The Wild West
Harrison of Paris, 1930. Hardcover. Number 45 of 840 copies. "Of America's historical and legendary scenes, the Wild West is the one which casts the most magic spell abroad. It was Bret Harte who first saw it as Americans and foreigners have seen it ever since; he was its particular prodigy, its spokesman and laureate. How many cowboys with Greek profiles, how many chaste and sturdy heroines, how many poetical platitudinous films, owe their existence to him!" (slipcase). Bound in coarse tan cloth with red author to spine and red title to front cover. Browning to spine. Offsetting to endpapers and minor foxing to margins of a few pages, else clean and bright. Printed by R. Coulouma at Argenteuil under the direction of H. Barthelemy. With stencil colored illustrations by Pierre Falke, based on his original watercolors. Printed on Montgolfier Freres' Annonay vellum. Housed in the original off-white slipcase. Foxing, minor soiling,rubbing, and chipping to case. Literature. 187 pages. PRI/122022. Very Good.