Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1915. Large-Paper Edition. Hardcover. The Large-Paper Edition of Muir's last published work, this being copy No. 37 of 400 copies for sale out of the 450 copy limitation. Muir once wrote to a friend "I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer…. Civilization and fever, and all the morbidness that has been hooted at me, have not dimmed my glacial eyes, and I care to live only to entice people to look at natures loveliness." Cloth backed green paper over boards, title stamped in gilt onto leather spine label, 8vo (9 inches tall), pp. ix, [xii],  - 326, [327-332], deckle text block edges remain untrimmed, illustrated w. 16 plates and a tissue-guarded hand-colored photogravure frontis of The Muir Glacier, glossary of Words in the Chinook Jargon, index. Volume with a touch of toning and some light sunning to spine, minor scuffing to spine label, one plate w. a very large closed tear neatly missing illustration "Wrangell" and, perhaps an early stock number "A III 3" inked at bottom corner of ffep verso, else fine throughout. Near Fine. Item #3503
"John Muir - also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, botanist, zoologist, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America." wiki.
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