Auction Date:2011 Oct 12 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:5 Rt 101A Suite 5, Amherst, New Hampshire, 03031, United States
Nature writer (1860–1946) who founded the modern school of animal fiction and helped found the Boy Scouts of America. Signed book: Santana: The Hero Dog of France. Limited edition first edition of 500 copies (this being No. 40). Los Angeles: The Phoenix Press, 1945. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25, 61 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page: “To Mrs. Helen Crane. This story of a noble dog—that I knew well in a brief spell—But whose history is bound to last for ages. The noblest Dog in France—The Savior of Verdun—With best wishes of the author, Ernest Thompson Seton, 30 May, 1945.” Seton has added a paw-print drawing beneath his signature. In very good condition, with soiling and toning to the pages, light shelf wear and soiling to boards, and some fading to the spine.