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SILENT SPRING by  Rachel CARSON - Signed First Edition - 1962 - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 019818)

SILENT SPRING

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SILENT SPRING

by CARSON, Rachel

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with moderate edgewear and a few small internal tape repairs
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About This Item

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with moderate edgewear and a few small internal tape repairs. This book on the effects of pesticides is a landmark in environmental writing inspiring the movement that led to the banning of DDT and raising awareness of the important connection between humans and their environment which hitherto had been generally taken for granted. This copy is SIGNED "with best wishes" by the author on the half-title page. Signed copies of this important book, one of the most important of the century by many standards, are rather scarce as, ironically, Carson died of cancer less than two years after its publication.

Synopsis

Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin in September 1962. The book is widely credited with helping launch the environmental movement. When Silent Spring was published, Rachel Carson was already a well-known writer on natural history, but had not previously been a social critic.

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Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
019818
Title
SILENT SPRING
Author
CARSON, Rachel
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with moderate edgewear and a few small internal tape repairs
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1962
Keywords
Signed; High Spot; Rachel Carson; Environmental Literature; Pesticides; Modern Firsts; Literature: American; Ecology; Modern First Editions; Science; Natural History
Bookseller catalogs
Science; Natural History;

Terms of Sale

Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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Charles Agvent

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.co.uk member since: 2003
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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