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[BINDINGS]. MUIR, John (1838-1914). The Writings of John Muir. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916-1924. 
 
10 volumes, 8vo. Numerous photogravure and halftone plates. 20th-century half maroon morocco gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut.
 
LIMITED EDITION, number 137 of 750 copies the “Manuscript Edition.” The collected works of Muir, who was a wilderness preservationist and the founding president of the Sierra Club.

[Bound in to Volume I:]  MUIR, John. Autograph manuscript, a page from the manuscript of The Mountains of California (1894). 1 page, 4to, (155 x 198 mm), in ink on paper with a few pencil corrections comprising 10 lines in ink, paginated "[35?]" at top. The text describes Bloody Cañon: "...marvelous freshness & simplicity, furnishing the student with extraordinary advantages for the acquisition of knowledge of this sort. The most striking passages are polished & triated surfaces, which reflect the rays of sun like smooth water. The dam of Red Lake is an elegantly glaciated rib of metamorphic slate, brought into relief because of its superior..." (Vol. 4, Chapter 5, "The Passes," p. 103 in this set).

Property from the Collection of Todd D. Moberly, Berea, Kentucky
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