Item #019818 SILENT SPRING. Rachel CARSON.


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. This book on the effects of pesticides is a landmark in environmental writing inspiring the movement that led to the banning of DDT and raising awareness of the important connection between humans and their environment which hitherto had been generally taken for granted. This copy is SIGNED "with best wishes" by the author on the half-title page. Signed copies of this important book, one of the most important of the century by many standards, are rather scarce as, ironically, Carson died of cancer less than two years after its publication. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with moderate edgewear and a few small internal tape repairs. Item #019818

Price: $3,750.00

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