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The Lord's Woods. The Passing of an American Woodland
NY, Norton, (1971). The 1972 John Burroughs Medal winner, which 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. Signed by Arbib, who was the editor of the National Audubon Society's magazine American Birds. Foxing to cloth, else near fine in a very good, lightly rubbed, dust jacket with light edge wear. An indictment of urban sprawl, particularly in the decade after World War II, from a personal perspective as well as that of a naturalist. Uncommon signed. [#033859] $225

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