Austin: University of Texas Press, 1943.
First Edition. Paperback. 9 1/4" X 6 1/8". 111pp. Printed, oversize wraps show moderate wear, with sunning and creasing to spine and extremities, small tears to head and tail of spine and edges, and toning. Previous owner's name to front pastedown and pencilled notes to front free endpaper. Postcard to collector from one of the great Western Americana antiquarian book dealers Jeff Dykes laid in, with his name to front free endpaper in pencil. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very nice first printing of this guide to the Southwest in history and literature by J. Frank Dobie, designed to "help people of the Southwest see significances in the features of the land to which they belong, to make their environments more interesting to them, their past more alive, to bring them to a realization of the values of their own cultural inheritance, and to stimulate them to observe," (page 7), arising from J. Frank Dobie's University of Texas course "Life and Literature of the Southwest," according to Dobie his "only academic love." Good. Item #4362