Al Sieber, chief of scouts

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Al Sieber, chief of scouts

Postby pippinwhitepaws » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:08 am

found this for cubfan...looks like the book you were looking for is reprinted now...barnes an noble have it for 20 bucks...

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/al-sieb ... 1000345483

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Re: Al Sieber, chief of scouts

Postby Cubfan64 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:40 pm

Thanks PWP

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Re: Al Sieber, chief of scouts

Postby Joe Ribaudo » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:22 am

Pip and Paul,

Sounds like a high-dollar law firm!

Two authors I like to collect are, Dan Thrapp and Constance Altshuler. A few years ago I was lucky enough to find the book on Al Sieber that you are discussing. It was a first edtion hardback that was enscribed by Thrapp. What was unusual about it was that it was enscribed to Constance Altshuler. What is even more unusual is that where Altshuler's name is written, she signs the name herself. 8O

For me, that was a rare treasure. Never seen that done before.

Take care,

Joe

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Re: Al Sieber, chief of scouts

Postby pippinwhitepaws » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:21 pm

that is odd joe...perhaps they kniew each other?

i went to a yard sale yesterday...a pile of books, some professor...lots of american west...native american//
so i ask about the sieber book...' no havent seen it.'..
so he kinda blocks me from leaving...heard dogs me to the books...he is an old dude so i humor him...
as he is telling me he doesn't have the book, i am fussing through the piles..the osage tale caught my eye..so i move the book, an there, in MINT condition, is dan trapp's al sieber, chief of scouts.
university press's send out tons of books for the professors to review..seems this doc got the book, put it on the shelf an never opened it...

need i admit i am a criminal for paying the guy what he asked for the text? two dollars!

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Re: Al Sieber, chief of scouts

Postby pippinwhitepaws » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:23 pm

that is odd joe...perhaps they kniew each other?

i went to a yard sale yesterday...a pile of books, some professor...lots of american west...native american//
so i ask about the sieber book...' no havent seen it.'..
so he kinda blocks me from leaving...heard dogs me to the books...he is an old dude so i humor him...
as he is telling me he doesn't have the book, i am fussing through the piles..the osage tale caught my eye..so i move the book, an there, in MINT condition, is dan trapp's al sieber, chief of scouts.
university press's send out tons of books for the professors to review..seems this doc got the book, put it on the shelf an never opened it...

need i admit i am a criminal for paying the guy what he asked for the text? two dollars!

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Re: Al Sieber, chief of scouts

Postby Joe Ribaudo » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:17 pm

Pip,

You are, indeed, a "criminal". A hardback runs around $50. And up. Needless to say, I paid a premium for the signatures....and would have paid more. I can't believe you would take such ruthless advantage of an old professor who's mind was obviously failing so badly. :lol:

Constance Altshuler was an author and historian. Her speciality was early Arizona military history. In her early career, she was a statistician, and that shows in the style of her books. Thrapp and Altshuler were indeed good friends. It was not so much that Thrapp would present her with the inscribed Sieber book, but that she would sign her own name in the inscription.

For the book, as you described it, you could pay as much as $200. Congratulations on a great find.

Joe

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Re: Al Sieber, chief of scouts

Postby Cubfan64 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:21 pm

PWP - sounds like you hit "gold" :) I would have spent a bunch of time picking through all the native american books - in fact, maybe have offered him a flat fee for everything!

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Re: Al Sieber, chief of scouts

Postby pippinwhitepaws » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:16 am

cubbie, i did spend quite some time at his home...he said he would accept an offer on all the books...
i donated my library to a charter school up in flagstaff...after spending hundreds of dollars in storage fees...
i am not sure my living situtation is capable of attending to a collection of books just now...