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Portrait of the Old West; with a biographical check list of western artists

by Harold McCracken

Condition: Near Fine/missing


New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1952. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/missing. Near Fine/missing dust jacket. A near fine, stated first edition hardcover in teal boards with gilt stamp of cow skull on cover and title on spine. With photos, color plates, b/w plates, sketches, and other illustrations throughout by Frederic Remington, Paul Kane, George Caitlin, John Mix Stanley, and others. 232 pp. including index. Small quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches tall.


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