New York: Hastings House, . Hardcover. 8vo. Burnt sienna cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. x, 424pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Item #44477
A tight and attractive 25th anniversary reprint edition of Sandoz's best-known work, the 1935 biography "of her amazing pioneer father." Choice autograph addition: Tipped in before half-title page is a trim-size printed map titled "Working map / of / KANEWA" (a fictional state combining Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska she invented for her 1939 novel "Capital City") on the lower margin of which she boldly inscribes and signs "For Arnold F. Gates / Sincerely / Mari Sandoz" in brown ink, adding beneath a quick sketch of some hills and a prairie flower. (Arnold F. Gates, 1914-93, was a notable Lincoln/Civil War scholar.).