Lot 171: Mountaineering Sierra Nevada 1872 English Edition

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2016-01-13 11:46:27

Lot 171: Author: King, Clarence; Title: Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada; Place Published: London; Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle; Date Published: 1872; Description: [6], 292 + 32 ad pp. 20.8x13 cm (8 ¼x5 ¼"), original brown cloth decoratively stamped in gilt & black.There were two English editions of 1872, both with the same imprint and date and just slightly different collation, but one made from the American sheets, and the other, as the present copy, printed in England. 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." Howes K148; Zamorano Eighty 47. Condition: Some rubbig to corners, spine ends frayed; hinge cracked at center of text block, bookplate, very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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