Recent Acquisitions                          March 2019 
                           

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.
 
This month we offer books, books, books - books published by the Book Club of California and the Zamorano Club, limited and signed books - ranging in content from Nevada's Ghost Towns to the artistry of Gunnar Widforss.  Enjoy! 
 
Please come visit us at the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair March 15th and 16th! Hours:  Friday, March 15th 4-8:30pm, and Saturday, March 16th 10am - 4pm. Location: Sid Cutter Pilot's Pavilion on Balloon Museum Road, Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more info visit: https://www.abqbookfair.com/  
 
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Ed Borein's West
Spaulding, Edward S. (editor)   

 
Schauer Printing Studio, Inc., Santa Barbara, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Illustrated by Edward Borein (illustrator). First Edition. Oatmeal boards with black pictorial imprint on front and spine. Head and foot of spine bumped, all edges lightly toned. Bottom edge of boards rubbed. Jacket is toned with numerous chips, especially to top edge, where inside of jacket has been taped. Published shortly after Borein's passing, this collection presents hundreds of study sketches eliciting the cowboys and Indians of the wild west. ; B & W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall. 018241.   $75  
 
 
Etchings of the West with Original Box
Borein, Edward   
 
 
Press of the Schauer Printing Studio, Santa Barbara, 1950. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Limited/Numbered Edition. Limited edition numbered 445/1001 copies. Tan linen boards with brown imprint. Foot of spine is bumped. Binding tight, interior clean. Unpaginated. A collection of brown ink illustrations and a few full color tipped in plates from cowboy artist Edward Borein, edited by Edward S. Spalding and with a biographical sketch by Irving Wills. In original box. Pictorial box is lightly soiled with one edge of box top cracking. Limitation number on front edge of box. ; Color Illustrations; 12 1/4" x 9 1/4". 018238.   $75 
 

Pen Sketches
Russell, Charles M.   
 
Private Press of C F Braun & Co, Alhambra, CA, 1964. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Clear jacket covers unique, colorful boards that are quarter bound in green. Clear jacket has a 2 inch closed tear on the front. Title in gilt on spine. Boards are in very good condition. Minor wear to head and foot of spine. Minor toning present to some pages. Foreward by John G Braun reads, "Charles Marion Russell was born in St. Louis in 1864. At age 16 he left a well-to-do home to go West and become a cowboy. From his fifteen years riding the range he earned the name of the Cowboy Artist. Russell's paintings and drawings are among the finest portraits we have of the Indians and the West. This year, the centennial of his birth, it is our pleasure to print this private edition of some of his sketches for our friends." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated.  018219.   $24

 
 
C. M. Russell -- Boyhood Sketchbook
Warden, R. D.   
 
Treasure Products, Bozeman, MT, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Textured and blind-embossed brown boards with illustrated artist in gilt on cover. A collection of early boyhood sketches from western artist C. M. Russell. Erratta slip laid in at title page. Boards and interior are immaculate; spine is tight. First edition. ; 11 1/4" x 11 1/4"; 29 pp. 018230.   $18
 
Maynard Dixon: Sketch Book 
 
Northland Press, Flagstaff, 1967. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Mylar wrapped dust jacket is in good condition. Significant fading to spine. Minor wear to edges. Rust colored boards are quarter bound in black, title in gilt on spine. Boards are in good condition. Minor wear on two spots on front board. First signature has begun to separate, but still intact. Introduction and Descriptive Text by Don Perceval, Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. "In 1893 he [Dixon] began a series of annual trips over the west. They took him farther and farther afield and didn't end until two years before his death in 1946. The thousands of sketches that he made on these trips show an artist who observed the people, the landscape, and the things that went on it so painstakingly, that only a man who lived in the country for years and love it could really appreciate with what understanding and authenticity it had been set down." ; B & W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unpaginated. 018289.   $25   

 

Gunnar Widforss: Painter of the Grand Canyon
Belknap, Bill and Frances    
 
 
Northland Press, Flagstaff, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Mylar wrapped colorful dust jacket is in good condition. Small chips on corners, and minor fading. Tan marbled boards are in very good condition. Title in gilt on spine. Interior clean, binding tight. "This is exactly what Bill and Fran Belknap have accomplished with this fine book. They not only researched his life, but collected thirty-one of his paintings; here, beautifully produced in full color, to illustrate his work. The paintings were gathered from Maine to California and all were owned by those who knew the artist." This is a beautiful copy of a stunning book. ; Color Illustration; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall. 018288.   $75
 


