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Rare Book Catalogue #7
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Back of Beyond Books Miscellany Rare Books Catalogue, February 2012
Welcome to Back of Beyond Books first catalogue of Miscellany items. Previous catalogues have
been somewhat thematic; this one will broaden our scope, although I’m sure you’ll still notice a
Western Americana-centric selection.
We’ve purchased two collections from esteemed booksellers; the late Larry Dingman of Dinkytown
Books and ex ABAA Arizona dealer Russ Todd. While neither collection represents Larry’s or Russ’
high points, they offer wonderful insight into the mind of a bookseller and why and how they tend to
accumulate so many books. Larry loved Classic Westerns in first edition hardbacks and his private
collection went to the Library of Congress. We bought many seconds, and thirds...and fourths,
fifths, and sixths. Russ was eclectic in his purchasing as he rambled the United States and Mexico
in his infamous ‘BookScout’ van. One day Russ sought Mexican Art Books, the next a collection
of cap-guns or five cases of a university press title gone remaindered. It will be a while before we
wade through the boxes but it sure is fun opening up each box of treasure, or trash.
Many of you have visited our store in Moab. In this age of electronic reading devices, our new
trade books have seen a shift away from best selling fiction and we’re working harder to fill the
niche of a regional bookseller, specializing in books of the southwest. Be that as it may, we have
joined the digital (r)evolution and now sell e-books on our website, www.backofbeyondbooks.com.
I, however, will go to my grave holding a book: a book with notes in the margins, the tangible smell
of a ‘real’ book, the beautiful plates or maps intact, often hand-colored. One with embossed cover
art, perhaps gold gilt on the edges or signed by a famous author, with a pithy inscription heralding
a special relationship with the reader. Next time you’re in Utah, make it a point to stop in, plus take
the time to visit Utah’s other ABAA dealers, Weller Book Works and Ken Sanders Rare Books, both
in Salt Lake City.
In books to my ears,
Andy Nettell
83 N. Main
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-5154 - (800) 700-2859
[email protected]
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All books in catalogue are first edition, first printings unless otherwise noted.
1. Jonathan Troy
By ABBEY, EDWARD
Price: $900
Abbey, Edward. Jonathan Troy. Dodd Mead, 1954. Book Condition: Good. Black cloth
with yellow ink stamped title on the spine. Good only. Ex-library edition with all the usual
markings plus at some point the title page was removed. With that all said, the front of the
dust jacket is bright and shows well, save the library stamp at base of spine. Numerous
pencil markings in the margins plus some markings in pen. Jacket flaps are taped to
the boards. Wear all around. Remarkably, the dust jacket is not price clipped; page
numbers have been written adjacent to the price. These numbers correspond with subtle
pen markings on those respective pages. A great reading copy for the Edward Abbey
completist.
2. Slickrock
By ABBEY, EDWARD;HYDE, PHILIP SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER
Price: $500
Abbey, Edward;Hyde, Philip. Slickrock. Gibbs Smith, 1987. Book Condition: Very Good.
Custom re-bind of paperback edition in dark red boards with gold gilt, little to no wear.
Original wraps are lightly worn at edges and corners. Interior clean. Rare Philip Hyde
signature on title page.
3. The Summer of Black Widows
By ALEXIE, SHERMAN SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $55
Alexie, Sherman. The Summer of Black Widows. Hanging Loose Pr, 1996. Book
Condition: Fine. Fine copy in like dust jacket. Signed by author on title page. Mylarwrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped.
4. Delight Makers
By BANDELIER, ADOLF F.
Price: $100
Bandelier, Adolf F.. Delight Makers. Dodd, Mead & Company, 1890. Book Condition:
Fair. Paperback edition of unknown affinity, possibly advanced copy? 1890, 499pp.
Light green paper wraps have been taped together with masking tape at spine and are
torn along edges and spine. Edges of text block are soiled from use. Back of cover has
advertisement for Colgate’s soaps and perfumes. Bottom half of first/title page is missing
and another piece of paper has been glued in place of the missing half, text written in
where it has been torn away. Interior otherwise clean but yellowed with age. Bandelier’s
historic novel about prehistoric Pueblo people, based on his explorations in the Southwest.
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5. Track of the Cat
By BARR, NEVADA SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $35
Barr, Nevada. Track of the Cat. Putnam Pub Group, 1993. Book Condition: Near Fine.
Lightly read copy, boards slightly bumped, dust jacket has minor edgewear. Book Club
Edition.
6. Mansions on Rails The Folklore of the Rrivate Railway Car
By BEEBE, LUCIUS SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $100
Beebe, Lucius. Mansions on Rails The Folklore of the Rrivate Railway Car. Howell North
Press, 1959. Book Condition: Fine. Red cloth boards with bright gold gilt on front and
spine. Books is clean and tight. The tip-in frontisepiece has one bent corner. Clear
plastic wrapper has one small tear. The illustrated paste-down on the slipcase is bright
with light rubbing. The red slipcase box itself has moderate rubbing but is fully intact save
one corner with a very slight detachment.
7. We Swam the Grand Canyon
By BEER, BILL SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $75
Beer, Bill. We Swam the Grand Canyon. 15 Minute Press, 1995. Book Condition: Fine.
Binding is tight, interior clean, cover is crisp, slight shelfwear. Signed by Beer on halftitle
page. The true story of cheap vacation that got a little out of hand.
8. Rod, Gun, and Palette in the High Rockies
By BLOMFIELD, JAMES
Price: $800
SIGNED BY PUBLISHER
Blomfield, James . Rod, Gun, and Palette in the High Rockies. W.E. Wroe, 1914. Book
Condition: Good. Privately printed travelogue of a fishing trip in the mountains of Montana.
Supposed rare issue distributed to members and family of the expedition which took place
in 1913. Most known copies are inscribed. This copy being inscribed by the publisher
(and member of trip) William E. Wroe; inscribed to phtotgrapher Edward B. Ellicott whose
bookplate is inside front board. 3/4 sheep binding is scuffed and paperboards are soiled,
especially to backboard. Edges show rubbing as do the corners. Interior artwork by the
author including 4 tissue-protected color plates. Contents are clean with tight binding.
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9. How Will Boatright Made Bits and Spurs, Journal of American Folklore Vol. 83. No.
327
By BOATRIGHT, MODY C.
Price: $20
Boatright, Mody C.. How Will Boatright Made Bits and Spurs, Journal of American Folklore
Vol. 83. No. 327. Journal of American Folklore, 1970. Book Condition: Good. Small paper
pamphlet stapled in sunned blue wraps, inscribed to previous owner on front wrap.
10. Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family
By BOWDEN, CHARLES SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $22
Bowden, Charles. Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family. Simon &
Schuster, 2002. Book Condition: Fine. Lightly read copy. Signed by author on title page.
