Early May 2020
In 2014, the book dealer Brian Cassidy published a "mistakes" list.  A list of items he felt were good yet never sold. "Great idea", I said,  "I've got a whole warehouse of mistakes, I could do the same."
I've been pondering this idea for a long time now and am ready to proceed, with a spin.  None of the items listed below are mistakes.  At least in my mind. Not at all.  In fact, these 15 items are some of my BEST inventory items and it confounds me as to why  I still own them.  Why has no one purchased these?  Well, okay, other than price, lack of demand and my inflated idea of what I consider a GREAT item to be, these and other reasons are valid as to why they remain in my inventory.
Anyway, I still believe each of  these books to be treasures and I will tell you why below.  But since I've held some of these items for a while,  I am discounting the price for many of them.
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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Thank you,
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Our Small World
Carey, Josie and Fred Rogers 
Published by Reed and Witting Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1954
Buff wraps with black lettering; staple bound. Wraps have moderate toning and soiling, light chipping to all edges; text block has light soiling. Copyrighted by Small World Enterprises in 1954. "This book is a companion to Fred's first television program, Children's Corner. Puppet characters Daniel Striped Tiger, King Friday XIII, Grandpere, Lady Elaine Fairchilde, and X the Owl also claim authorship. Each has written a chapter for the book telling his or her backstory. The book also contains a play for children to perform if they wish" and sheet music for some of the most popular songs from Children's Corner (Fred Rogers Center). ; B & W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 68 pp.
Footnote: Good golly--how many generations watched Mr. Rogers and how many millions saw Tom Hanks portray Fred Rogers as only the brilliant Tom Hanks could? This little booklet  dates to Rogers' first television show and is the genesis of all to follow. Only two copies found in institutions so it perhaps is downright rare.  It'll be a wonderful day in the neighborhood when the perfect person buys this nugget of Americana.

Mushrooms in Their Natural Habitats (Two Volumes Including 33 Stereophotographic Views)  Smith, Alexander H. 
Published by Sawyer's Inc., Portland, OR, 1949
Red cloth has rubbed corners and spine ends. Gilt imprint, red top edge. Light soil on boards, edges, and pages, with bookmark shadowing on one pair of pages. Dampstain on lower edge of Volume II box. This is a complete set, with one text volume and the other a false book box containing a View-Master and the complete 33 reels of mushroom stereographs photographed by the inventor of View-Master himself, William Gruber. The set was published by the company that produced View-Masters, partly owned by Gruber. The slides are in pockets inside a small book in the style of the text, in good condition. As a bonus, three other view reels, two of birds and one of Oregon beaches, are in an additional pocket. Alexander Hanchett Smith (1904-1986) was a leading mycological authority who published extensively. Edibility notes are of course included in the descriptions. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 626 pages.  
Footnote:  Every time I show this set off it receives the greatest superlatives and smiles.  I suppose it could come off as a little gimmicky to some and mycologists are a pretty serious bunch, but come on--it is really cool. And if you're put off by the view-master, the 626 page field guide is as serious as this pandemic. The photography is great with numerous time lapse views of ejaculating spores entering the world  in full color. $1250.00
Ringling Bros. & Barnum &
 Bailey Circus Poster
Published by Bill Bailey, 1945
It's big. It's bright. 10 feet long and over 6 1/2 feet high, this extra large, two sheet color lithograph circus poster for Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey Circus is waiting for the perfect home. Two sheets, each 60" x 76", fitting to 120 x 76". Dated 1945, Bill Bailey, artist. A few tears at one end. All original, no cloth backing. Rare to find this size.
Footnote: Until I bought this poster, I never knew how many people found clowns creepy or scary which is perhaps why I still own it?  Nah. I've watched many an auction where circus posters sell for many times this one.  Wait--maybe I should just consign it for auction then.  OK, here's your last chance to outfit your basement game room with an amazing , or creepy  item of Americana.  In the book world this poster is in very good condition.  In the realm of poster collectors it might be a b- or c+. It is not mounted on linen and has some small tears at one end.  It has been stored rolled with evident markings. Go big or go home in the big top tonight!  $950

American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States: Complete Set
Published by  Bradford & Inskeep, Laval & Bradford, Philadelphia, PA
Seventy-six beautiful hand-colored plates illustrate Alexander Wilson's attempt to comprehensively catalogue the birds of the United States. Born in Scotland in 1766,Wilson apprenticed as a weaver before emigrating to the United States in 1794, where he worked a variety of jobs before settling in teaching. By 1803 Wilson, inspired by his new hobby of drawing and his associations with naturalist William Bartram, expressed interest in compiling what would become American Ornithology. In the remaining decade of his life, he traveled extensively throughout the eastern U.S., studying and sketching as well as giving sales pitches for his intended 9-volume set. He is considered the first scientific American ornithologist; John James Audobon expressly stated his intent to surpass Wilson's work. Wilson died in 1813; volumes 8 and 9 were published by his friend and supporter, naturalist George Ord. The last volume contains the remaining four plates and Ord's biography of Wilson. Collated and complete; all plates are present. Mixture of first (Vols. 1-6) and later printings (Vols. 7-9). Dates range from 1808 - 1825. Three-quarter red leather over marbled paper boards. Boards are rubbed on edges, corners bumped. Pages quite clean except for some occasional spotting and offsetting near plates. Plates have light to moderate foxing, tissue guards show offsetting from plates. Gilt on spines rubbed, some nicks and dents. Each volume has a small bookplate from a previous owner on the front endpaper. Bindings have been professionally restored and hinges strengthened. Occasional small <2" tears on edges of pages; larger tears are noted in individual descriptions of volumes: Vol. 1 158 pp ~5" open tear to page 41, closed tear page 43. Pages 59-64 have several significant tears that run nearly the width of the page. Vol. 2 167 pp. 2" diameter open tear on page 81. Large tear to tissue guard for Plate XV, small closed tear on Plate XVI Vol. 3 120 pp. Tissue guard for plate XX is loose. Vol. 4 100 pp. Plates show a bit more foxing than other volumes. Large tear to tissue guard on Plate XXIX, corner of the plate is chipped. Vol. 5 122 pp. Tears to tissue guards for plates XXXVII, XXXVIII, XXXIX is heavily creased, XLI, XLV; few chips to edges of plate XLIII. Vol. 6 102 pp. Tears to tissue guards for plate XLVI, plate XLVII is loose. Moderate to heavy spotting of pages in latter half of volume. Vol. 7 138 pp. Small open and closed tears pp. 117-124; tissue guard for plate LXIII is wrinkled and torn across most of the page. Moderate spotting to endpapers. Vol. 8 162 pp. Closed tear ~4" on page 125, some soiling pp. 160-161 Vol. 9 298 pp. A bit of cosmetic damage to spine, foxing to endpapers. 4" closed tear to page 253. Inquire for photos.; Book; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 

Footnote: I've been a life-long birder, so far. I still have my Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds which I received for my 8th birthday, in 1968,  which we celebrated in Grass Valley California. The first bird I identified and noted that same day was a Western Tanager; a favorite bird even today.  From then on I've collected bird books, regional bird lists and the literature of birding.  Growing up, I always heard about Audubon yet somehow missed hearing about Alexander Wilson. Wilson is the true father of American Ornithology pre-dating Audubon by a generation. Wilson's art is also overlooked compared to Audubon but I would argue Wilson's birds were more realistic, his coloration more accurate. Hence it was with great joy when I acquired this set. The first bird I found in this 9 volume set was a different Tanager, the Scarlet Tanager; the second was the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, now extinct. With a birder's eye, I've enjoyed this set tremendously but it is time.  Provenance: This set was acquired in 2009 from a dealer whom I respect but needed a boost. I will be pleased to see it to a new loving home. $14,500

