Item #39192 Living on the Earth. Alicia Bay LAUREL.
Living on the Earth.


Living on the Earth.

NY: Vintage Books, 1971. Second edition (originally published by Bookworks in 1970). 4to. Wrps., 193pp. + index. Illustrated with Rapid-O-Graph drawings throughout.

One of the earliest guides to alternative living, intended "for people who would rather chop wood than work behind a desk so they can pay P.G. & E.", and written while the author was living on the Wheeler Ranch commune near Occidental in Northern California in 1969. Includes sections devoted to nomadic lifestyles, simple shelters, outdoor kitchens, hand sewing, homemade dyes, leatherwork, organic gardening, woodcarving, recipes, herbal medicine, midwifery, making musical instruments, dress patterns and candles, and more.

Wrappers lightly soiled, o/w a tight, Very Good plus copy.