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Western Americana, Utah and the Mormons, Travel & Exploration, Edward Abbey
Booth Number: 54

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Dutton, Clarence Edward. Tertiary History of the Grand Canon with Atlas to Accompany the Monograph on the Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District (two volume set). Washington: [United States Government Printing Office] Julius Bien & Co. Lith. New York, 1882. First edition.

Monograph. 264pp. Quarto [30.5 cm] Fine. Complete with all plates. Both the monograph and atlas have been beautifully rebound in 3/4 black leather over tan canvas boards. Green leather labels on both backstrips.

Atlas. Twenty-three sheets including title-page and table of contents (sheet 1), 12 color maps, 10 color views. Folio [51.5 cm] This volume is complete. Scarce in any condition. Hardcover.

This atlas contains the three stunning panoramas, 'From Point Sublime in the Kaibab', by William H. Holmes. These three panoramas offer a 270 degree view of the Grand Canyon. This atlas also contains Thomas Moran's exquisite work, 'The Transept, Kaibab Division, Grand Ca˝on An Amphitheater of the Second Order.' These four plates have made this work one of the most sought after Western Americana titles, and are usually missing from this monumental work.

In 1875, Clarence Edward Dutton (1841-1912) joined the United States Geological Survey and is known for his extensive explorations of the Rocky Mountain region. His greatest accomplishment is his Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District of 1882. It is still considered the preeminent work on the Grand Canyon to date. The atlas is beautifully illustrated with maps and views engraved by Julius Bien. Sheet XVIII of the atlas, entitled "The Transept, Kaibab Division, Grand Canyon" is based on the monumental painting of the same title by artist Thomas Moran (1837-1926). Moran, more than any other artist is most closely associated with images of the Grand Canyon. The field artist for the Dutton geological exploration was William Henry Holmes (1846-1933). Holmes was most noted for his sense of realism and accurate draftsmanship. Holmes contributed many finely executed panoramic views of the Grand Canyon to the Atlas that are quite stunning. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design, The Art Institute of Chicago and The Brooklyn Art Club among others. Holmes later held positions as Curator at the University of Chicago (1898-1906) and was a former Director of the National Academy of Design (1920-1932). Farquhar states: "One of the greatest, if not the very greatest of all Grand Canyon books...The atlas, containing the superb panoramic views by William H. Holmes and a drawing by Thomas Moran, is a rich portfolio of art as well as a collection of maps and an exposition of geology." Farquhar 73. (15547)
$10000.00

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Hayden, Ferdinand Vandiveer. Geological and Geographical Atlas of Colorado and Portions of Adjacent Territory by F.V. Hayden U.S. Geologist. Washington DC: Jules Bien, 1877. First edition. Twenty sheets. Elephant folio [68 cm] In original 3/4 leather over brown cloth boards. Leather label at center of front board. Raised bands and title gilt on backstrip. Very good. Bookplate on front pastedown. This monumental work of geology and cartography is scarce in any condition. Leather bound.

The legend states "This atlas is composed of two series of maps: the first, of four sheets, on a scale of twelve miles to one inch, each covering the whole State of Colorado; the second, of twelve sheets (six topographical and six geological, of identical areas), on a scale of four miles to one inch, each sheet embracing two and one-half degrees of Longitude and one and one-quarter degrees of Latitude, the whole presenting the results of the field work of 1873, '74, '75 and '76, covering the entire State of Colorado and adjacent portions of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico."

"Cartographically, the 1877 Atlas was the highest expression of the labors of the Hayden Survey in Colorado." -Carl Wheat. Wheat 1281 (23744)
$4000.00

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Mother Goose Rhyme: Little Bo-peep / Hickory, Dickory, Dock (large teaching aid poster). [New York]: C. H. Congdon, 1912. Large (54" by 38") double sided poster used as a teacher's aid. One side contains 'Little Bo-peep' and the other side is 'Hickory, Dickory, Dock'. Five charming color lithographs illustrate this piece (two for Little Bo-peep - three for 'Hickory, Dickory Dock'). Poster. At the lower left corner of 'Hickory' is the following notice: "This is the original form of the Mother Goose Rhyme and the one most used. Teachers objecting to the incorrect English will be furnished a letter 'a' on gummed paper to place over the 'u' in run." Minor dampstaining to head and foot otherwise clean. (26292)
$300.00
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Baum, L. Frank. Mother Goose in Prose. Chicago: Way and Williams, 1897. First edition. 265pp. Quarto [29 cm] In original gray illustrated cloth. Very good. Corners and hinges have been professionally repaired. Three of the plates have been supplied. Recased. Hardcover.

