THE WINTER BEACH. Inscribed

Price: 375.00 CAD

New York: William Morrow & Company Inc, 1966. New York: William Morrow & Company Inc. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Ogburn, Charlton Jr. THE WINTER BEACH. Inscribed. New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1966. 8vo., 321pp with index. Publisher's 1/4 white-lettered brown cloth over blue paper covered boards. A very good example showing moderate use illustrated with maps & over forty superb line drawings by Marcia & Edward Norman, in a very good or better price intact pictorial dustwrapper. Neatly inscriped on the half title in black ink: "For Mary Vance Trent / With remembrances and all good / wishes, and the hope that she / will acquire as many happy / memories in Java as I did - / Charles Ogburn / March 1967". A very handsome book production; winner of the 1967 prize for natural history writing: The John Burroughs Medal. "In late October, 1964, in a small bus equpped for camping [Ogburn] set out alone for upper Maine. From Mount Desert Island, he traveled southward with the season, pausing for intensive explorations of Cape Cod and Nantucket, of the Long Island beaches, and of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands off the Virginia shore, until he reached the outer banks of North Carolina. The result is a book of eloquence and vitality, of depth and beauty, and one to which the reader will return again and again." [from the jacket]. This is Ogburn's Classic & an important book in the Natural History genre. Here, he explores and ruminates upon the various Atlantic seacoasts always noting the austere beauty of the sea in winter. An extraordinary vibrant & well informed work, a mixture of scientific fact & sweeping epiphany. Not as well known as Henry Beton's 1928 clasic, The Outermost House but certainly on a par. A very uncommon inscribed presentation copy. Custom embossed dark blue cloth slipcase in very fine condition. First Edition.


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