New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. First edition. Hardcover. 445, 529, 527pp. Octavos [23.5 cm] The Milagro Beanfield War is bound in black cloth with gilt title on backstrip. Fine/Fine. The Magic Journey is bound in a 1/2 orange cloth over yellow boards with gilt title on backstrip. Very Good/Near fine. Jacket has a few small chip at corners. The Nirvana Blues is bound in a 1/2 blue cloth over white boards with gilt title on backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Item #49150
The author has inscribed all three volumes at length on the front free endsheets and incorporated a lively cartoon fellow into each of his signatures. Hardback first editions of the first two volumes in the New Mexico Trilogy are uncommon.
Inscription for The Milagro Beanfield War: "May all of us always be able to slalom with impeccable humor and chutzpah and never-flagging idealism through all the vicissitudes of this whacky carnival! With Joy ... Y Hasta la victoria, Sieugne! John Nichols"
Inscription for The Magic Journey: "Let us always struggle to defend the rights of others and of the earth - with love y venceremos! John Nichols"
Inscription for The Nirvana Blues is: "Laugh, and the world will always laugh with us ... I hope! - Abrazos y venceremos, John Nichols"