London, England: Hamish Hamilton, 1963. First British Printing. Hardcover. VERY bright coffee-with-cream-colored boards, with red-and-silver spine label. Just a hint of rubbing to extremities, if one looks very hard for it. Shelfwear to price-clipped dustjacket, which has done its job of protecting this first British edition of a groundbreaking environmental cornerstone. Paris bookseller's ticket to front pastedown (Galignani, of Paris, which lays claim to being the oldest English-language bookstore in Europe, founded in 1801). Introduction by Lord Shackleton, with Preface by Sir Julian Huxley. Sunning/fading to dust jacket spine. Red topstain. Book bears the signature of a certain grand dame of California society, well known, iconoclastic, fiercely standing up for her convictions. Near Fine in Very Good Minus Dustjacket. Item #74944
"Since 1958, [Rachel Carson] has collected data from scientists all over the world about the dangerous effects of deadly poisons, especially in the form of synthetic insecticides, on the living community.
Book is dedicated to Albert Schweitzer who said: "Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth"