London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1921).
Hardcover. Original gouache cover art for *The Desert Valley* Signed and dated by illustrator Eugene Hastain. The image measures 12" x 19.5" (17.25" x 25" matted). Near fine with bright colors but some toning to the white sky portions of the image. It is accompanied by the cheaply produced first English edition. Near fine in a price-clipped, very good or better dustwrapper with its original price sticker on the spine, some nicks and tears at the extremities, and tape reinforcing the interior folds. Hastain was a well-known commercial illustrator who illustrated many stories and books including the popular Reginald Arkell "Green Thumb" series of gardening books, as well as the 1930 Bookman's Christmas Portfolio. A nice image of a Native American and his wolf looming above a western cliff side.