Title: Picturesque California: The Rocky Mountains ...
Publisher: J. Dewing Pubishing Company, New York and San Francisco
Publication Date: 1888
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 # 32585
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