LAST PLAINSMEN Zane Grey 1908 Signed FIRST EDITION custom box Buffalo Jones sig. A story of personal adventure in America's "wild west, " from the author who established The Western genre. Grey followed CJ "Buffalo" Jones (signed book) out West, and this is his book about the experience. Out of more than 90 books, this is one of the author's earliest books, and clearly established the inspiration for his most popular books.
It is illustrated with 26 B&W photographic plates from the trip. This special copy was signed by the people featured in the book "With compliments of the Last Plainsmen, " as well as by the author Zane Grey. Although missing the rare original dust jacket, it has been stored in a custom designed clam shell box. 314 pages + pages of publisher's ads. 5.75 x 8.5 inches.
Publishing Info: The Outing Publishing Company, NY. Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, in a custom clam shell box. Illustrated boards have a bit of dirt and fading, with a few nicks and scuffs. Edges of covers are lightly soiled/scuffed.Spine ends are bumped and bruised. Side and foot of text block have deckled edges. Top of text block has speckled fading. Spine and perimeters have a bit of faded sunning. Interior pages have some tanning. Frontis and title page are notably foxed. Pages exhibit occasional light scattered foxing.
Clamshell box has gilt title on spine, and exhibits minimal shelfwear. In September 2014, the book was professionally and beautifully recased, with Japanese tissue repairs to the spine areas, as well as repair of bumped corners, and new inner hinges, by David Donahue Restorations of Philadelphia. More photos available upon request. We also welcome additional information on any of our listings.
FULL VALUE will be declared on all overseas items. Thank you for your interest in this listing!The item "LAST PLAINSMEN Zane Grey 1908 Signed FIRST EDITION custom box Buffalo Jones sig" is in sale since Tuesday, July 7, 2015. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "panoply57" and is located in Lambertville, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.