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January 2017 E-List
Vol 2, No 1: Signed Firsts & Ltd Editions


We've lately been handling a sweet collection of modern, signed first and limited editions by some of our favorite authors, and decided to feature a few volumes with friendly price points here.

In a couple weeks, we'll be publishing our first ever print catalog. Of course we'll send you all an electronic copy, but if you'd like one you can hold in your hands, just let us know your address and we'll make sure you get one.

If you're interested in making a purchase, you may click on the link at the end of each entry, which will take you to our website, call us at (406) 333-2330, email info@elkriverbooks.com, or just stop by the store and we can help you in person.

Postage additional, insurance available. Standard trade courtesies apply (dealers please enter the code TRADE during checkout).

Andrea & Marc

Mailer, Norman
Ancient Evenings


Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1983

First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23 cm), pp. 707. Limited signed edition (#92/350). Gray cloth with hieroglyphics debossed on upper board, red cloth slipcase with paper label. Slipcase has light rubbing along bottom edge, small tear starting at rear pastedown (3/4").

Mailer's historical novel of ancient Egypt is awash in a sea of sex, violence and mythology. Very good. $125. Order here.
SOLD
Matthiessen, Peter
Indian Country


New York: Viking Press, 1984

First Edition. Octavo (23 cm), pp. 338. Signed by author on half title page. Beige boards with red spine cloth, gilt titling. Pictorial jacket and endpapers (maps of Indian Country in the western U.S.). Boards and jacket with light edge wear.

This companion work to Matthiessen's account of the FBI's campaign against the American Indian Movement, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, evoked wide discomfort as reviewers praised his eloquence and passion while criticizing the book for sentimentality and perpetuating stereotypes (Roberson, I420-449). Hardcover. Very good in very good jacket. $75. Order here.

Matthiessen, Peter, and Maurice Hornocker (intro)
Tigers in the Snow


New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000

First Edition. Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 185. Signed and inscribed by Hornocker on half title page to Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and his wife Malinda: "To Yvon and Malinda- with thanks for all you've done for conservation world wide. Maurice Sept. '00."

Handwritten note laid in from Hornocker on his institute's letterhead to the Chouinards. Orange boards, black quarter binding, pictorial jacket and endpapers (map showing the tiger's range). Jacket has light wear along top edge. Fine in very good jacket. $50. Order here.

Harrison, Jim
The Beast God Forgot to Invent


New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000

First Edition. Octavo (23 cm), pp. 274. Limited edition #69/250, signed by author on limitation page. In green slipcase with matching cloth boards. Gold publisher's ink on top edge, black bookmark ribbon.

Harrison's fourth set of novellas, including "The Beast God Forgot to Invent," "Westward Ho," and "I Forgot to Go to Spain." Hardcover. Fine. $145. Order here
Harrison, Jim
Just Before Dark


Livingston, Montana: Clark City Press, 1991

First Edition.Octavo (22.5 cm), pp. 320. Signed by Harrison on half title page. Limited edition of 250, this copy not numbered (Orr and Torrey, p. 51). In slipcase, marbled boards with gray half cloth, Harrison's one-eyed self portrait blindstamped into cloth on upper board and front panel of slipcase. Spine bumped at head and tail, slipcase has slight sunning.

A collection of Harrison's essay dedicated to his daughter Jamie and her family. Very good. Hardcover. $150. Order here.


 
Welch, James
Fools Crow


New York: Viking Press, 1986

First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 391. Signed by author on half-title page. Mauve boards with white quarter-cloth. Deckle edges. Map of Montana Territory on endpapers. Sun-fading along top edge of boards, slight bumping at spine. Jacket has damp-stain on bottom rear and minor bumping.

The third novel by the author of "Winter in the Blood" is a history-rich saga of the Blackfeet Indians in the late 1800s, winner of the American Book Award, and the frequent target of book-banning attempts. Near fine in very good jacket. $70. Order here.

 
SOLD
Doig, Ivan
Sweet Thunder


New York: Riverhead Books, 2013

First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22.5 cm), pp. 305. Signed by author on title page. Cream-colored boards with light blue spine, gilt titling and pictorial jacket.

In the final book Doig lived to see published, he returns to the slow-paced world of Morrie Morgan in 1920s Butte, Montana. Missoulian article laid in announcing Doig's death. Fine in fine jacket. $75. Order here.

 
SOLD
Doig, Ivan
Work Song


New York: Riverhead, 2010

First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23 cm), pp. 275. Signed by author on title page. Navy boards with orange paper spine, gilt titling, and pictorial jacket. Boards and jacket have slight wear along bottom edge.

A sequel to The Whistling Season, Doig's 10th novel is dedicated to his wife, Carol. Book appears unread. Near fine in near fine jacket. $75. Order here.

 

Bass, Rick
For a Little While


New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2016

First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 471. Signed by author on title page. White boards, gilt titling, pictorial jacket. New York Times review laid in. Slight bumping at tail of spine.

A collection of Bass' best short fiction, with seven previously unpublished pieces. Bass is a finalist for the 2017 Story Prize for the title story in this collection. Near fine in fine jacket. $50. Order here

 

Bass, Rick
The Black Rhinos of Namibia


New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2012

First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21 cm), pp. 272. Signed by author on title page. Black boards, silver spine titling, pictorial jacket. Very slight bumping at head/tail of spine.

This work grew out of Bass' experiences in Namibia with the Utah-based Round River Conservation Studies. Near fine in fine jacket. $45. Order here.
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