Rare Books Signs and Seasons by John Burroughs Vol Vlll Wake Robin Edition Complete Writings of Burroughs 1924 Wise Publishing Nature books

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This is a good hardcover, 1924 Wise Publishing. Given the age of this book (100 yrs old), it is no surprise that the binding is cracked, BUT the pages are still tight to the binding, the binding has just cracked from the boards along spine. (see photo) Overall this is in good condition, a rare series published in 23 volumes as The Complete Writings of John Burroughs. When closed the binding flaw is not detectable but opened it becomes apparent. But there are no loose pages. There is light natural tanning to pages from age and brown spot inside front cover where store label removed (see photo). There is no serious foxing inside. Top edges tipped in gold gilt showing some wear but overall good. The olive green hardcover boards are embossed with design on front and have the appearance of leather binding although it is not. Rough cut page edges as often found in binding of the time. The hardcover boards are very good, clean and now showing much wear. Crown octavo book size or 5" x 8" with 271 pages.

John Burroughs was an Ameican naturalist and essayist. The first of his essays was Wake-Robin, published in 1871. He was less a scientific naturalist and more of a literary naturalist who recorded the natural world through his perceptions. His work reflects such.

This is Volume Eight, Signs and Seasons by John Burroughs, Wake Robin Edition of The Complete Writings of Burroughs, 1924 Wise Publishing. Frontispiece photo shows Mr. Burroughs spotting flowers along a woodland roadway. Chapters include; A Sharp Lookout, A Spray of Pine, A Snow Storm, A Taste of Mine Birch, Winter Neighbors, A Salt Breeze, A River View and more.

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