MEMOIRS / THE HELMET OF MAMBRINO
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1904 (vii) 429 pages. First Edition. Bookplate of Lyman Nichols on front pastedown. Illustrated, including frontispiece portrait of Clarence King and eight plates. Vellum-backed illustrated boards. Gilt titling. t.e.g. Octavo. Synoptic Index. Published for the King Memorial Committee of The Century Association after King's death. A collection of personal memories of King by his friends and associates, together with King's short story, "The Helmet of Mambrino". Contributors include James D. Hague, John Hay, William Dean Howells, Henry Adams and Samuel Franklin Emmons among others. King was an extraordinary geologist, mountaineer and author. His Mountaineering In the Sierra Nevada is #47 of The Zamorano 80 and one of Lawrence Clark Powell's California Classics. Slight insect damage to front hinge, but a Near Fine copy, the best we've seen, and now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
Signed: n Edition: First Edition
Jacket Condition: Custom Clear Mylar
Binding: Vellum-backed Boards
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 1578