June 30th, 2020
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This week we feature some nice works of Native Americana (several have nice clamshell boxes), an anti-mormonism pamphlet, a gov. doc, a nice copy of Pioneer Artists of Taos (signed by several) and a handful of signed photography books (Josef Sudek, Danny Lyon, Edward Ruscha).
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Pioneer Artists of Taos [Signed]
Bickerstaff, Laura M.   
Sage Books, Denver, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Bright yellow dust jacket with mylar cover over red cloth boards; b&w plates. Signed by Laura Bickerstaff, Burt G. Phillips, Michael M. Hensley, and is inscribed by Ernest Blumenschein "To Effie, the most amiable partner, Blumy." DJ has moderate soiling and minor chipping; boards have light wear.  
This volume comprises "biographies of the six men who first came to paint Taos and its peoples and who were the charter members of the Taos Society of Aritists - Oscar Berninghaus, Ernest Blumenschein, E. Irving Couse, W. Herbert Dunton, Bert G. Phillips and Joseph Henry Sharp." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 93 pp; Signed by Author and Artists. 021386.   $275
Great Salt Lake Route - Rio Grande Western Railway [cover title] 
Rio Grande and Western Railway, 1897. Pamphlet. Condition: Very Good. Folded pamphlet with red and black lettering, and b&w illustrations; folded once with each panel paginated. Pamphlet has light soiling; previous owner's name is rubber stamped and in manuscript a couple times on wraps. Dated to July, 1897.  
This pamphlet promotes the Great Salt Lake Route of the Rio Gran Western Railway that ran from Grand Junction, Colorado to Ogden, Utah. Includes an article titled "Twenty-Four Hours in Zion" describing the attractions of Salt Lake City, time tables for 1897, descriptive notes of railway stations along the route, a summary of the Tintic Mining District in Utah, and a map of the Western U.S. and the Great Salt Lake Route. We could not find comps from 1897 on OCLC as of June 2020. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 38 pp. 021376.   $325
Story of Our Work Awheel and Afoot in Mormondom During 1904. Being the Annual Reports of the Utah Gospel Mission, Cleveland, O. Presented at the Annual Meeting, January 12, 1905. [cover title]
[Cleveland, Ohio, Utah Gospel Mission, 1905]. Pamphlet. Condition: Very Good. Buff wraps with die cut window on front used to display b&w illustration on first page. Wraps have light wear on edges and along spine; minor pencil marginalia.  
This annual report describes the work of missionaries for the Utah Gospel Mission in 1904. The report describes their work proselytizing in Mormon regions throughout Utah and consists of a summary from the past year, extracts from letters of missionaries, and stories from the road. As of June 2020 the only copies found are at Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 20 pp. 021375.   $225 

Report from the Secretary of War, Communicating, In Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate, of the 21st February, 1849, a Copy of the Official Journal of Lieutenant Colonel Philip St. George Cooke, From Santa Fe to San Diego, &c.
Cooke, Philip St. George    
[Washington, 1849]. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Disbound from original covers with remnants of leather binding along spine; moderate foxing, else very good.  
This report was the "first publication of the complete journal of this famous march of the Mormon Battalion; only extracts from it had been included in the 1847 edition of Emory's 'Reconnaissance'." At the beginning of the Mexican War, Cooke joined the Army of the West and helped accomplish the surrender of Santa Fe in August 1846. As a brevet lieutenant colonel he led the battalion of Mormon volunteers on a hazardous three-month trek from Santa Fe to San Diego, California. His journal, printed in this report, starts in Santa Fe on October 13, 1846, and ends in Mission of San Diego on January 30, 1847. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 85 pp. 021377.   $225 

Pueblo of Jemez
Parsons, Elsie Clews     

Yale University Press, Andover, MA, 1925. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Dark green boards with gilt title on spine. Light cracking to hinges but binding holding tight. Interior is clean.  
Previous owner's signature on title page--in this case from the library of noted American archaeologist Neil Judd. Judd was prolific in his work throughout the American southwest, and in particular Chaco Canyon. Elsie Clews Parsons writes of the economic, personal and ceremonial life of the Jemez Pueblo. This work contains all the plates as called for including many b/w photos, numerous color plates of ceremonial masks and paintings, and eight folded genealogical tables (in rear pocket). ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 144 pp. 021380.   $375


