New York: Random House, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 368pp. Octavo [24 cm] Mustard yellow cloth covered boards with a silver stamped title on the spine, and a copper stamped vignette on the front cover. Illustrated endsheets. Very good. The covers are very slightly concave and cocked. The edges of the spine and covers are a little bumped and dulled. There is a small light stain, along with a light scuff mark, on the bottom edge of the text block. The top edge of the text block has multiple very tiny moisture stains. The pages are subtly yellowed. The dust jacket is in good condition. Mildly soiled, rubbed, and stained. The edges have numerous small closed and open tears. The longest closed tear measures 1 and 1/2 inches long. There is a small loss from the paper of the front panel obscuring a couple of letters in the title. Item #30048
From the jacket- "Mrs. Zwinger has looked at the land and its inhabitants with an artist's eye. She has learned to appreciate the scientific as well as the esthetic relationships of life on this land, and she has learned how needful to man is the preservation of the wilderness." Signed by the author on the half title page.