Lot 348 of 426:
Yolla Bolly Press John Muir First Summer in the Sierra  

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Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
My First Summer in the Sierra

Author:
Muir, John

Place:
Covelo, CA

Publisher:
Yolla Bolly Press

Date:
[1988]

Description:

Foreword and a Note on the Text by Frederick Turner. Illustrated with 12 wood engravings by Michael McCurdy. (Folio) original full coarse linen, slipcase with paper label. No. 71 of 155 copies designed and printed by James and Carolyn Robertson (of which 125 copies were so bound, 110 of those available for sale).

Signed by McCurdy in the colophon. Handsome printing of Muir's description of his first experiences among the mountains of California. Kimes & Kimes, describing the 1911 first edition, states, "With the skillful editing of his mature years, he retains the refreshing spontaneity and enthusiasm of his youthful experiences and observations, interspersed as they are with his lyrical and oft-times mystical reflections. Thus, this book, published near the apex of his career, reaps the competence of age while capturing the essence of youth, and becomes, we believe, his finest book." Prospectus laid in. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear to slipcase; light soiling to edges, slight dampstaining at top fore-edge corner of front free endpaper and two subsequent leaves, else fine.


 
Item number:
307365
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