11. The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
By BRINKLEY, DOUGLAS SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $65
Brinkley, Douglas. The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for
America. Harper Collins, 2009. Book Condition: Very Good. Black on grey boards with
copper imprint, some bumping to top and bottom edges and corners of spine. Binding
tight and square, clean interior. Signed by author on title page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket
has not been price-clipped.
12. The Starship and the Canoe
By BROWER, KENNETH SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $50
Brower, Kenneth. The Starship and the Canoe. Holt, Rinehart And Winston, 1978. Book
Condition: Good. Grey and blue boards show light rubbing along edges and bumping
to corners. Binding tight, interior clean. Signed by author on reverse of half title page.
Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped, has stain to bottom back corner.
13. Cave Creek and Carefree, Arizona: A History of the Desert Foothills
By CARLSON, FRANCES C. SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $75
Carlson, Frances C.. Cave Creek and Carefree, Arizona: A History of the Desert Foothills.
Encanto Pr, 1988. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding is tight, interior clean, first free
endpage imprinted with previous owner’s name, gold imprint on brown cloth. Mylar
wrapped dustjacket has been priceclipped, a few closed tears along edges, light rubbing
to corners, bumping to head and tail of spine, otherwise in nice condition. Signed by
Carlson on title page.
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14. Ben Lilly’s Tales of Bears, Lions and Hounds
By CARMONY, NEIL B. (EDITOR)
Price: $450
Carmony, Neil B. (Editor). Ben Lilly’s Tales of Bears, Lions and Hounds. High Lonesome
Books, 1998. Book Condition: Fine. Fine first edition hard cover. Green cloth with
gilt lettering and design. 212 pages. ‘A notorious big game hunter, houndsman and
mountain man of the late American Old West. He remains famous for hunting down large
numbers of grizzly, cougars and black bears. A mix between a transcendentalist spirit
and an arduos Christian, he is portrayed as an unfathomable Southern wild character.
He was a stern adept of simple living and outdoor freedom, he roamed and hunted from
Louisiana to Arizona and from Idaho to as far south as Chihuahua and Durango, Mexico
and was a subject of American folktales. He guided oiler W. H. McFadden and President
Theodore Roosevelt in hunting expeditions, whom he intrigued and wrote about him. He
is considered, arguably, to be the most prolific hunter of apex predators in the history of
North American hunting and also the last active mountain man of the historical American
Southwest. He was not a conservationist but made important contributions of fauna
specimens and naturalistic observations to American institutions and museums. He is a
contradicting character and his exploits have been consistently exaggerated to folktale
proportions, and most records are oral, bona-fide, Americana transcripts.’ (Wikipedia)
15. El Ferrocarril Mexicano 1877
By CARTON Y PAPEL DE MEXICO, S.A.
Price: $565
Carton y Papel De Mexico, S.A.. El Ferrocarril Mexicano 1877. Los Talleres De Litografos
Unidos S.A., 1977. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition, 920/2500. Dark green
boards with gold imprint, some rubbing and bumping to edges, some yellowing to edges of
text block, interior clean. Reprint of Album del Ferro-Carril Mexicano with plates of views
from the Mexican Railroad. Text from both Spanish and English editions. Includes tippedin map at rear.
16. Donkeying Through Seven States
By COOK, DYRUS SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $115
Cook, Dyrus. Donkeying Through Seven States. Privately Published, 1933. Book
Condition: Very Good. Charming little book with account of donkey travels across eastern
states, many woodblock prints on jacket and throughout text. Map illustrations on
endpapers. Inscribed by author to previous owner on title page. Salmon-colored paper
jacket that has come unglued from black paper stapled soft cover, some sunning and
tears to spine, interior clean.
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17. Roy Crane’s Wash Tubbs The First Adventure Comic Strip
By CRANE, ROY SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR
Price: $1050
Crane, Roy. Roy Crane’s Wash Tubbs The First Adventure Comic Strip. Luna Press,
1974. Book Condition: Good. Am amazing extra-illustrated and personalized set of
inscriptions and artwork from the comic strip artist Roy Crane. This relatively hard to find
book has four colored ink drawings by Crane including a double page spread on the first
pastedown and free endpaper, a full page drawing on the half title page and two addiitonal
color drawings on the last free endpaper and pastedown.
18. Solon H. Borglum ‘A Man Who Stands Alone’
By DAVIS, A. MERVYN
Price: $85
Davis, A. Mervyn. Solon H. Borglum ‘A Man Who Stands Alone’. Pequot Press, 1974.
Book Condition: Very Good. Very good first edition hard cover in like dust jacket in mylar
jacket. Orange cloth with gold lettering. Lightly bumped edges with a couple of chips to
the DJ. Turn of the century sculptor.
19. Seventy-five Years in California1831-1906
By DAVIS, WILLIAM HOWELL SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $725
Seventy-five Years in California. A History of Events and Life in California: Personal,
Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government
of the Territory by the United States, and after the admission of the State to the Union.
Edited & with historical foreword & index by Douglas S. Watson. Illustrated with numerous
plates of facsimile letters, reproductions of engravings, photographs, etc.; folding facsimile
of the California Star, March 15th, 1848 (1st local mention of gold discovery). This edition
extra-illustrated with documents, as indicated below. 26x17.5 cm. (10 1/2x7”), half linen
& boards, paper spine label. One of the 100 copy Argonaut Editions, from a run of 2250
copies. Second Edition.
Signed by Howell and Watson on limitation leaf, with additional inscription from former
owner. Superb edition of the work first published in 1889 as Sixty Years in California, with
textual additions & numerous new illustrations and facsimiles. This Argonaut Edition with
additional items including a page of the original manuscript, a receipt made out to Davis,
and the broadside announcing martial law in San Francisco immediately after the 1906
earthquake and fire. Adams Herd 659; Cowan p.160; Graff 1020; Howes D136; Kurutz
170b; Zamorano 27.
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20. River of Traps: A Village Life
By DEBUYS, WILLIAM;HARRIS, ALEX SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $20
DeBuys, William;Harris, Alex. River of Traps: A Village Life. Univ of New Mexico Pr, 1990.
Book Condition: Fine. Binding is tight, interior clean, light blue imprint on dark blue cloth,
light shelfwear. Mylar wrapped dustjacket is in beautiful condition. Signed by author on
halftitle page. My favorite book on rural Northern New Mexico life. Nominated for the
Pulizter Prize. Follows the life of elderly farmer and ditch walker Jacobo Romero.
21. Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California
By DEBUYS, WILLIAM ENO;MYERS, JOAN SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $60
DeBuys, William Eno;Myers, Joan. Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California.
Univ of New Mexico Pr, 1999. Book Condition: Fine. Binding is tight, interior clean, gold
imprint on chocolate cloth, very light shelfwear. Mylar wrapped dustjacket is in beautiful
condition, signed by DeBuys on title page.
22. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
By DIAMOND, JARED SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $350
Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. W W Norton
& Co Inc, 1997. Book Condition: Fine. Binding is tight, silver imprint on gold cloth is
bright, board edges are crisp, light shelf wear. Mylar wrapped dustjacket has not been
priceclipped, rubbing on front edges, light bumping to corners and tail of spine. Signed by
Diamond on the title page.
23. The River Why
By DUNCAN, DAVID JAMES SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $350
Duncan, David James. The River Why. Sierra Club Books, 1983. Book Condition: Very
Good. Very good copy in like jacket, signed by author with date and location on title page.
Light shelfwear to edges of boards, back corner of board slightly bumped. Unknown white
stain to bottom corner of front board, may be related to faint water stain on bottom of text
block. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has few areas of rubbing and edgewear, and is not
price-clipped. In my opinion, one the best latter 20th century novels.
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24. Desert Treasure-A Bibliography
By EDWARDS, E.I. SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $175
Edwards, E.I.. Desert Treasure-A Bibliography. 1948. Book Condition: Fine. 42 pp. Tan
boards with bright gold gilt on spine. Boards show very light soiling and light foxing inside
edge of baords. Corners lightly bumped. Interior is clean and tight. Includes the 4-page
supplement. This is Edwards’ first bibliography of his beloved California desert. Later
works include Desert Voices, Desert Harvest and Enduring Desert. This is the hardest of
his four bibliographies to find. Signed by author on title page.
25. John Muir: Nature’s Visionary Deluxe Edition
By EHRLICH, GRETEL SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $85
Ehrlich, Gretel. John Muir: Nature’s Visionary, Deluxe Edition. National Geographic
Society, 2000. Book Condition: Fine. Binding is tight, interior clean, gilt edges all around,
ribbon marker, gold imprint on black faux leather is bright and crisp. Lightly bumped board
edges and slight shelfwear. This is a beautiful copy of an inspiring, heartfelt book. Signed
by Ehrlich on title page.
26. Crusaders of the Rio Grande
By ESPINOSA, J. MANUEL
Price: $85
Espinosa, J. Manuel. Crusaders of the Rio Grande. Institute of Jesuit History, 1942. Book
Condition: Fine. Near fine first edition hard cover. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Minimal
wear. The story of Don Diego de Vargas and the reconquest and refounding of New
Mexico.
27. Voice of the Old Wolf, Lucullus Virgil McWhorter and the Nez Perce Indians
By EVANS, STEVEN ROSS
Price: $49.95
Evans, Steven Ross. Voice of the Old Wolf, Lucullus Virgil McWhorter and the Nez Perce
Indians. WSU Press, 1996. Book Condition: Fine. Fine first edition hard cover in like
dust jacket in mylar cover. Green cloth with gilt lettering. McWhorter was a writer and
champion of Indian Causes in the early 1900’s.
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28. Mountain Man
By FISHER, VARDIS
Price: $75
Fisher, Vardis. Mountain Man. Opal Laurel Holmes, 1972. Book Condition: Very Good.
Fourth Printing. Dark green boards with bright gold imprint on spine. Light bumping to
corners, book has slight slant. Clean interior and tight binding. Dust jacket has four 3/8 or
smaller closed tears and head of spine has small chip. Light soiling. Book was inspiration
for the film Jeremiah Johnson.
29. The Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcher
By FLETCHER, COLIN SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $95
Fletcher, Colin. The Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcher. Alfred Knopf Inc, 1989. Book
Condition: Very Good. Light edgewear and bumping to corners of boards. Large ink stain
to spine of jacket that is mostly on the interior and spilled over to a small part of the text
block. The author reveals how in his many years of walking he has discovered much
more than just meadows and forests, deserts and mountains, more, even, than hideaways
and silence. Rare signature on first free endpaper, inscribed to previous owner.
30. Tarahumara: Where Night Is the Day of the Moon
By FONTANA, BERNARD L. SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $35
Fontana, Bernard L.. Tarahumara: Where Night Is the Day of the Moon. Northland
Publishing, 1981. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding is tight, clean interior, gold imprint
on wine cloth, light shelf wear. Mylar wrapped dustjacket has not been price clipped,
rubbing and bumping to front, back, edges and corners. 44 color plates, 41 duotones.
Signed by Fontana on half title page.
31. The Meadow
By GALVIN, JAMES SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $50
Galvin, James. The Meadow. Henry Holt & Co, 1992. Book Condition: Very Good. Very
little wear to boards, top of spine slightly bumped. Light foxing to top edge of text block.
Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is lightly worn along edges, not price-clipped. Signed by author
on title page. A beautiful contemplative novel; Galvin is best known for his poetry.
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32. Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth
By GOWIN, EMMET AND TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS
Price: $100
SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER
Gowin, Emmet and Terry Tempest Williams . Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth. Yale
Univ Pr, 2002. Book Condition: Fine. Binding is tight, interior clean with gorgeous
photography, gold imprint on black and rust cloth, jacket is wrapped in mylar. Very light
shelfwear. A beautiful copy. Signed by essayist, Williams and photographer, Gowin.
Signed letter from Gowin enclosed.
33. A Thousand Miles of Mustangin’
By GREEN, BEN K. SIGNED BY AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR
Price: $425
Green, Ben K.. A Thousand Miles of Mustangin’. Northland Publishing, 1972. Book
Condition: Fine. Red leather and brown cloth limited edition, #41/150. Light rubbing to the
boards otherwise square and tight. Very clean interior. Heavy brown slipcase box shows
light rubbing and minor scratching. Gold gilt rearing horse on front. Signed by both Ben
K. Green and Joe Beeler, author and illustrator.
34. Totemismus Und Zweisklassen-System Bei Den Sioux-Indianern, Anthropos
By HAECKEL, JOSEF INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $50
Haeckel, Josef. Totemismus Und Zweisklassen-System Bei Den Sioux-Indianern,
Anthropos. St. Gabriel-Modling, 1937. Book Condition: Good. Anthropological paper, “with
many compliments, the author” inscribed on front wrap. Wraps worn on edges, binding
torn at top and bottom of spine, pages tight.
35. Great Comanche War Trail
By HALEY, J. EVETTS SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $80
Haley, J. Evetts. Great Comanche War Trail. San Angelo Standard-Times , 1950. Book
Condition: Good. Stapled soft cover pamphlet, excerpt to be published in The Concho
Country and reprinted from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review. Few chips and
creases along edges of wraps, yellowing to edges. Dampstaining along spine and bottom
edge that is consistent through all pages. Signed by author on title page.
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36. Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
By HANSEN, RON
Price: $25
Hansen, Ron. Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Alfred Knopf
Inc, 1983. Book Condition: Very Good. Fictionalized account of the eventual death of
Jesse James at the hand of one of the members of his own gang. Light edgewear to
boards, binding tight, interior clean. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped.
