RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Catron Grant Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2012.
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Catron Grant Books
Christie & Vern Lucero
2181 Zaragoza Rd SE Rio Rancho NM 87124
505-896-2221
www.catrongrantbooks.com
CJL@catrongrantbooks.com
Twentieth Century show biz titles, travel and exploration in China, India, Tibet and Mongolia,, plus a special collection of books and ephemera from World War Two Southeast Asia Theatre. Booth Number: 72

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Representative Women of Colorado

Semple, James Alexander

Alexander Art Publications 1914

269 pp with B&W portraits on every page plus a tipped-in portrait of Zola Simmons Semple, the author's wife, frontis. Contains a citation with gold seal that this volume is # 578 of an edition of 620. The recipient"s name, Mrs. Herman F. Ruegnitz, (pictured P. 195) is gold stamped on front board. Six hundred twenty society ladies' portraits each with a brief bio arranged by geographical area.Text is tight and unmarked, lightly foxed. Traces of glue or tape on final page of index. Endpapers in moire brown taffeta. Boards, coverd in brown suede, have gold stamped title and a blind-stamped floral device. Boards show light rubbing along edges. Spine is slightly lighter. A solid, handsome volume. $295.00

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Trailing the Giant Panda, signed by both of Teddy Roosevelt's sons

Roosevelt, Theodore & Roosevelt, Kermit

Charles Scribner's 1929

Travel and Exploration

An account of an expedition by President Theodore Roosevelt's two sons, Theodore Jr. and Kermit, from Burma across the Himalayas into the Tibet-Southern China borderlands. Signed with an inscription by both Theodore Jr. and Kermit Roosevelt and the expedition phototographer, Suydam Cutting. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, blue cloth boards with gold-stamped drawing of a panda are "very good plus" with only a little bumping to spine ends. $625.00

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Erman's Travels in Siberia Including Excursions Northwards, down the Obi, to the Polar Circle and Southwards, to the Chinese Frontier Two volumes

Erman, Adolf 1848

Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London

Travel and Exploration

Vol 1 xi + 405 pp, Vol. 2 Foldout map bound frontis. Bound in marbled paper with dark green leather , marbled endpapers. No internal markings save for previous owner's name on title page on both volumes. Volume 1 map is undamaged save for a closed tear where the map joins the binding. Bindings are clean and undamaged with a little rubbing to corners and spine ends. In extraordinarily good condition for their age. $815.00

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Will Acting Spoil Marilyn Monroe? Signed with dedication

Martin, Pete

Doubleday 1965

128 pp.with 34 B&W plates. An appreciation of Marilyn Monroe up to "Bus Stop." with quotes from her and a number of friends and co-workers. Signed on flyleaf by author with a dedication to Nunnally Johnson ( the screenwriter who worked with Marilyn on "How to Marry a Millionaire," and "We're Not Married", and wrote projects for her that she ultimately never made, such as "How to Be Very, Very Popular, and "Something's Got to Give") dedication reads, "Dear Nunnally, Once more I give you my gratitude for a helping hand. Pete" Johnson was quoted extensively in the book. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black boards are bumped at corners, spine. $285.00

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Mines and Booby Traps Used by the Viet Cong in South Viet Nam

US Army publication 1965, Saigon

Vietnam ephemera

170 pp 8"x5" softcover bound with metal clasp. In English and Vietnamese. B&W illustrations on every page. Exceedingly rare. $155.00


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