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NY, Sloane, (1947). The first in his series of historical novels about the settling of the American west in the 19th century. The second book in the series, The Way West, won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. This book was a Pulitzer Prize nominee in 1948, is one of Jeff Dykes's "Western High Spots," and was the basis for the 1952 Howard Hawks movie starring Kirk Douglas that was nominated for two Academy Awards. Inscribed in Lexington, Kentucky in the year of publication to fellow Lexington residents: "For Elizabeth and Virgil [Steed], with the best of wishes," and signed "Bud Guthrie." Guthrie spent 22 years as a reporter and editor for the Lexington Leader, before moving back to Montana shortly after The Way West was published. Moderate dampstaining to cloth, with loss to the spine lettering; very good in a very good, spine-sunned dust jacket with small, internally tape-reinforced edge chips. [#032705] $575
NY, William Sloane, (1949). The second volume in the author's series of novels about the opening up and settling of the American west, after his acclaimed The Big Sky. This book won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Signed by the author. Some foxing to boards and page edges and rubbing to the joints; a very good copy in a supplied dust jacket that is tape-strengthened on the verso and has an owner name and tape abrasions on the flaps, but presents outwardly as very good, without the spine fading typical of this title but with bits of color added to the extremities. Overall an attractive copy of an award-winning title. [#030730] $575
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1982. The uncorrected proof copy of the sixth novel in his series about the settling of the West, which began with the classic The Big Sky and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Way West. Vertical cover crease; near fine in wrappers. [#018918] $20
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1985. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#703075] $20