Franklin Center, Pennslyvinia: The Franklin Library, 1978. Limited Edition. Full Leather with decorative gold-stamping. Tall 8vo (6 1/2" x 9 3/8" x 1 1/4"), genuine tan leather with 22kt gold lettering on spine, four hubs, and decorative tooling on covers, Special Message with facsimile signature by Author; illustrated with double-spread B&W map of the Himalaya Mountains & Crystal Mountain situs as frontispiece; watered silk endpapers; gold silken page-marker; all page-edges gilded [a.e.g.]; Notes, Index; [xx] + 348 pages. Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz. Laid In: Notes from the Editors on The Snow Leopard [8pp. folded] with exclusive printed sepia image of Peter Matthiessen by Michele Napear. Like New. Item #9603
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 the National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Snow Leopard in 1979.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally! Very Tight, bright, clean copy. No foxing, price-clipping, or remainder marks.