New York: Harper Collins, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 275pp. Octavo [24 cm] 1/2 brown cloth over sepia boards. Housed in a tan Buffalo Medicine slipcase with a gilt stamped cow skull on the front panel (with a thin, 2" red mark on the rear panel). The text block is starting to crack at the title page. Good + / very good +. Item #55748
The fourteenth in the Leaphorn and Chee series. Signed by Hillerman on the title page. Contains an original Ernest Franklin illustration in full color on the half-title, signed at the foot. Illustration is of "Ute Mountain Casino." The Hillerman/Franklin limited editions produced by Buffalo Medicine Press were done in small numbers and every book has a different original piece of artwork drawn or water-colored into the book itself.