Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 281

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(TRAVEL.) [Burroughs, John.] In Nature's Laboratory (cover title). Map, 44 original photographs, facsimile letter by John Burroughs, text illustrations. [50] pages. 4to, publisher's stamped limp suede, minor rubbing, tasteful restoration to backstrip; hinges starting, related newspaper clipping taped to front free endpaper, a few inked comments apparently by the original owner, contents otherwise clean; uncut; inscribed to longtime Edison associate Arthur W. Moore on dedication leaf and signed by Edison, Burroughs, and Firestone. Np, [1916]

Additional Details

A privately printed account of a summer vacation trip taken by Thomas Edison, naturalist John Burroughs, and tire magnate Harvey Firestone on a 1115-mile automobile journey from Orange, NJ through upstate New York and Vermont. Some of the text is credited to Burroughs, and most is anonymous narrative verse; Burroughs was apparently responsible for designing and producing the book.