TIGERS IN THE SNOW - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Peter Matthiessen

Matthiessen, Peter (Author) & Hornocker, Maurice (Photographer)

Published by New York City, NY: North Point Press, 2000
ISBN 10: 0865475768 / ISBN 13: 9780865475762
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1st Printing. Signed. 185 pages. Published in 2000. The author's "Tiger" book. One of the most beautiful nature photography books ever published. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Paul Buckley: Regular-sized volume format. Hard boards with black titles embossed on cover and metallic-orange titles embossed on spine, as issued. Text by Peter Matthiessen. Photographs by Maurice Hornocker. How he took the photographs is a tribute to both his eye and his intrepid-ness. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Peter Matthiessen's "Tigers In The Snow". The companion volume to "Snow Leopard". A lament as well as a polemic on behalf of a vanishing species whose eventual extinction Matthiessen sees as nothing less than an indictment of Homo Sapiens. The mindless despoliation of Planet Earth is so complete and in many cases, irreversible, that the only thing left to do is to wait for the end. Matthiessen is a conservationist but he is not a sentimentalist. Like all true lovers of the world we live in, his point is that the destruction of Nature will inevitably lead to the destruction of Man. "A gorgeously, sadly elegiac defense of the Siberian tiger as well as his vanishing relatives in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, and in the case of Iran, vanished. What Matthiessen knows and makes us feel is that the fate of the tiger is a kind of final judgment on whether human beings themselves can actually call themselves civilized" (Newsday). "Matthiessen is our greatest modern Nature writer in the lyrical tradition" (The New York Times). In the near future, we will have only this magnificent book to remind us of this beautiful animal. After a year-long struggle with cancer, Peter Matthiessen died on April 5, 2014 at the age of 86. An absolute "must-have" title for Peter Matthiessen collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the half-title page by Peter Matthiessen. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate, which most copies available are, as the publisher flooded the market with signed bookplates. Matthiessen's signature on this copy is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen: Clean, flowing, and elegant. This title is a modern classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETER MATTHIESSEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0865475768. Bookseller Inventory # 18710

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Title: TIGERS IN THE SNOW - Rare Pristine Copy of ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: North Point Press
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description North Point Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0865475768 North Point Press, 2000. Hard cover, first edition; signed and inscribed by author Peter Matthiessen on title page. Fine condition in near-Fine dust jacket; a lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1043279

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Book Description North Point Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. What a beautiful book! Peter Matthiessen is probably one of the best nature writers of our time and has produced a wonderful story of the existence and threats to the largest of the tiger species, the Siberian Tiger. This work is full of great photographs and descriptions and belongs on any nature lover's shelf. Not only does this first edition, first printing, appear as though it just came off the bookseller's truck, it is signed by Mr. Matthiessen on the title page overleaf and dedicated "with kind regards" to my late father's second wife, Margaret. Shipped pending the arrival of my mylar cover protectors inside a ziplock bag in a sturdy cardboard box. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000040

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Book Description North Point Press, NY, 2000. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition/First Printing. This copy has been SIGNED by Peter Matthiessen on the half-title page! A gorgeous work, the introduction and photographs are by Maurice Hornocker. Peter Matthiessen journeyed to the Russian Far East and other remaining tiger territory to witness for himself the species' present condition and to understand its possible fates. He has made the tigerís dilemma not a manifesto but a drama - underscored by Hornockerís stirring photographs - that conveys powerfully what a loss to our collective imagination the disappearance of these great cats would be. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 2634

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Book Description New York City, NY: North Point Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Signed. 185 pages. Published in 2000. The author's "Tiger" book. One of the most beautiful nature photography books ever published. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Paul Buckley: Regular-sized volume format. Hard boards with black titles embossed on cover and metallic-orange titles embossed on spine, as issued. Text by Peter Matthiessen. Photographs by Maurice Hornocker. How he took the photographs is a tribute to both his eye and his intrepid-ness. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Peter Matthiessen's "Tigers In The Snow". The companion volume to Peter Matthiessen's "Snow Leopard", a lament as well as a polemic on behalf of a vanishing species whose eventual extinction Matthiessen sees as nothing less than an indictment of Homo Sapiens. The mindless despoliation of Planet Earth is so complete and in many cases, irreversible, that the only thing left to do is to wait for the end. Matthiessen is a conservationist but he is not a sentimentalist. Like all true lovers of the world we live in, his point is that the destruction of Nature will inevitably lead to the destruction of Man. "A gorgeously, sadly elegiac defense of the Siberian tiger as well as his vanishing relatives in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, and in the case of Iran, vanished. What Matthiessen knows and makes us feel is that the fate of the tiger is a kind of final judgment on whether human beings themselves can actually call themselves civilized" (Newsday). "Matthiessen is our greatest modern Nature writer in the lyrical tradition" (The New York Times). In the near future, we will have only this magnificent book to remind us of this beautiful animal. After a year-long struggle with cancer, Peter Matthiessen died on April 5, 2014 at the age of 86. An absolute "must-have" title for Peter Matthiessen collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by Peter Matthiessen. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate, which most copies available are, as the publisher flooded the market with signed bookplates. Matthiessen's signature on this copy is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen: Clean, flowing, and elegant. This title is a modern classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETER MATTHIESSEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0865475768. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 18712

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Book Description North Point Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine in Fine, Flawless, Signed 1st ed 1st pt in archival protection. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 045949

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