Lot 138 of 168:
Dawson's copy inscribed by Muir  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$9,000
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
The Mountains of California

Author:
Muir, John

Place:
New York

Publisher:
The Century Co.

Date:
1894

Description:

[v]-xiii, [3], 381 pp. (8vo) original pictorial tan cloth top edge gilt. First Edition.

Signed by John Muir on the half-title page with the inscription "Going to the Mountains is going home. John Muir / Martinez, California / March 1 1895." An association copy bearing the bookplate of Glen Dawson on verso of front free endpaper. Pencil inscription on same page reading "To Glen Dawson with much love from Father". Half-title page with faint pencil mountain sketch captioned "Mt. Fairweather, from Glacier Bay Alaska". Affixed to front pastedown and front free endpaper is a clipping from a magazine article about "the genial naturalist of California". Covering the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Kimes & Kimes states, "The book contains much of Muir's finest writing between 1875 and 1882, and is considered by many Muir admirers to be his finest book." First issue With the foliation mark "1" at foot of page 1. Howes M880, BAL 14746, Kimes 189; Currey & Kruska 258. No. 56 of the Zamorano 80.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light bumps at ends of slightly darkened and leaning spine; light foxing; very good or better.


 
Item number:
308456
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