Janet Malcolm, Burdock, Yale University Press, 2008, HC, Near Fine

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Malcolm, Janet. New Haven. Yale University Press. 2008.
English, First Edition, Near Fine, HC/SC, Folio, 10 ⅜” x 12 ⅜,” Unpaginated.
ISBN: 9780300128611

Tan woven cloth over boards, white titling to spine, gray pastedowns and endpapers, in publisher’s white dust jacket with full-color photograph of leaf to front, black text to front, spine, back, and inside gate flaps. Minor crease to back endpaper, otherwise clean, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Near Fine dust jacket now protected in a Mylar sleeve. Very mild shelfwear to front and back, very minor edgewear, otherwise excellent. Unpaginated. Replete with full-color photographs. Janet Malcolm’s collection of photographs of burdock leaves in “various stages of growth and decay” with an introductory essay (from the dust jacket). This book “is a work of botanical and indeed philosophical interest as well as an art book…this project entails looking with a steely but sympathetic and extremely intelligent eye at the world” (from the dust jacket).

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