Oblong 8vo (6. Pueblo: S. M. McCandless Publisher, 1900. Oblong 8vo (6.5 x 9.25 in.), 39 pp. with numerous black and white photographs. Red suede stamped in black with title and image of a burro (special issue binding or else rebound over the original red wrappers more usually seen). Suede a little worn, upper hinge separated, three short closed tears to frontis. and title. Photographic tribute to the lowliest beast of burden with captioned pictures of burros about their various labors in Mexico and the western United States. Includes pictures of Pike’s Peak, Colorado, Santa Fe, New Mexico and scenes in the Rocky Mountains. “He has developed mines, built railroads, made towns, and been the vehicle to success of thousands of pioneers. He can go where the horse cannot, can eat what the mule will not, and when there is nothing to eat, he goes hungry without complaint. His philosophy is beautiful - if he cannot get alfalfa he eats straw, if the rope is stronger than his strength he resigns himself to the halter, and accepts the inevitable” (Introduction). (Inventory #: 107566)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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