Western Americana
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Illustration from The Wilderness Hunter, 1893

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    Abbey, Edward:  The Brave Cowboy.  Salt Lake: Dream Garden Press, 1993. First Reprint. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with bold black text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches with faint foxing to the edges of the text block. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed by Kirk Douglas and numbered 24 out of only 500 limited edition copies printed. 280 pages of text followed by a section of images from black and white photographs.
    TB01579  $400.00



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    Abbey, Edward:  Cactus Country.  New York: Time-Life Books, 1973. First Edition. Near fine with the tips of the boards very slightly rubbed, else fine. A nearly square quarto of 10 by 8 3/4 inches. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing to the fold to the front flap. Part of the Time-Life series of The American Wilderness. 184 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout with images from color photographs. Quite uncommon in its issued dust jacket and this one has muliple price stickers on its front flap a sign of the inflationary economy at that time.
    TB02625  $125.00



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    Abbey, Edward:  The Journey Home Some Words in Defense of the American West.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1977. First PB Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and orange cloth covered boards with metallic copper colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches with a prior owner's name and date and place read on the first free end page. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. 242 pages of text. With illustrations by Jim Stiles.
    TB29938  $75.00



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    Abbey, Edward:  Desert Images An American Landscape.  New York: Gallery Books, 1987. Third printing by Gallery Book. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with dark brown text stamping on the spine and front board. A large folio 16 1/2" by 10" containing hundreds of color photographs with a minor bump to the upper fore corner of the front board. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with minor wrinkling at the upper fore corner of the front panel and rubbing at the upper corners of the spine area. This is the Gallery Books reprint of Abbey's extremely scarce and very expensive first edition originally published by Harcourt Brance and Janovich in 1979. 238 pages including an index, with beautiful full color photography by David Muench. This book originally sold for $125.00.
    TB26823  $40.00




  • Adams:  Charles M. Russell The Cowboy Artist.  Pasadena: Trail's End Pub. Co., 1948. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a poor dust jacket as the entire upper 1/3rd of the front panel, the upper 1/4 of the spine area and the upper 1/2 of the rear panel are missing. 350 pages containing text, a list of illustraions and a bibliographic check list. Laid-in are two more recent, color photographs of the Russells' grave markers.
    TB08098  $35.00



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    Bailey, M. B., Editor:  Official Souvenir Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World: containing interesting events and happenings, valuable data, etc. for the season of 1896.  n.p.: Chas. R. Hutchinson, 1896. First Edition. Good in full, light brown leather covered boards with gilt text on the front board. A 32mo of 4 1/2 by 6 5/8 inches with the edges of the leather covered boards worn and with the front joint separated, but the front hinge remains strong with the text block still secure in the boards. The edges of the text block are stained a light red. 282 pages (counting the blank end sheets) including names of staff members of the various groups performing with associated photographs; the order of the parade; the "Route Book" for cities visited during the Wild West season of 1896. Includes lists of performers, images from black and white photographs of performers, photographs from the shows, route book for the season of 1896, and hundreds of advertisements. A rather uncommon Wild West show item evidenced by WorldCat showing only 4 institutions holding copies of this title.
    TB32059  $1900.00



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    Baird, , Robert, Tanner, Henry Schenck and Richard and Robert Bache:  View Of The Valley Of The Mississippi, Or The Emigrant's And Traveller's Guide To The West.  Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, 1834. Second Edition. An exlibrary copy in fair condition in its original, but loose light brown, paper covered boards with a loose spine back with a printed, paper label. The book and its loose parts are protected and contained within a library chemise with a hand printed title on its spine. A 12mo measuring 7 3/16 by 4 3/16 inches with library book plates on the fixed end pages of the boards, library stamps on the non-printed side of the map frontispiece and on the title page and with the Henry S. Tanner's name written out in pencil on the title page as well as the call number written in ink. The copyright page has the call number written in pencil and the first page of the introductions shows a "discarded" stamp in the lower margin. The contents are clean and bright without any tanning or foxing. 372 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a fold-out, color map frontispiece of what is now the Eastern United States and additional maps following pages 106, 112, 128, 138, 148, fold-out maps following page 178 and 188, a single page page map following page 196, and fold-out maps following pages 214, 244, 262, 276, 290 and 348 fir a total of 15 maps. (Hows, B-45; Graff 141; Sabin, 2594)
    TB31971  $375.00




