Lot 124 of 517:
Inscribed with signature by John Muir  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,300
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth - inscribed

Author:
Muir, John

Place:
Boston

Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company

Date:
1913

Description:

vi, [2], 294 pp. Illustrated with 9 plates from photographs, plus a frontispiece photogravure portrait of Muir with his facsimile signature and a tissue-guard. 8vo. Gilt-lettered pictorial green cloth, top edge gilt. First Edition, First Issue.

Inscribed by John Muir "To Carlotta Sawyer with sincere regards. Martinez, June, 1913". First issue with biting criticism of his neighbor's treatment of his son on p. 217: "...none was bold enough or kind enough to break the blacksmith's jaw." Kimes 315. With Carlotta Sawyer's bookplate.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light bumps at spine ends and corners; offsetting from frontispiece onto title page, mild toning to edges; near fine.


 
Item number:
298343
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