Taos Pueblo 
Parsons, Elsie Clews  
George Banta Publishing Company, Menasha, WI, 1936. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Pliable brown boards with cloth booktape spine. Spine has minor creasing and wear; light shelfwear; a few leaves have minor creasing.  
Elsie Clews Parsons records the material culture, personal life, genealogies, government, and ceremonialism of the people of Taos. Includes b&w plates and a folding map. ; General Series in Anthropology, Number 2; B&W Plates ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 121 pp. 021394.   $95 

Learning Navaho [Four Volumes]
Haile, Berard    
St. Michaels Press, Saint Michaels, Arizona. Softcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Four volume set. Published in 1941, 1942, 1947 and 1948. Vols. 1 and 2 are 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Vols. 3 and 4 are 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Paginated separately. 184; 224; 166; 296pp. Vols. 1-3 have gray wraps, Vol. 4 has red wraps. Ex-libris of Frances Gillmor folklorist, writer and educator at the University of Arizona. Missing a 2 ½" x 4" piece of rear wrap and endpaper of Vol. 3; all other volumes have moderate wear and soiling to wraps; all text blocks are clean with minor pencil marginalia on a few leaves.  
Compiled by the Franciscan missionary, linguist, and anthropologist, Berard Haile. Haile worked extensively with the Navajo at Lukachukai and St. Michaels Missions in Arizona and wrote several works on Navajo ceremonials, language, and grammar. 021385.   $125  
Ann Eliza Young
Carter, C. W.   

Condition: Very Good. Green card with "Carter's View Emporium, Salt Lake City, U. T." imprint on verso; "Mormon Celebrities" series. Untitled; has manuscript notes on verso from previous owner. Circa 1870s. Photo has minor yellowing and card has light wear.
Image of the most famous apostate wife of Brigham Young, Ann Eliza Young. ; 3 1/2" x 7". 021381.   $65

Americans, The
Frank, Robert; Jack Kerouac  

SCALO Publishers, New York, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First SCALO edition, 1993. Black and white dust jacket over black cloth boards. DJ has light rubbing, boards have light wear to edges, else very good.
Originally published by Robert Delpire, Paris, 1958 and by Grove Press, New York, 1959. The Americans is a photobook by Robert Frank which was highly influential in post-war American photography. The photographs were notable for their distanced view of both high and low strata of American society. ; B & W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 179 pp. 021387.   $65 

Memories of Myself - Essays by Danny Lyon [Signed]
Lyon, Danny  

Phaidon Press, New York, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Pictorial dust jacket over gray paper boards; signed and inscribed by Lyon on title page. DJ and boards have light shelfwear.  
"This is the first publication to feature a collection of essays made over a forty-year period by acclaimed American photojournalist Danny Lyon. Each story is presented as a complete piece for the first time and brings together photographs and writings from throughout his remarkable career." ; B&W & Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 207 pp; Signed by Author. 021388.   $275
Conversations with the Dead - Photographs of Prison Life with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #122054 [Signed] 
Lyon, Danny     
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Pictorial dust jacket with mylar cover; white and gray cloth boards; b&w and color photographs and illustrations. Signed by Lyon on title page. Housed in a modern clamshell box with title label on spine. DJ has light toning and minor wear to edges; boards have light wear and toning to edges; book has slightly musty smell. Clamshell box has light soiling.   
Danny Lyon is one of the 20th century's most influential documentary photographers. "It is one thing to read about the disgrace of American penology, and quite another thing to see it for yourself. In 1967, Danny Lyon turned his camera toward life in American prisons. 'Conversations with the Dead' reflects fourteen months he spent looking and listening inside six Texas penitentiaries." ; B&W & Color Illustrations; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; 196 pp; Signed by Author. 021372.   $1,250
Twentysix Gasoline Stations [Signed] 
Ruscha, Edward    
Cunningham Press, Alhambra, CA, 1969. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Third Edition. White wraps with red lettering covered by glassine dust jacket; unpaginated. DJ has light chipping to edges; wraps have very minor soiling along spine. Signed by Ruscha on dedication page.  
An iconic publication in the world of photography, this was Ruscha's first artist's book and is also considered to be the first modern artist's book. It was first published in 1963 with 400 numbered copies, the second edition was published in 1967 with 500 unnumbered copies, and this edition was published in 1969 in a run of 3000 unnumbered copies. ; B & W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Signed by Author. 021390.   $2,000
Nine Swimming Pools and Broken Glass 
Ruscha, Edward    
1968. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. White wraps with black lettering and original glassine jacket; unpaginated. DJ has minor chipping, wraps have light wear to foot of spine.  
This is Ruscha's 8th book and depicts 9 color photographs of generic swimming pools along with a color photo of broken glass. ; Color Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 021391.   $1,700 

