RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
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Bluebird Books
Eric Mayer
8201 S. Santa Fe #245 Littleton CO 80120
303-912-4559
www.bluebirdbooks.com
books@bluebirdbooks.com
Classic Fiction and Literature, Books about Birds, Modern Library Editions.

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Report of T. Butler King on California. T.[homas] Butler King. Washington, D.C.: Gideon & Co., 1850

Second edition, errata slip is present. Georgia planter/politician T. Butler King (1800-1864) was appointed special agent to California by President Zachary Taylor c1849-50 and as part of that assignment wrote this historic report. "2nd edition (and best) [If with errata slip, aa]. This report to the government by the Collector of Customs at San Francisco gave Washington its first official information on the gold strike"--[Per Howes K153]. A compact, sewn volume, in paper wraps. Includes separate address label, signed 'Free/T. Butler King.' and addressed in King's hand to Elijah Dudley, Esquire in Milbury, Massachusetts. An intact copy, but with tears & wrinkling to back cover.

Genre: California History

Price $495.00

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The Life, Public Services and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States. Including His Speeches, Addresses, Messages, Letters, and Proclamations; and the Closing Scenes Connected with His Life and Death. Henry J. Raymond. New York: Derby and Miller, Publishers, 1865

Full title: The Life, Public Services and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States. Including His Speeches, Addresses, Messages, Letters, and Proclamations; and the Closing Scenes Connected with His Life and Death. A well-preserved, leatherbound summary of the the life of Lincoln, published in the same year as the president's death in April, 1865. With a steel engraved, tissue-protected frontis portrait of Mr. Lincoln by A. H. Ritchie; and 14 additional plates bearing images from his life. (Note: all original plates are present.) With a section at rear of volume with anecdotes and reminiscences of Lincoln by Frank B. Carpenter. Appendix bears letters, reports and correspondences; indexed. --- In full red-brown leather covers with 4 raised bands on spine, titling stamped in gilt on black spine block. With ornate red/blue/yellow/green marbled endpapers. --- Overall, volume is firm and intact. Covers with some bruising. Most pages quite bright, but with some foxing; plates are clean and bright.

Genre: Lincoln, Civil War

Price $290.00

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Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-'44. Brevet Capt. J.[ohn] C. Frémont. Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives, Printers

Full title: Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-'44. --- An impressive copy of the famed report, published for the U.S. House of Representatives, on the expedition by Captain John C. Frémont. On this expedition, he explored areas from the Rocky Mountains, over South Pass in Wyoming, and through the Great Basin to the Sierras of California. This report was used by pioneers who took it along as they followed the Oregon Trail to the Pacific Coast. It is said that on this expedition Frémont was the first American to view Lake Tahoe and was first to determine that the Great Basin region's bodies of water did not drain to the sea. --- With 16 plates and one map. Lacks the large fold-out map, 6 plates, and 3 smaller maps [Howes F370]. Includes extensive information in prose and on tables and charts, from topography, to flora and fossils found. Climatological readings are provided as the party made their way west. --- In brown half leather and cloth-covered hardcovers. Brown marbled endpapers. Considerable chafing to cover edges, interior leaves yellowed and with scattered foxing; overall volume is firm and intact. Plates are clean and bright.

Genre: American History

Price $155.00

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The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. [New York]: The Limited Editions Club, 1980

Includes an introduction by Charles Scribner III and 14 color gouache illustrations by Fred Meyer. Number 607 of a limited edition of 2000 copies and signed on rear limitations page by Mr. Meyer. In full grey buckram boards with striking depiction of a Rolls-Royce in black and bright silver artwork on covers; titling in bright silver on spine. In brown paper-covered slipcase. Lacks the original glassine dust jacket and the LEC monthly letter originally shipped with this edition. Interior printed on high-quality papers at the Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont. --- A striking copy of this famed 'jazz age' novel (first published in 1925) with a bright, clean, unmarked interior. Volume has a hint of spine lean, otherwise is undamaged. Slipcase in very nice condition but with a bit of sunning, and a little rubbing to the exterior. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.)

Price $475.00

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The Waterfowl of the World. Jean Delacour; Peter Scott (illustrations). London/New York: Country Life/Arco Publishing Co., 1973. ISBN: 0668029706

Stated fifth impression of work first published 1954. In pale yellow cloth-covered boards with gilt decorations on covers and spines, titling in gilt on spines and with publisher's reddish-brown stain on all edges. Interiors feature dozens of full color plates by Mr. Scott, along with many maps and diagrams showing bird distributions as well as facts such as internal organs and silhouettes of the birds as painted in the illustrations. In yellow slipcase. Each volume with clear plastic dust jacket; all fit into a single yellow cloth and paper-covered board slipcase with brown single-volume ribbon to aid in the removal from the slipcase. Slipcase dimensions: 8 in. wide x 11 in. tall x 6 in. deep. --- The slipcase has bumped corners and the clear jackets have some tears, rubbing and/or creasings. The books themselves are clean, bright and unmarked. --- This handsome set of four volumes provide extensive detail about the world's waterfowl. Mr. Delacour provides much detail about each of the species he covers.

Genre: Birds, Waterfowl

Price $220.00


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