New York: The Century Co., 1912. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 284p. A black cloth hardcover book with a gilt pictorial cover and spine. Very good condition. Very lightly rubbed corners; the gilt detailing is barely chafed, still quite bright and shiny. The tissue protector on the frontis has caused tanning on the title page. Very light dampstaining along the top, bottom, and side edges, mostly visible on the plates. Otherwise, text clean and binding tight. Item #174274
An attractive copy of this work by the famous naturalist John Muir (1838-1914), illustrated with black and white plates depicting the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park. Inside the back cover is a sleeve containing a staplebound booklet from the Sierra Club, dated 1988, with information on park legislation and useful data for tourists.