[Yolla Bolla Press] Fowles, John
The Nature of Nature. An Essay
Covelo, CA: Yolla Bolly Press, 1995. Paper Wrappers. 4to. WARMLY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO POET DENISE LEVERTOV on the title page. 1 of 275 copies, of which 250 were offered for sale. This beautiful essay was written by John Fowles in 1995 when nearly 70 years old. He died in 2005. In it, he writes of nature, art, science, and what they have meant in his life. The last lines are lovely. “Woodcocks come from the Mediterranean….They have become my every summer’s secret joy, an apotheosis of the recurrent green universe. I cherish them emphatically so much they would make me cry, if I were the crying kind. I look at them now, knowing they are and that I am, in love and silence.” The book is bound in stiff black paper wraps, and covered in a brown dust jacket with an illustration of a tree on the front panel. Includes an attractive woodcut of trees by Aaron Johnson. In fine condition. Pagination is from page 73-99. PRI/052307. Fine.