RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Charles Parkhurst Rare Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2009.
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McCarthy, Cormac. BLOOD MERIDIAN or the Evening Redness in the West. New York; (1985): Random House, First Edition. Octavo. First printing, 337pp., bound in 1/4 red cloth over red paper covered boards, spine lettering gilt, rules in red foil, no names or tears, just a hint of tanning to flaps and a slight trace of rubbing top and bottom edges. A lovely copy of McCarthy's tale of the brutal Southwest, the Indian massacres and a fourteen year old simply called "the kid". The basis for an upcoming movie. [pb.4729] $3500
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Schoolcraft, Henry R. And [Lt. J. Allen]. EXPEDITION TO NORTHWEST INDIANS. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1834. First Edition. Octavo. Doc. no. 323, 23rd Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives. 68pp. with large folding map; bound in late 19th century 3/4 black morocco over black cloth, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, some foxing to text, binding fine. This important work is rare on the market; only 4 copies appear in the auction records. Map is fine. [pb.0140] $5500
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Apes, William. INDIAN NULLIFICATION OF THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS OF MASSACHUSETTS RELATIVE TO THE MARSHPEE TRIBE: Or the Pretended Riot Explained. Boston: Jonathan Howe, 1835. First Edition. 12mo. Native American William Ape's 4th book. 168pp., with errata at end. Bound in original cloth, paper spine label, a very good copy with small loss at head of spine, fading and staining to cloth; light browning to text; owner's notation on front pastedown. Apes was a Pequot Indian and a Methodist Missionary. He wrote the first autobiography to be published by a Native American in 1829. [pb.0332] $600
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Wright, Wilber. SOME AERONAUTICAL EXPERIMENTS. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1903. Octavo. Presented to the Western Society of Engineers September 18, 1901, reprinted by permission, after revision by the author, from that journal in 1901. The present copy, a bound extract from the Smithsonian report for 1902, pages 133-148, 8 photographic illustrations, each depicting early versions of the Wright Brothers' gliders and two textual engineering diagrams showing air pressure. Bound in original printed wrappers, two chips along spine with some separation, some overall toning and spots of soiling to wrappers, in all, a very good, un-restored copy of this scarce and important work where after two years of trial and error, Wright describes eight points about their experiments at the end. [pb.4840] $2750
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Ronalds, Alfred. THE FLY-FISHER'S ENTOMOLOGY, with Directions for Making the Artificial Representation of Each Fly; and a Few Observations and Instructions on Trout and Grayling Fishing.. Liverpool: Henry Young and Sons, 1913. LIMITED EDITION. Quarto. #199 of 270 copies signed by the publisher. Two volumes bound in publishers half green morocco over green cloth with central gilt fly on front panel; top edges gilt. Introduction by The Right Honourable Sir Herbert Maxwell; illustrated with six photogravures and 11 hand-colored plates of fish and flies; volume II has 48 hand-tied flies in captioned mounts. Small personal library stamp of J. Perrot on corner of title page of volume II. All together, an exceptional example of a benchmark fly-fishing book; minor foxing to title page of volume II. The plates from the first edition of 1836 have been duplicated for this limited edition and colored after the last edition revised by the author. [pb.4745] $5800
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Hughes, Langston. THE NEGRO MOTHER AND OTHER DRAMATIC RECITATIONS. Np.(1931): The Golden Stair Press, First Edition. Octavo. Inscribed by the author, Sincerely/Langston Hughes/May 26,/1932. 20pages bound in original pictorial yellow wraps decorated in black by Prentiss Taylor. A very nice copy of this very scarce work. [pb.4799] $2750
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Hemingway, Ernest. TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First Edition. Octavo. 262pp., bound in black cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt over green, a fine sharp copy in a lovely unclipped dust jacket showing only very minute wear. A spectacular copy of one of Hemingway's most emotional and dramatic works and his first long work of fiction since "A Farewell to Arms". Housed in a cloth slipcase. [pb.4728] $4500

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