Softcover. NY, Frank Tousey, 1st, 1906, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, Stapled wraps in color, worn, chipping, short tears to margins of cover but not affecting image. Cover art is bright. Owner's name written in ink above masthead. 30 pages, cheap pulp paper. Offered for cover art.
Softcover. NY, Frank Tousey, 1st, 1909, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, Stapled wraps in color, worn, chipping, short tears to margin, chipping of cover but not affecting image. Cover art is bright. Owner's name written in ink above masthead. 30 pages, cheap pulp paper. Offered for cover art.
Hardcover. Lexington, University Press of Kentucky, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, paper-covered boards, 172 pages. One of the most innovative films ever made, Sam Peckinpah's motion picture The Wild Bunch was released in 1969. From the outset, the film was considered controversial because of its powerful, graphic, and direct depiction of violence, but it was also praised for its lush photography, intricate camera work, and cutting-edge editing. Peckinpah's tale of an ill-fated, aging outlaw gang bound by a code of honor is often regarded as one of the most complex and impactful Westerns in American cinematic history. The issues dealt with in this groundbreaking film-violence, morality, friendship, and the legacy of American ambition and compromise-are just as relevant today as when the film first opened. To acknowledge the significance of The Wild Bunch, this collection brings together some of the leading Peckinpah scholars and critics to examine what many consider to be the director's greatest work. The book's nine essays cover an array of topics. Explored are the function of violence in the film and how its depiction is radically different from what is seen in other movies, the background of the film's production, the European response to the film's view of human nature, and the strong sense of the Texas/Mexico milieu surrounding the film's action. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Morrow, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 160 pages. Illustrated in full color. Still in shrink wrap. Beautifully illustrated with 68 full color reproductions, several double page spreads and two foldouts. Impressive paintings of cowboys, Indians, buffalo, cavalry, mountain men, immigrant wagons, spectacular rock formations and vistas, etc. McCarthy was a successful book cover and movie poster illustrator before becoming one of our finest Western artists.
Hardcover. New York, Morrow, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 160 pages. Illustrated in full color. In a clean, bright dust jacket. A commercial artist who started out sketching in the 1930s for pulp magazines, Lovell advanced to the glossier "slicks" in the 1950s and has since specialized in Old West, Plains Indian, and Civil War themes. He here presents from that long career his best canvases, among them his famed depictions of Lee's surrender and the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts' assault (in film, the climax of Glory). His spark of inspiration is usually to visualize an incident he has read of in the journals of the first white explorers and trappers, such as those of Lewis and Clark. Whether it's Clark firing his rifle or Indians encountering a cannon lost by Fremont, Native Americans are generally presented as wary but curious about the newcomers; Lovell puts the warfare outside of the frame. Themes aside, he works expertly with natural color, and though not a modern George Caitlin, his attention to the detail of Indian dress, carriage, and equipage is quite affecting, fully reflective of his respect for the cultures of Apache, Sioux, etc. A rich tribute to a captivating artist who evokes the West's vast landscape and its individual braves and traders in moods of exuberance and perseverance.
Softcover. Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix Art Museum, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Exhibition catalog. 181pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Gray pictorial stiff wrappers. Light wear to edges and spine, else like enw.
NY, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1931, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, yellow cloth stamped in black and red. James' story of a boy and a horse, born on the same day, who together grow "Big-Enough for most anything" --a delightful tale for readers of all ages. "A" on copyright page. Cloth is soiled and worn, frayed at edges. Owner's name on front fly leaf. some waviness to pages in rear. Binding tight.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Penn Publishing Company, 1st, 1921, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark green cloth with color paste down on front cover with gilt lettering, 303 pages. Color frontispiece, 4 b&w plates and numerous line drawings by Henry Pitz. "This is the story of the experiences of two boys in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Lassen and Plumas Counties, California. Their adventures take them from Jamesville, a small mining town, up over Old Baldy to Eagle Lake and that spur of the range in which the lake is held."Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harper & Brothers, reprint , 1923, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 274 pages. Illustrated with full color and black & white plates by Frederic Remington. Brown paper covered boards with cover pastedown of Remington drawing. black cloth spine. Copyright page with 1923 date and Harper's G-B code indicating later printing of 1st edition. Light foxing to outer edges of some pages and plates. Fraying to cloth at top of spine. Light darkening of pages close to gutter. Still an attractive copy.
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, Reprint, 1926, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 379 pages. Brown pictorial cover, gilt design, gilt lettering on spine. 10 color Illustrations by H. T. Dunn. Frontispiece illustration. Ilustrated end papers. Small pen marking on front end paper.
