FINE/nFINE. Blue denim boards, brown spine. w/ jacket. A retrospective of one of the finest western sculptors since Frederic Remington. FLAT SIGNED by THE AUTHOR/SCULPTOR on the half title page with brief inscription. Scarce signed. NOTE: USA ORDERS with MEDIA MAIL USPS DELIVERY - ONLY! - OVERSIZED BOOK. NO INTERNATIONAL AMAZON ORDERS. [B7]. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Featuring the late Bob Scriver's award-winning Rodeo Series of sculpture, AN HONEST TRY, now in its second printing, is evidence of the creative genius that has thrust the Browning, Montana artist into an elite class of master sculptors. Splendidly photographed by renowned photographer Asger Mikklesen, and reproduced in color and sepia tone, the Rodeo Series reflects all the action and nobility of the Western drama called rodeo. To turn the pages of this volume is akin to a whiff of sagebrush and a top seat on the corral fence which sparked an emotional upheaval in Scriver: "I came to see that these rodeo cowboys were real Americans - the last in the tradition of the Old West. They pay their own way - win, lose or draw - asking only for an even break. All they want is 'An Honest Try'."
About the Author: The late Bob Scriver was born in 1914, in the Blackfoot Indian Reservation town of Browning, Montana. He attended North Dakota State Teachers College and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Vandercook School of Music in Chicago. After teaching school music in Browning, Scriver pursued a career as a professional trumpet player. He later started a taxidermy business in Browning which was to create the foundation for his sculpturing career.
Beginning as a sculptor at age 46, Scriver rose to greater heights than most sculptors achieve in a lifetime. He was elected a member of the Cowboy Artists of America and the National Academy of Western Art. Both have accorded him their highest awards for excellence.
One of his most cherished honors is membership in the Rodeo Cowboy Association bestowed upon him by the RCA for immortalizing rodeo in his sculpture. A small replica of Scriver's heroic-size sculpture of the late Bill Linderman, known as King of Rodeo Cowboys, is presented each year to the RCA's "All Around World Champion Cowboy" by The National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Title: An Honest Try - [FLAT SIGNED By AUTHOR]
Publisher: Lowell Pr
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Collectible
Book Description Lowell Pr, Kansas City, Mo., 1975. hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9790170
Book Description Lowell Press, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A., 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Good -. Stated First Edition. Interior is clean & bright. Boards are blue denim with brown spine; minor wear to spine ends. Dust jacket has not been price clipped and is preserved in mylar. Wear to fly corners and chipping at bottom of spine. Upper front corner next to spine is missing a triangular piece approx. 1"x1 1/2" in size. 1/2" piece missing from top of spine as well. 3 smaller closed tears along top edge. Vivid photos by Asger Mikklesen of Bob Scriver's Rodeo series sculptures. 96 pages. This book will require extra postage for priority or international shipping. Seller Inventory # 16912
Book Description Lowell Pr, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG091350422X
Book Description Lowell Press, Kansas City, Mo, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . . . . 1st ed. 4to, hardcover. Near fine condition in vg dj. NOT ex-library. Contents bright, crisp & clean; dj glossy w/ two 1/2-inch edge tears, tiny chip at lower corner of cover. xii, 91 p., illus. (some color). Seller Inventory # 1130912.05
Book Description The Lowell Press, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Fine copy in hardcover with very good plus dust jacket. Light wear to fore-edges. Seller Inventory # 020454
Book Description Lowell Pr, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A., 1975. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Leatherette spine, denim covered boards. Some creases and wear near the corners and in the gutters of the leatherette. This may have been mended as there's a slight glue bleed in the gutter just past the front endpapers. Seller Inventory # 009777
Book Description Lowell Press, K.C., 1975., 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 4to cloth (1/4 binding in a type of fabricoid). 91pp. Illust. Includes some Eggenhofer drawings. Good book on the Montana artist. Fine in moderately worn dj. Seller Inventory # 0103126
Book Description Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1997. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd Printing. SIGNED by Scriver to half-title, with short inscription. dustjacket with light rubs, light edgewear, and curl to edges. 88+pp. [ref. E2.178 AH] 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # E2.178
Book Description The Lowell Press, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: VG. 1st. Features the sculptures of the Browning, Montana artist. Western theme. Denim cloth boards (no d.j.). Clean and tight throughout. 95 p. Seller Inventory # 1787
Book Description The Lowell Press, Kansas City, MO, 1997. Hardcover. Second printing. 91pp. Slim quarto [31 cm] Blue cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Decorative endpapers. Near fine, with gently bumped spine ends and light rubbing at the corners of the covers. In a very good dust jacket, with moderate surface wear, and a 3/4" closed tear in the top edge of the rear panel (discreetly backed with tape). A collection showcasing Bob Scriver's award-winning Rodeo Series of Sculpture. Scriver is one of just a handful of Western artists elected to both the Cowboy Artists of America and the National Academy of Western Art. Seller Inventory # 43670