Item #51649 The Illuminated Desert. Terry Tempest Williams.

The Illuminated Desert

Salt Lake City, UT: Canyonlands Natural History Association, 2008. Chloe Hedden. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Thin folio [33.5 cm] Illustrated paper covered boards. The book has a small ding to the bottom front board near the spine. In a price-clipped dust jacket with a 1/4" closed tear to the top edge along the fold of the front inside flap, and the publisher's "Autograph Copy" label on the front panel. Very good + / very good +. Item #51649

Words by Terry Tempest Williams. Art by Chloe Hedden. Calligraphy by Chris Montague. This copy is signed by all 3 contributors on the title page. This charming production is patterned after the illuminated manuscripts of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The author describes it as: "...a naturalist's book of prayers, a collection of episodes, seen by two students of the natural world." The volume is arranged alphabetically with each page representing a different letter of the alphabet (A is for Antelope). The pages are beautifully illustrated in their entirety. A glossary at the end of the book provides natural histories to accompany the small devotions of the desert alphabet.

Price: $100.00

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