New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. Francis Lee Jaques. First edition. Hardcover. 242pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Bright green cloth over boards stamped in gilt and silver, with light wear to the extremities. In the illustrated price-clipped dust jacket, with darkening to the spine, and several closed and open tears to the edges. The most prominent tear is closed, measuring 2 1/2" deep. Very good + / very good. Item #62500
With 28 black-and-white drawings by Francis Lee Jaques.
A first edition of the author's second book.
"The book has prose that is close to poetry. The discerning eye of the naturalist is in every page. The color, breath, and sounds of the North Country are here in vivid form. Sigurd Olson is our modern Muir and Thoreau. He writes with depth and with feeling. This book of quiet adventure is hard to put down." - Justice William O. Douglas.