First Edition of Mountain Sheep; Inscribed by George Schaller to Peter Matthiessen
Mountain Sheep: A Study in Behavior and Evolution.
Matthiessen Peter) Geist, Valerius; Edited by George B. Schaller.$750.00
Item Number: 5617
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by editor George Schaller to Peter Matthiessen on the front free endpaper, “To Peter, the sheep waddies of sheep from George March, 1975.” With Matthiessen’s printed name above in his hand and bookplate to the inner gutter. Very good in a very good dust jacket. This book was used in research for the author’s masterwork, The Snow Leopard and is cited in its bibliography. A nice association, linking Schaller, one of the foremost field biologists of the twentieth century and Matthiessen, one of the finest nature writers of the last half century.