Hardcover first edition, an ex-library copy. Jacket flaps glued to endpapers. Only library markings are on endpapers and pastedowns. Very slight spine slant, and a little spotting to the page edges. The author is a native of Indian Territory (Oklahoma) and is of Cherokee descent.
Fine. Octovo in fine navy buckram with white lettering on front and on spine (with no loss), very tight and square spine/binding, pages bright and fresh, deckled edges, the covers unworn, else FINE, no DJ. A beautiful copy of a novel set in Oklahoma, written by a Native American writer, his most successful novel.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 448pp pages.
Near Fine. Published September, 1935. First Edition. A historical novel set in old Oklahoma. Book in superb condition with clean, bright and unmarked text, a tight binding and unblemished corners and edges. Front endpaper is inscribed, "'For Mrs. Mary Shirley, Cordially John M. Oskison." Without a dustjacket. A very attractive book!
A novel of a white family settled in Oklahoma, spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This was his most successful novel and the only one to go into multiple printings. Inscribed by the author "For Pauline Mazie, Cordially, John M. Oskison." A very good copy, lacking the dust jacket.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935. First edition. The author's third novel, tracing the tragedy of mixed-blood siblings who give up a traditional relationship to the land in order to pursue the American dream of individual wealth. Stanford's first Native American graduate, Oskison (1874-1947) appeared in the pages of such national magazines as Century, North American Review, and McClure's before serving with the American Expeditionary Force in Europe and upon his return, becoming an independent writer and novelist. During the Depression, he edited a WPA project on Oklahoma. Inscribed by Oskison on the front flyleaf. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with white and gilt titles. Minor bumping to the bottom edge of the contents, near the spine heel. The dust jacket is price-clipped, with some minor edgewear; else very good.
Near Fine with no dust jacket. FirstN Edition. Near fine in blue cloth binding, lacking jacket. (Bottom corners minutely bumped. A couple of page tips lightly creased in text) Author's most celebrated novel.
Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author SIGNED by author on ffep: "For J.W. -----/Cordially, /John M Oskison". Dustjacket has chipping. Largest chip is on top edge of dustjacket spine (roughly shaped like the southern Border of Texas). Small hole on spine of dustjacket. Also some inexpert old tape repair on several corners. John Milton Oskison (1874-1947) was born near Tahlequah, Indian Territory where he worked on his father's cattle ranch. He entered Stanford University where he received his B.A. in 1898. He was one of the earliest Native American novelists. Oskison was editor and editorial writer for the New York Evening Post and associate editor and finance editor for Collier's Weekly. [Wikipedia]
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