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The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 26107


Octavo (21.8 cm), pp. 280, including index. Signed by author on title page. Black cloth with gilt spine titling, Viking Press device blind-stamped on front board. Map endpapers showing the author's route. Green illustrated jacket designed by Jean Zallinger. Twenty-four pages of black and white photographs, plus two maps. Bumping to spine ends and half of the photo pages have been creased. Jacket is price-clipped with minor edge wear and creasing along spine. The 5th book by the National Book Award-winning author of The Snow Leopard and many other modern classics. (Roberson, Peter Mattheissen: ... View more info

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Shadow Country

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 17552

ISBN: 0679640193

Condition: Near fine


Octavo (20 cm), pp. 892. Signed by author on half title page. Gray boards with gilt titling, pictorial jacket. Jacket and boards are slightly bumped at tail of spine. Reviews laid in from The New York Times and the New York Review of Books. Matthiessen's re-working of his Watson trilogy won the 2008 National Book Award for fiction, making him the only author to win in both fiction and nonfiction categories (for his 1978 book, The Snow Leopard). Matthiessen spent years on this project toward the end of his life, to the consternation of friends like the late novelist and poet Jim Harrison, who q... View more info

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The Snow Leopard

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19174

Condition: Very good


Limited edition published for The First Edition Club. Octavo (23 cm), pp. 348. Leather bound with gilt titling, ruled spine, satin endpapers and gilt edges. Includes special introduction to this edition by Matthiessen. Spine and edges have light scuffing. Reviewers critiqued this double National Book Award-winner (1979 and 1980), for the way Matthiessen folded natural history, personal tragedy and religion into a travel memoir (Roberson, I295-347), but the book proved to be a forerunner in the nature writing genre, combining memoir and the natural world, and a unparalleled classic of narrative... View more info

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The Snow Leopard

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, Franklin Library: 1978

Seller ID: 27800

Condition: Fine


First limited edition published for The First Edition Club. Octavo (23 cm), pp. 348. Full leather with gilt titling, and four raised bands. Moiré endpapers and satin ribbon bookmark. All edges gilt. Includes special introduction to this edition by Matthiessen. (Roberson A22). Reviewers critiqued this double National Book Award-winner (1979 and 1980), for the way Matthiessen folded natural history, personal tragedy and religion into a travel memoir (Roberson, I295-347), but the book proved to be a forerunner in the nature writing genre, combining memoir and the natural world, and a unparallele... View more info

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Far Tortuga

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27805

ISBN: 039449461X

Condition: Very good


Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 408. Blue paper boards with navy cloth and blue titling, pictorial jacket and endpapers (maps of the Caribbean and the Cayman Islands). Blue (faded) publisher's stain to top edge. Boards show edge wear and soiling, jacket with creasing, small closed tears with tape repairs on verso. This experimental novel was Matthiessen's favorite. Critics called it "among the finest examples of literary Impressionism in Modernist fiction" and "one of the greatest sea novels of all time, in language" (Roberson, A6, H79, H85). Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Race Rock

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Bros.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27801

Condition: Very good


Octavo (21 cm), pp. 306. Black cloth with blue quarter cloth and yellow spine titling. Illustrated jacket with $3.50 price and author photo on back. Bumping to spine ends and rubbing and minor chipping to jacket. The author's first novel. (Robeson A1). Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Winter in the Blood Poster (Peter Matthiessen, Jim Harrison, Doug Peacock), 07 September 2011

By: Matthiessen, Peter, Jim Harrison and Doug Peacock

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Elk River Books:

Seller ID: 16271

Condition: New


11" x 17" full-color poster from the event at Elk River Books, designed by Marc Beaudin. Printed on 80-pound, acid-free paper with archival ink. Ships unfolded, ready for framing. View more info

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The Children of Bladensfield

By: Ward, Evelyn D. [Peter Matthiessen]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Sand Dune Press (Viking): 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27811

ISBN: 0670216615

Condition: Very good


Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 141. Goldenrod cloth boards with brown quarter cloth and gilt spine titling. Graphic illustrated front endpapers, rear enpapers with family tree showing Ward descendants and connection to Matthiessen. Brown illustrated jacket. Includes the essay "Homecoming" by Matthiessen. Black and white photos throughout. Very slight edge wear to boards and jacket with creasing, minor chipping and a tape repair on verso to a closed tear. "Matthiessen made his first trip to his mother's [Elizabeth Bleeker Carey] family ancestral home in Virginia in 1956. He recalls his trip ... View more info