Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail by Ansel Adams. Berkeley: The Archtype Press, 1938. 42.5 cm, [1-8] pages (unnumbered), 50 plates (each accompanied by a leaf of descriptive letterpress), white linen lettered in black. First edition. Limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Adams. The engravings and prints were made by the Lakeside Press of Chicago, Illinois. An unsurpassed photographic interpretation of mountain scenery along the John Muir Trail. According to Adams, the photographs did not attempt to portray the Sierra in the manner of a catalogue, but conveyed "the experience and the moods derived from a close association with the mountains." The book favorably influenced the legislation establishing Kings Canyon National Park. Linen darkened, internally fine. Enclosed in a quarter leather clamshell box. (#151600).