Lot 141 of 541:
Picturesque California in the Original 30 Parts  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$900
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Picturesque California and the Region West of the Rocky Mountains, from Alaska to Mexico

Author:
Muir, John, editor

Place:
San Francisco & New York

Publisher:
The J. Dewing Co.

Date:
[1887-1888]

Description:

30 original parts. Profusely illustrated with etchings, engravings and photogravures; printed tissue guards. 40.7x30.6 cm. (16x12"), original printed wrappers. First Edition.

Quite rare to find a complete set in the original wrappers. Superb array of etchings, engravings and photogravures from works by important Western artists, including Thomas Moran, Julian Rix, Frederic Remington, Thomas Hill, and many others. Besides editing the work, Muir provided seven articles. Imprint on wrapper of parts 1, 4, & 6 reads J. Dewing Co., all other parts read J. Dewing Publishing Company. The title on the front wrappers changes beginning with Part 14 to include "The Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Slope", the second title page, provided in Part 30 also reflects this change in title. Cowan p.486; Kimes 167; Currey & Kruska 257, Format A; BAL 14744.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Wrappers detached and split along spine fold, some chipping to wrapper edges, a few leaves within with short marginal tears; internally near fine.


 
Item number:
273121
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