37. Manufacture of Copper Bells Found in Southwestern Sites
By HAWLEY, F.G.
Price: $20
Hawley, F.G.. Manufacture of Copper Bells Found in Southwestern Sites. University
of New Mexico Press, 1953. Book Condition: Good. Reprinted from the Southwestern
Journal of Anthropology, v.9, n.1, Spring 1953. Wraps are somewhat faded and lightly
soiled along edges, has been hole-punched. Interior clean.
38. Mexico: 64 Photographs By Fritz Henle
By HENLE, FRITZ
Price: $200
Henle, Fritz. Mexico: 64 Photographs By Fritz Henle. Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., 1945.
Book Condition: Very Good. Dark green cloth-covered boards are lightly edgeworn,
corners sharp, bottom of spine slightly bumped. Interior clean but for previous owner’s
pencil notation on title page. Text in English and Spanish. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket
has few tears, chips, and creases along edges. Original price has been blacked out with
marker.
39. Nothing Venture, Nothing Win
By HILLARY, EDMUND SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $375
Hillary, Edmund. Nothing Venture, Nothing Win . Hodder & Stoughton, 1975. Book
Condition: Very Good. Binding is tight, interior and edges have light foxing, gold imprint on
dark blue cloth is crisp, boards are straight with slightly rubbed edges and lightly bumped
corners. Dustjacket is wrapped in Mylar, UK price is still intact, soiling and foxing on
cover, tape residue along upper edges, small chips and closed tears along edges, head
and tail of spine. This copy has aged gracefully and been well cared for. Hillary signed a
lable and attached it to title page.
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40. Words, Weather, and Wolfmen: Conversations with Tony Hillerman
By HILLERMAN, TONY AND BULOW, ERNETT FRANKLIN SIGNED BY AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR
Price: $350
Hillerman, Tony and Bulow, Ernie. Words, Weather, and Wolfmen: Conversations with
Tony Hillerman. The Southwesterner Books, 1989. Book Condition: Fine. Limited edition
292/350, triple signed by author, illustrator, and foreword author. Mottled tan leatherette
binding is tight with slight shelfwear to bottom board corners. Interior is clean, colored
illustration opposite signed limitation page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is clean and sharp,
dark brown leather slipcase has wear to corners.
41. Kilroy Was There: A Gi’s War in Photographs
By HILLERMAN, TONY;KESSLER, FRANK SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $55
Hillerman, Tony; Kessler, Frank. Kilroy Was There: A GI’s War in Photographs. Kent State
Univ Pr, 2004. Book Condition: Fine. Fine copy in like jacket, lightly read. Hillerman
signature on title page. Mylar-wrapped jacket not price-clipped.
42. The New Democracy
By ICKES, HAROLD L. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $95
Ickes, Harold L.. The New Democracy. W W Norton & Co Inc, 1934. Book Condition:
Good. One of the more fiery and progressive Secretaries of the Interior in the nation’s
history explains the goals of the Roosevelt administration. Signed and inscribed by Ickes
to previous owner on first free endpaper, additional ink marking Rec’d 2/17/36. Edges of
bright blue boards are rubbed and bumped at corners.
43. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
By KESEY, KEN SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $300
Kesey, Ken. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Viking Press, 1976. Book Condition: Very
Good. Black and lime green boards show light edgewear, bottom of spine at very slight
slant, corners sharp, binding tight. Slight discoloration of endpapers. Bright bold signature
on first free endpaper. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is rubbed along edges, crease to back
top corner, one 1/2” area on back near spine where ink has rubbed through to white.
Stated 25th printing with book club slug on back board. No price on dust jacket.
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44. By Force of Arms, The Journals of Don De Vargas, New Mexico, 1691-93
By KESSELL, JOHN L.; HENDRICKS, RICK (EDITORS)
Price: $45
Kessell, John L.; Hendricks, Rick (Editors). University of New Mexico Press, 1992. Book
Condition: Fine. Near fine first edition hard cover. Brown boards with gold lettering.
45. Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983 With a New
Introduction
By KINGSOLVER, BARBARA SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $125
Kingsolver, Barbara. Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983
With a New Introduction. Ilr Pr, 1996. Book Condition: Good. Binding is tight, ex-lib copy,
straight boards, clean edges, blue imprint on light sage cloth has light soiling and marking.
Signed by Kingsolver on title page.
46. The Best Short Stories of William Kittredge
By KITTREDGE, WILLIAM SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $75
Kittredge, William. The Best Short Stories of William Kittredge. Graywolf Pr, 2003. Book
Condition: Fine. Binding is tight and square, bottom block edge slightly rubbed from
shelfwear. Cover is bright and crisp with lightly bumped bottom right corner.
47. Capital View A New Panorama of Washington, D.C.
By KLETT, MARK SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER
Price: $85
Klett, Mark. Capital View A New Panorama of Washington, D.C.. Smithsonian Institution,
1994. Book Condition: Very Good. Very light sunning to top edge and light edgewear.
Includes essays by Mark Klett and Merry Foresta plus two historical panoramas from 1875
(Francis Hacker) and 1903 (Frederick Brehm). And Klett’s contemporary panorama.
48. Riley Grannan’s Funeral
By KNICKERBOCKER, W.H.
Price: $75
Knickerbocker, W.H.. Riley Grannan’s Funeral. A. Carlisle and Company, 1931. Book
Condition: Very Good. Small pamphlet in decorative dark grey-green wraps with brasscolored text, contains copy of eulogy given by Knickerbocker at Grannan’s funeral in 1908.
Some wear to edges of wraps and creases at corners. Interior clean, inscription in pencil
from a previous owner on first free page.
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49. To Kill a Mockingbird
By LEE, HARPER
Price: $100
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. J.B. Lippincott, 1960. Book Condition: Very Good.
Book club edition with Truman Capote quote inside front flap and photo of Lee by Capote
on rear. Yellow stain to top edge of text block. 255pp. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has
been clipped.
50. Wolfville Days
By LEWIS, ALFRED HENRY
Price: $50
Lewis, Alfred Henry. Wolfville Days. Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1902. Book Condition:
Good. Deep red cloth boards have decorative cowboy silhouette in black, gold, and grey.
Few stains and some leaching of color to boards, spine lightly soiled, pages tight and
clean. Front endpaper starting. Frontispiece by Frederick Remington.
51. Mystic Warriors of the Plains
By MAILS, THOMAS
Price: $75
Mails, Thomas. Mystic Warriors of the Plains. Bdd Promotional Book Co, 1991. Book
Condition: Fine. Fine copy in like jacket, still sealed in publisher’s plastic wrap. Most likely
first printing of first thus edition.
52. Last of The Robbers Roost Outlaws
By MCCOURT, TOM SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $60 - cloth $155 - 3/4 Leather Edition
McCourt, Tom. Last of The Robbers Roost Outlaws. Back of Beyond Books, 2010.
