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PICTURESQUE CALIFORNIA and the Region West of the Rocky Mountains, from Alaska to Mexico by Muir, John (Editor) - 1888

by Muir, John (Editor)

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PICTURESQUE CALIFORNIA and the Region West of the Rocky Mountains, from Alaska to Mexico by Muir, John (Editor) - 1888

PICTURESQUE CALIFORNIA and the Region West of the Rocky Mountains, from Alaska to Mexico

by Muir, John (Editor)

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San Francisco and New York: The J. Dewing Company, Publishers, 1888. Hardcover. Very good. Folio, two volumes: 478 p. with over 600 etchings, photogravures, wood engravings, etc. In one-half morocco over pebbled cloth bindings, with decorative gilt stamping, five raised bands, and beveled edges. A closed tear to p.45-6 in the first volume has been neatly mended. Small ink stamp ("Dolgeville Academy") to the bottom of a few leaves in each volume. The leather has been professionally refurbished. A very good set. Kimes 174; Zamorano Select 87.

"In 1887 James Dewing and his associates conceived the idea of publishing the grandest California pictorial book of the nineteenth century, which would make money while taking advantage of the growing fascination with California and the West. Copying the format and title of William Cullen Bryant's hightly successful Picturesque America, they selected John Muir (1838-1914) as editor and a group of artists including Thomas Hill, William Keith, Julian Rix, and Charles Dorman Robinson to help create an elaborate subscription publication in a variety of formats. Muir wrote seven of the chapters; it is unclear how much he was really involved in editorial decisions" (Alan Jutzi).
  • Bookseller Independent bookstores US (US)
  • Format/Binding Hardcover
  • Book Condition Used - Very good
  • Quantity Available 1
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Publisher The J. Dewing Company, Publishers
  • Place of Publication San Francisco and New York
  • Date Published 1888
  • Keywords California, Western Americana, Natural History, Mountaineering, Nature Writing, Naturalists

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Picturesque California and The Region West of The Rocky Mountains, From Alaska to Mexico. In Parts (Incomplete)

by Muir, John (Editor)

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Used - Good+, some dampstaining here and there, smudging, overall nice
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New York / San Francisco: J. Dewing Publishing Company, 1888. Folio. Good+, some dampstaining here and there, smudging, overall nice. Folio. Several parts, each consisting of the original printed wraps and sequential pages, with photogravures, etchings and text illustrations, tissue guards present. All housed in a black canvas folio with gilt lettering on front. Oversize and heavy. Will require extra postage. This item consists of the following, all house in a publishers cloth portfolio: Parts 9-18. Part 19 states that "In this number begins Picturesque Colorado, by Ernest Ingersoll" (but the pagination continues as before) and there is a difference to the text contained on the outer wraps. It is followed by parts 20-22, and ends with page 352. Therefore, appears to contain about 1/3 of the set, perhaps represnting the middle volume of the three bound volumes some booksellers advertise. Regardless, a very nice representation with some foxing and smudging to some page edges and plates, but only very… Read More
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