Bound for Glory

Bound for Glory. Woody Guthrie.
Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
Guthrie’s rollicking semi-autobiographical account of his life as a wayward hobo
Bound for Glory

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1943. First edition. A superior copy of Guthrie's iconic book. A Nearly Fine copy in like dust jacket. Spine gilt a bit dulled (as usual) and a small bookseller's ticket on the rear paste-down. In a Near Fine dust jacket with bright, unfaded colors and just trivial wear (and small chips) at the spine ends. Extremely uncommon in this condition.

Woody Guthrie’s rollicking semi-autobiographical account of his life as a wayward hobo, culminating in the beginning of his musical career. The idea for the book was suggested to Guthrie by Alan Lomax, who had read a lot of Guthrie’s unpublished writing and thought he had a real verve for storytelling. Another friend of Guthrie’s, the dancer Marjorie Mazia, helped edit the work for him up until its publication. The book was adapted into a Hal Ashby film in 1976, which starred David Carradine and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture – and would win one for Best Cinematography. “His book is an eloquent piece of writing, wild as a train whistle in the mountains, a scrumptious picture of fighting, carousing, singing, laughing migratory America…” (Contemporary New York Times review)
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #2140)

Price: $7,500