New York: The Century Company, 1912. First edition. Original pictorial publisher's cloth binding with bright gilt to spine and front board. Top edge gilt. A Near Fine copy with minor offsetting on the title page and a previous owner's bookplate on the front paste-down. In all a square, fresh, pleasing copy that includes all 3 folding maps and 32 illustrated plates.
"John Muir has inspired Yosemite's travelers to see under the surface through his poetic imagery...Muir, who came to California seeking the solitute of nature, decided to stay -- dabbling as a glaciologist, a wilderness activist, and a writer who published persuasive ecological articles with a quill made from a golden eagle feather found on Yosemite's Mount Hoffmann" (National Park Service). The present is his account of the beloved park, its landmarks, its seasonal climate conditions, and its wildlife. Near Fine (Item #2935)