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Ken Sanders, Kent and Katie Tschanz
268 S. 200 East Salt Lake City UT 84111
Western Americana, Utah and the Mormons, Travel & Exploration, Edward Abbey
Booth Number: 54
Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Charles Scribners
Sons, 1952. First Edition. 140pp. Octavo [21 cm] Original light blue cloth
with silver stamped titles on backstrip and 'Ernest Hemingway' blind stamped
at the foot of the front panel. Very good. The spine and edges of the covers
are subtly sun faded. The spine ends and edges of the covers are also gently
bumped and rubbed. Slight spine slant. The pages are browned. There is a
small light stain on the rear free endsheet, and the half title page has 4
or 5 very minor stains. The dust jacket is in very good condition as well.
Mildly age-toned and rubbed. There is a piece of tape backing a 1/4 inch
closed tear at the head of the spine. The first number of the price on the
inside flap has been rubbed out, in an attempt to conceal the original
price. Protected with an archival plastic cover. Hardcover. Last major work
by the American heavyweight. One of the greatest novellas of all time, and
winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Two years after the
publication of this work, Hemingway would be awarded the Nobel Prize.
Hanneman 24.A. "I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea and a
real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they
would mean many things. The hardest thing is to make something really true
and sometimes truer than true." - Ernest Hemingway (31517)
McCarthy, Cormac. No Country for Old Men. New Orleans: B.E. Trice
Publishing, 2005. Limited Edition. ISBN: 1890885193. 309pp. Octavo [22 cm]
1/2 brown calf over marbled boards. Title gilt stamped on the backstrip. In
publisher's slipcase. Both the book and slipcase are in fine condition. This
signed edition was limited to 325 numbered copies, this is copy 134. Signed
by the author on the limitation page. Leather bound. (31210)
Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly. Boston:
John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First edition. Two volume set. 312+322pp.
Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Beautifully rebound by Stikeman and company in full
Morocco with decorative gilt stamping to the boards, backstrip and
dentelles. Raised bands and gilt titles on backstrips. New marbled endsheets
and pastedowns. The original cloth from the boards and backstrips are bound
in at the rear. Both volume very good. Small discoloration on the front
pastedown of volume one due to removal of a bookplate. Minor sporadic
foxing. Otherwise this is a clean set that has been finely bound. Tipped in
at the front of volume one is an inscription from the author that reads:
"Trust in the Lord / and / Do good / Harriet Beecher Stowe / Nov. 3rd 1893."
Nice example of this American literature high spot. BAL 19343. The original
cloth bound in at the rear is binding style B. According to a note in
'National Era' (where the original serialization of this work appeared)
April 1, 1852, the first printing of 5,000 copies, published on March 20th
was already exhausted and a second print had appeared. A major best seller
upon release. BAL 19343 Leather bound. (32117)
Gruelle, Johnny. Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble. New York: The P.F. Volland
Company, 1925 on copyright page. Thirty-first edition in original box.
Octavo [24.5 cm] Illustrated paper covered boards. Brightly illustrated
endsheets. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are just a little
bit abraded. Faint offsetting from the title page. The pages are very
slightly tanned. The scarce box is in very good condition, with light
soiling. The box has had minor tissue repairs along the edges. Some of the
paper repairs have been filled in with matching paint. Hardcover. One of
the Volland "Happy Children Books." A very attractive book in an equally
attractive box. Johnny Gruelle is best known for creating Raggedy Ann and
Raggedy Andy, the fanciful dolls and storybook characters that led him to
national prominence in only a few years' time. (31437)
Thomas, Donna. The Southwest. Santa Cruz, CA: Peter & Donna Thomas, 2010.
First edition. Miniature book. 4.5 cm by 6 cm. Sixteen accordion pages.
This is one of fifty copies on Peter's handmade paper. Illustrations from
watercolors by Donna Thomas.
Fine. "This book is a series of watercolor paintings of landscapes that
Donna painted in National Parks we passed through in the Southwest during
our wandering book artist's gypsy wagon trip in April and May of 2010. The
watercolor illustrations have been color copied on Peter's handmade paper.
Pictographs, patterned after Navajo rock paintings, have been stenciled on
the first and last pages using pigments gathered from the base of a rock in
Sedona, AZ. The panels used to bind the book are covered with Peter's paper
made from cotton rag mixed with Yucca fiber gathered in the high desert near
the Calfornia Arizona border." (27017)