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  • THE WILLOW FIELD. by Kittredge, William,
    Kittredge, William,
    THE WILLOW FIELD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - His first novel (preceded by short fiction, essays and a memoir) - one which "stretches over the 20th century, from the settlers, cowboys, and gamblers who opened up this country to the landholders and politicians who ran it. Rossie Benascos horseback existence begins when he's 15 and culminates in a thousand-mile drive of more than two hundred head of horses through the Rockies into Calgary, through Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, across virgin wilderness, failed homesteads, ghost towns, squatters' camps, and Indian settlements." 339 pp. ISBN: 1400040973.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74264
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  • THE WILLOW FIELD. by Kittredge, William,
    Kittredge, William,
    THE WILLOW FIELD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first novel (preceded by short fiction, essays and a memoir) - one which "stretches over the 20th century, from the settlers, cowboys, and gamblers who opened up this country to the landholders and politicians who ran it. Rossie Benascos horseback existence begins when he's 15 and culminates in a thousand-mile drive of more than two hundred head of horses through the Rockies into Calgary, through Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, across virgin wilderness, failed homesteads, ghost towns, squatters' camps, and Indian settlements." SIGNED on the title page 339 pp. ISBN: 1400040973.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 67702
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  • THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD. by Koryta, MIchael.
    Koryta, MIchael.
    THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2014). First edition - A compelling thriller, set in the Montana wilderness against the backdrop of a raging wildfire. "When fourteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare.. . The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind." 386 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73026
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  • THE HOME PLACE. by La Seur, Carrie.
    La Seur, Carrie.
    THE HOME PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2014). Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a successful, but driven, lawyer who is pulled back into her troubled familys life in rural Montana when her sister is found dead in the street - and then it begins to appear that the death was not an accident. 289 pp. ISBN: 978-0062323446.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72350
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  • THE BONE WARS. by Lasky, Kathryn.
    Lasky, Kathryn.
    THE BONE WARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical fiction for older children and young adults by this Newbery award winning writer. Set in the Judith River Badlands, Montana in 1874-1878, this is the story of the paleontologists who 'slander, steal from and spy on one another for the glory of science' and of two boys - one American, one British - who form a plan to excavate the bones of a huge dinosaur. Map frontispiece. Author's note and a brief reading list. 378 pp. ISBN: 0-688074332.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 42059
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  • EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE AMERICAN WEST: Community Histories. by Luebke, Frederick, editor.
    Luebke, Frederick, editor.
    EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE AMERICAN WEST: Community Histories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1998). First edition - Articles by Dino Cinel, David M. Emmons, Dean L. May and others on several different types of immigrant communities: Southestern Indians, Spanish Missions; Swedish Settlement of Dakota; English Mormon Migration to Alpine, Utah; Italians in San Francisco; Irish Miners in Montana; Women of Block, Kansas 1868-1940; Czech Farmers & Mexican Laborers in South Texas 1880-1930 and more. Introduction by Luebke. Notes, select bibliography, index. xix, 198 pp. ISBN: 0-8263-19920.

    Condition: Very good in printed wrappers (a few corners dog-eared)