 For Delegate In Congress L. Bradford Prince
Massive Broadside 1884

Massive political broadside for future governor of New Mexico, L. Bradford Prince from his run as territorial delegate to Congress in 1884. Measuring 27 3/4" x 42", this broadside had been folded with three vertical folds and three horizontal folds. Extensive restoration has repaired separations at the folds, but the broadside presents well. Not linen backed. Ink appears to be both blue and black pigments with blue to the edges and black towards the middle of the print. The eagle woodblock measures 9" x 30". The woodblock letters forming Prince's name stand 8 1/4". Ink saturation is uneven but overall this is an impressive late 19th century woodblock broadside. No printer marks. LeBaron Bradford Prince began his political career in New York state, serving in the state legislature from 1870 to 1875. He turned down the appointment as governor of Idaho territory 1878. Prince was named Chief Justice of New Mexico in 1878 and served until May 1882. In 1883, he became president of the New Mexico Historical Society. A year later Prince was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress from New Mexico; the campaign from which this broadside originated. He was Governor of New Mexico Territory from 1889 to 1893 and continued to be active in business and politics for the next 20 years. Prince, a staunch Republican, stated his platform on the broadside, "For the Progress and Development of New Mexico. Her Mining, Pastoral, Agricultural, and Industrial Interests Must Be Encouraged And Protected". Considering overall size and design, we've never handled such a dramatic item of Americana. As best as we can determine, this broadside is unrecorded.

Footnote:  This one really confounds me.  Yeah it has had some restoration but considering it is seemingly unrecorded I truly do not understand why this has not sold.  No interest from institutions, nor Americana collectors.  Some Prince heirs have shown some interest but that is it. Provenance: On consignment from a newsman in New Mexico.  I acquired his father's collection 6 years ago; this broadside was displayed in the newspaper office.  It took three return visits to convince the owner to part with the broadside but I promised him it would be an easy and quick sale....$5500

Jonathan Troy--Signed
Published by  Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1954  

Black boards with yellow lettering on spine; pictorial dust jacket. Signed by Ed Abbey on title page: "Edward Abbey, Albuquerque, NM, 1955." Boards have moderate chipping to head and foot of spine and light soiling to all edges; text block is clean; dust jacket has moderate foxing and moderate chipping to top edge. Abbey's first novel follows our hero through romance and life. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 374 pp; Signed by Author.   

Footnote: Jonathan Troy is the holy grail for Edward Abbey
collectors.  It was his first published book and Abbey disowned it soon thereafter, never allowing it to be re-printed.  Yet the book shows formative roots of Abbey's anarchist thought and is rarely found signed.  Except there are now three signed copies available.  Supply and demand would say this copy at $4500 is a bargain.  Two other copies available on-line for $5500 and $7500.  But what the heck, for this list we'll drop the price a grand and sell it for $3500 net.

Burlington Route CB & Q R. R.
Publication Date:  1883

Colorful pictorial broadside advertising the "Burlington Route" CB&Q R. R in very good condition. This broadside was printed by Rand, McNally & Co of Chicago in 1883. It measures 11" wide by 32 1/2" tall. The top portion of the broadside advertises the rail road, underneath that is a large illustration of an owl and a crescent moon, and below that a time table for the rail roads mentioned. Surrounding the text and time table is a decorative yellow and black border. Broadside is matted and shrink wrapped, and has not been examined out of shrink wrap. Broadside is in very good condition: bottom left corner has light creases at edge, not affecting content; the top and bottom of the left edge has light rubbing and soiling, affecting the decorative border; a very light crease, with no soiling, is located 2" above the time table and spans the width of the broadside. No other wear or soiling present on recto. The "Burlington Route," officially named the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q R. R. ) operated from 1849 to 1970. The CB&Q R. R completed the line to Denver in 1882, after purchasing the Nebraska Burlington & Missouri River R. R a few years earlier. This was the first direct rail line from Chicago to Denver. Broadside reads the following: "Up in the mountains of Colorado- down on the Atlantic Coast and out on the Pacific Slope, we hear the people all talking about the - new line just opened up, composed of the grand - "Burlington Route" CB&Q R. R. - between Chicago or Peoria or St. Louis and Denver - And the Denver & Rio Grande R. R. - Scenic line of America between - Denver and Ogden - And the old popular Central Pacific R. R. , between - Ogden and San Francisco - The palace trains of this new through line will hereafter leave and arrive as per the following time table." Below the time table are names of traveling and passenger agents located throughout the country.

