A THOUSAND-MILE WALK TO THE GULF ... Edited by William Fredric Badé. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-viii] ix-xxvi [xxvii-xxviii 1-219  [221: blank] [222: printer's imprint] [223-224: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], 12 inserted plates, 1 inserted map, publisher's green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, color illustration laid on front panel, t,e.g., fore-edge untrimmed. 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 (trade format). A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (which reproduces a watercolor of a Florida sunset by Miss Amelia M. Watson on the front panel) with light wear at edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, and some general dust soiling. (#153649).
"Published November 1916" on copyright page.