    Book ID: 58424
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  • YOUNG MEN & FIRE. by MacLean, Norman.
    MacLean, Norman.
    YOUNG MEN & FIRE.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover - The story of the August 5, 1949 fire in Mann Gulch, Montana, which left 12 smoke-jumpers dead within hours after they leaped from the plane. Maclean, the author of "A River Runs Through It," was obsessed by this fire and spent years researching. Published posthumously. Illustrated with photographs. Publisher's note, viii, 301 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-226-500616.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74739
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  • YOUNG MEN & FIRE. by MacLean, Norman.
    MacLean, Norman.
    YOUNG MEN & FIRE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover - The story of the August 5, 1949 fire in Mann Gulch, Montana, which left 12 smoke-jumpers dead within hours after they leaped from the plane. Maclean, the author of "A River Runs Through It," was obsessed by this fire and spent years researching. Published posthumously. Illustrated with photographs. Publisher's note, viii, 301 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-226-500616.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 71145
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  • THE BLUEJAY SHAMAN. by McClendon, Lise.
    McClendon, Lise.
    THE BLUEJAY SHAMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel: Alix Thorssen, Wyoming art dealer and on-call expert witness for the FBI and other agencies, becomes involved in the mystery of a missing artifact when her brother-in-law is accused of a murder on a Montana Indian reservation. INSCRIBED on the title page. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-31791.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77114
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  • KEEP THE CHANGE. by McGuane, Thomas.
    McGuane, Thomas.
    KEEP THE CHANGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - "Set in Montana, Key West, and the Yale Club of New York City, this is the story of one man's declaration of independence." SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-395-488877.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (light edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 56384
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  • TOO MANY PEOPLE, TOO LITTLE LOVE: Edna Rankin McKinnon: Pioneer for Birth Control. by [McKinnon, Edna Rankin, signed] Dykeman, Wilma
    [McKinnon, Edna Rankin, signed] Dykeman, Wilma
    TOO MANY PEOPLE, TOO LITTLE LOVE: Edna Rankin McKinnon: Pioneer for Birth Control.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1974.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Biography of a remarkable woman - originally from Montana (her sister Jeannette Rankin was the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress and Edna Rankin was the first woman to receive a law degree and be admitted to the bar in Montana) - but who travelled the world working to initiate family planning . SIGNED by McKinnon on the front endpaper with "with best wishes." 278 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0108012.

    Condition: Good only in a very good dust jacket (some soiling to the endpapers, tear to front endpaper, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 47869
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  • MANY RIVERS TO CROSS: Of Good Running Water, Native Trout and the Remains of Wilderness. by Montgomery, M.R.
    Montgomery, M.R.
    MANY RIVERS TO CROSS: Of Good Running Water, Native Trout and the Remains of Wilderness.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "journey into the physical and emotional territory of the American West . . . from the headwaters of the Columbia River to eastern Oregon and to Big Goose Creek, where General Custer's reinforcements camped and went fishing instead of joining the battle at Little Bighorn. [and] through overlooked locations in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oregon -- all of the last best places." Warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted Oklahoma collector, Larry Owens -"Enjoy the book and someday get to Yellowstone, a park-paradise for anglers." Illustrated with drawings by Glenn Wolff. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-671-792865.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 67436
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  • HOPALONG CASSIDY RETURNS. by Mulford, Clarence E.
    Mulford, Clarence E.
    HOPALONG CASSIDY RETURNS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Triangle Press, (1943, c 1923) dj. Hardcover - Setting off on the long trip back to Montana after the death of his son, old Hop is tired - and then he encounters young Mesquite Jenkins, wanted for bank robber, but Hop thinks he has the right stuff. 310 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in a like dust jacket (bleeding from the lower edges of the boards to the dj, other edgewear, pages rather severely toned)

    Book ID: 71024
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  • THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS: A Season of Unlikely Happiness. by Munson, Laura .
    Munson, Laura .
    THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS: A Season of Unlikely Happiness.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of what happened when Laura's "husband of more than twenty years told her he wasn't sure he loved her anymore and wanted to move out. And while you might think you know where this story is going, this isn't the story you think it is. Laura's response to her husband: I don't buy it. . . Laura finally, at age forty, realized she had to stop basing her happiness on things outside her control and commit herself to an 'End of Suffering.' [this] chronicles a woman coming to terms with the myths we tell ourselves-and others-about our life and realizing that ultimately happiness…

