June 15th, 2021
Welcome to Back of Beyond Books' recent acquisitions list. While we specialize in books of the American West, these listings will run the gamut of genres. You're receiving this list because you've either purchased from us or are a friend in the business. If you prefer not to see these monthly postings you may easily unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of the page.

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Please join Back of Beyond Books at Getman's First Anniversary Fair! The Fair will be open continuously from 10am (MST) Wednesday, June 16th until 6pm (MST) Thursday, June 17th.  
Back of Beyond Books will be showcasing 21 items new to the market including a beautiful set of the 1923 Birdseye Expedition Colorado River Maps, colorful Mexican pulp comics with original artwork, and a diary from the Bleeding Kansas era.

This week's list from our warehouse has a diverse set of recently acquired books. Selections include a signed limited edition copy of Nolie Mumey's book on the Tetons, a book of Guillermo Kahlo's photography, and a classic science fiction novel by Jules Verne.

We buy collections and maintain want lists. Books are subject to prior sale and may be held for one week. Any item is returnable within two weeks for a full refund. Dealer discounts and institutional billing are available for all books we offer.

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Life at the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency:
The Photographs of Annette Ross Hume
Southwell, Kristina L.; Lovett, John R.
First Edition

University of Oklahoma Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Silver boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Boards have a few small dents along edges and at corners, otherwise fine. Black pictorial dust jacket has some creasing and shelf wear along edges. Also some scratching and mild soiling. Tight binding and clean interior. Name of previous owner, artist Pete Plastow, in pencil on first free end paper. Black and white photos throughout.

This book collects the photographs of Annette Ross Hume, which document the growth of Anadarko, Oklahoma, known today as the "Indian Capital of the Nation." Hume moved to the Oklahoma territory in 1890 when her husband accepted the role of physician for the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency. Her evocative portraits capture the everyday life of Native Americans as they adjusted to the difficulties of living on a reservation. $200

Teton Mountains: Their History and Tradition
Mumey, Nolie
Signed Limited Edition
Artcraft Press, 1947. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Limited edition of 700 copies, this is number 234. Signed by the author on the limitation page. Brown paper boards quarter bound in tan cloth. Illustrated label affixed to cover and label with green lettering on spine. Slight rubbing to edges and mild soiling to boards. Protective Mylar jacket. Text block has some staining to top edge and a deckle fore-edge. A few page signatures have begun to crack, but binding is still tight. Some pages are wrinkled, otherwise interior is clean. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos, including a folding view of the Teton Range in very good condition.

An attempt at a comprehensive history of Wyoming's Teton Mountains, this book covers the explorers, fur traders, missionaries, artists, settlers, and mountain men who blazed trails around the breathtaking peaks. The book also discusses the town of Jackson and the creation of the National Park. $125
Gathering Remnants: A Tribute to the Working Cowboy
Nelson, Kendall; Funke-Riehle, Felicitas
First Edition

Prairie Creek Productions, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Light green cloth boards with lettering blind stamped on cover and dark green lettering on spine. Boards have no notable defects. Pictorial dust jacket with green and white lettering on cover and spine. Jacket has some scratching and scuffing, mostly to back side, and mild soiling. Not price clipped. Tight binding and clean interior. Name of previous owner, artist Pete Plastow, in pen on first free endpaper. Black and white photos throughout. Includes a foreword by Clint Eastwood and an introduction by Gretel Ehrlich.

This authentic portrayal of work on the range by photographer Kendall Nelson and writer Felicitas Funke-Riehle documents the lives of contemporary cowboys in Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, and Texas. $40
Wagons, Mules and Men: How the Frontier Moved West
Eggenhofer, Nick
First Edition
Hastings House, 1961. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Dust Jacket. Brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine and author's name in black on cover. Boards have slight rubbing and shelf wear to edges with head and tail of spine beginning to fray. Mild soiling and toning. Tight binding and clean interior. Name of previous owner, artist Pete Plastow, in pen on first free end paper. Illustrations by the author on end papers and throughout book.

Through both drawings and text, Nick Eggenhofer explores the types of transportation used in the Old West. $35
Four Centuries of Florida Ranching
Dacy, George H.
First Edition
Britt Printing Company, 1940. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. No Dust Jacket. Blue boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. Rubbing along edges, especially to corners; head of spine is frayed. Significant soiling and scratching, including large damp stain on cover. Spine is worn and faded. A few page signatures are starting to crack, but binding is still tight. Text block has foxing and mild soiling on edges. Interior has some foxing and toning, but is mostly clean. Name of previous owner, artist Pete Plastow, in pen on first free end paper. Book store sticker on rear pastedown. Includes black and white photos.

This book presents a detailed history of Florida's cattle business from the Spanish settlers to the time of the book's publication in 1940. $80
Come on Down: Pitching Paradise During the Roaring '20s
LaHurd, Jeff
First Edition
Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Dark green boards with gilt lettering on cover. Boards have mild soiling to bottom edge, otherwise fine. Dark green illustrated dust jacket with yellow lettering on cover and white lettering on spine. Jacket is wrapped in Mylar. Slight shelf wear and creasing to edges of jacket. Tight binding and clean interior. Color illustrations throughout.

