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Is this Copy of  The Shepherd of the Hills "Signed?"


On eBay there is almost always at least one seller offering a "signed" copy of The Shepherd of The Hills, published by Grosset and Dunlap.  Sometimes there are two or three or even more.  And frequently sellers who are fooled by this rubber stamp also call it a "signed first edition with dust jacket."  

If you have gotten this far in this web site you know by now that no Grosset and Dunlap is a first edition.  If you entered at this page, Click Here to see the first edition, which was published by the Book Supply Company.

The editions that cause all the confusion were published by Grosset and Dunlap from sometime in the 1930's or 1940's  into the 1980's.  These are the editions that The Shepherd of the Hills Farm purchased, stamped, and sold in their gift shop.

Rather than trying to "prove" that this really is a stamp and not an original signature, I will show below a collection of the stamps so you can decide for yourself.  The Shepherd of the Hills Farm gift shop had many stamps over the years so there is a little variety in detail.  For example, #2 (my copy) has no period (.) after Ariz but has a dot above the "i" in "sincerely."  In addition, the rubber stamp left a different print when it had just been re-inked than when it was running dry.  Stamp #4, below, appears to have been touched up with a pen, and #1 may have been also.

The page in the book that includes the stamp of Wright's signature usually includes other stamps, such as the Shepherd of the Hills Farm stamp.  There is much variety in those other stamps.

Kelly Trimble, whose grandparents and parents owned the Shepherd of the Hills Farm for many years, and who personally stamped hundreds, maybe thousands, of these books himself, sent me a message explaining the stamped signatures.  Click here to read his comments.

 

#1

#2
#3
#4
#5
#6

1974 Grosset and Dunlap edition.  Thanks, Casey Rockefeller

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