Warmly inscribed by Baum on the front free endsheet. Inscription reads: "2 the 2 Ver Becks - (Pa and kid). - With sincerest admiration - and affection of - L. Frank Baum - ?.May.1900." Presumably this is inscribed to Frank Ver Beck, who was the illustrator of the Baum work "The Magical Monarch of Mo."

Not only is this the first published book of L. Frank Baum, but it is also the first illustrated work by Maxfield Parrish. This book contains twelve charming illustrations from Parrish, in his signature style. This is a nice inscribed copy of an increasingly uncommon work. (26090)
$15000.00

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[Abbey, Ed]. Letter from Edward Abbey to the Industrial Worker. One page letter to the editors that is dated October 1, 1988. Letter is typed and signed at the foot. In this letter Abbey begins by thanking them for their kind words in regards to his books, he then states that is writing to clarify his views on immigration. Abbey states that he is "opposed to all further mass immigration into America, legal or illegal from any source." He goes on to write "Like all Earth Firsters, almost all environmentalist, most union members and the majority of blacks and Hispanics, I think we should seal our borders." He than writes his four reasons for this position. He lists these reasons as: "(1) The USA is overcrowded already", "(2) a large influx of cheap docile, uneducated and desperate foreigners will put bona fide native born (or naturalized) American working people at further disadvantage in their struggle with big business and big government.", "(3) a growing population means greater pressure on all resources, including clean air, schools, medical facilities, clean water, clean soil, open space, wildlife, wilderness and our public lands.", "(4) a growing population leads inevitably to more government, more laws, regulations, police, centralized control, authoritarian policies and a generalized stifling of personal freedom for all but the very rich."

This letter evidences Abbey's longtime admiration of the wobblies and his ties to them (evidenced in his very first novel in 1954, where the protagonist, Jonathan Troy is described as a one eyed wobbly) as well as his close ties to the radical environmentalist group, Earth First!, which sprang to life in 1981 by "cracking" Glen Canyon Dam, an event at which Abbey attended. But the meat of the letter, is Abbey's views on immigration, spelled out in detail, and an extremely topical subject today, some twenty-three years after he wrote it.

The Industrial Worker has been the newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) since January of 1906 when the first issue was printed in Joliet, Illinois. The IWW considers the periodical "the voice of revolutionary industrial unionism." The IWW is still printed to this day.

Letter contains eighteen manuscript corrections by Abbey's hand in red pen. This letter offers rich insights into the thought and philosophy of one of this country's leader postwar writers less than a year prior to his untimely death at age sixty-two. (26969)
$1500.00

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Nordenskiold, Gustaf. Ruiner af Klippboningar I Mesa Verde's Canons [The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde]. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Soners Forlag, 1893. First Edition. 193pp. Folio [37 cm] Original 1/4 leather over decorative green cloth boards with decorative gilt stamped borders to boards and title gilt stamped on the front board. Gilt stamped title and bands to backstrip. Very good. Backstrip shows some sunning. Head and foot of backstrip have subtle professional repairs. Uncommon. Hardcover.

Nordenskiold came to the American southwest in 1891 at the invitation of Richard Wetherill, a local cattle rancher, who, along with Charles Mason is credited with discovering the Mesa Verde ruins. This collection contains Nordenskiold's notes and photographs of his travels and excavations in the area. Includes all seventeen full-page plates. These large plates include some absolutely exquisite photo gravures of the ruins, including the double page centerfold of "The Cliff Palaces." Also includes 159 smaller black and white illustrations. Full-page map present at the rear. The earliest scholarly monograph on Mesa Verde. Mesa Verde comprises some of the most spectacular American Indian ruins in all of North America.

"I shudder to think what Mesa Verde would be today had there been no Gustaf Nordenski÷ld. It is through his book that the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde became known and his volume might well be called the harbinger of Mesa Verde National Park as we know it today." - Robert Heyder, former National Park Superintendent. (25541)
$2000.00


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