Title: Tarka The Otter : His Joyful Water-life and ...
Publisher: The Nonesuch Press, Franklin Watts, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Publication Date: 1964
Illustrator: Frank Driscoll
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine -
Edition: First American publication
A lovely, like new hardbound copy with a shiny and bright dj in very good condition that has some light edge-wear along the top and bottom and corners and a closed tear at the bottom front of dj (taped from the inside) (Price intact $7.95). Beautifully illustrated maps of North Devon on the front and back endpapers. Dramatic and exciting black and white drawings of wildlife, full page. Collectible* book. With these extras laid in with book; A seven page xeroxed Introduction that appears to be written by the Author's son (Richard Williamson) describing his father and notes about his writing of this classic book, with photocopies of pages from the original manuscript, and a xerox copy from the family photo album, 7 pages in all; This may have been taken from a newer edition. Also a NY Times article about sea otter deaths in Calf. and finally a book mark that has a photo of a sea otter and says 'You otter be reading." "In a sense, he was Tarka the Otter, longing for the freedom, the isolation and carefree enjoyment of the wild countryside that he had first found as a young boy escaping the London suburbs." stated by the author's son. Bookseller Inventory # 000826
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