Vandemark's Folly

This antique hardcover book is bound in maroon boards with embossed lettering on the cover and gilt letters on the spine (blackened at the top). Gilt has faded. Edgewear; page edges browned, wear and soil. Black-and-white plates by N.C. Wyeth appear throughout. This is the first volume in a trilogy by Quick about pioneer life in Iowa. Of his seven novels, this is widely considered to be Quick's best work. A latecomer to the field of writing, Quick was mayor of Sioux City, Iowa, served as a colonel in the Red Cross in Siberia and was a lawyer for 20 years. 420 pages; approx. 5"x8".    

  • Herbert Quick
  • N.C. Wyeth, illustrator
  • The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1922
  • First edition