Silent Spring. Rachel Carson.
Silent Spring

Silent Spring

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. Lois and Louis Darling. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Carson's classic and most important work is dedicated to Albert Schweitzer, who is quoted in the dedication: "Man has lost the capacity to forsee and forestall. He will end by destroying the earth." Silent Spring helped trigger the American environmental movement, and remains remarkably relevant today. 8vo. 368 pp. Stated first printing. Green jacket with white and yellow titles, rear cover contains a short biography of Carson, front and rear flaps of jacket are a synopsis of the book. Green cloth boards with gold titles to front and spine, top edge of pages is a faded gold. Condition: Dust jacket now protected in Mylar. Dust jacket has a ¼" x ¾" to front tail edge, ?" x ¾" chip to front head edge, 1" tear along bend on back flap, head and tail of spine are worn as well as fore corners. Light rubbing to corners of boards. Text is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. VG in fair jacket. Very Good / Fair. Item #2020-K2

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