John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir. Edited by Linnie Marsh Wolfe. Illustrated.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1938.

Price: $3,500.00

About the item

First edition, signed by editor Linnie Marsh Wolfe on the half-title page, signed by Wanda Muir Hanna on the dedication page, and with an eight-line holograph manuscript leaf in ink of John Muir, tipped in at the dedication page. Frontispiece and seven other full-page plates; single sheet manuscript leaf, measuring 8 3/8 by 5 3/4 inches, folded once, tipped in at the dedication page;xxiv, 459pp. 8vo. WITH JOHN MUIR MANUSCRIPT LEAF. Tan cloth, spine and upper cover printed in red and blue. A near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket (light wear and tanning; short, narrow chip on upper spine, with no loss to printing, quite fresh and clean). BAL 14780 (noting only a trade issue); Kimes 379 (enhanced version).

Item #332668

Signed by editor Linnie Marsh Wolfe (in ink) on the half-title page: "Greetings from Linnie Marsh Wolfe" (beneath the printed title), signed by Wanda Muir Hanna (in ink), daughter of John Muir, on the dedication page: "Wanda Muir Hanna." Also present is a manuscript leaf with eight lines in the early hand of John Muir. The manuscript appears to be an unpublished leaf from Muir's early Yosemite journals, perhaps from the section entitled "My First Winter in Yosemite Valley" (circa 1869 - 1870).

An elusive title in dust jacket, especially when signed by editor and dedicatee, and rarely seen with manuscript leaf.