Lot 199: John Muir Travels in Alaska Large Paper Edition

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Lot 199: Author: Muir, John; Title: Travels in Alaska - Large-paper edition; Place Published: Boston; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company; Date Published: 1915; Description: ix, [4], 327, [1] pp. Illustrated with 16 plates from photographs mostly by Herbert W. Gleason; color photogravure frontispiece from a painting by Thomas Hill, with printed tissue-guard. (8vo) original green cloth-backed boards, leather spine label. First Edition, Large Paper Edition. No. 216 of 450 copies.Contains material edited from articles Muir had written on his Alaska trips in 1879 & 1880 for the San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin. Muir began working on the text in earnest in 1912, but his efforts to save the Hetch-Hetchy valley interrupted his work and final touches to the manuscript had to be completed after his death in 1914, primarily through the efforts of Mrs. Marion Parsons. Kimes 334. Condition: Spine faded, label chipped, some wear to boards, bookplate on front free endpaper; 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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