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READING THE MOUNTAINS OF HOME.
Edition: First printing.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book discussing the author's exploration of a northeastern mountain habitat, in this case the Bristol Cliffs Wilderness area near the author's home in Vermont. He hike through this "new" wilderness area, the result of a 1974 act, protecting re-forested (formerly farmed) mountains, noting the many subtle changes and details, and using Robert Frost's poem "Directive" as a guide. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with maps and drawings by Mal Schroder. Notes, selected readings, index. x, 253 pp. ISBN: 0-674748883.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 80000More details Price: $25.00
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.Book ID: 34757More details Price: $25.00