RUSSELL CHATHAM - INSCRIBED TO WILLIAM HJORTSBERG. Russell Chatham, Thomas McGuane, Jim Harrison, Jim Fergus, Etel Adnan, Hunter S. Thompson, contributors.
RUSSELL CHATHAM - INSCRIBED TO WILLIAM HJORTSBERG

RUSSELL CHATHAM - INSCRIBED TO WILLIAM HJORTSBERG

Seattle: Winn Books, 1984. First Edition. Uncommon monograph on Chatham (1939-2019), who has written an autobiographical sketch titled "Myself, A Brief History," and included 24 full-color plates reproducing his paintings. Includes humorous and insightful contributions on Chatham and his work by friends and admirers. Provenance: From the collection of Montana author, screenwriter, and outdoorsman William Hjortsberg (1941-2017), a central figure in the coterie of Montana authors that included Chatham, Thomas McGuane, Jim Harrison, Richard Brautigan, Tim Cahill, Peter Bowen, and others. A superb association copy. Item #5112

First Printing, wrappered issue. Oblong quarto (23.5cm x 20cm); pictorial card wrappers; [viii],61,[3]pp; illus. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication to fellow Montana author, screenwriter, and outdoorsman William "Gatz" Hjortsberg: "For Gatz / Livingston / September 5 / Russell Chatham / Deep Creek / 1984." Light wear to extremities, faint vertical crease and some gentle sunning along left edge of front wrapper, with a faint sticker shadow at upper right corner of half-title page; contents clean; Very Good+ or better.

Price: $450.00