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TRAVELS IN ALASKA John Muir 1915 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By Muir, John
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Boston, 1915, 1st edition. 329 pp, 12 b/w photos. Pictorial hardcover with TEG, the colorful cover illustration is bright and not worn, the spine and covers have minor soiling, but have virtually no edge wear, the spine title is legible and handsome if a bit faded. Internally the book is excellent, with no writing, no stains, no bookplates, no flaws of any kind. Near Fine or possibly Fine.  This is our best copy as of 2021. 

This is a narrative of author's first and second journey to Alaska in 1979 and 1880, and part of his third trip in 1890; on the remainder of his last trip, his notes have not been found. Describes his life in Wrangell, his explorations in the coastal glaciers of Southeast Alaska and the British Columbia region of the Stikine River with notes on various native tribes.

Contains material edited from newspaper articles Muir had written during his trips to Alaska in 1879, 1880 and 1890. Muir began working on the text in earnest in 1912, but his efforts to save the Hetch-Hetchy valley interrupted his work. Final work on the the manuscript was completed after Muir's death in 1914. 

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