June 23rd, 2020
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This week we feature an eclectic mix of Native Americana, autograph letters signed, photo albums from Canada, Great Britain and the U.S., and art books. Some items of note include: Ansel Adams and Mary Austin's Taos Pueblo, a comprehensive photo album of Boston & Maine Railroad locomotives, and a signed copy of The Bikeriders by Danny Lyon.

We are currently working on our next catalogue (Catalogue 22!) which will feature strictly Western Americana material. We know we've teased you for a while about Cat. 22 but the pandemic has slowed the process.

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Head and Face Masks in Navaho Ceremonialism 
Haile, Berard

The St. Michaels Press, St. Michaels, AZ, 1947. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Buff dust jacket with title in navy blue lettering on spine and front; red buckram boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board; includes a laid in booklet titled "Legend to Color Chart of Navaho Mask Combinations" (12pp). Limited edition, 258/500 copies. DJ has light soiling and creasing at corners, and has been repaired with archival tape on verso; boards have light wear to edges; text block is clean. Laid in booklet has moderate creasing.

This publication present the masks which the gods or the speechless ones left behind for the use of the Navajo people. Includes many b&w and color illustrations. Book comes in custom made paper over cloth slipcase with paper label on spine. ; B&W & Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 122 pp.
021331.   $295
Birds of New Mexico 
Bailey, Florence Merriam
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Washington, D.C., 1928. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by Brooks, Allan; Fuertes, Louis Agassiz (illustrator). Green leather boards with gilt title and birds on front and spine. Gilt lettering, and top and bottom of spine are lightly worn. All corners are lightly worn and bumped. Bottom and top edges have minimal rubbing. Fore and bottom edges have light soil, top edge has medium soil. Front gutter is starting to crack but binding is still relatively tight. Previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown. Light foxing on endleaves. Interior is clean.  
This beautiful bird book has 25 color plates, 54 b&w plates, and 136 b&w figures. All plates and figures are in very good condition. There is an errata sheet before the table of contents. This book was compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in cooperation with the State Game Protective Association and the Bureau of Biological Survey (precursor to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service) . The preface states that this is the first comprehensive report on the bird life of the Southwest. ; 4to 9" - 11" tall; 807 pp. 021332.   $85

Beautyway--A Navaho Ceremonial
Haile, Berard; Maud Oakes; Leland Wyman

Bollingen Foundation--Pantheon Books, Inc., New York, 1957. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Illustrated by Louis Bressoud (illustrator). First Edition. Brown cloth boards with 1/2 rust colored spine with gilt on spine and Bollingen series logo in gilt on front board. Book show very light edge wear. Tight binding and clean interior. Top edge stained red. The 83 page supplement in back pocket has light deterioration on spine but binding remains tight. Jacket is price-clipped and is lightly chipped at top edge. Spine is sunned.  
The 53rd issue in the Bollingen Series published by the Bollingen Foundation. This title presents a Navajo Indian ceremonial through two mediums, the literary and the graphic. The text of the myth is translated by Father Haile. Sixteen serigraphic sandpaintings were completed after tempera paintings recorded by Maud Oakes, Franc Newcomb and Laura Armer. The supplement records the Myth of Beautyway told by Singer Man. An important title on Navajo ceremonies. ; Serigraph; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 218 pp. 021333. $55

New Mexico: the Land of the Delight Makers 
James, George Wharton

Page Company, Boston, MA, 1920. Decorative hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Brown pictorial covers with Christmas cactus motif and pastedown of children making chile ristra. Color frontispiece, b&w plates throughout. With large folding map of New Mexico, in excellent condition. A portion of the book has a water tidemark which covers up to half the pages. Also some wrinkling from the moisture damage. Sounds worse than it is but does not qualify for any condition better than good. Priced accordingly.

