When Oil Ran Red. Clay Randall.

When Oil Ran Red

New York: Random House, 1953.

First Edition. Hardcover. 7 5/8" X 5 1/4". 246pp. Presents nicely in protective archival sleeved dust jacket. Moderate edgewear to price-clipped dust jacket, with light chipping to extremities, scattered rubbing, and dust soiling. Brown cloth over boards, with spine lettered in white over black and cowboy on horse device stamped in white. Mild edgewear to binding. Slight lean to spine. Black topstain. Small stain to fore-edge. Lacking front free endpaper, hence the fair condition note, else very good +. Binding is sound and firm. Pages are clean and unmarked. An attractive first printing copy of Clay Randall's western novel about "roving cowpuncher" Grant Lansford, a "story packed with tough, hardcase characters, Homeric fistfights, double-crossing, the eruption of a gusher oil well, a nitro-glycerine explosion and passionate love-making" (front flap) in dust jacket by Jules Gottlieb. Fair / very good. Item #2437

Price: $20.00

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