The Man Who Killed the Deer
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Farrar & Rhinehart, Inc.
Date Published: 1942
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 28696
SIGNED. 311pp. Octavo [21 cm] Red cloth covered boards with a black ink stamped title and gilt stamped designs on the spine, and a black ink stamped vignette on the front cover. Good only. The edges of the spine and covers are rubbed, and mildly bumped and frayed. The underlying boards are peeking through at the bottom right corner of the front cover. The spine is very slightly rolled. The front hinge is broken, and the text block is just beginning to pull away from the spine. The endsheets are heavily darkened. The pages are yellowed. The dust jacket is in good condition only as well. The spine is very heavily faded. The front inside flap is almost completely detached. The rear panel and the inside flaps are darkened, while the front panel is a bit faded. There are multiple small losses from the lightly rubbed and creased spine ends and edges. There are also 4 or so small closed tears in the edges and folds. The longest tear measures 1 inch long. The internal non-visible side is very browned.
Signed by Frank Waters on the half title page. Frank Waters wrote 27 books, including novels, biographies, histories, and essay collections. The majority of his fiction and non-fiction mirrors Waters' wide interest in the culture and religion of Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo, and pre-Columbian peoples. He felt that all his books were immediate failures in the beginning. However, they were constantly reprinted in small printings and translated into foreign languages until finally gaining worldwide recognition.