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Prairie and Mountain Sketches by  eds  Matthew C.; Collected By Clyde & Mae Reed Porter;  Kate L. Gregg and John Francis McDermott - First Edition - 1957 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

Prairie and Mountain Sketches

by Field, Matthew C.; Collected By Clyde & Mae Reed Porter; Kate L. Gregg and John Francis McDermott, eds

Condition: Fine/very good +


Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1957. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good +. A fine first edition in a very good plus dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with green title stamping on spine. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Dust jacket shows two small closed tears on back cover at head and tail of spine. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. liv, 239 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 x 9 1/4 inches tall.


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