769pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 yellow cloth with brown cloth over boards, gilt lettering on a black ink stamped panel on the backstrip, and the title stamped in gilt on the front cover. Deckled fore edges. Pictorial endpapers. The hinges are going, there is a previous owner's name on the verso of the half title, and there is a former owner's blind stamp on the rear flyleaf. In a dust jacket, with a number of small tears along the edges and folds that have been backed with tape. The 1939-40 Harper Prize Novel. From the jacket- "It is the story of the Mormons, their strange beginnings, rapid growth, persecution and heroism, their amazing mass migration across trackless Western Plains. And it is the story of human beings subject to all the pulls of anguish and triumph that human flesh can endure."
Folding pocket map [20 x 15"] in brown leather gilt stamped boards. The front board is detached, but present. With occasional splits along the folds. The longest split measures just over 2 1/2". With a statistical table containing population information. A brightly hand-colored pocket map of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, with portions of Vermont and New Hampshire to the north, the Massachusetts Bay to the east, Long Island to the south, and a bit of New York to the east. The states are divided into counties. Depicts principal roads, existing canals, railroads, and proposed railroads. This map was originally engraved for Anthony Finley's "New American Atlas," published in 1825. An early railroad map of the region.
SIGNED. 262pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 red cloth with black paper over boards. The boards are just a bit dulled along the top edge. In the second issue dust jacket, with sunning to the spine (title faded, but author's name still bold). The highly acclaimed novelist, poet, and essayist Leslie Marmon Silko grew up on the Laguna Pueblo reservation in New Mexico, and is widely referred to as the premier Native American writer of her generation. Her work often draws upon the stories she heard in childhood, as well as the dissonance between American Indian and white cultures. Warmly and emotionally inscribed by Silko, in the year of publication, to bookman and publisher Ernie Bulow on the front free endpaper: "For Ernie, / with very special feeling. / You shared with me / your knowledge, but most / important, your love for / storytelling. Without this, / I might never have written / this book. / Leslie Silko / 7 September 1977 / Albuquerque."
Abbey, Edward; Lyman Hafen; Milo McCowan
37pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] 1/2 black cloth over boards. Front board is bound in illustrated paper, and there is a small paper label on spine. Head of front board is a touch yellowed. Included is the publisher's original packaging for this particular copy, which notes, "This is copy A. Publisher's copy. Never for sale." Spencer Maxwell, the publisher, has additionally handwritten "Editor's copy for Sally Armstrong, Editor. With thanks and love for a perfect job" on the limitation page. In an edition of 26 handbound, lettered copies. A long interview with Edward Abbey in 1986, during his time at Pack Creek Ranch, the home of Ken Sleight (the inspiration for Seldom Seen Smith).