PRICE, Overton W.
The Land We Live In: The Boys' Book of Conservation
Boston, Small, Maynard, (1911). Chapters on forests, farms, mines, wildlife, rivers, the economics of land use, and conservation. Heavily illustrated with photographs. With a foreword by Gifford Pinchot, then President of the National Conservation Association, who goes out of his way (three times in two pages) to indicate that the book is for girls as well. This copy is inscribed by Price in the year of publication: "To Mr. William Edward Coffin, by whose achievement in furthering the conservation of natural resources, State and Nation have so greatly benefited." Gifford Pinchot was the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, under Theodore Roosevelt; his dismissal by Taft led to a split in the Republican Party prior to the 1912 Presidential election, in which Roosevelt ran as a Progressive. A clipping tipped to the front pastedown of this book reports that Overton Price killed himself in 1914. Offsetting to the front flyleaf (over the inscription) from the clipping; uneven sunning to boards; a near fine copy, without dust jacket, presumably as issued. [#035030] $225
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