Item #15738 Stone Desert. Hugo WAST, Gustavo Martínez Zuviría.

Stone Desert. New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1928.

Third Printing, same month as First. Malaga Grenet dustjacket art. Adventure and romance novel of a recently freed prisoner set in Argentina's gaucho country, and winner of the Argentine National Prize for Literature. Dustjacket copy reads: "To this region comes Rogue Carpio, free after twenty years in Tierra del Fuego, the frigid prison province of the Argentine. Tremendous in Physical Strength, once a landowner, he is now a social outcast. In the sand at the edge of a brook, he sees the print of a girl's foot; later , when he sees the girl herself, he falls violently in love with her. What is impossible to win by persuasion he attempts to win by force". Wast was one of Argentina's most popular authors, who is remembered today mostly for being anti-Semitic. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket but for a vertical closed tear along entire rear panel mended at verso with scotch tape, another several inch closed tear at rear panel with piece of scotch tape at exterior. Still an attractive dustjacket for a very scarce title.

Price: $300.00