THE LAST OF THE PLAINSMEN, by Zane Grey - 1908 [Unique Signed 1st Ed]
The Last of the Plainsmen
by Zane Grey
FIRST EDITION, signed by author and the book's protagonist: Buffalo Jones. Publishing Info: The Outing Publishing Company, NY. 1908
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, in a custom clam shell box.
- Pictorial cloth boards remain clear, and have a bit of dirt and fading, with a few nicks and scuffs.
- Edges of covers are lightly soiled/scuffed.
- Spine ends are bumped and bruised.
- Side and foot of text block have deckled edges.
- Top of text block has speckled fading.
- Spine and perimeters have a bit of faded sunning.
- Interior shows some tanning.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Frontis and title page are notably foxed.
- Pages exhibit occasional light scattered foxing.
- Missing original DJ.
- Custom clamshell box has gilt title on spine, and exhibits minimal shelfwear.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of wear and age.
A story of adventure in America's "wild west," from the author who established The Western genre. Zane Grey followed CJ "Buffalo" Jones (who also signed the book) into the unsettled lands of Western America, and this is his book about the experience.
Out of more than 90 books, this is one of the author's earliest books, and clearly established the inspiration for his most popular books. It is illustrated with 26 B&W photographic plates from the trip.
In September 2014, the book was professionally and beautifully recased, with Japanese tissue repairs to the spine areas, as well as repair of bumped corners, and new inner hinges, by David Donahue Restorations of Philadelphia. (As noted in documentation.)
This special copy was signed by the people featured in the book ("With compliments of the Last Plainsmen,") as well as by "the author Zane Grey." Although missing the rare original dust jacket, it remains an exceptional and rare collectible. 314 pages + pages of publisher's ads. 5.75 x 8.5 inches.
AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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