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.
Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. American Indian author's third novel. Original blue cloth lettered in white and gold on spine and front cover. Ink annotation on the front free endpaper ("Good reading"), cloth lightly rubbed and marked, otherwise very good without dust jacket. 448 pages. LIT/101416.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 448 p. 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. Inscribed by Author.
Very Good. No Jacket. 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.
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.
The Native American author's third novel, a story of three brothers who owned an Oklahoma farm, tracing the lives of the family members from 1873 through the 1930's. COAN p.75. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in ivory and gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 448pp. A few faint smudges to cloth, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), lightly edgeworn, with a 10cm closed tear along lower front flap fold and some general dustiness on verso; Very Good+.
Signed by Author Very good in a very good dust jacket. The book has a very mild spine slant, and just a hint of bowing to the boards. Dark blue cloth is just slightly faded at edges, and white lettering with gold highlights is bright and sharp on spine and front board. The jacket has small chips and tears at edges and spine ends, but the dark blue color on the front panel and spine is not faded anywhere. $2.50 price is present at bottom of front flap, although top corner is clipped. Inscribed by the author and dated in 1935 on the front endpaper. The author is of Cherokee heritage, and was born and grew up in Eastern Oklahoma (where the novel is set).
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