RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Back Of Beyond plans to bring to RMBPF 2010.
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Back of Beyond
Andy Nettell, Marcee Nettell, Marie Andrews
83 N. Main Moab UT 84532
435-259-5154
www.backofbeyondbooks.com
andy@backofbeyondbooks.com
Western American, Edward Abbey, and other fine books
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John K. Hillers (1843-1925), 28 x 32 in. glass positive, housed in a newer frame with paper mat, with a fluorescent illumination. Late 19th century, 1892 or later.

An exquisite, hand-colored positive, from a negative taken in the summer of 1892 during Hillers' last trip west for the United States Geological Survey. Fowler (1989, 134-135) has suggested that Hillers was sent West by John Wesley Powell to take photographs for the coming World's Columbian Exposition. This plate was found in the home of Alonzo C. Bell, of Westfield, New Jersey, in 1960. Bell had been the Head of the United States Patent Office, and presumably received this and other photographs offered here through some political connection or friendship with Powell or Hillers.

The tinting of this image is breathtaking. $12,500.00
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Blessing Way, Tony Hillerman Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, 1970

First edition, 5th printing in this hard to find signed copy of Hillerman's first novel. Book in very good condition. Light foxing to all edges, very light edgewear. Dust jacket has minor chipping around edges and spine with light rubbing. Price clipped. Signed and inscribed to noted collector Al Loman. $325.00
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Gregory David Roberts. Shantaram. [London]: Little, Brown, [2004].

First British edition. Signed by Roberts and dated "May 2004" on the title page. Octavo. 936 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped blue cloth. Fine in fine unclipped dust jacket.

Autobiographical novel about an Australian bank robber and heroin addict who escaped from prison and fled to India, becoming one of Australia's most-wanted fugitives. An amazing novel and near new condition. $375.00
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Bandit Invincible

By Phillips, William T.

Bandit Invincible, The Story of the Outlaw Butch Cassidy. William T. Phillips,Rocky Mountain House Press, Hamilton, MT 1986. 66pp. Spiral bound photocopy of transcript, in very good condition. Signed and inscribed by Pearl Baker with introduction by Pearl Baker.

This is a photocopy of a transcript by William T. Phillips, written in the third person. Phillips claimed to be Butch Cassidy and 'wrote' his life story in 1934. The original transcript has recently surfaced also. Lamb devotes 4 pages disputing Phillips' claims in his The Wild Bunch A Selected Critical Annotated Bibliography of the Literature. Nonetheless the rumor that Cassidy lived out his life in the United States persists. This manuscript was used in Larry Pointer's book in search of Butch Cassidy.

To add intrigue to the story, in Pearl Baker's inscription she writes, "We think we have located Etta Place at Paraguay and am sending a man down this spring. Ask me about June what happened! Pearl"

A rare little piece of Butch Cassidy ephemera. $300.00
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Blessingway

By Wyman, Leland

Blessingway, Leland C. Wyman, University of Arizona Press, 1970 Hardback with dust jacket. Book and dust jacket in very good condition. includes three versions of the famous Bleesingway ceremony as recorded by Father Berard Haile. $135.00

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