Signed by William L. ChesterWilliam L. Chester. Hawk of the Wilderness. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1936.
First edition. Signed by the author in 1939 on the title page. Small octavo. 308 pages.
Publisher's green cloth with blue titles. Pictorial endpapers. Minimal edge wear to the boards. Moderate dust-soiling to the textblock edges. Mild wear to the edges and folds of the dust jacket, with a two-inch tear along the rear flap fold. Rear panel of the dust jacket has nine short cut marks emanating from the flap fold, and the emulsion of the dust jacket has worn off very slightly on the rear flap fold. Spine extremities worn, with minimal paper loss and a few short closed tears. Overall, a very good copy in a somewhat worn dust jacket. Very rare to find both signed and in the original dust jacket.
The first of the "Kioga" novels, and first published in 1935-36 as a serial in Blue Book.
Anatomy of Wonder (1976) pp. 3-11. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 157. Bleiler (1978), p. 42.
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