RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Featured items that Back of Beyond plans to bring to RMBPF 2011.
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Back of Beyond
Andy Nettell, Marcee Nettell, Marie Andrews
83 N. Main Moab UT 84532
andy@backofbeyondbooks.com raremoabbooks@yahoo.com
Western American, Natural History Prints, Literature
Booth Number: 20

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Banditti of the Plains By McPherren, I.G. ISBN bpasm Price $300.00 McPherren, Sheridan, Wyoming, 1930. Softcover. Second edition. Book condition: Good. Chipping around the edges plus light soiling. Bottom corner has slight bend to pages. Front wrap is pulled exposing the staples but remains very tight in binding. Clean interior with slight browning to edges. The first edition (1894) was violently suppressed; not only were most copies burned, the cattlemen burned the print shop of the author and ordered him to leave Wyoming. This edition remains elusive but not nearly as rare as the true first edition. Pictorial wrappers, 169 pp.
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Death Valley; Swamper Ike's Traditional Lore: Why, When, How? By Hufford, D.A. ISBN dv-001291 Price $315.00 A unique specialty re-bind from D.A. Hufford using Yucca Palm and a red leather tie binding. It appears that the trade edition of this title was published in maroon paper wraps and five souvenir copies were re-bound removing the original wraps and adding the yucca palm boards. The publisher tipped in a sheet on the FFEP describing the yucca palm binding and noted the souvenir limited binding on the last page. Scans upon request. Yucca boards have two 1/2" chunks missing on each front binding corner and one 3/4" x 1/2" piece missing from the back. Ancient scotch tape used on the spine and back but it appears the leather wrap binding is holding. Design is burnt into the yucca boards including the title and skulls and bones. The skulls have red eye sockets. Pages are clean with lightly bumped corners. Owners rd rubber stamp inside front board and on title page. All in all an interesting and unique piece.
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True Grit By Portis, Charles ISBN ld-tgcp Price $200.00 Jonathan Cape, London, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine, dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Brown boards with bright gold gilt on spine. Very light shelfwear and maybe the slightest slant. Tight binding and clean interior. Orange on top edge. Quite nice! The dust jacket has very light chipping. The colors are bright and sharp. Amazing psychedelic design to the cover; very late 60's. One of the most classic or westerns, with great dialogue captured well in the Coen Brothers movie treatment of 2010. Quite hard to find in such a clean British printing.
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Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test By Wolfe, Tom ISBN ektw Price $600.00 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1968. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. A beautiful copy of this classic. The white boards remain clean; head and tail of spine are slightly pushed. Clean interior. Two pages show a slight bend to them on the edge. Unclipped dust jacket has one very small chip at the head of the spine. Plus an 1 1/8" x 1/4" piece of clear tape overlays Wolfe's head shot on back of jacket. Easily missed unless you look carefully.
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Wallace Stegner Letter, TLS (Typed Letter Signed) By Stegner, Wallace ISBN WSL Price $900.00 Wallace Stegner Typed Letter Signed (TLS) dated February 23, 1992, written in response to a query from cinematographer Eric Temple regarding Stegner's memory of working with Edward Abbey as a Stegner Fellow.
Stegner describes Abbey as "quiet, reclusive, clean-shaven, watchful." Wallace talks about Ed missing the southwest and that Abbey had "all his later attitudes well in place but did not express them quite so forcibly as he later did." Later in the letter he relates a Ken Kesey/Edward Abbey story.
Letter in fine condition with one hand-written correction and several typos. Typical folds. Signed by Wallace Stegner. Comes with typed envelope with Stegner's return address printed.

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