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Roadless Area
NY, Knopf, 1964. The 1965 John Burroughs Medal winner. An account of journeys Brooks took with his wife in the roadless areas of the U.S., including Alaska, as well as journeys in Africa. Signed by the author. Brooks, in addition to being a conservationist, was editor-in-chief at Houghton Mifflin and published Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, as well as later writing a literary biography of her, This House of Life. Blindstamp of previous owner on the front flyleaf. Dampstaining evident to front board; very good in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with several small spots to the front panel. With 67 pen-and-ink illustrations by the author. Uncommon signed, in the first printing. [#033854] SOLD

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