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Stegner, Wallace. The Big Rock Candy Mountain. NY, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His "big" book which was also the source for some of his best short stories, red brick cloth binding, one of several binding types, with a Review Slip from the publisher, Colberg A7.1.a, this copy Signed by Stegner. Produced with wartime materials, but still a very good copy with some tape reinforcements to the verso of the jacket. JD1296

$2,500

James M.Dourgarian, Bookman, was established in 1980. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). Like all ABAA members, we answer to a higher authority and follow a higher standard of ethics that guarantees a successful transaction for all our customers.

We buy and sell old books, vintage books, collectible books, rare books, first edition books, and related ephemera. We maintain several specialties. Among them are American fiction first editions from c.1900 to the present. Within that general field, we have heavy emphasis in John Steinbeck and Steinbeckiana. Thus, we buy and sell Steinbeck primary first editions in dust jackets, signed/limited editions, his appearances in anthologies, his periodical appearances, books and periodicals about Steinbeck, film and theatre memorabilia, bibliographies, and miscellaneous items.

We also specialize in these same categories for these authors -- Jack London, Wallace Stegner, and Stephen King. Other specialties include Western Americana, books on California and the West, Photography books, books on Japan, China, and the Orient, and Armed Services Editions. The latter are vintage paperbacks issued to American GIs from 1943 to 1947. They are comprised of mysteries, Westerns, science fiction and fantasy, mainstream fiction, historical novels, science, poetry, adventure stories, and more.

Within our field of modern first editions, we also sell related film memorabilia Thus, we sell film posters, lobby card sets, pressbooks, stills, scripts, etc. for films made from the works of authors we carry such as John Steinbeck, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Raymond Chandler, Zane Grey, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Stephen King, Edward Abbey, Anne Rice, and many others.

[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Fire and Ice. NY, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is perhaps his most difficult trade title to find, especially with jacket, Stegner estimated that 2,500 copies were printed and that 1,900 of them sold, the remainder were probably pulped, Colberg A5, this copy carries a vintage inscription by Stegner ("For Elizabeth Patterson--/just an old Indian/love McCall/Wallace Stegner"). Very good.JD3438

$4,500

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[Wallace Stegner] Abell, Elizabeth (editor). American Accent. NY, Ballantine Books, 1954, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 75, an anthology of 14 stories by writers associated with the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, includes Wallace Stegner's The Blue-Winged Teal as its lead contribution which he has Signed, Colberg B32, also includes Isaac Asimov, A. B. Guthrie, Carson McCullers, Jessamyn West, and others. Near fine. JD1566
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Barclay, Julius P. The Papers of Bernard DeVoto. San Francisco, Taylor & Taylor, 1960, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. One of 2,000 copies printed for Stanford University for an exhibition there, includes a tribute to his mentor, DeVoto, by Wallace Stegner titled Benny DeVoto's America, Colberg B56. Stray mark to rear wrapper, else fine. JD3517
$20.00
[Wallace Stegner] Barclay, Julius P. The Papers of Bernard DeVoto. San Francisco, Taylor & Taylor, 1960, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. One of 2,000 copies printed for Stanford University for an exhibition there, includes a tribute to his mentor, DeVoto, by Wallace Stegner titled Benny DeVoto's America, Colberg B56, this copy Signed by Wallace Stegner. Very good plus. JD3518
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Benson, Jackson J. Wallace Stegner His Life and Work. NY, Viking, 1996, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Stegner's authorized biography, photo-illustrated, Signed by Benson. Fine. JD3469
$35.00
[Wallace Stegner] Benson, Jackson J. Wallace Stegner His Life and Work. NY, Viking, 1996, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Authorized biography of this Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author and famed environmentalist, photo-illustrated. Fine. JD5352
$25.00
[Wallace Stegner] Bullen, J. S. Reviews. Fort Collins, Western American Literature, Spring 1971, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Includes Bullen's review of Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose, 60-62. Fine. JD27158
$7.50
[Wallace Stegner] Colberg, Nancy. Wallace Stegner A Descriptive Bibliography. Lewiston, Confluence Press, 1990, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, introduction by James R. Hepworth, frontispiece photo portrait of Stegner by Leo Holub. Fine. JD2164
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Dourgarian, James M. Wallace Earle Stegner 1909-1993. Walnut Creek, James M. Dourgarian, Bookman, 1994, first edition, self-wrappers. Softcover. Cover photo of Stegner by Leo Holub, this bookseller's Cat. 52, devoted exclusively to Stegner, it lists 234 items by and about Stegner, it also includes an introduction by Dourgarian as well as an essay by him about Stegner, it also includes essays about Stegner by his student and fellow author, Wendell Berry, as well as one by his fellow author and daughter-in-law Lynn Stegner, also includes an essay about collecting Stegner by Richard Kurtz, from a total print-run of 400 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies, this being Copy No. Y. Fine. JD30652
$35.00
[Wallace Stegner] Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Twice-Told Tales. Norwalk, The Heritage Press, 1966, first edition thus. Issued without jacket, but with publisher's slipcase, 24 stories, illustrated by Valenti Angelo, stories selected by Wallace Stegner who also contributes an introduction, this copy Signed by Stegner, includes the "Sandglass" newsletter about this book and those who participated in it, see Colberg B89. Small scrape to slipcase, else fine. JD3391
