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Western American, Natural History Prints, Literature
Booth Number: 20
Grand Canyon River Guide Scroll Map. Leslie Allen Jones. Western River Guides Association, Heber City, UT, 1960.
No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. From Herm Hoop's History of
River Guides on the Colorado River System: "Les Jones, of Heber City, Utah, was an engineer and
avid river runner. Jones began running rivers at the age of eleven. He built a kayak, running
most rivers solo, and taking movies from a camera mounted on a football helmet. By the early
1950's Les began taping USGS maps together and filling in the missing contours. Les began using
aerial photos, USGS maps and his own drawings and notes to trace and draw detailed maps on a
scroll paper strips 7-10 inches wide. The maps were not waterproof and faded in sunlight,
so they had to be protected from water and sunlight. Later his maps were copied onto waterproof
mylar. Jones copied a river profile on the map above the river segments, labeling rapids and
features on both. The maps contained rapid ratings, drawings of major rapids, Powell and
other historic river camps, historic inscriptions and
other detailed information. Les' maps were some of the first maps to contain
conservation messages." One of Jones's river scroll maps for the Grand
Canyon. Dark blue mimeographed text and map. Includes an alert about the
proposed Marble Canyon dam within the Grand Canyon. 7" wide paper scroll map
is of unknown length when unrolled. In original plastic packaging with
attached paper instructions. Some edgewear, few small tears visible.
Fascinating piece of river-running history!.
Genre: River guide
When I Grow Up I Want to Be. Aviator/Cowboy/Fireman
Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. "A 3-in-1 Book." Children's book with
three separate, stacked stories about a boy's potential and romanticized careers as a aviator,
cowboy, and fireman. Only two copies in OCLC. No author, publisher, or date. Blue cloth boards
with large pictorial pastedown on front cover. Edges of boards are rubbed, corners fraying.
Some pencil scribblings to front cover, rear has large black ink ring. Interior is toned,
previous owner name in ink on first free endpaper.
Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman. J. Evetts Haley. Houghton Mifflin and Co, Boston, MA, 1936
Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.
Haley's comprehensive biography of legendary cattleman Charles Goodnight. Inscribed on first free
endpaper: "Autographed especially for Mr. B. B. Dunne, and sent by his appreciative friends,
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Smith, through the author, J. Evetts Haley. October 8, 1941 Houston, Texas."
Owner's blind stamp. Brian Boru Dunne was a prominent Santa Fe resident during the first half of
the twentieth century and served as the gossip columnist for the Santa Fe New Mexican. Beige cloth
boards with dark brown text are lightly rubbed along edges, corners and head/foot of spine are bumped.
Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has been price clipped; has heavy creasing along edges, and several
inch+ tears with tape repairs. Inscribed by Author(s).
Never Cry Wolf. Farley Morwat. McLelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto, ON, 1963.
Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.
Farley Mowat's twelfth book helped to change public perception of wolves, but has been criticized
for its inaccuracies on wolf biology and ecology. First edition, signed by Mowat on half title page.
With both dust jackets, first issue jacket has wolf with an arm around a parka-clad individual,
second with photograph of author. Some rubbing and soil to boards. Previous owner name in ink.
Mylar-wrapped dust jackets both have surface wear, edges have small chips and tears. Signed by Author(s).
Angle of Repose. Wallace Stegner. Doubleday and Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, 1971.
Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall.
First edition, later printing of Stegner's 1972 Pulitzer-winning novel. Signed on title page.
Blue-grey cloth boards with gilt text are lightly rubbed on edges, corners bumped, spine a bit
cocked. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped; spine is faded; edges have small
chips, tears, and creases. Large sticker on front advertises the Pulitzer honor. Signed by Author(s).