The Lord's Woods. The Passing of an American Woodland
NY, Norton, 1971. Winner of the 1972 John Burroughs Medal, for a distinguished book of natural history. Examines thirty years of life in and the premature death (in 1958) of a tract of land on Long Island, once owned by a family named Lord. Inscribed by Arbib: "To ___ ___/ who knows by word and deed the value of wild lands. With sincere appreciation. Robert Arbib/ June 20, 1977." The recipient had recently donated a substantial piece of property to the Westchester County Marshlands Conservancy. Small owner label (apparently over another name) on the front flyleaf; near fine in a very good, modestly rubbed and spine-faded dust jacket internally tape-strengthened at the spine base. Other winners of the John Burroughs Medal have included Rachel Carson, John McPhee, Peter Matthiessen, Barry Lopez, Aldo Leopold, etc. [#032703] SOLD
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