JOHN G. NEIHARDT, MAN AND POET
by HOUSE, Julius T.
1920. HOUSE, Julius T. JOHN G. NEIHARDT, MAN AND POET. Wayne, Nebraska, U.S.A.: F. H. Jones and Son, Publishers, 1920. First edition. Signed by Neihart on the ffep. Frontispiece. xi,143 pp. 8vo., green cloth, gilt-title to upper board and spine. Pencil ownership and an ink gift inscription above Neihardt's signature on the ffep. Light shelfwear at lower edges of boards, else fine. Neihardt (1881-1973), American poet and novelist, is generally remembered today for his sympathetic treatment of Native Americans, particularly the Sioux, and especially for his collaboration with Black Elk on Black Elk Speaks (1932). However, his poetic talent was recognized early in his career; this study was published a year before the Nebraska State Legislature named him the "Poet Laureate of Nebraska and the Plains. (Inventory #: 71695)