Steve Mather of the National Parks by Robert Shankland 1951 INSCRIBED to the US Secretary of the Interior by Gilbert GROSVENOR


Title: Steve Mather of the National Parks

Author: Robert Shankland, introduction by Gilbert Grosvenor

Description: Inscribed by Grosvenor, the president of National Geographic, to Douglas McKay, the then US Secretary of the Interior and a former Governor of Oregon. Stated First Edition. Boards in emerald cloth stamped in gilt. Clean. Dust jacket has some light chipping at spine ends and corners; closed tears and creases; not price clipped ($4.00). DJ in clear archival sleeve. Index. 326, xxii pages. 8.35 x 5.5 inches.

Inscribed ''To Honorable Douglas McKay / from Gilbert Grosvenor / Nov 9, '53''. Douglas McKay served as the US Secretary of the Interior between Jan 1953 and April 1956, and had formerly been the Governor of Oregon. Inscribed by Gilbert H. Grosvenor, the author of the introduction and an early working and hiking companion of Mather's. In 1899, he had been hired as National Geographic's first full-time employee by Alexander Graham Bell and later served as the magazine's president, 1920 to 1954.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Place: New York
Year: 1951

Keywords: Governor of Oregon, Secretary of the Interior, Douglas McKay, Gilbert Grosvenor, National Park Service,

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