Top edge suned, bumpung along bottom, front free endpaper torn off partially exposing webbing. DJ has 1" tear, some scuffing. Black and white photographs and sketches by the author.
"This high-spirited book is a youthful scientist's report of her career in the marine world - a career that took her to the tropical waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Red Sea in search of rare and bizarre fish. Here is a fascinating glimpse into the sea and its strange and colorful underwater creatures. . . . As a warm personal story and for its sound scientific observation, Lady with a Spear is pure delight."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall