The Spectator Bird.
First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: “For Harry and Carol Shlaudeman, remembered and missed. Wallace Stegner, Atherton, May 2, 1976.” Harry W. Shlaudeman (b. 1926) had a long and distinguished career in the Foreign Service of the US State Department, serving as ambassador to Peru, Argentina, Brazil, and Nicaragua.
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Octavo. Original cream boards with black cloth back, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine ends a touch rubbed, light tanning to boards and edges. An excellent copy in a price-clipped, slightly toned jacket with a few small nicks and chips to head of spine.