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Jacobson, Yvonne. Passing Farms: Enduring Values. Los Altos, William Kaufmann, 1984, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Photo-illustrated study of California's Santa Clara Valley, with a foreword by Wallace Stegner, includes the publisher's errata slip, this copy Signed by Yvonne Jacobson. Some edgewear to jacket, else near fine. JD3526
$35.00
[Wallace Stegner] James M. Dourgarian. Wallace Stegner. Walnut Creek, James M. Dourgarian, c.1990, first edition. An 8X10-inch color glossy photograph of Stegner sitting in a chair in his California home, he looks directly into the camera, the author won both the Pulitzer Prize (Angle of Repose) and the National Book Award (The Spectator Bird), signed on the verso by the photographer. As new. JD30664
$35.00
[Wallace Stegner] Lasden, Martin. Wallace Stegner on His Own Terms. Stanford, "Stanford", Spring 1989, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Photo-illustrated, including the cover photo of Stegner who created the creative writing program at Stanford which spawned so many fine writers, it also gives brief profiles on many of Stegner's students such as Harriet Doerr, Larry McMurtry, Wendell Berry, etc. Fine. JD3425
$10.00
[Wallace Stegner] Lewis, Merrill and Lorene. Wallace Stegner. Boise, Boise State College, 1972, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 4 in Boise State College's Western Writers Series, one of 500 copies, Colberg Appendix No. 38, this copy Signed by Stegner. Very fine. JD1467
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Lillard, Richard G. A Fresh Perspective on the Old West. Georgetown, "Out West", Oct. 1972, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A review of Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose, 59-63, not recorded by Colberg, this was the last issue of this publication. Fine. JD1509
$5.00
[Wallace Stegner] Lillard, Richard G. A Fresh Perspective on the Old West. Georgetown, "Out West", Oct. 1972, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A review of Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose, 59-63, not recorded by Colberg, this was the last issue of this California periodical. Some marks to rear cover, else fine. JD1512
$5.00
[Wallace Stegner] Madden, David (editor). Rediscoveries. NY, Crown, 1971, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. There was both a hardcover and a wrappered version, includes essays in which well-known novelists "rediscover" neglected fiction by other authors, includes Robert Penn Warren, Evan Connell, Joyce Carol Oates, Anais Nin, Walker Percy as well as Wallace Stegner whose essay "rediscovers" Glenway Wescott's Good-Bye Wisconsin, Colberg B106, this copy Signed by Stegner. Fine. JD3468
$55.00
[Wallace Stegner] Moseley, Hardwick (editor). The Romance of North America. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1958, book club edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Illustrated with maps and photos, Wallace Stegner contributes The Rocky Mountain West, see Colberg B47, this copy Signed by Wallace Stegner, it also includes Bernard DeVoto, Jack Schaefer, and others. Very good. JD3506
$25.00
[Wallace Stegner] Peterson, Diane. Catalogue Twelve Wallace Stegner. Atherton, Diane Peterson Book Lady, Feb. 1992, first edition, self-wrappers. Softcover. Includes 210 items from the collection of Maurice Dunbar, with color photo of Stegner and Dunbar affixed to first preliminary, front cover illustration from Stegner's Beyond The Hundredth Meridian, one of only 150 copies of this Catalogue 12, an excellent reference, this copy Signed by Wallace Stegner. Fine. JD3490
$75.00
[Wallace Stegner] Peterson, Diane. Catalogue Twelve Wallace Stegner. Atherton, Diane Peterson Book Lady, Feb. 1992, first edition, self-wrappers. Softcover. Includes 210 items from the collection of Maurice Dunbar, with color photo of Stegner and Dunbar affixed to first preliminary, front cover illustration from Stegner's Beyond The Hundredth Meridian, one of only 150 copies of this Catalogue 12, an excellent reference, this copy Signed by Wallace Stegner, also signed by Diane Peterson. Fine. JD30653
$85.00
[Wallace Stegner] Schaefer, Jack (editor). Out West. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1955, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. An anthology that includes The Colt by Wallace Stegner, Colberg B35, this copy Signed by Wallace Stegner, it also includes Mary Austin, Jack London, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Bret Harte, Mari Sandoz, Owen Wister, and many others. Very good plus. JD3510
$150.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Page. The Edge. NY, Dial Press, Jan. 5, 1968, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Novel, this is a Review Copy with a review slip, this copy Signed by Page Stegner. Near fine in a very good jacket. JD3512
$65.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace (editor). Stanford Short Stories 1946. Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1947, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. The first book in this important series, edited by Wallace Stegner who created the creative writing program at Stanford which over the years gave rise to such authors as Larry McMurtry, Robert Stone, Wendell Berry, etc., one of only 750 copies, Stegner also contributes the preface, it includes work by Jean Byers, Eugene Burdick, etc., Colberg B13, this copy Inscribed by Wallace Stegner to bookseller Sylvia Asendorf ("For Sylvia Asendorf,/for her antique collection./Wallace Stegner"), a terrific association as Asendorf is an out-of-print bookseller in Stegner's home city of Los Altos Hills, CA and who was an integral part of the Stegner's lives, she helped Stegner's widow, Mary, for example, with a book appraisal after Wallace Stegner died from injuries in a car crash in 1993. Fine in a very good plus jacket. JD32100
