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New York: Villard, 1996. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The tragic story of Chris McCandless who heads off into the wilderness of Alaska and disappears. Signed and inscribed by the Krakauer on the title page in 1996, the year of publication: "To Henry -------/ Thanks for your help. I'm sorry that I won't get to have dinner with you in Boston/ Jon Krakauer. January, 1996."
New York: Random House, 2019. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The latest novel by the author of the best-selling, debut novel, The Tiger's Wife. Winner of the Orange Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award. The story of a frontierswoman in the 19th century west, her novel is "mythical, lyrical and sweeping in scope." Signed by the author on the title page.
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.
New York: Hastings House, 1939. hardcover. First edition, first printing. A very good book in light green coarse-weave cloth with dark green lettering. Offsetting to the front and rear endpapers and Still a solid and firm copy of 713 pages with sunning to the spine. Contains the original map in the rear pocket with the sticker from the bookstore of the University of Southern California and the price tag of $2.50.
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.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1947. Hardcover. Second edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. Wear and sunning to the dust jacket spine and general wear to the extremities of the dust jacket, especially along the top and bottom edges. Price clipped. Oklahoma road map is in the rear pocket of the book.
Pierre: State Publishing Co., 1938. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A very good book in original red cloth binding.Some wear at the head and foot of the spine and rubbing to the corners of the book. Minor browning to the endpapers. Rear hinge starting. Original state road map is in the rear pocket. No dust jacket. The first edition of this book is one of scarcer editions of the WPA American Guide Series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Viking, 1938. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities of the jacket and head and foot of the spine. Front and rear jacket flaps and slightly clipped, but price of $2.50 is present on the front flap. Some foxing to the endpapers and owner name on the half title page. Large, colorful Minnesota map is present in the rear pocket. Sponsored by the Executive Council, State of Minnesota.
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, 1940. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in orange textured cloth boards with blue lettering. Light sunning to the spine of the book First edition with New Mexico map present in the rear pocket. Owner name and date of 1940 on front end paper. Prepared by The Coronado Cuarto Centennial Commission. A solid copy without the fragile dust jacket.
New York: Knopf, 2018. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Hersh, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his uncovering the truth of the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War, recounts his days as a no-holds bar reporter for the New York Times and other publications. A warts and all story about a reporter obsessed with getting to the truth of things.