Item #17300 The Writings of John Muir (Manuscript Edition). John Muir, With Handwritten Leaf.
The Writings of John Muir (Manuscript Edition)
The Writings of John Muir (Manuscript Edition)
The Writings of John Muir (Manuscript Edition)
The Writings of John Muir (Manuscript Edition)
The Writings of John Muir (Manuscript Edition)

Handwritten Manuscript from John Muir's Influential "The American Forests"

The Writings of John Muir (Manuscript Edition)

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1916-1924. 1st Edition. 8vo. Near Fine. Item #17300

A STUNNING 10-volume Limited Edition set with a manuscript leaf from Muir's "1897 essay "The American Forests".

This 1st Edition Set is number 336 of 750 printed, is bound in olive publisher cloth with brown leather spine labels titled in gilt. Square tight bindings.

This set features dozens of halftone photogravures and illustrated plates, as well as eight tipped in maps.

The volumes include: I - The Story of My Boyhood and Youth; A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf; II - My First Summer in the Sierra; III - Travels in Alaska; IV &V The Mountains of California; VI - Our National Parks; VII - The Cruise of the Corwin; VIII - Steep Trails; and XI & X - The Life and Letters of John Muir.

This set is in remarkably nice condition, with little wear. Spines lightly sunned. Spine labels with a touch of rubbing but gilt still clean and vibrant. Clean interiors, save for some volumes with a small previous owner stamp to bottom of title page and rear pastedown. Some pages unopened at top in most volumes.

A fine centerpiece to any Muir or Naturalist collection.

Price: $4,500.00