$250.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Etulain, Richard W. Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature. Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press, 1983, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes a foreword by Norman Cousins, illustrated with photos by Leo Holub, also includes an afterword by Etulain, one of 2,000 copies, Colberg A30.1, this copy Signed by Stegner . As new. JD3485
$350.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Etulain, Richard W. Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature. Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press, 1983, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes a foreword by Norman Cousins, illustrated with photos by Leo Holub, also includes an afterword by Etulain, one of 2,000 copies, Colberg A30.1, this was Lawrence Clark Powell's copy with his modest bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Fine. JD5289
$125.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Etulain, Richard W. Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature. Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press, 1983, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes a foreword by Norman Cousins, illustrated with photos by Leo Holub, also includes an afterword by Etulain, one of 2,000 copies, Colberg A30.1, this copy Inscribed by Stegner . Top and fore edges foxed, else fine. JD28894
$250.00
[John Steinbeck] Stegner, Wallace and Mary (editors). Great American Short Stories. NY, Dell, 1959, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. Both editors provide the introduction, fourth printing overall, but the first 15-cent "special student edition," includes John Steinbeck's The Snake, pages 410-422, this issue not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes William Faulkner, Edgar Allan Poe, Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton, and others, this copy Signed by both editors, this was Graham Wilson's copy, he was chairman emeritus of the English Department at San Francisco State University, with his ownership sticker and pencil notes throughout. Very good. JD29617
$65.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Mary (editors). Great American Short Stories. NY, Dell, August 1957, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. LC 103, it includes an introduction by both Stegners, contributors include John Steinbeck (The Snake, 410-422, Goldstone & Payne B103), Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, James Thurber, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Edgar Allen Poe, and many others, although recorded by Colberg as B44, it probably should have been classified as a Stegner "A" item. Very good-plus. JD5220
$35.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Mary (editors). Great American Short Stories. NY, Dell, 1957, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. LC 103, it includes an introduction by both Stegners, contributors include John Steinbeck (The Snake, 410-422, Goldstone & Payne B103), Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, James Thurber, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Edgar Allan Poe, and many others, although recorded by Colberg as B44, it probably should have been classified as a Stegner "A" item, this copy Signed by both Stegners. Very good-plus. JD29600
$175.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Mary. An Archive of Letters. Los Altos Hills, Wallace and Mary Stegner, 1982-2004, first edition. A large grouping of letters and postcards from both Wallace and Mary Stegner to this bookseller, some are typed and others are entirely in their hand, all are signed, there are six communications from Mary Stegner, all written after the 1993 death of her husband, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author and well-known conservationist, the founder of the creative writing program at Stanford University, and dean of Western writers who influenced so many writers for so many years, there are seven letters from Wallace Stegner and 12 postcards, all are signed, either as "Wally" or signed in full, most of these communications are thank you notes or Stegner's agreeing to sign books, but a few also touch on the then-forthcoming Stegner bibliography. Generally fine. JD30709
$650.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Page. American Places. NY, Dutton, 1981, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Illustrated by Eliot Porter photos, see Colberg A27.1.a (which doesn't record this smooth sail cloth binding). Ink inscription, else fine in a price-clipped jacket. JD1275
$35.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Scowcroft, Richard (editors, with Nancy Packer). Stanford Short Stories 1968. Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1968, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Review Copy with review slip, this was the last book issued in this important series, one of only 900 copies, it includes James Houston, Al Young, and others, Colberg B13. Very fine in a very nearly fine dj. JD1398
$75.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Scowcroft, Richard (editors). Stanford Short Stories 1951. Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1951, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes Clay Putman and others, Colberg B13, one of 1,000 copies. Fine in a very good plus jacket. JD3497
$45.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Scowcroft, Richard (editors). Stanford Short Stories 1953. Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1953, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Preface by Stegner, much of which is excerpted on the rear jacket panel, Colberg B13, one of 800 copies, although not called for, this copy is Signed by Wallace Stegner. Jacket aged, else fine. JD27159
$100.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace and Scowcroft, Richard (editors). Stanford Short Stories 1964. Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1964, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes Robert Stone's first book appearance, Geraldine, as well as Walk Don't Run, both "excerpted from a novel which will be published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in the Fall of 1965," Colberg B13, one of 1,000 copies, although not called for, this copy is Signed by Wallace Stegner. Ink name, else fine in a very good jacket. JD27164
$150.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. 20-20 Vision: In Celebration of the Peninsula Hills. Palo Alto, Green Foothills Foundation, 1982, first and only edition, printed and illustrated self-wrappers. Softcover. Main text by Stegner, also includes some text by members of the Committee for Green Foothills, edited by Phyllis Filiberti Butler, one of 1,500 copies printed as a fund-raiser, Colberg A29, this copy Signed by Stegner. A little rumpled, else fine. JD3462
$250.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. A Shooting Star. NY, Viking, 1961, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Colberg A15.1.a. Very good. JD1316
$35.00
[Steinbeckiana] Stegner, Wallace. Afterword to John Steinbeck's Flight By Wallace Stegner. n.p. (Covelo), n.p. (Yolla Bolly Press), n.d. (1984), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. This is the first separate printing of Stegner's afterword to the Steinbeck short story which had been produced by the Yolla Bolly Press in 1984 as a beautiful signed/limited edition illustrated by Karin Wikstrom, according to Yolla Bolly Press co-publisher, Carolyn Robertson, this separate printing was made from over-run sheets that were later bound with printed wrappers by the Yolla Bolly Press to be used as small presentations to eminent visitors and the like, it even includes the (unsigned) limitation page, this afterword also includes one of the six woodblock illustrations used in the published book, not recorded by Colberg. Fine. JD28778
$100.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Angle of Repose. NY, "McCall's", April 1971, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Colberg D55. Near fine. JD3426
$25.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Angle of Repose. Garden City, Doubleday, 1971, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the West and one of his most beloved books, Colberg A22.l.a, produced during Doubleday's infamous period of poor productions, yet this is still a very nice copy, nicer still because it is a complimentary copy, so stamped on the front pastedown. Fine in a very good plus jacket. JD31440
$400.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Angle of Repose. Garden City, Doubleday, 1971, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the West and one of his most beloved books, Colberg A22.l.a, produced during Doubleday's infamous period of poor productions, yet this is still a very nice copy. Bit of age and slight extremity wear to jacket, else nearly fine. JD31895
$275.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Angle of Repose. Garden City, Doubleday, 1971, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the West and one of his most beloved books, Colberg A22.l.a, produced during Doubleday's infamous period of poor productions. Very good in a terrible jacket. JD32009
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Angle of Repose. Garden City, Doubleday, 1971, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the West and one of his most beloved books, Colberg A22.l.a, produced during Doubleday's infamous period of poor productions, yet this is still a very nice copy, all the more nice in that it was Signed and dated by Stegner in the year of publication at Stanford University where he established the creative writing program in 1946 that taught such literary luminaries as Larry McMurtry, Evan S. Connell, Ken Kesey, Harriet Doerr, Robert Stone, Edward Abbey and a host of others, laid in loosely is a 4X6-inch color photo of Stegner signing copies of Nancy Colberg's bibliography of Stegner, Stegner is flanked by Colberg herself and the book's publisher, Jim Hepson who also wrote the introduction to the bibliography. Very good. JD32010
$1,250.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Angle of Repose. Garden City, Doubleday, 1971, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the West and one of his most beloved books, Colberg A22.l.a, produced during Doubleday's infamous period of poor productions, yet this is still a very nice copy, Stegner established the creative writing program at Stanford University in 1946, he taught such literary luminaries as Larry McMurtry, Evan S. Connell, Ken Kesey, Harriet Doerr, Robert Stone, Edward Abbey and a host of others, even better, this is a Doubleday complimentary copy, so stamped on the front pastedown. Very scarce as this is a fine copy in a bright, clean jacket with one short tear and one nick to the rear jacket panel, else fine. JD32026
$450.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Clarence Edward Dutton An Appraisal. Salt Lake City, University of Utah, n.d. (1935), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Author's First Book, a legendary rarity, the text is followed by a bibliography of Dutton's writing, the text is a condensation of Stegner's thesis at the State University of Iowa in 1935 (that titled Clarence Edward Dutton, Geologist and Man of Letters), Colberg A1, Colberg indicates two copies found - one belonging to Stegner and one at the Library of Congress, Stegner himself indicated to this bookseller that he owned three copies, one of which went to a noted Stegner collector, one of which his widow, Mary, retained for the family, and one that she gave to a Bay Area bookseller well-associated with the Stegners, Sylvia Asendorf, to whom Mrs. Stegner Inscribed this copy ("Sylvia, thank you for all/your help./Fondly/Mary Stegner"). Minor age to wrappers and two small paper scrapes to rear wrapper, else fine. JD2970
$15,000.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner. NY, Random House, 1990, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A wonderful anthology that includes Two Rivers, The Blue-Winged Teal, etc., this copy Inscribed by Stegner to this bookseller. Fine. JD1519
$250.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Conductivity in Fiction. Charlottesville, "The Virginia Quarterly Review", Summer 1939, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This appearance by Stegner not recorded by Colberg, the issue also includes A Western Journey by Thomas Wolfe as well as a brief review of The Grapes of Wrath. Bright very good plus. JD3421
