MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Edited with a Preface by Francis P. Farquhar

King Clarence

Published by London Adam and Charles Black 1947, 1947
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First edition thus. A copy with fine provenance, from the library of famed climber Eric Roberts. With a portrait frontispiece and 6 black and white plates from photographs, including three by Ansel Adams. 8vo, publisher's canary yellow cloth lettered in red on the upper cover and spine, in the original dustjacket. 320 pp. A very good and fresh copy, the text very clean with just a little occasional and very minor evidence of foxing, the cloth bright and clean with essentially no wear, the jacket with a bit of age-wear along the top edge but still very attractive. A MOUNTAINEERING CLASSIC, AND A CLASSIC WORK ON CALIFORNIA, THIS EDITION IS ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANSEL ADAMS. Clarence King's writings for the Atlantic Monthly became hugely popular when first published in book form in 1872 and were highly praised by literary authors such as William Dean Howells. Three of the photographic illustrations are by Ansel Adams, and one is by Cedric Wright, Adams' mentor and best friend for decades. King's writings were from his time spent with the Geological Survey of California from 1863 to 1866. Farquhar credits him with being "the first to climb the Sierra Nevada and the first to write of the range extensively in all its moods.". Bookseller Inventory # 27750

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Publisher: London Adam and Charles Black 1947

Publication Date: 1947

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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