Ten parts: [xii]  2 - 478 pp Folio. original light blue gray cloth, pictorially stamped and lettered in black, patterned endpapers. "Illustrated with etchings, photogravures, wood engravings, etc. by eminent artists" -these include Harry Fenn, Thomas Hill, William Keith, Thomas Moran and Frederic Remington. There are 120 full page plates with other illustrations in the text. There were many different issues of this publication and the variations are numerous and confusing. However, this set is format "D" of the reprint formats.In addition to editing this series, Muir wrote seven of the essays. The fine etchings, photogravures, and text engravings by some of the best artists of the day are a very desirable feature of this highly collectable Muir work. Interestingly, the publisher did not bind the pages to the fragile paper spine. Perhaps it was done that way to make it easier for their patrons to remove attractive plates, all of which would be suitable for framing and displaying. [Currey and Kruska 257. BAL 14744]. Covers a bit dust soiled, some more than others, a few with "nibbled" edges, a few with smudging, a few plates with some foxing in the margins, perhaps 6-7 plates in all, else interior fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Picturesque California: The Rocky Mountains ...
Publisher: J. Dewing Pubishing Company
Publication Date: 1888
Book Description J. Dewing Publishing Company, New York and San Francisco, 1888. Leather bound. Book Condition: Good. Early edition. 478pp. Folio [40.5 cm] Red gilt stamped leather. Rebacked in red cloth, with the majority of the original backstrips laid over. All edges gilt. Turn ins gilt. Marbled endpapers. Title pages printed in red and black. Tissue guards printed in red. Ex-library (deaccessed), with only several minor markings. The covers are scuffed, and the underlying boards are exposed at the edges. The front hinge of volume 2 is broken, however the cover is still holding. Several pages in volume 1 are misnumbered. All the plates are present, however the illustration and tissue guard at p. 216 are detached. The pages are very clean, and the text blocks are quite sturdy. May require extra postage due to weight. A work edited by the founder of the Sierra Club, with illustrations after paintings by Thomas Moran, W. M. Cary, Frederick Remington, Thomas Hill, Frederick S. Cozzens, among others. Bookseller Inventory # 50931
Book Description J. Dewing Publishing Company, New York and San Francisco, 1888. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Good. Emeinent American Artists (illustrator). B0008CB1US First text page is #145, starting with Mt. Shasta section; the last page is #322, the Colorado section. Some foxing, especially to paper of some of the plate pages. Cover is worn, with cracking to hinge leather top and bottom of spine. Seriously rubbed to back cover, with a good deal of the leather rubbed away. Torn about 3" to title page, binding area; otherwise soundly bound and otherwise clean internally. Bookseller Inventory # 000235