a Native American duo. Each stereoscopic view contains a full text explanation of the image on the rear and a short caption at the base in six languages. The author, Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, was a member of John Wesley Powell's 1871 Grand Canyon Expedition.