First Edition of Edgar Beecher Bronson's In Closed Territory; Lengthily by Him
In Closed Territory.
Bronson, Edgar Beecher.$1,800.00
Item Number: 62067
Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1910.
First edition of Beecher Bronson’s classic account of his hunting experiences in Africa. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with nearly 100 photographs by the author. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “The author inscribed this volume for a well-loved kindred spirit…. Edwin Willard Deming, EB Bronson NY 12 Nov ’12.” The recipient was American artist Edwin Willard Deming, who studied under Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre. In 1887 Deming first visited and painted the Apaches and Pueblos of the Southwest. His career of painting and illustrating took him repeatedly to the lands of the Blackfoot, Crow, and Sioux, as well as to Arizona and New Mexico. After the turn of the century, Deming devoted more time to sculpture but also began work on a series of romantic murals of Indian life, which were subsequently installed in the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of the American Indian in New York. Signed personal bookplate of the recipient, Edwin Willard Deming, in near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. Rare and desirable.
Edgar Beecher Bronson was a Nebraska rancher, a West Texas cattleman, an African big-game hunter, a serious photographer and starting late in life, an author of fiction and personal memoirs. As he matured as a writer, his works showed a "marked advance...in characterization"