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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #33029, Apologia Eugene, Lone Goose Press, 1997. A limited edition of an essay from Crossing Open Ground, which was, after this edition, issued in a trade edition by the University of Georgia Press. Here issued with twenty-three 11-3/4" x 11" woodblock images by Robin Eschner, hinged in a continuous presentation almost 22 feet long, encompassing the text. An elaborate production, involving a number of individuals prominent in the book arts, in addition to Lopez and Eschner: Charles Hobson, the designer, whose work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum and the National Gallery of Art, among others; Sandy Tilcock, the publisher and boxmaker; Susan Acker, the letterpress printer; Nora Pauwells, the relief edition printer; and John DeMerritt, the binder, who is President of the Hand Bookbinders of California. Of a total edition of 66 copies, this is Copy No. 20, one of 50 numbered copies signed by Lopez and including a unique tire-tread print from Lopez's Toyota 4-Runner, the vehicle used in the journey from Oregon to Indiana that is described in the story. Fine, in a clamshell box. [#033029] $2,500
click for a larger image of item #33028, Children in the Woods Eugene, Lone Goose Press, (1992). A limited edition of a single piece by Lopez, from Crossing Open Ground, about igniting and retaining wonder in the natural world. Copy 58 of 75 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist, Margaret Prentice, who provides several relief print illustrations to the text. An elegant production: handset and printed on handmade papers made by Prentice, using dyes made from colored plant pulp to evoke the woods to which the essay refers. Handbound into attractive wrappers, also made by Prentice, with a fern image on the cover, the whole laid into a folding clamshell box. Printed and bound by Sandy Tilcock, who also made the box. Fine. [#033028] $2,000
click for a larger image of item #33180, Field Notes NY, Knopf, (1994). The author's copy of the uncorrected proof of this collection of stories, with his corrections in ink throughout, changes that were made prior to the published version of the text. Together with a clean copy of the proof for comparison. Each has a typed note signed by Lopez attesting to the fact that these came from his personal library. Approximately 75 changes total, the majority very small corrections; the handful of larger changes are at most several words. The marked copy is near fine in wrappers; the unmarked copy is fine in wrappers. [#033180] $750
click for a larger image of item #27034, Giving Birth to Thunder Sleeping with His Daughter Kansas City, Sheed McMeel, (1978). His second book, a retelling of Native American tales of Coyote the Trickster, subtitled "Coyote Builds North America." Lopez revivifies the tales, restoring their humor and vitality, and thus their power to affect the contemporary reader, rather than recounting them in the dry manner of an anthropologist dissecting a "subject." Signed by the author. Very slight bowing to boards; still fine in a near fine dust jacket worn at the lower edge and spine extremities and lightly rubbed on the spine. [#027034] $300
click for a larger image of item #27031, Desert Notes Kansas City, Sheed Andrews McMeel, (1976). A review copy of his first book, a collection of "narrative contemplations" of the desert, told in a poetic, lucid prose, the clarity and simplicity of which is uncommonly suited to the subtleties of perception and expression it contains. Foxing to top edge and mild bowing to boards; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with slight corner wear and a small star on the front flap. A very nice copy, with almost none of the rubbing that typically afflicts this dust jacket. Review slip and publicity sheet laid in. [#027031] $225
click for a larger image of item #34455, About This Life NY, Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy, from the author's own library, of perhaps his most personal book. Essays on place and perspective, with the author's sense of engagement with the world reflected in the reasons he gives for foregoing photography for writing: "I don't want to stop and focus on a fixed image, which I'm inclined to do as a photographer. I want, instead, to see a sentence fragment scrawled in my notebook, smeared by rain." Lopez does not, as a matter of principle, sign advance copies, but this proof comes with a typed note signed by Lopez attesting to the fact that it is from his personal library. Fine in wrappers. [#034455] $200
click for a larger image of item #33181, Five Calendars, 1995-1997 (San Francisco), (Browntrout), (1995-1997). Five wall calendars for three years, each featuring words by Barry Lopez. Three have words by Lopez and images by Frans Lanting; two have words by Lopez, Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and Frank Waters, with the work of assorted photographers. 14" x 12". Each is fine. Unmarked, but from the library of Barry Lopez. [#033181] $150
NY, Knopf, 1994. A collection of stories, his first since Winter Count. Inscribed by the author: "___ -- / How lovely, to have / had your friendship, / your affection, all / these years. -- / Love, B." Spine cloth a bit mottled; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a bookstore inventory label on the rear panel. A nice copy, and an extremely warm personal inscription. [#027038] $115
click for a larger image of item #34456, Light Action in the Caribbean NY, Knopf, 2000. The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of stories. From the author's own library. Lopez doesn't sign advance copies, but this proof comes with a typed note signed by the author attesting to the fact that it is from his personal library. Fine in wrappers. [#034456] $100
click for a larger image of item #33182, Three Calendars, 1995-1996 (San Francisco), (Browntrout), (1995-1996). Three wall calendars for two years, each featuring words by Barry Lopez. Two have words by Lopez and images by Frans Lanting; one has the words by Lopez, Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and Frank Waters, with the work of assorted photographers. 14" x 12". Each is fine. Unmarked, but from the library of Barry Lopez. [#033182] $100
click for a larger image of item #10416, The 1983 Western Wilderness Calendar (Salt Lake City), (Dream Garden), (1982). The second of the Wilderness calendars, with work by a number of prominent photographers, and text by Edward Abbey, Tom McGuane, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ann Zwinger, Lawrence Clark Powell, Wallace Stegner, Barry Lopez, Frank Waters, William Eastlake, John Nichols, and others. This copy has been signed by Eastlake and Powell, and photographers John Telford, Tom Till, Fred Hirschmann and Chris Wangsgard -- several of the finest and most highly respected photographers of the natural world working today. Fine. [#010416] $95
(Bainbridge Island), (The Arbor Fund), (1998). Text of the Virginia Merrill Blodel Lecture given at the Blodel Reserve in September, 1998. One of 500 copies in stapled wrappers. Eight pages, with a short biography and bibliography. Fine. [#015248] $70
NY, Knopf, 1994. A collection of stories, his first since Winter Count. Signed by the author and with an additional gift inscription from him on behalf of a friend. Spine cloth slightly mottled; near fine in a dusty, near fine dust jacket with a small vertical spine slice and a bookstore inventory label on the rear panel. [#027039] $60
click for a larger image of item #19542, "A Scary Abundance of Water" in L.A. Weekly, Vol. 24, No. 8 Los Angeles, L.A. Weekly Media, 2002. Seven-page cover story by Lopez, mixing memoir, natural history and social analysis. Fine. [#019542] $30
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