Virginia City, MT: Harry J. Norton, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. 111pp plus 21pp of advertisements. Sixteen leaves of plates. Duodecimo [19 cm] in decorative gilt-stamped maroon cloth, with restoration to the corners and spine ends. It appears as though a bit of light polish has been applied to the boards. The backstrip is sunned. There is a light discolored patch on the rear board, measuring roughly just under 2" in diameter. The front free endpaper, with a contemporary gift inscription dated "1874", is detached, but laid in. No folding map. Wright-Howes 205. The George W. Soliday Collection of Western Americana (A Descriptive Checklist by Peter Decker), III, 471. Eberstadt Catalogue 131, . Auerbach 1, 916. Good. Item #55770
The second book published on Yellowstone. A narrative in which Norton records not only the sights, but also notes personal episodes, such as some of the odd antics of his travel companions.
From the Preface-
"This little volume is published for the satisfaction of the author, and at the request of many of his personal friends. He claims no especial literary merit for it, but simply that it contains a very complete unscientific, but truthful account and description of the many wonders of the Yellowstone National Park."