THE HANGING TREE. New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Ten short stories by the author of "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and "A Man Called Horse." The title story of this collection was made into a western starring Gary Cooper. Johnson is one of the most important western writers of the mid-twentieth century. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with mild rubbing at edges, scratch to rear panel, and 8 mm closed tear and associated wrinkle at upper rear spine fold. A pretty copy. (#112773).