The People of the Sea.

(Peake.) THOMSON (David)

The People of the Sea.

Description: FIRST EDITION, title-page design by Mervyn Peake, some incredibly faint foxing to prelims, recurrent at final page of text, pp. ix, 214, crown 8vo, original brown cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, edges and endpapers faintly spotted, the front pastedown with small bookseller tickets at foot, dustjacket price-clipped with a nick at head of rear panel, some very light overall soiling and faint spotting to flaps, very good

Publication Details: Turnstile Press, 1954

Notes: The author's first book, following his BBC radio broadcast on the same subject - that is, the Grey Atlantic Seal and its significance to the rural coastal communities of Ireland and Scotland; at the close there is a chapter on 'The Music of the Seals', describing the work of Ludwig Koch in recording their cries, and transcribing songs based on them. Thomson attended Lincoln College, Oxford.

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Price: £100

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1954

Stock Number: 66188

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