London: Maclehose Press, 2010. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Bumping to corners of the book. Peter Matthiessen spent a decade writing the Watson Trilogy-Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River and Bone by Bone. Now he has taken the three books and rewritten parts, cut hundreds of pages and refocused various chapters. The result is a single volume that combines the three books into one called Shadow Country. Winner of the National Book Award. Signed by Matthiessen on a laid in bookplate. Signed by the author.
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New York: Random House, 1969. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Closed tear at the top of the jacket spine which has faint signs of sunning. One of the first books to highlight the struggle by California farmworkers to organize a union. Vivid portrait of Cesar Chavez, leader of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page.
Viking, 1962. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Light sunning to the spine, wear at the foot of the jacket and tape reinforcement on the inside at the head of the jacket spine. Owner name at the top of half title page. Second state with the block of black & white photos after page 160 and "Book Club edition" notation on the bottom of the copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Viking, 1962. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Light wear to the extremities of the jacket, short closed tear at the top of rear panel. This is the correct first edition with a block of black & white photos at the end of the book and no "Book Club edition" notation on copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page. An uncommon first edition, especially signed.