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My first summer in the Sierra, by John Muir ; with illustrations from drawings made by the author in 1869 and from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason

Label
My first summer in the Sierra
Title
My first summer in the Sierra
Statement of responsibility
by John Muir ; with illustrations from drawings made by the author in 1869 and from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. One of the heroes of America's conservaton movement, Muir deserves much of the credit for making the Yosemite Valley a protected national park and for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. My first summer in the Sierra (1911) is based on Muir's original journals and sketches of his 1869 stay in the Sierras. Hired to supervise a San Joaquin sheep owner's flock at the headwaters of the Merced and Tulomne Rivers, Muir sets out for the mountains in June, returning to the Valley in September. He describes the flora and fauna of the mountains as well as his visits to Yosemite and his climbs of Mt. Hoffman and other peaks in the range"--From the Library of Congress American Memory website http://memory.loc.gov
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Also available online.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • 14765
  • no. 299
Citation source
  • Blanck, J. Bibliography of American literature
  • Kimes, W.F. John Muir, a reading bibliography
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F868.S5
LC item number
M9
Literary form
non fiction
Label
My first summer in the Sierra, by John Muir ; with illustrations from drawings made by the author in 1869 and from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason
Link
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.vg18
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Publication
Note
  • First edition
  • Text illustrated with reproductions of sketches made by Muir during an 1869 trip to the Sierra; and with 12 plates (frontispiece plus 11 additional plates) of reproductions of photographs by Herbert Gleason of views of the Sierra; photographs, tinted green and sepia, are each preceded by leaf of guard tissue printed with letterpress caption
  • Includes list of illustrations (plates and sketches) on pages vii-[viii]
  • Publisher's advertisements on page [2] of first sequence for other books by John Muir
  • Issued in publisher's binding of dark green cloth; gold-stamped spine title; upper cover illustrated with a Sierra mountain scene of pines and mountains, stamped in black, green, and gold; top edges gilt; with ivory dust jacket bearing a photograph of John Muir on front, and price of $2.50
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
[2], vii, [1], 353, [3] pages, [12] leaves of plates
Lccn
11014183
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: dust jacket lacking. In original publisher's binding as issued. Illustrated armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Joseph Gregg Layne, with his motto "E'en do bot spair nocht."
  • YRL copy at SRLF: dust jacket and original publisher's pictorial binding lacking. Rebound in olive green library buckram binding; accession date of 1911 on page 3.
Other physical details
illustrations (photogravures)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)01861775
  • ucoclc1861775
Label
My first summer in the Sierra, by John Muir ; with illustrations from drawings made by the author in 1869 and from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason
Link
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.vg18
Publication
Note
  • First edition
  • Text illustrated with reproductions of sketches made by Muir during an 1869 trip to the Sierra; and with 12 plates (frontispiece plus 11 additional plates) of reproductions of photographs by Herbert Gleason of views of the Sierra; photographs, tinted green and sepia, are each preceded by leaf of guard tissue printed with letterpress caption
  • Includes list of illustrations (plates and sketches) on pages vii-[viii]
  • Publisher's advertisements on page [2] of first sequence for other books by John Muir
  • Issued in publisher's binding of dark green cloth; gold-stamped spine title; upper cover illustrated with a Sierra mountain scene of pines and mountains, stamped in black, green, and gold; top edges gilt; with ivory dust jacket bearing a photograph of John Muir on front, and price of $2.50
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
[2], vii, [1], 353, [3] pages, [12] leaves of plates
Lccn
11014183
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: dust jacket lacking. In original publisher's binding as issued. Illustrated armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Joseph Gregg Layne, with his motto "E'en do bot spair nocht."
  • YRL copy at SRLF: dust jacket and original publisher's pictorial binding lacking. Rebound in olive green library buckram binding; accession date of 1911 on page 3.
Other physical details
illustrations (photogravures)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)01861775
  • ucoclc1861775

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