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Bear Clover (2009). 3 x 2 1/8 inches. (The clamshell box measures 3 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches). The text is a quote by John Muir. One copy. $450.

Bear clover forms a fragrant carpet under pines in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Donna painted the watercolor illustration of a bouquet of bear clover while in the Sierra. The text, which describes the plant, is from John Muir’s text “My First Summer in the Sierra” and is hand written with numerous illuminated linital letters. Full bound in brown oasis goat skin with raised bands on the spine, front and back covers. The front features a multi-color leather onlay of bear clover. A sachet of dried crushed bear clover is included with the book, and provides the reader with a smell of what Muir was writing about.

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