THE AMERICAN WEST The Pictorial Epic of a Continent
BEEBE, Lucius & CLEGG, Charles
New York E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 1955 511 pages. SIGNED/INSCRIBED by the authors in ink on the half-title, "For Dave Chasen from his old friends of The Territorial Enterprise / Lucius Beebe and Chuck Clegg / Virginia City 1955.". First Edition. Illustrated dust jacket. Bibliography. Profusely illustrated, primarily from vintage woodcuts and photographs. Illustrated endpapers. 8 1/4" x 11 1/4". Cloth. Hollywood restaurateur Dave Chasen's copy. Chasen's on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood was the favorite haunt of the movie colony for many years. Opening in 1936, it survived Dave Chasen's death in 1976, and was run by Dave's wife Maude until it closed for good in 1995. A massive history of the American West, told mainly through illustrations, created when the authors ran The Territorial Enterprise newspaper in Virgina City. A nice association copy. Some minor edgewear, but a Near Fine copy in an edgeworn, sunned-spine Very Good dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
Signed: y Edition: First Edition
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 1751