London: Staples Press Ltd., 1955.
Robert W. Hines. First Edition. Hardcover. Carson, Rachel L. THE EDGE OF THE SEA. London: Staples Press Ltd. 1955. First U.K. Edition. The third book in Carson's Sea Trilogy. 8vo., 276pp. [Well illustrated by Robert W. Hines, Dustwrapper illustrated by William Randall]. Original gilt lettered blue cloth. A fine fresh copy in lovely bright dustwrapper with one tiny chip at the bottom of the spine panel. This book describes the variety of shore life from the rocky shore of Maine to the coral coast of the Caribbean. "The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place. All through the long history of Earth it has been an area of unrest where waves have broken heavily against the land, where the tides have pressed forward over the continents, receded and then returned. For no two successive days is the shore line precisely the same. Not only do the tides advance and retreat in their eternal rhythms, but the level of the sea itself is never at rest. It rises or falls as the glaciers melt or grow, as the floor of the deep ocean basins shifts under its increasing load of sediments, or as the earth's crust along the continental margins warps up or down in adjustment to strain and tension. Today a little more land may belong to the sea, tomorrow a little less. Always the edge of the sea remains an elusive and indefinable boundary." Very nice copy.
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