Octavo, xix, 316pp. Blue buckram cloth, title on spine, gilt illustration of a bird on front cover. Previous ownership stamp on front end paper. In publishers scarce first edition jacket, $3.00 on front flap, some separation along front panel fold, but stable, chipping along top edge. Bright illustrations and vibrant colors on spine. Fully illustrated with 8 full page illustrations by Howard Frech. An excellent copy.
Comments: This was the first 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 “The Edge of the Sea.”