London: Collins, 1967. 8vo. First edition. Original dark brown cloth, gilt. Jacket design by Charles Raymond. Ink presentation on fly, 'To Gareth, Dad & Mum 2 Aug. 1967' and 'G.Williams' stamped in black ink on title page.Price-clipped d/w slightly faded on spine. Item #3366
A classic work of imaginative writing about the natural world and scarce in first edition. The dedication to his wife may seem odd when you have read the book. Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize in 1967. Uncommon.
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