Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company / A Peter Davison Book, 1991. First Edition, Second Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author with a brown [maroon?] marker on a special bookplate affixed to the publisher's tipped-in half title; tall and thick 8vo, black quarter cloth with gold spine lettering over beige boards, several detailed maps as chapter headings, archival polyester-protected dust jacket (unclipped) with watercolor of prairie beneath lowering skies, map endpapers of Chase County, Kansas, [x] + 624 pages. Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz. Fine / Near Fine. Item #7257
The author of Blue Highways leaves his 38-state automobile tour to travel on foot, covering the landscape and history in one section of the Great Plains in Kansas, which contains the last tall grass prairie surviving in America.
"PrairyErth is a vigorous and exalted evocation of the American land, its people, its past, its hopes. The very word "prairyerth," an old geologic term for the soils of our central grasslands, captures the essence of the American tallgrass country."--jacket.
SIGNED by the Author on a special bookplate & tipped-in publisher's half title. SUPERIOR condition internally and externally! No previous owner's or remainder marks.