Santa Fe: Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. Map. 8 3/4" x 12". Included in pamphlet entitled "The City Different. Descriptive Guide to Santa Fe and Vicinity Road Maps." This detailed map of the national park to park highway was published in a Santa Fe travel pamphlet from around the 1920s. It depicts all the city stops on the highway as well as the nearby national parks on the route. In a time when the west was still relatively new and...
New York: Abrams, 1985. Packed with amazing full-page black and white photographs. Slim folio, black-stamped brown cloth with inlaid photographs on both covers, plain mylar wrappers. New York: Abrams, (1985). First edition. Spine lettering is just a bit faded, still a near fine copy. Front endpaper is boldly signed and dated by Avedon in the year of publication.
U. S. Pacific Railroad Exploration & Survey, War Department. Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 26.75 x 38.5". This fascinating geological section of the Mississippi River derives from the investigations of Jules Marcou, a French geologist who worked extensively in North America. In 1853, under the service of the U.S. government, he became the first geologist to cross the United States as part of the Pacific railroad exploration, headed by A.W. Whipple, that was then then underway. This...
1843. Exceptional Autograph Note Signed on a sheet of paper: "From Geo Caitlin of Wyoming, USA - To Edward Joseph Powell of London, New Castle. 1843." Fine condition. American painter who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Caitlin signed this item two years after he published his acclaimed 'Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians', in two volumes with approximately 300 engravings, and one year before he released Catlin's North American Indians Portfolio, with twenty-five plates.
Colton, 1879. Map. Hand colored engraving. Beautifully colored map of Colorado from the late 19th century. Counties are color coded and roads, towns, railroads, and rivers are labeled. Topographical features are highlighted with hachure marks. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. This is a wonderful example of their work.
Flagstaff, AZ: 1972. Black-and-white photographs of the artists and their art, 80 pages, large slim 8vo (10 x 7.25 inches), 3/4 tan fabricoid with pumpkin buckram (ex-libris inside the front cover). Flagstaff, Arizona: 1972. Limited edition. Near fine condition. Signed by 26 Western artists -- 25 on the limitation page and one on the back by the following: William Moyers, George Marks, Melvin C. Warren, Nick Eggenhoffer, Harvey Johnson, J.N. Swanson, Byron B. Wolfe, Charlie S. Dye, Joe Beeler, Frank...
New York: Kennedy Galleries, 1969. Color frontispiece portrait. 96 pages of illustrations. Thin oblong 8vo, full leather in a pictorial board slipcase. N.Y.: Kennedy Galleries, 1969. Fine. Limited De Luxe Edition, one of 300 numbered copies. Signed by Jackson on the title page, and with a signed etching enclosed in a front flap. Mint copy in the original board mailing box.
1920. 7.5 x 5.5 inches with a 1.25-inch white border, no place, no date, circa 1920. This photo depicts a goateed Grey in full Western garb, right arm draped around his horse's saddle while holding onto his hat. Strong signature in blue ink on bottom right portion of photo. Fine. Author whose novels presented an idealized version of the Old West.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962. The three novels are "Main Line West," "Far From Cibola," and "The Common Heart," originally published individually from 1936 to 1942. Introduction by D. W. Brogan. 595 pages, thick 8vo, black leatherette with a gilt-stamped spine, dust wrapper (worn and chipped). New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, (1962). First printing. A very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper for "Howard Kissel from Paul Horgan w/ good wishes 1979."