Painters of the Desert [Signed]
Ainsworth, Ed    
 
Desert Magazine, Palm Desert, CA, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Mylar wrapped dust jacket is in good condition. Minor chipping present on edges, head of spine and foot of spine. Top and bottom of wrapper has some significant creasing to it. Orange boards are in very good condition. Title in gilt on spine and front board. Minor fading and wear to edges and spine. Toning present on outside edges of pages and on paste downs and free end papers. Previous owner plate pasted on front free end page. Contains a laid in invitation for an event honoring the author. Event invitation says this about the book, "Painters of the Desert" is Ed Ainsworth's newest book, a warmly written and delightfully informal story of the lives and the creative works of the following artists: Maynard Dixon, Clyde Forsythe, Jimmy Swinnerton, Nicolai Fechin, Carl Eytel, Conrad Buff, Paul Lauritz, Orpha Klinker, John Hilton, Burt Procter, Don Perceval, Brownell McGrew, and Bill Bender. "Painters of the Desert" has received enthusiastic praise from book reviewers. Richly illustrated with color and black and white pictures, it is a real contribution to the chronicle of Southwestern culture." Title page contains authors inscription that reads, "For Esther Larson in the hope she will enjoy these little journeys into the desert. Cordially, Ed Ainsworth." Book is segmented into chapters of the various authors. Contains inscriptions/signatures on their chapter title pages by Paul Lauritz, Conrad Buff and his wife, Orpha Klinker, Don Louis Perceval, Bill Bender, and Burt Procter. Center signature's binding has become a little loose on the bottom inch, but is still intact. ; B&W & Color Photographs/Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 111 pp; Signed by Author. 018218.  $225  
 
 
The Zamorano 80 - A Selection of Distinguished California Books Made by Members of the Zamorano Club 
 
 
 
 
The Zamorano Club, Los Angeles, 1945. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Rust-red boards with Zamorano Club logo in gilt on cover and gilt text on spine. A first edition of the Zamorano 80, an influential list of important works of Western Americana. #20 of 500. Includes a brochure reprint of the Grolier Club List of 100 Influential Books from Dawson's Book Shop laid in at front. Boards lightly rubbed at extremities. Interior is clean, tight and unmarked. ; 9.25" x 6.25"; 66 pp. 018170.  $450

 
Zamorano Choice - Selections from the Zamorano Club's Hoja Volante 1934-1966 
Robinson, W. W. (Compiler and Foreword)     
 
 
The Zamorano Club, Los Angeles, 1966. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Light blue boards with gilt text on spine. "This book presents a sampling of the material that has appeared in Hoja Volante, the Zamorano Club's publication, since the first issue in June of 1934." 1 of 300 copies, printed by Grant Dahlstrom, Ward Ritchie, Saul Marks, and Richard Hoffman in collaboration. "Issued on the occasion of the Joint Meeting in Los Angeles on September 24-25, 1966, of The Roxburghe Club of San Francisco and The Zamorano Club of Los Angeles." Very small rub spots at board corners. Boards are otherwise clean and sharp. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. ; 10" x 6.5"; 128 pp. 018172.   $55


The Zamorano Club: The First Half Century, 1928-1978
Fullerton, George E. Et Al    
 
 
 
The Zamorano Club, Los Angeles, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Gray decorated craft paper over boards with black quarter-binding. Gilt text printed on spine. No jacket as issued. A history and catalogue of this Western Americana-focused book club. 1 of 200 copies printed by Richard T. Hoffman and bound by Bela Blau. Boards and interior are very clean and tight. ; 12.5" x 9.75"; 99 pp. 018224.   $38
 
Historic California in Bookplates
Talbot, Claire Ryan  
 
 
 
Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, 1964. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Second Printing. Green boards with gilt bookplate illustration on cover and gilt text on spine. No jacket as issued. An exploration of California's history through the bookplates of its collectors. Boards are very clean and sharp. Interior is pristine. Spine is tight. ; 9.25" x 6.25"; 287 pp.  018173.   $15
 

Paul Landacre
Ritchie, Ward   
 
 
 
The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Cream boards with grid of Landacre engravings on cover. Black quarter-binding and gilt text on spine. No dust jacket. A beautiful book that tells the story of engraver Paul Landacre, richly illustrated with his engravings. 1 of 650 copies and the third book published by the Book Club of California. Boards and interior are clean and sharp. Spine is tight. ; 7.25" x 4.75"; 52 pp. 018151.  $48
 

A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands, & Around the World in the Years 1826-1829
Duhaut-Cilly, Auguste; August Fruge and Neal Harlow, translated and edited.     
 
