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VIEWS FROM A FRENCH FARMHOUSE
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VIEWS FROM A FRENCH FARMHOUSE

By Carey More (Photographer); Julian More (Text)

New York, NY: Henry Holt & Co, 1985. BRAND NEW Copy & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing. Gray linen boards w/gilt spine lettering/Fine. DJ/Fine. Photo portrait & narrative essay of rural life in Provence, France in the late 1970s. Poetic work of father and daughter --- an ode to joy. Writer & lyricist Julian More took on an old farm house near Orange in 1976. For three years, he and his photographer daughter Carey More collaborate to produce this intimate portrait of land they learnt to love and know. 143 pgs, in 5 parts: 1, Spring; 2, Summer; 3, Autumn; 4, Winter; and 5, The Days Are Round.. First Edition, First Printing. Hardback. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/Fine. Illus. by Carey More (Photographer). First Edition, First Printing.

$36.50

BEYOND THE MYSTIC WEST

By Stewart L. Udall; Patricia Nelson Limerick; Charles F. Wilkinson; John M. Volkman William Kittredge

Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith/Peregrine Smith, 1990. BRAND NEW Copy. First Edition, First Printing. Gilt embossed white linen boards/Fine. DJ/NF; w/bookshop label & fight creasing to front inner flap. History. 5 illustrative essays, augemented by some 65 color photos, examine American West. 162 pgs, contents are: Foreword by Governer George Sinner, of Bismarck, North Dakota, followed by: 1, Pausing at the Pass: Relfections of a Native Son (Stewar L. Udall); 2, The Rendezou Model of Western History (Patricia Nelson Limerick); 3, Toward an Ethnic Place (Charles F. Wilkinson); 4, Rethinking Development & the Western Environment (John M. Volkman); and 5, Doors to Our House (William Kittredge).. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW/Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing.

$36.50

SELDOM DISAPPOINTED :  A Memoir
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SELDOM DISAPPOINTED : A Memoir

By Tony Hillerman

New York, NY: Harper Perennial, 2002. BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing; winner of both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.. Memoir. Seventy-six years of delightful, warm, and gentle recollections of the beloved, Oklahoma-born, dean of the American regional mysteries, Tony Hillerman (1925 - 2008). As the last son of a farm wife widowed the day after Pearl Harbor, his was exempt from military survice; nevertheless he enlist and survives WWII with a Bronze Star, convinced many of his friends deserved far more. Home, he turns to journalism in Santa Fe, then taught at the Univ of New Mexico for 15 years before becoming a full-time novelist, gifting us with 29 books. When he, and his wife Marie, learn they can have only one child; they adopt five more. 341 pgs without a vitimized childhood, payback of old scores, juicy gossip; instead, a chatty stream of anecdotes often in salute of others. Collection of 30 essays. An undisappointed man.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. First Edition, First Printing.

$32.50

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT : SELECTIONS FROM HIS POETRY AND PROSE

By William Cullen Bryant; Samuel Sillen (Editor & Introduction)

New York, NY: International Publishers, 1945. Text/NEW w/discoloration (acidic paper reaction). Blue softcover with photo portrait of Bryant/VG; strong w/edge & surface wear. 1945 publication, Wartime Book issued in complicance with Government regulations. Anthology of selected works of Massachusetts-born William Cullen Bryant, (1794 - 1878), poet of nature and editor for 50 years of the New York Evening Post., during which he crusaded for civic rights, a steam subway and setting aside of land for the Central Park for New York City. 94 pgs. Poems, commencing with Thanatopsis, are arranged chronologically as are his prose. Edited, and Introduction by Samuel Sillen (-1973), Marxist literary critic.. First Edition, First Thus. Paperback. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Vintage/Prose & Poetry.

