Color of Ripening SIGNED in Dust Jacket 1949 THORSETH Novel of Logging IWW Wobblies Northwest


Title: The Color of Ripening

Author: Matthea Thorseth

Description: Inscribed by author on ffep. First edition (NAP). Sage-colored cloth spine with dark green lettering; red cloth sides. Small spots of soiling on rear cover. Tape stains on pastedowns, otherwise interior is clean. Dust jacket has tape stains on flaps, rear panel, and tail of spine; spine and fore-edges rubbed; not price clipped ($3.00); in an archival sleeve. 343, [1] pp. 8.25 x 5.5 inches. [Tape stains are from an earlier jacket protector that was taped directly to the dust jacket.]

A novel about a Norwegian logger in the Pacific Northwest, his romances and relationships, and his deep engagement with the Wobblies (the International Workers of the World/IWW)--including conflict with the Pinkertons. The climax of the story centers around the famous "Everett Massacre" of November 5, 1916.

Inscribed by the author to Kay West "Sweet & Charming on and off the air." Kay West was the on-air pseudonym of Vere Kneeland, a pioneer of commercial radio in Portland, Oregon. She worked in radio between 1929 and 1955 and was the host of several popular shows, primarily with KEX.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Superior Publishing
Place: Seattle, Washington
Year: 1949

Keywords: IWW, Wobblies, logging, Everett Massacre, fiction, novel, northwest, Pacific Northwest, woodsmen, labor organizing, Kay West, Vere Kneeland,

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