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THE VIRGINIAN. A HORSEMAN OF THE PLAINS
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THE VIRGINIAN. A HORSEMAN OF THE PLAINS

by Wister, Owen

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New York, 1911. xvi,506pp. Publisher's binding of quarter vellum and paper boards, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Publisher's prospectus tipped onto front endpaper recto. Near fine. The limited edition of THE VIRGINIAN..., one of the most famous western novels, and the model for many later films and works of fiction in the western genre. This edition was limited to 100 copies, of which this is number eighteen, signed by Wister, and printed on Japan vellum, with illustrations by Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington. Curiously, this limited edition was issued by the publishers nine years after the first, which had by then achieved great fame. One of the most difficult to obtain of significant titles of the cattle industry in the American West. REESE, SIX SCORE 116. DYKES, REMINGTON 1128. YOST & RENNER 26a.
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Document, signed (Owen Wister), being an agreement between Paramount and Wister
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Document, signed ("Owen Wister"), being an agreement between Paramount and Wister

by Wister, Owen

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Used - Tan wrappers bound with brass brads, with title typed on upper wrapper, and file stamp of "Paramount Famous Lasky Corp" on upper
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Philadelphia, 1929. 2 pp., docketed. Tan wrappers bound with brass brads, with title typed on upper wrapper, and file stamp of "Paramount Famous Lasky Corp" on upper cover, docketed by Paramount, light creasing and toning. 2 pp., docketed. Film Rights to The Virginian. Wister sells the motion picture rights to THE VIRGINIAN to Paramount, who filmed it the following year with Gary Cooper in the lead. THE VIRGINIAN is considered the first cowboy novel.
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THE VIRGINIAN A HORSEMAN OF THE PLAINS

by Wister, Owen

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New York: Macmillan, 1911. xvi,506pp. Large octavo. Quarter vellum and paper over boards, lettered in gilt. Color frontis and ten b& w plates.1915 gift inscription in extreme corner of front free endsheet, extremities worn and bumped, vellum spine darkened and rubbed, small snag at crown of spine, text block shows the usual toning, thin pen strike on lower board; just a good, sound copy. New edition, limited issue. Copy #8 of 100 numbered copies specially printed on vellum finish stock, specially bound, and signed by the author. Plates and illustrations by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. The original edition of 1902, with illustrations by Arthur Keller, was dedicated to T. Roosevelt and this edition includes a new "Re- Dedication and Preface" to him. This is one of the most famous western novels, and the model for many later films and works of fiction in the western genre. A scarce edition of this work, and although this is just a good copy, fine copies are very seldom seen. REESE, SIX SCORE… Read more
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The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains.
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The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains.: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

by Wister, Owen

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Wister, Owen. The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains. N.Y.: The MacMillan Company. 1911. Limited edition. Printed on Japan vellum, bound in brown boards, vellum parchment back, gilt top. Illustrated by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. 506 [6 ads] pp. Cover wear and stains. Corners bumped and rubbed. Pages have edge toning and small stains. Good copy of a difficult book.
One of 100 copies, signed by the author. Dykes, Russell Rarity #37. Remington Rarity #26. Yost & Renner I 26a. Yost 32a. This edition not in Graff. In a half leather clamshell box. Color frontis and 42 line engravings by Russell, for which captions have been supplied taken from Russell's own work copy of the book, in which he made notes of suitable incidents for illustrations. Ten plates by Remington. "Although a novel, this book probably created more impressions of what a cowboy was like - even among cowboys - than any other work, fact or fiction." - Reese.. Dykes lists this book as the second hardest to… Read more
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The Virginian

The Virginian

by WISTER, Owen

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Used - Very Good
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New York: Macmillan, 1902. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Rebound in three quarter dark blue morocco with marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, with the original cloth front panel and spine bound in the rear. Ink owner name on the verso of the added marbled endpaper, light rubbing, near fine. Signed under the half title "by Owen Wister Oct 3. 1917." The seminal Western, generally considered the first cowboy novel and the book that defined the genre. Filmed numerous times. Although copies are occasionally offered with Wister letters, actual signed copies of the book are scarce.
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The Virginian

The Virginian

by Wister, Owen

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1st Edition
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The Macmillan Company, New York, 1902 First Edition, First Printing with the words "set up and electrotyped April, 1902" printed on the copyright page. The book is bound in the original publisher's tan cloth. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. We buy Owen Wister First Editions with the original dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.
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The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains.

The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains.

by Wister, Owen.

