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Elk River Books
Marc Beaudin and Andrea Peacock
120 N Main Street Livingston MT 59047 406-333-2330
www.elkriverbooks.com
info@elkriverbooks.com
Outdoor literature, regional authors, visual and literary arts, western history and lore
Booth Number: 47  

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Sandpaintings of the Navajo Shooting Chant. Franc J. Newcomb, Gladys A. Reichard. New York/J.J. Augustin/1937
 

Description:
Folio (34 x 27 cm), pp. xii, 87, plus plates. Sandstone-colored buckram binding, with 35 plates of sandpaintings (each with handmade Japanese tissue) and 10 figures (8 line drawings, one page of black and white photos tipped in). Number 208 of 250 copies printed, signed by illustrator Newcomb and author Reichard on limitation page. Text explores various branches of the Shooting Chant or Way, the rites themselves, the symbolism of and mythology behind this ceremony.
 

This particular copy comes from the granddaughter of cartoonist George Herriman, who created the surrealistic Krazy Kat comic strip. As a biracial man who chose to live as an Anglo, Herriman was drawn to the Navajo people and collected their cultural artifacts.
 

Binding was in disrepair, has been sophisticated by Panther Peak Bindery in Tucson, Arizona. Corners show wear, plates I-V have small spot in upper left corner that bled from smudge on top edge of text block.
 

Genre: Native American history, anthropology, art
 

Price $1,200.00

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War. Jack London. Glen Ellen, CA/Jack London Research Center/1985
 

Description:
13.5 cm, pp. [6], 1-5, [1], 6-9, [1], 10-11, [5]. Small chapbook, brown illustrated wraps. Illustrated throughout with black and white sketches. Limited to 500 copies. Association copy.
 

Signed first by Russ Kingman, London biographer and former director of the Research Center, with the inscription: "I sincerely hope that you will enjoy this little short story by Jack London."
 

Then inscribed to Spur Award winning author Richard Wheeler from Dale Walker, author, Jack London researcher and past president of Western Writers of America: "For Dick Wheeler, who knows and appreciates a gem like this." Fine.
 

Genre: Jack London, Fiction
 

Price $250.00

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The Frank Zappa Guitar Book. Frank Zappa, Steve Vai. Los Angeles, CA/Munchkin Music/1982.
 

Description:
Folio (31cm), pp. 302. Wraps show rubbing and have moderate edge and corner wear. Musical transcriptions of Zappa's guitar and drum work by Steve Vai. "Frank gave me these two cassettes filled with wild guitar playing, some of which was released on the Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar records, and some of which has never been released. And the more I transcribed, the more he piled the stuff on. At the time, I was getting paid $10 a page, and it would take me three days to do one page!" (Wikipedia)
 

Price $270.00

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The Jo Mora Collection. Jo Mora. Ketchum, ID/Stoecklein Publishing/1994.
 

Description:
Octavo (23.5 cm). Three volumes in slipcase: "Californians," "Trail Dust and Saddle Leather," "Jo Mora: Renaissance Man of the West." Californians and Trail Dust are hardcover with pictorial endpapers, black and white illustrations by Mora, pp. 175 and 246. Jackets have light wear, books in fine condition. Mora's biography is staplebound with light wear, very good condition. Slipcase in fine condition. An attractive, special edition of three books by and about the Argentinian-born cowboy artist, published by outdoor photographer David Stoecklein.
 

Genre: Western history, Art, Jo Mora  

Price $300.00

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Thackeray's Works (Complete 20 volume set). William Thackeray. New York/Merrill and Baker/1896.
 

Description:
The complete 20-volume set of the beautiful "Illustrated Cabinet Edition." Very good condition. No jackets as issued. Decorative endpapers and pastedowns. Top edges gilt. Marbled boards with half-leather. Leather on boards is green, on spines is brown. Spine has gilt text and decorations with five raised bands. This set is ex-library (the defunct Elizabeth Seton High School in Wellesley, MA) with a card pocket and card in the first volume and library stamp on the back pastedown of the other volumes. Each volume also has a previous owners' bookplate on the front free endpaper. T ext is clean and binding is square and tight in each volume. Four of the volumes have damp-staining to the bottom corner of all pages. Each volume has numerous illustrated plates and measures approximately 5" X 7".
 

Genre: Classics, William Thackeray
 

Price $400.00

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