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Tony Hillerman. Irving CA, 1989
Limited Edition Poster for a Talk at the Department of Fine Arts, University of California Irving in 1989. A Fine heavy mat paper poster announcing a Hillerman talk “Building a Book With Navajo Bricks” to be given on May 12, 1989, at the Marty Belknap Endowed Lecture. The poster designer (Alexander Rudinsky) has signed in pencil at the lower right corner and noted that this number 28 of 48 produced. The poster has also been signed by Hillerman at the top, below his printed name. The artist received a Master of Fine Arts degree from US Irving in 1989. The poster is in Fine condition with no signs of wear or fading. Poster is very unique and does not appear to be available anywhere online.
John Nichols. Albuquerque, Dayspring Graphics, 1979
Original Limited Edition Print Signed by Nichols. This being #3 of 50. This is one of of series of twenty-two images Nichols created for possible use in his book The Magic Journey. He was disappointed with the artwork presented by the publishers and decided to create the illustrations himself. Some were used for the book, this one was not. It was used in his 2000 book Armageddon and New Mexico: Writing for Fun and Profit in the Poorest State in America published by Rydal Press of Santa Fe. The print is matted and framed. The frame is in good condition with some nicks and small paint spatters.
Dorothy Lathrop. New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1937
FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE of the FIRST CALDECOTT MEDAL BOOK for Best Illustrated Children’s Book in 1938. First State with Lathrop’s name misspelled “Lathop” on the spine of the book and on the spine of the dust jacket. Helen Fish wrote the introduction and selected passages from the King James Bible to accompany 27 beautiful drawings by Dorothy Lathrop which won her the Caldecott Medal. Text Clean, mild toning and foxing on endpapers. No writing or other marks. Binding tight. Dust Jacket Very Good with small chips, light edge wear, and a red stain on the back. Price ($2.00) on dj flap. No medal or mention of Caldecott Award on the dust jacket. A Very Nice copy of this highly collectible book.
Tony Hillerman. New York, HarperCollins, 1993
Signed by Tony Hillerman on the title page, no inscription. An original color pencil and ink drawing of two Koshares (Sacred Clowns) by the late Navajo artist Ernest Franklin on the half title page. The drawing is signed by Franklin. Text and Dust Jacket are both in Fine condition with no blemishes. Book is housed in a “Buffalo Medicine” slipcase in Fine condition as well.
Ernest Franklin (1942 - 2010) was born on the Navajo Reservation and grew up in a traditional family. He started drawing as a boy and continued until his death. With Ernie Bulow of Buffalo Medicine Books he started doing original illustrations in copies of Hillerman’s books in the late eighties.
Cormac McCarthy. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998
First Edition, First Printing (stated). SIGNED by McCarthy on a publisher’s tipped-in limitation page with the statement: “One thousand copies of this signed first edition of Cities of the Plain have been especially prepared for friends of the author and publisher”. A Very Fine book in like dust jacket. Jacket has no tears, not price-clipped ($24.00), now protected in a mylar cover. Binding Tight and Square. Black boards Fine, no bumps. Gold lettering Bright, no wear. Volume three of the Border Trilogy. Housed in a sturdy custom-made collector’s slipcase, also in fine, like new condition.