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Gustaf Nordenskiöld. Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Söners, 1893.
193pp. Folio [37 cm] Maroon publisher’s cloth with decorative blind stamping to the front board and the title in gilt on the backstrip. Near fine. Subtle rubbing to the corners. Text in Swedish.
First work (of the now National Park) on the once thriving culture of ancestral pueblo who built and inhabited the area of Mesa Verde for nearly six centuries. This important monograph contains numerous, illustrations, maps, photographs and diagrams. Includes sixteen full page plates and the stunning, double-page photo-gravure, ‘The Cliff Palace.’ Major work that attempted to document the peoples of Mesa Verde and the fantastic dwellings they constructed in the four corners area of the American southwest
Charles F. Snow. [Boulder, CO], (c.1918)
37 black and white photographs mounted on black paper and housed in a side sewn brown buckram album [21 cm x 15 cm] Near fine.
Photographs of the Snow family engaged in outdoor activity in Boulder and the surrounding area, visiting a mine, driving dirt streets in pre-1920 automobiles. One photo taken on 14th Street where the Snow photography studio was (2028 14th), also shows Curran Opera House and Jake Hartman grocery. Includes an excellent quality family photo and a photo of a school group.
Charles Snow (1886-1964) operated a photography studio in Boulder, Colorado for 56 years. He studied with Pirie MacDonald and went on to win more than 600 awards for his work. Snow served as President of both the American Society of Photographers and the Photographers Association of America.
Frank J. Haynes. St. Paul, MN
20 Boudoir albumen [21.5 cm x 13.5 cm] cabinet cards “F. Jay Haynes, Official Photographer, N.P.R.R. Selby Ave., Cor, Virginia. Send for Catalogue of Views. Northern Pacific, Yellowstone Park, Pacific Coast and Alaska.” Printed on the reverse at the foot. Minor overall age toning with slightly bowed mounts. Titles printed on the front of the mount, beneath the image.
Nice collection of 19th century images of Yellowstone National Park by the renowned photographer, F.J. Haynes that give a nice overview of the park. This group offers views of both sides of the Continental Divide, with photographs of the Lower, Midway and Upper Geyser Basins (including Old Faithful); the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone; Norris Geyser Basin; north entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs.
F.J. Haynes (1853-1921) was one of the most prolific of the West’s early photographers, his images of Yellowstone are legendary and some of the finest ever produced. The Haynes family operated a photo studio in Yellowstone for nearly eight decades.
Workers Progress Administration. Pittsburgh, PA: Museum Extension Project. WPA District 15, (c.1940)
Painted plaster model [12 cm x 24 cm x 22 cm] Minor chipping to plaster and paint. ‘Pueblo’ on the front of the base. ‘West’ on the left side of the base is what remains from the original caption: ‘Southwest USA’. ‘WPA District 15’ keystone shield in the back right corner on the base.
This is number one of five different architectural Pueblo models that where produced by the Pennsylvania Museum Extension Project. Very similar in style to the Taos Pueblo. Rare.
Charles Kelly. Salt Lake City, 1938.
337pp. Octavo [24 cm] Brown pebbled cloth with the title on the front board. Very good/Near fine. Gentle wear to extremities of jacket with some chipping. Some minor spotting to jacket's rear panel.
Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet: "To Henry H. Jones - with regards of Charles Kelly. Torrey, Utah - Nov. 20, 1943." This is the work on Butch Cassidy, published decades before the Newman and Redford film would make Butch, a household name. Uncommon in jacket.
"This privately printed book, limited to one thousand copies, is now quite scarce. It is an excellent history of the lives and exploits of the better-known outlaws of the Northwest." - Adams Six-guns 1221. Howes K58