The Cairngorms

SHEPHERD, Nan. The Cairngorms.

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SHEPHERD, Nan. The Cairngorms. Edinburgh & London: The Moray Press, 1934.

8vo. Publisher's brown cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in gilt; in the original dust wrapper (not price-clipped); outer and lower edges untrimmed; pp. [vi], 7-63; very light bumping to head and tail of spine; slight toning to spine of wrapper, with small chips to head of spine and upper corner of front panel; light discolouration to endpapers; internally bright and clean, near fine in the scarce wrapper.
First edition, first impression. Best known for her reflections on nature in poetry and prose, Nan Shepherd's collection In the Cairngorms is a profound meditation upon the Cairngorm Mountains in her native Aberdeenshire, illustrating her deep connection with the natural landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. The poems featured in this collection capture the beauty, harshness, and spiritual importance of the Cairngorms, as Shepherd works to contemplate on the relationship between the natural world and humanity, merging detailed observations with emotional and philosophical reflections. This collection, published forty years before her posthumously-published work The Living Mountain serves as a testament to her lasting impact on nature writing.