Books in Stock by Peter Matthiessen
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  • African SilencesAfrican SilencesRoll over Image to expandAfrican Silences by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Random House, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 light green cloth and off white paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed without an inscription by the author on the fly title page. 225 pages of text.
    TB29589  $35.00



  • African SilencesAfrican SilencesRoll over Image to expandAfrican Silences by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Random House, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine In a fine dust jacket.
    TB00729  $10.00



  • At Play In The Fields OfAt Play In The Fields OfRoll over Image to expandAt Play In The Fields Of The Lord by Matthiessen, Peter, Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 2001. Collector's Edition. Fine in full, dark green leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine, gilt text and tool work within the compartments, gilt tool work on both boards, silk end sheets, gilt to the edges of the text block and there is a placement ribbon sewn-in at the top of the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the second free end page. Laid-in is the publisher's note card about the author and this book. 373 pages of text. This title was nominated for the 1965 National Book Award.
    TB24401  $125.00



  • Baikal Sacred Sea of SiberiaBaikal Sacred Sea of SiberiaRoll over Image to expandBaikal Sacred Sea of Siberia by Matthiessen, Peter, London: Thames and Hudson, 1992. First Edition. Fine in navy blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and decoration on the front board. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription on the title page. Photographs by Boyd Norton. The book is of the same format as its American version but with a jacket with a considerably different appearance.
    TB29595  $65.00



  • The Birds of HeavenThe Birds of HeavenRoll over Image to expandThe Birds of Heaven by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: North Point Press, 2001. First Edition. Fine in black cloth and bright red paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and black text on the front board and illustrated map end papers. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with painting and drawings by Robert Bateman. 349 pages including an index, chapter notes and text.
    TB29361  $25.00



  • Blue Meridian by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Very Good with the first free end page stuck to the front paste down. The edges of boards dampness stained with no impact to the text. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket.
    TB01690  $12.00



  • In The Spirit of Crazy Horse by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Viking Press, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a prior owner's blind, embossed seal on the fly title page. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with several short closed tears on the lower edges of the spine and panels together with some related creasing with several creases to the front flap. Signed by the author on the first free end paper. This is the true first edition of the book which was suppressed and recalled for destruction shortly after its publication due to complaints made by the FBI. The title was re-leased in 1991. This is one of the scarce volumes which made it to the market and avoided capture.
    TB20000  $225.00



  • In The Spirit of Crazy HorseIn The Spirit of Crazy HorseRoll over Image to expandIn The Spirit of Crazy Horse by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Viking Press, 1991. First Edition of the 1991 Reprint, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and brown paper covered boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription. 645 pages containing an index, chapter notes, an afterword by Martin Garbus, epilogue by the author and text. Illustrated with maps.
    TB29590  $200.00



  • In The Spirit of Crazy HorseIn The Spirit of Crazy HorseRoll over Image to expandIn The Spirit of Crazy Horse by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Viking Press, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and light orange paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with light foxing appearing on the edges of the text block. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket with a small 1/3" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and with two small nicks at the lower corners of the front panel and a crease to the front flap. This is the true first edition of the book which was suppressed and recalled for destruction shortly after its publication due to complaints made by the FBI. The title was re-leased in 1991. This is one of the scarce volumes which made it to the market and avoided capture. 628 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. A very handsome copy with no ownership marks, notations or book plates.
    TB01095  $150.00



  • Indian CountryIndian CountryRoll over Image to expandIndian Country by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Viking, 1984. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches with map end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 338 pages including an index.
    TB29345  $30.00



  • Lost Mans RiverLost Mans RiverRoll over Image to expandLost Man's River by Matthiessen, Peter, Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1997. Signed First Edition. Fine in full royal blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 3/16" tall by 5 3/4" deep containing 539 pages of text. Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page and accompanied with a laid-in Certificate of Authenticity from the publisher. This is copy number 573 of only 1,150 copies signed and numbered by the author. One of The Easton Press' signed, first edition, leather bound books. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB19530  $150.00



  • Lost Mans RiverLost Mans RiverRoll over Image to expandLost Man's River by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Random House, 1997. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and blind embossing on the front board. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription on the title page. The second novel in the Watson trilogy which was started with in 1990 with the release of Killing Mr. Watson. Like its predecessor this book also takes place in what is now Naples, FL.
    TB29582  $25.00



  • Mens LivesMens LivesRoll over Image to expandMen's Lives by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Random House, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and map end papers. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 8" with a long, dated gift inscription on the fly title page, else fine. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket, else fine. "The surfmen and baymen of the south fork" of Long Island. This is the author's tribute to the fisherman of the eastern tip of Long Island. 339 pages of text, notes and black and white photographs.
    TB27449  $30.00



  • Nine-Headed Dragon River Zen JournalsNine-Headed Dragon River Zen JournalsRoll over Image to expandNine-Headed Dragon River Zen Journals 1969-1985 by Matthiessen, Peter, Boston: Shambhala, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt design on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with just a hint of rubbing at the upper and lower fore edges of the panels at the folds to the flaps. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. 288 pages including an index, glossary, chapter notes and text. A fine, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29583  $60.00



