THE BATTLE OF THE WILD TURKEY AND OTHER TALES.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Atheneum, 1961. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wonderful collection of short stories, most set on the Nebraska plains in the late 1800's, published when the author was 86. INSCRIBED on the blank prelim 'To Calvin J. Nichols, with the warmest regards of Alvin Johnson.' Johnson is best known for his founding of the New School for Social Research in 1919, but in 1933, he created a 'university in exile' as a haven for scholars who fled from Nazi persecution. Laid in are newpaper obituaries for Johnson (1971.)
Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (slight discoloration to the endpapers from the clippings, a little wear to the dj at the top of the spine.)