New York: William Sloane Associates, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 340pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 blue cloth with gray paper covered boards, and a silver stamped title on the spine. Good only. The edges of the covers are rubbed and bumped. The underlying boards are exposed at the bottom corners. There is a 1/2 inch tear in the backstrip at the head of the spine. The pages are yellowed. A second copy of the dust jacket has been mounted to the front endsheet and rear pastedown. The dust jacket is in good condition only as well. Rubbed and slightly yellowed. There are numerous small losses from the edges and folds. The edges are slightly creased and have several small closed tears. There are 5 or so light moisture stains on the internal non-visible side. Item #27671
Signed by Guthrie on the dedication page. This is the second volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s trilogy of the settling of the American West.