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The Big Sky.   A.B. Guthrie, Jr

The Big Sky.

A.B. Guthrie, Jr

Publication: William Sloane Associates, 1947, New York

First edition. 8vo. Author's second book. One of 500 numbered copies with an extra leaf signed by Guthrie tipped-in. Fine, bright, tight copy in both the regular trade, pictorial dust jacket, and the special plain grey printed in brown ink advance dust jacket which bears the limitation number at the top of the front panel. This is copy number 179. There is some minor wear to top edge of the trade dust jacket. The Norman Unger copy. A Jeff Dykes Western High Spot and a 1948 Pulitzer Prize nominee. The 1952 film adaptation directed by Howard Hawks received two Academy Award nominations. Introduces Dick Summers and Boone Caudill. Under Summers' tutelage, Caudill becomes a powerful White Savage ... a man that only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief would dare to love. A. B. Guthrie gives us an unforgettable portrait of a spacious land and a unique way of life. An exceptional copy.

Inventory Number: 25655

$1,000.00