Title THE VOICE OF THE OLD FRONTIER.
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1949
Inscription Inscribed By Author
Seller ID 28595
492 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To my good friend / H.P. Kraus, collector / and merchant of / scholarship, with / the admiration of / R.W.G. Vail / July 14, 1955." (Hans Peter Kraus (1907-1988) was a successful rare book dealer in Berlin, but fled Europe at the beginning of WWII, arriving in New York 1939. His autobiography, "A Rare Book Saga", details his career and rise to prominence in the world of rare book dealing in the mid-20th century.) This book was published as part of the Rosenbach Fellowship in Bibliography. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Pioneer's Own Story; The Indians' Captives Relate Their Adventures; The Frontier Land Agents Offer Their Wares; A Bibliography of North American Frontier Literature; Key to Locations; Bibliography; Index to the Appendix. Slight toning in margins and gutters of pages, very small printing ink mark on fore-edge of title page, very light browning on endpapers and edges of text block, some light dust soiling on top of text block, small area of shelf soiling and very tiny ink mark on bottom of text block, a few very small light and faint soiling marks on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of front board.