"TO MICHAEL, OF ST. THOMAS, WHERE I HAVE ALSO HAD WONDERFUL MOMENTS OF LIFE": FIRST EDITION OF A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, WARMLY INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY NORMAN MACLEAN
MACLEAN, Norman. A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, (1976). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $6000.
First edition, first printing, of Norman Maclean's first book, warmly inscribed by him in the year of publication: "University of Chicago. May 19, 1976. To Michael, of St. Thomas, where I have also had wonderful moments of life. Norman," a beautiful copy.
Maclean's largely autobiographical title novella is drawn from his early years spent mostly in the Rocky Mountain region. Though critically acclaimed, the work received little attention until its adaptation as a major film, after which it achieved tremendous popular success. In addition to the title story, this collection includes "Logging and Pimping and 'Your Pal, Jim" and "USFS 1919: The Ranger, the Cook, and A Hole in the Sky." In first-issue dust jacket, without edition statement.
Book fine; lightest rubbing, mere trace of edge-wear to about-fine dust jacket. A handsome inscribed copy.