Book Condition: New. New first edition first impression limited edition hard cover in hard
slipcase. Number 19 out of 35 cloth bound. Signed by author and Ray Tibbets on second
page (Limited edition info page). Dark orange cloth with gold gilt. Hard slipcase still has
shrink wrap but allows acces to book. Story of Bill Tibbets, accused of cattle rustling,
arrested, escaped and fled to the Robbers Roost Country in the 1920’s.
53. Burial of an Early American Magician
By MCGREGOR, JOHN C.
Price: $75
McGregor, John C.. Burial of an Early American Magician. Proceedings of the American
Philosophical Society, 1943. Book Condition: Fair. Archaeological paper describing a
Pueblo III excavation near Flagstaff. Wraps and pages yellowed with age, few small
stains and spots of soil to wraps. Masking tape was applied along spine, is now brittle and
has lost adhesive. Title page has stamp marked Milton Wetherill.
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54. The Nebraska Sand Hills: The Human Landscape
By MCINTOSH, CHARLES BARRON
Price: $85
McIntosh, Charles Barron. The Nebraska Sand Hills: The Human Landscape. Univ of
Nebraska Pr, 1996. Book Condition: As New. Book is in as new condition; just pulled out
of box from storage.
55. Encounters With the Archdruid
By MCPHEE, JOHN SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, SIGNED BY SUBJECT
Price: $375
McPhee, John. Encounters With the Archdruid. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1971. Book
Condition: Very Good. Double-signed by author John McPhee and subject, conservationist
David Brower. McPhee inscription to previous owner on half title page, Brower signature
and date on title page. Brown cloth binding with gold gilt is in very good condition. Interior
clean, some yellowing to sides of block and few water drop stains to top. Mylar-wrapped
jacket is unclipped, few 1/4-1/2 light brown stains to back. 3/4” piece of jacket missing
from top; two 1” tears along spine. My favorite McPhee essay ‘A River’, is in this book;
where McPhee floats the Colorado river with David Brower of the Sierra Club and Floyd
Dominy of the Bureau of Reclamation.
56. The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
By MCPHEE, JOHN A. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND BOOK SUBJECTS
Price: $575
McPhee, John A. The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1973. Book
Condition: Very Good. Signed, limited edition of McPhee’s Deltoid Pumpkin Seed. In
addition to McPhee’s signature, a limited (#99 out of ?) tipped-in half title page also has
signatures of seven of the engineers who worked on the Deltoid aircraft. Orange boards
with green cloth. Head and foot of spine is bumped and faded. Gold gilt on spine is
bright. One corner of board lightly bumped. Book is tight and clean. Top edge stained
red. Price-clipped dust jacket is mildly soiled with light chipping to head and foot of spine.
The story of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the airplane and the rigid airship told
only as McPhee can. Laid in is photo of the Deltoid aircraft.
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57. Outcroppings
By MCPHEE, JOHN A.;MERRILL, CHRISTOPHER;TILL, TOM SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR AND
PHOTOGRAPHER
Price: $130
McPhee, John A.;Merrill, Christopher;Till, Tom. Outcroppings. Gibbs Smith, 1988. Book
Condition: Good. Navy blue cloth boards are faded on edges, corners sharp. Small dark
discoloration to bottom edge of text block near corner. Binding and pages intact, however
book opens quite flat. Double signature: signed and inscribed by Tom Till to previous
owner on half title page; signed and inscribed by John McPhee to different previous owner
on title page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has one corner clipped but price intact, few minor
creases and chips to edges and corners. Selections from McPhee’s works dealing with
geology and landscape are paired with Till’s spectacular photos.
58. Moby Dick
By MELVILLE, HERMAN
Price: $45
Melville, Herman. Moby Dick. Modern Library, 1930. Book Condition: Good. Gray cloth
boards are rubbed along edges, top front corner bumped, binding tight. Interior clean, gift
inscription to previous owner on first free endpaper. No dust jacket.
59. Hole-In-The-Rock
By MILLER, DAVID E.
Price: $175
SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Miller, David E. . Hole-In-The-Rock. University of Utah Press, 1959. Book Condition: Very
Good. Rare as signed. Brick red boards lightly worn and bumped at corners and edges.
Binding tight, interior clean. Few areas of soil/rubbing to front and back of boards.
No dust jacket.
60. Bravo 20: The Bombing of the American West
By MISRACH, RICHARD;MISRACH, MYRIAM WEISANG SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHORS
Price: $75
Misrach, Richard;Misrach, Myriam Weisang. Bravo 20: The Bombing of the American
West. Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 1990. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has tight, clean,
square binding. Cover is slightly curled at the edges and very light soiling on back.
Signed by Richard Misrach and Myriam Weisang Misrach on half title page and inscribed
to previous owner with location and date. The story of the Navy’s war on Nevada - and a
provocative proposal for a new national park.
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61. Archaeological Studies in the La Plata District: Southwestern Colorado and
Northwestern New Mexico
By MORRIS, EARL H.; SHEPARD, ANNA O.
Price: $190
Morris, Earl H.; Shepard, Anna O.. Archaeological Studies in the La Plata District:
Southwestern Colorado and Northwestern New Mexico. Carnegie Institution of
Washington, 1939. Book Condition: Very Good. Some minor water/inkstains and creases
to wraps, overall normal wear from use. Previous owner’s name on front wrap. Classic
from the dean of Southwest archaeology.
62. Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country
By NABHAN, GARY P. SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $35
Nabhan, Gary P.. Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country. North
Point Press, 1982. Book Condition: Very Good. Sky blue cloth-covered boards have gold
imprint; edges are lightly sunned. Interior clean, binding tight. Signed by author on title
page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has been price-clipped. Wonderful look at ethnobotony
and culture of the Papago people.
63. Invitation to a Beheading
By NABOKOV, VLADIMIR
Price: $45
Nabokov, Vladimir. Invitation to a Beheading . G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1959. Book Condition:
Good. Significant ding to top corner of spine, heavily bumped, dust jacket creased and
torn in this area. Otherwise, remaining corners are sharp, binding tight, interior clean.
Small dampstain to bottom edge of text, top edge is stained red. First American edition
and english translation of Nabokov’s collaboration with his son Dmitri.
64. Equinox: Life, Love, and Birds of Prey
By O’BRIEN, DAN SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $50
O’Brien, Dan. Equinox: Life, Love, and Birds of Prey. Lyons Pr, 1997. Book Condition:
Fine. Oatmeal and cream boards with dark brown imprint. Slight bumping to top and
bottom of spine, binding tight and square, interior clean. Signed by author with date
and location on title page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is unclipped. Fine piece of natural
history writing.
