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Gallagher Books
Don and Sue Gallager
1428 S. Broadway, on Denver's Famous Antique Row Denver CO 80210
303-756-5821 866-425-5225
www.gcbooks.com
books@gcbooks.com
Antiquarian, Western, Americana, Children's and Illustrated, Railroad, Literature, General
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Wolfe, Thomas. Of Time and the River: A Legend of Man's Hunger in His Youth.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First Edition. Octavo, about 8.5 inches tall, in black cloth with titles in green and gilt. 912 pages.

SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR WITH AN INSCRIPTION ON THE FRONT ENDPAPER: "FOR . . . /WHO [AMONG MANY OTHERS] / SEEMS TO HAVE READ IT / signed THOMAS WOLFE / Colorado Springs, Aug 18, 1935." Note that the bracketed material is lightly crossed out, apparently by Wolfe. Affixed to the front pastedown, across from the inscription, is a rather good snapshot of Wolfe and a young man, presumably the recipient of the inscription. Almost certainly this picture has not been published before. Above the inscription is the recipient's name with the date March 1935 (the month of publication and five months before the inscription). The book is clean and soundly bound, but the text is very lightly toned. The covers show minor shelf wear and the spine has a light surface scratch. The dustjacket is complete but for the most insignificant loss of material at the tips. There is light creasing at the edges and more obvious creasing at the spine ends and one on the front panel. There are tears at the bottom rear panel, one about an inch, another of a quarter inch, another of a half inch, and a very small tear above the bottom of the rear flap fold. The book is housed in a custom clam shell box decorated with a facsimile of the jacket art. Hardcover. Very Good+ in Very Good Dustjacket. (13858) $5,000.00
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Reed, Walt (introduction by Harold McCracken; foreword by Dean Krakel). Harold von Schmidt Draws and Paints the Old West ["The Startled Grizzly" Sculpture Included]. Flagstaff AZ: Northland Press, 1972. First Edition. ISBN: 0873580958. LIMITED EDITION, #103 OF 104 COPIES. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND THE ARTIST, AND INCLUDING AN IDENTICALLY NUMBERED SCULPTURE, "THE STARTLED GRIZZLY".

Large quarto, about 12.75 inches tall, in half brown leather on bright red cloth. The book is in a slipcase clad in the same cloth as the book and with a leather cover title label. The sculpture, a bronze with dark patination, is about 7 inches tall and on a thick marble base. It is von Schmidt's only sculpture. An extraordinary book that won the Western Heritage Award for Best Western Art Book of 1972. See Dykes, p. 407 - 411. The book and slipcase are clean, bright and sound. The sculpture is pristine. Hardcover. Fine in Fine Slipcase. (14132) $1,500.00
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Burton, Richard Francis. The City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California. London: Longmans, Green, Longmans, Roberts, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. (14407) $1,250.00
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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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Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel). The Cat in the Hat. New York: Random House, 1957.

First Edition. First edition in first state dustjacket. Octavo, about 9.25 inches tall, in pictorial matte (not glossy) paper covered boards; textblock in a single signature. See Younger & Hirsh, 7. 61 pages illustrated on every page in black, white, red and blue. A nice copy of this ever popular and very influential book for beginning readers. The point identifying the first state dustjacket is the 200/200 price. This copy is price clipped but, fortuitously, the first digit "2" remains. Later states were either without a price or priced 195/195. Interior is clean and soundly bound, but previous owner signature lightly in ink on front endpaper. Very small surface abrasion to the rear endpaper causing loss of surface color. A Montgomery Ward price sticker on front pastedown under jacket flap with 1.95 price. The covers are clean but for a small, light colored patch of glue on the cat's tummy. Upper tips and head of spine very lightly worn. Bottom edge modestly worn with loss of some surface color and underlying material visible at tips and foot of spine. The jacket is very lightly edge worn and soiled with a dime sized remnant of liquid; all tips show minor loss of material; spine ends worn with shallow chips; tiny chip at top rear panel; one inch tear at top front panel next to spine fold, and a couple of other very short tears. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. (14486) $1,800.00

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