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1 Matthiessen, PeterAt Play in the Fields of the Lord
Random House, New York, 1965. 1st ed., 1st ptg. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: G. Peter Matthiessen's middle-masterpiece. DJ unclipped, and with price visible ($5.95), but with one-inch piece at upper spine and several smaller chips along top edge. D/W slightly age-darkened as is common.. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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2 Matthiessen, PeterIn the Spirit of Crazy Horse
First edition. NY: Viking, 1983. Fine in price-clipped d/w. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse chronicles the history between the Sioux and the United States government, with emphasis on the 1971 shoot-out at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a 71-day, armed stand-off between federal and state agents and upon the 1975 shootout involving the AIM activist Leonard Peltier in which two FBI agents were killed. Matthiessen investigates his later trial and conviction; and the controversies surrounding the case. Bill Janklow, the former Republican state attorney general and governor of South Dakota, and David Price, an agent with the FBI, filed libel suits against Viking Press for contents of the book. Janklow also filed a suit against the author Matthiessen. In an unusual action, he filed a suit against three South Dakota booksellers for selling copies of the book. Viking Press filed a countersuit against Janklow, which in part alleged he had interfered with the company's constitutional rights to publish and distribute the book. The lawsuits prevented the book from being published in paperback for eight years. The rulings in favor of Matthiessen and the publishers was a major free speech case.. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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3 Matthiessen, PeterOomingmack: The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea
NY: Hastings House, 1967. 1st ed., Matthiessen was a member of the Nunivak Expedition formed to capture a group of musk ox calves to raise for their wool. Black and white photographs by the author. Book is flawless. Dustwrapper has a faded spine and faint sun line 1/4" wide along spine.. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Matthiessen, PeterPartisans
First edition in d/w. Viking Press, 1955. Book: Good - Sound, tight copy but with some age-toning along spine and owner's signature inside front cover. The dust wrapper was trimmed so that it is 1/4" shorter than the book.. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Matthiessen, PeterProfile: Cesar Chavez
Los Angeles: UAW Western Region 6, 1969. First thus, 1st ed., 8-1/2x11" stapled wrappers. Pamphlet offprint published by the UAW of two New Yorker articles [June 21 and 28, 1969, that were the basis for his later book Sal Si Puedes. Signed by Matthiessen on the cover below his name 24 pp. [Nicholas p. 13] A pristine copy.. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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6 Matthiessen, PeterRace Rock
NY: Harper & Brothers, 1954. 1st ed. Hardcover. Authorís first book. Good. Average shelf-wear with some light fading at top and bottom of spine. [The book was very prone to wear; truly fine copies are very scarce.] Penciled page notations inside back cover; light stain on ffep. In tape-repaired d/w with several small tears and light soiling on rear.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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