Edition: First US printing.
New York: Putnam, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel featuring Mathew Dicke, a miniaturised tough ex-soldier sent to a lumber forest in the Rocky Mountains - armed only with a crossbow - to investigate a mystery tree disease which is damaging the North American economy. A wonderful combination of fantasy and science fiction with the hard facts of natural history, combined with a lot of espionage, adventure and modern ecology and true to life natural history. 205 pp. Wraparound dustjacket design by Honi Werner. ISBN: 0-399-111298.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.