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Silent Spring
Boston / Cambridge, MA: Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press, 1962. First Printing (so stated). 8vo: x,[6],368pp, with text illustrations by Lois and Louis Darling. Publisher's finely woven green cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained yellow, wood-grain end papers; priced-clipped illustrated dust jacket. About Fine (probably unread), slight edge wear, gilt dulled; Near Fine jacket, spine panel rubbed and lightened a degree, closed tear along back spine panel fold), but an attractive copy. ML100 Nonfiction, 5. NYPL Books of the Century, p. 42. One of the seminal texts of the environmentalist movement, first excerpted in The New Yorker, in a series of three articles, on June 16, 23, and 30, 1962. "Silent Spring is an impassioned, carefully researched, and meticulously documented call to arms again the indiscriminate use of chemical insecticides and weed killers. Its publication alerted the general public to the growing danger--known already to ecologists and conservationists--from the careless and, in may cases, egregious poisoning of the earth's soil, water, air, creatures, and plants." (NYPL) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine- / Near Fine.
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