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Wilderness Essays
[Alaska], [Self-Published], [ca. 1967-1970s]. Apparently a homemade production of these three essays by Meader: "The Wilderness and Post-Civilized Man" (first published in Snowy Egret, 1966); "A Return to Wilderness" (first published in Alaska Review, 1965); and "The Coming Obsolescence of Man" (previously unpublished?). Only one copy listed in OCLC. From a 1974 article about Meader in Newsweek: “After five years of odd jobs, European travel and an abortive try at homesteading in Canada, a vague sense of dissatisfaction with civilized life drove them [Meader and his wife, Elaine] to Alaska...For most of the past 15 years they have lived in the remote Brooks Range of the Arctic interior, 50 miles from their nearest neighbor and 250 miles from the nearest road...Their home was a three-room log cabin; their diet was meat, fish and berries. They fashioned bowls from spruce roots and made clothing from caribou hides..." Their lives were documented in the film "Year of the Caribou" (also released as "The Alaska Wilderness Adventure"). 19 pages, 8-1/2" x 11" sheets, side-stapled with blue front cover and no rear cover, possibly as issued. Several small penciled notes to text; inked price to front cover. A very good copy. Scarce: OCLC lists only one copy in institutional holdings (UC-Davis). [#035129] $300

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