  • Balentine:  Vigilante Justice.  New York: Reynal & Company, 1956. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in light brown cloth covered baords with a very slight roll to the spine. In a very good dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap, 1/4" chips across the ends of the spine and a number of short closed tears at the base of the front panel. "How a few determined men brought law and order to the Forty- Niner in San Francisco." 173 pages of text.
    TB08247  $21.00




  • Bartlett, Richard A.:  The New Country: A social History of the American Frontier.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in orange cloth covered boards with red & gilt decorations and text on the spine and front board with top edge dust stained. In a very good+ dust jacket with spine lightly faded and ends rubbed and worn with small flecks and chips. This award winning author examines the development of "The New Country" as it was known between 1776 to 1890 as pioneers eager to start a new way of life called it. 247 pages with index & maps
    TB06245  $28.00




  • Benson:  From Pittsburgh to The Rocky Mountains.  Golden, CO: Fulcrum, Inc., 1988. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated dark red cloth covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Sub-titled: "Major Stephen Long's Expedition 1810-1820."
    TB10914  $17.50



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    Bieber, Ralph B. and Leroy Hafen (Editors):  Southwest Historical Series (Volume I thru XII).  Glendale, Calif.: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1931-1943. All first editions, First Printings.. All twelve volumes of this complete set are in very good+ to fine condition in the publisher's original maroon cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spines. All are small quartos measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/4" with the top edge of the text block in gilt and the other edges untrimmed. Some of the gilt text on the spines has tarnished to a darker shade, most of the volumes have a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and volume I was originally owned by the U. S. Army. None of the volumes are in their original, plain brown, paper dust jackets. The volumes in the set include: Adventures in the Santa Fe Trade by James Webb, 1931, 301 pages; Frontier life in the Army by Eugene Bandel, 1932, 350 pages; Journal of a Soldier Under Kearny and Doniphan by George Gibson, 1935, 371 pages; Marching With the Army of the West by Johnston, et al, 1936, 368 pages; Southern Trails to California in 1849 by Ralph Bieber, 1937, 387 pages; Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail by Beiber, 1938, 377 pages; Exploring Southwestern Trails by Averam Bender, 1938, 383 pages; Historic Sketches of The Cattle Trade of The West and Southwest by Bieber, 1940, 435 pages; Pike's Peak Gold Rush Guidebooks of 1859 edited by Hafen, 1940, 346 pages; Colorado Gold Rush edited by Hafen, 1941, 386 pages; Overland Routes to the Fold Fields edited by Hafen, 1942, 320 pages; The Southwest Historical Series edited by Bieber and Hafen, 1943, 364 pages. (Clark & Brunet, 19; Howes, S791) Due to the size and weight of this set please contact Town's End Books in advance of placing an order to obtain a quote for shipping costs.
    TB25719  $950.00



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    Birney, Hoffman:  Zealots of Zion.  Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, (1931). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in its original light brown cloth covered boards with dark brown text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and worn. Without its issued dust jacket. 317 pages of text. Illustrated from black and white photographs and with drawings by Charles Hargens.
    TB30237  $45.00



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    Boyer, Glen G.:  Wyatt Earp's Tombstone Vendetta.  Honolulu: Talei Publishers, Inc., 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 7 1/2 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. An illuminating and revealing book which discloses information the Earp family asked the author not to divulge until after their passing. 325 pages of text and illustrated with several sections of images from black and white photographs.
    TB31553  $100.00



