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A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto)
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A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto)

By Edward Abbey

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. First Trade Edition. 1/4 cloth. Fine/near fine. Andy Rush . A fine first trade edition in a near fine dustjacket. Appears unread. Red quarter cloth under beige paper boards. Illustrated end papers. Pages are clean and bright. The dustjacket is near fine except that it is price-clipped. Illustrated. 112 pp. 4 1/2 x 7 inches tall, sextodecimo. Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views." --Wikipedia "Completed just two weeks before Abbey's death, this slender volume of epigrams presents a handy concentration of his beliefs. Culled from a 21-volume journal kept since 1948, these aphorisms take aim at many of our forgotten assumptions and shatter them into laugh-size pieces. Abbey's numerous fans will be familiar with his love of wilderness and independence, and they will delight in this topic-oriented guide to Abbeyisms. The targets include philosophy, government, good manners, science, women, sports, and music. Abbey recommends bringing back dueling to ensure good manners, sees science as dangerous, loves women, baseball, and music, bemoans high technology, and sees "growth for the sake of growth [as] the ideology of the cancer cell." Abbey's second posthumous book after Hayduke Lives! [BKL N 15 90], this is a fitting finale to a potent life." --Donna Seaman, Booklist

$30.00

Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians of Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
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Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians of Gray Lodge Wildlife Area

By John B. Cowan,

Sacramento: Department of Fish and Game, State of California, ca. 1970. First Edition. Staplebound wraps. Fine. Bob Hines. A fine, signed, first edition from the library of the author, conservationist and wildlife biologist John B. Cowan. Yellow staple bound wraps. 12 pp. Duodecimo, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches tall.

$20.00

Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians of Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
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Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians of Gray Lodge Wildlife Area

By John B. Cowan,

Sacramento: Department of Fish and Game, State of California, ca. 1970. First Edition. Staplebound wraps. Fine. Bob Hines. A fine first edition from the library of the author, conservationist and wildlife biologist John B. Cowan. Yellow staple bound wraps. Author's marginalia in pencil on front cover. 12 pp. Duodecimo, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches tall.

$15.00

Mammals of California and Its Coastal Waters
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Mammals of California and Its Coastal Waters

By Lloyd G. Ingles

Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1954. First Revised Edition. Cloth. Very good +/missing. A very good plus, signed, first revised edition with a personal note from author laid in. From the library of wildlife biologist and conservationist John B. Cowan. Affectionately inscribed to same by author on title page. Additional personal note card to Mr. Cowan from author laid in. Dust jacket has been cut, only flaps remain laid in. Rust cloth boards with black title stamping. Rubbing to corners and to head and tail of spine. Map end papers with front jacket flap taped in with one piece of tape. Previous owner's name on first free end paper. Underlining and marginalia for items of interest to Mr. Cowan's work. Binding is straight though book shows having been re-read. 396 pp. including index. Octavo.

$50.00