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Roadless Area
NY, Knopf, 1964. The 1965 John Burroughs Medal winner. An account of journeys Brooks took with his wife in the roadless areas of the U.S., including Alaska, as well as journeys in Africa. Inscribed by the author: For Isobel Scovel/ with best wishes from/ Paul Brooks/ November, 1965." Brooks, in addition to being a conservationist, was editor-in-chief at Houghton Mifflin and published Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, and he later wrote a literary biography of her, This House of Life. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket, with very light wear at the spine ends. With 67 pen-and-ink illustrations by the author. Uncommon signed, in the first printing. [#035671] SOLD

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