Publisher's Dummy for The Writings of John Muir
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, [ca. 1917]. The Writings of John Muir was published over several years as a ten-volume set. This publisher's dummy, in green cloth, with gilt lettering, has the author name and publisher on the front cover; uses a "Writings of John Muir" cover as a front pastedown; with a Sierra Edition Vol. VI and Vol. I spine as a front flap, in two styles: gilt on cloth, and black leather label stamped in gilt; the title page is from a 1917 edition of The Story of My Boy-Hood and Youth. The dummy includes portions of a least five of the first six volumes, and approximately two dozen illustrations, including a frontispiece of Muir. The rear pastedown is an example of the three quarter leather binding with marbled paper boards. Offsetting to the endpages, wear to the covers and edges; only a very good copy, but an interesting amalgam, conveying a great deal of information about the forthcoming project in a very small volume that could be easily carried and shown to prospective purchasers. [#032805] SOLD

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