New York: Hastings House, 1949. Hardcover. Second Printing. A near fine book in light blue coth binding. Rubbing at the head and foot of the spine andlight browning to the endpapers. This is the second printing of the guide that was first published in 1941. A state road map is present in the rear pocket. No dust jacket.
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Stanford, CA: James Ladd Delkin, 1938. Paperback. First edition. A very good book in illustrated wrappers. A paperback original. Some toning to the front cover and light wear to the extremities. A somewhat tongue-in-cheek almanac of what to do each day in the San Francisco Bay area. Compiled by the Workers of the Federal Workers Project of the Works Project Association in San Francisco. Sponsored by the Bret Harte Associates of California.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Original orange cloth binding with light wear to the corners and some sunning to the spine. Dusts jacket is chipped at the head and foot of the spine and there is some wear to the extremities, especially the top corners. Contains the original tour maps that have been inserted into the rear endpapers. Essentially a guide book to Death Valley with numbers black and white photos.
1942: The Ward Ritchie Press, Los Angeles. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities of the jacket. A chip at the top of the front panel and sunning to the spine. Offsetting to the front and rear endpaper. An anthology of fiction, prose, poety and drama from writers who lived in California's San Joauin Valley. Limited to 600 copies.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A very good book in gray coarse-weave cloth with lettering stamped in dark blue. Some wear at the head and foot of the spine and along the extremities. No dust jacket. No map in the rear pocket as Missouri was one of the four states guides published by the WPA that did not contain a map in the first edition.
Portland: Binford & Morts, 1957. Hardcover. Later printing. A later printing. Jacket is in very good condition with sunning to the jacket spoine and wear at the head and foot of the jacket. Some soiling and overall wear to the rear panel of the jacket. Book is solid and in fine condition. State map is not present.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. Hardcover. Second edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Chipping to the bottom of the jacket spine and tape to the inside of the jacket at the top of the spine. The second printing of one of the more hard find books in the WPA's American Guide Series.
New York: Hastings House, 1952. Second edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Bottom corners bumped, light soiling to to the green cloth covers. Wear to the extremities of the dust jacket which has a long tear along the rear flap fold and tape on the inside of the dust jacket along the spine. Price of $5.00 on the front flap. Completely revised edition by M. Lisle Reese. The first edition of this book is one of scarcer editions of the American Guide Series.
New York: Viking, 1937. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Offsetting and some soiling to the endpapers. Sunning to the jacket spine and a closed tear at the top of the front panel. The book contains stories, poems and drawings from 50 writers involved with the Works Progress Administration. Among the contributors are Jim Thompson from Oklahoma, whose 6-page short story preceded his first appearance in book form by five years; and Richard Wright who about the "The Ethics of Living Jim Crow" a year before his first book was published.