Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Very Good in Good dust jacket. 8.30 X 5.80 X 1 inches; 278 pages; Spine is straight, binding is tight, name on the fly page the rest of the pages are unmarked, some wear to the edges. Dust cover has a water stain that has not harmed the book and some wear.
Octavo, black & gold cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, viii + 278 pp. Near-Fine, in a Fair, mylar protected dust jacket, with edgewear and light soiling. From dust jacket: With Arfive A. B. Guthrie, Jr., completes his four-novel series about the West, from mounted fur hunter (The Big Sky) to oxen-rolled Oregon traveler (The Way West) to cattleman (These Thousand Hills), and now, to small settler and schoolteacher and automobile. The scope of his four works is, roughly, from 1830 to the edge of America's involvement in World War I. Though the settings are in the West that he knows so well, the books are far from Westerners in the popular sense. Here is high drama but no all-conquering heroes, no evil masters of the quick draw, no maidens waiting rescue, no myth. Guthrie deals with people, imaginary to be sure, but true to their times, themselves, and to humanity; some brave, some timid, some wise, some follish, some mean and some generous and, often and plausibly, each mixed in thse qualities. In Arfive he has chosen as underlying theme the conflict of midwestern and, by extension, eastern Victorianism with the looser attitudes of a yet uncurried West...
Very Good in Good jacket. DJ has tears/chips, edge wear, creases, scratches, rubbed corners/spine--protected in Brodart. Boards have edge wear, rubbed corners/spine. Owner's name on flyleaf. No writing in text.
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