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Smoke from This Altar

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Smoke from This Altar

by L'Amour, Louis

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  • Hardcover
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Very Good with no dust jacket
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Oklahoma City: Lusk Publishing Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Green cloth boards, blank spine, title in black lettering on cover. Tight binding. Light rubbing to corners, otherwise in very good condition. Inscribed by author on front endpaper: "To Bob and Roberta—to old friends, there from the earliest years, Louis L'Amour." During production of a film adaptation for one of his novels, L'Amour and the cast signed a number of his works, including this book, his first publication a decade before his Westerns and his only published poetry. This copy became separated from the other signed books; by the time it made its way to us, it had been grouped erroneously with a wide collection of science fiction novels. Despite missing its dust jacket, this copy's clothboard covers still retain a vibrant green color and grain texture. A fine addition to a true L'Amour fan's collection. ; Thin Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 62 pp; Signed by Author .


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Smoke from This Altar
L'Amour, Louis
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Used - Very Good with no dust jacket
First Edition; First Printing
Lusk Publishing Company
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Oklahoma City
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Located in the heart of the desert southwest Back of Beyond Books is an indie bookstore in Moab, Utah. The name of the store was drawn from one of Edward Abbey's most well-known fiction titles, The Monkey Wrench Gang. We specialize in natural history, environmental literature, southwestern guidebooks & maps, Native American books, and Western history. But we also carry a wild assortment of fiction, science, philosophy, current affairs, rare books, and generally other cool stuff.


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