“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future": First Edition of Dian Fossey's Gorillas In the Mist; Signed by Her

  • Gorillas in the Mist.

Gorillas in the Mist.

Item Number: 47017

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1983.

First edition of Fossey’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Dian Fossey on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design Robert Anthony. Signed first editions are rare.

One of the most important books ever written about humans connection to the natural world, Gorillas in the Mist is the riveting account of Dian Fossey's thirteen years in a remote African rain forest with the greatest of the great apes. Fossey's efforts to ensure the future of the rain forest and its remaining mountain gorillas are captured in her own words and in candid photographs of this fascinating endangered species. As only she could, Fossey combined her personal adventure story with groundbreaking scientific reporting in an unforgettable portrait of one of our closest primate relatives. Although Fossey's work ended tragically in her murder, Gorillas in the Mist remains an invaluable testament to one of the longest-running field studies of primates and reveals her undying passion for her subject. It was made into the 1988 film directed by Michael Apted and starring Sigourney Weaver as Dian Fossey. It was nominated for five Academy Awards.