Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1976). First printing. Drawings by Consuelo Hanks. Hardcover. Octavo. xiii, 304 pages. Bound in cream colored paper over boards with green cloth spine, endpaper maps. Spine titled in silver foil. Touch of fading at head of spine, small prior owner name neatly penned at top fore corner verso of front free endpaper. Jacket is price-clipped, and a 1/4" closed tear at top edge of rear panel, slight browning to spine. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Warner's landmark work on the Atlantic Blue Crab and its primary habitat, the Chesapeake Bay. This was Warner's first book and it won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1977.