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65. Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
By O’CONNOR, SANDRA DAY;DAY, H. ALAN SIGNED BY AUTHORS
Price: $45
O’Connor, Sandra Day;Day, H. Alan. Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the
American Southwest. Random House Inc, 2002. Book Condition: Fine. Binding is tight
and square, pages clean, boards are straight, cloth shows no signs of shelfwear. Mylar
wrapped dustjacket is bright and crisp with no sign of wear. Has not been priceclipped.
Signed and dated by O’Connor and her brother (and co-author) on halftitle page.
66. Georgia O’Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers
By O’KEEFFE, GEORGIA
Price: $100
O’Keeffe, Georgia. Georgia O’Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers. Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1987.
Book Condition: Fine. Fine copy in like dust jacket, stored in original box.
67. Eragon
By PAOLINI, CHRISTOPHER
Price: $750
Paolini, Christopher. Eragon. Paolini International, LLC, 2002. Book Condition: Good.
Livingston, Montana: Paolini International, LLC, 2002. True First Edition with front cover
illustrations and inside map by Paolini. Inscribed by Paolini, “May your swords stay sharp.”
68. Baja!
By PEACOCK, DOUG AND PETER MATTHIESSEN SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $45
Peacock, Doug and Peter Matthiessen. Baja!. Bulfinch Pr, 1991. Book Condition: Very
Good. Binding is tight, interior clean, bright white imprint on dark blue cloth, board edges
are rubbed. Mylar wrapped dustjacket has not been priceclipped, has shelfwear. Signed
by Peacock on title page.
69. Robinson Jeffers: The Man and His Work
By POWELL, LAWRENCE CLARK SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $425
Powell, Lawrence Clark. Robinson Jeffers: The Man and His Work. Primavera Press ,
1934. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited edition of 750, unknown number. In custom
hard slipcase. True first, signed and inscribed by author to previous owner on first free
endpaper. Previous owner bookplate on front endpaper. Few areas of discoloration on
endpapers, intermittent foxing on pages throughout book and some on top edges of text
block, all plates present. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is sunned on spine, has few small
tears along edges, has not been price-clipped. Very nice copy. Biography of California
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poet and analysis of some of his work by former UCLA librarian and man of letters of the
Southwest, Lawrence Clark Powell.
70. Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado
By PRESTON, DOUGLAS SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $75
Preston, Douglas. Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit
of Coronado. Simon & Schuster, 1992. Book Condition: Fine. A beautiful copy, binding is
tight, interior clean, gold imprint on rust and gold cloth. Mylar wrapped dustjacket has not
been price clipped, bright and crisp. Very light shelfwear. Signed by Preston on title page.
71. doughBelly’s sCrap Book
By PRICE, DOUGHBELLY SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $45
Price, doughBelly. doughBelly’s sCrap Book. El Crepusculo, 1951. Book Condition: Very
Good. Collection of columns from the El Crespusculo newspaper in Taos, written by
local character doughBelly Price. Wraps have few small creases and tears along edges.
Signed by author on second page photograph. Interior clean.
72. Close Range: Wyoming Stories
By PROULX, ANNIE SIGNED BY AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR
Price: $150
Proulx, Annie. Close Range: Wyoming Stories. Scribner, 1999. Book Condition: Fine. This
is a beautiful copy. Only very light rubbing to foot of boards. Mylar wrapped dustjacket
has not been price clipped. Signed by Proulx and illustrator William Matthews on title
page.
73. Sun Girl
By QOYAWAYMA, ELIZABETH POLINGAYSI
Price: $50
Qoyawayma, Elizabeth Polingaysi. Sun Girl. Museum of Northern Arizona Press, 1978.
Book Condition: Very Good. Limited edition printed for charter members of the Sinagua
Society of the Museum of Nothern Arizona, tale of young Hopi girl. Quarter leather and
rust orange boards show very little wear, some rubbing to cloth slipcase. Interior clean,
binding tight.
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74. Arch Bagger, A Scrambler’s Guide To Arches National Park
By ROACH, GERRY
Price: $200
Roach, Gerry. Arch Bagger, A Scrambler’s Guide To Arches National Park . Rock Lizard
Press, 1982. Book Condition: Very Good. Roach, Gerry. Arch Bagger, A Scrambler’s
Guide To Arches National Park. Rock Lizard Press (1983). First Edition. Octavo. 68
pages. Very good light blue soft cover with black lettering. Light edge wear. Previous
owner’s name on 1st page. The author describes 40 scrambles, 25 of which are
nontechnical. Rare.
75. Deborah:A Wilderness Narrative
By ROBERTS, DAVID SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $125
Roberts, David. Deborah:a Wilderness Narrative. Vanguard Press, 1970. Book Condition:
Very Good. Really nice signed first edition of Roberts’ 2nd book. Book has light shelfwear
with very light soiling to edges. Clean blue boards with the exception of 1/4 ‘burn’ spot on
front board. Clean interior. Dust jacket shows extremely light chipping and some minor
browning at edges. Not price clipped. Tight and square binding. Signed by the author on
the title page.
76. Elements of Texas Pleading
By ROBERTS, O.M.
Price: $425
Roberts, O.M.. Elements of Texas Pleading. Ben C. Jones, 1890. Book Condition: Good.
Classic text of early Texas law written by Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court and
Governor of Texas Oran M. Roberts. Original brown leather binding with newer lighter
leather spine, corners and new endpapers. Title is stamped nicely on the spine in darker
brown. Original leather has aged gracefully with some marks and scuffing. 83pp plus
index. Title page is browned along the edges and chipped at the bottom edge. Interior
of book is clean save for 11 pages which show a brown spot at the top edge; does not
intrude on text. The last free endpaper has been taped along the edge. A nice attractive
copy of a rare Texas law text.
77. The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey
By RUSHDIE, SALMAN SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $40
Rushdie, Salman. The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey. Viking Pr, 1987. Book
Condition: Fine. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean with very slight discoloration
from aging. Mylar wrapped dustjacket has minor bumping to bottom spine, otherwise,
crisp and clean. Has not been price clipped. Signed by Rushdie on the title page.
Brilliantly focused and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the land and the poetry
of Nicaragua.
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78. Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi
By SAINT FRANCES OF ASSISI; DOM ROGER HUDLESTON(REVISED AND AMENDED) SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR
Price: $75
Saint Frances of Assisi; Dom Roger Hudleston(revised and amended). Little Flowers of
Saint Francis of Assisi. Limited Editions Club, 1930. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited
Editions Club, 1930. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 447 of 1500 copies signed
by the illustrator. Fine in blue and tan patterned cloth with gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to
corners and edges and light soiling to cloth cover. Clean interior with woodcut illustrations
by Paolo Molnar. Signed by owner on FFEP. No slipcase.