History and natural history of the state. One of the publishers "See America First" series of books published in the teens and twenties including several by this author. Includes chapters on the native peoples of New Mexico and their religion, architecture, music and antiquities. Also includes chapters on the natural history of the state plus the development of the state's education and arts. Typical James text--full of enthusiasm and colorful descriptions. Includes a paper and cloth over boards slipcase with paper label on spine. ; Book; B&W & Color Photographs; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 469 pp. 021335.   $95 

Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War  
Tyler, Sergeant Daniel 
Salt Lake City, UT, 1881. Leather. Condition: Good. First Edition. Black leather with blind embossed design on front and back with gilt title on spine. Boards very slightly cupped. Fraying to bottom edge, wear to corners. Head and foot of spine deteriorated but spine itself is intact and binding is tight. Front and back pastedown is rippled. Edges speckled; top edge lightly soiled. Interior is clean. Previous owner's signature at back.  
A detailed narrative of this very interesting and memorable march from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California by the only religious based unit ever of the United States military. While the 1900 mile plus trek endured plenty of hardship, the only "warfare" was the infamous "Battle of the Bulls", a fight against a herd of wild cattle near the San Pedro river in present day Arizona. Many members of the battalion stayed west and served in various functions both within the military and in civilian life. Book includes the roster of soldiers and recounts much of the struggle, especially marching across the parched southwest. The Mormon Battalion Song by Thomas Morris is on the last leaf of the book. Flake/Draper 9063, Howes T447. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pp. 021336.   $750 
Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona
Bourke, John G. 

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1884. Decorated hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Dark green cloth with decorative gilt design on front and spine plus black imprint. A striking cover. Edge wear and light fraying to boards; more so to head and foot of spine. Printed floral endpapers. Front and back boards are holding well but does show light cracking to gutter. Probable archival repair to gutters. Light chipping to the fore edge of several leaves. All plates present including the colorful chromolithographs.  
Bourke was a Captain in the United States Army and was active with General Crook in the Apache Wars. He later wrote about his time with Crook and later became very interested in the ethnologies and cultures of native Americans in the American southwest writing many articles and several books on the subject. Comes with a beautiful dark green cloth clamshell box with leather spine label. Howes B655; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pp. 021342.    $475   

ALS about a Land Dispute in Mision De San Gabriel, California
Money, Guillermo
Condition: Very Good. ALS written by Guillermo Money to the defense lawyer of Señor Don Pedro Abarto, and wife Doña Isabel Rada. Dated to 20th of April 1868 at Misión de San Gabriel, California. Letter measures 7" x 9". [4pp]. Content is in Spanish. Letter has mailing folds and a few ink smudges; light toning to letter, else very good. It is stated at the top of the letter that this was a copy meant for the defense lawyer.  
Guillermo Money writes to Señor Don Pedro Abarto and his wife Doña Isabel Rada, providing a statement concerning a land dispute. Guillermo Money was the ex-husband of Doña Isabel Rada. The letter reveals that Doña Isabel came to Guillermo Money unexpectedly after 15 years time, imploring him to help her in regards to a tract of land she owned when she was married to him. This tract of land was purchased by Money from the deceased Sidro Reys and at some point was registered under the name of Doña Isabel. Money includes a simple diagram depicting the land in question. In the end Money states that Doña Isabel holds no claims to the said land in question. Doña Isabel Rada seems to have enjoyed a life of drama, for her name is revealed in other court documents. The most exciting one we have found relates to an altercation (ending with blows) between Doña Isabel and Doña Sesaria Pantoja. This particular case concerned Doña Isabel sleeping with the husband of Doña Sesaria Pantoja. Although this letter describes a dispute of a more tranquil nature, it is an interesting document written in early California statehood. Our attempted translation of the letter is included. 021344.   $500  
Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches 
Harte, Francis Bret
Fields, Osgood, & Co., Boston, 1870. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Terra-cotta cloth boards with blind embossed ruled design on front and back with lightly faded gilt design on spine. Endpapers chipped on fore edge. Crease to top corner of preliminary leaves. Periodic faint dampstain to bottom edge. Minor archival repairs to front and back hinges and back endpaper. Small spot to front cover and light rubbing and fraying to edges of boards. Interior is clean with the lightest of toning to pages. This is the first issue; later printings included the story "Brown of Calaveras".  
A prolific writer, he wrote poetry, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials, and magazine sketches in addition to his fiction which romanticized the image of the California miner, gambler and characters of the gold rush era. Comes with terra-cotta clam shell box with leather title on spine. Slight stain to front of box. BAL 7246; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 239 pp. 021340.   $250   
President Brigham Young's Residence
Carter, C. W.
C. W. Carter, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. Condition: Very Good. Carte de visite by C. W. Carter. Circa 1870. Original cream-colored mount with photographer's imprint on verso: "C. W. Carter's View Emporium, Great Salt Lake City, U. T. , adjoining Wells, Fargo & Co." Untitled but contemporary manuscript on verso reads "President Young's". Photograph is crisp and mount is clean.
Charles William Carter was pioneering photographer in Utah, active in Salt Lake from 1867 to 1896. Carter worked for C. R. Savage for three years, and partnered with other photographers such as J. B. Silvis, C. W. Symons and Mikkael Faldmo. This image depicts the official residences of Brigham Young, also named the Lion and Beehives houses. ; 4" x 2 1/2". 021301.    $400

