First edition of The Horsecatcher, signed by Mari Sandoz. Octavo, 192pp. Light brown cloth, printed title on spine, illustration of horses on front cover. Dust jacket near fine, light shelf wear, small tear along spine seam, price of $2.75 on front flap. Ex-library copy, with withdrawn stamp on title page. Signed by the author on front end paper.
Comments: 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. Story Catcher was Sandoz’s first novel about American Indians.