The King's Pines of Idaho(A Story of the Browns of McCall) by Grace Edgington Jordan was published by Binfords & Mort, Publishers, in 1961. Not an ex-library copy, this 5 1/2" X 8 1/4", 295-page, believed-to-be First Edition offering, Signed by no less than nine(9) persons pertinent to this book, is in VG-/G condition. The book is in overall quite nice physical shape, although there is some modest yellowing of text's pages, and a rather mild vertical crease down the centers of pages 25-40(in other words, a sequence of 8 pages). The dust jacket shows somewhat more wear, having done such a nice job of protecting this 50-year-old volume. There is fairly noticeable shelf wear at top edge, and somewhat less so at bottom edge, of jacket's spine, some clear taping was necessary at 4-5 random spots to repair beginnings of small tears, and the top corner of front inside jacket flap has been price clipped. From back inside jacket flap, "[This book] is typical Idaho. It records a successful struggle against raw nature, an era in the development of the West that can never return. It is Western Americana and first-rate reading. .In great detail, [the author] has written the story of an Idaho family which is at the same time a story of the development of one of Idaho's major industries. Carl Brown and his lumber business grew while Idaho grew from a frontier wilderness to a modern state. Those were big days, and it is good for us to be able to relive them in this book." As noted earlier, THIS BOOK IS SIGNED BY NINE INDIVIDUALS: seven of them are real-life, principal characters within the story itself, and the other two are the book's author(who has SIGNED beneath her printed name on the bottom half of the main Title Page) and the artist responsible for the oil painting, on the jacket's front cover section, of the Brown Tie and Lumber Company as it looked in 1940. THE LIST OF SIGNATURES, all found beneath the printed Dedication on reverse side of the main Title Page, include Carl and Ida Brown(patriarch and matriarch of the McCall, Idaho Browns); Dorothy B. Beyerle, Betty Brown Harwood, and Warren H. Brown, three of Carl and Ida's offspring; Emma Day, the previously mentioned artist responsible for the front cover art; and, finally, Theodore Hoff, long-time business partner of Carl Brown, and Hannah J. Hoff, Theodore's wife. To further bring all of these people to life, not to mention other people and places mentioned throughout the story, there are some 16 pages of black and white photographs from Brown family archives accompanying the text. FYI, there is also, following the book's Foreword, a full-page listing of "Principal Characters of This Book"(to help keep the unusually large number of characters in this American success story, Idaho style, straight). Thank you very much!!. N° de ref. de la librería 005134
Título: The King's Pines of Idaho, A Story of the ...
Editorial: Binfords & Mort Publishers
Año de publicación: 1961
Condición del libro:Very Good -
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author and Eight Peo
Edición: First Edition