RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Featured items that Ken Sanders Rare Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2008.
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No Image Available Macomb, John Navarre and John Strong Newberry. *Report of the Exploring Expedition from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Junction of the Grand and Green Rivers of the Great Colorado of the West, in 1859*...with Geological Report by Prof. J.S. Newberry, Geologist of the Expedition. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876. First edition. 152pp. Quarto [30 cm] Original dark red cloth with gilt title to backstrip. The volume has been rebacked to match the original. Near fine. Corners have been repaired with matching cloth. Name and date in ink on front free endsheet. A bookplate has been discreetly removed from the front pastedown. All plates present and in clean and crisp condition.

With eleven color lithographic plates of scenery, three black and white landscape plates, eight black and white fossil plates (all with tissue guards). Large folding map present at rear, and in very clean condition. Rare and unusual in this condition. This publication is considered by many to be a geographical continuation of the Ives report, although the gap of the Grand Canyon is not filled in. Newberry was the geologist for both expeditions. According to Farquhar, "The Lithograph of Shiprock is one of the most pleasing of the scenic views made in that epoch". Originally scheduled to be printed in 1861, the Civil War delayed the publication for fifteen years. Howes M178. Farquhar 23. Wheat 983. Moffat 61.


No Image Available McCarthy, Cormac. *No Country for Old Men.* New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. First Edition. 309pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black cloth with gilt stamped title on backstrip. Fine/Fine.

Signed by the reclusive author on a tipped in endsheet. Set in our own time along the bloody frontier between Texas and Mexico, this is Cormac McCarthy's first novel since Cities of the Plain completed his acclaimed, best-selling Border Trilogy. A harrowing story of a war that society is waging on itself, and an enduring meditation on the ties of love and blood and duties that inform lives and shape destinies, No Country for Old Men is a novel of extraordinary resonance and power.


No Image Available Shaara, Michael. *The Killer Angels.* New York: David McKay Company, Incorporated, 1974. First Edition. 374pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 blue cloth over matching blue boards. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Three small pieces of scotch tape on reverse of jacket at lower corners and center. Subtle rubbing to corners of boards. A nice, clean copy of this work that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.


No Image Available Sinclair, Upton. *The Jungle.* New York: Jungle Publishing Company, February, 1906. First Edition. 413pp. Octavo [20 cm] Green cloth with titles stamped in white on front board and backstrip. Small two tone illustration of factories on front board. Near fine. Minor bumping to corners. Subtle rubbed spot on front board at center of factory. Otherwise fine. No "Sustainer's Edition" pasted in.

Sinclair's ode to the working poor. Sinclair work was an instant bestseller, and is responsible for the Pure Food & Drug Act. A modern high point.


No Image Available White, Elwyn Brooks. *Stuart Little*. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945. First Edition. 131pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Tan cloth with printed title, author and illustration on front board and backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Subtle nicking to corners with a few tiny losses. Spine and extremities of jacket show light age toning. Two short closed tears to foot of the jacket's rear panel with tape "repairs" to reverse. Small light stain to fore edge of jacket's rear panel near foot. Gentle rubbing to corners of boards.

White's first published children's story is now widely regarded as a classic. Illustrated with almost a hundred black and white illustrations from the renowned illustrator Garth Williams.


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