Rare Limited Edition, Signed by the AuthorOwen Wister. The Virginian. A Horseman on the Plains. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911. Special edition limited to one hundred copies of which this copy is numbered 18; signed by the author on the limitation page. Octavo. [i]-[xv, xvi blank], 1-506 pages. With illustrations by Charles M. Russell and drawings from western scenes by Frederic Remington. Publisher's prospectus tipped-in on the front free endpaper. Publisher's original brown paper over boards and parchment spine. Titles stamped in gilt on the front board and spine. Top edge gilt. Clear Mylar protective wrapper. A beautiful copy in near fine condition.
"Although a novel, this book probably created more impressions of what a cowboy was like - even among cowboys - than any other work, fact or fiction." (Reese). "Only three copies of this edition are known to have traded hands in 40 years." -Dykes.
References: Graff 4275 (not this edition); Reese, Six Score 116.
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