London: Heinemann, 1966. Second UK edition. Hardcover. 206pp. Octavo [20 cm] Blue paper covered boards with a silver stamped title on the spine. Very good. The covers are very slightly concave, and the spine is ever so slightly rolled. The edges of the spine and covers are gently bumped and rubbed. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with rubbing. There are three small open tears in the paper at the ends of the spine, and there is a small open tear along the top edge of the rear panel. There is a very small tape mark on the internal non-visible side. Price-clipped. Item #29575
Matthiessen has been on wilderness expeditions to South America, New Guinea and the Arctic. Peter Matthiessen is a founder of The Paris Review.