RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Featured items that Fulcrum Rare Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2013.
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Fulcrum Rare
Patty Maher and Judy Volc
4690 Table Mountain Dr. #100 Golden CO 80403
First editions, natural history, photography, religion, science and technology history, sports, travel, western americana

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Rural Hours by A Lady. With Illustrations. Sixth Edition, Willis P. Hazard, Philadelphia 1854. Entered according the Act of Congress by James Fennimore Cooper in 1850. The book is dedicated to "The Author of "The Deerslayer"" by the Writer. The Writer being Cooper's daughter, Susan Cooper.

Bookplate on inside of the front cover reads: "R. F. Beirne. To lend a Borrowed Book, or to keep it after you have read it, IS DISHONEST". The caps are on the book plate. R. F. Beirne's Book is handwritten on front end paper. Full color illustrations of birds and plants with tissue covers appear throughout the book Bound in brown leather with embossing and gilt lettering, front, back and spine. Slight signs of wear in a couple of places on the cover. Some spotting on some pages. Gilt edges. Tight copy. Some penciled notes by previous bookseller inside front cover and a small sticker with red edges and notation inside front cover.

Genre: Natural Science

Price $500.00

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Our Navy in the Great Rebellion, Heroes and Battles of the War 1861-65 Comprising an Authentic Account of Battles and Sieges, Adventures and Incidents, Including Biographies of the Prominent Naval Heroes Who Were Instrumental in Bringing The Civil War to a Triumphant Close. With Numerous Fine Steel Portraits, Battle Scenes, & Maps. By Hon. J. T. Headley. E. B Treat, New York, 1891. Copyright 1891. 6" by 9" tall. 616 pages.

Blue cloth cover with black embossed pictures and gilt lettering on front cover and spine.. Embossed decorations also on back cover. Inscription, partially illegible, is dated 1894. Pages of lists of ships from both sides in battles at back. Tight clean copy with very slight damages to edges and corners of cover.

Genre: American History - Civil War

Price $100.00

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Decorum, A Practical Treatise on Etiquette and Dress of the Best American Society, Sold only by subscription, entered into Act of Congress by J. A. Ruth and Co. in 1877. Union Publishing House, New York, Boston, Cincinnati and Savannah, Ga. 1880. 5 ” by 7 ” tall. 352 pages followed by Testimonials and blank ledger pages for notes.

Bound in blue cloth with full color portrait in a medallion with gilt and black embossed decorations and title on front cover, more gilt and black embossing on back cover. Spine is darkened. Inscribed ‘Tis yours -. From Jim Lucid, Holy Cross, C. Lusul, 1943-44. Topics covered include dress, forms of salutation for various countries, subjects to be avoided, travel and foot care to name just a few.

Genre: Manners and decorum

Price $125.00

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Beyond the Mississippi from the Great River to the Great Ocean, Life and Adventures on the Prairies, Mountains, and Pacific Coast. With More Than Two Hundred Illustrations, From Photographs and Original Sketches of the Prairies, Deserts, Mountains, Rivers, Mines, Cities, Indians, Trappers, Pioneers, and Great Natural Curiosities of the New States and Territories. New Edition, written down in the summer of 1869. Entered According to An Act of Congress in 1867 and again 8n 1869. By Albert D. Richardson, American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn, 6" by 9" tall. 620 pages.

Green paper binding somewhat faded with embossed and gilt decorations on front, back and spine. Slight damage along the edges and at the corners. Small and various sized illustrations appear on most pages as well as the usual full page engravings and photographs.

Genre: American History - Westward Expansion

Price $250.00

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Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving. Lippincott & and Company, Philadelphia. Entered according to Act of Congress by G. P. Putnam 1863. Illustrated with wood engravings by various "Eminent Artists" along with a steel engraving of Washington Irving made from a portrait with tissue cover intact. 6" by 8" tall 38 pages.

At the back are ads for two more of Irving's stories, A Christmas Story and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow which include information about a cloth binding with full gilt while this has a Japanese style binding, brown reptile skin with flexible covers indicating that this volume has been rebound. Front is stamped with gilt title or perhaps lettered, Rip Van Winkle. Tight, with slight wear on edges of skin, pages have some few spots but are mostly clear and quite legible.

Rip Van Winkle was first published in the United States in either 1819 or 1820.

Genre: Americana - Fiction 19th Century

Price $500.00

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