Boston & Maine Railroad Photo Albums
Condition: Very Good. Set of seven photo albums depicting engines and scenes from the Boston & Maine Railroad dating from the late 1880s to the 1930s. Approximately 630 photographs tipped or laid into seven albums; also includes 2pp of typed notes, two ALS and 1 TLS regarding engines and history of the B&M railroad system. Photographs range in size from 2 ¼" x 3" to 7 ½" x 11"; 25 of the 630 photos are mounted albumen prints; includes a variety of photographic printing methods including albumen, gelatin silver, RPPC, and b&w. Pliable leather album covers measure 11 ¼" x 7" with black leaves; around half the pages have annotations in white pencil or annotations on verso of photos. Albums are organized chronologically by engine number; this range is written on the front of the album in white pencil (annotations list the alternate names and numbers of engines, most engines had at least one alternate name or number over the years). Overall very good. Album covers and leaves have light to moderate wear and chipping; photographs have light to moderate silvering or yellowing, and some have light wear or creasing.
This impressive set of photographs chronicles early locomotives of the Boston & Maine Railroad system. Images depict the engines along the main lines (often depicted with their crew), smaller branches, and freight yards; the compiler of this collection was able to identify some crew members and their positions, and often provides specs for the engines and date the photograph was taken. The Boston & Maine Railroad "linked hundreds of cities, towns, and villages in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York...It was the successor to the Andover and Wilmington Railroad which opened in 1836. Over the next 65 years the B&M gained control (through lease, purchase, or stock ownership) of the Eastern, Boston and Lowell, Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers, Concord & Montreal, Connecticut River, Fitchburg, Portland and Rochester, and Worcester and Nashua railroads, most of which themselves were agglomerations of shorter, earlier roads. All had their main lines and branches that wove a tight web of steel through northern Massachusetts, southern Maine, the state of New Hampshire, and eastern New York and Vermont. At its peak B&M maintained over 2,300 route miles of track, 1,200 steam locomotives, and a force of 28,000 employees. The road's principal shops were located at North Billerica, Mass. and Concord, N. H. Major freight yards were built at Boston, East Deerfield, Rigby, and Mechanicville" (Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society). A comprehensive collection of photographs recording Boston & Maine Railroad locomotives, these albums would be a fabulous addition for the enthusiastic railfan or research library. 021216.   $8,250
Massive British Photo Album 
Black leather boards 10 x 12 inches with moderate rubbing to edges. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers with dentelle borders inside front and back boards. Verso of first free endpaper has red and black manuscript dedication in a fine calligraphic hand, "George With Love Xmas 1900" with artful drawing of a woman in large bonnet with red ribbon and olive branch flourishes. 36 card stock leaves follow filled with 752 pasted down photos. Leaves are generally clean with light toning to edges. Tissue dividers present between most leaves. Tissues in various states from fine to detached and ragged. Most of the photos have good contrast and clear focus. Overall very good. Most of the leaves are dated and initialed in lower right hand corner, ranging from December 26, 1900 thru November 9, 1903. Initials include M & G and C & G. No captions. The dating system is a little confusing as it might indicate unique dates, yet duplicate photos are identified several times on differing dates. No doubt it all made sense to whomever created this album.  
This British album itself is a tour-de-force. Virtually all of the photos have been trimmed into a large variety of geometric shapes and artistically arranged on the page. Based on the quality of the album and the views in the photos, it seems apparent to this cataloguer that the people represented are well-off. Views range from country scenes to playful portraits to city views. Identified images include the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, Hayward Reffell & Co. In Lincolnshire, the Hood & Co. Fish Curers also in Lincolnshire, the London Clothing Company, plus signs for Allsopps Burton Ales and White Hart. Also included are several views of E. H. Williams Famous Merrie Men, a well-known Minstrel