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The Garden of Allah -Arizona California (Rock Island Line Golden State Limited)

Rock Island Line staff

Published by Rock Island Lines, Chicago, 1931
Condition: Very Good Plus Soft cover
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Chicago: Rock Island Lines, no date but circa 1931. Color illustrated wraps, small quarto, 14 pp. plus covers. A touch of age-toning around the perimeter of the covers; internally flawless. Very good plus or better. Color art throughout by Richard Fayerweather Babcock. An unusual and quite beautiful promotional piece done by The Rock Island (railroad) Lines for its luxury line, the Golden State Limited, which toured southwest through Arizona and on to Cailfornia. Stylish and colorful artwork by Richard Fayerweather Babcock are the at the heart of this offering. Also, there is a small b& w photo on each page. This piece is apparently the precursor to a later version which did not have the interior color art, but did have more pages and more b&w photos (circa 1936). The title is not taken from the famous hotel in Hollywood, though - nor from the movie, books or song of the same name. Instead, there is an uncredited poem on the flyleaf, a hymn to the beauty of the natural west, which ends with the lines, " 'Twas thus that the Garden of Allah / Became her most colorful bower" (i.e., Nature's most colorful bower). Nice Americana - and railroad history - and a pretty funky piece for the collector of art ephemera, as well. L61. Bookseller Inventory # 001253

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Title: The Garden of Allah -Arizona California (...

Publisher: Rock Island Lines, Chicago

Publication Date: 1931

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: Babcock, Richard Fayerweather

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Edition: 1st Edition

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