 
The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Blue patterned cloth over boards. Red fabric quarter-binding and title card pasted on spine. From the Introduction: "This book has been known but not known -- known about, that is, but seldom looked at because its true quality has been hidden from readers of English. The original itself is probably the richest and most vivid eyewitness account ever written about early California." 1 of 350 copies. Original prospectus laid in front. 11 b/w illustrations including frontis. Boards and interior are very clean, bright and tight. ; 11" x 8.25"; 252 pp. 018208.   $76  

Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Paher, Stanley W.     
 
 
Howell-North Books, Berkeley, CA, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Seventh Printing. Gray boards with black text on cover and spine. Photographic dust jacket wrapped in mylar. "Here we have a detailed and accurately-researched history of the sometimes fleeting, sometimes permanent towns and camps -- nearly 600 of them." Many b/w photos, map on endpapers. Jacket is toned on back panel, otherwise clean and sharp. Boards are very clean. Interior is clean and unmarked, toned at edges. ; 11.25" x 8.75"; 492 pp. 018200.  $25 
 

 
The Life and Times of the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise - Being Reminiscences of Five Distinguished Comstock Journalists.
Lewis, Oscar (Ed. and Intro)     
 
 
 
 
Lewis Osborne, Ashland, OR, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Natural cloth with gold-ink grid pattern over boards. Natural cloth quarter-binding. Red text imprint on spine. A history with reminiscences of "the most widely read and highly respected mining journal ever published in the West." (from the Introduction). 1 of 500 copies. Boards and interior are clean, unmarked and sharp. Spine is tight. ; 10.25" x 7.5"; 53 pp. 018179.   $20

 
Long Day's Journey: The Steamboat and Stagecoach Era in the Northern West
Schwantes, Carlos Arnaldo  
 
 
 
University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Rust red boards with silver text stamped on spine. Glossy illustrated dust jacket. A broad survey of the stagecoach and steamboat era in the American West. Housed in black slipcase with Wells Fargo logo on cover. Slipcase, jacket, boards and interior are pristine. ; 10" x 10.75"; 408 pp. 018202.  $15 
 

High Iron - A Book of Trains 
Beebe, Lucius    
 
 
D. Appleton-Century Company, New York, 1938. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Coarse red fabric over boards with gilt-stamped text on cover and spine. Photographic dust jacket wrapped in mylar. A broad survey of railroads, trains and locomotives from a newspaper writer and photographer. Over 200 b/w photographs. Jacket rubbed along joints, toned on back panel. Boards clean and sharp. Interior clean and unmarked, toned around edges. ; 11.25" x 8.25"; 225 pp. 018201.   $15 


 
Southern California's First Railroad : The Los Angeles & San Pedro Railroad 1869-1873 [Signed]
Robinson, John W.     
 
Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, CA, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Brown printed boards with black quarter-binding and gilt text on spine. No jacket as issued. A history of the Los Angeles and San Pedro railroad. Signed by author on title page. 1 of 300 copies. Map-printed end papers. Boards and interior are clean, sharp, bright and unmarked. ; 9.5" x 6.25"; 105 pp; Signed by Author. 018108.   $32
 
