Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) was an American environmentalist and educator whose book A Sand County Almanac (1949) is one of the founding documents of the modern land conservation movement. Leopold worked for the U.S. Forest Service, mainly in the Southwest, and helped to create one of the country’s first national wilderness areas in New Mexico. He later taught at the University of Wisconsin and was a prolific writer of articles on wildlife management and ecology.

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Blue River
Aldo Leopold

2023 / Essay / $40.00
Fine / 12 pp

Aldo Leopold’s short description of a cow perishing on a sandbar in the Blue River wilderness—a kind of postcard story or prose poem—gives the reader an intimate, matter-of-fact glimpse into the way in which life and death intertwine in the natural world. The directness and economy of Leopold’s prose belie the expansiveness of insight and empathy it evokes. Best known for his book A Sand County Almanac, Leopold (1887–1948) was a forester, teacher and author who helped to establish the modern land conservation movement.

This book was handset in Monotype Dante and wood type and printed in a limited edition of 70 copies on a Vandercook proof press. The text paper is Zerkall mouldmade. Twelve pages were handsewn with doubled endpapers and then casebound, cloth and paper over boards. Includes a three-colour wood engraving by Wesley Bates.

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Wherefore Wildlife Ecology?
Aldo Leopold

2020 / Essay / $40.00 CAN
Fine / 16 pp

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