Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xxvi, , 219,  pp. 13 plates, including frontispiece and map, tipped in. Green cloth with color print tipped on front cover, white lettering; top edge gilt in publisher's scarce color illustrated dustjacket. The image on the front cover of the book and dustjacket is from a water-color by Miss. Amelia M. Watson. A fine copy in very good dustjacket (wear to extremities; small chips to upper corners & spine head; short closed tears; darkening to spine and flap folds). Item #19625
"This book is autobiographical and takes Muir from his departure from the University of Wisconsis to this first summer in the Sierra. It is composed of: Muir's journal that he kept on his walk to the Gulf through his arrival in San Francisco, where the journal ends; An excerpt from a letter written by Muir to Mrs. Jeanne Carr that relates his first excursion in California to Yosemite; and Twenty Hill Hollow,' which chronicles Muir's enthusiastic appreciation for the low hills that border the plains of the great Central Valley." - Kimes 339; BAL 14773.