With A Manuscript Leaf
MUIR, John. Writings of John Muir [Manuscript Edition]. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company , 1916.
One of 750 numbered copies, this being number 297. Ten octavo volumes. Volume I with an inlaid autograph manuscript leaf from "Mountains of California." Photogravure frontispieces and plates (some sepia, some tinted blue), photographic plates, maps (some folding). Descriptive tissue guards. Each volume with an additional hand-colored frontispiece (duplicating one of the plates in the volume).

Beautifully bound at The Riverside Press in publisher's three-quarter orange morocco over marbled board. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Marbled endpapers. Some very minor sunning to spines, otherwise a very good set.

John Muir (1838-1914), “Scottish-born American naturalist and writer. Muir, who migrated with his father to a Wisconsin farm, described his early experiences in The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913). Between 1863, when he left the University of Wisconsin, and 1868, when he settled for six years in Yosemite Valley, Muir traveled thousands of miles afoot through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Canada; he also made a trip from Indiana to Mexico, the journal of which he published as A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf (1916)...Much of Muir’s life was devoted to saving the natural beauties of the West from destruction by commercial exploitation, and his letters report his constant, heartbreaking struggle to prevent man from ruining the beauties of nature. His other works include The Mountains of California (1894), Our National Parks (1901), and The Yosemite (1894)” (Benét’s Reader’s Encyclopedia).

BAL 14774. Kimes & Kimes 341-344. Howes. Streeter. Signed.

HBS # 67983 $7,500