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The Yosemite / John Muir / First Edition / 1912

The Yosemite / John Muir / First Edition / 1912

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By John Muir

The Yosemite was a book Muir said should have been written years earlier. It includes a number of articles that had appeared in print before and borrowed chapters from The Mountains of California (Zamorano 80, #56) and Our National Parks. The book is primarily a guidebook for the traveler but also contains the arguments for saving Hetch Hetchy. As the book appeared in print, the battle for Hetch Hetchy was still raging, and Muir, acknowledging the likelihood of defeat, said, "I'll be relieved 110 when it's settled, for it's killing me. No matter, for I've had a grand life in these divine mountains." (Zamorano Select 77).

Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket: None.

The book is in the original pictorial dark green cloth, top edge gilt (small spot of ghosting to gilt on front panel, else fine). There is a Frontispiece, 31 full-page plates from photographs, 3 folding maps.

Provenance: The Collection of Chet Ross
Publisher: The Century Co.
Publication Date: 1912
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition (BAL 14767)
Pages: (i-ii), (i-x), 284pp
Size: 8 3/16" x 5 1/2" 8vo
Weight: 1.73lbs

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