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[Bloomington], Brown Trout Press, (1997). A limited edition miniature fine press book. One of 75 copies, signed by the printer, Paul Brown. The paper is Johannot; the type was handset in News Gothic; and the images were printed with photopolymer plates (plus one U.S. postage stamp featuring the California condor, which had become extinct in the wild in 1987). In A Sand County Almanac, Leopold wrote "To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering." The text as printed here, and attributed to Leopold, is "The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts." This later version was crafted by biologist and ecologist Paul Ehrlich, author of the 1968 book The Population Bomb, writing in a 1971 Saturday Review article and quoting (or eloquently misquoting) Leopold. 3" x 2-1/4". Fine. A copy of the Saturday Review is included. [#031709] SOLD

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