The Writings of John Burroughs. JOHN BURROUGHS.
The Writings of John Burroughs
The Writings of John Burroughs
The Writings of John Burroughs

The Writings of John Burroughs

"John Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Thoreau himself of that especially American literary genre, the nature essay, and by the turn of the century he had become a virtual cultural institution in his own right: the Grand Old Man of Nature at a time when the American romance with the idea of nature, and the American conservation movement, had come fully into their own. His extraordinary popularity and popular visibility were sustained by a prolific stream of essay collections, beginning with Wake-Robin in 1871." -American Memory, Library of Congress

Autograph edition, number 43 of 750 copies signed by Burroughs. Beautifully bound in publisher's morocco.

Complete 23-volume set, profusely illustrated with engraved or photogravure frontispieces and other illustrations throughout on Japan paper.

Note: A manuscript leaf is tipped in at the beginning of Volume I, but appears to be from Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphrey Ward and not from John Burroughs' writings.

Provenance: The George M. Pflaumer (Christie's 1997).

Octavo, publisher's three-quarter morocco, gilt decorated spines with floral patterns, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; text partially unopened. A few volumes with light rubbing to leather. An exquisite set.

Price: $3,300 .