This is a good hardcover, NO dust jacket. Dust jacket MISSING. First Edition, Sixth Printing Oxford University Press 1951. This copy is in good condition. There is light natural tanning to pages from age but foxing or marks seen on pages. The binding is tight and straight. Olive green hardcover boards are good, light shelf wear at corners and edges but overall good. There is a smudge along outer page edges (see last photo) but does not carry over to inside pages. Crown octavo size or 5.25" x 8.5" with 230 pages. Illustrated front endpapers and illustrated map inside back endpapers.
Written by marine biologist Rachel Carson, the book reveals the science and poetry of the sea. This book was Carson's second and the books launched Carson into the public eye so beginning her second career as writer and conservationist. The Sea Around Us wind the 1952 National Book Award for nonfiction and was on the NYT bestseller list for over 86 weeks.
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