A look at how communities in Florida attempted to attract new residents and visitors during the real estate boom of the 1920s. The book showcases the colorful brochures and hyperbolic advertising of the era. $68
American Painters:
With Eighty-Three Examples of their Work Engraved on Wood
Sheldon, G.W.
D. Appleton & Company, 1879. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Green boards with gilt and maroon lettering and design on cover and spine. Rubbing to edges of boards, especially at head and tail of spine and corners. Corners bumped. Some scratching and scuffing to back board. Text block has all edges gilt. Binding is tight. Some foxing and toning throughout interior, which is otherwise clean. Bookplate from previous owner on front pastedown. Includes 83 full-page black and white engravings from paintings.

This lavishly illustrated book showcases the work of 50 different 19th century American painters, pairing wood engravings made from their art with brief biographies. Featured artists include Frederick Edwin Church, George Inness, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran, and Asher B. Durand. $38
His Golden Year:
A Retrospective Exhibition of Watercolors, Oils and Graphics
Burchfield, Charles E.
First Edition
The University of Arizona Press, 1965. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Tan cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Boards have mild soiling and very slight rubbing to edges. Binding is tight. Interior is clean except for very light toning to page edges. Reproductions of art throughout, mostly in black and white.

A showcase of the work of distinguished American painter Charles E. Burchfield. The book pairs Burchfield's reflections on his career with extensive examples of his art. $85
Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York
Haskell Barbara
Giles, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Book is new, in shrink wrap. Illustrated dust jacket with yellow and white lettering on cover and spine over maroon boards.

Published to accompany a 2013 exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, this book showcases the social realist art and photography of Reginald Marsh. $35
Amazing Mabel: Sketches by Mabel Dodge Luhan
Allred, Charmay B.
Limited Edition
One Horse Land and Cattle Company, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Dust Jacket. Private edition limited to 250 copies, unnumbered. Black cloth boards with lettering stamped on cover and spine. Mild soiling, otherwise fine. Tight binding and clean interior. Features foreword by Frank Waters. End papers are reproductions of Luhan's address book. This book reproduces 182 sketches by Mabel Dodge Luhan from her 1916 sketchbook owned by Forrest Fenn.

Luhan was a wealthy patron of the arts associated with the Taos art colony. Author Charmay B. Allred adds a brief biography of Luhan alongside black and white photos from Fenn's collection. $100
Adobe Walls: The History and Archaeology of the 1874 Trading Post
Baker, T. Lindsay; Harrison, Billy R.
Texas A&M University Press, 2001. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. No Dust Jacket. Reprint. Tan illustrated wrapper with red and black lettering on cover and spine. Bottom corner on back side of wrapper is beginning to peel, otherwise fine. Tight binding and clean interior. Black and white photos throughout.

Co-authored by a historian and an archaeologist, this book tells the story of Adobe Walls, a trading post in the Texas Panhandle that was established in 1874 to serve buffalo hunters and was soon abandoned after a battle with members of several Plains Indians tribes intent on protecting their way of life. $25
Bulletin in Bold Characters
Taylor, Maurice
Signed Limited Edition
New Mexico Press of the Palace of the Governors, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Dust Jacket. Limited edition of 165 copies, this is number 34. Signed by Maurice and Marceil Taylor on colophon. Red and grey patterned paper boards quarter bound in grey leather. Lettering stamped on spine. Boards have no notable defects. Text block has deckle fore-edge. Tight binding and clean interior. Includes black and white illustrations and photos. Prospectus is laid-in.

This bibliography of the books published by Seton Village Press in New Mexico was written by proprietor and printer Maurice Taylor. $105
Popular Arts of Spanish New Mexico
Boyd, E.
First Edition
Museum of New Mexico Press, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Tan cloth boards with maroon lettering on spine. Boards have slight rubbing and soiling to bottom edge, otherwise fine. White pictorial dust jacket with black lettering on cover and spine is wrapped in Mylar. Not price clipped. Jacket has mild soiling. Tight binding and clean interior. Photos throughout in both color and black and white.

Expertly written by the Curator Emeritus of Spanish Colonial Art at the Museum of New Mexico, this book presents a detailed study of the culture of Spanish colonists in what is now northern New Mexico and the arts and crafts that they created. $25
Guillermo Kahlo: Fotógrafo Oficial de Monumentos (Spanish Edition)
Manrique, Jorge Alberto
First Edition
Casa de las Imagenes, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Book is new, in shrink wrap. Entirely in Spanish. Beige pictorial dust jacket with black lettering on cover and spine over black boards. Black and white photos throughout.

