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The Concrete Wilderness - Jack Couffer

London: Heinemann, 1968, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels, now wrapped in a removable protective sleeve. Price Clipped. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Private book plate to the pastedown. The contents complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “The ‘concrete wilderness’ of New York City, its steel canyons; junk-filled waste lots and scrubby waterfronts, is still the secret home of a population of wild creatures, hidden from the city’s human inhabitants. Into this incongruous world comes Martin Hanley, freelance photographer and amateur naturalist. While trying to get pictures of a peregrine falcon’s nest behind a Broadway signboard, he encounters thirteen-year-old Archie, like himself a solitary figure and an exile in Manhattan. A tentative relationship develops as they watch fiddler crabs, search for rare butterflies and fish together in the city. And it is not long before Martin learns the secret Archie has guarded closely, even from his mother — he is hiding a wild dog, named Wolf.
Size: 8" x 5"
Number of Pages: 212
ISBN: 0-434-15570-5

£11.50