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Book Description: Salt Lake City, Red Butte Press, 2009, 2009. Salt Lake City, Red Butte Press, 2009, first edition. No. 11 of 125 copies, Stegner's essay was first published in "The Atlantic" in 1959 and was later reprinted in two of his books, One Way to Spell Man (1982) and On Teaching and Writing Fiction (2002), this special edition also includes a dedication by Wendell Berry and an introduction by Lynn Stegner, illustrated with three original engravings by Barry Moser including a frontispiece portrait of Wallace Stegner, this beautiful fine press book is bound in cloth, wood, and calfskin and is housed in a clamshell box, published in concert with the centennial of Stegner's birth, the 28-page book measures 13X9 inches, printed on handmade cotton paper, with the prospectus laid in loosely. As new, unread, in the original shipment box. Bookseller Inventory # JD27350
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Book Description: Red Butte Press, Salt Lake City, UT, 2009. Leather bound. Barry Moser (illustrator). 1/125. 21pp. Quarto [33.5 cm] 1/4 black leather under matching black cloth boards with a wood inlay to the front board. Housed in maroon cloth clamshell that has a leather label on the spine. Fine as new. The book contains Stegners vivid essay "To a Young Writer," as well an original dedication by Wendell Berry, a foreword by Lynn Stegner, and three original engravings by renowned artist Barry Moser. The print run was limited to 125 copies, this is copy twelve.'To a Young Writer was first published in 'The Atlantic' in 1959, it carries a message that is no less vital today than it was then, and certainly, in view of the status of literature in these times, even more relevant to the struggles of writers undertaking to write seriously of the world they find. "You are scheduled - doomed - to be a serious writer regarding life seriously and reporting to a small audience," Stegner writes to the recipient of 'To a Young Writer.' "Other kinds of writers are both possible and necessary, but this is the kind you are, and it is a good kind." A beautiful handcrafted book from the Red Butte Press. Bookseller Inventory # 20167
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