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Title:Spin a Silver Coin; The Story of a Desert Trading Post
Price:AUD$17.60 (about USD$12.60)
Item ID:SB00-0107560
Publisher:Michael Joseph, London, 1947
Illustrator:Beatien Yazz
Dust Jacket:Poor
Michael Joseph, 1947, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, Reprint, Illustrated By: Beatien Yazz

acknowledgements and list of illustrations. Colour illustrated frontispiece by Beatien Yazz, who also drew the other at 11 drawings within the text. Yellow coloured cloth boards with black illustration of a horse on the front panel. Black insert on the backstrip and within that black insert silver titles. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, by Beatien Yazz, with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the front fold over panel and black-and-white photograph of Beatien Yazz to the rear dustwrapper panel. The story of Sally and Bill Lippincott, who in the early 1940s went to the Navaho Indian Reservation to run the the trading post at Wild Ruins. The book is about their adventures and more particularly about a small Navaho boy called Beatien Yazz and of his exquisite artwork. Bumping, rubbing and some discolouration to the backstrip edges and underlying board of visible to the top backstrip edge. Rubbing to the book corners and shelf wear to the book edges along with discolouration. Offset tanning, foxing and browning to the endpapers and age toning to the internal text. Gift inscription it to the top edge of the free front end paper. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. Heavy rubbing along the fold over creases and to either side of the spine. The backstrip has become heavily rubbed and sunned. Browning along the top edges of the fold over creases and browning to the verso of the dustwrapper along with foxing. The results of insect activity can be seen along the front edge of the spine. Each corner of the dustwrapper and of the backstrip edges have small tears. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A previous owner has supported the backstrip edges and tears with tape, on the verso of the dustwrapper, tape still in situ. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. IX, 10-184 pages, last page blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Beatien Yazz. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Art; United States; Indigenous Cultures. Inventory No: 0107560.
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