Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (1962) first edition book

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Rachel Carson - Silent Spring

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 8vo. 368 pp. Green cloth binding with gold lettering. Decorated endpapers. Yellow top-stain. Illustrations by Lois and Louis Darling. Very good condition. Minor wear along top and bottom edge of covers. Clean interior; no markings. Dust jacket is in good condition with some chipping at spine tips and forecorners, rubbing along joints and fore-edge folds, and for reasons inexplicable the number '77' in black sharpie above the $5.00 price at the head of front flap (see photos).

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