$24.50

DESERT IMAGES : An American Landscape

By Edward Abbey (Text); David Muench (Photography)

New York, NY: Gallery Books, 1987. Text/BRAND NEW. Beige linen boards w/trace edge rubs. DJ/NF w/3 small specks of "rubs" to front. First published 1979; this is the 2nd Printing of 1987. An excursion through desert lands of America Southwest with Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989) as guide, and through the lens of David Muench (1936 -). Poetic collaboration between a naturalist gifted in prose and nature photographer. 239 pgs in12 parts: 1, Introduction; 2, Sand Dunes; 3, Scarce Waters; 4, Rough Rock; 5, Wild Flowers; 6, Cactus Land; 7, Petrifed Wood; 8, Desert Snow; 9, Saltscapes; 10, Mud Mosaics; 11, Cliff Dwellings; and 12, Images on Rock.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/New. Illus. by David Muench (Photographer).

$99.50

ALASKA DAYS WITH JOHN MUIR (Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists Series
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ALASKA DAYS WITH JOHN MUIR (Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists Series

By Young, S. Hall; (Richard F. Fleck, Introduction)

Salt Lake City, UT: Peregrine Smith/Gibbs Smith, 1991. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/a whisper of edge wear. First published 1915; this a reproduction of the original edition w/a new introduction by Richard F. Fleck. Memoir of Samual Hall Young (1847 - 1927) exploring Alaskan wilderness with his good friend John Muir (1838 - 1914). Book written a year after Muir's death, describes two journeys (1879, and 1880) they took together. An excellent companion volume to Muir's own memoirs of Travels in Alaska (1916).. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Collectible - Near Fine/None as Issued.

$26.50

THE TELLING DISTANCE : Conversations With the American Desert

By Berger, Bruce

Tucson, AZ: Univ of Arizona, 1990. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/faint creasing to lower front corner. First Edition, First Printing. Winner of the 1990 Western States Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Collection of diverse personal essays, many first published in periodicals, evoked by the quietness and seeming emptiness unique to deserts. In the Postlude, Bruce Berger describes himself as a "wilderness traveller"; from his reflections and his sensitivity to tred his steps with care to preserve the desert's fragility, Berger's admiration for vast arid lands is clear.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued. Illus. by Johnson Charley (Illustrator). First Edition, First Printing.

$10.50

THE EARTH AND THE GREAT WEATHER : The Brooks Range

By Brower, Kenneth; (David Brower, Foreword); (John P. Milton, Introduction)

San Francisco, CA: Friends of the Earth, 1971. Text/BRAND NEW. Gilt embossed taupe line boards/Fine. DJ/NF under mylar. Naturalist and non-fiction writer Kenneth Brower (1944 -), son of David Brower, is well known for his books about the environment, national parks, and natural places. In his own words, this volume "tells two stories." One is an account of a five week trip Brower took with two friends across the Brooks Range of Alaska; the story of the Range we saw. The other story is the Range that is not readily apparent to travellers. Text, illustrated with 59 color plates, in 5 parts: 1, Landforms; 2, First Faunas; 3, Inuit; 4, Explorers; and, 5, Prospect.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Collectible - New/Near Fine. Illus. by Pete Martin; Wilbur Mills; John P. Milton; Gilbert Staender, et al (Photographers).

$64.50

THE SIERRA CLUB DESERT READER : A Literary Companion

By McNamee, Gregory (Editor)

San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1995. BRAND NEW & Collectible. Debut volume of a new series devoted to literary works inspired by desert drylands. An anthology, of global origins, of fiction, poetry, folklore, natural history and prose narratives.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Collectible - New/None as Issued.

$18.50

IN THE SHINING MOUNTAINS : A Would-Be Mountain Man in Search of the Wilderness
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IN THE SHINING MOUNTAINS : A Would-Be Mountain Man in Search of the Wilderness

By Thomson, David

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. Stated First Edition. Text/BRAND NEW. Off-white boards/NF w/trace pushes to lower front corner & spine. DJ/NF under mylar. Frontispiece: Map. A contemporayr physical and spiritual exploration of the Rocky Mountains (the Shining Mountains being the appellation given by old-time hunters and trappers). Debut work of freelance journalist David Thomson (1947 - 1979?). . First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW/Near Fine. Stated First Edition.

