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Pocahontas and Her World

Carpenter, Frances

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1957
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FIRST EDITION, so stated; presumably first printing but not stated; INSCRIBED AND SIGNED on the front free endpaper "For / William Harlen Gilbert / with gratitude / Frances Carpenter"; from the book collection of the anthropologist William H. Gilbert (my Dad) who had received the book from the author with thanks for reading the manuscript (page following p. 241) ; Fine/Fair to Good, dj shows moderate to severe foxing, ca 2 cm semi-circular tear at top of spine, edges rubbed with small tears; would interest collectors of the work of Frances Carpenter or her geographer father Frank Carpenter; there is for instance a large collection of Frances Carpenter's photos in the Library of Congress -- see http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003653070/ ; Carpenter's book is well written with a surprisingly informative bibliography which Knopf seems to have recognized in undertaking to publish the book; based on this one book about Pocahontas alone one could make a case for her likeness to be on our coinage or paper money as an even more important figure than Sacagawea in our history; hard covers are orange with a gray spine and orange lettering on the spine; multicolored dj features a large color painting of Pocahontas in front of Native American wigwams near Jamestown by artist W. Langdon Kihn; 8vo -- 21.5 x 14.5 centimeters; x + 241 numbered pages Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003113

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Title: Pocahontas and Her World

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: W. Langdon Kihn

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair to Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Triple G Books is owned and operated by an emeritus professor of linguistics, who was also an ardent book collector over the period 1954 to 2007. Books for sale range from linguistics, pidgin & creole languages, sociolinguistics, anthropology, education, and comparative religion through modern first editions and German and Scandinavian books. A number of the books are valuable and hard to find, as for example a 1/2-leather-bound first edition of Alfred Russell Wallace's The Malay Archipelago (2 vols.), recently sold for presentation to the Mayor of London on his visit to Malaysia, and a first edition of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, a novel of the 19th century pointing to a scary future, a continuing revelation to me. Triple G Books stands back of its books in every way.

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