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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in anear fine dust jacket. Sunning to the jacket spine. The author's first book and winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. Canin was selected by Granta magazine as one of the 20 best young novelists in America. He is the author of America America, published to excellent reviews. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Faber and Faber. 2010. Hardcover. First British edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Some bumping to the spine ends. The latest book by the author of The True History of the Kelly Gang is an improvisation on the life of Aleix de Tocqueville. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and a finalist for The National Book Award.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. Hardcover. Later printing. An early printing, most likely issued by a small natural science book club. One of the more unusual variants of this book. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Foxing to the end papers and to the dust jacket flaps. Owner name on front end paper. Wear at the extremities of the jacket and closed tear at the bottom of the front panel. Signed by Rachel Carson on the title page. Uncommon signed.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Second edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Green cloth book with gilt lettering. Some wear to the head and foot of the jacket spine and small stain on rear panel. Wear at the extremities. A landmark in environmental journalism. Based on a lengthy article in the New Yorker, this book told the story of how insecticides and pesticides were silently killing birds, insects and fish across America. Although the book was primarily concerned with the misuse of pesticides, it was the first work work to address the larger issues of environmental pollution. As one authority commented, "Although the book was primarily concerned with the misuse of pesticides, it was the first work work to address the larger issues of environmental pollution.
Boston: Little, Brown. 1934. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Bright red top stain. Some push to the spine ends. and minor foxing to the rear endpapers. Wear to the extremities of the jacket chipping to the head of the jacket. A mild bit of toning and soiling to the rear panel of the jacket. As Will Self wrote in an essay several years ago: ì 'Journey,' published in 1932, burst like a bombshell on the Parisian literary scene, garnering huge sales and almost winning the Prix Goncourt." Price clipped.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremitie of the dust jacket and some soiling to the rear panel. Stated first edition. A fictionalized account of farm labor strike in California, much like those that were led by Cesar Chavez in the 1960s and 1970s. Signed by the authoron the front free endpaper.