London, Macgibbon & Kee, 1964. An omnibus edition of Carson's three books on the sea, which would have defined an illustrious legacy for the author, even had she not penned Silent Spring. Her first book, Under the Sea-Wind, had the misfortune of being published just prior to Pearl Harbor, but became a bestseller when it was re-published following the success of her second book, The Sea Around Us, which won the National Book Award as well as the John Burroughs Medal. Also included here is her third book, The Edge of the Sea, and an introduction by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. This volume was published the year of Carson's death. An uncommon book, published in the U.K., for which there is no comparable American edition. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#034734] $125
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