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    Boyer:  Wyatt Earp's Tombstone Vendetta.  Honolulu: Talei Publishers, Inc., 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. An illuminating and revealing book which discloses information the Earp family asked the author not to divulge until after their passing. 325 pages of text and illustrated with several sections of black and white photographs.
    TB02433  $75.00




  • Brautigan, Richard:  The Hawkline Monster.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. First Edition. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board with a prior owner's name on the 2nd FEP. In a fine dust jacket. Sub-titled: "A Gothic Western". It was considered a "cross-genre" novel and written near the close of his life as a writer. Brautigan divided his time in the 70's between his homes in Bolinas, California and his ranch in Montana. He died at his home in California by his own hand.
    TB06775  $50.00




  • Breihan, Carl W.:  The Complete and Authentic Life of Jesse James.  New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., 1953. First Edition, First printing. Near fine and would be defined as fine except for rubbing to the head and heel of the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with 1/8" & 1/4" chips at spine corners. Well illustrated with early photographs of Jessie James and his brother Frank.
    TB03435  $30.00




  • Brown, Robert L.:  Colorado Ghost Towns Past and Present.  Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, Ltd, 1972. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in decorated green cloth covered boards with a slight roll to the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with light rubbing and a few short closed tears to the ends of the spine with related creases. Signed by the author on the fly-title page. 322 pages containing an index, text and illustrated with black and white photographs through-out.
    TB09206  $38.50



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    Browne, J. Ross:  A Dangerous Journey.  Ashland, Oregon: Lewis Osborne Editions, 1972. Limited Edition. Near fine in heavy black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and gilt text and the image of a horse stamped in gilt on the front board. A small quarto of 10 5/8 by 7 inches with the cloth over the spine slightly faded and a small 1/2" stain on the fore edge of the text block. Without a dust jacket. One of only 600 copies issued with this copy identified as number 204 on the limitation page. 84 pages of text with engravings from earlier works of art. The foreword was written by Ferol Egan.
    TB30274  $25.00




  • Brownlee, Claudia:  Colonel Joe The Last of the Rough Riders.  New York: Exposition Press, 1978. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. With a gift inscription on the dedication page In a very good+ dust jacket with price clipped jacket flap and light rubbing to the edges and folds. Signed on the first free end paper by the author; also, signed and inscribed by the author on the dedication page. Laid into the book is a newspaper article noting Joe Montgomery's 100th birthday who is the book's subject & a longtime Montana res
    TB08131  $38.50



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    Camp, Charles L.:  James Clyman Frontiersman The Adventures of a Trapper and Covered-Wagon Emigrant as told in His Own Reminiscences and Diaries.  Portland: Champoeg Press, 1960. The 'Definitive' Second Revised Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 10 1/4" by 6 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued as we believe. 352 pages including an index, chapter notes, appendices, text and illustrated with maps and reproductions of photographs. The first edition of this book was done by the California Historical Society in 1928 with a printing of only 330 copies of which only 300 were sold to the public. This edition was published to rectify the extreme shortage of the first edition and to bring to light new information and correct editorial errors contained in the first edition. This is one of only 1,450 copies produced with many pages un-cut. James Clyman was one of the original co-founders of the Oregon Trail. He was a companion of Jedediah Smith, Tom Fitzpatrick and Jim Bridger. He made his first venture into the Rocky Mountains in 1824 and later was the first to travel the full length of the Platt River. In 1844 he became an emigrant joining a wagon train to Oregon. He settled in the Napa Valley, California ruturning to "the States" in 1846 to encourage more settlers to come to Napa. Very uncommon and a beautiful volume which has not been read as much of the text block remains uncut. (Mattes, 7, 102, & 169 all with five stars recognizing the historical and literary value of Clyman's journals.), (Howes, C-81 says of Clyman that he provides "one of the most trustworthy narratives of the far west, for the period 1842-6....")
    TB28168  $100.00