Footnote:  19th century chromolithographic owl timecard railroad broadsides do it for me.  When a colleague showed me this beauty about six years ago at a book fair I was smitten and bought it immediately. It's a beauty!!  And it checks off many boxes for collectors whether you collect broadsides or railroadiana or Colorado material.  $2750

Sayle, W. D.
Published by  W. D. Sayle  (1920)

W. D. Sayle, 1920. Flexible cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition; First Printing. Very good first edition in brown cloth covers. Inscribed by author: 'Dear Dr. Wood I hope this little narration will interest you W. D. Sayle Nov. 18 1920'. The c
over is lightly worn around the edges. Binding is tight; this is one of the cleanest copies of this scarce Colorado Plateau title we've seen. More often than not, the flexible boards are curled and very chipped. The text and pictures are in very good shape. Follows the author's journey from Adamana, NM, throughout the southwest to Rainbow Arch (now Bridge). A fun journal of the exploration of a remote area of the American southwest, where few whites had been before. A highpoint for collectors of Colorado Plateau material which rarely appears on the market. Rydal Press printed 70 copies in facsimile in 1999. No record of how many copies of the original were printed. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 62 pp; Signed by Author. 

Footnote: Until  Glen Canyon Dam was completed and formed Lake Powell in the mid-60's, a Trip to Rainbow Arch was a rugged, moderately dangerous multi-day overland pack trip which few made. The lake allows fat tourists to waddle the several hundred yards to the sacred arch today.  John Wetherill led several trips including two attempts with a young Zane Grey. Grey reached the arch in 1915 calling it  "probably the most beautiful and wonderful natural phenomenon in the world". I suppose 20th century overland narratives are not hot collectibles but anyone who has ventured into the canyon country of the Navajo reservation will want to purchase this super-rare item.  Sadly Covid-19 has decimated Navajo elders in and around Navajo Mountain and Rainbow Arch, despite the ruggedness of the area. $1500.00

Grand Canyon River Guide Scroll Map
Published by  Western River Guides Association, Bountiful, UT, 1962

From Herm Hoop's History of River Guides on the Colorado River System: "Les Jones, of Heber City, Utah, was an engineer and avid river runner. Jones began running rivers at the age of eleven. He built a kayak, running most rivers solo, and taking movies from a camera mounted on a football helmet. By the early 1950's Les began taping USGS maps together and filling in the missing contours. Les began using aerial photos, USGS maps and his own drawings and notes to trace and draw detailed maps on a scroll paper strips 7-10 inches wide. The maps were not waterproof and faded in sunlight, so they had to be protected from water and sunlight. Later his maps were copied onto waterproof mylar. Jones copied a river profile on the map above the river segments, labeling rapids and features on both. The maps contained rapid ratings, drawings of major rapids, Powell and other historic river camps, historic inscriptions and other detailed information. Les' maps were some of the first maps to contain conservation messages." This issue is of Jones's river scroll maps for the Grand Canyon. Dark blue mimeographed text and map. Includes an alert about the proposed Marble Canyon dam within the Grand Canyon. 7" wide paper scroll map is of unknown length when unrolled. In original plastic packaging with attached paper instructions on how to use the map. The plastic bag is rarely seen with the map; bag is milky with light soiling. Paper instruction label is faded on one side but bright on verso. Label itself is intact with wrinkling and edge wear. Some edge wear to the scroll map but inking remains strong. Few small tears visible. Fascinating piece of river-running history! 

Footnote: For the life of me I never understand why these maps do not sell well. They are cartographic wonders developed by a river rat with ingenuity and verve. Back of Beyond Books and the town of Moab is about a mile from the Colorado River and is home to 7 or 8 river outfitters hosting thousands of river trips a year on the Colorado.  You'd think I could find someone who would appreciate these pre-GPS, analog maps as much as I. Oh well--I buy every scroll map offered to me and will continue to do so.  Nutty. $500.00

Grand Port City Company
Published by  News Printing Company, Denver, C.T.  (1861)

