Lot 242 of 455:
Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
Author:
King, Clarence
Place:
London
Publisher:
Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle
Date:
1872
Description:

[6], 292 pp. 20.8x13 cm (8¼x5¼"), original blue cloth lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt with a black border, all edges gilt.

There were two English editions of 1872, both with the same imprint and date and just slightly different collation, but one made from the American sheets, and the other printed in England. The Zamorano 80 describes the work as "A pleasing series of sketches about the Sierra Nevada, by a man who in 1879 became the first Director of the United States Geological Survey." The book is so well-written that Farquhar notes: "The lack of further words from the pen of Clarence King has been deplored by his friends and admirers as well as by the thousands who have read Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada."  Howes K148; Zamorano Eighty 47.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Moderate wear; rubbing with fraying at spine ends, mild soiling with a few scuffs; hinges cracked, abrasion to front pastedown, bookplate on front free endpaper; about very good.
 
Item number:
302869
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