The Wind Blows Free - Frederick Manfred (Vintage, 1st Ed)
From dust jacket notes: "...The Wind Blows Free, a personal reminiscence of a 1934 hitchhiking trek from Doon, Iowa, to the shining Western mountains, is a trip which the author said 'released his soul.' It is an odyssey of the out setting novelist, an adventure into some of the beginnings of Frederick Manfred's art. For that reason alone The Wind Blows Free is an important book. But it is also a rich and wonderfully humorous account, a moving picture of the young artist, in which Manfred sits (that's too quiescent a term somehow) for his own portrait. In Vivian, South Dakota, a dust-bowl town of boardwalks and moaning winds, youthful Frederick Feikema Manfred meets Minerva Baxter Enroute West with her 1926 Essex and her spinster's phobias. As a condition for his becoming her passenger-driver, he must stand for a portrait - this time a chalk outline of his six-foot, nine-inch frame to be drawn by an attendant on a gas-station wall as Miss Minerva's precaution against any criminal ardor latent in the young man. Examining the great human map which results, she pronounces it satisfactory and say it's time to be on their way...."
Condition: 1ST edition, Dust jacket included-with some rips and tears, previous owner address label and price written in inside page