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WISTER, Owen (1860-1938). The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains. New York: Macmillan, 1902.

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WISTER, Owen (1860-1938). The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains. New York: Macmillan, 1902.

8o. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. Original tan cloth stamped in red, black and gilt; brown quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Moncure Biddle (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION, WITH A QUOTATION FROM THE NOVEL INSCRIBED BY WISTER on the half-title: "'The eye of the man is the prince of deadly weapons.' -page 111." and inscribed below the half-title: "by Owen Wister. Long House, June, 11, 1935." "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). Dobie p. 124; Graff 4725; Merle Johnson High Spots p.81. A FINE COPY.

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