Lot 291 of 455:
John Muir The Yosemite First Edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$960
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Yosemite

Author:
Muir, John

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Century Co.

Date:
1912

Description:

x, 284. 32 full page plates from photographs; 3 folding maps. (8vo) original gilt pictorial green cloth, top edge gilt. First Edition.

At Robert Underwood Johnson's urging, John Muir wrote this guide book to Yosemite, assembling and rewriting material from his previous published works in order to tell visitors all about the National Park. He even seized the opportunity to include a lengthy chapter on the Hetch Hetchy Valley, mustering support for the ongoing campaign to preserve that "Tuolomne Yosemite." BAL 14767; Kimes 308.


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Condition:
Only hints of wear, mild toning; near fine.


 
Item number:
302857
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