Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 356pp. Octavo [22 cm] 1/2 black cloth with decorative paper covered boards. Very good condition. There is a very slight lean to the spine, and the top and fore edges of the text block are moderately foxed. In a very good dust jacket, with a large amount of light foxing, mild age-toning, and intermittent shallow edge tears and chips. Item #41390
The distillation of a distinguished and scholarly writer's most entertaining and enlightening commentary on American life. DeVoto originally wrote his "Easy Chair" essays for Harper's Magazine, and these essays, charged with his own personal style, provided him with his widest audience. This copy is inscribed by Bernard DeVoto on the front free endpaper.