Indians Tribes of North America with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs [Volumes I-III]
McKenney, Thomas L. ; James Hall; Frederick Webb Hodge    
John Grant, Edinburgh. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Three volume set. First Edition issued by John Grant. Blue cloth boards with top edge gilt; housed in modern cloth slipcases with leather title labels. Some leaves are uncut. Published in 1933 and 1934. Each volume is paginated separately. 442; 458; 355pp. Includes 2 photogravures in Vol. I and 2 color maps in Vol. III. Boards have light wear to all edges and leaves have light toning; plates are clean.  
Beautifully illustrated edition with 123 full page color plates, portraits and two folding maps. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 021393.   $395
Navajo and His Blanket
Hollister, U. S.     
U. S. Hollister, Denver, Colo., 1903. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration on front board, title label on spine; decorative pastedowns and endpapers; housed in modern cloth clamshell box. Newspaper clipping about Navajo blankets is laid in. Boards have moderate wear and soiling; previous owners' signatures on a front endpaper.  
Includes 10 color plates, an illustrated title page and b&w illustrations. Author Uriah S. Hollister was an executive of the Continental Oil Company who collected Native American art. Howes H-603. ; Color and B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 144 pp. 021389.   $125
Indian Basketry, and How to Make Indian and Other Baskets - With Nearly 600 Illustrations
James, George Wharton    
Printed Privately for the Author By Frohman Trading Company, Portland, Ore., 1903. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Third Edition. Two volumes in one. "Indian Basketry" has 271pp. and "How to Make Indian and Other Baskets" has 136pp. Green cloth with bright gilt lettering; housed in modern cloth clamshell box. Boards have moderate wear; front gutter is starting to crack; tape residue on front and rear endpapers.  
A treatise on Native American basketry by prolific author George Wharton James. ; B & W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 021396.   $30  
Over the Great Navajo Trail [Signed]
Eickemeyer, Carl    
New York, 1900. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Dark green boards with silver lettering and illustration; inscribed by author on a front endpaper "To Prog. Rolla C. Carpenter, Compliments of Carl Eickemeyer." Boards have light wear and soiling, spine is slightly shaken, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, text block has light soiling.    
This narrative is an account of the author's overland trek on the great Navajo Trail "which opened the way between the reservation and the Rio Grande, [and] is the path over which the Navajos have for years have driven their bunches of horses and cattle to the Indian Pueblos " (p. 25). ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 270 pp; Signed by Author. 021402.   $350  
Navajo Country - A Geographic and Hydrographic Reconnaissance of Parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah [Signed]
Gregory, Herbert E.   

Government Printing Office, Washington, 1916. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Inscribed by Gregory to Charles Kelly, author and western historian. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine; includes folding maps and plates in text block, and two folding color maps of Navajo Country in rear pocket (one is a geologic map, the other depicts waterways, roads, and routes of scientific exploration before 1909). Boards have moderate wear; new front pastedown and endpaper; original rear pocket has been replaced with a modern one; text block has light toning.

Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Water-Supply P aper 380. This detailed report contains data gathered by the author in "the southern portion of the Navajo and Hopi reservations, including Leupp, Tuba, the Hopi villages, Keams Canyon, Ganado, Chinle, and Fort Defiance, Ariz." A nice association copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 219 pp; Signed by Author.  021403.   $150  
Medicine Men of the Apache [Signed] 
Bourke, John Gregory    
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1892. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Rebound in quarter leather and marbled paper boards; original front wrap is bound in; top edge gilt; includes bright color plates and b&w illustrations. Signed and inscribed by Bourke on half title page. This is an extract from the Ninth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology and is paginated 443-617. Boards have light wear along spine and corners are moderately rubbed; original front wrap has a ½" tear along bottom edge and light soiling; p. 455 has 1" of soiling along fore edge, not affecting content. Overall very good.
Thi s monograph describes the paraphernalia of the medicine men of the Apache and other tribes. Captain John Gregory Bourke was a prolific diarist and author, his works include "On the Border with Crook," ethnological publications such as "Scatalogic Rites of All Nations," "Snake -Dance of the Moquis of Arizona," "The Urine Dance of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico," and others. ; Book; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author. 021398.   $475   
Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association series (sold separately)  

