The Wild Swan and Other Sketches 1947 Ben Hur Lampman SIGNED


Title: The Wild Swan and Other Sketches

Author: Ben Hur Lampman
Illustrator: Quincy Scott

Description: Inscribed by Lampman on front free endpaper. Cream colored cloth with blue lettering on spine and front cover. Interior is clean and bright, pages crisp. Dust jacket has a light scuff and a short closed tear on its rear panel; price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. Five full-page line-illustrations by Quincy Scott. 205 pages.

A collection of sketches and short stories, including twelve sketches of ''Him and Her'' portray an old farm couple in the Pacific Northwest; five sketches are based on ''Uncle Sylvester'' and his adventures in heaven--including his going fishing; the story of a boy who rescues a sea bird; and many other pieces which range from straight narrative to a beautiful and almost mystical allegory. Inscribed by Lampman to Leonard Wiley (1904-1987), botanist, author of two books on plants of the Pacific Northwest, biographer of Frederic Homer Balch, and Lampman's close personal friend.

Ben Hur Lampman (1886-1954) was an Oregon writer whose range with the written word extended from poetry (he was Oregon's Poet Laureate, 1951-1954), short stories, and essays, to reporter and newspaper editor. He won the O. Henry Award for short story in 1943.

Quincy Scott (1882-1965) was an artist and editorial cartoonist for The Oregonian from 1931 to1949.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company
Place: New York
Year: 1947

Keywords: Oregon

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