Stones of Silence
NY, Viking, (1980). Second printing. Inscribed by Schaller to Peter Matthiessen, "with gratitude for all your contributions to this book." Laid in is an autograph letter signed from Schaller to Matthiessen conveying the book and explaining its delay, and also adding that he is enclosing a rock (not included here) for Matthiessen's meditation room that he picked up in Potala (Lhasa) where a prayer wall once stood. Matthiessen is Schaller's travel companion in the chapter of the book entitled "Journey to Crystal Mountain," territory Matthiessen covered in his book The Snow Leopard. Foxing to the boards and the edges of the text block; a good copy in a very good, edgeworn dust jacket. The letter is near fine. [#031751] SOLD

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