Title The Snow Leopard
Book Condition Very good
Publisher Franklin Center, PA Franklin Library 1978
Seller ID 19174
Limited edition published for The First Edition Club. Octavo (23 cm), pp. 348. Leather bound with gilt titling, ruled spine, satin endpapers and gilt edges. Includes special introduction to this edition by Matthiessen. Spine and edges have light scuffing. Reviewers critiqued this double National Book Award-winner (1979 and 1980), for the way Matthiessen folded natural history, personal tragedy and religion into a travel memoir (Roberson, I295-347), but the book proved to be a forerunner in the nature writing genre, combining memoir and the natural world, and a unparalleled classic of narrative nonfiction.