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Used
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Hardcover
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8vo. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902. 8vo, xiii, 504, (6, ads) pp. With 8 black and white illustrations by Arthur I. Keller. Original beige cloth titled in red and gilt and with design of holstered pistol intertwined with a lariat. Cloth slightly toned, backstrip with minor wear to foot and with decoration dulled, short (1cm) closed tear to half title, very good. A sound copy in a custom slipcase. § First edition of the seminal Western novel with ALS by the author laid in. The letter is written in French to Mr. R. D. Coxe (1p, 14 lines in ink, on printed stationery from The Inn, Brown’s Mills-in-the-Pines, New Jersey, dated in pencil April 1906, very good with a little abrasion to the blank verso from a previous mounting). Wister appears to be writing to another author though the recipient is unidentified: “To return and finish Les Paysans [presumably the Balzac novel], that is my hope - meanwhile your two books are on the desk. I waited to see you before I left but I am told you are… Read more
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LADY BALTIMORE Inscribed to John Philip Sousa

LADY BALTIMORE Inscribed to John Philip Sousa

by WISTER, Owen

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Used - Light rubbing. Near Fine
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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New York: MacMillan & Company, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Light rubbing. Near Fine. Decorated cloth with thirteen full-page illustrations by Vernon Howe Bailey and Lester Ralph. Author of THE VIRGINIAN, the classic novel of the West that helped to create the idealized perception of the cowboy's life and that influenced countless authors of westerns, Wister graduated from Harvard with highest honors in music. He advanced his studies in music in Paris where he was encouraged by Franz Liszt. While Wister never pursued a career in music, his studies in that field certainly brought him into contact with prominent musicians and composers. This book reflects Wister's interest and wide range of contacts as he has INSCRIBED and SIGNED it to John Philip Sousa in May 1907 on the verso of the frontispiece. Slight blurring to the date but a clear, fine inscription from a truly American writer to a like composer.
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Red Men and White . . . Illustrated by Frederic Remington

Red Men and White . . . Illustrated by Frederic Remington

by WISTER, OWEN

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Used - Fine copy.
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First edition
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896, 1896. First edition. Wright III, 6038. Fine copy.. 8vo, original pictorial red cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis and 16 plates. ¶ Eight stories about soldiers and Indians west of the Missouri, and appropriately inscribed on the front free endpaper to "Captain A. C. Macklen with / the Author's kind regards. / Nov. 1895.".
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Musk-Ox, Bison, Sheep and Goat

by [HUNTING]. WHITNEY, Caspar, George Bird Grinnell, and Owen Wister

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Used
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Palm Springs, California
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New York, The Macmillan Company, 1904.. First edition. 8vo. 27 b/w illustrations and gravures. Index. Full gilt stamped contemporary dark green morocco by Stikeman, t.e.g., others uncut, the spine with gilt stamped horse head, fish and sporting dog devices (minor rubbing), else fine. Heraldic bookplate of M.C.D. Borden on the front pastedown (minor rubbing), else fine. 284 pages. Includes 3 chapters on hunting methods, provisions and equipment. Number 20 of 100 copies on large paper. The American Sportsman Library. Printed by the Norwood Press, Norwood, Massachusetts. The list of illustrations lists a frontispiece titled "The Beginning of the Slaughter" which is not present in this copy. Chapter I "The Musk-Ox" by Caspar Whitney. Chapter 2 "The Bison" by George Bird Grinnell. Chapter 3 "The Mountain sheep: His Ways" by Owen Wister. Chapter 4 "The White Goat and His Ways" by Owen Wister.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.
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Watch Your Thirst: A Musical Footnote to History. By a Charter Member
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Watch Your Thirst: A Musical Footnote to History. By a Charter Member

by [WISTER, OWEN]

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Used - Edges very slightly rubbed; fine copy. Rare.
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Second edition, considerably rewritten
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New York: Privately Printed, 1933, 1933. Second edition, considerably rewritten. OCLC 20222941 records three copies (Harvard, La Salle and Brown). Edges very slightly rubbed; fine copy. Rare.. 8vo, original printed wrappers bound in contemporary red half morocco, red cloth boards, gilt lettering. A three-act operetta by American author Owen Wister (1860-1938) on the follies of prohibition. Macmillan published the first edition in 1923, as it had been performed at the Tavern Club in Boston, under the title Watch Your Thirst: A Dry Opera in Three Acts. It was completely rewritten to celebrate the end of prohibition in 1933 and performed again at the Tavern Club. Apparently Wister commissioned this privately printed edition. Inscribed by Wister on the title-page "Stockings from Uncle Dan'l / October 22, 1935." On the half-title Wister has noted "Performed by the Tavern Club, March 1923 / April 1934." The recipient was Amos Tuck French (1863-1941), the prominent banker and member of many of the same… Read more
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The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

