Drawings.New York & London: R. H. Russell; Lawrence & Bullen, 1897 Stock Code: 142079
A superb copy of Remington's depiction of the Old American WestFirst edition, of this excellent collection of Remington's art, rare in such good, unrestored condition and with any part of the original box. "Remington's paintings of this era are intensely narrative and seek to capture the passing of the frontier for Native Americans and white frontier settlers" (ANB).
This work includes peaceful scenes of the daily lives of Native Americans, cowboys, and the military, vivid scenes of hunting and battles, and some line-drawings from Remington's sketch-book. The two plates, "A 'Sun Fisher'" and "A Running Bucker", are reminiscent of his first bronze sculpture, the famous The Bronco Buster (1895).
Oblong folio. Original brown buckram-backed pictorial bevelled boards, titles in blue and pictorial design to front cover in blue and brown based on Remington's watercolour "The Cowboy" (1897), top edge gilt. Housed in custom box preserving top and bottom panels of the original one. Housed in custom dark blue morocco-backed blue cloth solander box with titles in gilt direct to spine and decorative gilt tooling to raised bands and compartments.
61 monochrome plates.
Minor wear to corners, notably clean and unfaded, the binding square, internally crisp and firm; a superb copy.
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