Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949. First edition. Octavo. Original cream cloth-grain boards, titles to spine and front cover in black. With dust jacket. Housed in a custom brown morocco-backed brown cloth solander box.
Cloth bright and fresh, binding square and tight, light foxing to top edge of book block, contents clean and fresh, a Fine copy in very Nearly Fine jacket, not price-clipped, minor rubbing to edges, short closed tear to head of front and rear panels.
First edition in book form, first printing, this copy in notably attractive condition. Shane is a classic of the western genre and was the author’s first book. The story was initially published in 1946 as a three part serial in the pulp magazine Argosy under the name Rider from Nowhere. Schaefer revised and significantly expanded the work for the present book.
In 1953 Shane was adapted into a film of the same name starring Alan Ladd. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4489)