The Golden Bowl
Saint Paul: The Webb Publishing Company, 1944. 226 pages. The western author's first book. The book is about growing up in the Depression. His former home in Laverne, Minnesota, is now the Blue Mounds State Park interpretative center. ISBN: B001KUT9TC.
Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper to his editor: "9-28-44. Dear Paul - How fine it is to see our book in calfskin! and like you to have made up another copy for me on this our publication day - and without a hint of warning that you were up to something special. Calf-bindings have always suggested ancient, ageless climes to me. I hope that our 'Golden Bowl' will 'last' as long as the leather back hereon remains pliable. Yours - Feike Fred Feikema.". First edition (first printing). Near fine copy in quarter calf leather and tan cloth covers with gilt lettering and decorations on spine. Spine with 4 raised bands. A unique copy.