Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #7718
Chadds Ford: Brandywine Conservancy, 1991. First Edition. Photograph of author as frontispiece; decorative vignette sketches by Jane Scott throughout. Octavo; xv + 139pp.
Sage jacket with black lettering. Dark pine-green cloth with silver lettering on spine and front panel. Textblock of flecked heavy cream paper. Near fine: a few signs of handling on jacket; textblock unmarred and unmarked.
Browning (1938-1987)—properly Armistead W. Browning, Jr., but “Ted” to friends and readers—was a naturalist and conservationist, a local, contemporary Thoreau, beloved for his journalistic vignettes of Brandywine flora and fauna in the local Kennett Paper. It’s his name on the Browning Barn at the Brandywine and Red Clay Valley Association in Pocopson Township. And, yes, this is the namesake region of the Brandywine School of painting and illustration founded by Howard Pyle.