A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old West. CALIFORNIA FICTION, Frank NORRIS.

A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old West

New York: Doubleday, Page, 1903. First Edition. First printing. Blanck's issue "B", with sheets bulking to 3/4". Octavo (23cm). Original gilt-stamped red cloth (hardcover); 272pp; teg; frontis and three inserted leaves of plates. Fore edge untrimmed. A clean, solid, bright copy, gilt still bright on spine; easily Near Fine. Small printed bookplate of H.C. Matzke to front pastedown.

Short story collection, including six stories with a California setting. The title story was the source for D.W. Griffith's 1909 silent film "A Corner in Wheat." Blanck notes that the earliest copies in the first printing, those submitted for copyright, were on slightly thicker paper, bulking to 7/8". BAL 15039. BAIRD 1877.

Price: $60.00

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