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    [DIXON, Maynard]. Images of the Native American. Quarto. 96pp. 43 color plates, numerous photographs. Bibliography. Blind embossed white cloth. A very fine copy with matching slipcase. San Francisco: The California Academy of Sciences, (1981).    $150.
                First edition.
A catalogue of the artist’s major work exhibited at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, June to September, 1985. Includes tributes to the artist and his work by Donald J. Hagerty, Ansel Adams, Constance Dixon, Dan Dixon, John Dixon, Winona Tomanoczy, and Edith Hamlin. The original eight-page pamphlet of catalogue entries is laid in.


    DUNN, Dorothy. American Indian Painting of the Southwest and Plains Areas. Quarto. xxviii, 429pp. Illustrated with frontis in color, 32 color plates and 124 black and white plates. Notes, bibliography and index. Orange-tan cloth lettered in red and decorated in brown. A fine copy with slightly chipped pictorial dust jacket. (Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 1968.    $225.
                First edition of this classic study of Native American painting. The author, a recognized authority on the subject, describes and interprets American Indian painting as it evolved among the tribes of the Southwest and Great Plains, and “traces the development of styles, motifs, techniques, and material from prehistoric times down through the heydays of the Pueblos, Navajo, Apache, Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Kiowa into the recent renaissance highlighted by the work of such artists as Andrew Tsihnahjinnie, Ha-So-De, Fred Kabotie, Oscar Howe, Pablita Velarde, and Anthony Da.”


    HEDGPETH, Don. Bettina. Portraying Life in Art. Foreword by Eric Sloane. Small quarto. xvii, 155pp. 23 color plates, numerous black & white drawing. Original watercolor. Dark blue leather spine lettered in silver, purple boards. A very fine copy in slightly soiled slipcase. Flagstaff: Northland Press, (1978).   $750.
                First edition. Number 97 of 100 slipcased copies containing an original watercolor by the artist, titled and signed. Our watercolor depicts a native woman and is beautifully executed. The painting is titled, “Guatemala” and is signed by the artist.
Bettina Steinke, 1913 – 1976, lived in Sante Fe, New Mexico and was known for painting Indian subjects and portraits. Bettina attended Fawcett’s Art School in Newark, New Jersey, then Cooper Union and Phoenix Art Institute in New York. In 1947 she married photographer Don Blair with whom she traveled to Central and South America and into the Arctic, sketching Indian and Eskimo scenes for future paintings. Four of her portraits are in the permanent collection of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. [Samuels: Artists of the American West].


            HILLERMAN, Tony. The First Eagle. [10], 278pp. Illustration by Ernest Franklin. Black and light gray boards lettered in metallic turquoise. A very fine copy with pictorial dust jacket. Housed in the publisher’s blue slipcase. New York: Harper Collins, (1998).   SOLD.
                First edition with unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on title page. Additionally, Ernest Franklin provides a full-page illustration on the half title in ink and watercolor pencil, signed by Franklin.


        HORAN, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. Quarto. 373pp. 125 full page color portraits plus illustrations from other sources. Chapter notes, bibliography, index. Original half maroon leather and cloth. A very fine copy with matching slipcase. New York: Crown Publishers, (1972).   SOLD.
                First de luxe edition. Number 109 of 249 copies signed by the author. Scarce thus. This work reproduces in color all 125 Indian portraits within the original McKenney-Hall portfolios as well as Horan’s individual biographies of each of the Indians, based on material from archives across the country and years of research. Horan also provides the first full-length biography of Colonel McKenney, using material from letters and journals.


        [JACKSON, Harry]. Pointer,, Larry and Donald Goddard. Harry Jackson. Foreword by Peter H. Hassrick. Introduction by John Walker. Commentaries by Harry Jackson. Large quarto. 308pp. 397 photographic illustrations including 104 plates in color. Chronology, bibliography, index. Light brown cloth lettered in dark brown. A very fine copy with pictorial dust jacket. New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1981).     $300.
                First edition. Presentation inscription, signed by co-author Donald Goddard. Additionally, signed by the artist, Harry Jackson. A large, handsome monograph on this important western artist, born in 1924, and concentrating on cowboy figures in bronze. Includes Jackson’s paintings and sculpture, from the early Range Burial and Stampede cycle to the monumental painted bronze of Sacagawea. Jackson is unquestionably one of the finest sculptors in bronze today. Includes a comprehensive list of his sculptures and paintings.


        JACOB, Ned. The National Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center, March 4 – May 14, 1972. Introduction by Dean Krakel. Square quarto. 109pp. Illustrated with 100 color and black & white reproductions; photographs. Black cloth stamped in silver with color pictorial paste-down on front cover. Spine slightly faded, but a fine copy in white cloth slipcase. (Santa Fe: Sandra Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, 1972).  SOLD.
                First edition. Number 28 of 250 copies. This b
ook features 50 works in charcoal and oils executed by the artist from 1964 to 1972, and gathered together for this 1972 exhibit. This copy includes a presentation inscription, signed by the artist to bookseller, T. N. Luther. Also includes an original full-page pen drawing of an Indian on horseback by the artist. Jacob, born in 1938, had a studio in Denver but traveled extensively sketching people and scenes from the Indian agencies of Wyoming and Montana through the Pueblos of the Southwest. He held memberships in both the Cowboy Artists of America and the National Academy of Western Art.


    [JAMES, Will]. Bell, William Gardner. Will James. The Life and Works of a Lone Cowboy. Foreword by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. Quarto. xx, 130pp. Color frontis portrait, 13 color plates, 68 reproductions of sketches, numerous photographs. Chapter notes, notes to the sketches, index. Brown cloth lettered in gilt. A very fine copy with pictorial dust jacket. Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, (1987).    $150.
                First edition. The definitive work on Will James tracing the author/artist’s beginnings, rise and ultimately, his fall. Well-illustrated with an abundance of period photographs, reproduced sketches, and color reproductions of paintings. Include a listing of all the reproduced sketches, with annotations.


    LEE, Katie. Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle. A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse. xii, [2], 254pp. Illustrated by William Moyers. Half leather and boards. A very fine copy with matching slipcase. Flagstaff: Northland Press, (1976).    SOLD.
                First edition. Number 45 of 50 copies especially bound, numbered, slipcased, and signed by the author, and with an original pen & ink and watercolor drawing by artist, William Moyers, initialed by the artist.
Moyers, born in 1916, became a member of the Cowboy Artists of America in 1968 and won the gold medal for sculpture three times by 1975. Pages 187-236 of this scarce volume comprise a Compendium of Songs arranged alphabetically, many with accompanying music notation, and annotation.


    MEIGS, John [Editor]. The Cowboy in American Prints. Oblong quarto. [10], 184pp. 75 full-page plates, numerous smaller illustrations. Original lithograph by Peter Hurd. Index of artists. Three-quarter red leather, mustard cloth sides, gilt-lettered spine. A very fine copy with faux leather slipcase (lightly rubbed). Chicago: Sage Books, (1972).    $300.
                First special edition. Number 211 of 300 copies signed by the editor and including a full-page lithograph especially executed for this edition by Peter Hurd, signed by the artist in pencil. Includes reproductions by Remington, Charlie Russell, and many others.

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