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    Rachel Carson. Silent Spring. Boston: 1962. First edition, inscribed by the author.

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    Rachel Carson. Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. First edition. Inscribed by Carson on the half-title: "Best wishes of/Rachel Carson". Octavo. [xvi], 368 pages. Publisher's full green cloth, front board and spine lettered in gilt; top edge stained yellow; in original dust jacket. Light rubbing to cloth spine and corners. Dust jacket spine a bit sunned; jacket spine at headcap chipped with a few short tears; jacket tailcap somewhat worn; some wear and light scuffing to front jacket panel; a one-inch creased tear to the upper margin of the rear jacket panel; mild thumbsoiling to rear jacket panel. Still, a very good copy. Named one of the twenty five greatest science books of all time by the editors of Discover Magazine in 2006, this book documented the dangers of the indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides. From the James C. Seacrest Collection.



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