RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Points West Fine Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2012.
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Points West Fine Books
Todd & Brenda Macon
396 Clear Spring Ave. Durango CO 81301
970-903-0744
www.pointswestbooks.com
mail@pointswestbooks.com
Western Americana, Railroads, Southwest
Booth Number: 14

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Chapman, Kenneth M.. Pueblo Indian Pottery (Complete in Two Volumes): [100] Reproductions in Color From Specimens in the Famous Collection of the Indian Arts Fund. Nice, France: C. Szwedzicki, 1936. Folio Signed Limited Edition. Rare in both volumes, limited to 750 each, signed and numbered, #93 and #111. 100 hand-colored photo-lithographs (50 to each volume). Original cloth portfolios with color pastedowns, string ties. Stitched introduction text in parallel, English and French. Color plates each with tissue guards, unbound as issued. Stunning color plates of the finest examples of Pueblo pottery and design.

Ex-library with only small sticker to lower left of each cover pastedown, otherwise no other markings. All plates and introduction texts are in fine, unmarked condition. Portfolios are very good showing wear, volume one better than volume two. $6,000.00

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Stanton, Robert Brewster; James M. Chalafant (Ed.); Julius Stone. "Colorado River Controversies." New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1932. 8vo. pp. xliii, 232. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Julius Stone. Red cloth, gold stamped titles to front and spine. Deckled edge. Frontis. Illustrated, plates. Very good or better book with lightly faded spine, titles light but discernible. Binding square, hinges strong. No dust-jacket.

"A highly important book....The controversies are: the raft journey of James White, and the affair at Separation Rapids. These are but fragments from Stanton's truly prodigious researches." (Farquhar, 50) Inscription by Julius Stone, author of the foreword and "Canyon Country," dated 1/23/34 . "Julius F. Stone, who had a special interest in the river history, procured the [posthumous] publication of this portion..." (Farquhar). Scarce. $1,500.00

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A COLLECTION OF EIGHT FAMILY COPIES BELONGING TO CHARLES ERSKINE SCOTT WOOD AND SARA BARD FIELD. Sara Bard Field, noted suffragist and poet, and Charles Erskine Scott Wood, translator for Chief Joseph, friend of Twain, poet, and anarchist. They shared a notable and romantic literary life together.

All books written by Wood and/or Field, four inscribed to one another or to their children. The inscriptions are of a highly personal and sentimental nature, perhaps best exemplified by the inscription on Field's "To A Poet Born on the Edge of Spring: A Poem Unfolding in Secret." This is copy #1 of 50:

"Erskine, beloved. It only remains for me to give you the first copy from the press of this book already dedicated to you and written, tho inadequately, about you. On this page let me say that all my poems, whether or not written to you, are written through you for your great love is the stimulus to all my endeavor. Yours--wife and lover--Sara. Christmas 1925."

All books are privately printed by different fine presses including two from the Grabhorns. Titles include Field's "To A Poet Born on the Edge of Spring: A Poem Unfolding a Secret," inscribed by Bard to Wood; Wood's "A Masque of Love" inscribed by Wood to their son who later died and re-inscribed to their daughter; Wood's "The Testament of Charles Erskine Scott Wood" inscribed by Wood to their daughter; Field and Wood's "Beautiful Wedding" inscribed by Wood and signed by Field to their daughter on her wedding day; Field and Wood's "Selected Poems"; Wood's "Sonnets to Sappho" inscribed by Wood; Bard's "The Vintage Festival"; and Bard's "The Speech of Sara Bard Field [to Congress]."

$4500.00 for the Collection of Eight Books.

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Jackson, William Henry; Jackson Thode (ed.). "William Henry Jackson's Rocky Mountain Railroad Album: Steam and Steel Across the Great Divide."

Silverton, CO: Sundance Publications, 1976. Elephant Folio 23" tall. Limited edition, #1324 of 3000. Brown and black quarter bound faux leather with gold stamped titles to front. Illustrated. Very good or better with publisher's gift bookplate on ffep and bookplate scar on verso. Large sepia-tone reproductions of Jackson's incomparable work with the Denver and Rio Grande. $500.00

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Fischer, M. and Antonio Y. A. Abeytia. New Mexico. "Territorial Bureau of Immigration. Report As to Socorro County."

Socorro, NM: Socorro Daily News, 1881. pp. [10]. First Edition. The report was prepared by the two commissioners of Socorro County. Eberstadt Cat. 136: 482: "A rare local production; location; description of the country; population; soil, climate, water and timber; state of society; mineral resources, with the new discoveries of copper, silver, and gold listed district by district." $425.00


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