The Idea of a Garden [Second Nature]
(NY), Atlantic Monthly Press, (1991). The uncorrected proof copy of the first book by the author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food, The Botany of Desire, and Cooked. Here titled The Idea of a Garden; published as Second Nature: A Gardener's Education. Selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of its 75 Great American Garden Books. This proof is shot from typescript and reproduces holograph page numbers. Mild wrinkling to a couple of pages, apparently in production; fading to spine; near fine in wrappers. The earliest appearance in print of any book-length work by this author whose writings have become instant bestsellers and touchstones for our times. Scarce. [#029955] $250

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