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Vanishing Breed. Photographs of the Cowboy and the West

“This book is about a love affair with a place and its people. The place is immense—both grand and gritty—and in some ways as delicate as a flower. We call it the American West.” –William Albert Allard

SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE, one of only 30 copies reserved for the exclusive use of the authors and publisher (out of an entire edition of 780). Signed by both the photographer Allard and the writer McGuane. Profusely illustrated with full page reproductions of Allard's photographs of the American West.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1982. Oblong folio, original half-calf over linen boards; original slipcase with mounted photograph. Provenance: from the library of the noted German photographer Michael Ruetz with his stamp on copyright page. Stamp bleed through to title and offset on dedication page. A little bit of rubbing to spine, otherwise fine. $1200.