Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2009. Davis Te Selle. Early printing. Hardcover. SIGNED. 60pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] 1/4 purple with tan paper over boards. With the pictorial dust jacket. A charming illustrated fable by farmer poet activist Wendell Berry. Signed by the author on the title page. Near fine / near fine. Item #15483
Illustrations by Davis Te Selle. "Whitefoot is a mouse, a small creature with 'elegant whiskers' and a 'reddish brindly tan' coat. She lives at the edge of the woods, where she knows, without a doubt, that she exists at the center of the world. What she doesn't know is that not far from her safe haven there is a river, a world of such size and magnitude that she cannot even imagine it, small as she is. And she is quite small - so small that Wendell Berry asks us to 'think of going about with your eyes only an inch or two from the ground among grass stems thicker than your thumb, weed stems thicker than your wrist, maple and oak leaves that you can slip under and hide, trees that touch the sky.'"