8 April 2003
HILLERMAN, Tony (b. 1925). The Blessing Way. New York: Harper & Row, .
8o. Original cloth-backed boards (top edge lightly spotted); pictorial dust jacket by Mozelle Thompson (slight rubbing to front panel and spine panel ends).
FIRST EDITION of the author's first novel, with the number sequence on the final blank. The first appearance of Lt. Joe Leaphorn, whom Hillerman modelled after a Texas sheriff he met while a crime reporter in the Panhandle plains.
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