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[Signed copy]

The Cloud Forest / A Chronicle of the South America Wilderness. [Signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $225.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1961

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622e


1st ed., 8vo, black cloth. A chronicle of a journey through the Amazon wilderness. Matthiessen's second book of nonfiction and the first of his numerous personal accounts of travel and exploration. Fine in d/w. Except for a clean bookplate on verso of front flyleaf, a pristine copy; the best one we have seen in more than 30 years of collecting PM’s work. Signed on title page. View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. First State Review Copy with Publisher’s Errata Laid In. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $525.00

Publisher: NY: Viking, (1962). : 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622f


1st ed., 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and contrary to the Table of Con... View more info

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Blue Meridian/The Search for the Great White Shark [Signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY: Random House: 1971

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622s


1st ed., 8vo, cream and blue cloth. Matthiessen accompanies a crew of professional divers on a world-ranging expedition to find and film the great white shark. Adapted for the film Blue Water/White Death. Near fine in d/w. The book itself is bright and tight with no interior flaws; there is a thin line of sun fading at top and bottom of spine and a small, light smudge at front top edge. The dustjacket has a narrow band of toning at top and bottom of flaps and a ¼” ni... View more info

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Snow Leopard, The

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $250.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1978

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed.

Seller ID: s180622w


1st ed., 8vo, blue cloth. His National Book Award-winning volume, recounting a trip to the Himalayas with naturalist George Schaller in the hopes both of encountering a snow leopard in the wild and of coming to terms with his wife's recent death from cancer. Matthiessen combines natural history, personal reflection and an exploration of the Buddhist religion native to the area. His study, and practice, of Buddhism later resulted in his becoming an ordained Zen priest. Sa... View more info

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Snow Leopard, The [Franklin Mint edition, signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $3,225.00

Publisher: Franklin Mint: 1978

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed on title page.

Seller ID: s180622x


Full morocco binding, gilt and embossed. Published several days before the trade issue, this is the true first edition. Issued as a limited edition only to members of the First Edition Society, but the number of copies printed is unknown. A fine, pristine copy, with the 8-page ‘Publisher’s Notes’ pamphlet laid in. Signed after publication by Matthiessen on the half-title page. Signed copies of this edition are quite scarce. View more info

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Baikal - Sacred Sea Of Siberia [signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco: Sierra Club Books: 1992

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed.

Seller ID: s180624e


1st ed., oblong 8vo, black cloth. Narrative of a journey to Lake Baikal in Siberia with musician-composer Paul Winter. Baikal is the world's oldest and deepest lake, containing one-fifth of the world's fresh water. Photographs by Boyd Norton; foreword by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Fine in d/w. Signed on title page. View more info

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The Snow Leopard - Unproduced screenplay for a proposed film

By: Peter Matthiessen and Waldemar Korzeniowsky

Price: $500.00

Publisher: The Jones Kenner Picture Company: 1982

Seller ID: s180622y


125 pp. Original screenplay for a proposed film based on the National Book Award winning memoir - cowritten by Matthiessen and the Polish producer/director Korzeniowsky. Nearly fine in studio wrappers bound with 3 posts, as issued. The screenplay is an original studio photocopy; the title page typed on production company letterhead. We are aware of no other copies having come on the market. Near fine: light wear to covers, internally fine. Unusual in that PM is a cowr... View more info

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Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam

By: Stedman, John Gabriel

Price: $3,250.00

Publisher: London, J. Johnson: 1796

Seller ID: C061501


1st edition. 2 vols. 4to, brown calf. Full Title: Narrative, of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777: elucidating the History of that Country, and describing its Productions, Viz. Quadrupedes, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Trees, Shrubs, Fruits, & Roots; with an account of the Indians of Guinana, and Negros of Guinea, By Capt.N J.G. Stedman. Illustrated with 80 elegant En... View more info