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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

(Nature)
click for a larger image of item #35022, Holiday, July 1958 (Philadelphia), (Curtis Publishing), 1958. An issue of the magazine devoted to "the beauty and wonders of natural America," and including "Our Ever-Changing Shore" by Rachel Carson, as well as contributions by Wright Morris, A.B. Guthrie, Jr., Carl Carmer, and Arthur C. Clarke, among others. Carson's article, written at the request of the magazine, came at a time when her attention had turned from writing about the sea to researching the use of pesticides for Silent Spring, but she took this opportunity to make her plea for the preservation of the nation's seashores. An oversized magazine, just shy of 11" x 14", with tiny tears to the spine and a small chip at the front lower corner. A very good copy. [#035022] $125
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click for a larger image of item #35023, Mountains in the Sea Chicago, Science Research Associates, (1962). A volume in the SRA Pilot Library series published by Science Research Associates for reading comprehension programs in elementary schools. Mountains in the Sea is an excerpt from the 1958 Golden Press Young Readers Edition of The Sea Around Us, which was itself adapted by Anne Terry White from Carson's 1951 bestseller. This volume was published the same year as Silent Spring. Rubbing along the spine, with three small ink stamps in text; very good in stapled wrappers. OCLC shows 3 copies. [#035023] $125
London, Staples Press, (1951). The uncommon 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 had she not exponentially expanded her impact by writing Silent Spring. This is a good copy, with minor foxing to the endpages, bowing to the boards, and dampstaining surrounding the front joint; lacking the dust jacket. [#035082] $35
Boston/NY, Mariner/Houghton Mifflin, 2007. Matthiessen edits and introduces this celebration of Rachel Carson, with contributions by Terry Tempest Williams, Robert Michael Pyle, Al Gore, John Hay, Linda Lear, Edward O. Wilson, Janisse Ray, and others. Fine in wrappers. [#035081] $20