Troupe which performed at the Welsh Resort at Rhyl. Well produced photo albums invite you into the lives of the subjects and this example does it wonderfully. While many of the photos may appear staged, we get an immediate idea of the personalities and humor of the subjects during their travels. The clothing feels high-brow and many views exhibit a life of leisure and travel. Anyone with a working knowledge of the areas where these photos were snapped will have a wonderful time with this album. Even without knowing exact locations I found it to be one of the best exemplars I ve seen. Included are many bicycle shots such as a tandem bike plus several bikes with trailers. Quite a number of dogs are photographed plus one or two cats. A number of parade scenes are present along with the aforementioned Minstrel Troupe and circus views. Several cemetery scenes are depicted including a large tombstone for JJ and MA Slater who died on the same day in 1897. Vernacular photo albums from this period are not rare however this album dedicated to "George" is a treasure. 021263.   $975
 Taos Pueblo Adams, Ansel Easton; Mary Austin
Published by New York Graphic Society, Boston, 1977
New York Graphic Society, Boston, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine.  
F acsimile. Bound in brick red linen boards and original half tan calf binding, housed in original matching linen slipcase. "Taos" stamped in blind near top front board of calf binding. Slipcase lightly soiled with minor edge wear. Book itself in near fine condition.  
This facsimile makes relatively affordable the text and photos from the original 1930 edition which has become somewhat of a grail of books of the American Southwest. Signed limited edition, one of only 950 copies. Signed by photographer Ansel Adams. The facsimile  mirrors the design of Edwin and Robert Grabhorn along with the typographical genius of Frederic Goudy, designer of the New Style typeface which was handset by the Grabhorns. Adams' 12 photos capture the stark beauty of Taos Pueblo coupled with the words of Mary Austin who in describing Taos Pueblo says "The real mystery of creation resides in things, in the mystery of invisible energies which all our science struggles to resolve, spiritual energies which by their coalition constitute the Thing Itself." ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Signed by Photographer.   $1250.00 
Eight ALS with Illinois Railroad Content
Grenell, Isaac K.
1 853. Ephemera. Condition: Very Good. Eight ALS written by Isaac K. Grenell from Illinois between January and March 1853. All letters except one are on blue paper. 23 page  s total. One letter has moderate dampstaining, all others very good.  
These letters were written by a man working on railroad in Marion County, Illinois in 1853. Isaac K. Grenell wrote letters to his parents and siblings living in New York, and describes his work and life working for a railroad (no specifics are mentioned). Grenell worked with John (possibly a family member) producing ties for the railroad, mentions the towns of Vandalia, Central City and "the Junction", and also the "Chicago Branch." The letters written to his mother on February 20th, 1853 and to his brother Henry on March 6th are the most informative about his work with the railroad. He writes in detail of his daily life including the weather and climate, his health, the gossip and happenings of the area. He adds neat descriptors to illuminate his daily life such as "frogs making music at night" and "the flames of prairie fires like packs of dogs running and jumping." A few lines in his last letter include some nice California content. He writes "Seneca Daniels is going to drive cattle to California. They are buying all the cattle and horses in these parts to drive there. One man has about 3000 head of cattle and 1000 head of horses " Overall an entertaining set of letters with good material on life working for a railroad. ; 8" x 10". 021347.   $425 
Saints and Saint Makers of New Mexico [Signed]
Boyd, E. 
Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1946. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Mylared gray dust jacket has sunning on spine and edges with small chips. Not price clipped. Light green boards with black imprint have sunning on spine and edges. Red endpapers. 24 black and white photo plates.  
A history of New Mexican santos, the religious wood carvings, and their makers. Signed on colophon page by designer Merle Armitage and author E. Boyd. Comes with custom cloth clamshell box with leather label on spine. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 139 pp; Signed by Author & Illustrator. 021349.   $100

