Steep trails

by John Muir

Other authorsWilliam Frederic Badè (Editor)
Hardcover, 1918




Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, 1918.


This collection of letters and magazine articles spans nearly thirty years of Muir's writing and is one of the lesser known gems of the Muir canon.

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LibraryThing member lazysky
Papers assembled span a period of John Muir's life as he travelled the western U.S. in the 1870s-1880s. They originated as letters and articles with fresh, first-impressions that were sent to publications of limited and local circulation. The Utah and Nevada sketches as well as the San Gabriel papers were based on letters to the San Francisco Evening Bulletin toward the end of the 1870s. Much of the material on Mount Shasta first appeared in 1874 but was rewritten and expanded to include Picturesque California and other region's west of the Rocky Mountains which Muir began to edit in the 1880s, in particular, the City of the Saints, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Mount Ranier, Oregon and the Grand Canyon.

Binding square and tight, grey-green cloth covered boards w/ minimal wear/crumples/soiling, white titling on spine and cover w/ paper landscape vignette tipped-in. Gilt top, text block is clean and unmarked on minor age toned trimmed and untrimmed pages throughout.
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Local notes

Includes chapters on Puget Sound, The forests of Washington and Ascent of Mount Rainier


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