Hardcover. NY, Frederick A. Stokes, 1st, 1924, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Color frontispiece by Howard Hastings, repeated on cover label. Dark blue cloth covers. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf otherwise clean, tight.
Hardcover. New York, Grosset & Dunlap, Reprint, 1923, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 301 pages. Hardcover. Orange cloth covered boards with black graphic & orange titles to cover & spine. Frontis illustration, "....Let that hand down slowly, keeping it away from that gun," in black & white. Original dust jacket with the same illustration in full color, tears to edges, now protected with a plastic sleeve. Tight binding, light age toning, clean & unmarked pages throughout.
Hardcover. New York, Dodd Mead, 1st, 1956, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 277 pages, black cloth spine over beige color boards. Lettering on spine faded, light fraying to top of spine. Front pastedown with previous owner's bookplate and small bookstore sticker. Otherwise clean, tight copy of a scarce book.
Hardcover. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 150 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white pictures throughout. Light edgewear to covers, dust jacket covered in plastic sleeve.
Hardcover. New York, Abrams, Revised Ed., 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 296 pages, illustrated throughout with 80 plates in full color and numerous illustrations in b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. The author, Frederic G. Renner, was a good friend of the artist, and devoted nearly 35 years to collecting and studying Russelliana.
Hardcover. NY, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1927, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, Brown boards with cow skull and rope outlined on front. Contains eight short stories about the Wild West. Author won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 1927 for "Smoky the Cow Horse". Black and white frontis is an illustration by author of cattle struggling through the snow. Twenty-seven other beautiful charcoal, pen and ink illustrations by the author. Spine is slanted, a pencil inscription on the front leaf, otherwise clean. Scribner's seal on coyright page, no A. Same date on title and copyright pages.
Hardcover. Fort Worth TX, Amon Carter Museum, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 48 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. This beautifully made and designed collection of the turn-of-the-century photos by cowboy-photographer Erwin E. Smith covers everything you always wanted to know about cowboys and more. Worcester, who tells the story in Smith's voice, ties the pictures to details of the Wild West world--how cowboys came to be, the ins and outs of roping cattle, and more--and profiles colorful characters, from wranglers to cooks to broncobusters. The frequently overlooked African Americans and Hispanics who contributed greatly to cowboy culture are considered as well. Also included are atmospheric tidbits about the roguish and glorious cowboy life. However, it's Smith's authentic photos that steal the show: the day-to-day routine at camps, the excitement of rodeos, and the ambience of the sweeping dusty plains are a pleasure to behold.
Hardcover. NY, Meredith Press, 1st, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, lightly rubbed dust jacket. A story set in Nebraska in the 1800s. Centers on the relationship between Matt Bailey and a young Sioux brave, Red Bear. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Harper and Brothers, reprint, nd, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, tan cloth with green and white design on front cover, spine with green lettering. 32 b&w plates by Remington.
Hardcover. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1st, 1919, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 377 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Green cloth cover boards with gilt reverse lettering on front and spine. Corners bumped, rear board has moderate soiling, spine shows heavy rubbing and wear. Illutrations by W.H.D. Koerner. Spine slightly cocked, but tight copy.
Hardcover. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday and Co., 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 189 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st edition after limited edition. Illustrated in color and b&w. Cloth covers with gilt lettering. In a bright, price-clipped dust jackey.
Hardcover. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday and Co., 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 189 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st edition after limited edition. Black and white pictures, some in color. Cloth covers with gilt lettering. Edge wear and fraying to top of dust jacket spine, small closed tear to back dust jacket. Remainder spray on bottom edge page block.
Hardcover. Flagstaff AZ, Northland Press, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, original dark blue cloth stamped with a wolf and rattler in silver on front cover and lettered in silver on spine. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (lightly rubbed). Half folio. Illustrated Contains articles and check lists on, amongst many, Peter Hurd, N. C. Wyeth, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Maynard Dixon, Edward Borein and Will James.
Softcover. Washington DC, National Gallery of Art, reprint, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Exhibition Catalog organized by the National Gallery of Art in association with the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa. Squarish quarto, about 11.25 inches (28.5 cm) tall in pictorial yellow and black wraps. 228 pages illustrated by 71 color plates and other illustrations. Well produced catalog featuring Remington's imaginative night scenes.
Hardcover. New York, A.L. Burt, reprint, 1929, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 334 pages, blue cloth covers with black design. Dust jacket with light soil and edgewear. Previous owner's inscription on front fly leaf.
