Dersu: The Trapper
V. K. Arseniev
New York: Dutton, 1941.
First edition. Hardcover. Item #1664
First edition, stated. Near fine in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket, with the jacket showing some slight rubbing; edgewear; some shallow chipping to the jacket spine at foot and crowm; slight soiling to the rear pane;. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown; owner's name to the front free endpaper. A solid, attractive copy of this modern classic, a moving, exceptionally affecting narrative of friendship across a cultural divide, but perhaps best known as the source material for one of Kurosawa's greatest films. Great copy.