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THE BIG SKY [SIGNED] by  Jr  A. B. - Signed First Edition - 1947 - from Second Story Books (SKU: 1347140)

THE BIG SKY [SIGNED]

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THE BIG SKY [SIGNED]

by Guthrie, A. B., Jr

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

New York: William Sloane Associates, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 386 pages; VG/VG-; spine gray, with white label with red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; small chips missing at corners of flap folds; mild wear to front flap fold; mild wear to crown and tail of jacket spine; small chip missing at jacket back joint;five-inch closed tear to jacket back, repaired with tape at interior; price uncut '$3.50'; upper edge dyed russet; previous owner's bookplate at front pastedown; signed flat by Guthrie at front free endpaper; pages clean; shelved Case 6. 1347140. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

Synopsis

A classic portrait of America's vast frontier that inspired the Western genre in fiction.   Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Big Sky is the first of A. B. Guthrie Jr.'s epic adventure novels set in the American West. Here he introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers: traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers. The story centers on Caudill, a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hunger for life and a longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big, wild places. Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness, Caudill becomes an untamed mountain man, whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to love.

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bookseller
Second Story Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1347140
Title
THE BIG SKY [SIGNED]
Author
Guthrie, A. B., Jr
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
William Sloane Associates
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1947

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spine
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First Edition
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octavo
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bookplate
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jacket
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shelf wear
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tail
The heel of the spine.

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