Item #ABE-1662877545684 Angle of Repose. Wallace Stegner.
Angle of Repose
Angle of Repose
Angle of Repose
Angle of Repose
Angle of Repose
Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose

Doubleday and Co, New York, 1971. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Association copy, inscribed to Steinbeck scholar and fellow Bay Area writer Maurice Dunbar on the dedication page in blue ink: "For Maury Dunbar, from Wallace Stegner, Los Altos Hills, CA Jan. 17, 1983." Stegner lived in Los Altos Hills--likely the book was signed at Stegner's home. On the green front free endpaper is a 3 x 5" color snapshot portrait of Stegner in his home (with period furniture and a shelf of Easten Press leather volumes behind him), which is dated "Nov. 12 1990" in pen at its lower left; in the photo Stegner is smiling for the camera with his hands in his pockets. Dunbar's bookplate with his De Anza College address label at top is opposite on the paste down (the address of the Aladdin Bookshop in Oklahoma is written in small script on the bookplate, too--presumably where Dunbar bought the book). Dunbar was a professor of English at De Anza College in nearby Cupertino and also wrote several volumes on book collecting. First printing. This book won the Pulitzer Prize. A fine book in a near fine jacket with a touch of edge wear to outer flap folds and a very faint rectangular discoloration that wraps around uppermost spine (perhaps the shadow of some kind of label), neither of which is noticeable without close scrutiny. But the association and the snapshot makes this volume unique and highly desirable. // Wood (+) River (=) Books specializes in place-based and environmental literature, with a special passion for association copies and notable inscriptions. Fine / Near Fine. Item #ABE-1662877545684
ISBN: 9780385078825

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