by Rolt-Wheeler, Francis ; [SIGNED to Virgil Markham]
Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.. Good. 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Autograph; 410+ pages; Inscribed and signed by the author on the ffep to Virgil Markham, the person to whom the book is dedicated. Pictorial blue cloth binding quite worn - faded at spine and cloth rubbed & frayed at extremities; photograph pastedown on front cover has been rubbed away. Inscription reads: "Virgil Markham / To the dedicatee, with / a full hope that the / 'glamour of the haunting / presence of the Indian' / will deepen his love for / the country of his birth / With the Compliments / of the Author / Francis Rolt-Wheeler" Chip at top edge of half-title, former owner's name on back of frontispiece, a few corners creased. envelpe afixed to front pastedown endpaper. A unique copy given by the author to the dedicatee. Thirty-six (36) illustrations most drawn from Bureaus of the U.S. Government. A boy spends time learning from the Kiowa, Blackfeet, Arapaho, Apaches, Pueblos, Hopis, Navajos, et al. Includes accounts of the Custer fight, Wounded Knee, etc. Virgil Markham, the son of poet Edwin Markham, was the author of several mystery novels. In the 1920s at University of California at Berkeley's Cora L. Williams Institute for Creative Education, Virgil Markham taught the first university class on mystery literature -- "The Development and Technique of the Mystery Story." ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. . (Inventory #: 40256)
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