Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 259

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(WEST.) Archive of books and ephemera kept by a family friend of the Western artist Frederic Remington, including three signed items. 10 items, various sizes and conditions. Vp, 1895-1948 and undated

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A collection of books and ephemera acquired from the descendants of Henry Titus Folsom (1859-1937), an old hunting buddy of Remington's. The 5 books are: Remington. Sundown Leflare. 8vo, publisher's pictorial cloth, minor wear; inscribed on front pastedown "You and I like Harry. I don't know who likes him best. I guess you do, but I dunno. Frederic Remington." New York, 1899 Remington. Crooked Trails. Large 8vo, publisher's pictorial cloth, worn; inscribed on front pastedown "To Harry Folsom, from . . . Frederic Remington, New Rochelle, N.Y. Oct. 8 1898." New York, 1898 Remington. Pony Tracks. Large 8vo, pictorial cloth, moderate wear; uninscribed. New York, 1895 Remington. John Ermine of the Yellowstone. 8vo, publisher's pictorial cloth, moderate wear; uninscribed. New York, 1902 Harold McCracken. Frederick Remington, Artist of the Old West. 4to, publisher's cloth, moderate wear; inscribed by the author to Henry's son H. Lloyd Folsom: "Knowing that this book about Frederic Remington will have a very special interest to you, who knew Remington much more intimately than this writer. I hope you like what I have written about our favorite American artist!" Annotated with numerous pencil notations indicating pieces which depicted or had belonged to Henry Folsom. With inserted photocopy of Lloyd Folsom's February 1948 return letter to McCracken, sharing numerous anecdotes of Remington. Philadelphia, [1947].
The ephemera includes: Small uncaptioned period photograph of a man on horseback, apparently Remington, 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches Worn "ex Libris Frederic Remington" bookplate illustrated with a bleached cattle skull Menu for a dinner at the New York Club, signed on verso by Frederic Remington and others. New York, 18 December 1903 Menu for a University Club moose dinner in honor of Folsom, signed by several club members on verso, with a detached original watercolor cover of a moose and hunting regalia; the artist's signature apparently reads "Tiffany" but is not Louis Comfort Tiffany's. New York, 27 September 1904 Another menu watercolor menu cover with a moose-hunting theme, this one unsigned.