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African Silences (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Random House, 1991

Edition: First


First Edition/First Printing 1991. A superb first print copy in fine condition in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. Signed by the author on the title page--signature only. Decorated pastedowns and endpapers with beautiful maps of Africa and the wildlife survey of 1978. Matthiessen is the winner of the National Book award for "The Snow Leopard" and also wrote "At Play In The Fields of The Lord"--which was nominated for the National Book Award. A terrific collectible copy.... View more info

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African Silences (Signed First Print)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Random House, 1991

Edition: First


First Edition/First Printing 1991. A stunning first print copy in fine condition in an unclipped and equally fine dustjacket--this copy signed by Matthiessen on the title page directly below his name. Decorated pastedowns and endpapers with beautiful maps of Africa and the wildlife survey of 1978. Matthiessen is the winner of the National Book award for "The Snow Leopard" and also wrote "At Play In The Fields of The Lord"--which was nominated for the National Book Award.... View more info

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At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, 1965

Edition: First Printing


From an auction of modern first editions which contained an entire lot of Matthiessen titles--and with the auction tag laid into the book--a superb near fine first print copy in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by Matthiessen on the title page--without any inscriptions--sigature only. A solid tight and clean copy with no marks on plates--with only two light tape ghosts to the front cover and two to the back cover--resulting from the original acr... View more info

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Blue Meridian: The Search For The Great White Shark (Signed)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Random House, 1971

Edition: First


From the recently released collection of Paramount Movie Exec David Wallerstein and wife Caroline Riesor Rau--First Edition/First Printing 1971. A superb copy in fine condition in a near fine and unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed & inscribed to "David & Caroline" by the author on the title page. Light age toning only. Cream colored linen cloth boards with silver & gold lettering and decorations of several sharks. Mapped pastedowns and endpapers. Dustjacket has on... View more info

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Bone by Bone (Signed First Print)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, 1999

Edition: First


First Edition/First Printing 1999. The capstone of the Watson trilogy, winner of the National Book Award for fiction. Matthiessen is one of a very few writers to be nominated for the National Book Award for Fiction and Non-Fiction alike. Many consider "Bone by Bone" his finest work of fiction. Together with "Killing Mr. Watson" and "Lost Man's River"---"Bone by Bone" is the final book in the "Watson Trilogy" that and develops the real life character-"C.J. Watson"--who wa... View more info

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Bone By Bone (Signed First Print)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Random House, 1999

Edition: First


First Edition/First Printing 1999. A stunning copy fine in a fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by Matthiessen on the title page. The last installment of "The Watson Trilogy". Matthiessen is the co-founder of The Paris Book Review with William Styron. Available singularly or together as a trilogy for a discount. A very collectable copy. As new condition--unread. View more info

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End of The Earth: Voyage to Antartica (Signed First Print)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Washington D. C., National Geographic Society, 2003

Edition: First Printing


First Edition/First Stated Printing 2003. A stunning as new copy in an unclipped and fine dustjacket--this copy signed by Matthiessen on the title page. A rare signature from the two time winner of the National Book Award and one of our greatest American travel and nature writers. Matthiessen has accomplished more in his life than a dozen authors combined--he is even a Zen Buddhist priest. Through his writing he has inspired countless numbers of people to have a better r... View more info

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Indian Country (Signed First Print)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press, 1984

Edition: First


From an auction of modern first editions with the auction tag laid into the book--First Edition 1984. A handsome copy in fine condition in a near fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by Matthiessen on the title page. Mild age toning and one very small stain to the top edge. Dustjacket has mild rubbing on the panels and an archival tape repair to a 3/4 inch closed end tear at rear---still overall a nice collectible copy protected in a BrodArt jacket covering. View more info

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Killing Mister Watson (Signed First Print)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Westminster Maryland, Random House, 1990

Edition: First


From an auction of first editions with the auction tag laid into the book. First Edition/First Printing 1990. A handsome first print copy in very fine condition in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by Matthiessen on the title page. The dustjacket has only a couple of small tiny creases to the bottom rear panel below the bar code. The book itself is as new-unopened condition. The first book of the "Watson Trilogy". Matthiessen is a novelist, natur... View more info

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Lost Man's River (Signed First Print)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Westminster Maryland, Random House, 1997

Edition: First


First Edition/First Printing 1997. A handsome first print copy in very fine condition in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the title page. This is the second installment of "The Watson Trilogy"--Matthiessen's brilliant set of novels which set the standard for American fiction in the last 20 years. Nominated for the National Book Award in both fiction and non fiction, Matthiessen is the co-founder of The Paris Book Review with William ... View more info

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Men's Lives (Signed First British Printing)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Collins Harvill, 1988

Edition: First British


First Edition/First Printing 1988. A superb copy in fine condition in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket- signed by Matthiessen on the title page. Only the lightest of shelfwear rubbing to the dustjacket--which is now protected in a BrodArt jacket cover. Unread condition. Matthiessen's look into the fishermen of Eastern Long Island--where he lived for 35 years--a rough way of life that has stood the test of time. A very collectible copy by the National Book Award winn... View more info

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On The River Styx and Other Stories (Signed First Print)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Random House, 1989

Edition: First


First Edition/First Printing 1989. A stunning and fine copy in an unclipped and fine dustjacket--this copy signed by Matthiessen on the half title page. A compilation of 10 stories by the National Book Award author of "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play In The Fields Of The Lord". A very collectable copy in tip top condition. View more info

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Oomingmak (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House, 1967

Edition: First Printing


A splendid fine copy in a near fine unclipped dustjacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Minor and very shallow edgewear to the head and heel of the spine or would also be fine. A great collectible copy. View more info

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Sand Rivers (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press, 1981

Edition: First Printing


From an auction of modern first editions with the auction tag laid into the book--a fine copy in a fine unclipped dustjacket--this copy is signed by Matthiessen on the title page--signature only. A tight, clean and unmarked copy. Dustjacket is unclipped and protected in archival protection--fine. Beautiful writing by Matthiessen and beautiful photos by Hugo Van Lawick. Great collectible copy. View more info

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The Tree Where Man Was Born/The African Experience

By: Matthiessen, Peter & Porter, Eliot

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton, 1972

Edition: First Edition/Second Printing


First Edition 1972. A handsome copy in fine condition in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by Matthiessen on the title page. A wonderful copy of a collaborative work between the great author and Eliot Porter--both celebrated naturalist--who provided the photos. This is a first edition but without the two prices on the front flap. A collectable copy. Oversized book--May require extra postage. View more info