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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $22.00

Seller ID: 39702


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... View more info

At Play in the Fields of the Lord

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $22.50

Seller ID: 55955


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. View more info

Partisans

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 00300


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. View more info

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Oomingmack: The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Hastings House: 1967

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s10022


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. View more info

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Race Rock

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: s1232


NY: Harper & Brothers, 1954. 1st ed. Hardcover. Author’s 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. View more info

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Profile: Cesar Chavez

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, UAW Western Region 6: 1969

Edition: First thus

Seller ID: 022021


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. View more info

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Fair Angelica / Black Cargoes - Original screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship during the middle passage, circa 1835

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $4,500.00

Publisher: 1972

Seller ID: s180622m


Original unpublished and unproduced screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship [the Fair Angelica] navigating the middle passage, circa 1835. A very unusual subject for Matthiessen. “Fair Angelica” is a first draft, typed carbon, 123 loose leaves -- an agency copy used to solicit producers and investors -- one of whom was the progressive filmmaker Martin Ritt. “Black Cargoes” is a revised and retitled draft, 112 pp. in black studio 2-post covers. Mostly mimeographed, but with a dozen typed and corrected pages interleaved; numerous holographic additions or changes throughout b... View more info

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Oomingmak

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY: Hastings House: 1967

Inscription: Signed by PM on title page

Seller ID: s1806222n


1st ed., 12mo, sienna cloth. An unusual small volume written for young adults, perhaps for use in schools; an account of an expedition to an island in the Bering Sea inhabited by musk oxen. Illustrated with Matthiessen's photographs. Fine, virtually pristine copy in fine d/w with some sunning at bottom of spine and small nick at top. Signed on title page. View more info

The Shorebirds of North America - Limited Leather-bound Edition

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $500.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1967

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622o

Condition: Fine.


Large folio edited by Gardner Stout and illustrated by Robert Verity Clem, with text by Matthiessen. A landmark volume, considered the standard book in the field. Color paintings of shorebirds in their natural habitats, as well as pencil drawings. Deluxe edition, bound in full leather, No. 97 of 350 copies signed by all of the four authors/artists. Small ¾” scratch at top of spine, otherwise fine in original slipcase. View more info

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Sal Si Puedes [Signed by both PM and Cesar Chavez]

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $625.00

Publisher: NY: Random House: 1969

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622q


A nonfiction account of Cesar Chavez and the struggles of the United Farm Workers to form a migrant workers' union to end the dramatic exploitation of temporary farm labor that was so prevalent in the 1960s and 70s. This book was the subject of a lawsuit, and later issues of the first edition came with a legal disclaimer pasted in. Matthiessen also revised it, and a new edition was issued a couple of years later. A significant piece of reporting and social criticism, chronicling one of the important labor movements of the Sixties. signed by Matthiessen and by Cesar Chavez, who comments "This... View more info

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Profile: Cesar Chavez [Signed by both PM and Cesar Chavez]

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $625.00

Publisher: Los Angeles: UAW Western Region Six: 1969

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622r


24pp, Union offprint from the June 21 and June 28, 1969 issues of the New Yorker. The origin of what would later be expanded to Sal Si Puedes. Fine and bright in stapled wrappers; no tears, chips or markings. Signed by both Matthiessen and Chavez on the front cover. The only copy we are aware of signed by both. View more info

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Race Rock.

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY: Harper & Brothers: 1954

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622a


The author's first novel, published just after he returned from Paris, where he helped found the Paris Review. Very Good-near fine in VG d/w. The book itself is clean, bright and tight; the only interior flaw is a prior owner’s inked signature at top of FFEP. No rubbing or chipping to covers, as often bound, but a thin fade line at top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket is not price-clipped but spine is lightly rubbed at top and bottom with some age-toning. View more info

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Partisans [Advance Review Copy].

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $425.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1955

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622b


Partisans [Advance Review Copy]. NY: Viking, 1955. 1st ed.,12mo, blue/beige cloth. His second novel, set in Paris. Featuring communism, street people, and an idealistic American journalist. The novel explores the need for political commitment in the face of poverty and injustice. Advance review copy with publisher’s review slip and author’s photograph laid in. A fine, pristine copy in fine d/w with some very minor edgewear at bottom. Signed by Matthiessen on title page. View more info

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Raditzer.

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY: Viking Press: 1961

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622c


1st ed., 12mo, blue boards, ¼ cloth. Matthiessen’s third novel, a tale of the sea in which a rich young man enlists in the navy and befriends a vicious opportunist. A fine copy; Pristine appearance overall with just a hint of surface wear to boards but a 1” partial separation of front FFEP at top of hinge. Dustjacket has a tiny bit of surface wear on bottom edge. Despite these minor flaws, this book is notoriously prone to wear and this is one of the best copies we have seen. View more info

The Tree Where Man Was Born / The African Experience [Photos by Eliot Porter] [Signed Copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY: Dutton: 1972

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622d


NY: Dutton, 1972. 4to, brown cloth. Essays by PM with color photos by Porter. A pristine copy of the first edition in the first issue dust jacket with both the $17.50 price and the introductory $14.95 price good until October 25, 1972. Most first issue jackets are found clipped so that only the higher price shows. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page. View more info

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The Cloud Forest / A Chronicle of the South America Wilderness. [Signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $225.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1961

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622e


1st ed., 8vo, black cloth. A chronicle of a journey through the Amazon wilderness. Matthiessen's second book of nonfiction and the first of his numerous personal accounts of travel and exploration. Fine in d/w. Except for a clean bookplate on verso of front flyleaf, a pristine copy; the best one we have seen in more than 30 years of collecting PM’s work. Signed on title page. View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. First State Review Copy with Publisher’s Errata Laid In. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $525.00

Publisher: NY: Viking, (1962). : 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622f


1st ed., 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and contrary to the Table of Contents (against the wishes of Matthiessen who oversaw the design.) Some copies were sent to reviewers with a mimeographed erra... View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. 1st issue, second state. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $90.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622g


1st ed., first issue, second state,. 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and contrary to the Table of Contents (against the wishes of Matthiessen who oversaw the design.) Some copies were sent to review... View more info

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Blue Meridian/The Search for the Great White Shark [Signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY: Random House: 1971

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622s

Condition: Near fine.


1st ed., 8vo, cream and blue cloth. Matthiessen accompanies a crew of professional divers on a world-ranging expedition to find and film the great white shark. Adapted for the film Blue Water/White Death. Near fine in d/w. The book itself is bright and tight with no interior flaws; there is a thin line of sun fading at top and bottom of spine and a small, light smudge at front top edge. The dustjacket has a narrow band of toning at top and bottom of flaps and a ¼” nick to front flap. Signed on title page. View more info

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The Valley / Original Screenplay about migrant farmworkers in California, 1972

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $2,800.00

Publisher: Sagaponack NY, 1972

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622t

Condition: fine.


First draft, original typescript for an unpublished and unproduced screenplay about migrant farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley of California. A fictional treatment exploring some of the labor issues Matthiessen explored in his sojourns with Cesar Chavez and his 1969 nonfiction book Sal Si Puedes. 86 typescript pages, with a duplicate final page containing two holographic corrections by Matthiessen and handwritten delivery instructions to his Hollywood agent. Together with a brief handwritten note two decades later about the possibility that the screen-play might still be optioned. This... View more info