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Points West Fine Books
Todd & Brenda Macon
396 Clear Spring Ave. Durango CO 81301
Western Americana, Railroads, Southwest
Booth Number: 14
Chapman, Kenneth M.. Pueblo Indian Pottery (Complete in Two Volumes):
 Reproductions in Color From Specimens in the Famous Collection
of the Indian Arts Fund.
Nice, France: C. Szwedzicki, 1936. Folio Signed Limited Edition.
Rare in both volumes, limited to 750 each, signed and numbered, #93
and #111. 100 hand-colored photo-lithographs (50 to each volume).
Original cloth portfolios with color pastedowns, string ties. Stitched
introduction text in parallel, English and French. Color plates each
with tissue guards, unbound as issued. Stunning color plates of the
finest examples of Pueblo pottery and design.
Ex-library with only small sticker to lower left of each cover
pastedown, otherwise no other markings. All plates and introduction
texts are in fine, unmarked condition. Portfolios are very good
showing wear, volume one better than volume two. $6,000.00
Stanton, Robert Brewster; James M. Chalafant (Ed.); Julius Stone.
"Colorado River Controversies."
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1932. 8vo. pp. xliii, 232. First
Edition. INSCRIBED by Julius Stone. Red cloth, gold stamped titles to
front and spine. Deckled edge. Frontis. Illustrated, plates. Very good
or better book with lightly faded spine, titles light but discernible.
Binding square, hinges strong. No dust-jacket.
"A highly important book....The controversies are: the raft journey of
James White, and the affair at Separation Rapids. These are but
fragments from Stanton's truly prodigious researches." (Farquhar, 50)
Inscription by Julius Stone, author of the foreword and "Canyon
Country," dated 1/23/34 . "Julius F. Stone, who had a special interest
in the river history, procured the [posthumous] publication of this
portion..." (Farquhar). Scarce. $1,500.00
A COLLECTION OF EIGHT FAMILY COPIES BELONGING TO CHARLES ERSKINE SCOTT
WOOD AND SARA BARD FIELD. Sara Bard Field, noted suffragist and poet,
and Charles Erskine Scott Wood, translator for Chief Joseph, friend of
Twain, poet, and anarchist. They shared a notable and romantic
literary life together.
All books written by Wood and/or Field, four inscribed to one another
or to their children. The inscriptions are of a highly personal and
sentimental nature, perhaps best exemplified by the inscription on
Field's "To A Poet Born on the Edge of Spring: A Poem Unfolding in
Secret." This is copy #1 of 50:
"Erskine, beloved. It only remains for me to give you the first copy
from the press of this book already dedicated to you and written, tho
inadequately, about you. On this page let me say that all my poems,
whether or not written to you, are written through you for your great
love is the stimulus to all my endeavor. Yours--wife and lover--Sara.
All books are privately printed by different fine presses including
two from the Grabhorns. Titles include Field's "To A Poet Born on the
Edge of Spring: A Poem Unfolding a Secret," inscribed by Bard to Wood;
Wood's "A Masque of Love" inscribed by Wood to their son who later
died and re-inscribed to their daughter; Wood's "The Testament of
Charles Erskine Scott Wood" inscribed by Wood to their daughter; Field
and Wood's "Beautiful Wedding" inscribed by Wood and signed by Field
to their daughter on her wedding day; Field and Wood's "Selected
Poems"; Wood's "Sonnets to Sappho" inscribed by Wood; Bard's "The
Vintage Festival"; and Bard's "The Speech of Sara Bard Field [to
$4500.00 for the Collection of Eight Books.
Jackson, William Henry; Jackson Thode (ed.). "William Henry Jackson's
Rocky Mountain Railroad Album: Steam and Steel Across the Great
Silverton, CO: Sundance Publications, 1976. Elephant Folio 23" tall.
Limited edition, #1324 of 3000. Brown and black quarter bound faux
leather with gold stamped titles to front. Illustrated. Very good or
better with publisher's gift bookplate on ffep and bookplate scar on
verso. Large sepia-tone reproductions of Jackson's incomparable work
with the Denver and Rio Grande. $500.00
Fischer, M. and Antonio Y. A. Abeytia. New Mexico. "Territorial Bureau
of Immigration. Report As to Socorro County."
Socorro, NM: Socorro Daily News, 1881. pp. . First Edition. The
report was prepared by the two commissioners of Socorro County.
Eberstadt Cat. 136: 482: "A rare local production; location;
description of the country; population; soil, climate, water and
timber; state of society; mineral resources, with the new discoveries
of copper, silver, and gold listed district by district." $425.00