Wake-Robin (The Writings of John Burroughs, Vol. I) - Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York & The Riverside Press, Cambridge - 1905 (original publication in 1871) - 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" - 252 pages - dark green (looks light blue in scan - I don't understand why) cloth covered hardback with gilded spine and top page edges - fore and bottom edges deckled - illustrated with two L. A. Fuertes plates (one black, one colored) and three black/white photographs - no dust jacket. Good condition with edge and corner wear - heavy toning to end papers and page edges. Interior is a little loose, but clean and complete.
John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an American naturalist and essayist born in New York's Catskill Mountains. He achieved extraordinary popularity with his first essay collection, Wake-Robin, written in 1871. He was an important pioneer in the evolution of the conservation movement along with his friends, John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Henry Ford. An avid fly fisherman, he also wrote some notable fishing essays.