RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Featured items that Back of Beyond plans to bring to RMBPF 2009.
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Eiger Dreams--Krakauer, Jon. Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains. New York: Lyons & Burford, (1990). First Edition. Signed and inscribed by author to Greg Child, Australian born mountaineer and author and filmmaker, and know for such books as THIN AIR: ENCOUNTERS IN THE HIMALAYAS "For Greg, From An Admirer Of Your Prose & A Comrade In Literary Arms. Jon, April 1990". Octavo. 186 pages. Blue paper covered boards with black cloth spine. Near fine condition with minimal wear to edges. Lightly faded edges. Binding is tight. Pictorial dust jacket. Lightly worn in overall very good plus condition. EIGER DREAMS is a non-fiction short story collection by Jon Krakauer concentrating on mountaineering and rock climbing. Krakauer is also known for his works such as, UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN and INTO THE WILD. $900.00
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Fire on the Mountain-- Abbey, Edward. Fire on the Mountain. New York: The Dial Press,1962. First Edition. Octavo. 211 pages. Yellow cloth covered boards with 1/4 red cloth covering spine. Black lettering on spine. Near fine condition with slight dent on front upper boards. Minimal bumping on corners. Pictorial dust jacket in very good condition. Lightly chipped and worn edges. Rubbed mark on back. The novel about John Vogelin, owner of land in New Mexico, who decides to defy the whole United States government. $800.00
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Report on the Colorado River--Ives, Lieutenant Joseph C. Report Upon the Colorado River of the West. Government Printing Office, 1861. First Edition. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Rebound in leather and marbled paper over boards, gold stamping on spine, raised bands, and leather corners. Original covers bound at the back. Very good hard cover. Numerous engravings, Indian portraits, and fold-out panoramic views. The Ives report is also one of the first descriptions of the Grand Canyon and of the area's native inhabitants.This is the first book to deal with the Colorado River and predates Powell's exploration by 10 years. $1200.00

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