Sierra Club member Walter Starr commissioned Adams to produce the book as a memorial to his son who was killed while climbing in the High Sierra. This elaborate publication was used as a sophisticated lobbying tool while Congress was voting on the establishment of Kings Canyon National Park. First Edition, Limited edition: 500 numbered and Signed copies by Adams. This copy is #164 of an edition of 500 Copies. NEAR FINE CONDITION, very little if any foxing to front and rear paste-downs and end-papers.
Three of the Plates have what would be called minor imperfections. Plate XV: BEAR CREEK SPIRE FROM MOUNT STARR has a 1.1mm X 0.1mm piece of ink missing from lower right-hand corner (see photos 7 and 8). Plate XVI: LEAVES has perhaps 5 or 6 "cracks' in the "emulsion in the lower right hand area of the plate only visible when viewing it in strong side light (see photos 9 and 10), and. Plate XXX: MARION LAKE has what can best be described as a 2mm bump in the lower center of the image, again only visible when viewing it in strong side light (see photos 11 and 12). I have owned this book since 2004, and have only taken it from the Glass Book Case it has been stored in 3 or 4 times.
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