Very Good / Very Good. Item #002884
Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1972. First Edition. Signed by Edwards on front free endpaper with inscription "To my old friend Katherine Needham, with affectionate regards adn good wishes. from Toppy Edwards, August 1972." Edwards's nautical bookplate signed "Walter M. Edwards" laid in.
Tall octavo; 207 pp. Illustrated dust jacket over beige cloth boards with maroon lettering to spine and blindstamped roadrunner on front. Jacket a bit toned along edges and down spine with a few smudges to surface, but no chips or tears. Spine lightly rolled. Boards are sturdy and clean. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
First edition, inscribed on front right endpaper by photographer, Walter "Tippy" Edwards, dated 1972. Edwards' bookplate loose, inserted in front of book. Boards tight and square, unmarked, pages same. DJ covered in protective mylar. Light wear to corners and edges.