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Easton Press, Peter Matthiessen "The Snow Leopard" Signed Limited Edition (Sealed)
Easton Press, Peter Matthiessen The Snow Leopard Signed Limited Edition, Sealed

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As New (Sealed). The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws.

Edition: Easton Press
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Illustrator: Signed Limited Edition
Dimensions: New (Sealed)

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Product Code: 40123

This book has been personally hand signed By Peter Matthiessen on a special limitation page

COA from Easton Press guarantees signature authenticity.

The Snow Leopard was the Winner of the National Book Award in 2004

“ Stunning . . . Fiercely felt and magnificently written.”
The Washington Post Book World

“ A magical book, a kind of lunar paradigm and map of the sacred.”
—Jim Harrison, The Nation

In the autumn of 1973, the writer Peter Matthiessen set out in the company of zoologist George Schaller on a hike that would take them 250 miles into the heart of the Himalayan region of Dolpo, "the last enclave of pure Tibetan culture on earth." Their voyage was in quest of one of the world's most elusive big cats, the snow leopard of high Asia, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical; Schaller was one of only two Westerners known to have seen a snow leopard in the wild since 1950.

Published in 1978, The Snow Leopard is rightly regarded as a classic of modern nature writing. Guiding his readers through steep-walled canyons and over tall mountains, Matthiessen offers a narrative that is shot through with metaphor and mysticism, and his arduous search for the snow leopard becomes a vehicle for reflections on all manner of matters of life and death. In the process, The Snow Leopard evolves from an already exquisite book of natural history and travel into a grand, Buddhist-tinged parable of our search for meaning. By the end of their expedition, having seen wolves, foxes, rare mountain sheep, and other denizens of the Himalayas, and having seen many signs of the snow leopard but not the cat itself, Schaller muses, "We've seen so much, maybe it's better if there are some things that we don't see."

About the Author
PETER MATTHIESSEN is the award–winning author of numerous works of nonfiction, including The Tree Where Man Was Born, and fiction, including At Play in the Fields of the Lord.

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Includes extra unattached bookplate for your own personalization.

Includes all the classic Easton Press trimmings:

  * Premium Leather
  * Silk Moire Endleaves
  * Distinctive Cover Design
  * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
  * Satin Ribbon Page Marker
  * Gilded Page Edges
  * Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
  * Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
  * Beautiful Illustrations

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