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The September issue of The Atlantic Monthly for 1937 included an essay titled simply, Undersea, by R. L. Carson. Those who read it were uniformly impressed with its lyric quality and by the scientific understanding of its author. Later, the literary world would remember this essay as the unassuming debut of one of the greatest narrative writers and ecologists of the 20th century, Rachel Carson.
With an Introduction by Linda Lear, environmental historian and biographer, author of the prize-winning Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, editor of Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson, and author of Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature. She is founder of the Lear/Carson Archives in Connecticut.
With an Afterword by Julia Whitty, an award-winning writer, former documentary underwater filmmaker, author of The Fragile Edge, a book on the ocean and coral reefs, and Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean.
Illustrated by Dugald Stermer, author of four books: Vanishing Creatures, Vanishing Flora, Birds and Bees, and The Art Of Revolution. A former magazine designer for Harper's, Oceans, Sierra and Coastal Living, his freelance clients have included the 1984 Olympic Games, for which he designed the official medals, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker.
The book is published in two states:
Deluxe: 20 Copies. Letterpress printed on Hahnemühle Biblio, in a tipped folio case bound binding with digital reproductions of the original color illustrations. Housed in a clamshell box with additional hand colored print in paper chemise. Each book is gold stamped on the spine, numbered 1-20, and signed by the artist. Ten additional copies are lettered A-J and reserved for the Press. Publication price: $840.00 Order >
Slipcased: 80 Copies. Letterpress printed on Hahnemühle Biblio, in a tipped folio case bound binding with digital reproductions of the original color illustrations. Books are numbered and signed by artist. Publication price: $425.00 Order >