New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1985. Peter Parnall. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Slim square octavo [26 cm] Bright light green cloth-effect paper over boards. Very good copy, with subtle darkening to the endpapers along the hinges. There is a previous owner's address label on the second page. The price-clipped dust jacket is in very good condition, with modest soiling, and 4 shallow closed tears in the edges. Item #40330
The Utah naturalist author's scarce second book. First printing, with the complete number row down to one. Signed by the author on the second page next to the cattail illustration. Beautifully illustrated by Peter Parnall, who was also the illustrator for Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire. A juvenile title about life in the Bear River Migratory Bird refuge, a freshwater marsh on the shores of the Great Salt lake in Utah.