 News Printing Company, Denver, C.T., 1861.  Condition: Very Good. Grand Port City Company Land Certificate dated November 7, 1861. Certificates certified that the bearer is "owner of one original share in Grand Port City Utah Territory containing Fifty average lots, to be drawn after the first day of May, 1862. Certificate assigned to William M. Slaughter (No. 498). The Slaughters were early pioneers in Colorado and were stockholders in the Auraria Town Company and the Highlands Town Company. The map on the certificate places Grand Port City south of the confluence of the Green and Grand rivers, along the Colorado River. In 1861, this area was terra incognita. The Macomb Expedition of 1859 did not reach the confluence, nor travel along any stretch of the Colorado River. John Wesley Powell didn't explore this stretch until 1869. Furthermore, due south of the confluence is Cataract Canyon, some of the wildest whitewater on the Colorado River, trapped between red wall cliffs and obviously not viable as a port of any sort. Certificate in very good condition on lightweight rice paper with a light fold. One of the most unique ephemeral items we've seen from the Colorado Plateau. 

Footnote: Probably my favorite item of regional ephemera ever.   This certificate and five others, if memory serves correct, were offered by Denver book dealer Linda Lebsack about 8 years ago.  She worked for the well-known Denver book dealer Fred Rosenstock who had them in his vault, for god knows how long.  You have to hand it to the creators of this scheme.  The name alone--Grand Port City on the Grand River--makes the scheme sound so plausible. And I suspect the schemers knew that no one could verify the existence of Grand Port City as no documented Europeans had ever been there. I wish I had the time and resources to dig into this story and find further documentation of their scheme.  Was there a prospectus? Did they advertise is an early Denver newspaper? What about the News Printing Company who purportedly printed the certificate?  This could be the genesis of the great western novel.  $725.00

Kelly, Charles
Published by  Charles Kelly, Salt Lake City, UT  (1938)

Charles Kelly, Salt Lake City, UT, 1938. Buckram. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, maroon striated buckram with gilt stamped titles on the front board and backstrip. Gilt stamped cowboy on the front board. Lightly rubbed top and bottom edges of boards, very light soiling on bottom edge; a beuatiful copy. Rare dust jacket with one very small chip on bottom corner, and spine has light sun
ning. Signed and inscribed by author, Fruita, Utah March 24, 1950. History of one of the most notorious groups of outlaws in the West, the Wild Bunch. Profusely illustrated with maps, photographs, and illustrations. Book states 1000 copies printed, while other references state no more than 500 copies made it to the market. Regardless, rare to find signed and in this condition. Six-Guns 1221. Howes K58.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 337 pp; Signed by Author(s).

Footnote: Not much to add other than you should note the stunning condition of this book and jacket.  And it is signed! It should make any collector extremely happy to add this to their western Americana collection. Plus Charles Kelly was such a character and it's just a fun read about Butch and the gang . $500.00

 Clarence Edward Dutton-An Appraisal

Tan wrappers lightly sunned along edges with very slightly bent corner. Clean interior; staple binding holding well. Perhaps the rarest of all Stegner titles. This, a condensation of Stegner's Doctoral Thesis from the University of Iowa, was an unusual thesis for a Ph. D. In literature. Stegner had read Clarence Dutton's "Geology of the High Plateaus of Utah as a college freshman and was taken with the juxtaposition of a formal geology report and the lively literary style of Dutton. Of Dutton, Stegner later writes, "one thinks of Muir and Burroughs as comparisons. Dutton was more limited in his field than they, but as fine a writer within his limits and a greater scientist than either." This copy acquired from the Stegner family and includes a check signed by Stegner and a note from Page Stegner stating that this came directly from the Stegner library. Colberg A1.

Report on the Geology of the High Plateaus of Utah (No Atlas) 
Dutton, Clarence E. ( Wallace Stegner's Copy)
Published by  Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1880

Brown government binding with blind rules on front and back and gilt title on spine. Spine cloth is loosening, chipped and missing 1/2" at base. Boards rubbed and loosening. Text block remains tight. Ex- library copy from New York Academy of Sciences. No atlas. All plates are present. This copy was used by Wallace Stegner in his research for "Beyond the Hundredth Meridian", although there is no indication within; no marginalia or owners signature. "Beyond the Hundredth Meridian" was unlike any of Stegner's previous works, requiring research spanning 5 years. Stegner often consulted with his mentor Bernard DeVoto during the writing. At one point Stegner writes to DeVoto, "I really am scared to death to let anybody see this, for some reason. Maybe I know the thing stinks." The writing of Hundredth Meridian would solidify Stegner's growing environmentalism and the book remains a classic of the history of the west. Book was acquired directly from the Stegner family. 307 pp.   

