Doug Stewart © 1994-2021
Megargee - Superstition Mountain "The Quest"
Surrising there is so little. De
Grazia's work is a classic. See the Introduction for
an explanation of bibliographic and publishing information, as well as notes
Coe, Anne and Madeleine Dunphy.
Here is the Southwestern Desert. New York: Hyperion Books For Children, 1995. Hardcover with dust jacket, unpaged (32 pages), 14 color
illustrations. Text by Madeleine Dunphy, illustrated by Anne Coe. From the
dust jacket: "Here Is the Southwestern Desert explores the
elements that build the chain of life in the Sonoran Desert. From the cactus
to the hawk to the lizard to the roadrunner to the tree to the bobcat to the
badger to the squirrel to the coyote to the snake to the hare, and, finally,
from the hare back again to the cactus, no single one can exist without the
others. Madeleine Dunphy has created a cumulative poem that gathers in all
the warm and native elements that make the American Southwest such a mystical
place. And Anne CoeÂ’s stunning paintings capture
the magical colors that bounce off the rocks and streak the sky in the
Sonoran Desert." This is a very handsome volume in a series of
illustrated books for children on the natural world. Anne Coe did the
marvelous illustrations and they beautifully capture the desert landscape,
its plants, and animals. Even if they don't tell you, if you know the
Superstition Mountain-Goldfield area they will look very familiar. There is a
new edition: Berkeley: Web of Life Children's Books, 2007. Hardcover and
paperback, 32 pages with illustrations. Coe's work can also be seen in Schenck,
1995. $14.95/? signed by illustrator.
2007. $16.95/$16.95 for hardcover; $9.95/$9.95 paperback.
De Grazia, Ted Ettore. 1909-1982.
De Grazia and his mountain, the Superstition. Artist's proof
edition. Tucson: De Grazia Gallery in the Sun, 1972. Hardcover with dust
jacket, 60 pages with 41 drawings and paintings, many in color. "First
printing limited." Also, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1972. Hardcover
with dust jacket. The content of the two editions is identical. De Grazia
loved the Superstitions and the Lost Dutchman tale. The work is a series of
paintings illustrating key themes in the tale. Really a very nice effort,
whether one likes De Grazia's style of painting or not. Like Gardner, a
bigger than life character. (There is also a set of twenty-one small
postcards that reprint the same series of paintings. "From the
Superstition Mountain Collection by De Grazia." Copyright 1974. "De
Grazia Superstition Mountain Gallery and Museum P.O. Box 1171, Apache
Junction, Arizona 85220." $2.50/$48.50.)
De Grazia Gallery. ?/signed/inscribed
$50-$140; neither $30-$150; all with dj.
University of Arizona. ?/signed $90; $85, $65, $50,
$28, all with dj.
Into the Superstitions: a contemporary landscape exhibition of painting
and photography by seven artists resulting from a five day
horse-mounted expedition into the Superstition Mountains: exhibited January
29 to June 5, 1989. Mesa: Mesa Southwest Museum, 1989. Pamphlet, 24 pages with 7
pages of photographs and paintings in color, other black and white
photographs, and a map. "The artists: David Avison, Anne Coe, James Cook,
Sheila Kollasch, Merrill Mahaffey, Howard Post,
Eduard Uzumeckis." Paper and hardbound. A few
of the first printed copies had no 'h' in 'Mesa Southwest Museum' on the
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