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Shelf of Books Consisting of Muir Excerpts  

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Shelf of Books Consisting of Excerpts of John Muir's Writings

Muir, John

Various places

Various publishers



32 volumes. Varying bindings.


  •  A Rival of the Yosemite, The Canon of the South Fork of King’s River, California. Olympic Valley, California: Outbooks, 1978.  Illustrated wrappers. Text is a reprint of article in November 1891 issue of Century magazine. (1978 version of Kimes  459)
  • All the World Over, Notes from Alaska. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, [1996]. Approx. 7x4½”, illustrated stiff wrappers. Excerpts from “Travels in Alaska.” 
  • The American Wilderness essays by John Muir. New York: Barnes and Noble Books, [1993]. Edited, with an introduction by John Thaxton. Photographs by Ansel Adams. Illustrated dust jacket. First Edition.
  • Beebe, William. The Book of Naturalists, An Anthology of the Best Natural History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944.  Contains “The Water Ouzel” from “The Mountains of California”.
  • Gentle Wilderness, The Sierra Nevada.  Sierra Club / Ballantine Books, [1971]. Illustrated dust jacket. Third printing. (Gift inscription)
  • The Humming-Bird of the California Waterfalls. Olympic Valley, California: Outbooks, 1977. Illustrated Wrappers. Reprint of article in 1878 Scribner’s Monthly magazine and from “The Mountains of California.” Kimes 462.
  • In Nature’s Heart, The Wilderness Days of John Muir.  San Francisco: Walking Stick Press/ The Nature Company, [1991]. Illustrated slipcase. Excerpts from: “My First Summer in the Sierra,” “The Mountains of California,” “Travels in Alaska,” “The Yosemite,” “John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir,” “The Story of My Boyhood and Youth,” “Steep Trails,” “Our National Parks,” “Overland Monthly,” and undated autobiographical fragment. 
  • John Summering in the Sierra. [Madison]: University of Wisconsin Press, [1984]. Edited by Robert Engerg. First Edition. 
  • John of the Mountains, The Unpublished Journals of John Muir.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1938. Edited by Linnie Marsh Wolfe. Illustrated; dust jacket. First Edition. Kimes 379.
  • John Muir In His Own Words, A Book of Quotations.  Lafayette, California: Great West Books, 1988. Compiled and edited by Peter Browning. Illustrated wrappers.
  • John Muir’s Last Journey, South to the Amazon and East to Africa, unpublished Journals and Selected Correspondence. Washington, D.C./Covelo, California: Island Press/Shearwater Books, [2001]. Edited by Michael P. Branch. Illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed by the editor.
  • Mountaineering Essays.  Salt Lake City: Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., 1984. Edited and introduced by Richard F. Fleck. Illustrated wrappers.
  • Muir Among the Animals, The Wildlife Writings of John Muir. [San Francisco]: Sierra Club Books, [1986]. Edited by Lisa Mighetto. Illustrated dust jacket. First Edition.
  • Northwest Passages from the pen of John Muir in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Palo Alto: Tioga Publishing Company, [1988]. Introduction by Scott Lankford. Designed and illustrated by Andrea Hendrick. Dust jacket. First Edition. Excerpts from Picturesque California, The Mountains of California, Our National Parks, Travels in Alaska, Steep Trails. 
  • On the Nature of Nature Books, A Brief Excerpt from: John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir. Mocking Bird Press, 1994. [5 pp.]. Illustrated wrappers. Published for the 549th gathering of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club.
  • Our Yosemite National Park. Golden, Colorado: Outbooks, 1980. Illustrated wrappers. Text excerpted from Atlantic Monthly and “Our National Parks.” Kimes 483.
  • The Proposed Yosemite National Park – Treasures and Features. Olympic Valley, California: Outbooks, 1976. Illustrated wrappers. Reprint of text of August and September 1890 issues of Century magazine. Kimes 450.
  • Save the Redwoods.  Reprinted from the “Sierra Club Bulletin” Volume 9, Number 1, San Francisco, 1920, for the Save The Redwoods League. Printed gray wrappers.
  • Sierra Big Trees. Golden, Colorado: Outbooks, 1980. Illustrated wrappers. Text is excerpted from “Our National Parks.” Kimes 484.
  • South of Yosemite, Selected writings by John Muir. Garden City, New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1968. Edited and with a foreword by Frederic R. Gunsky. Photographs by Philip Hyde; sketches by John Muir. Dust jacket. First Edition.
  • Studies in the Sierra. San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1950. Introduction by William E. Colby; foreword by John P. Buwalda. Dust jacket. First Edition thus. Inscribed on ffep “To Harold Bradley with great regard and admiration for his profound love of the Sierra. April 30 – 1950 Will Colby”.
  • Studies in the Sierra. San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1960. Introduction by William E. Colby; foreword by John P. Buwalda. Dust jacket. Revised edition.
  • Studies in the Sierra. San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1960. Introduction by William E. Colby; foreword by John P. Buwalda. Dust jacket. Revised edition, second printing.
  • To Yosemite and Beyond, Writings from the Years 1863 to 1875. [Madison]: The University of Wisconsin Press, [1980]. Edited by Robert Engberg and Donald Wesling. Illustrated dust jacket. First Edition.
  • Trails of Wonder, Writings on Nature and Man by John Muir, Founder of the Sierra Club. [Kansas City, Missouri: Hallmark Cards Inc., 1972]. Edited by Petyer Seymour. Photographs by Richard Fanolio. Dust jacket. Hallmark Edition.
  • With Mary Austin. Writing the Western Landscape. Boston: Beacon Press [1994]. Edited and illustrated by Ann H. Zwinger. Dust jacket. First Edition. (2 copies)
  • With Mary Austin. Writing the Western Landscape. Boston: Beacon Press, 1994. Edited and illustrated by Ann H. Zwinger. Uncorrected proof.
  • The Wild Sheep. Olympic Valley, California: Outbooks, 1977. Illustrated wrappers. Reprint of article in 1881 Scribner’s Monthly magazine. Kimes 461.
  • The Wild Sheep. Olympic Valley: Outbooks, 1977. Illustrated wrappers with text in blue ink and illustrations in brown ink. Reprint of article in 1881 Scribner’s Monthly magazine. Kimes 461.
  • Wilderness Essays. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith, Inc., 1980. Introduction by Frank E. Buske. Illustrated wrappers.
  • The Wilderness World of John Muir. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. Introduction and interpretive comments by Edwin Way Teale. Price clipped dust jacket. Kimes 402.
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