Bound For Glory.

First Edition of Woody Guthrie's autobiography Bound For Glory; in the scarce first issue dust jacket

Bound For Glory.



Item Number: 95187

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1943.

First edition of folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie’s autobiography, and only book published during his lifetime, in the scarce first issue dust jacket. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece portrait of Guthrie after a photograph by Robin Carson, illustrated with sketches by the author. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with chipping and wear, bookplate. Rare and desirable.

"Woody Guthrie inspired a generation of folksingers in the 1950s and 1960s who used music to comment on their society and culture with the idea of changing it… Guthrie's anger at the injustices of American society was combined with a strong and abiding patriotism that he expressed eloquently in "Pastures of Plenty"—if necessary he would defend this land 'with my life' because 'these pastures of plenty must always be free" (ANB). Guthrie's autobiography of his Dust Bowl years was adapted into the Oscar-winning 1977 film of the same name starring David Carradine as Woody Guthrie, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, John Lehne, Ji-Tu Cumbuka and Randy Quaid.

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