Pueblo of San Felipe
White, Leslie A.     
American Anthropological Association, Menasha, WI, 1932. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Brown wraps with black lettering; title is written in manuscript on spine. Wraps have light wear and sunning, else very good. This is part of the series Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Number 38.  
This study on the Pueblo of San Felipe in New Mexico includes information regarding ceremonials, political organization, cults and societies, and a historical sketch. The monograph also includes b&w illustrations and plates.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 69 pp. 021405.   $38  

Scalp Ceremonies of the Zuni
Parsons, Elsie Clews   

American Anthropological Association, Menasha, WI, 1924. Softcover. Condition: Good. Brown wraps; some leaves are uncut. Wraps have light wear to edges; text block is starting to detach along spine. This is part of the series Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Number 31.  
This study includes accounts of a scalp ceremonies in 1891 and 1921, and changes of the ceremonial over the years. The monograph includes b&w illustrations and plates. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 42 pp. 021404.   $38

Beautiful on Earth
Schevill, Margaret Erwin  
Hazel Dreis Editions, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1947. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Buff dust jacket with black illustration and lettering, with mylar jacket; bright blue cloth boards with silver lettering; five serigraphed plates reproduced from the author's drawings, plates have annotated tissue-guards. Housed in modern cloth and paper-covered slipcase. 1/500 copies. DJ has minor chipping along top edge; boards have light wear to edges; tissue-guard of plate at p. 30 is attached to text block and is torn.  
This publication transmits the religious knowledge of the Navajo or Diné. Incorporated into this study is ritual poetry, chants, songs, prayers, and sacred stories. ; Color Plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 155 pp. 021401.   $95  
Pueblo Pottery Making: a Study At the Village of San Ildefonso 
Guthe, Carl E.     
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1925. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Paper of the Southwestern Expedition Number Two. Green cloth boards with gilt on spine. Bumped corners, Iightly rubbed corners and spine ends. Tight binding and Interior otherwise clean.  
Carl E. Guthe was an anthropologist and first director of the Anthropology Museum at the University of Michigan whose early research was in the Southwest. Plates include many photos of Maria Martinez and other potters of San Ildefonso Pueblo. ; B&W Illustrations; 11" x 8 1/4"; 88 pp. 021379.   $145  

Before Color 
Eggleston, William; Chris Burnside, John Cheim, Howard Read, Thomas Weski (editors)     
Steidl, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Bright yellow boards with b&w photo on front. Boards have light wear, else very good.  
William Eggleston, known by many as the "godfather of color photography," uses commonplace subjects to produce his art. Many call his work brilliant, soulful and heartbreaking. The b&w photographs in this book were taken in the mid-sixties and early seventies in the South. ; B & W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 209 pp. 021400.   $55  

Seven Pillars of Wisdom - A Triumph
Lawrence, T. E.     
Jonathan Cape, London, [1935]. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Limited first published edition, number 10 of 750 copies. This volume was privately printed in 1926, and was first published for general circulation in 1935. Quarter leather over brown cloth with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, leaves are uncut; housed in modern cloth and paper covered slipcase. Boards have light wear and foxing, else very good. Contains b&w plates, facsimile pages from Lawrence's texts and manuscripts, and folding maps; some of the plates have tissue-guards. All plates and maps are present.  
This is T. E. Lawrence's famous account of his experiences in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Winston Churchill said this account "ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language. As a narrative of war and adventure it is unsurpassable." A beautiful copy of this literary treasure. ; Plate and Maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 672 pp. 021397. $2,000

Fotografie [Signed]
Sudek, Josef    

Státní Nakladatelství Krásné Literatury, Hudby A Uméní, Praha, 1956. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Original dust jacket over grey cloth; includes a laid in leaflet "Kontrolni Kupon" from the Klub Ctenaru; housed in modern quarter leather and cloth-covered clamshell box. Signed by Sudek on title page "J. Sudek Praha 13/VIII 59." Content in Czech. DJ has light wear and soiling, moderate age toning to spine, else very good.
Czech photographer Josef Sudek was best known for his intimate scenes of Prague. This gorgeous book includes 232 b&w photographs (including a few folding photos), poems by Vladimir Holan and Jaroslav Seifert, and a frontis portrait of Sudek.; B & W photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Author. 021407.   $1,500