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.
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New York: Harpers, 1939. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book with light sunning to the spine and bumped corners. Stated first edition. No dust jacket. Winner of the Harper Prize for the Novel in 1939. This is Fisher's depiction of the founding and movement of the Mormon Church, told through the eyes of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.
Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1943. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in full leather. Deluxe Limited and Signed First Edition. Bound in black Morocco leather with gilt-stamped front board design and spine lettering. Top edge gilt. This is the first book in the 'Testament of Man' series. This is #73 of 100 copies signed by the Author on the limitation page. Still wrapped in the original Caxton Printers package with the original label showing the book title and printing.
Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1938. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Bright, original green pictorial cloth in a near fine dust jacket. This is the first and only printing. An encyclopedia of each of the 48 states was envisioned by the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration. Several states attempted to complete their editions, but Idaho's is the only one that was published. It was advertised as "The American Encyclopedia Series." It was spearheaded by Vardis Fisher, an energetic and prolific and best-selling author who had pushed ahead with the Idaho State Guide to insure that is was also the first one published. This remains one of the best books on Idaho history.