RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Robert Gavora plans to bring to RMBPF 2010.
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Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books
Robert Gavora and Susan Lupkin
P.O. Box 448 Talent OR 97540
541-512-9000
www.robertgavora.com
finebooks@robertgavora.com
Science Fiction, Supernatural, Railroad, Childrens
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Item 29170. Robert Darwin. THE HISTORY OF THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD IN CHEYENNE: A PICTORIAL ODYSSEY TO THE MECCA OF STEAM. Carmel Valley, CA; Express Press Ltd., 1987. First edition, first printing. Oblong hardcover. The size of the book is impressive, with many of its images reproduced full-page, dramtically encompassing the reader with their infinite detail and overwhelming presence. 386 pages with dramatic photographs, index and bibliography, plus several yard maps and diagrams. Bound in original red cloth with lettering in gilt. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with 1/4 inch bit of wear at the heel of the spine panel. $375.00.
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Item 29116. Robert J. Church. CAB-FORWARD, THE STORY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC ARTICULATED LOCOMOTIVES. Wilton, CA; Central Valley Railroad Publications, 1982. Builders' Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed. Revised and expanded edition.
Limited to 282 numbered, autographed and specially bound copies representing the 282 articulated locomotives on the Southern Pacific roster. The special limitation page is inscribed by Church, "For Edward H. Mayer, RJ Church, ODS, '83," with locomotive number 4034 and builder's number 38528. 312 pages of text, photographs, rosters, and diagrams, plus six foldout diagrams of six cab-forwards. The definitive book on one of the most fascinating steam locomotives ever built. Bound in original dark red simulated leather with lettering in gilt. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. A very handsome copy. $450.00.
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Item 29122. Michael Broggie. WALT DISNEY'S RAILROAD STORY: THE SMALL-SCALE FASCINATION THAT LED TO A FULL-SCALE KINGDOM. Pasadena, CA; Pentrex Media Group, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Signed. Number 317 of 1000 numbered copies signed by Broggie on the title pages. According to Walt Disney's own account, it was the miniature live steam layout at his home and his long fascination with highly detailed miniatures and mechanical animation that inspired his revolutionary concept in family entertainment based on Disney characters and stories. His dream of a Magic Kingdom and his passion for railroading were as one. 431 pages with photographs, bibliography and index. Carolwood Pacific R.R. Co. card, Welcome sheet, and Pentrex acknowledgement sheet laid in. Bound in original maroon cloth with lettering in gilt. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket laid into the publisher's brown full leather clam-shell case. $995.00.
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Item 28342. H.P. Lovecraft. THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS. Sauk City, WI; Arkham House, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. The publisher's first book. 1268 copies printed. Letter laid from August Derleth within Derleth's envelope cancelled on November 17, 1939. The typed letter explains the delay in sending The Outsider to the addressee and is signed by him. Gilt lettering on spine is bright. Light toning to the endpapers and text block edges. Very good plus in good to very good dust jacket with numerous tape mends to the reverse. $3200.00.
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Item 28340. Robert E. Howard. SKULL-FACE AND OTHERS. Sauk City, WI; Arkham House, 1946. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Collects 23 stories plus a poem. 3004 copies published. Jaffrey, The Arkham House Companion, #19. "One of the treasured Arkham House rarities." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 852. Barron, Horror Literature, 3-95. Gilt lettering on spine is bright. Pages lightly toned. Pages 23 through 48 lightly creased at the lower corner. Light bumping to corners. Very good in near fine, bright dust jacket with folding crease to the rear panel parrallel to the flap fold, and a hint of fade to the spine panel. An attractive copy. $795.00.

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