First edition of The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson.
Octavo, 276pp. Green cloth, title in black on spine. Decorative endpapers. Stated “first printing September 1955” on copyright page. In publisher’s dust jacket, price clipped, bright illustrations and colors, chip at center of spine, some wear along top edge, faint toning to spine. An attractive copy.
Comments: This was the third book by influential naturalist Rachel Carson. This book would make up part of a trilogy, which she completed in the early 1950s and includes “The Sea Around Us” and “Silent Spring.”