The Yellowstone National Park, Historical and Descriptive. Hiram Martin Chittenden.
The Yellowstone National Park, Historical and Descriptive

The Yellowstone National Park, Historical and Descriptive

Cincinnati: Robert Clarke Company, 1895.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. xv, 297 pp, with portraits, photographic views, and maps (one folding). Northern Pacific Railroad advertisement mounted on rear pastedown. Original green cloth, corners bumped, minor staining to front board, previous owner's name on front endpaper; contents clean and sound. Chittenden, a civil engineer, first visited Yellowstone in 1891 on a routine road-building assignment with the Army Corps of Engineers. He soon developed an abiding interest in the region, joining Theodore Roosevelt and others in vocal opposition to the construction of a railroad through the Park. His meticulously researched book was the first full-length work to offer "a complete and connected treatment" of the Park's human and natural history.

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