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    New York: Putnam, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of what happened when Laura's "husband of more than twenty years told her he wasn't sure he loved her anymore and wanted to move out. And while you might think you know where this story is going, this isn't the story you think it is. Laura's response to her husband: I don't buy it. . . Laura finally, at age forty, realized she had to stop basing her happiness on things outside her control and commit herself to an 'End of Suffering.' [this] chronicles a woman coming to terms with the myths we tell ourselves-and others-about our life and realizing that ultimately happiness is completely within our control." SIGNED on the title page with the words "Momento x momento." 343 pp. ISBN: 978-0399156656.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76086
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  • THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS: A Season of Unlikely Happiness. by Munson, Laura .
    Munson, Laura .
    THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS: A Season of Unlikely Happiness.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of what happened when Laura's "husband of more than twenty years told her he wasn't sure he loved her anymore and wanted to move out. And while you might think you know where this story is going, this isn't the story you think it is. Laura's response to her husband: I don't buy it. . . Laura finally, at age forty, realized she had to stop basing her happiness on things outside her control and commit herself to an 'End of Suffering.' [this] chronicles a woman coming to terms with the myths we tell ourselves-and others-about our life and realizing that ultimately happiness…

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    New York: Putnam, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of what happened when Laura's "husband of more than twenty years told her he wasn't sure he loved her anymore and wanted to move out. And while you might think you know where this story is going, this isn't the story you think it is. Laura's response to her husband: I don't buy it. . . Laura finally, at age forty, realized she had to stop basing her happiness on things outside her control and commit herself to an 'End of Suffering.' [this] chronicles a woman coming to terms with the myths we tell ourselves-and others-about our life and realizing that ultimately happiness is completely within our control." SIGNED on the title page with the words "Momento x momento" and dated April 10,2010, in the year of publication. 343 pp. ISBN: 978-0399156656.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (an unread copy but with some toning to the edges of the textblock. )

    Book ID: 76087
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  • IN THE SNOW FOREST: Three Novellas. by Parvin, Roy.
    Parvin, Roy.
    IN THE SNOW FOREST: Three Novellas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second book, and the first to be published in hardcover. Each of these novellas are set in the West - in the Trinity Mountains of California, Montana or Wyoming - in the late fall with the threat of snow - and each is, in the words of Antonya Nelson , 'its own sweet masterpiece.' A brief but powerful book. SIGNED on the title page. 194 pp. ISBN: 0-393-049779.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26477
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  • WHEN WALLFLOWERS DIE. by Prowell, Sandra West.
    Prowell, Sandra West.
    WHEN WALLFLOWERS DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third Phoebe Siegel mystery, set in Montana. SIGNED by the author on the title page 324 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32542.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20150
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  • WHEN WALLFLOWERS DIE. by Prowell, Sandra West.
    Prowell, Sandra West.
    WHEN WALLFLOWERS DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third Phoebe Siegel mystery, set in Montana. SIGNED by the author on the title page 324 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32542.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63832
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  • BY EVIL MEANS. by Prowell, Sandra West.
    Prowell, Sandra West.
    BY EVIL MEANS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, introducing private investigator and divorced ex-cop, Phoebe Siegel Set in Billings, Montana, SIGNED on the title page. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-31848.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 66103
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  • Prowell, Sandra West.
    THE KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Walker, 1994. dj. Hardcover - Second Phoebe Siegel mystery - set in Montana's Big Sky country - takes us deep into the world of the Crow Indians. One of the best of the new mystery writers. ISBN: 0-8027-31848.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 24156
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  • Prowell, Sandra West.
    THE KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second Phoebe Siegel mystery - set in Montana's Big Sky country - takes us deep into the world of the Crow Indians. One of the best of the new mystery writers. ISBN: 0-8027-31848.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 12449
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  • Prowell, Sandra West.
    THE KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second Phoebe Siegel mystery SIGNED by the author and dated in the year of publication. Set in Montana's Big Sky country - takes us deep into the world of the Crow Indians. One of the best of the new mystery writers. ISBN: 0-8027-31848.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 12451
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  • WHEN WALLFLOWERS DIE. by Prowell, Sandra West.
    Prowell, Sandra West.
    WHEN WALLFLOWERS DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third Phoebe Siegel mystery, set in Montana. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32542.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 52286
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  • THE KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN. by Prowell, Sandra West.
    Prowell, Sandra West.
    THE KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second Phoebe Siegel mystery SIGNED by the author. Set in Montana's Big Sky country - takes us deep into the world of the Crow Indians. One of the best of the new mystery writers. ISBN: 0-8027-31848.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (upper corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 52330
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  • BRIGHT STAR IN THE BIG SKY: Jeannette Rankin, 1880-1973. by [Rankin, Jeannette] O'Brien, Mary Barmeyer
    [Rankin, Jeannette] O'Brien, Mary Barmeyer
    BRIGHT STAR IN THE BIG SKY: Jeannette Rankin, 1880-1973.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Helena, MT: Falcon Press / TwoDot, (1995). SIGNED first edition - A biography for children this chronicles the extraordinary life of Jeannette Rankin, first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress - as a suffragist, she helped gain women the right to vote in Montana, and as representative from Montana in Congress, she was the only woman who was able to vote for the right of all women in the US to vote. She is, however, best known for casting the only vote against the US entering World War II. As someone who dedicated much of her life towards working for peace, she felt that war, all war, was wrong. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Illustrated…

