New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953. Near Fine in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. [7x10”]; Brick-red cloth covers with gilt lettering and devices on spine, gilt device on front, Western scene map from 1865 to 1885 on front end papers, Indian country map from 1865 to 1890 on rear end papers, all edges trimmed; Black and white illustration by Ogden and Yeager of gold miners starting for the Black Hills in 1877 on front and spine, dark brown border at top with lime green field with black lettering on front, black and lime green lettering on spine, publisher advertisement on rear; xvii, 1- 381 pp., list of artists with 90 examples of works on 72 unpaginated plates, 385-400 pp. index, extensive sources and notes; Minor shelf wear to all edges and dusty top, tipped in review by Taft of The West of Alfred Jacob Miller, by Marvin Ross; Shelf wear to dust jacket with small chips and closed tear on edges, corners, top and bottom of spine, two missing 1/2’ chips on rear spine edge and joint. Item #13292
While this book is primarily about selected artist of the Western America expansion, it also provides extended stories of the explorations and conditions of the time. A very good source of information on the western expansion from an artists eye and mind.