Catalog of "The World's Finest" Riding Equipment, Accessories, and Silver and Leather Goods from the Bohlin Shop of Edward H. Bohlin

By: [Catalog] BOHLIN, Edward H.

Price: $175.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


1937 edition. First edition thus. Octavo. 232 pp. with photographic illustrations of Bohlin products on every page. Publisher's printed tan wrappers, front cover with illustration of a bucking bronco by Fed Harmant. Bohlin was born in Sweden in 1895 and ran away from home at age 15 working his way to America. Once here, he worked cattle drives around Montana before opening his first saddle shop in Cody, Wyoming where he also performed rope tricks. He tried his hand with vaudeville and met cowboy film star Tom Mix while performing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Mix convinced Bohlin to stay and produce silver and leather items for him and others. By 1926 Bohlin had a well established business, building a reputation on flawless workmanship that ranged from silver and gold trophy buckles to ornate parade saddles. The company, which operated from the early 1920s through the 1980s reached its apex in the 1930s when the Hollywood cowboys reigned supreme. Condition. Good+. A clean tight copy overall but…. Ex-lib Burbank Public Library / Warner Research Collection with gummed label on spine and ink stamps on title page. Formerly ex-lib Warner Brothers Pictures Research Dept with vintage bookplate affixed to inside front cover. Two small nicks in upper front cover; light soiling to raised surfaces; scotch tape applied by the library to reinforce the spine. A modern library pocket inside front cover, stamped ‘withdrawn’ in red.

Title: Catalog of "The World's Finest" Riding Equipment, Accessories, and Silver and Leather Goods from the Bohlin Shop of Edward H. Bohlin

Author Name: [Catalog] BOHLIN, Edward H.

Categories: Catalogs, Ephemera, Hollywood Memorabilia, Trade & Industry, Westerns,

Edition: 1st thus

Publisher: Edward H. Bohlin, Hollywood: 1937

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: k190121b

Keywords: saddles, silver, horses, horsemanship, leather