Auction 123, Lot 884

"Done in the Open", Remington, Frederic

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1903 (dated)


Color: Black & White

11.5 x 16.3 inches
29.2 x 41.4 cm

A delightful book that boasts a collection of more than 70 prints reproduced from this admired artist's portfolio of images from the American West. The prints are all black and white, except for the double-page centerpiece, "Caught in the Circle: the last stand of three troopers and a scout overtaken by a band of hostile Indians," a vivid scene printed by a three color process. Each image is accompanied by verses of dramatic prose by Owen Wister. An example from a scene depicting a gunfight in a saloon:

The pit is come from underground,
Satan himself is out of breath;
He links the marksman to his mark
With the hyphen-flash of death."

The book is hardbound in pictorial paper covered boards with beige cloth spine. Published by P.F. Collier & Son, New York.


Condition: B+

Contents are very good, to fine with the occasional finger mark. The front board is partially separated from the binding. The edges of the covers are shelf worn with some loss.

Estimate: $180 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/20/2008