RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Bookmark plans to bring to RMBPF 2009.
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Gustave Baumann - Frijoles Canyon Pictographs
- recorded in woodcuts and hand printed
Writer's Editions Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico 1939 A beautiful copy with original glassine dust wrapper.
Price $1,750.
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John C. Ewers - Blackfeet Indian Tipis, Design and Legend
Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 1975 Condition of slipcase Near Fine, portfolio is pristine.
A portfolio of 26 silk screen prints of the the painted tipis of the Blackfeet Indians.
During the summers of 1944-45, Olga Ross Hannon and Jessie Wilber visited the Sun Dance encampments of the South Piegan near Browning and at Heart Butte in Montana.
They also visited the Sun Dance encampments of the Blood Indians near Cardston Alberta, Canada. They took color slides and made sketches of the colorful tipi designs.
In 1975 for the Bicentennial prints were silk screened for the portfolio. Text was written by John Ewers.
This portfolio was given to museums and libraries but none were for sale. I have searched American Book Prices and find no record of this being offered at auction since publication in 1976. A truly scarce item in private hands.
Price $7,500.
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Peter Simon Pallas - Travels Through The Southern Provinces Of The Russian Empire In The Years 1793 and 1794. 2 volumes translated from the German. First Edition in English.
Publisher, A. Strahan for T. N. Longman, O. Rees. London 1802, 1803. With 28 numbered vignettes including 23 beautifully hand colored, 51 numbered plates of which 25 are folding and 43 hand colored, all after Geissler mainly engraved by himself and Medland, 4 engraved maps including 3 folding by Russel. Contemporary blindstamped calf, Vol 2 has been professionally rebacked.
First Edition in English. Price $4,500.
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From the library of czar Alexander III of Russia with his royal seal gold embossed on cover. Alexander III was the father of the last emperor, czar Nicholas II. This book has the library stamp of the Anichkov Palace in St. Petersburg. author Alexandr Semenovich Ionin, "Through South America" volume 3 with large foldout map. Published 1893, St. Petersburg. This is number 3 of a 4 volume work done in the years 1892-1902. Each book was a stand alone work on South America, this volume dealing with description of travel, geography, topography, etc. Morocco leather with all edges gilt, moire endpapers. Price $1,750.
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Book from the private library of Czar Nicholas II, last emperor of Russia. Science of Rivers, particularly the Ob River, 1895-96. Published, 1898, St. Petersburg Fishing and habitation on the Ob River. Bound in flexible leather covers, all edges gilt, silk ribbon marker. Royal Romanov seal on front cover. Personal bookplate raised embossing of Nicholas II on first free endpaper. This is the monogram used by Nicholas II until 1907, when his bookplate was redesigned. Price $2,200.00

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