$45.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Crossing to Safety. NY, Random House, 1987, first trade edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is perhaps the finest novel ever written about friendship, published when Stegner was 78 years old, Colberg A33.2.a. Fine. JD28582
$100.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Discovery!. Beirut, An Export Book, Jan. 1971, first edition, illustrated wrappers. Softcover. Privately printed for Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company), none of which were for sale, this first appeared serially in "Aramco World Magazine" from January 1968 through August 1970, this is the correct first edition with the front cover noting that Stegner is the author of The Big Rock Candy Mountain and All The Little Live Things, Colberg A21.1.a, this copy Signed by Stegner. Fine. JD2451
$275.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Discovery!. Beirut, An Export Book, 1971, third printing, wrappers. Softcover. Privately printed for Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company), none of which were for sale, the book first apeared serially in Aramco World Magazine, although this states first printing, it obviously dates to 1972 as the red front cover notes that Stegner won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Angle of Repose, the text as is the same as the true first edition, Colberg A21.1.c. Very good plus. JD3382
$35.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Discovery!. n.p., An Export Book, n.d. (c.1971), second printing, wrappers. Softcover. Privately printed for Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company) none of which were for sale, this first appeared serially in "Aramco World Magazine," this second printing has a front cover with five photos and doesn't mention any other books authored by Stegner, Colberg A21.1.b, this copy Signed by Stegner. Very good. JD3
$100.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Essays on the West. Helena, "Montana the Magazine of Western History", Autumn 1993, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This issue includes eight essays on Wallace Stegner, essays are by his son, Page, his biographer, Jackson Benson, his co-author, Richard Etulain, his fellow authors, Ivan Doig and William Kittredge, etc. Fine. JD3429
$10.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Fiction: A Lens on Life. n.p. (NY), Viking, n.d. (1960), first edition, self-wrappers. Softcover. First separate printing of this piece which was originally published by "The Saturday Review" on April 22, 1950, this was issued by Viking as a promotional item in anticipation of its publication of Stegner's A Shooting Star, a note in Colberg C67 identifies this book, but it doesn't record it as the "A" item it is. Fine. JD1838
$125.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Fiction: A Lens on Life. n.p. (NY), Viking, n.d. (1960), first edition, self-wrappers. Softcover. First separate printing of this piece which was originally published by "The Saturday Review" on April 22, 1950, this was issued by Viking as a promotional item in anticipation of its publication of Stegner's A Shooting Star, a note in Colberg C67 identifies this book, but it doesn't record it as the "A" item it is, this copy is Signed by Wallace Stegner, very scarce thus. Near fine. JD20229
$350.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Fire and Ice. NY, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is perhaps his most difficult trade title to find, especially with jacket, Stegner estimated that 2,500 copies were printed and that 1,900 of them sold, Colberg A5, this copy carries a vintage inscription by Stegner ("For Elizabeth Patterson--/just an old Indian/love McCall/Wallace Stegner"). Very good. JD3438
$2,500.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night. Stanford, "The Pacific Spectator", Spring 1947, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Colberg C47, this issue also includes C. S. Forester, Oscar Lewis, Bernard De Voto, George R. Stewart, etc. Very good. JD3416
$20.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Look at America: The Central Northwest. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1947, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A handbook for travelers with photos and fold-out map, written by Stegner in collaboration with the editors of "Look," Colberg B16 (although it should have been recorded as the "A" item that it is), this copy Signed by Stegner. Near fine in a very good jacket. JD3440
$200.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Memo to the Mountain Lion. Nevada City, Harold Berliner, 1984, first edition. A printed and illustrated broadside, color illustration of a mountain lion by Wolfgang Lederer followed by Stegner's text, see Colberg A31 which states that these were issued with a Stegner signature, that the print-run was 500, and that they were numbered, actually, none were signed originally, the print-run was 750, and only some were numbered, this copy is Inscribed by Wallace Stegner to this bookseller, now housed in a professionally made frame of wood and glass. As new. JD30622
$450.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. My Pet Achilles, The Amusing Tortoise. Pleasantville, "Reader's Digest", June 1943, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Condensed from "The Atlantic," Colberg D-25. Fine. JD1302
$15.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. New Short Novels, 2. NY, Ballantine Books, 1956, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. This scarce and very collectible Ballantine hardcover was published simultaneously with the paperback, it includes four short novels, the first of which to be selected for inclusion in this book was Stegner's Field Guide to the Western Birds, it also includes Norman Mailer's The Man Who Studied Yoga, Colberg B40 identifies this title, but that undoubtedly was the paperback and not this very scarce Ballantine hardcover (an extremely collectible series in its own right), this copy bound in slate blue cloth with black lettering on the spine, it is one of four known bindings, there is no priority established (the others are pale blue, aqua green, and red, all with black lettering). Very good plus. JD1964
