Lot 145 of 522:
Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada 1874  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$390
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
Author:
King, Clarence
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
James R. Osgood
Date:
1874
Description:

[4], v, 308 pp. With 2 folding color lithographed maps. (8vo) original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, brown endpapers. Fourth Edition, with maps and additions.

This fourth edition (Currey & Kruska call it the fourth printing) was printed from the same plates as the first three, with Chapter XIII ("Mount Whitney") extended by 17 pages, the addition of a three-page preface by King (dated March 1874) and with the two maps added. 

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." Cowan p.328; Currey & Kruska 224; Farquhar 12d; Howes K148; Zamorano Eighty 47

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear to cloth, sunning to spine; hinges cracked, interior sound with bright maps; very good.
 
Item number:
303412
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