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

(Saint Paul), Graywolf, (1988). A collection of short fiction by a writer who is now best-known for his writings in science and natural history, including Song of the Dodo, which won a John Burroughs Medal, and Spillover, which tracked contagious diseases that pass from animals to humans. Warmly inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen]. Near fine in wrappers. [#032517] $350
London, Bodley Head, (2012). The first British edition. A highly praised book, on many "Best of the Year" lists, it also led to Quammen's publishing books in the past several years on the origins of AIDS and the Ebola virus. An association copy: warmly inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen], " -- If I have a literary older brother, it's you. Deep thanks for your inspiration and your friendship." Dated in the year of publication. Matthiessen has clipped and laid in Quammen's return address. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032518] $350
NY, Scribner, (1996). An advance reading excerpt printing two of the ten chapters from Quammen's ground-breaking volume focusing on "island biogeography in an age of extinction." This copy is signed by fellow author Terry Tempest Williams, who has added the note "For Comment." Dampstaining to lower edges, not affecting text; near fine in wrappers. [#015375] $70
NY, Schoken/Lyons, (1985). The uncorrected proof copy. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Modest foxing, about near fine in wrappers. [#032159] $45
NY, Norton, (2003). The advance reading copy. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen, whose book Tigers in the Snow, is quoted from in the text. Fine in wrappers. [#032160] $40
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