The Sea Around Us
London, Staples Press, (1951). The first British edition of her second book, a bestseller that won both the National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal, as well as serving as the basis for the Oscar-winning documentary of the same name: this title alone would have served as more than adequate legacy for Carson had she not exponentially expanded her impact by writing Silent Spring. This is a very good copy (spine-faded; mild foxing; top half of rear blank excised), in a very good, supplied dust jacket, designed by prominent mid-century British book jacket designer "Sax." Laid in are the Daily Mail Book Society Recommendation belly band and a The Sea Around Us bookmark, in the shape of the lighthouse from the rear panel of the Sax dust jacket. Very scarce in the first printing: it was reprinted numerous times; and very scarce in dust jacket, and with the original belly band and lighthouse bookmark. [#035122] SOLD
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