PROGRESSIVE MEN OF WESTERN COLORADO – ILLUSTRATED.
(Bowen - Publisher). Chicago: A. W. Bowen & Co. 1905.
1905 Edition, full, black leather, original publishers binding,
blind-stamped on front and rear covers and original, bright, gilt-stamped title and publisher on spine, all edges gilt; binding is tight,
re-backed, in very good condition, interior is fine. 876 pages of biographies (approximately 1 per page) of the prominent men (and women)
of western Colorado, which seems to include anywhere west of Denver. Includes many of ranching background.
Hunting Trips of A Ranchman; Sketches Of Sport On The Northern Cattle Plains.
Theodore Roosevelt. Putnam, New York, 1885.
1st Edition/ Limited, No. 413 of 500 numbered copies of the Medora Edition. Magnificently illustrated - with 7 Japan-proof impressions by J.C. Beard,
4 India-proof etchings by R. Swain Gifford, and 20 plates by A.B. Frost, Gifford, Henry Dandham; each full plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive
letterpress; frontispiece with tissue. i-xvi; 318 pp., untrimmed, thick 4to, bound in publisher's original tan cloth, with pictorial front cover and
spine stamped in gold. Near Fine, with minor cosmetic repair to spine end. Merrill Aristocrat.
Genre: Merrill Aristocrat
10 Photographs, various scenes of Texas Panhandle Cowboy Life.
Artist: Erwin E. Smith. Library of Congress, c 1949.
Erwin E. Smith Photographs
These stunning photographs portray aspects of a cowboy’s life in early 1900’s Texas
10 Images approximately 10 1/2” x 14”. Matted to 16” x 20”, individually priced, $650 - $1000.
Library of Congress received some photos from Smith in 1908-1910 for copyright. In 1949, his sister, Mary Alice Pettis donated
1600 original glass negatives and nitrate film negatives to the L of C, from which these few photographs were made.
The negatives were sent to Amon Carter Museum in 1986, and L. of C. retained these photographs. Ms. Pettis solicited the aid of
George Patullo, long-time friend of Erwin Smith, to assist the L. of C. in categorizing and captioning the images; some with descriptions on verso.
1 image: Dave Carter, Spur Cowpuncher, on Butterbean, Watching the Herd as They Come Down to Water Hole to Drink. Spur Ranch, SMS Ranch, near Stamford, Texas 1910.
Another image: Four Cowpunchers Shooting Craps on a Saddleblanket in Roundup Camp. JA Ranch, Texas, 1908.
Lone Cowboy. Limited Edition, One of 250 With an Original Drawing by the Author.
Will James. New York-London, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930.
The Limited Edition of LONE COWBOY
ONE OF 250 WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY THE AUTHOR
Simply – the finest example of the Limited I have ever seen!!
Publication was 1930, with green cloth covers and brown cloth spine with a leather label on the spine with gold imprinting.
The book came housed in a green paper covered board slipcase, also with a brown leather label imprinted in gold.
Each of the 250 limited’s came with an original drawing tipped in following the page describing the limitation, and each different.
It has been my pleasure and good fortune to have handled 9 of these limited’s in the last 15 years. The condition of this book is
superior to any I have seen. And it is only the 3nd I have seen with the original slipcase. From this experience, my opinion is that
the value of these books is based on the following 3 criteria: condition of the book, presence and condition of the slipcase, and quality of the drawing.
The book is very fine, with the covers as bright a green as ever seen. As Don describes, the covers are very susceptible to fading
from exposure to light, and most books fade on the front or back or both. The label is fine and the gilt is bright. The binding is tight and
there are no marks inside the book.
The slipcase is nearly as fine as ever seen! There is slight age toning, with a light tan hue to the edges. The label of the slipcase is fine as well.
The ink drawing is of a young, lone horse looking at you. It resembles how James drew Smoky.
A spectacular book and slipcase.
Genre: Merrill Aristocrat