$500.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. New Short Novels, 2. NY, Ballantine Books, 1956, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. This scarce and very collectible Ballantine hardcover was published simultaneously with the paperback, it includes four short novels, the first of which to be selected for inclusion in this book was Stegner's Field Guide to the Western Birds, it also includes Norman Mailer's The Man Who Studied Yoga, Colberg B40 identifies this title, but that undoubtedly was the paperback and not this very scarce Ballantine hardcover (an extremely collectible series in its own right), this copy bound in slate blue cloth with black lettering on the spine, one of four known bindings, there is no priority established (the others are pale blue, aqua green, and red, all with black lettering). Very good . JD27471
$550.00
[Modern Literature] Stegner, Wallace. On the Teaching of Creative Writing. Hanover, Dartmouth College, 1988, first edition. Patterned boards, issued without dust jacket, these are Stegner's responses to a series of questions posed to him while he was a scholar in residence at Dartmouth in June and July 1980, edited by Edward Connery Lathem, frontispiece photo of Stegner, not recorded by Colberg, this copy Signed by Stegner with a generic "best wishes". Fine. JD32098
$150.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. On The Writing Of History. n.p., n.p. (George Pfeiffer III), n.d. (Feb. 1989), first edition, self-wrappers. Softcover. This is the first separate printing of Wallace Stegner's first article in "American West" published when he became its editor-in-chief in 1965, George Pfeiffer, the magazine's publisher, produced this separate printing as a book both to celebrate Stegner's 80th birthday and as a fund-raiser for the Duveneck Family History Room in Los Altos, limited to 100 copies Signed by Stegner, the book became out-of-print immediately, this copy is one of 10 "extra" copies printed, but not bound with the printed wrappers, these were later Signed by Stegner, these copies were given to Sylvia Asendorf, a Los Altos bookseller who had compiled a list of Stegner books printed at the rear of the book, this "extra" copy includes an ALS from Asendorf which gives some history of the book and which notes "Only you and I have these Ônaked' copies," obviously scarce. Fine. JD1249
$200.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. On the Writing of History. Helena, Western History Association, October 1965, first edition, printed wrappers. Softcover. Reprinted as a keepsake from the Fall 1965 issue of "The American West," Colberg E5. A bit of soiling and use. JD3409
$100.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. One Last Wilderness. NY, "Scribner's", January 1939, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. 16-20, 44, 46-51, 60-65, an early fiction appearance by a master of the short story, a "story of the modern west," in this vintage magazine, Colberg D12. Very good. JD2637
$35.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. One Way To Spell Man. Garden City, Doubleday, 1982, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Review Copy with review slip, these are essays with a Western bias, Colberg A28.l. Fine. JD813
$150.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. One Way To Spell Man. Garden City, Doubleday, 1982, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Advance copy, an uncorrected proof, truly uncorrected (unlike proofs of today), these "essays with a Western bias" differ bibliographically from the published version, affixed to the front cover is an information sheet from Doubleday which blacks out the original title (Recognitions), this proof is not recorded by the Colberg bibliography. Minor discoloration from the glue used to affix the publisher's information sheet, else fine. JD1395
$275.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. One Way To Spell Man. Garden City, Doubleday, 1982, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Advance copy, an uncorrected proof, truly uncorrected (unlike proofs of today), these "essays with a Western bias" differ bibliographically from the published version, this proof is not recorded by the Colberg bibliography. Discoloration to front cover where publisher's information sheet was once affixed, title/author/publisher written in ink on spine, else very good. JD5931
$75.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Our Saddest War. Chicago, "Coronet", April 1961, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Stegner writes about the Civil War, Colberg C113, illustrated with 20 pages of rare photos. Covers moderately worn, else very good. JD3412
$15.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Recapitulation. Garden City, Doubleday, 1979, first trade edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Colberg A26.2.a, Signed by Stegner. Fine. JD1237
$250.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Recapitulation. Garden City, Doubleday, 1979, first trade edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Colberg A26.2.a. Some age and wear, else near fine. JD1315
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Recapitulation. Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1979, first edition. Issued without jacket, bound in full leather, de luxe binding, includes a special message from Stegner to subscribers, this is the true first edition preceding the Doubleday trade edition, Colberg A26.1.a. Fine. JD1507
$35.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Recapitulation. Franklin Center, The Franklin Library, 1979, first edition. Issued without jacket, full leather, de luxe binding, AEG, moire endpapers, ribbon marker, this unsigned limited edition precedes the Doubleday trade edition, it includes a special message from Stegner to subscribers as well as the separately-printed "Notes from the Editors" about Stegner and this book, Colberg A26.1.a, although not called for, this copy has been Signed by Stegner. Fine. JD3482