Southwestern Textiles--The Alfred I. Barton Collection [Signed]
Mera, H. P.

San Vicente Foundation, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1949. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Tan Paper wrapper glued over boards as issued with black and red text on front and spine. With mylar wrapper. Tight binding and clean interior. Very light soiling to front.  
Monograph covers the weavings of the southwestern cultures of the Pueblo, Navajo and Rio Grande peoples, complete with numerous b/w photos and three beautiful colorful serigraphs. Signed by author and illustrator. Includes custom made paper over cloth slipcase box with paper label on spine. ; Serigraph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 99 pp; Signed by Author & Illustrator. 021351.   $125
My Adventures in Zuni
Cushing, Frank Hamilton 
Peripatetic Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1941. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Limited Signed Edition. One of four hundred copies. Mylared dust jacket has two inch-sized chips to front and 1 1/2 " x 3" piece missing from inside back flap. Moderate soiling to white jacket. Jacket is price-clipped. Grey boards with green and silver imprint. Interior is clean and binding tight. Some off-setting from the beautiful color serigraph plates. Rough-trimmed pages.  
This edition of anthropologist and ethnologist Frank Hamilton Cushing's experiences living among the Zuni has an introduction by Everette DeGolyer and color illustrations of the Zuni ceremonial masks by Fanita Lanier. Presented in a custom paper and linen slipcase with paper label. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 178 pp. 021350.   $95  
On the Border with Crook 
Bourke, John G.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1891. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Dark maroon cloth with silver imprint. Boards are rubbed on edges and corners. In mylar. Front hinge has been repaired but first several leaves still loosening; binding is tight. Previous owners presentation inscription on free endpaper. Also has bookstore embossed stamp on endpaper. Interior is clean.  
A captain in the U. S. Army, Bourke served as an aide to Crook during the Apache Wars. Comes with beautiful; maroon cloth clamshell box with leather label on spine. Howes B654, Graff 367; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 491 pp. 021348.    $250
Peyote Cult - Yale University Publications in Anthropology, Number 19
La Barre, Weston    
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1938. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Reddish-brown wraps; includes a couple tables and illustrations. Previous owner's name on front wrap; wraps have light wear and soiling along spine and corners; text block is clean.  
This study looks at the botanical and physiological aspects of peyote, the ethnology of peyotism, comparative studies and historical interpretations. The field work for this study was completed with the help of 15 tribes including the Kiowa, Comanche, Shawnee, Kickapoo, Osage, Quapaw, Seminole, Delaware, Pawnee, Cheyenne,Caddo, Oto, Ponca, Kiowa Apache, Wichita. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 188 pp. 021354.   $45  
Chaco Canyon and its Monuments
Hewett, Edgar L.     
University of New Mexico Press & the School of American Research, Albuquerque, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Tan dust jacket, illustrated; dust jacket has mylar cover; blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Dust jacket has a ¾" closed tear and a ½" tear along top edge; boards have light soiling and wear to edges.  
"Dr. Edgar L. Hewett has spent forty years of research in field, laboratory, and class room, studying and revealing the facts of the Pueblo culture, prehistoric and present. He tells the story of Chaco Canyon clearly, scientifically, and fascinatingly, in the first of a series of handbooks, the result of half a century of study and research." An nice monograph on Chaco Canyon filled with photographs, illustrations, diagrams and maps. ; Handbooks of Archaeological History; B & W Illustrations & Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 234 pp. 021359.   $95  
Wisconsin Photo Album 
Condition: Good. A family album with scenes near and around Wisconsin. Most images were taken circa 1915 or earlier. Black cloth album covers; 50 pages with 6 to 10 photos per page; photos are tipped onto black leaves. Covers have heavy wear, front cover is starting to detach; a couple photos are detached and a few have minor tears or creasing; some photos have light silvering or yellowing.
This album contains portraits and group photos with common themes of picnicking, boating, hunting and fishing. There are some fun shots of a group of men being ridiculous, and many photos of road tripping and modes of transportation (automobiles, horse and buggy). There are a few photos with nice signage (road tripping on the State Trunk Highway, a sign on a building "Canadian Information Office"). Other photos of note include an image of a collapsed bridge, a barge on a lake (likely Lake Superior), a man shooting at fish in a stream, and a few images of pups. ; Oblong Folio 13" - 23" tall. 021357. $295 

