Picture Maker of the OId West - William H. Jackson
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Date Published: 1947
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 38469
308pp. Quarto [31 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with a green ink stamped title on the spine, and light gray and green ink stamped designs on the spine and front cover. Map endsheets. Very good. The spine is slanted, and the top and bottom edges of the text block are foxed. In a fair dust jacket, with numerous tears, and a loss from the paper at the foot of the jacket's spine.
Written by William H. Jackson's son. With 393 photographs, paintings and sketches. From the dust jacket- "William Henry Jackson was a self-trained artist with great natural powers of observation. He chose the young art of observation. He chose the young art of photography for his principle medium, and for his subject the opening of the American West. From boyhood on a New York farm, through a youthful apprenticeship in photography and during service in the Army of the Potomac, he prepared himself to write in a sketchbook and on a wet-plate a picture biography of the Western peaks and plains, and of the trappers, explorers, Pony Expressmen, stage-drivers and settlers who were mastering them."