New York: E. P. Dutton, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Oblong folio [27 cm x 38.5 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with silver stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Good. The edges of the covers are faded. The front endsheet has two splits along the hinges. The longer split measures 3 inches. The rear endsheet is cracked along the entire hinge. Both hinges are weak. The free endsheets have vertical creases that run from the top to the bottom of the pages. The pages are subtly yellowed along the edges. The dust jacket is in good condition. Gently soiled, yellowed and rubbed. There are two long closed tears in the edges. The longer of the two tears measures 3 inches. This larger tear has been backed with clear tape. There are also 5 small closed tears in the edges. There is also a 2 inch long gouge in the paper near the spine.Extra charges apply on this item due to weight. Good / good. Item #27067
Signed by Eliot Porter on the half title page. It was Eliot Porter's first book, In Wilderness Is the Preservation of the World (1962), that gave the Sierra Club an international reputation.