RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Anthology Rare Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2010.
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Anthology Rare Books, Ltd
Roger & Mary Ellen Gozdecki
420 S. Madison Ave. #215 Pasadena CA 91101
626-590-3042
anthologyrarebooks@yahoo.com
Literary First Editions, The West, Angling
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(Angling) Grey, Zane (1872-1939). A collection of signed presentation first edition copies of big game fishing books including GREAT GAME FISHING AT CATALINA (1919), THE BONEFISH BRIGADE (1922), TALES OF SOUTHERN RIVERS (1924), TALES OF SWORDFISH AND TUNA (1927), TALES OF TAHITIAN WATERS, AN AMERICAN ANGLER IN AUSTRALIA (1937), and an original signed photograph. Published by Harper and Brothers and others. Zane Grey is widely considered to be the greatest big game angler in history, visiting unfished waters in the remotest reaches of the world and developing innovative angling techniques and tackle. Priced individually from $2,000.00 to $5,000.00.
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(Angling) Bergman, Ray (1891-1966). TROUT. Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938. First edition, # 126 of 149 deluxe copies signed by Bergman on the limitation page.

"The only true American angling classic still read widely is Ray Bergman's Trout." Full dark brown morocco with 3 raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge, a gilt-decorated angling scene on the front board and a fly stamped in gilt on the spine. Original publisher's glassine and original brown paper-covered numbered slipcase. Light scuffing to the slipcase corners, glassine brittle, and lacking a piece from the spine; otherwise an altogether fine copy. $2,500.00.
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Muir, John (1837-1914). STICKEEN. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1909. Eighth impression. Muir's best-selling book, a beloved story of his experiences exploring an Alaskan glacier with an intrepid little black and white dog. Boldly signed by Muir with his characteristic flourish on the front flyleaf. A very good copy, housed in a striking custom-made one-quarter tan leather over oak board slipcase. $1,500.00.
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(The West) Fremont, John Charles (1819-1890). REPORT OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN THE YEAR 1843 AND TO OREGON AND NORTH CALIFORNIA IN THE YEAR 1843-1844. Printed by order of the United States Senate. 22 lithographic plates and 5 lithographic maps, including the large Preuss map. Washington: Gales and Seaton, Printers, 1845. First edition. Containing the first map to accurately depict the far west from the Rockies to the Pacific, Fremont's report has been called the "vade mecum of manifest destiny." Artfully recased in the original cloth; otherwise a very good copy. Housed in a custom full brown morocco clamshell box with a separate compartment for the Pruess map. $3,000.00
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(The West) Bartlett, John Russell (1805-1886). PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF EXPLORATIONS AND INCIDENTS IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, CALIFORNIA, SONORA, AND CHIHUAHUA CONNECTED WITH THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY COMMISSION, DURING THE YEARS 1850, '51, '52 AND '53. 2 volumes. 16 tinted lithographs, including 2 folding frontispieces, and 94 woodcuts; large folding map tipped-in to v. 1. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1854. First edition. Traversing the border from central Texas to the Pacific as far north as San Francisco and as far south as Mazatlan in a custom Rockaway carriage outfitted like an RV with a folding bed, Bartlett collected an enormous amount of information that greatly enlarged our knowledge of the geography of the Southwest. He was recalled by Washington in 1853, with the survey not yet half complete. Considering the $500,000 spent by Bartlett on the Commission and $10 million for the Gadsden Purchase, Odie Falk has described Bartlett's Narrative as the most expensive travel guide ever written, but it remains a classic of the Borderlands. Original blind-stamped blue-green cloth, with gilt decorated spines. Some foxing to the plates and contents. Spine ends somewhat worn; otherwise a very good set. $2,500.00

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