London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
MULFORD, Clarence (1883-1956). Hopalong Cassidy Returns. New York: Doubleday Page, 1924. -- Black Buttes. New York: Doubleday Page, 1923. Both 8°, original pictorial cloth and dustjackets (jackets chipped and torn with loss); TARKINGTON, Booth (1869-1946). The Magnificent Ambersons. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1918. 8°, red cloth, pictorial dustjacket (front jacket detached). ALL FIRST EDITIONS. With more than 500 other westerns and American popular novels, the majority from the years 1900-40. Provenance: John Fry Schroeder (ink inscription on front endpaper of most of the books).
A STUNNING COLLECTION OF WESTERNS AND HISTORICAL/ROMANTIC FICTION FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF POPULAR WRITING, including works by Rafael Sabatini, W.C. Tuttle, Clem Yore and Robert W. Chambers. Most of the books are American first editions and many feature superb dustjacket artwork by Remington Schuyler and artists of equal calibre.
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
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