$250.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Robert Frost & Bernard De Voto. n.p., Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, 1974, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Printed as a Club keepsake, published for the Robert Frost Centennial Exhibit at Stanford University in 1974, it includes a photo of Frost and Stegner as well as a reproduction of a Frost letter to De Voto, although the book states that it is one of 125 copies, Colberg A23 states that there were 1,000 copies printed with 125 reserved for the Club. Some handling wear, thus near fine. JD3209
$75.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Robert Frost & Bernard De Voto. n.p., Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, 1974, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Printed as a Club keepsake, published for the Robert Frost Centennial Exhibit at Stanford University in 1974, it includes a photo of Frost and Stegner as well as a reproduction of a Frost letter to De Voto, although the book states that it is one of 125 copies, Colberg A23 states that there were 1,000 copies printed with 125 reserved for the Club. Fine. JD31194
$75.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The American Novel. NY, Basic Books, 1965, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Edited by Stegner, this book studies the American novel from James Fenimore Cooper to William Faulkner with chapters on the various authors by a variety of writers, authors studied include Melville, Twain, Dreiser, Wharton, London, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, etc. Stegner also provides the preface as well as a chapter on Willa Cather, Colberg B81 (although it should have been recorded as an "A" item). Fine in a jacket with moderate foxing along the rear jacket fold, else nearly fine. JD31433
$75.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The Big Rock Candy Mountain. NY, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His "big" book which was also the source for some of his best short stories, red brick cloth binding, one of several binding types, with a Review Slip from the publisher, Colberg A7.1.a, this copy Signed by Stegner. Produced with wartime materials, but still a very good copy with some tape reinforcements to the verso of the jacket. JD1296
$2,500.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The Blue-Winged Teal. n.p. (Logan), Perfection Form, 1979, first edition, self-wrappers. Softcover. First separate printing in English, a "Tale Blazer" book with student exercises at the end, a very scarce book, Colberg D39 notes that there was this book, but doesn't note it as the "A" item it is, this copy Signed by Stegner with "Best Wishes". Very good plus. JD32099
$150.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The Chink. Boston, "The Atlantic", Sept. 1940, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Colberg D15, this copy Signed by Wallace Stegner, the issue also includes William L. Shirer, May Sarton, etc. Bright, clean copy. JD3422
$55.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The City of the Living. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1956, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Colberg A14.1.a, one of about 4,000 copies, a master of the short story, this volume includes some of his best work such as The Blue-Winged Teal, The Volunteer, and Field Guide to the Western Birds, this was Edith Ronald Mirrilees's copy with her signature of "Mirrilees" on the front free endpaper, Mirrilees was the most influential of John Steinbeck's English professors at Stanford University, and she also taught at Stanford with Wallace Stegner. Very good copy of a cheaply-produced book with a price-clipped jacket. JD32409
$150.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The Potter's House. Muscatine, The Prairie Press, 1938, first edition. One of just 490 hardcover copies of Stegner's elusive third book, color first letters of each chapter and with the running heads at the side of pages, with red page numbers, this is a great private press production, the book was dedicated to Philip and Margaret Gray, the friends of Stegner who were the models for the characters in his acclaimed novel, Crossing to Safety, Colberg A3. Clean and bright, at least very nearly fine. JD32406
$2,000.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The Sense of Place. Madison, Wisconsin Humanities Committee, 1986, first edition, dust jacket. Softcover. One of only 200 numbered copies printed at the Silver Buckle Press, bound in wrappers with printed dust jacket wrapped around, illustrated by Katherine Kuehn, Colberg A32 errs in stating that this is the first "and only" edition. Fine. JD1537
$200.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The Sound of Mountain Water. Garden City, Doubleday, 1969, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is the very scarce unrecorded first issue without periodical credits on the copyright page, Colberg A20.1.a notes: "All copies of the first printing were recalled because credit lines were left out," but, as this copy proves, not "All" copies were in fact recalled, this copy a Doubleday complimentary copy, so-stamped on the front pastedown, these pieces on the changing American West include sections on Willa Cather, Bret Harte, Bernard DeVoto as well as Stegner's famous Wilderness Letter. Near fine in a fine jacket. JD1459
$375.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The Spectator Bird. Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1976, first edition. Issued without jacket, full leather, de luxe binding, illustrated, with Stegner's special message to subscribers, winner of the National Book Award, it precedes the Doubleday trade edition by one week, Colberg A25.1.a, includes a brief booklet from the publisher about the book and Stegner laid in. Fine. JD1301
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The Trail of the Hawkeye. NY, "Saturday Review", July 30, 1938, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the cover story (on Iowa writers), Colberg C6, this copy Signed by Stegner. Library stamp to front, else very good. JD3465