  • On the River Styx and otherOn the River Styx and otherRoll over Image to expandOn the River Styx and other Stories by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Random House, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine In a near fine dust jacket with a 1/4" closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area.
    TB00167  $10.00



  • Oomingmak The Expedition to the MuskOomingmak The Expedition to the MuskRoll over Image to expandOomingmak The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Hastings House, (1967). First Edition, First printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with silver colored and black text on the spine and black text and a outline of a silver musk ox on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with printed end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with only a tiny hint of rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. 85 pages including an index and text. Illustrated throughout with a map and black and white photographs. A fine, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29584  $70.00



  • RaditzerRaditzerRoll over Image to expandRaditzer by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Very good in 1/4 white cloth and blue paper covered boards with blue text stamping on the spine. The spine is soiled and the front board is somewhat bowed. In a very good price clipped dust jacket with light wear and flecking of the colors, creasing and short closed tears at ends of the spine and at the folds. The spine area is also slightly faded. Laid-in is an envelope from the author containing an undated short letter on an index card regarding his willingness to answer questions of the recipient on his book The Snow Leopard. It is signed "Sincerely | Peter Matthiessen" The author's fourth book and third novel which takes place on a troop transport vessel near the end of World War II. 152 pages of text.
    TB16769  $125.00



  • RaditzerRaditzerRoll over Image to expandRaditzer by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and blue paper covered boards with blue text stamping on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/8". In a very good unclipped dust jacket with a 1/8" deep chip at the upper rear corner of the spine area and with a 1/4" deep closed tear at the front corner. The spine area is faded to a light blue and that hue carries around to the front panel by another 1/3". The author's fourth book and third novel which takes place on a troop transport vessel near the end of World War II. 152 pages of text. Overall, an excellent and very collectible copy!
    TB23672  $125.00



  • Sal Si PuedesSal Si PuedesRoll over Image to expandSal Si Puedes by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with metallic red text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 5/8 inches. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with the spine very slightly faded, a 3/8" closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area and several minor small nicks to the edges of the panels. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. Roughly translated from the Spanish, the title means, escape if you can. The book is Matthiessen's tribute to Cesar Chavez the founder and leader of the United Fram Workers. 372 pages of text.
    TB29586  $65.00



  • Sand RiversSand RiversRoll over Image to expandSand Rivers by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: The Viking Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in white cloth covered boards with blue and red text stamped on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/4 by 6 3/4 inches with minor soiling to the cloth on the boards. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the soiling from the boards offset onto the verso of the dust jacket and with rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. Signed by the author without an inscription on the title page. 213 pages including notes and text. Illustrated throughout with both black and white and color photos by Hugo van Lawick
    TB29585  $45.00



  • Seal PoolSeal PoolRoll over Image to expandSeal Pool by Matthiessen, Peter, Garden City: Doubleday, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in color illustrated cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with a color illustration on the front board with black text. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket however, the jacket's original price was clipped to allow the publisher to attach a new price on a sticker. Signed by the author on a bookplate which is tipped on to the first free end page. 79 pages of text with 17 color plates Illustrated by William Pene duBois. Matthiessen first book for children.
    TB29304  $300.00



  • Shadows of AfricaShadows of AfricaRoll over Image to expandShadows of Africa by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1992. First Edition. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board. An oblong small quarto of 9 3/4 by 10 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed without an inscription on the fly title page by the author. 120 pages of text and illustrations by Mary Frank. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29587  $60.00



  • The Snow LeopardThe Snow LeopardRoll over Image to expandThe Snow Leopard by Matthiessen, Peter, Franklin: The Franklin Library, 1978. First Edition. Fine in full tan leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt tool work on the boards. The edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. There are minor touches of wear to the tips of the boards and minor fading to the leather on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" containing 348 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. This printing is the true first edition of this book. It was the winner of the 1979 National Book Award. 348 pages including an index.
    TB29410  $100.00



  • Tigers in the SnowTigers in the SnowRoll over Image to expandTigers in the Snow by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: North Point Press, 2000. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and burnt orange paper covered boards. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 7 inches with map end sheets. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. With an introduction and photographs by Maurice Hornocker. 185 pages containing notes, text and color photographs through-out.
    TB29360  $20.00



  • Under the Mountain WallUnder the Mountain WallRoll over Image to expandUnder the Mountain Wall by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with tanning around the outside edges of the flaps and with a tiny hole in the spine area. The second state with the pictures in the front and in the rear of book. While a member of the Harvard-Peabody expedition to Netherland New Guinea the author studied the Kurelu tribe.
    TB00955  $20.00



  • Wildlife in AmericaWildlife in AmericaRoll over Image to expandWildlife in America by Matthiessen, Peter, New York: Viking, 1959. First Edition, First printing. Very Good+ with a light water stain to the cloth at the bottom of the spine and lower corners of the front and rear boards. This stain did not impact on the end sheets or the text in any way. In a very good+ dust jacket with light wear and rubbing on the spine ends. 304 pages of text including an index, bibliography, appendices and text.
    TB01824  $40.00






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