RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Gallagher Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2009.
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Rudyard Kipling. Puck of Pook's Hill. Macmillan, London. 1906. First edition. Illustrated by 20 drawings by H.R. Millar. A clean, bright copy with publisher's advertising card laid in. Red cloth with medallion on front cover and spine titles in gilt, all of which are bright. However, the covers are slightly cupped. The rare dustjacket is fairly well preserved with minor loss of material at the tips and shallow chipping at spine ends, and a tiny chip at the top front panel. The jacket is also lightly soiled, the spine slightly darkened, and there are a couple of short tears to the front flap fold. $3250
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Frederic Remington. Done in the Open: Drawings by Frederic Remington, P.F. Collier, 1902, First edition, first state with the artist's name misspelled "Frederick" on the cover. Near fine. Large folio containing some of Remington's most famous prints. A beautiful copy, clean, bright and sound with just a touch of wear to the extremities. $600.
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Poe, Edgar Allen; Illustrated by Gustave Dore. The Raven, Harper, 1884, 1st edition thus, Fine in Very Good Dustjacket and Very Good Box. An astonishingly nice copy of a magnificent book. This huge book, uncommon in presentable condition, is housed in its original box and wrapped in a plain paper jacket. The text of the poem is particularly appropriate to Dore's style, and he takes full advantage. Probably one of the nicest copies of this lovely book in existence with not even a hint of wear. The jacket has some minor tears and the box shows moderate edge wear and the cover corners are opened. $2750.00
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Roosevelt, Theodore; illustrated by Remington, Frost, Beard, Gifford, Sanford, and others. Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and on the Great Plains comprising "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" and "The Wilderness Hunter" New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1899. First Edition thus. LIMITED EDITION, #796 OF 1000, SIGNED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT UNDER HIS FRONTIS PORTRAIT. Thick quarto, about 11.5 inches tall, in three quarter green / black morocco on marbled boards, brown morocco spine labels. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 476 pages with 55 illustrations in various media including the frontis photograph of the author in his Rough Rider uniform. This book collects two previous works in a very attractive package. The covers are the original deluxe publisher's binding (see Hand, Bookman's Guide to Hunting . . . , R272), but it appears that the original spine was replaced with a slightly darker leather, and the corners were rebuilt, then the original covers were laid back over the new material. It is fairly unobtrusively done but the method of preservation is obvious upon close examination. Inside, the book is clean and sound with captioned tissue guards present. The paper is very lightly toned at top edge. The corners inside the rear cover show some damp exposure. Finally, the front free endpaper is torn about two inches from the bottom at the hinge. Hardcover. Very Good. (13367)$6,500.00
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Quiller-Couch, Arthur; Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. In Powder and Crinoline: Old Fairy Tales. London: Hodder & Stoughton, No date [1913]. First Edition. LIMITED EDITION, #151 OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. Quarto in full green vellum decorated in gilt. 163 [164] pages. Illustrated by 26 tipped in color plates by Kay Nielsen with captioned tissue guards (the trade edition had 24). Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. This was the Danish illustrator's first book upon moving to England in 1911 and the idea and design were his. Dalby, Golden Age, p. 89-90. Horne, p. 334. The style is suggestive of the Middle East, but very original. This production is sumptuous. The untrimmed edges are a bit soiled; the endpapers are lightly soiled and very lightly foxed; the front fixed endpaper is rippled at the edge from the bowing to the front cover. While this bowing is moderately severe, this behavior is typical in this dry climate. The vellum may very well relax a bit in higher humidity. The covers are lightly extremity worn; the front cover has two dime-sized spots of fading (source unknown), and the back cover has some surface scratches and a deeper scratch (more likely a bump) of about an inch long. Otherwise a clean, sound copy. Hardcover. Very Good. (12108)$4,750.00

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