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THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA by Muir, John - 1907

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THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA

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New York: The Century Co, 1907. Hardcover. Very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by John Muir to Alice Spencer Jones on the front flyleaf. Jones (1868-1938) was the niece of hardware millionaire John Daggett Hooker, a friend and patron of Muir's in his later years. Most of his best writing from the period around 1910 was accomplished in the garret of Hooker's home on West Adams Street in Los Angeles. It was during this time that Muir struck up a friendship with Alice Spencer Jones, who he referred to as "Hark-the-Lark". Letters from Jones to Muir are included in the John Muir Papers at the University of Pacific.

Muir's first book, consisting of fifteen previously published articles, some dating from as early as 1875, which aside from some very brief detours to the Coast Range and the southern San Gabriels, concern the flora, fauna, and geology of the Sierra Nevada. As recorded here, Muir (1883-1914) theorized that the granite face of the Sierra had been shaped and scoured by glaciers, an idea that was rejected and even mocked by Josiah Whitney and other professional geologists of Muir's day. Time vindicated Muir, as it has his book, The Mountains of California remains California's most popular work of natural history.


Octavo: [xvi], 381 p. with a frontispiece from a drawing by J. Folles, 50 illustrations, and 2 maps. Original tan cloth binding, with decorative black, green, and gold stamping. The spine is darkened a touch, with a small stain near the spine head and a bit of rubbing to the tips; otherwise very good. Kimes 189; The Zamorano Eighty 56.
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  • Publisher The Century Co
  • Place of Publication New York
  • Date Published 1907
  • Keywords California, Western Americana, Natural History, Mountaineering, Nature Writing, Naturalists

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