Advance presentation copy of The Cattlemen by Mari Sandoz, with signed limitation page.
Octavo, [xiv] 527pp. Publishers green boards, gilt title on spine. Illustrated end papers, maps. Dust jacket has nicks along top edge, but otherwise near fine. Light foxing to top edge, not affecting text. This is a limited release, signed by the author. Limitation states: “This copy is from an advance Presentation Edition specially selected for our friends in the book trade. May 1958.” Includes presentation note from publisher, dated May 1958.
Novelist Mari Susette Sandoz was one of the 20th centuries foremost writers on Western pioneer life and the Plains Indians. Originally from Nebraska, she moved to Denver and then New York City after controversial writings about the people of her home state. She is best known for her biography of Crazy Horse, written from the viewpoint of the Lakota Indians, a novel concept at the time.