New York: The Viking Press, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Tall 8vo (6 1/2" x 9 1/2"), dark bliue cloth with silver lettering & light blue small Mandala on spine, archival mylar-protected color photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting mountains & valleys with snow, illustrated with frontispiece from B&W photograph of Himalayan mountain, blue map endpapers of Tibet and areas traversed, Notes, Index, xii + 338 pages. Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz. Very Fine / Fine. Item #6902
Inspired nature writing about Matthiessen's visits to snow leopard habitats and the dangers that are causing their near extinction. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award. An account of his 250-mile journey across the Himalayas.
Peter Matthiessen (1927 – 2014) was an American novelist, naturalist, wilderness writer, zen teacher, and environmental activist. A co-founder of The Paris Review, he won the National Book Award in fiction for Shadow Country in 2008 and nonfiction for The Snow Leopard in 1979.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally! Very Tight, bright, clean copy. No foxing, price-clipping, or remainder marks.