$54.50

WALKING THE TRAIL : One Man's Journey Along the Cherokee Trail of Tears
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WALKING THE TRAIL : One Man's Journey Along the Cherokee Trail of Tears

By Ellis, Jerry

New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 1991. Text/BRAND NEW. Bi-color boards/Fine. DJ/NF w/a whisper of rubs to corner tips. Map to endpapers. Memoir & travelogue. In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to quit their lands east of the Mississippi River and migrate to Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this arduous 900-mile trek the "Trail of Tears" for of the 15,000 marchers, 4,000 died along the way. Late summer of 1989, Jerry Ellis, himself of Cherokee heritage, found time hanging heavy on his hands, set out to walk the Trail. He spent two months on the road, following the trail route in reverse. This volume is composed of 36 essays. One cannot change history, but from the Epilogue, we learn Jerry Ellis has attained the enviable state of being one with his God, Nature, Man and reunion with Crow Dog who has "human eyes". A sojournement, both physical and spiritual.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Collectible - Near Fine/Near Fine.

$22.50

TROPICAL NATURE : Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
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TROPICAL NATURE : Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America

By Forsyth, Adrian; Miyata, Kenneth; (Thomas Lovejoy, Foreword)

New York, NY: Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster, 1987. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated soft cover/NF. A delightful excursion with two field biologists into the wonderous world of rain forests of Latin America. Collection of 17 essays: 1, In the Realm of the Tropics; 2, Fertility; 3, Canyons of Light; 4, Hangers-on; 5, Matapalo; 6, Listen to the Flowers; 7, "Eat Me"; 8, Bugs & Drugs; 9, Creeping Socialists; 10, Army Ants; 11, Artful Guises; 12, Southbound; 13, Jerry's Maggot; 14, Singing in the Rain; 15, Night Walks; 16, The Eternal Tropics; and, 17, Paradise Lost?, followed by Appendix : "Tropical Travel - A Beginner's Guide".. First Edition, 8th Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued. Illus. by Sarah Landry (Illustrator).

$10.00

SISTERS OF THE EARTH : Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature
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SISTERS OF THE EARTH : Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature

By Anderson, Lorraine (Editor & Preface)

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Vintage Books, 1991. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover/NF. Stated First Edition. Anthology of women's writing on nature. Collection of poems, essays, stories, and journal entries by some ninety women writers arranged thematically: I, Our Kinship with Her: How We Are Embedded in Nature; II, Her Pleasures: The Delight We Take in Nature; III, Her Wilderness: What is Untamed in Nature and in Us; IV, Her Solace: How Nature Heals Us; V, Her Creatures: Animal, Vegetable, & Mineral Presences; VI, Her Rape: How Nature Has Been Abused; and, Healing Her: Walking in Balance with Nature, followed by Index to Authors to the rear.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$12.50

THE NATURE OF NATURE : New Essays from America's Finest Writers on Nature
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THE NATURE OF NATURE : New Essays from America's Finest Writers on Nature

By Shore, William H. (Editor); (Al Gore, Preface)

San Diego, CA: Harvest Books/Harcourt Brace, 1995. First Edition, Printing "A". Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/trace edge wear. William H. Shore is the founder and director of the anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength (SOS). Anthology of 31 essays, with all proceeds donated to SOS. Biographical sketches of contributing authors to rear.. First Edition, First Pinting. Soft Cover. Collectible - Fine/None as Issued. First Edition, First Printing.

$16.50

THE MOUNTAINS OF AMERICA : From Alaska to the Great Smokies

By Russell, Franklin; (Edward Abbey, Introduction)

New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1975. Text/Bright, clean, Near New. Silver embossed blue linen boards/Fine. DJ/NF. Stitched binding sound w/slight open hinges between pages 84/85, 108/109, & 156/157. A tribute to the great mountain ranges of American. Illustrated with some 133 photographs, 124 in full color, with narrative by naturalist and author, Franklin Russell. Contents, following Introduction: 1, The Mountains of Alaska; 2, The Canadian Rockies; 3, Hawaii's Volcanoes; 4, The Olympics; 5, The Cascades; 6, The Sierra Nevada; 7, The Rocky Mountains; and, The Appalachians.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover/Stitched. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$64.50

