New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1921.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a good dust jacket. pp. xiii, 347 pp, with index, illustrations, folding map of the park. Slight rubbing to corners, else a fine copy, in publisher's green pictorial cloth, with the scarce dust jacket. Jacket has old creases, chippng to top edge, tidemark on lower 1/2 inch of rear panel, repair to lower spine. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Mr. Geo. De Forest with sincere good wishes of Ansel F. Hall, Yosemite Valley, Sept. 21, 1921." Hall was Yosemite's first official Park Naturalist. This book compiles articles on the history of the region, the history and administration of the park, geology, birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, insects, trees, and flowers, as well as recreational opportunities (camping, mountaineering, motoring, photography). Stephen Mather (first Director of the NPS) contributed an article titled "Ideals and Policy of the National Park Service," and University of California biologist Joseph Grinnell authored five chapters on the natural history, ecology, and fauna of the Park.