Idaho; A Guide in Word and Picture.

Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Limited, 1937. Second printing. 436pp, illus, maps (3 folding in text, one large folding map in back pocket). Spine faded, front board somewhat rubbed effecting the decorative printing, internally very good. Idaho produced the first state guide under the direction of the Federal Writers' Project, a branch of the Depression era Works Progress Administration. The first printing sold out almost immediately, and this second printing was issued the same year as the first with a few changes, a couple significant. Except for two or three chapters, the guide was entirely the work of novelist Vardis Fisher. The first printing made no mention of him; in this printing his name appears on the title page and following the foreword (making it the preferable edition for Fisher collectors). Also, the first printing lacked the large folding highway map included with the second. It is often missing, but is present here in a bright and crisp copy. Scarce in either printing. Howes F153. Item #26718

Price: $225.00

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