ANSEL ADAMS : Our National Parks
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ANSEL ADAMS : Our National Parks

By Stillman, Andrea G.; Turnage, William A. (Editors)

Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1992. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/trace edge wear. Monograph. A visit to some forty national parks and monuments illustrated with legendary photographs of Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984). Visual splendor captured in time accompanied excerpts from his letters, speeches, and writings, some never before published, addressing critical issues facing the park system. A bringing together of eye and mind of an artist and environmental extraordinaire.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued. Illus. by Ansel Adams (Photographer).

$13.50

LANDSCAPE WITH REPTILE : Rattlesnakes in an Urban World

By Palmer, Thomas

New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1992. BRAND NEW & Collectible. Illustrated endpapers.Natural history of the Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, recluse of Blue Hills, Milton, MA. Interwoven with the story of the Cralus is that of Homo sapiens. Portions of the book first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and Outside.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Collectible - New/New. Illus. by Ann Powers (Illustrations and maps). First Edition, First Printing.

$32.50

HEARTSTRINGS OF LAUGHTER & LOVE : A Tribute to Mothers
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HEARTSTRINGS OF LAUGHTER & LOVE : A Tribute to Mothers

By Terri Gibbs (Editor)

Dallas, TX: Word Publishing, Inc., 1997. BRAND NEW & Collectrible. True to sub-title --- a tribute to Mothers. An anthology of prose narratives, short memoirs and poems, illustrated with enduring archival photos, penned with wit, humour and love from children albeit now adult, to the mothers who raised them. A short statement from Phillips Brooks on duty reads: a sense of "Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully".. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued.

$14.50

CACTUS COUNTRY : The American Wilderness/Time-Life Books

By Abbey, Edward; (Harvey B. Loomis, Editor)

New York, NY: Time-Life Books, 1973. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. First Edition, First Thus. 1973 Printing w/hourglass graphic to last page. Boards w/black linen spine (Library Edition)/NEW. DJ/None as Issued. COVER ART: "Giant Saguaros of Arizona"; photo. DJ/None as Issued. Published w/o ISBN; ISBN subsequently assigned. Natural history of some 69,000 square miles of southern Arizona and northern Mexico desert lands, llustrated with photos. Covering near half of the Sonora Desert. Text is by Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989), long resident of the American Southwest, and who immortalized that world in Desert Solitaire and Abbey's Road. 7 chapters: 1, The Real Desert; 2, The Mountains of Superstition; 3, Winters in Oregon Pipe: The Lavis, Frugal Cacti; 4, The Sacred Peak; 5, Wild Palms & Gold Mines; 6, Down to the Sea of Cortes; and 7, The Ancient Dust: Rock, Sand & Solitude. A collaborative work between a naturalist gifted in prose and superb photography from the staff of Time-Life Books.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued.

$18.50

CACTUS COUNTRY : The American Wilderness/Time-Life Books

By Abbey, Edward; (Harvey B. Loomis, Editor)

New York, NY: Time-Life Books, 1973. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. First Edition, First Thus. 1973 Printing w/hourglass graphic to last page. Boards w/black linen spine (Library Edition)/NEW. COVER ART: "Giant Saguaros of Arizona"; photo. DJ/None as Issued. Published w/o ISBN; ISBN subsequently assigned. Natural history of some 69,000 square miles of southern Arizona and northern Mexico desert lands, llustrated with photos. Covering near half of the Sonora Desert. Text is by Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989), long resident of the American Southwest, and who immortalized that world in Desert Solitaire and Abbey's Road. 7 chapters: 1, The Real Desert; 2, The Mountains of Superstition; 3, Winters in Oregon Pipe: The Lavis, Frugal Cacti; 4, The Sacred Peak; 5, Wild Palms & Gold Mines; 6, Down to the Sea of Cortes; and 7, The Ancient Dust: Rock, Sand & Solitude. A collaborative work between a naturalist gifted in prose and superb photography from the staff of Time-Life Books.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued.

$18.50

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