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Ernst, Otto F.
Cheyene WY - 1916-1917
Otto F. Ernst was born in Louisville, KS in 1872. He learned saddle building in Kansas and moved to Sheridan in 1900 where he opened up his own saddlery shop. By 1908 the business had become a family enterprise and he opened a location where it remained under his name until 1976. As old time cowboy culture transferred from horses to pickup trucks Ernst expanded into other goods and his leatherwoods became fine crafted hand work. This poster has a copyright notice 1914, but has calendars for 1916 and 1917. The heavier than usual paper and the two year calendar suggests it was intended to last a while to keep Ernst’s name out. In addition to the calendar, there is an image of a decked out mounted cowgirl and a collection of horse accouterments offered, “This Complete Cowboy Outfit, $100.00.” No copies in OCLC as of this writing. $950
Pagination: broadside poster - 27 x 18:
Condition: Evenly browned, a couple barely noticeable surface blemishes else good.:
Genre: ephemera, cowboy(girl), poster, Western Americana:
Moon, Carl (Karl)
Profile photograph of a Native American man by Carl Moon (1878-1948). Moon was an American photographer best known for his portraits of Native Americans in New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma.
Pagination: photograph - 19 x 13 1/2:
Condition: Slight blemish on the mans cheek, else very good.:
Genre: photograph, Native American:
Mexico City: Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros, 1787.
"Both a splendid discourse on the California missions, their foundation and management, and an intimate and sympathetic biography of the little father-president. Better, by long odds, than the bulk or lives of holy men, written by holy men." Libros Californianos, p67, describing the English translation of 1913; also referencing Henry R. Wagner's list of the "…twenty rarest and most important books dealing with the History of California." p24
Note that while this volume does have the original engraved portrait of Fr. Serra, the folding map is a replacement, and not the very rare map of the Californias by Diego Troncoso. (In this case, the map is Mexico or New Spain by Mathew Carey, 1814. Nice, but still…)
Pagination: 344pp, engraved portrait, folding map (but note description):
Condition: Contemporary velum. Covers worn, leather ties missing. Generally clean and good.:
Genre: California, history, missions:
Reese, William S.
New Haven, CT: self published, 1977
William S. Reese is acknowledged to be the foremost antiquarian bookseller in the late 20th century. This is his senior thesis (noted "Scholar of the House Program, Yale University). It is a bibliographical history of nineteenth century Americana, collectors, and booksellers. Photocopied pages printed recto only. Octavo, bound in hard covers, quarter leather and marbled boards. It is numbered 3 of 25 and signed. Tipped into the front is a typed dedication, "Freddy, Here she is - - - terminal point of many long days. Hope you enjoy it. WSR" Freddy is Fred White, Jr., Reese's early partner in bookselling who is credited in the Preface.
Pagination: [v], 279pp. A note on the colophon page states," Please note that, due to untoward circumstances, there is no page sixty-tow in this paper. Do not wast your time looking for it.:
Condition: Near fine condition.:
Wasson, R. Gordon and Maria Sabina
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974
From the Prologue: "We offer to interested readers the text of a shamanic ceremony performed on the night of 12-13 July 1958 by Maria Sabina in the Mazatec village of Huautla de Jimenez in the Sierra Madre Oriental, at the northernmost corner of the State of Oaxaca, in Mexico… We give the complete text of the session in the Mazatec language, the translation of the text into English and Spanish, linguistic and musicological commentaries, the musical notation of the chanting and singing, the sound track of the session, ethnographic notes prompted by the text, and a photographic record of the events of that night… all of the adults including of course the officiants were under the potent influence of the divine inebriant, a species of Psilocybe."
This the complete boxed set with text volume, cassettes and musical score. Text volume, decorative cloth: xxxiii, 282pp, photographs. Musical score, wrappers: 79pp. Four cassettes in a hard covered box.
Condition: The set is in the original publisher's box that shows some wear and soil. The three items are in a secondary box. All the contents of the secondary box (text, musical score, cassettes) are in bright, near fine condition. Note that the cassettes appear to be in fine condition, but they have not been tested and are offered as such.:
Genre: Ethnography Mexico hallucinogenics: