Back Trailers From The Middle Border (Zane Grey's Copy)

By: Garland, Hamlin

Price: $325.00


First Printing. From the recently auctioned collection of M. B. Goldstone--this is author Zane Grey's personal copy in fine condition in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. Zane Grey's blind stamp is on two pages--the endpaper and the half title page. Signed by Garland on a tipped in paper "Cordially Yours, Hamlin Garland". Garland and Zane Grey were both in Hollywood at the time of this books release, although when Garland tried to arrange a meeting with Grey--he was more than once rebuffed. Grey was well known to avoid meetings with other writers (eventhough he listed Garland as one of the influential authors in his life)--a result of years of being insecure of his skills as a writer and sharp attacks from critics for his supposed lack of writing ability. They finally did meet quite by accident as they ended up on the same ship--and a meeting was arranged. This is Garland's final book in his "Border" Series, and probably the most interesting---retelling his meetings and relationships with many famous writers in England--including Kipling, Barrie, and Shaw---as well as his relationships with President Rooselvelt, William Dean Howells and many others. Garland won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. This is a fine and like new copy--a solid black top stain--and with unblemished boards and unmarked interior. Only natural and very light age toning. The dustjacket is almost equally fine--with only one or two light chips and, eventhough the photograph shows the copy looking faded, there is absolutely no fading--it is the normal meant to be look of this dustjacket. A most collectable copy with a solid historical provenance.

Title: Back Trailers From The Middle Border (Zane Grey's Copy)

Author Name: Garland, Hamlin

Illustrator: Constance Garland

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Early 20th Century Fiction (Cloth Books), All New--M. B. Goldstone Collection, All New-Early Western Fiction, Montana & The West,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: New York, MacMillan: 1928

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Item: 1.00

Seller ID: cfe12788

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY PULITZER