Hardcover. New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1st, 1927, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 182 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Illustrated with 12 photos from the Buster Keaton Silent Comedy. Dust jacket shows heavy chipping and small tears. Lightly darkened pages, otherwise tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Appleton-Century Company, 1st, 1940, Hardcover, light tan cloth stamped with drawing of three cowboys and lettering in red. 260 pages, b&w illustrations by James McKell. Cloth covers with light soil. Spotting to spine. A western tale for young adults. No markings.
Hardcover. NY, powerHouse Books, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, illustrated boards with "bullet holes". 144 pages. Golden Age Western Comics lovingly reproduces in full-color, restored, complete scans of 20 of the best Western stories--plus a few pin-ups--created between the years 1948 and 1956. These lavishly illustrated stories of guts and glory, violence and valor, intrigue, romance, and betrayal, on the range and in lawless frontier towns, were created by some of the best artists and writers of the era. The action flies off the page in stories such as "The Tragedy at Massacre Pass," and "Breakout in rondo Prison," from the greatest earliest publishing houses, including: Fawcett, Charlton, Avon, Youthful, and more. Like new,
Hardcover. Santa Cruz, CA, Flesk Publications, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 304 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color illustrations. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Harvey Dunn was one of twentieth century America's most powerful illustrators, painters and teachers. This comprehensive volume covers a major portion of his illustrations and paintings for the first time. Content includes illustration art, pioneer and western works, and his powerful World War I pieces inspired by his battlefield sketches. Also included are the rarely seen nudes, portraits, and murals. Paintings from museums and private collections showcase the full range of this talented American artist. For this book, many original paintings were tracked down and re-photographed in order to reintroduce the work of this important artist. Until now, most of Dunn's paintings and illustrations have been unavailable to the public in their original form. Locations of pictures in public collections are listed, as are the original publication dates and places. Additionally, a section is devoted to the artist's working and teaching methods. Also included is a reprinting of Dunn's "An Evening in the Classroom," compiled from notes made during critiques, passing on his inspirational teaching philosophy. A comprehensive list of Dunn's students with sample art is included as well.
Hardcover. New York, The Macaulay Company, First Edition, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 290 pages. Hardcover. Frontis illustration in bw, "At the sharp crack of the rifle, Moran stopped short." Brown cloth boards with orange printed titles to cover & spine. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf. Light foxing to a few pages. Otherwise clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. NY, Charles Scribners Sons, 2nd pr., 1935, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover in a worn, chipped dust jacket. 346 pages, 48 b&w drawings by James. Classic piece of Western literature, recalling life on the fictional Seven X ranch, presenting a realistic depiction of cowboys, their work and the land in which they live. Date on title page and copyright page match, publisher's seal present but no "A", so assumed 2nd printing.
Hardcover. NY, Grove Press, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 578 pages, b&w photos. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Remainder line on top edge, otherwise clean. The first major biography of David Samuel Peckinpah, who began writing scripts for Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, and The Westerner and went on to direct phenomenal films such as Riding the High Country, Straw Dogs, The Getaway, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and The Wild Bunch.
Hardcover. Chicago, A.C. McClurg and Co, 2nd Ed., 1910, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, tan cloth stamped with 3-color decoration. Four Illustrations in color by W. Herbert Dunton. Illustrated end papers. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf. Light edgewear to covers.
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 239 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white pictures throughout. Clean, tight copy. More than 10,000 images reside in public archives and private collections, depicting every aspect of what popular historian Pierre Berton has called "one of the strangest mass movements in history." For this book, Berton selected 200 photographs, some iconic, some touchingly personal, and most previously unpublished.The Klondike Quest brings to life the panoramic drama of the great stampede for gold as seen by the ordinary gold-seeker. The photographs are beautifully reproduced and informatively and colorfully captioned. "One million people, it is said, laid plans to go to the Klondike. One hundred thousand actually set off. And so the Klondike saga is a chronicle of humanity in the mass.... For the next eighteen months, the Yukon interior plateau became a human anthill."
Hardcover. Kansas City, MO, Tell-Well Press, 1st, 1948, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Nonpaginated. Hardcover. Decorated endpapers. Vivid color illustrations throughout. Dust jacket unclipped, has some age wear, still intact and wrapped in protective brodart. Cover boards decorated with same image as dust jacket. Covers have a little soil a top and age wear. Clean inside and in great shape for its age.
