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click for a larger image of item #25809, Riding the Earthboy 40 NY, World, (1971). The first book by this author of Blackfoot-Gros Ventre heritage, who was one of the most important and accomplished Native American writers of the post-1968 generation. Welch was a respected poet and an award-winning novelist, and wrote, with great power and sensitivity, fiction focused on both contemporary Indian life (e.g., Winter in the Blood) and historical material (the award-winning Fools Crow). Riding the Earthboy 40, a collection of poems, was never properly distributed as the publisher folded at the time of publication. It was re-published five years later in a revised and expanded form by Harper & Row. This is the first edition. Inscribed by the author to poets Sandra McPherson and Henry Carlile "with best wishes and hopes for another fishing trip soon. Love, Jim." Carlile's ownership signature and stamp; a fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket with slight wear at the spine extremities. A nice association copy. [#025809] $325
NY, Norton, (1990). The uncorrected proof copy of his fourth novel. Inscribed by the author. The faintest of spine fading; still fine in wrappers. [#025821] $135
NY, Doubleday, 2000. His last novel, published to great critical acclaim. Welch was knighted by France in 2000 for his service to French culture through his literary works; this novel depicts a Sioux Indian with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show who is stranded in Marseilles and has to make his way in the French society of the late 19th century. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912876] $45
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click for a larger image of item #34468, Native American Literature Catalog Hadley, Ken Lopez, Bookseller, 1997. Welch provides the introduction to this catalog of Native American literature, in which he talks about how, with the help of Richard Hugo, he became a poet, and one of the early voices to be heard in the larger literary landscape of the "Native American Renaissance." Not reprinted elsewhere. Fine in wrappers. [#034468] $25
NY, Penguin, (1995). A book of nonfiction, a retelling and reimagining of the Custer myth and the Battle of Little Bighorn, from the Indian perspective. First printing of the paperback reissue. Fine in wrappers and signed by the author. [#003293] $20
NY, W.W. Norton, (1990). Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#710828] $20
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