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    Helena, MT: Falcon Press / TwoDot, (1995). SIGNED first edition - A biography for children this chronicles the extraordinary life of Jeannette Rankin, first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress - as a suffragist, she helped gain women the right to vote in Montana, and as representative from Montana in Congress, she was the only woman who was able to vote for the right of all women in the US to vote. She is, however, best known for casting the only vote against the US entering World War II. As someone who dedicated much of her life towards working for peace, she felt that war, all war, was wrong. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography. 73 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 156044360X.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68330
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  • VIRGINIA CITY AND ALDER GULCH. by Sievert, Ken and Ellen.
    Sievert, Ken and Ellen.
    VIRGINIA CITY AND ALDER GULCH.

    Edition: First printing, an oversized trade paperback original.

    Helena, MT: Montana Magazine and American & World Geographic Publishing . (1993). First edition - A look at this gold rush era town in Montana, including its history of vigilantes (Sheriff Henry Plummer was actually the leader of the stagecoach robbers), illustrated throughout with color photographs. Maps, timeline, suggestions for further reader, index. 64 pp. ISBN: 1560370416.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69005
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  • IN THIS WE ARE NATIVE: Memoirs and Journeys. by Smith, Annick.
    Smith, Annick.
    IN THIS WE ARE NATIVE: Memoirs and Journeys.

    Edition: First printing.

    Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Combines a passionate argument for saving the wilderness with a memoir of love and loss and rebirth by this Montana author and film producer. 304 pp. ISBN: 1-585742465.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (remainder line, inked comment at bottom of table of contents).

    Book ID: 67595
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  • THE RANCHERS: A Book of Generations. by Steiner, Stan.
    Steiner, Stan.
    THE RANCHERS: A Book of Generations.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - The stories of the descendants of the pioneers - from the Jordan Valley in eastern Oregon to a man whose father rode with Butch Cassidy but went on to make a life in the Bull Mountains of Montana frontier to a mother and daughter in the general store of the New Mexico ghost town they own and more. Illustrated with full page drawings by Lloyd Bloom. 241 pp. plus final illustration. ISBN: 0-394-501934.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (chip to base of spine of dj)

    Book ID: 61348
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  • SPOTTED CATS. by Tapply, William G. (1940-2009).
    Tapply, William G. (1940-2009).
    SPOTTED CATS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1991). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The tenth mystery featuring Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, divorced, fortyish, with a wry sense of humor and a passion for fishing. In this novel he goes to Montana in search of some golden leopards stolen during a brutal robbery from his invalid friend on Cape Cod. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-385-302339.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81782
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  • SPOTTED CATS. by Tapply, William G. (1940-2009).
    Tapply, William G. (1940-2009).
    SPOTTED CATS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (1991). SIGNED (on a bookplate) first edition - The tenth mystery featuring Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, divorced, fortyish, with a wry sense of humor and a passion for fishing. In this novel he goes to Montana in search of some golden leopards stolen during a brutal robbery from his invalid friend on Cape Cod. SIGNED by Tapply on a special bookplate affixed inside the front cover. 241 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed orange wrappers (light crease to upper corner). A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 81020
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