Hardcover. New York , Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1930, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 433 pages, green cloth stamped in gilt and black, Scribner A on copyright page. A square and solid book with fading to spine and small stain to cover. Photo portrait of James, b&w illustrations by him. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf. Same page with a crease. Internally sound and clean.
Hardcover. Toronto, William Briggs, 1st CAN, 1911, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 683 pages, with 4 color plates by N. C. Wyeth, gilt title on gray covers. Minor edge wear and rub, light corner bumps, otherwise, very clean and tight.
Hardcover. Flagstaff, Arizona, Northland Press, 2nd pr., 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 98 pages. INSCRIBED BY PERCEVAL with personal note to previous owner from him and his wife. Cover shows very light wear and soiling. Internally clean. Beautiful color and black & white sketches of Navajos and Arizona landscape. With a descriptive text by Clay Lockett.
Softcover. Austin TX, University of Texas Press, reprint, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 260 pages, b&w photos. There have been very few directors in the history of Hollywood who have ever had as hard a time as Sam Peckinpah did. In a career that lasted only from 1961 to his death near the end of 1984, the man known (rather errantly) as Bloody Sam made only fourteen films--not exactly a large volume work. Despite this, however, and despite (or perhaps because of) his penchant for raising hell with studio heads and producers, Peckinpah was a never-a-dull-moment director. And when he wasn't doing that, he made himself a target for critics, both inside and outside of Hollywood, with his graphic and complex approaches to violence (his 1969 Western epic THE WILD BUNCH), while at the same time also numbering among his films two, largely non-violent gems in THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE and JUNIOR BONNER that prove that the man was able to show sides of the human experience that didn't involve bullets or bloodshed.
Hardcover. Urbana IL, University of Illinois Press, 1st revised, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 410 pages. The book that re-established Peckinpah's reputation--now thoroughly revised and updated! When critics hailed the 1995 re-release of Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece, The Wild Bunch, it was a recognition of Paul Seydor's earlier claim that this was a milestone in American film, perhaps the most important since Citizen Kane. Peckinpah: The Western Films first appeared in 1980, when the director's reputation was at low ebb. The book helped lead a generation of readers and filmgoers to a full and enduring appreciation of Peckinpah's landmark films, locating his work in the central tradition of American art that goes all the way back to Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville. In addition to a new section on the personal significance of The Wild Bunch to Peckinpah, Seydor has added to this expanded, revised edition a complete account of the successful, but troubled, efforts to get a fully authorized director's cut released. He describes how an initial NC-17 rating of the film by the Motion Picture Association of America's ratings board nearly aborted the entire project. He also adds a great wealth of newly discovered biographical detail that has surfaced since the director's death and includes a new chapter on Noon Wine, credited with bringing Peckinpah's television work to a fitting resolution and preparing his way for The Wild Bunch.This edition stands alone in offering full treatment of all versions of Peckinpah's Westerns. It also includes discussion of all fourteen episodes of Peckinpah's television series, The Westerner, and a full description of the versions of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid now (or formerly) in circulation, including an argument that the label "director's cut" on the version in release by Turner is misleading. Additionally, the book's final chapter has been substantially rewritten and now includes new information about Peckinpah's background and sources.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin , reprint, 1932, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, beige cloth, 260 pages with 5 b&w illustrations by Henry J. Peck. Previous owners inscription on front fly. No dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York , The Macmillan Co., 1st, 1898, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. A Story of Boys' and Girls' Life on the Frontier. 297 pages, six full-page black & white illustrations, top edge gilt. Spine faded, Last 10 pages with top edge of paper scuffed, frayed. Beautiful gilt drawing on red cover.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, First Edition, 1958, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 232 pages. Hardcover. Navy top edge. Toning throughout. Light foxing to endpapers. Original dust jacket with toning, faint foxing to inside edges, now protected with a plastic cover. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Burt Franklin, reprint, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Reprint of the original 1898 edition. 15 b&w plates. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Oblong. Spine somewhat loose, not affecting binding. Small stains near spine, else a very nice copy. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday & Co., 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, oblong format, brown cloth spine over beige cloth with gilt illustration of bareback bronc rider on cover and gilt titling on spine; illustrated endpapers. Beautifully illustrated in b&w and color explaining and illustrating rodeo events like bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, etc. Sam Savitt (1917-2000) was a reknowned equine artist and author, as well as an illustrator of over 100 books.
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribners Sons, 1st, 1929, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 328 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations by Will James. Green cloth covers with some small areas of spotting. Spine slightly cocked. Clean, tight copy.