London: Collins, 1972, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Though based on fact, this is a fictional account of one year in the life of the fisher a North American member of the weasel family from infancy to first mating. The fisher, a solitary and nocturnal animal seldom seen, lives in the northern forests of the United States. The Indians call him black cat. His story in this book is one of almost continuous struggle as he establishes his territory, battles with fellow predators, and faces the harsh months of winter. It is also the story of the lessons he learns from man, usually the most dangerous predator of all, though on occasion one who carries the possibility of trust.
As an important part of the story, the author presents vignettes of the other animals who share the fishers territory the porcupines and foxes, the bears and skunks, and the numerous smaller creatures who pass their lives close to or under the earth.
The Winter of the Fisher is a moving and convincing story that successfully captures the impact of the products of tension and loneliness in an animals world. It could well become a new classic among nature books.
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 222 pages. 8½” x 5½”.