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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

Wheaton, Quest Books, (1995). Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen: "Thank you for endorsing my book. I hope to meet you some day." Matthiessen has a blurb on the front flap: "An unusually stimulating and exhilarating book, of profound value to those seeking to clarify the essential nature of everyday existence -- in short, all of us." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032426] $125
Boulder, Johnson Books, (2003). An investigative account of an egregious case of environmental degradation and the poisoning of thousands of workers by the W.R. Grace Corporation in Libby, Montana, the site of a vermiculite mine that was heavily tainted with asbestos. From the library of Peter Matthiessen. With a two-paragraph blurb of advance praise from Matthiessen, and with a letter from the publisher laid in expressing gratitude and conveying that "of all the copies we sent out, your response [meant] the most to [Peacock]." Fine in wrappers. [#032439] $125
London, Harvill Press, (2000). First thus, collecting The Tree Where Man Was Born; African Silences; and Sand Rivers, with an introduction by Matthiessen for this edition. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Near fine in wrappers. [#032005] $100
NY, Random House, (1965). Matthiessen's own copy of the advance reading copy of his fourth novel. Nominated for the National Book Award and filmed nearly thirty years later, a tale of various Americans with widely divergent aims whose actions all have unintended effects on a tribe of Stone Age Amazonian Indians. This was the first fictional treatment of one of the themes that has dominated Matthiessen's writings, both fiction and nonfiction, over the last 30 years -- the impact of Europeans on the environment and the indigenous cultures living in relative harmony with it, from a perspective that combines the political, cultural and spiritual. Unmarked, but from Matthiessen's library. Foxing to endpages and page edges; spine creased, with an additional crease to the rear cover; a good copy in wrappers. [#032002] $100
NY, Viking, 1961. Matthiessen's fourth book, third novel. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Foxing; offsetting to endpages; top stain faded. Very good in a very good dust jacket. [#032033] $100
NY, Bantam, (1957). The first Bantam paperback printing of his first novel, published as Race Rock in 1954. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Spine creased, pages browning, one small edge tear; very good in wrappers. [#032031] $100
Durham, Carolina Wren Press, (1994). Short stories: winner of the Sonja H. Stone Fiction Contest. With a blurb by Matthiessen on the rear cover. And with a full page inscription from Lewis to Matthiessen and also with an autograph letter signed laid in -- an indication of how powerful an influence Matthiessen's writings, and then meeting Matthiessen, had been for the author. The book is fine in wrappers. [#032422] $100
Santa Barbara, Capra Press, 1986. Inscribed by Paulson to Peter [Matthiessen]: "who understands what's at stake! Please help lift our book high enough into the international spotlight so it can fly on its impressive inner strength." Matthiessen, one of more than 100 contributors, has two paragraphs in the "Problem" section. In part: "I can not be optimistic about the future so long as we put second-rate people of stunted vision and no imagination in high office." Near fine in wrappers. [#032414] $100
(Sag Harbor), Canio's Editions, (1997). Poetry, by a writer with experience as both a commercial and sportfishing boat captain. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife. Matthiessen has provided a blurb for the rear cover. [#032430] $100
NY, Talese/Doubleday, (2008). His fourth novel. Warmly inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] who has provided a blurb for the dust jacket, calling the book "fascinating and moving" and "a rare novel, wonderfully researched and beautifully written." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032442] $100
NY, The Paris Review, 2014. The Spring 2014 issue of The Paris Review, with an autograph note signed from Stein, the editor, to Matthiessen laid in: "Dear Peter, Neil Olson passed along your kind words about our recent issues. Thank you. They mean the world to me. In the front of the magazine you'll see an ad for your book [In Paradise] - I can't wait to read it. Warm regards, Lorin." Matthiessen passed away in April, 2014. Fine in wrappers. [#032449] $100
NY, Counterpoint, (2003). A novel of the jazz age, the author's first work of fiction. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen], "whose early enthusiasm for this came at a very good time for its author." Matthiessen's blurb for the book appears on the rear panel: "....many moving and exciting episodes and wonderful period detail." Other blurbs from Jim Harrison, Paul Winter, and W.S. Merwin. Bump to rear foredge of board; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032440] $100
