Huntington Library Acquires Unique Additions in January

The Huntington Library announced recently that it has acquired a unique 10-volume edition of “The Life and Writings of John Muir” that incorporates 260 original photographs — most by Herbert W. Gleason, a nature photographer who inspired the work of Ansel Adams. The items were purchased at the Huntington’s 20th annual Library Collectors’ Council meeting held in January.
The Council also purchased “A Monograph on the Genus Camellia,” an outsize volume containing sumptuous hand-colored aquatint plates after watercolors by Clara Maria Pope, one of a small number of women in England who pursued an artistic career in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Additional purchases included manuscripts by a close member of Galileo’s circle and by an American Revolutionary War officer, as well as a genealogical roll of arms from the Elizabethan era.
“During the past two decades, the Library Collectors’ Council has helped us acquire more than 100 significant items — including rare books, individual manuscripts, archival collections and photographs — and spent nearly $3.9 million doing so,” said David Zeidberg, Avery director of the Library at the Huntington. “We are enormously grateful to the Council for their generous support over the years.”
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