 
First Museum of Los Angeles [Signed]
Selmer, Doris and Jerome    
 
Doris and Jerome Selmer, Arcadia, CA, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Illustrated by Cheryl Barton-Klyver. Limited Edition. 1/2 brown cloth binding over brick colored boards with rust imprint on front and gilt on spine. Fine condition. Includes signed and numbered print, 1/100A, by Cheryl Barton-Klyver. Book printed with a limitation of 200 using two slightly different prints, hence an A and B designation on the print. 200 copies printed and bound at Bookhaven Press using Bembo type on 60 lb. Warren's Eggshell paper. This project came about as both authors were actively involved in the Southwest Museum, with Jerome Selmer serving as Executive Director from 1989-1992 and Doris Selmer serving on the Steering Committee and volunteer. Both Doris and Jerome also were members of the Miniature Book Society. The book provides a history of the Southwest Museum and provides lists of the museum's directors and presidents of the Board of Trustees. The text includes etchings of southwestern motifs, and the museum's logo and seal. ; Miniature; Etching; 64mo 3" - 4½" tall; 22 pp. 018113.   $55

 
History of the Chaco Navajos, A (Reports of the Chaco Center, Number Four)
Brugge, David M.  

 
United States Department of the Interior, Albuquerque, 1980. Softcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Tan wrapper is in good condition. Significant fading to spine with light tidemarks present. Corners are slightly bumped. "In the present report David Brugge, a National Park Service anthropologist and a recognized authority on the Athabaskans of the Southwest, carefully and meticulously details the history of the Navajo people of the Chaco area. Brugge's account is fundamentally descriptive and consciously impartial. Yet at times he presents us alternative views to the published accounts of the historical events of the area, offering the "Navajo version" as gleaned from interviews with the old people themselves." ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 542 pp. 018281.   $22
 
 
Adobe and Iron: The Story of the Arizona Territorial Prison [Signed] 
Jeffrey, John Mason    
 
 
Prospect Avenue Press, La Jolla, CA, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Red boards with gilt text on cover and spine. Yellow photographic dust jacket wrapped in mylar. "Fortunately, a wealth of materials in articles and legal records has been preserved and it has been Mr. Jeffrey's purpose to assimilate the facts and publish a complete history from the enactment in the legislature to the closing of the Arizona Territorial Prison." Inscribed by author on FFEP. Jacket is clean and sharp, lightly toned. Boards are clean and sharp. Interior is unmarked, bright and tight. ; 8.75" x 6"; 113 pp; Signed by Author. 018156.   $22 
 
 
Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier 
Haley, J. Evetts    
 
 
 
S an Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo, TX, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Red boards with black text on cover and spine. No dust jacket. From the Preface: "This book presents a picture of life on the frontier as it centered around an important Texas fort." Illustrated end papers, b/w maps and illustrations. A few light marks to boards and bottom edge. Interior clean and unmarked. Spine is tight. ; 9.25" x 6.25"; 352 pp. 018183.   $44


Jornada Del Muerto - A Pageant of the Desert
Crouch, Brodie 

 
Arthur H. Clark Company, Spokane, WA, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Brown boards with gilt text on spine. Tan illustrated dust jacket, wrapped in mylar. "This infamous shortcut on the Camino Real from New Spain to Santa Fe was well named...This book tells of the famous and the infamous who passed this way, joining their history with that of the land." Jacket and boards are very clean and sharp. Interior is bright, unmarked, and tight. ; 9.5" x 6.5"; 219 pp. 018157.  $18
 
Southwest Sketches 
Munk, J. A.     
 
 
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York And London, 1920. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Grey fabric over boards with blue and maroon printed illustration on cover. A broad overview of the Southwest and Four Corners region replete with over 250 b/w photographs. Boards toned at edges, lightly bumped at corners. Spine slightly loose. Interior shows occasional foxing / browning. Otherwise clean and unmarked. ; 9.25" x 6.25"; 311 pp. 018101.   $20  
 
   
Buckskin and Satin: The Life of Texas Jack (J. B. Omohundro)
Logan, Herschel C. ; Paul I. Wellman    
 
 
The Stackpole Company, Harrisburg, PA, 1954. Hardcover. Condition:Very Good . Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Beige boards with maroon text and illustration printed on cover and spine. Yellow mylared dust jacket. The biography of a legendary Texas scout with material on his romance with Mlle. Morlacchi, popular actress and danseuse. "The book is well documented by some eighty odd drawings, photographs, reproductions of theatrical billings and news clippings of that era." Jacket shows a few small chips at top and bottom edges. Boards are clean and sharp, lightly toned at edges. Dusted top edge. Interior is clean, unmarked and tight. ; 8.75" x 6"; 218 pp. 018147.   $20