Our National Parks.


Our National Parks.


John Muir


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There were many printings of this edition; we have located copies of the following: 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904 (""tenth impression""), 1905 (""11th impression""), and 1906 (""12th impression""). We have seen three copies with no date on the title page, but the updated footnotes on pages 12 and 27 use the date of 1909. On the copyright page of all copies is: Published November, 1901. BAL shows three printings issued in 1901, and states that there were several later reprints under this date. Muir's record of sales and royalties received from printings of this edition shows that there were 2,011 books sold from November, 1901, to February, 1902; and by February 1911,7,843 books had been sold for a total royalty of$1,885.79 (CStoC). For later editions, see: no. 238; no. 286 (enlarged); no. 341, v. 6; no. 386; no. 423; no. 487. This book is composed often articles previously published in The Atlantic Monthly (see numbers that follow chapter titles for prior publication): I. The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West, no. 217; II. The Yellowstone National Park, no. 219; Ill. The Yosemite National Park, no. 224; IV. The Forests of the Yosemite Park, no. 226; V. The Wild Gardens of the Yosemite Park, no. 228;VI. Among the Animals of the Yosemite, no. 222; VII. Among the Birds of Yosemite, no. 223; VIII. The Fountains and Streams of the Yosemite National Park, no. 232; IX. The Sequoia and General Grant National Parks, no. 234 enlarged; X. The American Forests, no. 209.


Our National Parks. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, Nov., 1901. [xiv]


370 pp


Illus., 21 cm. Green cloth with pictorial decoration in gilt and black; gilt-stamped lettering on spine and front cover, top edges gilt. lllus.: 12 plates tipped in, incl. map and front. Price: $1.75.



Our National Parks.