Edwards, Robert W.
4to. 112 pp. Color and black & white illustrations. Stiff color printed wrappers in fine, new condition. Catalogue for exhibition held at the Monterey Museum of Art April 30 - September 28, 2015, 'Lasting Impressionsâ"Pedro de Lemos' the first exhibition that celebrates one of the region's most important artists who championed diverse styles, methods, and materials during the American Arts and Crafts Movement in California. A renaissance man and ambitious designer at heart, Pedro Joseph de Lemos (1882-1954) was a preeminent printmaker who also excelled at painting, drawing, metal, leather, and cement work. Winning awards for his innovations in printmaking, his proficiency extended from wood engravings and color block prints to lithography and intaglio methods such as drypoint, mezzotints, soft ground etchings and aquatintsâ"the last of which garnered an honorable mention in the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Pedre de Lemos was the first director of the Stanford Art Museum. Organized by the Monterey Museum of Art with guest curators Robert W. Edwards, Ph.D., and Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Ph.D. This exhibition includes prints, oil paintings, watercolor, drawings, calligraphy, leather work, pottery, cement work, and ephemera.
Color topographic map (24"x26" plus margins), of Yosemite National Park showing township grid, towns, mineral lands, park and county boundaries, existing and proposed roads, existing and proposed trails, suggested patrol stations and military posts, and notable physical features, waterways colored in blue. Identifies major spots including the Nevada Falls, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome and the rest of Yosemite Valley, county lines, Hetch Hetchy Valley, etc. A legend provides an explanation of the color code, which shows the limits of the park as established in 1890 by Congress, the newly (Feb. 7, 1905) recommended Park boundary, along with existing and suggested trails and roads. Also depicts the patrol stations and sub-stations, and a permanent military post as recommended by the Yosemite Park Commission the previous year."Recommended in report of Yosemite Park Commission dated Aug. 31, 1904." A fine copy mounted on linen (29 1/2" x 32").
Alex Castro Soto del Valle
INSCRIBED to a photographer friend by Alex Castro. 4to. 127 pp. Text in Spanish. Essays by ArmandoHart Dávalos; Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Eusebio Leal Spengler; and Rafael Acosta de Arriba. Striking photographs (both color and black & white) of Fidel Castro dating from 1955 to 2012. Olive green cloth in black illustrated dustjacket. Minor wear to spine ends else a fine copy of a scarce book of Fidel Castro photographs. Alex Castro Soto del Valle is Fidel Castro's son with his second wife, Dalia Soto Del Valle; as well, Alex was Fidel's personal photographer. These photographs by Castro and 4 other photographers show Fidel Castro in a range of activities and moods throughout his adult years, in New York & Washington DC, India, Venezuela; in the jungles, with Nelson Mandela, Pope Benedick XVI, Jimmy Carter, Chavez, agricultural workers and more; two images show Castro in baseball uniform.
8 1/2" x 11". 32 pp. Includes photographs and biographies for the festival's many performers, such as: Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Weavers, The Rooftop Singers, Barbara Dane, The Modern Folk Quartet, Kajsa Ohman, The New Lost City Ramblers, Rita Weill, Mance Lipscomb, Roscoe Holcomb, and more. Illustrated staplebound wrappers in near fine condition (light, general wear & soiling). The scarce program for the first Monterey Folk Festival; only 1 copy located at Saint John's College in Santa Fe and only 2 copies sold at auction in the past 30 years. On May 18th, the daily schedule makes note of "The newest young folk star Bob Dylan in his first major west coast appearance." That day the 21-year-old Dylan performed four songs: 'Talking John Birch Society Blues,' 'Masters of War,' 'A Hard Rain"s a-Gonna Fall,' and a duet with Joan Baez on 'With God on Our Side.' Nine days later Columbia Records released his seminal second album, The Freewheelin" Bob Dylan. Also appearing at the festival, although not mentioned in the program, were the Wildwood Boys, which featured a young Jerry Garcia on banjo, Robert Hunter on stand up bass, David Nelson on guitar, and Ken Frankel on fiddle. The group won the festival band contents; Garcia also played in an amateur banjo competition held on one of the festival stages, and finished in second place.
Jeffers, Robinson; Hunt, Tim (editor)
Complete in 5 volumes. 4to. Each volume with a tipped-in photo frontispiece of Jeffers by Ansel Adams, Leigh Wiener and Louis Fleckenstein. Book design by Adrian Wilson. Gift inscription in Volume One else all volumes are in fine condition in fine dustjackets. Note: this is a heavy set and additional shipping may be required. The definitive work on California's greatest poet as well as a major poet of the twentieth century. "Now, for the first time, all of Jeffers' completed poems, both published and unpublished, are presented in a single, comprehensive, and textually authoritative edition." - rear flap. The first three volumes of this four-volume work, presents chronologically all of Jeffers' published work from 1920 to 1963. Voume Four includes apprentice work of 1912-1919, completed poems Jeffers left in manuscript, documents such as Jeffers' "Preface" to The Selected Poetry editorial apparatus that discusses the textual decisions made for the edition, and indexes of titles and first lines. Volume Five includes an Introduction providing scope and principles of poetry selection and chronological order; and the essay "Chronology" offering an overview of Jeffers's career, the evidence for dating the poems, and the arguments drawn from that evidence. It also describes the rationale and evidence for establishing the texts of the poems for this edition, and present, in the form of extensive commentary and tabulations for each poem, the material (notes, preliminary workings, revisions, discarded passages, and variations in published versions) that both complicate and enrich the study of Jeffers's poetry and prose. These commentaries also incorporate a number of additional selections from Jeffers's previously unpublished writings. Volumes One, Two and Three are First Editions; Volumes Four and Five are later printings.
