This is a 1919 'First Edition' hardcover book 'Desert Gold: A romance of the Border' by Zane Grey. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York through arrangement with Harper Bros. . It is 7 1/2" x 5" with 325 pp. The cover is grey linen hard boards with maroon lettering and a Mexican and burro on the front. The book is tightly intact. The cover has some minor discoloration and it has minor spine end edge wear. No dust jacket. Some of these books originally came without dust jackets or with rice or plain white paper jackets. It is in very good condition with some soil and page browning. The pages are largely unmarked, however the owner 'Arthur Ivens M.S.' signed inside the cover.
"A face haunted Cameron - a woman's face. It was there in the white heart of the dying campfire; it hung in the shadows that hovered over the flickering light; it drifted in the darkness beyond. This hour, when the day had closed and the lonely desert night set in with its dead silence, was one in which Cameron's mind was thronged with memories of a time long past - of a home back in Peoria, of a woman he had wronged and lost, and loved too late. He was a prospector for gold, a hunter of solitude, a lover of the drear, rock-ribbed infinitude, because he wanted to be alone to remember. A sound disturbed Cameron's reflections. He bent his head listening. A soft wind fanned the paling embers, blew sparks and white ashes and thin smoke away into the enshrouding circle of blackness. His burro did not appear to be moving about. The quiet split to the cry of a coyote. It rose strange, wild, mournful - not the howl of a prowling upland beast baying the campfire or barking at a lonely prospector, but the wail of a wolf, full-voiced, crying out the meaning of the desert and the night."
'Desert Gold: A romance of the Border'' is a classic western full of thrill and adventure, written by the granddaddy of them all—Zane Grey. Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier.
This early Americana book of speaks from a different time. You might want to give this treasured book to a special person in your life or add it to your own Western collection. We invite you to make your own precious memories with this Zane Grey novel. Thank you for visiting our store.
1919 'First Edition' Hardcover Book 'Desert Gold' by Zane Grey
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