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

Boston, Shambhala, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy of these Zen journals spanning the years 1969-1982. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Very good in wrappers. [#032021] $50
London, Heinemann, (1962). The first British edition of Matthiessen's fourth book, third novel. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Very good in a good dust jacket. [#032035] $50
NY, Viking, (1978). His National Book Award-winning volume, recounting a trip to the Himalayas with naturalist George Schaller in the hopes both of encountering a snow leopard in the wild and of coming to terms with his wife's recent death from cancer. This is a third printing: unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Very good, lacking the dust jacket. Named Salon Magazine's top travel book of the century. [#032046] $50
San Anselmo, Audio Wisdom, 1999. A two-cassette, two-hour audio recording of an evening with Peter Matthiessen. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Still shrink-wrapped; fine. [#032065] $50
NY, Braziller, (1970). First thus, with Alexander's introduction. Inscribed by Matthiessen: "For Excellentissima/ with much love from Pete - at Christmas - Woodstock - 1970." Boards rubbed from slipcase; near fine in a fine slipcase. [#032087] $50
(NY), Dramatists Play Service, (1994). Pintauro's adaptation of Matthiessen's book of the same name, with "Peter" as the main character. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#032100] $50
Greenwich, Fawcett/Gold Medal, (1961). Gold Medal paperback #1106, "a classic and compelling story of suspense in the Hitchcock tradition," and a search to "uncover the Snow Leopard's incredible secret, [leading to] a harrowing, bloody chase through the midst of a springtime tulip festival," having nothing whatsoever to do with Matthiessen or the Himalaya or actual snow leopards, but coming from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Pages heavily age-toned, foredge tear to summary page, rear joint fragile. A good copy in wrappers. [#032374] $45
NY, Random House, (2009). An oral biography of George Plimpton, in the words of his friends, relatives, and others. First printing of the paperback edition. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen, who has more than two dozen appearances in the text and in photographs. Near fine in wrappers. [#032443] $40
(NY), Penguin, (1989). First thus, the Penguin paperback edition, edited and introduced by Matthiessen. This copy is from Matthiessen's library and has a letter laid in from the publisher to Matthiessen, as well as a press release. Near fine in wrappers. [#032095] $40
(Paris), Gallimard, (1983). First thus, a French paperback edition of his National Book Award-winning volume, recounting a trip to the Himalayas with naturalist George Schaller in the hopes both of encountering a snow leopard in the wild and of coming to terms with his wife's recent death from cancer. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Paperclip and mark front cover; staple to first blank; near fine in wrappers. [#032049] $25
NY, Random House, (1997). The uncorrected proof copy of the second novel in the trilogy that began with Killing Mr. Watson, based on a series of events in Florida at the turn of the last century and using the novel form to explore the settling and development of that frontier, with an awareness of the ecological implications of that development. This proof contains textual differences from the published version. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Very good in wrappers. [#032012] $25
NY, Viking, 1961. Matthiessen's fourth book, third novel. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Foxing; offsetting to endpages; top stain faded. Very good in a fair dust jacket: creased and torn and internally tape-repaired. [#032034] $25
NY, Dutton/Obelisk, (1983). The first printing of this Dutton paperback edition, without Eliot Porter's photography. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. First few pages loose; very good in wrappers. [#032059] $25
NY, Viking, (1967). Third printing. The Viking Compass paperback edition of Matthiessen's first book of nonfiction, a survey of the effect of the Europeans on the fauna of North America and a classic in the field of conservation literature. From the library of Peter Matthiessen. One paragraph and one sentence marked by the author. Heavily creased and foxed; a good copy in wrappers. [#032064] $25
Seattle, Mountaineers Books, 2003. Photographs by Banerjee; essay by Matthiessen. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032088] $25
(Hanover), Dartmouth College, 2009. Exhibition catalog: dedicated to Peter Matthiessen and from Matthiessen's library. Signed by Banerjee in 2008 (the show opened January 13, 2009). 24 pages; fine in stapled wrappers. [#032090] $25
(Hanover), Dartmouth College, 2009. Exhibition catalog: dedicated to Peter Matthiessen and from Matthiessen's library. Signed by Banerjee in 2008 (the show opened January 13, 2009). 24 pages; fine in stapled wrappers. With a note from Banerjee: "A few extra copies for your family & friends." [#032091] $25
Canoga Park, Orirana Press, (1979). A bibliography of Matthiessen's writings, covering the first 28 years of his writing career. One of 2000 copies. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Moderate foxing; about near fine, with addendum slip laid in. [#032099] $25
NY, Viking, (1978). A memoir by Ward, with an essay by Matthiessen, himself one of the "children of Bladensfield." Near fine in an edgeworn dust jacket with internal dampstaining and tape repair, thus only good. [#013284] $25
(NY), Signet/New American Library, (1967). First Signet paperback edition of his fourth novel, nominated for a National Book Award and filmed nearly thirty years later. Unmarked, but from the author's own library. Together with the first Bantam paperback edition (1976), also from Matthiessen's library. Both copies have creasing to the covers; very good in wrappers. [#032003] $20
NY, Vintage, (1991). A paperback original of this collection of travel writing: Matthiessen's contribution is an excerpt from The Snow Leopard. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Very good in wrappers. [#032077] $20
London, Harvill, (1995). The first British paperback edition, published simultaneously with the hardcover. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Foxing to edges of the text block; near fine in wrappers. [#032006] $20
(NY), Ecco Press, (1989). A 39-page article by Matthiessen. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Near fine in wrappers. [#032073] $20
(Denville), (Buddhist Ray), (1993). An interview with Peter Matthiessen. Unmarked, but from Matthiessen's library. Near fine. [#032080] $20
Milan, Corriere, 1956. First Italian edition of his second novel, Partisans (here, Ghosts in Paris). Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Slanted, joints rubbed, minor foxing; very good in wrappers. [#032030] $20
NY, Venture, 1964. Matthiessen, on inadvertent travels with a Baptist fundamentalist and a Lebanese Catholic of Freemason and Protestant descent. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Also includes Kurt Vonnegut's "So You've Never Been to Barnstable?" A hardcover periodical. Near fine. [#032068] $20
Oakland, Lonely Planet, (2012). Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Fine in self-wrappers. [#032086] $20
San Francisco, AZX Publications, 2005. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Matthiessen recounts Bunuel turning his story "Travelin' Man" into the film The Young One. Also reprints the full story. Fine in wrappers. [#032084] $20
Rome, Mondadori, 1952. A short story by Matthiessen. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Sunned, foxed, a few stains and a crease to the spine. Good in wrappers. [#032066] $20
(NY), (Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition), (1981). Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Near fine in wrappers. [#032070] $20
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