Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Hardcover. Very good. Early printing, with no date on title page, slightly enlarged from the first edition. Kimes (237) suggests a 1909 date for this printing, based on dated footnotes on pages 12 and 27. 382 pp, indexed, illustrated with 11 plates from photographs and a map showing the locations and extent of Forest Reserves and National Parks in the Western United States. Corners rubbed and lightly bumped, gilt lettering and design remain bright, binding tight and square. Nautical bookplate of R.J.A. Stern on front pastedown. A collection of Muir's essays from the Atlantic Monthly, explicitly intended to increase public awareness of the value and beauty of the National Parks and thus the necessity of preserving them from development. BAL 14752.