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux/Michael Di Capua, (1988). From the library of Peter Matthiessen. "Compliments of the Author" card laid in, along with a typed note signed by the publisher, Michael Di Capua, requesting comment. A Matthiessen blurb for Woiwode's earlier book, Poppa John, appears on the back of the dust jacket. Foxing to top edge; near fine in a near fine, internally foxed dust jacket. [#032415] $100
NY, Norton, (2012). From the library of Peter Matthiessen, who provided a blurb for the back of the dust jacket, in part: "...credit is at long last given to those who deserve it most." Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with just a crimp to the crown. [#032447] $100
Nacogdoches, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1989. Matthiessen is interviewed by Paul Rea. This copy is from Matthiessen's library; a two-page letter to Matthiessen from the editor, Lee Schulz, is laid in. Near fine in wrappers. [#032072] $80
(Saint Amand), Gallimard, (1967). The first French edition of his third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last "stone age" tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. A review copy, with "S P" on the rear cover. Very good in wrappers. [#032062] $80
NY, Harper & Row, (1979). A previously unpublished piece by Matthiessen that sheds light on the moment of his formal commitment to Zen Buddhism. The simultaneous issue in wrappers. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Near fine. [#032408] $70
Boston, Shambhala, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy of these Zen journals spanning the years 1969-1982. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Very good in wrappers. [#032021] $70
London, Heinemann, (1962). The first British edition of Matthiessen's fourth book, third novel. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Very good in a good dust jacket. [#032035] $70
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1989. The uncorrected proof copy. From Matthiessen's library and including his contribution from The Wind Birds. Spine-sunned; very good in wrappers. [#032416] $70
NY, Viking, (1978). His National Book Award-winning volume, recounting a trip to the Himalayas with naturalist George Schaller in the hopes both of encountering a snow leopard in the wild and of coming to terms with his wife's recent death from cancer. This is a third printing: unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Very good, lacking the dust jacket. Named Salon Magazine's top travel book of the century. [#032046] $70
San Anselmo, Audio Wisdom, 1999. A two-cassette, two-hour audio recording of an evening with Peter Matthiessen. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Still shrink-wrapped; fine. [#032065] $70
NY, Braziller, (1970). First thus, with Alexander's introduction. Inscribed by Matthiessen: "For Excellentissima/ with much love from Pete - at Christmas - Woodstock - 1970." Boards rubbed from slipcase; near fine in a fine slipcase. [#032087] $70
(NY), Dramatists Play Service, (1994). Pintauro's adaptation of Matthiessen's book of the same name, with "Peter" as the main character. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#032100] $70
(NY), Penguin, (1989). First thus, the Penguin paperback edition, edited and introduced by Matthiessen. This copy is from Matthiessen's library and has a letter laid in from the publisher to Matthiessen, as well as a press release. Near fine in wrappers. [#032095] $60
(Paris), Gallimard, (1983). First thus, a French paperback edition of his National Book Award-winning volume, recounting a trip to the Himalayas with naturalist George Schaller in the hopes both of encountering a snow leopard in the wild and of coming to terms with his wife's recent death from cancer. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Paperclip and mark front cover; staple to first blank; near fine in wrappers. [#032049] $45
NY, Random House, (1997). The uncorrected proof copy of the second novel in the trilogy that began with Killing Mr. Watson, based on a series of events in Florida at the turn of the last century and using the novel form to explore the settling and development of that frontier, with an awareness of the ecological implications of that development. This proof contains textual differences from the published version. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Very good in wrappers. [#032012] $45
NY, Viking, 1961. Matthiessen's fourth book, third novel. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Foxing; offsetting to endpages; top stain faded. Very good in a fair dust jacket: creased and torn and internally tape-repaired. [#032034] $45
NY, Dutton/Obelisk, (1983). The first printing of this Dutton paperback edition, without Eliot Porter's photography. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. First few pages loose; very good in wrappers. [#032059] $45
NY, Viking, (1967). Third printing. The Viking Compass paperback edition of Matthiessen's first book of nonfiction, a survey of the effect of the Europeans on the fauna of North America and a classic in the field of conservation literature. From the library of Peter Matthiessen. One paragraph and one sentence marked by the author. Heavily creased and foxed; a good copy in wrappers. [#032064] $45
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