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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 857

Americana Collection of Books

Estimate: $100 - $200

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This is a lot of two (2) classic Americana books including: 1) "Picture Maker Of The Old West William H. Jackson" by Clarence S. Jackson, 1st edition Charles Scribner's Sons 1947. "For a quarter of a century William Henry Jackson both played an active part in the opening of the western frontier, and recorded what he saw in pencil sketches and in photographs made by the wet-plate process. The best of all this pictorial material has now been gathered together, put in chronological sequence, and published in the present volume with an explanatory text based largely upon diaries and notebooks kept by Jackson himself during the long years of his activity in the West"; "this book is an interesting and well done photo essay of the the Old West of the late 1800’s. With nearly 400 photos, paintings, and sketches this is a book all ages of a family can enjoy." William Henry Jackson is one of the most respected landscape photographers of the American West. His career in photography was one of the longest and most successful. He won his reputation with his resourcefulness and skill, his luck, his capacity for hard work, his longevity, and his talents as a photographer and a businessman. Jackson could and did create images of the Western landscape that were large in size and grandiose in scale, confirming the grandest ideals of those exponents of America’s Manifest Destiny. In very good condition, no foxing noted to pages, cover is a bit faded in print but otherwise in good condition. 12"H x 9"W x 1.75"D 2) an 1886 "Pacific Reporter", Volume 11, the book that attorneys in the West used that chronicled all the state Supreme Court decisions from California, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico. This is the preeminent legal standard for practicing law. a must have reference even today. Leather bound cover is in good condition as are the pages, measures 9"H x 6.25"W x 2.25"D