Tom Lea - A Grizzly from the Coral Sea - SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION - SOLD

LEA, Tom. A Grizzly from the Coral Sea.

El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1944. Limited First Edition of 295 copies SIGNED by Lea. Presentation inscription on flyleaf by J.A.R. "Bob" Mosley to E.B. Stroud. Octavo (8.25" x 5.5"); [iv], 32p. Printed paper dustjacket over blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated endpapers. Jacket shows a 2" tear at top font along spine which has been repaired on the outside with tape, along with a few smaller tears along edges and some general light toning and smudging. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked. Not an ex-library copy.

Lengthy presentation inscription from J.A.R "Bob" Mosley, a friend of Hertzog's and author of The Presbyterian Church in Jefferson, which Hertzog printed in 1946, and who commissioned Hertzog to print a handful of Christmas greetings between 1946 and 1953. [Lowman 25b; with Mosley's work listed at 39 and variously from 295-312].