Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. First printing. Fine in a Near Fine very lightly worn DJ. Text block and illustrations are bright and fresh. Octavo (6.25 x 9 inches). Blue cloth with red Landacre design on gold foil set in front board. Blue lettering and decorations to spine. Landacre patterned end papers. Tiny bookseller's label on ff. Pp. 315, plus wood-engraved frontispiece and dozens of wood-engraved text illustration by Paul Landacre throughout.
From Life in America Series: a fine and beautifully illustrated autobiographical work from leading American naturalist and botanist Donald Culross Peattie (Chicago 1898-1964); an intensely personal reminiscence of a life during a time of war, and recollections of his travels through the Southwest, up through Utah to the Northwest and down the West coast. This is American, in the best sense of the word: an adventure in living, in natural science and in thought. Beautifully illustrated by crisp, often whimsical wood-engravings of flora, fauna and landscape vignettes by American engraver Paul Landacre. Item #7063