Ben Blair: The Story of a Plainsman

Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. 1905. Maynard Dixon (Frontispiece). Third Edition. Hardcover. 333pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Olive green cloth with gilt stamped titles, and a black, red, and light peach ink stamped bust on the front cover. Fair condition. The extremities are rubbed, lightly bumped, and mildly darkened and stained. The spine is rolled. The text block has almost completely come away from the covers. Item #17815

Frontispiece by Maynard Dixon. 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.

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