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Zane Grey : The Spirit of the Border (1923) with Scarce Dust Jacket

Zane Grey : The Spirit of the Border (1923) with Scarce Dust Jacket

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The Spirit of the Border

By Zane Grey

Published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, undated, c1923. Hardback book with original jacket. 317 pages.

CONDITION
A good early copy with a dust jacket that is 100 years old! Overall good with the dust jacket unclipped and in good condition with just a couple of nibbles to the head and tail of the spine. Boards and spine are good. All contents present and pages good throughout. Name to front endpaper and dated 1923. Overall a good vintage copy in a scarce jacket.

The Spirit of the Border
is an historical novel written by Zane Grey, first published in 1906. The novel is based on events occurring in the Ohio River Valley in the late eighteenth century. It features the exploits of Lewis Wetzel, a historical personage who had dedicated his life to the destruction of Native Americans and to the protection of nascent white settlements in that region. The story deals with the attempt by Moravian Church missionaries to Christianize Indians and how two brothers' lives take different paths upon their arrival on the border. A highly romanticized account, the novel is the second in a trilogy, the first of which is Betty Zane, Grey's first published work, and The Last Trail, which focuses on the life of Jonathan Zane, Grey's ancestor.
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