by WISTER, Owen

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Used
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902. Hardcover. Illustrations by Arthur I. Keller. Small 8vo. Tan cloth with gilt-bordered red lettering and red and black decorative and pictorial stamping. xiii, 504pp, (6pp ads). Frontispiece, 7 full-page called-for plates. Very good overall. Mild bit of binding edgewear; front inner hinge cracked but expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight; ownership signature/address on half-title page. Despite moderate wear, a decently tight and fairly attractive first edition with proper points of this genre-defining classic that jump-started Westerns and helped create some of its many stereotypes. This copy bears two interesting additions: First is an Autograph Note Signed from Karl Wister (Charles, 1908-69, one of Wister's six children), 1p, 6" X 7", Saunderstown, RI, 3 August 1938. Addressed to future notable Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. Tipped to inner flyleaf, on letterhead of the novelist's estate "Crowfield," the son… Read more
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) to his Son

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) to his Son

by WISTER, Owen

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Used - Slight tear at the fold. Near Fine
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Vichy, 1 July 1924. Letter. Slight tear at the fold. Near Fine. A 3-1/2 page letter on one sheet of Grande Bretagne & Queen's Hotel stationery folded in half SIGNED with his initials. In part: "Dearest Boy: Yours of June 16th was here with other mail waiting for me on my arrival from Angouleme this afternoon. If my farewell telegram made you homesick, your letter and one from Marina have made me homesick -- which I've been from the start. Don't, however, let this discourage you from writing.... I had seen Angouleme before, but always just as I was going into or coming out of a tunnel. It's on a high hill and is not an interesting town. But all round it within a circle of 20 miles are a dozen or more perfectly charming little churches of the 11th and 12th century -- Romanesque -- but very peculiar with domes. It's ... somehow a result of Eastern influence.... Round Angouleme are lots and lots of vineyards. Not wine but cognac is made from them. Cognac the place isn't very far off.... Goodnight. No… Read more
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Lady Baltimore

Lady Baltimore

by WISTER, Owen

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
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Used - Near Fine
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Hardcover
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First edition. Edges of the boards a bit rubbed, else very near fine in about fine dustwrapper with faint creases. A beautiful copy, and scarce in jacket.
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Musk-Ox, Bison, Sheep and Goat
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Musk-Ox, Bison, Sheep and Goat

by Whitney, Casper, George Bird Grinnell and Owen Wister

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Used
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Limited Edition
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London: Macmillan, 1904. Limited Edition. Octavo. 284 pages issued as part of Macmillan's American Sportsman's Library. Large paper edition limited to 100 copies, out-of-series. Casper Whitney was the editor of Outing Magazine where he published articles on hunting, fishing and adventure stories by Jack London. Here joined by the American anthropologist, George Bird Grinnell (co-founder with Teddy Roosevelt of the Boone & Crockett club), who writes on the bison; and Owen Wister who writes on the mountain sheep and the white goat. Carl Rungius art including his famous: "The White Goat is an Agile Climber" (p. 253) which helped place him in the forefront of wildlife art. Bound in ¾ brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands, compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, a bit of fading to spine. A handsome copy.
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Lin McLean

by Wister, Owen

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Used - Good with no dust jacket
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Hardcover
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Lancaster, Texas
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Harper & Brothers Publishers. Good with no dust jacket. 1898. Hardcover. Hard cover published in 1898 (has date of 1897 on copyright page). Red covers with gilt lettering and design on front cover and gilt lettering and black drawing of a cowboy on spine. No DJ. Corners of covers are slightly bumped with some wear. Covers have some scuffing. Bottom edge of back cover has a small indentation near spine. Ends of spine have some rubbing. Endpapers have some tanning. Binding is split after second page, and page with a picture of a cowboy titled Lin McLean is loose. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 277 pages .
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How Doth the Simple Spelling Bee

How Doth the Simple Spelling Bee

by WISTER, Owen

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
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Used - Near Fine
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Hardcover
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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New York: Macmillan Company, 1907. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Illustrated by F.R. Gruger. Pictorial boards illustrated by "D.D." Boards a little soiled along the bottom, else near fine in very good dustwrapper with shallow chipping at the spine ends and a faint stain on the front panel. A satire of academia by the author best known for his Westerns, about professor Masticator B. Fellow, of Chickle University, and his efforts at spelling reform. Scarce in jacket.
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The Illustrations of Frederic Remington with a Commentary by Owen Wister, Edited with a Concise Biography and an Account of Remington's Work and Career by Marta Jackson

Wister, Owen (Commentary) ; Remington, Frederic; Jackson, Marta (editor, Biographer)

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Virginian

Owen Wister

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Virginian

Owen Wister

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