Sale 2519 - Lot 380
Price Realized: $ 8,125
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WISTER, OWEN. The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. 8vo, original tan cloth decorated in red, black, and gilt, minor smudging, spine head and foot lightly rubbed; original dust jacket printed in red, spine and front panels slightly tanned and faded, few short tears, slight loss to spine panel ends and half nickel-sized chip to bottom of rear panel, corners nicked; small bookseller's stamp on rear endpaper. New York: Macmillan, 1902
first edition in the rare dust jacket, completely unrestored. The first printing with "Set up and electrotyped April, 1902" on copyright page. "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. Its popularity is attested to by sales of over two million copies" (Reese Six Score 116).