New York: William Sloane, 1947. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "For Miss Margie / With sincere good wishes always / Bud Guthrie / Lexington, Ky. / April 28, 1947." Not to be confused with the signed limited edition, printed in an edition of 500 copies.
Basis for the 1952 Howard Hawks film, scripted by Dudley Nichols, starring Kirk Douglas as a frontier fur trapper coming to the aid of scene-stealer Arthur Hunnicutt. Jacket art by Alan Haemer.
Very Good plus in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, faint offsetting to the endpapers, and a touch of fading to the topstain. Jacket front flap clipped, spine moderately faded, with brief chipping at the extremities.