RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Circle City Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2010.
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Circle City Books
Don Prescott
3118 W. Camino Azul Tucson AZ 85746
520-344-9523
www.circlecitybooks.net
circlecitybooks@comcast.net
Americana, Travel, General Stock
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Author: Eastman, Mary
Title: Chicora and Other Regions Conquerors and Conquered
Publisher: Lippincott & Grambo, 1854
Descr. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. Illustrated by Seth Eastman (illustrator). First Edition; First Printing. 4to 11" - 13" tall; 126 pages; Decorated leather covers with some light scuffing and wear. Spine has been rebacked with original laid down. All edges gilt. $700.00
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Author: Stewart, Sir William & Webb, J. Watson editor
Title: Altowan, or Indidents of Life & Adventure in Rocky Mountains
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, 1846

descr. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. First Edition; First Printing. 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 255 and 240 pages; 2 volumes bound in full leather. Covers with large gilt panel incorporating leaf and floral tools, spine gilt-lettered, all edges gilt. Spines have been rebacked with original spines laid down. Signed by J. Watson Webb to Louisa Mason on 2nd free endpaper in each volume. A beautiful set with very minor foxing and wear. The work is based on William Drummond Stewart's sporting trips of 1832, 1838 and 1842, though it was probably written by Webb. $4500.00
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Author: Whitman, Walt
Title: Wrenching Times. Poems From Drum-Taps
Publisher: Gregynog Press, Wales 1991

descr. Fine+ with no dust jacket. Limited Edition; First Printing. Folio 13" - 23" tall; 71 pages; This is copy #406 of 450 total. 30 copies were specially bound and numbered I-XXX, 400 copies were numbered 1 to 400 and bound in quarter leather by Alan Wood and twenty copies unbound and numbered 401 to 420. This is one of the 20 unbound copies that has now been bound in full leather. The following is from the bookbinder: I bought this unbound copy of Wrenching Times from Gwasg Gregynog via my Tutor & Master Bookbinder, Maureen Duke, in 1991 while studying bookbinding in Surrey, England. It stayed wrapped, and unbound until 2010. I used Irish Hemp Chord to hand sew the text using sunk in chords, Irish silk thread, which I heavily coated with beeswax, was used for the stitching. Binders board, hand cut to the millimeter. Headbands, mull and acid-free paper line the spine. English linen hinges. Nigerian goat skin leather, the cut used up most of a skin. Acid free, handmade endpapers are from France, the fnest and most elegant i've been able to find in many years. 22K gold from Africa was used for the tooling, the letters and line tooling were all done by hand. The slipcase is made of binders board, lined with acid free paper and covered with Canadian Linen cloth. $2000.00
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Vintage paperbacks.
Will have a large number of vintage paperbacks from the 1940's in very fine condition.

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