New York: E. P. Dutton, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. 224pp. Square folio [31.5 cm] Natural cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The spine ends and edges of the covers are very subtly bumped. The boards are just a little bit concave. Very minor spine lean. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with general mild rubbing, and multiple light indented scratches. The spine and edges have been heavily discolored by the sun.Extra charges apply on this item due to weight. Item #33954
Edited by John Macrae, III. Inscribed by Wallace Stegner on the half title page. Photographs by Eliot Porter. BACKCOVER: “This book is an attempt, by sampling, to say something about how the American people and the American land have interacted, how they have shaped one another; what patterns of life, with what chances of continuity, have arisen out of the confrontations between an unformed society and a virgin continent. Perhaps it is less a book about the American land than some ruminations about the making of America. . . . We are the unfinished product of a long becoming.”.