Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 206pp. Octavo [21 cm] Light sea green paper covered boards and a yellow ink stamped title on the spine. Very good. The extremities are gently bumped, rubbed and faded. The underlying boards are just barely peeking through at the foot of the spine. Minor spine lean. There is a short tear in the backstrip at the foot of the spine along the rear joint. The top edge of the text block is slightly soiled. The front hinge is a little weak. There is a former owner's name on the top edge of the front free endsheet. In a good plus dust jacket, with a general layer of moderate soiling, light moisture staining on the verso, and a number of short edge tears. Price-clipped. Item #39102
Colberg #A14.1.a. Signed by Stegner on the half title page. Wallace Stegner won the National Book Award for Fiction for The Spectator Bird.