"WHERE CHIVALRY MEETS THE FRONTIER": FIRST EDITION OF TRUE GRIT
PORTIS, Charles. True Grit. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1968). Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $800.
First edition of Portis' best-known novel, basis for the the 1969 John Wayne film and the Oscar-nominated 2010 Coen Brothers film starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon.
"It is a delight," wrote Walker Percy about Portis' western: "Mattie Ross from near Dardanelle, Arkansas, is here to stay, like Huck Finn." This story of a young girl's search for her father's killer "begins where chivalry meets the frontier" and introduces Rooster Cogburn, immortalized by John Wayne in the 1969 film adaptation that won him an Academy Award (Guardian). The 2010 Coen Brothers True Grit, starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, earned high critical acclaim and ten Oscar nominations. With "First Printing" on copyright page.
Book fine; tiny bit of edge-wear to about-fine dust jacket.