The title page reads “Celebrations, storm warnings, formulas, recipes, rumors, and country dances harvested by Alicia Bay Laurel.”
Originally published in Berkeley, California in 1970, more than thirty years ago, the seminal “Living on the Earth” is for people who would rather chop wood for fire than work behind a desk to pay the electric company. It’s for people who want the best recipe for lavender soap or huckleberry jam. It’s for people who want to make their own clothing, play guitar, learn woodcarving, gardening, canning and drying food, and natural first aid methods. The book has no chapters; no rigid structures or rules. It grew naturally out of the lessons the author has learned, and which she shares. Living on the Earth is a beautiful book to see and read, as well as a spiritually uplifting work whose simplicity radiates warmth and promotes serenity and goodwill to all those who encounter it. The large format paperback is entirely written in Alicia’s cursive script and beautifully illustrated on every page with her line drawings. Alicia’s innovative illustration and book design styles have been enthusiastically emulated in dozens of books and greeting cards since it’s original publishing, and in 2012 “Living on the Earth” was chosen as one of the 101 most influential American cookbooks of the 20th century. Alicia was just 20 years old when the book was first published, and it would go on to become a New York Times “best-seller” and one of the most influential manuals for natural, conscious living ever created.
* Condition: Good (general wear and ageing common to this title, natural tanning to cover and page edges, small makings and rubbing to covers and edges) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
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