Footnote: Another amazing Stegner association copy and much, much cheaper than the previous Stegner item. But what a pedigree! Shortly after Page Stegner passed away, Page's wife Lynn called to say that her and daughter Allison had found a box of books in their barn in Vermont.  They all appeared to be government reports. Was I interested?  Well, of course, I reply.  Upon arrival in Moab it became clear these were Wally's research books for the writing of  Beyond the Hundredth Meridian.   Included were the Tertiary History, the Powell Report, the Arid Lands Report, several BAE editions and more. Sadly Stegner did not 'mar' his books with marginalia nor ownership marks.  There is no doubt however why Wallace Stegner owned these books.  And this is the last book available from the group.  Here is your chance  to own a piece of western history. DNA of Wallace Stegner is all over this book. $500.00

 New Table Game of Ping Pong or Gossima
Published by  J. Jaques & Son and Hamley Brothers, London

Ping-Pong set published in London by J. Jaques & Son and Hamley Brothers circa 1900.This set is housed in an original cloth covered box with decorative label and includes 2 vellum covered battledores with wood handles, a green muslin net, 2 wood posts that attach to the table and support the net, 4 celluloid balls, and a pamphlet titled "Standard edition - Rules and Regulation for Ping-Pong or Gossima." Overall very good with moderate wear and light soiling to box, pamphlet has rebound string and supportive archival tape along spine; all other items have light soiling but in fine condition. Also included are two prints. One color lithograph titled "Tenis de Salon", measures 12" x 19" and printed by the Societe d'Arts Graphiques, Clichy; taped onto mount with archival tape, otherwise fine. One b&w print titled "Das Ping-Pong Gpiel" by Lucien Davis, published in the "Illustrirte Zeitung" from July 1901, measures 12 ½" x 16"; taped to mount, light toning. A fun set perfect for the collector of early 20th century games, or the classy game room.

Footnote: Another mystery.  For only $425 you can own this very cool antique game of Ping Pong.  But then I may be biased.  My grades suffered greatly when the Dorm PA at Northern Arizona University introduced me to Table Tennis.  Not ping pong but competitive table tennis complete with $500 paddles and the requirement to practice every minute possible, studies be damned. Intramural tournaments were soon followed by regional tournaments, etc. etc.  Poor knees and hips limit my table tennis today so I'm back to fun old ping pong.  But really--this set is so very fun and yes, it does come with a book(let). $425.00

Canyonlands National Park (Chapter from the Hour of Land)
Published by  Back of Beyond Books, Moab, UT, 2016

On June 7th, 2016 Terry Tempest Williams released her latest book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks. As could be expected, Terry offers a deeply personal view on the twelve parks she visits, leading the reader through a journey of not only discovery, but an impassioned view of what parks are and what they should be. In conjunction with Sarah Crichton Books, Back of Beyond Books published a limited edition of the chapter titled Canyonlands National Park. This, the longest chapter in the book (50 plus pages) , includes five original photographs not included in the trade edition. Printed by hand on a Vandercook Universal III letterpress on Velin D ARCHES 100% cotton paper mouldmade in France, printed by Rob Buchert at Tryst Pres s in Provo Utah. Designed by David Jenney Design and bound in a silk blend by Roswell Book Bindery in Phoenix. Limited to 100 copies in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Footnote:  Every time I lead with "so I've been thinking...." my wife, confidant and bookkeeper just says "NO!" She knows I'm dreaming another scheme to publish something and quite possible lose the store money.  "But", I say, "just hear me out....."
Anyway, this project made it through the g auntlet and yes, lost money. So now I'm asking you to bail me out. In my defense, this is a BEAUTIFUL book! Original tipped in photographs, hand printed on sumptuous Arches paper with custom binding.  I should have produced 50 copies instead of 100 but it WAS the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Karma called for 100 numbered copies. I guarantee you will love this book or your money back. On special today for $250.00