Description:Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Covers have minimal wear. Dustjacket is in protective mylar but has some chips and fading. Interior is yellowed but clean, marks only to the front endpage. The distillation of a distinguished writer's most entertaining and enlightening commentary on American life. 1955 reprint. Cambridge Riverside Press Shelf 2
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by DeVoto, Bernard
Boston, MA: Houghton and Mifflin. Very Good in Poor dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Dust jacket in mylar, wide tears and chipping, heavy sunning to spine; in poor condition. Black cloth with title in gilt, marbling pattern to cover, minor edge wear to spine head and tail; otherwise in very good condition. Tight binding. Wallace Stegner's name inscribed on front endpaper. Stegner's minor annotations and underlining throughout, particularly on "The Ex-Communist" and "The West Against Itself." Includes two typed notes by Stegner: a chronological sketch & a small note that appears to be "in defense" of DeVoto to an unknown audience. Also included is a pre-publication pamphlet on DeVoto by L. H. Butterfield & a xeroxed copy of "The Case of the Diminished Hero: Fremont Meets DeVoto" by Anthony Arthur. Born in Ogden, Utah and breaking from his Harvard education to serve during the first world war, DeVoto was an acclaimed historian & critic who also wrote "The Easy Chair," a regular column for Harper's, from 1935 until his death in 1955, which is when this collection was published. Stegner, his friend, also wrote his biography: "The Uneasy Chair." ; 8vo 6" to 9" tall; 356 pp; Signed by Associated .
- Bookseller Back of Beyond Books (US)
- Format/Binding Hardcover
- Book Condition Used - Very Good in Poor dust jacket
- Edition First Edition; First Printing
- Binding Hardcover
- Publisher Houghton and Mifflin
- Place of Publication Boston, MA
- Date Published 1955
- Keywords Harper's Magazine, Journalism, Literary Criticism