The Writings of John Burroughs Finely Bound

  • The Writings of John Burroughs.

The Writings of John Burroughs.

Item Number: 2952

Riverside Press, 1895.

Octavo, 11 volumes. Three quarters leather over marbled boards, top edge gilt. Gilt tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers.

John Burroughs (April 3, 1837 – March 29, 1921) was an American naturalist and nature essayist, active in the U.S. conservation movement. In the words of his biographer Edward Renehan, Burroughs' special identity was less that of a scientific naturalist than that of "a literary naturalist with a duty to record his own unique perceptions of the natural world." The result was a body of work whose resonance with the tone of its cultural moment explains both its popularity at that time, and its relative obscurity since.