New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969. Constellations. First Edition. Cloth. Square tall 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering on spine with a blind-stamped sperm whiale & calf on front cover, archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting constellations; several blue-white whale decorations as chapter headings by Leonard Everett Fisher, olive drab endpapers, 213 pages +  About the Author & the Type. Fine / Fine. Item #6114
Victor B. Scheffer (1906 – 2011) was an American biologist and the author of eleven books relating to natural history.
His 1969 prize winning book The Year of the Whale became a popular classic of marine biology. That book, called "remarkable" by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, received wide attention and appeared on American best-seller lists. In a review in the New York Times, famed naturalist Loren Eiseley wrote that "Scheffer knows, as Melville knew, that it is an 'unwritten life' he seeks to chronicle.
The Year of the Whale won the 1970 John Burroughs Medal, recognizing it as the previous year's best natural history book.
SUPERIOR CONDITION: Bright, tight, clean copy in a quite clean dust jacket (unclipped) with slight edgewear (most evident at the head and foot of the dj's spine). No remainder marks.