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      Sale 2432 | Lot 74
      Price Realized: $8,750With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2432 Lot 74

        INSCRIBED BY KING TO A KEY PARTICIPANT (CALIFORNIA.) King, Clarence. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. [6], 292 pages. 8vo, contemporary 1/2 calf, skillfully rebacked with portion of original backstrip laid down, minor wear; minor foxing; author's gift inscription on flyleaf. Boston, 1872

        Estimate $500 - 750

        first edition, first issue. The inscription reads "Dear Fred. We waved the flag together on Shasta summit. Never forget it, or your friend, Clarence King." King's account of the ascent of Mount Shasta appears on pages 230-245, accompanied by a party of 4 including Frederick A. Clark: "Before quitting the ridge, Fred Clark and I climbed together out upon the highest pinnacle, a trachyte needle rising a few feet above the rest, and so small we could barely balance there together, but we stood a moment and waved the American flag, looking down over our shoulders eleven thousand feet" (page 239). Cowan 1933, page 328; Howes K148; Zamorano Eighty 47.

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $8,750