Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1978. Limited Edition. Quarto. Item #027105
Limited to 100 copies. The present copy is #19. xv, 167 pages, illustrations. One of the most beautiful editions of Northland Press issued in full leather, signed by Don Hedgpeth and Bobby Hillin (Robert Hillin, Sr). This work is the major reference at major auctions. His collection included works of James Reynolds, Joe Beeler, Ned Jacob, Tom Ryan, and a host of the CAA's outstanding artists. Although he was famous as an independent oilman, race car driver, Indy Car team owner, his passion for great Western art was informed by a shrewd eye and buying the major artists before they had reached their greatest fame. Already before he reached age 40 he had one of the finest collections of significant Western art. A fine copy housed within publisher's cloth covered slipcase with leather label gilt.