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Tongues Of The Monte by J. Frank Dobie

Tongues Of The Monte

by J. Frank Dobie

Publication: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1935, Garden City

First edition, later printing, lacking the words, "First Edition" printed on title verso. Yellow, red, and black decorated cloth, vii, [3] 301 pp. 8vo. Inscribed by Dobie, "To Mrs. C. E. Boothe, from her friend Ellen Shelly. Mrs. Shelly says that she has read this book and that there is nothing in it to warrant her not giving it away. Feeling friendly towards her and knowing that she has another book in the house, I am not at all opposed to her sending it off. In fact I join her in good wishes to the receiver. Austin, Texas, 12/5/35, J. Frank Dobie." JFD's favorite of his own works is this account of his adventures traveling 2,000 miles through Northern Mexico by horseback with descriptions of the land, its people and their folklore. "Tongues of the Monte is about as close as Dobie ever got to writing a novel" [ABERNATHY, J.FRANK DOBIE, p.18]. Affixed to front fly leaf is a Christmas remembrance card with a message to Mrs. Booth from Ellen Shelly, along with cellophane tape residue to both and rear endpapers, else a very good, bright, tight copy lacking the dust jacket. MCVICKER A4a [1]. SLOAN: The Library of Dudley R. Dobie, 328.

Inventory Number: 22355