First edition, first printing, first state with dull, matte finish paper covered boards, dated 1951; one of roughly 100 copies in the first state, which were sent to reviewers. Carson on the title page, inscribed to previous owner, To Doris Thompson - Who sells the right kind of books!
Title page is also heavily foxed, with a small smudge to Carson's signature. Very Good, with rubbing at edges. In a Good, later state dust jacket, which is price clipped on the bottom corner of the front flap, with two bars at the top of the front flap and two reviews at the bottom.
The jacket is a bit tattered, shows chips to the head and a large tear and associated creasing to the bottom edges of the front and rear panels, with a large chip to the rear repaired with tape at the blank verso. Scarce signed and in the first state binding. Housed in a custom folding case. The item "The Sea Around Us SIGNED by RACHEL L.CARSON First Edition 1st 1951" is in sale since Friday, July 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "burnsiderarebooks" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.