The Virginian

New York: Macmillan, 1902.

Price: $2,500.00

Hardcover. First edition. Rebound in three quarter dark blue morocco with marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, with the original cloth front panel and spine bound in the rear. Ink owner name on the verso of the added marbled endpaper, light rubbing, near fine. Signed under the half title "by Owen Wister Oct 3. 1917." The seminal Western, generally considered the first cowboy novel and the book that defined the genre. Filmed numerous times. Although copies are occasionally offered with Wister letters, actual signed copies of the book are scarce.

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Item #222328 The Virginian. Owen WISTER.

Owen Wister
birth name: Owen Wister
born: 7/14/1860
died: 7/21/1938
nationality: USA

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Novelist whose The Virginian (1902) helped establish the cowboys as an American folk hero and stock fictional character. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore