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OWEN WISTER - INSCRIBED BOOK PAGE SIGNED 08/11/1920 - HFSID 222209

OWEN WISTER The author of The Virginian, the model for much fiction on the American West, signs the title page to his 1920 nonfiction work, A Straight Deal/or The Ancient Grudge. Book Page inscribed and signed: "Jerry/keep dealing/from the top of/the deck -/Owen/Wister", 1p, 5x7½.

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OWEN WISTER
The author of The Virginian, the model for much fiction on the American West, signs the title page to his 1920 nonfiction work, A Straight Deal/or The Ancient Grudge.
Book Page inscribed and signed: "Jerry/keep dealing/from the top of/the deck -/Owen/Wister", 1p, 5x7½. Title page of his book, A Straight Deal/or The Ancient Grudge, published by the Macmillian Company, New York, in 1921. Dated by Wister at upper margin: "8-11-20". Additional copyright information, giving a copyright date of 1920, imprinted on verso. According to the copyright information, Wister's book was first published in March 1920. This book gave Wister's opinions on the hostilities between the U.S. and Great Britain and called for differences between the two nations to be set aside. Although earlier American writers had focused on the frontier, Owen Wister's novel, The Virginian (1902), established many of the archetypes of what became in the twentieth century the Western novel and hero (it includes, for example, the first showdown gun duel). Drafts of the novel had been read and corrected by Theodore Roosevelt, Wister's close friend and Harvard classmate. The TV series, The Virginian, was only very loosely based on Wister's novel. Many of Wister's other Western stories were illustrated by another classmate and fellow celebrant of the Old West, Frederick Remington. Wister (1860-1938) later wrote a book about his friendship with TR. Slightly creased, light diagonal crease at date. Irregular left edge from removal from bound book. Fine condition.

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