TERRES, John K.
From Laurel Hill to Siler's Bog. The Walking Adventures of a Naturalist
NY, Knopf, 1969. The 1971 John Burroughs Medal winner. An account by Terres, the editor-in-chief of Audubon, of his "walking adventures" on Mason Farm, a wildlife reserve in North Carolina, which was bequeathed to the University of North Carolina after the death of the last of the Mason family, in 1894. Inscribed by Terres in the year of publication to John Eulas Mason, "who has roamed the Mason Farm's Woods and fields since childhood -- John K. Terres/ Chapel Hill, NC./ December 12, 1969." Given that the direct Mason line had died out, it's possible the recipient was a descendant of one of the slaves of the Mason Plantation. Minor foxing to the page edges and endpages; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with tiny nicks and a small edge stain. [#033855] $275
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