The Year of Decision: 1846. By Bernard DeVoto. Limited Edition. Book-of-the-Month Club. New York, 1984.

$28.00

Of the many American scholars dedicated to mythologies of the West, Pulitzer-prize winning Bernard DeVoto stands out for his ability to bring fictional narrative and history as close as they could possibly come. Yet he did so with incredible faithfulness to his primary sources, making his narratives accurate at least in their coherence along chronological timelines. His narrative ability cannot be overstated, either. His works are riveting, vivid, and deeply engaging. In The Year of Decision: 1846, DeVoto showcases these talents in some of the best work of his career. The Year of Decision captures the concomitant feelings and hopes of American colonizers as they turned themselves toward the West. This limited edition pairs DeVoto’s prose with archival materials and illustrations drawn from many institutions, creating an impressive delineation of this monumental part of American history.

This limited edition is in near fine condition. In the original half cloth boards and spine, fine. Text block fine. Illustrations throughout. Top edge dyed maroon. Silk bookmark sewn in. In the original dust jacket, near fine with only minor closed tears to head of spine and very minor rubbing to edges. In the publisher’s original slipcase, near fine with only two closed tears.

A spectacular collector’s copy of this vivid portrayal of Westward expansion.

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The Year of Decision: 1846. By Bernard DeVoto. Limited Edition. Book-of-the-Month Club. New York, 1984.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in