Our national parks. JOHN MUIR.
Our national parks.

Our national parks. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1901. 20.5x13.3 cm, pp. [1-10] [1] 2-370 [371: blank] [372: printer's colophon] [373-374: blank], flyleaf at front, 11 inserted plates with illustrations from photographs, 1 inserted map on plate paper, original green cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge gilt, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. A presentation copy with inscription by Muir on the front free endpaper: "To / Cornelius B. Bradley / with the Author's / sincere regards. / Martinez, Dec. 1901." Bradley, a professor of rhetoric at the University of California, was one of the signers of the Sierra Club's articles of incorporation and served as a director, treasurer, and SIERRA CLUB BULLETIN editor. Muir's second book. An aesthetic appreciation of the landscape, flora, and fauna of the parks and forest reservations of the American west. The emphasis is upon Yellowstone, Yosemite and Sequoia national parks, although there are references to a number of forest reserves. The book is composed of a series of ten articles first published in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY between 1898 and 1901. The map is "Map Showing Locations and Extent of the Forest Reserves & National Parks in Western United States to 3rd, August, 1901" engraved by C. J. Peters & Son, engrs., Boston. There were three printings of this book which retained the 1901 date on the title page and the statement "Published November, 1901" on the copyright page. These printings are identified by the collation of the sheets: (A) First printing, [11, 24, 3-258, 262]; (B) Later printings, [1-248]. This is either a second printing (500 copies printed 14 November 1901) or a third printing (494 copies printed 4 December 1901). BAL 14752. Kimes 237. Robinson 14. Bradley's name rubber-stamped on the front paste-down. Slight spine lean, spine ends and corner tips lightly worn, tiny stain on front cover, a very good copy. An important association copy. Enclosed in a custom quarter leather and cloth clamshell box. (#167585).

Printing identification statement for this book:
"Published November, 1901" on copyright page.