Hardcover. Caldwell, Idaho, Caxton Printers, 1st, 1940, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, INSCRIBED BY THE SUBJECT OF THE BOOK, DR. J.N. ROMIG on the half-title page. Black & white photo plates, 299 pages. Dust jacket badly chipped, light water stain to top edge. Previous owner's book plate opposite half title page.
Hardcover. Traverse City MI, Countrysport Press, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 309 pages, b&w illustrations by Glenn Wolff. Decorated brown bonded leather. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half title page. A collection of 23 essays, written by Sports Afield editor McIntyre, explore the spell the wild casts over all who go afield with rod or gun. Subjects range from woodcock in Ireland to Dall's sheep in Alaska to Cape buffalo in Africa, from chukars in Idaho to pronghorns in Wyoming to muskox in the Northern Territories. Includes one chapter on fishing for king salmon in British Columbia. Clean.
Softcover. Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Chief Joseph's exhausted words of surrender, 'Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever', are the accepted end of the Nez Perce War of 1877, in which several bands of Nez Perce attempting to find a new home outside their diminished Idaho reservation clashed with the U.S. military (and occasionally other Indians) along the Clearwater and Big Hole Rivers, and finally at the foot of the Bear Paw Mountains. However, a number of Nez Perce escaped transportation to Indian Territory with Joseph and continued their flight to Canada, with perhaps a hundred eventually joining Sitting Bull's Lakota."I Will Tell of My War Story" reproduces, describes, and discusses a remarkable series of drawings by an anonymous Indian artist who fought with Chief Joseph and later reached Canada. The drawings, in red, blue, and black pencil, include portraits of principal participants in the war, battle scenes, and views of Nez Perce camp life and celebrations during the war and after. The drawings are preserved in a small pocket ledger labeled 'Cash Book' on the front, which was acquired by Indian Agent Charles D. Warner in the 1880s. It was willed by him to a family living in northern Idaho, and is now in the collection of the Idaho State Historical Society. Scott Thompson worked closely both with the owners and with members of the Nez Perce community in preparing his manuscript. Thompson's detective work and research methods to identify Nez Perce and other parties pictured in the Cash Book make fascinating reading. He is careful to point out what is speculation and what has been documented or attested to by experts on dress, weapons, ceremony, and other aspects of Native culture. The Cash Book drawings are unique in several ways. They are one of very few firsthand pictorial records of the Nez Perce War, representing an even scarcer record of this war as seen from the Indian viewpoint. They contain invaluable historical and ethnographic information not only explicit in the form of military and Native dress, regalia, and quite graphic battle scenes, but also implicit. The drawings reveal an important stage of cultural adaptation as shown by the mixture of white and Native goods combined in Nez Perce material culture during the 1870s and 1880s, and by the artist's assimilation of white/European drawing techniques such as texture and perspective. The artist combined these drawing techniques with Native art traditions to make exceptionally effective pictorial communications. Scott M. Thompson is an art teacher at Chase Middle School in Spokane, Washington.
NY, Morrow, 1st , 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Black & white illustrations by Ted Lewin. Light edgewear to dust jacket. A twelve year old boy tries to return the mountain lion he's raised from a cub to her native habitat in the Idaho mountains.
Hardcover. Caldwell, Idaho, The Caxton Printers, 1st, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 265 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Scarce. Illustrated by Anton Otto Fisher. A frank and detailed description of the life of a English deep-sea fisherman. Moderate edgewear to dust jacket, chipping most pronounced along top edge. Chipping to dust jacket spine as well. Foxing to all edges. Unmarked. A tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket with minor edgewear. When 15-year-old Angeleno Shanny Adler comes to spend the summer on aged Aunt Adabelle's ranch in the boondocks of Idaho, she brings along a purple punk hair-do, a drum set, a collection of esoteric trivia and a standard YA protagonist's pressing need to "find herself." By the end of the book she has found not only herself (and turned out to be a Pretty, Talented, Caring and Generally Worthwhile Person) but also the love of talented, caring "superhunk" Thor. She also drives the local theatrical enterprise from failure to smashing success, inspires old Adabelle not to give up her ranch, resuscitates a newborn kitten and generally turns everything she touches to gold. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Arthur A. Levine Books, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 64 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgwear. Color illustrations by Allen Say. Tight copy. Caldecott Medal winner Allen Say brings his lavish illustrations and hybrid narrative and artistic styles to the story of artist James Castle. James Castle was born two months premature on September 25, 1899, on a farm in Garden Valley, Idaho. He was deaf, mute, autistic, and probably dyslexic. He didn't walk until he was four; he would never learn to speak, write, read, or use sign language. Yet, today Castle's artwork hangs in major museums throughout the world. The Philadelphia Museum of Art opened "James Castle: A Retrospective" in 2008. The 2013 Venice Biennale included eleven works by Castle in the feature exhibition "The Encyclopedic Palace." And his reputation continues to grow. Caldecott Medal winner Allen Say, author of the acclaimed memoir Drawing from Memory, takes readers through an imagined look at Castle's childhood, allows them to experience his emergence as an artist despite the overwhelming difficulties he faced, and ultimately reveals the triumphs that he would go on to achieve.
Hardcover. NY, Abrams, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 160 pages, b&w plates. An accomplished photographer of the American scene presents a unique artistic record that captures a vanishing part of our country, the main streets, barber shops, schoolhouses, and inhabitants of our small towns. In his 19th book on the American scene, Plowden has focused on what epitomizes small towns-before this endangered species disappears altogether. The well-produced images, arranged roughly by topic (e.g., schools, theaters, churches, home interiors, restaurants, stores, and grain elevators) and representing towns in many states (including Iowa, Kansas, West Virginia, New York, Minnesota, and Idaho), speak eloquently of small-town life. Even more so, they speak of change; by the time Plowden photographed these towns, most had been cut off from their rural heritages. Nevertheless, the photographs convey order, calm, and congeniality; the best of them evoke the work of Walker Evans, who, like Plowden, left scenes unaltered when he photographed them. Clean copy.