New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1943. First Edition. Black & white sketches by the author. Full cloth. Octavo. 428 pages. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Bound in black cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine titles and gilt-stamped upper board vignette. Yellow topstain. Gilt on binding is a bit dulled, but still reasonably crisp. Dust jacket has some shallow chipping along head of spine, a 1/4" square chip at top edge of upper joint fold, a few lightly rubbed wrinkles, a 1/2" closed tear near top edge of lower joint fold, and slight darkening to spine. A few leaves unopened, two leaves opened slightly out of fore-edge fold. Prior owner bookplate from the library of Virginia and Frederick Miles on front pastedown. Overall an unusually nice copy.
A wonderful copy of the legendary American folk and protest singer/songwriter's uncommon autobiography, which tells the story of America's working millions--their loves, fears, passions, and great fighting hearts. Written in Guthrie's down-home dialect and told with the flair and vivid imagery of a gifted storyteller.