Saturday, May 16, 2009

For Sale: Old Indian Legends SOLD! Thank You!

6726 #Sa, Zitkala (Gertrude Bonnin) Sa, Zitkala (Gertrude Bonnin) : OLD INDIAN LEGENDS Ginn & Company 1901. Hardcover Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall Pages165 1st Edition 1st Printing Illus. by:Angel De Cora (Hinook - Mahiwi - Kilinaka black and white illustrations Signed ByAuthor Signed in fountain pen by author in both names. Value Added: Author's business card laid in: Gertrude Bonin, (Zitkala-Sa) , Secretary - Trasuerer Society American Indians, 707 20th St. , N. W. , Washington, D. C. Not only is the signed book scarce, the business card is a rare piece of history. According to the Preface, the author is retelling Indians legends told to him many times in both North and South Dakota - she wants to preserve the stories so retold them in English - America's second tongue. Slight fraying to foot of spine and a small chip in that area. Closed repaired 1 inch tear up from bottom inside of 2 pages only other flaw I see besides the usual slightly bumped corners. Bluish gray cloth covers with yellow printing and illustration on front and back covers. VG-/ NONE $550.00