THE YOSEMITE

By: MUIR, JOHN

Price: $750.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very good +


8vo (6" x 8½"). pp. 284. Early printing.

An unsigned binding design in textured gold and two shades of gray on dark green cloth. The binding design continues on the spine. With three folding maps of the Yosemite valley, vignette title page, frontispiece and 31 full-page photogravures, featuring the beauty spots of the Yosemite Valley.

A travel guide and a call for the defense of the Yosemite valley, which was at the time threatened by development of the Hetch Hetchy Valley, a remote and magnificent corner of the Yosemite Grant, into a reservoir for the city of San Francisco.

A stunning binding design that uses two tones of textured gold and two shades of gray and the dark green color of the cloth to create a subtle but striking interpretation of the image on p. 124 of Mirror Lake, Mount Watkins and the slopes of Cloud's Rest.

A very good + copy with a slight bump to the upper front corner and faint rubbing to the upper portion of gilt stamping. Scarce. BAL 14767.

Title: THE YOSEMITE

Author Name: MUIR, JOHN

Categories: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, NATURAL HISTORY, TRAVEL- CALIFORNIA- YOSEMITE VALLEY,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, The Century Company: 1914 (1912)

Binding: cloth

Book Condition: Very good +

Seller ID: 2236

Keywords: YOSEMITE JOHN MUIR HETCH-HETCHY PUBLISHER'S BINDING DECORATIVE CLOTH