Adams, Ansel (Introduction by Paul Brooks)
SIGNED by Ansel Adams on half-title page. Oblong quarto. 116 full-page plates of Adam's photographs reproduced by double impression offset lithography - accompanied by 28 pages of text. Red and blue cloth in photographic dustjacket. A fine copy (slight fading along board edges) in fine dustjacket. Ansel Adams, a visionary figure in nature photography and wilderness preservation, is synonymous with Yosemite Valley. He first visited the Park in 1916 with his family. He later wrote of his first view of the valley: "the splendor of Yosemite burst upon us and it was glorious. One wonder after another descended upon us. There was light everywhere. A new era began for me." The stunning beauty of Yosemite is captured in these images including some of his most noteworthy.Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley, 1944; Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley, 1945; Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, 1927; Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite Valley, ca. 1938; and Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, 1960.
Adams, Ansel (Introduction by Paul Brooks)
INSCRIBED by Ansel Adams with a Merry Christmas greeting from Yosemite Valley. Oblong quarto. 116 full-page plates of Adam's photographs reproduced by double impression offset lithography - accompanied by 28 pages of text. Red and blue cloth in photographic dustjacket. A fine copy in fine dustjacket housed in publisher's shipping box. Ansel Adams, a visionary figure in nature photography and wilderness preservation, is synonymous with Yosemite Valley. He first visited the Park in 1916 with his family. He later wrote of his first view of the valley: "the splendor of Yosemite burst upon us and it was glorious. One wonder after another descended upon us. There was light everywhere. A new era began for me." The stunning beauty of Yosemite is captured in these images including some of his most noteworthy.Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley, 1944; Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley, 1945; Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, 1927; Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite Valley, ca. 1938; and Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, 1960.
Searle, Alan (Lon McCallister)
Alan Searle, once the lover of Lytton Strachey, was W. Somerset Maugham's private secretary and companion beginning in the 1940s. He lived with Maugham in his Monte Carlo villa and remained with him until Maugham's death in 1965. In his final years, Maugham made an unsuccessful attempt to disinherit his daughter and to adopt Searle as his son. Lon McCallister was a rising Hollywood star in the 1940s before retiring in the early 50s. Written soon after Maugham's death, one the three letters alludes to the difficulties Searle was having with Maugham's estate (and likely, his daughter). 1) ALS dated 21st October, 1966 on 6" x *' 'Cunard Line R.M.S. Queen Mary' stationery. The letter opens 'Dear, dearest Lon,' and finds Searle 'dreaming of the happy - divinely happy - times I had with you in California.' After reflecting on the holiday, 'most certainly the happiest of my life. You were absolutely angelic to me. I was crazy about you when I first met you and as the days passed it developed into real love and deep admiration. I cannot wait long to see you and be with you again.' Searle goes on to invite the actor to join him in Monte Carlo and concludes 'Dearest Lon, I think of you with such tenderness and love - I long so much already to see you again. Alan' 2) Two TLS on 30, Avenue de Grand Bretagne, Monte Carlo stationery. The first. dated 12th July, 1967, advises 'I have had to postpone my proposed visit until later in the year.' Searle explains 'I am having a rough and worrying time over Mr. Maugham's affairs. All the money is frozen and if they don't release it soon I shall be hustling.' He continues 'If you are at 9166 (9166 Cordell Dr, George Cukor's residence, which for many years served as the social center to Hollywood's gay community) on Sunday next, will you give all the boys my love, and the two Georges and Harris in particular.' The second, dated 16th September, 1967 updates 'Dear, dear Lon' that Searle will be coming to California after Christmas and asks 'Will you let Scottie (sic) Bowers know that I am on the way!!! (Bowers was the legendary Hollywood pimp from the 1940s-80s). Searle goes on to say 'George has very kindly asked me to stay with him. Are you going to be one of Big George's bridesmaids?' and concludes 'Love from Alan'.
Montgomery, L. M.
8vo. 367, , 4, 4 pp. Color frontispiece by George Gibbs, with titled tissue guard. Publisher's advertisements at rear. Apple-green cloth with color plate mounted on front cover; gilt lettering. Minor wear to extremities; light foxing to page edges; slight spine lean; else a near fine copy of Montgomery's second book and the first of many sequels to her immensely popular Anne of Green Gables. Following Anne of Green Gables, this work by Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley, following Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. The story includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy.
8vo. 125, , + [12pp photo-illustratred plates]; 162; 165 pp. Line drawings and jeacket design by Lee Maddux, Bettram, O'Doane and Glover Shipp; photographic illustrations. Tan cloth bindings in illustrated dustjackets. Uniformly near fine to fine condition (price-clipping and small loss to spine head of "Lore of the California Vaquero"). Arnold R. Rojas, "Chief Rojas", is a Californian by birth, living among vaqueros on the ranchos of Kern County, CA since he was nine years old. He has a superior knowledge from sources in English and Spanish of the historical background of the vaquero and his horse. In this trilogy dedicated to the saga of a vanished hero - the vaquero of Califoria's Central Valley - Rojas has collected stories from these vaqueros in Western history when the greatest cattle empires in North American were passing out of existence. "There is a spirit of dogged tenacity which runs like a vein throughout the stories, and characterizes the laborious founding of the cattle industry in California, and subsequently from here in the other western states."