$65.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The Uneasy Chair. Garden City, Doubleday, Feb. 15, 1974, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A biography of his friend and mentor, Bernard DeVoto, photo-illustrated, this is a Review Copy with review slip. Fine in a jacket with a one-inch tear and several edge nicks. JD2210
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The Uneasy Chair. Garden City, Doubleday, 1974, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Advance copy, this is an unrevised confidential proof of his biography of his friend and mentor, Bernard De Voto, bound from the long galleys, unlike most present-day proofs, this is a true "in-house" proof printed on rectos only which carry a "FINAL GALLEY" slug on each page, it includes Stegner's lengthy chapter notes at the end, no proof state is recorded by the Colberg bibliography. This large and bulky proof was cheaply-produced, there is a small sticker on the spine with the title penciled in, there is a small sheet of publication information taped to the front (unprinted) wrapper, and upside down on the bottom of the front wrapper is a person's name (I. Smith) under which are the letters G. C. JD2916
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. The War Between the Rough Riders and the Bird Watchers. Berkeley, "Sierra Club Bulletin", May 1959, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Colberg C107. Fine. JD3432
$25.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. To A Young Writer. Salt Lake City, Red Butte Press, 2009, first edition. One of 125 copies, Stegner's essay was first published in "The Atlantic" in 1959 and was later reprinted in two of his books, One Way to Spell Man (1982) and On Teaching and Writing Fiction (2002), this special edition also includes a dedication by Wendell Berry and an introduction by Lynn Stegner, illustrated with three original engravings by Barry Moser including a frontispiece portrait of Wallace Stegner, this beautiful fine press book is bound in cloth, wood, and calfskin and is housed in a clamshell box, published in concert with the centennial of Stegner's birth, the 28-page book measures 13X9 inches, printed on handmade cotton paper, with the prospectus laid in loosely. As new. JD27348
$800.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Utah. "Holiday", Sept. 1948, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the lead article, Colberg C57, this copy Signed by Stegner. Light wear, else excellent. JD3433
$55.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Wallace Stegner. NY, "At Random", Fall 1993, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A magazine published by Random House about books, writers, and writing, it includes A National Treasure: Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) with photo and text, 11, as well as Word Place with photo and text, 80. Fine. JD3420
$15.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs. NY, Random House, April 3, 1992, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Advance Copy, an uncorrected proof, Stegner provides his own introduction, it includes On Steinbeck's Story "Flight" as well as other essays about living and writing in the West, this copy Signed by Wallace Stegner. Ink cover date, else very fine. JD1573
$150.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Wolf Willow. NY, Viking, 1962, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Part history, part fiction, and part memory of Stegner Country, Colberg A16.1.a. Jacket age-darkened along spine, else fine. JD1317
$150.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Wolf Willow. NY, Viking, 1962, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Part history, part fiction, part memory of the last plains frontier, evocative of Stegner's sense of place, Colberg A16.1.a. Fine in a price-clipped jacket that is ever so slightly darkened along the spine, else especially bright and clean. JD6747
$150.00
[Wallace Stegner] (Stegner, Wallace). The Random House Preview Spring 1990. NY, Random House, n.d. (1989), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Includes selections from Peter Matthiessen, Seth Morgan, Maya Angelou, and Wallace Stegner who offers The Traveler from his then-forthcoming Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner, this copy is Signed by Stegner. Fine. JD2
$60.00
[Wallace Stegner] (Stegner, Wallace). Wallace Stegner photograph. . An 8X10-inch color glossy photograph of Stegner sitting in a chair in his California home, he looks directly into the camera, the author won both the Pulitzer Prize (Angle of Repose) and the National Book Award (The Spectator Bird), signed on the verso by the photographer. As new. JD2060
$35.00
[Wallace Stegner] (Stegner, Wallace). Wallace Stegner. Berkeley, Digger Pine Press, n.d. (c.1993), first edition. A letterpress-printed broadside, c.10X7 inches, designed and printed by Alan Hillesheim, printed as a tribute to the memory and work of Wallace Stegner by the San Francisco Bay Area Book Council which had awarded Stegner the Fred Cody Award for lifetime achievement, the perimeter of the broadside prints many of his book titles, it also excerpts a small piece from Angle of Repose, now housed in a professionally made frame of glass and wood. As new. JD3539
$65.00
[Wallace Stegner] Wallace, David Rains. The Wilder Shore. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 1984, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This Yolla Bolly Press book was distributed in this trade edition by Random House, beautifully illustrated by Morley Baer photographs, foreword by Wallace Stegner which he has Signed, Colberg B149. Fine. JD3515
$100.00
[Wallace Stegner] West, Ray B. (editor). The Rocky Mountain Reader. NY, Dutton, 1946, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. An anthology that includes Wallace Stegner who offers Arcadian Village, an excerpt from his Mormon Country, Colberg B12, it also includes Bernard DeVoto, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Vardis Fisher, and others. Near fine in a very good jacket. JD3513
$65.00

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