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Climb the Mountains., John Muir (1838-1914).
1 John Muir (1838-1914). Climb the Mountains.
Santa Cruz: Peter and Donna Thomas, 1995 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 28. Miniature Book. 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 inches. Unpaginated. [17] pp. Accordion book, illustrations and text linocuts on painted handmade paper; text clean, unmarked. Wrappers, Sierra wood cover panels and spine label; binding square and tight, covers bowed. SIGNED by Donna Thomas on colophon. Fine. This little volume contains an excerpt from John Muir's Our National Parks (1901, p. 56). It begins, "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees." John Muir was a naturalist, explorer, author, and conservationist, and first president of the Sierra Club. He died in Los Angeles in 1914. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2157. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Song of Creation., John Muir (1838-1914).
2 John Muir (1838-1914). Song of Creation.
Santa Cruz: Peter and Donna Thomas, 1999 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this is number 23. Miniature Book. 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches. Unpaginated. Color illustrations of Yosemite, with hand-written text photo-reproduced; text clean, unmarked. Accordion book, paper over boards, pictorial paper label on front cover; binding square and tight. Fine. Illustrations and binding by Donna Thomas, handmade paper by Peter Thomas. Illustrations of landmarks in Yosemite, with labels, and a quote from John Muir: "From form to form, beauty to beauty, ever changing, never resting, all are speeding on with love's enthusiasm, singing with the stars the eternal song of creation." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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These Waiting Hills: The Santa Monicas., John Russell McCarthy (1889-1973).
3 John Russell McCarthy (1889-1973). These Waiting Hills: The Santa Monicas.
Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1925 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 3/8 inches. 73 pp. Photograph frontispiece with protective tissue guard, title page in decorative border, headpieces; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped full green cloth boards, printed dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, offsetting from dust jacket on free end-papers, light shelf wear. Very Good. A collection of prose essays about the Santa Monica Mountains. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Untarnished Gold, The Immutable Treasure: A Report on a Book-in-Progress., Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001).
4 Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001). The Untarnished Gold, The Immutable Treasure: A Report on a Book-in-Progress.
Davis, CA: University of California, Davis, 1970 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
Series: Library Associates of the University Library, Davis Keepsake, No. 3. LIMITED EDITION. of 850 copies composed and printed for Library Associates by the University of California Printing Department, Berkeley. Pamphlet. 9 x 6 1/8 inches. [vi], 16, [2] pp. 4 original woodcut decorations by Mallette Dean, decorative initial; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light use / shelf wear. Very Good. Foreword by J. R. Blanchard, University Librarian, University of California, Davis. This essay was delivered with great spirit and style at the Library Associates meeting on April 12, 1970, expressing LCP's perceptive and abiding interest in California literature. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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