Canadian Photo Album 
Condition: Very Good. Album with images from travels in Canada taken by an employee of the forestry service. Images taken in the late 1920s to early 1930s. Brown cloth album covers and black leaves; most photos have annotations underneath; approximately 160 silver gel photographs (only a couple duplicates). Photos measure between 2 ½" x 3" and 5" x 7 ½". Covers have light wear; a few photos have light silvering.
Almost entire album contains images taken around Canada including Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. There are a few images from Southern United States including Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina and Florida. It seems that whoever compiled this album worked for Canada's forest service in some capacity. Images depict scenes of lakes and mountains, camp life, ranger stations, canoeing and fishing, and group shots. A few places identified include Loch Lomond, Lake Superior, Thunder Bay, Carp River, Mattagami River, and Niagara Falls in Ontario; Kenogami Lake and the Lake St. John District in Quebec; the Dominion and Clearwater Provincial Forests, Mt. Shunda, Big Horn Mountains, and Brazeau in Alberta and British Columbia. Images of note include a young man happily riding a motorbike, an image of a black man in Georgia riding in a small goat-drawn cart, orange groves in Florida, Brazeau (a coal mining town) located 120 miles west of Red Deer, Alberta, and a ranger station on Mt. Shunda. A great album depicting the beautiful wilds of Canada with lots useful annotations. ; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall. 021358.   $250  
Bikeriders, The [Signed] 
Lyon, Danny    
MacMillan, New York, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Black boards with silver imprint on spine. Very light edge wear. Front endpapers show light acidic shadow possible front newspaper article having been laid in? Tight binding and clean interior. Jacket is not price-clipped. 3/4 inch closed tear at top of jacket and several small chips to head of spine and back cover.  
Danny Lyon's classic photo-documentary and essays on outlaw bikers in the 60's especially focusing on the Chicago Outlaws, a renegade motorcycle club of which he was a member. Signed and inscribed by the author. Included in the Book of 101 Books. Comes with cloth clamshell box with paper spine label. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 94 pp; Signed by Author. 021341.   $850   
Hell's Angels--The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs 
Thompson, Hunter S.     
Random House, New York, 1967. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Black boards with silver motorcycle on front and red/silver imprint on spine. Head and foot of spine are lightly bumped as are top two corners. Top edge black. Tight binding and clean interior. Jacket is not price-clipped. Lightly toned on edges with light wrinkling to top edge. Verso of jacket shows light stain at top edge but does not bleed through.  
Overall a very good copy of the first edition of legendary social author Hunter S. Thompson's account of his time with the Hell's Angels. Gonzo journalism at its best. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 278 pp. 021339.   $325  
Indians at Work News Sheets from 1934
Collier, John (Commissioner of Indian Affairs)
News sheets for "Indians and the Indian Service" published by the Office of Indian Affairs. Filled with articles and testimonials of the work native Americans accomplished under the OIA. $20 each.

Indians at Work - May 15, 1934
Office of Indian Affairs, Washington, D. C, 1934. Softcover. Condition: Good. Staple-bound booklet with pictorial cover; some edge wear, light soiling and toning. Of note, this issue includes information on Indian Emergency Conservation Work at Isleta Pueblo. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 37 pp. 021361.   $20

Indians At Work - July 15, 1934
Office of Indian Affairs, Washington, D. C, 1934. Softcover. Condition: Good. Staple-bound booklet with pictorial cover; minor creasing and small tears along spine, light soiling and toning. Of note, this issue contains an article on the Fruitland Irrigation Project at the Northern Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 40 pp. 021363.  $20

Indians at Work - August 1, 1934
Office of Indian Affairs, Washington, D. C, 1934. Softcover. Condition: Good. Staple-bound booklet with pictorial cover; minor chipping to top edge, light soiling and toning. Of note, this issue contains an article on a community dairy project at Fort Bidwell in Modoc County, California. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 40 pp. 021362.  $20

Indians At Work - August 15, 1934
Office of Indian Affairs, Washington, D. C, 1934. Softcover. Condition: Good. Staple-bound booklet with pictorial cover; minor creasing, light soiling and toning. Of note, this issue contains an article on "Reorienting Indian education and extension in the wake of the Wheeler-Howard Act." ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 39 pp. 021364.  $20

Die Tanze Des Lasters, Des Grauens Und Der Ekstase
Berber, Anita and Sebastian Droste    
Gloriette-Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 1923. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Limited Edition. Vellum over boards with illustrated front cover; title in gilt on spine. Boards are soiled and rubbed and have slight bow to them. Edges lightly soiled. Funky deco endpapers. First several leaves loosening but holding. Number stamped on title page. Highly acidic paper is toned. Otherwise clean interior. Copy 193 of 1,000. Includes 16 black-white reproduced photographs, 3 color plates by Berber and 7 captioned color plates by Harry Tauber.  
A pre-war book featuring poetry, photos and drawings based on performances by Berber and Droste titled "Dances of Vice, Horror, and Ecstasy". Anita Berber was famous for a life of sexuality, drugs and erotic dancing. She liked to perform at the homosexual/transvestite bar called the Eldorado in Berlin. Her other famous dances were the Cocaine and Morphium. She died of TB at the age of 29. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 72 pp. 021338.   $1,500