Silent Spring

Rachel CARSON

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"ONE OF THE GREATEST NATURE WRITERS IN AMERICAN LETTERS"

CARSON, Rachel. Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Octavo, original green cloth, patterned endpapers, original dust jacket.

First edition of Rachel Carson's pioneering work in environmental pollution, a lovely copy in the original dust jacket.

"The first work to address the larger issues of environmental pollution" (The Book in America, 133). "Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations… It is well crafted, fearless and succinct… Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters" (Mattheissen, Time). First edition: with "First Printing" on copyright page. Containing numerous in-text illustrations. Owner signature.

Book fine; light edge-wear to bright near-fine dust jacket.

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