First edition, one of 150 copies signed by the author. 8vo. pp. xxiv, 241; frontis. and 42 plates printed in stereoview, one other plate, illusts. to text, wooden stereoviewer in pocket inside rear cover with instructions; some age-toning to endpapers, minor paper adhesion to p. 57 (not affecting text), light offsetting of plates to text, bookplate of Samuel Gurney, generally very good in the original two-tone cloth, gilt, lacking string ties, slightly soiled.
Thomas Cunningham Porter (1860-1933) was a science master at Eton College, today known for his contribution to the Ferry-Porter law. In the late 1890s he visited the United States, travelling to Yellowstone Park, Yosemite, and Colorado. He illustrated this narrative of his trip with numerous stereoscopic plates, and the book is supplied with a small stereoviewer for the purpose of examining the images. The book concludes with several appendices of a scientific nature, including a theory of the Geyser, and physiological observations.
Author Porter, T. C.
Binding Original cloth
Publisher London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited
Condition See description
Pages xxiv, 241