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1916 THE WRITINGS OF JOHN MUIR 10 VOLUME SET LEATHER MANUSCRIPT EDITION #418 of 750 COPIES 114 ILLUSTRATIONS by John  Muir - Manuscript - 1916 - from Roga Books (SKU: 73)

1916 THE WRITINGS OF JOHN MUIR 10 VOLUME SET LEATHER MANUSCRIPT EDITION #418 of 750 COPIES 114 ILLUSTRATIONS

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1916 THE WRITINGS OF JOHN MUIR 10 VOLUME SET LEATHER MANUSCRIPT EDITION #418 of 750 COPIES 114 ILLUSTRATIONS: NATURAL HISTORY, NATIONAL PARKS, UTAH, CALIFORNIA, YOSEMITE, ALASKA

by John Muir

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  • hardcover
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THE WRITINGS OF JOHN MUIR

1916-24; John Muir, Life by William Frederic Bade; Limited/Manuscript Edition; Houghton Mifflin Co.; Manuscript Page; Rebound Leather; Illustrated; Each About 300-400 Pages; w5.7"xh8.3"; Very Rare!

ATTRIBUTES:
•Ten lovely green cloth cover designs, Dark green leather bindings,
•Gold trim/labeling to spines with one brown leaf to each,
•Green page edges, Ten lovely photogravure frontispieces,
•Six line manuscript page bound in Vol.I, From the Mountains of California,
•114 Wonderful Illustrations, Including numerous photogravures, A few Foldout Maps,
•& a Great Read; Complete in 10 Volumes; #418 of only 750 Copies
•Won't find this below $6,500 up to $13,000!

CONTENTS:
•THE STORY OF MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH/A THOUSAND MILE WALK TO THE GULF,
•MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA, TRAVELS IN ALASKA,
•THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA (2VLS.), OUR NATIONAL PARKS,
•THE CRUISE OF THE CORWIN (JOURNAL ARCTIC EXPEDITION OF 1881),
•STEEP TRAILS CALIFORNIA/UTAH/NEVADA/WASHINGTON/OREGON/THE CRAND CANYON, LIFE & LECTURES (2VLS.), ETC.!


BACKGROUND:

•John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.
•His letters, essays, and books describing his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada, have been read by millions. His activism has helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he co-founded, is a prominent American conservation organization. The 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir, Muir Grove, and Muir Glacier. In Scotland, the John Muir Way, a 130-mile-long route, was named in honor of him.


CONDITION:
•Conditions are Very Good. Little rubbing to some raised bands on spine, slight ding down side edge of some pages to vol.7, blemish to front board of same, otherwise, looks like never opened, few minor blemishes, most pages/hinges/text blocks are very good/excellent!

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Bookseller
Roga Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
73
Title
1916 THE WRITINGS OF JOHN MUIR 10 VOLUME SET LEATHER MANUSCRIPT EDITION #418 of 750 COPIES 114 ILLUSTRATIONS
Author
John Muir
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Manuscript
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton, Mifflin Co.
Date published
1916
Keywords
john muir, nature, earth science, national park, yosemite, california, utah, animals, manuscript, leather set, rare book, nevada, alaska, ocean,
Bookseller catalogs
20th Century;
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