79. Love Song to the Plains
By SANDOZ, MARI SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $100
Sandoz, Mari. Love Song to the Plains. Harper & Brothers, 1961. Book Condition:
Very Good. Binding is tight and square, block edges are slightly discolored from dust
accumulation and worn from handling. Boards are straight with no bumping to edges,
cloth is clean though worn from handling and rubbing from shelfwear along bottom edges.
Mylar wrapped dustjacket has moderate soiling from handling, chipping to bottom of spine,
rubbing and chipping along edges, a quarter inch closed tear at bottom of cover. Signed
by Sandoz on half title page. A beautiful book that has aged gently.
80. Traite De Fauconnerie
By SCHLEGEL, H. AND A.H. VERSTER DE WULVERHORST
Price: $90
Schlegel, H. And A.H. Verster De Wulverhorst. Traite De Fauconnerie. Chasse
Publications, 1973. Book Condition: Very Good. A classic of falconry. This beautiful reprint includes both an english translation and the original french text. Includes 17 pages of
plates. Very clean edition. The white dust jacket shows some soiling and light browning
to edges. Very light water spotting to spine. Interior of book is clean and bright.
81. The Tattooed Desert
By SHELTON, RICHARD SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $50
Shelton, Richard. The Tattooed Desert. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1971. Book
Condition: Very Good. Red cloth boards with orange and gold imprint, edges lightly worn
and faded. One small stain to bottom of text block, binding tight. Signed by author on title
page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped, slightly yellow with age, few
small areas of soil. Gift inscription to previous owners on first free endpaper.
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82. Twenty-One Broadsides: Poems & Prose from the 1982-1983 Walker Art Center
Reading Series
By SNYDER, GARY, AND NADINE GORDIMER, RITA MAE BROWN, ALICE WALKER, ED SAUNDERS AND
OTHERS SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $325
Snyder, Gary, and Nadine Gordimer, Rita Mae Brown, Alice Walker, Ed Saunders and
Others. Twenty-One Broadsides: Poems & Prose from the 1982-1983 Walker Art Center
Reading Series. Walker Art Center, 1983. Book Condition: Fine. Signed limited 30/90
Broadside set from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN printed on the occasion of
the 1982-1983 Writers Reading Series. A stunning collection printed at the Toothpaste
Press for Bookslinger Editions, printed by Allan Kornblum. Authors include Jessica
Hagedorn, Gary Snyder, Alice Walker, Robert Kroetsch, C.W. Truesdale, Constance
Egemo, Karen A. Snider, Alice Adams, Maurice Kenny, Derek Walcott, Nadine Gordimer,
Rita Mae Brown, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Wendy Rose, Rosmarie Waldrop, Roy C.
McBride, Robert Schuler, Paul D’Andrea, Ed Sanders, Gilbert Sorrentino and Robert
Duncan. Printed on handmade papers. Broadsides are in fine condition each signed
by poet or writer. Broadsides each measure 10 1/2 X 13 3/8 inches. Brown custom
clamshell box has light soiling on label pastedown and some fading to front and back of
box. Includes prospectus for the reading series.
83. Where Rivers Change Direction
By SPRAGG, MARK SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $100
Spragg, Mark. Where Rivers Change Direction. Jonathan Cape, 2000. Book Condition:
Fine. Near fine copy with very little wear, clean interior, binding tight. Signed by author on
title page. Mylar wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped.
84. Wilderness at the Edge
By STEGNER, WALLACE SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $350
Stegner, Wallace. Wilderness at the Edge. Utah Wilderness Coalition, 1990. Book
Condition: Fine. Binding is tight, interior clean, gold imprint on cream cloth is in beautiful
condition. Dustjacket is crisp and clean, well protected in slipsleeve cover, gold imprint on
cream cloth shows slight shelfwear. Signed by Stegner and the Hon. Wayne Owen. #138
of 500. A plea to save the wildlands of Utah.
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85. In the Footsteps of John Wesley Powell: An Album of Comparative Photographs of
the Green and Colorado Rivers, 1871-72 and 1968
By STEPHENS, HAL G.;POWELL, JOHN WESLEY;SHOEMAKER, EUGENE M. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY
AUTHOR
Price: $95
Stephens, Hal G.;Powell, John Wesley;Shoemaker, Eugene M.. In the Footsteps of John
Wesley Powell: An Album of Comparative Photographs of the Green and Colorado Rivers,
1871-72 and 1968. Johnson Books, 1987. Book Condition: Very Good. Few spots of soil
and light scratches to wraps, bottom of spine has been slightly damaged. No creases to
spine or corners of wraps. Rare signature by Shoemaker, inscribed to previous owner.
86. Web Adams
By TEMPLE, WILLARD
Price: $150
Temple, Willard. Web Adams. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1943. Book Condition: Very Good.
Bright red cloth-covered boards lightly worn along edges, bumped at bottom of spine.
Interior clean, small bookseller sticker on rear endpaper. Scribner A Edition. First Edition.
87. Alferd Packer: Cannibal
By TOOL, PATRICIA K.
Price: $10
Tool, Patricia K.. Alferd Packer: Cannibal. Unknown, . Book Condition: Very Good. Small
pamphlet, publisher and date unknown. Parchment-colored wraps are lightly yellowed
along spine and corners. Interior clean, binding tight. A factual history of the adventures of
Packer ( the cannibal of Slumgullion Pass) during the winter of 1873-74.
88. Imperial Valley Second Annual Magazine Edition Calexico Chronicle
By TOUT, OTIS B. SIGNED BY PUBLISHER
Price: $100
Tout, Otis B.. Imperial Valley Second Annual Magazine Edition Calexico Chronicle.
Calexico Chronicle, 1909. Book Condition: Good Plus. Second annual magazine edition of
the Calexico Chronicle broadcasting the truth and disseminating the beauty of the Imperial
Valley. Full of informative articles.
All books in catalogue are first edition, first printings unless otherwise noted.
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89. Innocents Abroad, 2 Volumes
By TWAIN, MARK
Price: $100
Twain, Mark. Innocents Abroad, 2 Volumes. Joseph Knight Company, 1895. Book
Condition: Very Good. Later printing of the classic Twain title with hundreds of illustrations
and Photogravures. Spines slightly sunned and edges and corners worn. Decorative
green cloth with silver gilt design and silver titles to spine. White label-like design to front
of both boards. Vol. 1 shows a little more soiling than vol. 2. Rubbing to both volumes.
Small owners signature to both volumes. Boards are slightly loosening but holding tight.
Interior is clean.
90. Southwest Indians: An Outline of Social and Ceremonial Organization in New
Mexico and Arizona
By UNDERHILL, RUTH M.
Price: $95
Underhill, Ruth M.. Southwest Indians: An Outline of Social and Ceremonial Organization
in New Mexico and Arizona. Santa Fe Indian School, 1934. Book Condition: Fair. Lecture
notes for an anthropology course at the Santa Fe Indian School; author and anthropologist
Underhill was involved in training teachers who worked on reservations in order to better
educate them about the cultures they worked with. Early piece of cultural anthroplogy
history; Underhill was a student of Franz Boas. Stapled typed notes on 8.5x11 paper.
