A Year in the Fields
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1896. "Selections from the writings of John Burroughs: with illustrations from photographs by Clifton Johnson." There is also a three-page introduction to the volume by Johnson, after which, in this copy, Johnson has written by hand an additional 100+ words on Burroughs' appearance, his expressions, and his inner nature. Signed by Johnson and dated December 25, 1896, in Hadley, Mass. Johnson, in addition to being a photographer, was a prolific author of more than 100 titles, including the 1922 book John Burroughs Talks. The 20 illustrations "from photographs" are of Burroughs in various locations outdoors, in the natural world. One is annotated in an unknown hand, "Riverby, 163" -- the name of Burroughs' estate. Additionally, signed on the title page by Charles N. Elliot. Elliot served as editor for the 1915 tribute collection Walt Whitman as Man, Poet and Friend, which naturally included a John Burroughs appearance. Front hinge cracked; spine heavily sunned; modest foxing to endpages. A good copy, without dust jacket, with ribbon marker bound in. A remarkable association copy. [#033515] SOLD

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