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Living on the Earth - Alicia Bay Laurel

£100.00
LAUREL, Alicia Bay.
Living on the Earth. 
First edition. 4to. Unpaginated. B&w illustrations throughout. Boards with illustrated dust wrapper. New York: Bookworks, 1970.
A little water damage to the dust wrapper, first and last pages.

A beautiful illustrated guide to sustainable living written by Alicia Bay Laurel in the late 1960s. 'It tells you what you want to know. About cooking, carpentry, heat, cold, clothing and sewing, gardening, music, yoga, astrology, wood, water, the heavens, crafts, art, life, and even Death. How to cremate a friend on an efficient and ceremonious funeral pyre. How to waterproof your boots, turn an Army blanket into a Moroccan-style djilleva, or a long robe. How to bake bread, of course, but also how to make soap, hammocks, pillows, sandals, flutes, broccoli, mayonnaise and Space.'

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