A THOUSAND-MILE WALK TO THE GULF ... Edited by William Frederic Badé. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin company, 1916. Octavo, pp, [xxx], , 12 plates, 1 map, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, pictorial paper onlay affixed to front cover. First edition. Autobiographically, this volume bridges the period between Muir's THE STORY OF MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH and MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA. A manuscript journal, a portion of a letter, and a published article provide an account of Muir's botanical excursion from Kentucky to Florida in 1867, trip to Cuba, voyage to San Francisco via Panama, and first year in California. Muir's journal ends with his arrival in California in April 1868. The autobiographical narratives are connected by excerpting his brief account of his first visit to Yosemite Valley from a letter to Mrs. Carr, and providing a description of Twenty Hill Hollow (first printed in the OVERLAND MONTHLY for July 1872) where Muir spent much of his first year in California. BAL 14773. Neat previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, scattered foxing to text block, a fine copy. (#148159).
"Published November 1916" on copyright page.