Publisher Simi Valley, CA: Pie in the Sky Press, 2008
Seller ID COC1013-001
SECOND EDITION, DE LUXE, limited to 33 copies, this is number 24, printed in handset Centaur and Arrighi types. Small 4to. 5 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches. (32) pp. Text printed in black, green, and terra cotta inks, with typographic borders and fleurons in green, 4 photographic images printed in color inks, decorative Massey initials on handmade Khadi paper; text clean, un-marked. Bound in tan buffalo hide that wraps around the text block to form a pouch like one would place into one's saddle bags while traveling by horseback, dark brown leather ties on 3 sides, dark brown strip tied to the spine with 2 deerhorn decorative buttons, a pocket is sewn into the inside of the front cover holding a color folding map that shows the travels of Dave Chamlee that was printed from a suicide linoleum block; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Rebecca Chamlee on the colophon. Fine. The contents of this book were originally written for a term paper for Sophomore Humanities Class at Claremont Men's College around the year 1950. This edition was printed to honor the fortieth anniversary of the death of the author, who was the father of the printer, and the memory of William Zane Chamlee's first cousin, Floyd Chamlee; an excerpt of a letter from Floyd is quoted in the foreword. Based on research in family history including research notes by William F. and Adelle A. Chamlee conducted in 1998, this fascinating story tells about the attitudes and values of the Texas cowboy in the period of the American Civil War to the 1880s. It is a story of primal values attached to honor, boots, and hats, and is a loving tribute to ancestors.
William Zane Chamlee, The Young Manhood of Dave Chamlee, Artist's Book, Fine Press, Limited Edition