91. Slapstick
By VONNEGUT, KURT SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $175
Vonnegut, Kurt. Slapstick. Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, . Book Condition: Very
Good. Very good copy in like dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed along edges of boards,
bottom of spine slightly bumped. Signed by Vonnegut on half title page in bright purple.
Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has been price-clipped and has a few creases. 1st Edition, 3rd
printing.
92. Art Deco
By WARD, RITCHIE SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $900
Ward, Ritchie. Art Deco. Book Club of California, 1987. Book Condition: Fine. Schmied,
Francois-Lois. Art Deco. San Francisco, California: Book Club of California, 1987. Signed
by Ritchie on title page. Hand written note by renoun book binder Joe D’ Ambrosio on
yellow sticky note. Rebound Book club Edition. 49 pages. This is a beautiful copper
rebinding of only five copies from a larger edition by Ward Ritchie. The Books of FrancoisLouis Schmied Artist/Engraver/Printer With Recollections and Descriptive Commentaries
on the Books by Ward Ritchie. Preface by Lawrence Clark Powell.
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93. Leon Gaspard
By WATERS, FRANK
Price: $60
Waters, Frank. Leon Gaspard. Fenn Galleries, Ltd, 1981. Book Condition: Very Good.
Stated signed limited edition, no signature or limitation. Clothbound slipcase is slightly
faded and dusty along edges. Book is faded along spine but otherwise shows little wear.
94. Notes from an Old Fly Book
By WICKSTROM, GORDON M. SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $59.95
Wickstrom, Gordon M.. Notes from an Old Fly Book. University Press of Colorado, 2001.
Book Condition: Fine. Near fine first edition hard cover in like dust jacket. Signed by
author on title page. Lightly bumped lower spine.
95. Range of Memory
By WILLIAMS, TERRY TEMPEST AND EDWARD RIDDELL SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER
Price: $100
Williams, Terry Tempest and Edward Riddell. Range of Memory. Clark City Press, 2005.
Book Condition: Fine. Binding is tight and square, pages and prints very clean, boards are
straight, cloth shows no sign of shelfwear. Mylar wrapped dustjacket is gorgeous showing
no sign of wear. Has not been priceclipped. Signed by Williams and Riddell on title page
with an enclosed letter signed by Riddell.
96. The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth
By WILSON, EDWARD O. SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Price: $95
Wilson, Edward O The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth. W W Norton & Co
Inc, 2006. Book Condition: Fine. Fine copy in like jacket, only barely discernable wear to
bottom edge of boards and spine, binding tight, corners square. Signed by author on title
page.
97. Naturalist
By WILSON, EDWARD O. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $50
Wilson, Edward O Naturalist. Shearwater Books, 1994. Book Condition: Very Good.
Binding is tight and square, pages are clean, boards are straight, with bumping to bottom
and top edges, cloth is clean with rubbing along bottom edges from shelfwear. Mylar
wrapped dustjacket is clean and crisp with a small bump to bottom right hand corner, top
and bottom of spine. Signed by Wilson on title page with date and location as well as
inscription to previous owner.
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98. Culture and Contact, Charles C. DiPeso’s Gran Chichimeca
By WOOSLEY, ANNE; RAVESLOOT, JOHN (EDITOR)
Price: $70
Woosley, Anne; Ravesloot, John (Editor). Culture and Contact, Charles C. DiPeso’s
Gran Chichimeca. University of New Mexico Press, 1993. Book Condition: Fine. Fine
first edition hard cover in like dust jacket in mylar cover. The essays examine Di Peso’s
theories about contact, conquest, and culture change.
99. John Xantus: The Fort Tejon Letters, 1857-1859
By ZWINGER, ANN SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Price: $20
Zwinger, Ann. John Xantus: The Fort Tejon Letters, 1857-1859. Univ of Arizona Pr, 1986.
Book Condition: Fine. Binding is tight, interior clean, yellow imprint on black cloth over
cream cloth, very light shelfwear. Mylar wrapped dustjacket has not been priceclipped, in
beautiful condition. Signed by Zwinger on title page.
100. Limited Edition Everett Ruess Portfolio
By RUESS, EVERETT
Price: $12,500
In 1985 a set of original Everett Ruess linoleum blocks were discovered in Brother Waldo
Ruess’ garden shed in California. This exciting find led the Southern Utah Wilderness
Alliance (SUWA) to commission a limited edition set of Everett Ruess prints to be printed
and sold. A total of 50 sets were printed of 25 plates each. Each print is titled and handnumbered in pencil and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the restorer/
printers. These limited edition sets represent the entire corpus of block prints from original materials created by Everett Ruess. The blocks are now archived at the Utah State
Historical Society, and barred from any further reprinting.
Of the 25 plates printed, 14 were from Everett’s original blocks and 11 were from new
blocks recreated from original proofs of Everett’s. The printers used Reves lightweight
ivory printing paper to a deckled edge trim of 9 3/4” x 13” with most of the actual image
sizes of 5 x 7 inches. The lino blocks were restored and printed by Thomas Carlyle and
Stuart Stenhardt. Carlyle and Stenhardt used a hand-pulled Nolan flat bed proofing
press. Each impression required hand re-inking with a mixture of burnt sienna, brown
and black oil base ink.
The prints in this collection span the last five years of Ruess’ short life, from the age of
fifteen to twenty. They portray a variety of natural scenes and chronicle his travels along
the California coast, high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and among the redrock canyons of Utah, Arizona and Colorado.
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47 of the 50 sets were sold within several years of publication. Then as often happens,
the remaining few sets were forgotten about, recently ‘rediscovered’ in SUWA’s Salt Lake
City office. SUWA has retained one set. Back of Beyond Books is proud to offer the last
two sets, numbers 8 and 16. These two sets are in mint condition. As of press time, only
set number 16 remains available.
Battlements of the Colorado
By: Everett Ruess
Canyon del Muerto
By: Everett Ruess
Monument Valley
By: Everett Ruess
cover art
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All books in catalogue are first edition, first printings unless otherwise noted.
Books may be held for one week and are subject to prior sale. Any item is returnable within two weeks for a full refund. We accept Visa, Master Card, American
Express and Discover. Checks are accepted as payment in advance. International and institutional billing is available. Utah residents please add 7.8% tax.
Priority shipping costs are $9.00 for the first book and $1.50 for each additional
book. Media rates available. All shipments are carefully packed and fully insured. We gladly provide reciprocal discounts for dealers.
We buy collections and maintain want lists.
To View Entire Catalog:
1.Go to http://www.abebooks.com/books/bookstores & search “Back of Beyond
Books”
2. Select “Back of Beyond Books” Link under “Matches”
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