This book showcases the work of Frida Kahlo's father, Guillermo Kahlo, who was known for his architectural photography. $115
Charles B. Waite:
La Epoca de Oro de las Postales en Mexico (Spanish Edition)
Montellano, Francisco
Signed First Edition
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Signed by author on title page with inscription to previous owner. Book is entirely in Spanish. Silver illustrated boards with black lettering on spine. A few vertical creases on boards, mostly to back. Corners bumped. Binding is tight. Interior is clean except for mild toning to page edges. Includes many color reproductions of postcards.

This book presents the postcards created by American photographer C.B. Waite while he worked in Mexico during the early 20th century. $68
Chichicastenango: A Guatemalan Village
Bunzel, Ruth
University of Washington Press, 1967. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Third printing from 1967 of book originally published in 1952. Yellow boards with maroon lettering on spine. Boards have some soiling as well as toning to spine. Black and white pictorial dust jacket with black lettering on cover and spine is wrapped in Mylar. Not price clipped. Jacket has some soiling to both sides and slight creasing to edges. Tight binding and clean interior. Bookplate of previous owner on front pastedown.

Chichicastenango is a center of commerce and indigenous traditions in Guatemala's western highlands. Written following field work done there in the early 1930s, this books examines Guatemalan village life and explores the process of cultural change that gradually occurred in the centuries following the arrival of Europeans. $18
California's Unbuilt Missions:
Spanish Plans for an Inland Chain
Beattie, George William
First Edition
Published By the Author, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Dust Jacket. Navy blue boards with blind embossed design on cover. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Boards have some soiling and slight shelf wear to head and tail of spine and corners. Binding is tight. Significant foxing on end papers, otherwise interior is clean. Includes black and white photos and a folding map of Southern California that has some foxing but is overall in very good condition.

Originally a paper read before the Fortnightly Club in Redlands, this book examines Spain's plan for an inland chain of missions in California and discusses why it never came to fruition. $38
The Civil War in Arizona:
The Story of the California Volunteers, 1861-1865
Masich, Andrew E.
Signed First Edition
University of Oklahoma Press, 2006. First Printing. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Grey paper boards quarter bound in black cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. Very slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, otherwise fine. Pictorial dust jacket with yellow lettering on cover and blue lettering on spine. Jacket has very slight shelf wear to edges. Mild soiling to bottom edge of text block. Tight binding and clean interior. Includes black and white photos and maps.

This book tells the story of the California Column, a group of volunteer soldiers who fought in the westernmost battle of the Civil War and prevented a confederate takeover of Arizona. The book combines a lively narrative history with a compilation of letters written by the soldiers themselves as they endured grueling desert conditions to play a key role in shaping the Arizona territory. $60
Building Chris-Craft: Inside the Factories
Mollica, Anthony S.; Smith, Chris
First Edition
Voyageur Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Black boards with white lettering on spine. Boards have slight rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, otherwise fine. Black pictorial dust jacket with white and yellow lettering on cover and spine. Jacket has some scratching and scuffing, shelf wear to edges, and mild soiling. Tight binding and clean interior. Includes numerous black and white photos and some color illustrations.

This book uses extensive archival images to take readers inside the factories of the Chris-Craft company and show the processes behind the making of their famous motorboats. $55
From the Earth to the Moon
Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes:
And a Trip around It
Verne, Jules
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Dust Jacket. Illustrated edition; includes 4 color plates, all present. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. Illustration affixed to cover. Boards have some soiling and slight rubbing to edges, but are overall in very good condition. A few page signatures are cracked, but binding is still fairly tight. Interior is clean except for mild toning and creasing to some page corners.

An inventive science fiction classic by Jules Verne that tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club and their attempt to accomplish a moon landing. $100

What's The Use Of Walking
If There's A Freight Train Going Your Way?:
Black Hoboes & Their Songs
Garon, Paul; Tomko, Gene
First Edition with CD
Charles H Kerr Publishing Company, 2006. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Includes companion CD with 25 original recordings. Brown and green illustrated wrapper with black lettering on cover and spine. Wrapper has very slight shelf wear and creasing to edges. Bar code sticker on back of wrapper. Tight binding and clean interior. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout.

This book presents an expansive collection of blues songs created by African American migratory laborers, or black hoboes, and studies how that music captures the "romance of the road" and reflects the socioeconomic conditions of the hobo's life. $28
Through the Moon Door:
The Experiences of an American Resident in Peking
Graham, Dorothy
First Edition
J.H. Sears & Company, Inc., 1926. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Dust Jacket. Red cloth boards with lettering and Chinese character stamped in black on cover and spine. Spine is faded and the cloth is tearing around the head and tail and along hinges. Slight rubbing to edges of boards, mostly to corners. Very mild soiling. Binding is tight. Interior is clean except for mild toning to page edges and endpapers. Includes 32 plates with black and white photos taken by the author.

This book is an American woman's personal account of her time spent living in Peking, China (now more commonly written as Beijing). Graham discusses leisure time in Chinese gardens and meeting monks in saffron robes among many other experiences, and she describes the many places she visited, from tourist attractions to local bazaars. $35
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