Lot 194: Author: Muir, John; Title: My First Summer in the Sierra; Place Published: Covelo, CA; Publisher: Yolla Bolly Press; Date Published: ; 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. 16 of 155 copies designed & printed by James & 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." Condition: Fine.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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