Elmore Leonard - The Bounty Hunters - Signed First Edition, 1954 - $1500

LEONARD, Elmore. The Bounty Hunters.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. Octavo. First Edition. Signed without inscription by the author on full title. Dustjacket with original $2.00 price shows some chipping at head and tail of spine as well as some small tears along edges, a bit of scuffing, and some general fading to face and sunning to spine.  Boards are square with solid lettering, showing darkening to spine and some soiling with tugging to head and tail and some scuffs/chips to joints. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked.

Though he became better known for mysteries, Leonard began his career writing Westerns. The Bounty Hunters tells the story of an Army scout and a young lieutenant tasked with tracking down a renegade Apache chief south of the border. This was Leonard's debut novel.

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