Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. 1913. Maynard Dixon. Early edition. Hardcover. 438pp. Octavo [21 cm] Tan cloth with red ink stamped titles and brief brown ink stamped vignettes on the spine and front cover. Very good condition. The edges of the covers are lightly rubbed and bumped. The spine is rolled. There is a small scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front pastedown. Pages mildly browned. Item #17813
Maynard Dixon’s mentor, Charles Lummis, encouraged Dixon at the beginning of his painting career to leave California, and “travel East to see the real West”. Maynard Dixon did just that, traveling through Montana, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. These trips provided Maynard Dixon with the inspiration to create. He was perpetually drawn to the scenes and peoples inhabiting these remote western lands.