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    Campbell (Stanley Vestal), Walter S.:  The Book Lover's Southwest A Guide to Good Reading.  Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, (1955). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with white text on the spine and front board. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and on the lower edges of the boards. The previous owner was the U.S. Airforce with red, rubber stamps on the rear paste down and on the rear jacket flap. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with rubbing and light wear and flecking of the colors at the ends of the spine area and to the upper edge of the front panel. The red color of the title block on the spine area is faded. Signed by the author on the front paste down. 287 pages including an index of authors and editors.
    TB31394  $60.00




  • Campbell, Marius R. and Others:  Guidebook Of The Western United States Part A. The Northern Pacific Route With A Side Trip to Yellowstone Park and Part B. The Overland Route With A Side Trip to Yellowstone Park Bulletins 611 and 612.  Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1916. First Editions. Both volumes are in good condition in printed, heavy paper wraps over sewn bindings. Both are octavos of 9 by 5 3/4 inches and both appear to have been exposed to a fire or extreme heat as show scorching to the edges of the text block and to portions of the covers. Part A has a prior owner's name and address written across the upper edge of the front cover. Despite the scorching of the edges the contents are clean and free of foxing and tanning. Part A contains 217 pages including an index and is illustrated with maps, fold-out topographical maps and images from black and white photographs. Part B contains 251 pages including an index and is illustrated with maps, fold-out topographical maps and images from black and white photographs.
    TB31622  $150.00




  • Caruso, John A.:  The Mississippi Valley Frontier.  Indianapol: Bobbs-Merrill, 1966. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine with small stains to the fore-edge of the text block. In a very good+ dust jacket stains and soiling on front panel, spine area and rear panel. Fourth volume in the American Frontier series.
    TB01780  $20.00



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    Casler, Melyer:  A Journal Giving The Incidents Of A Journey To California In The Summer Of 1859 By The Overland Route.  Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1969. Limited Edition Reprint. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with gilt text and the image of a Conestoga Wagon on the front board. Without a dust jacket. One of only 488 copies printed with this one identified as number 63. This copy is signed, inscribed and dated "April 4, 1970" by the printer, Glen Adams on the limitation page. 63 pages of text. Only two copies of the original published version of 1862 are known to exist.
    TB30275  $25.00



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    Chaput, Donald:  Francois X. Aubry Trailmaker and Voyageur in the Southwest 1846-1854.  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. One of the few bound in blue cloth in the Western Frontiersman Series. The majority are bound in red cloth. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches. In a fine plain brown, un-printed dust jacket. One of only 1,274 copies printed. Volume XVI in the Western Frontiersman Series. 249 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and reproductions of earlier works of art. "Aubury was a man of driving ambition, shrewd mercantile skills, and fiery temper...he was one of the major traders in the St. Louis-Santa Fe-Chihuahua-California routes." (Clark & Brunet 45)
    TB29493  $65.00



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    Chaput, Don:  Virgil Earp Western Peace Officer.  Encampment, Wyo.: Affiliated Writers of America, Inc., 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamped on the spine. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with the spine area slightly faded. 255 pages including an index, bibliography, appendix and text. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary photographic works. The first published biography of Virgil Earp.
    TB18406  $40.00



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    Chepel, Charles Edward:  Guns of the Old West.  Fairfax: The National Rifle Association, 1995. Special Edition by The Firearms Classics Library. Fine in decorated red leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine and on the front and rear boards with the edges of the text block in gilt. Without a dust jacket as issued. This is a reprint of the book originally published by Coward-McCann, Inc. in 1961 and written by one of this country's leading firearm's experts of the twentieth century. 306 pages containing an index and bibliography. An extremely handsome book in bright red leather. It can quite aptly be called a collector's edition.
    TB30458  $25.00



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    Chicgo & North-Western Railway:  The Indian The Northwest 1600-1900 The red Man The wAr Man The White Man and The North Western Line.  Chicago: Chicago & North-Western Railway Co., (1901). First Edition. An ex-library copy in its original light brown cloth covered, flexible boards with a mult-colored printed front board. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 5 inches with a 1/4" closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine, a library gift plate on the front paste down, library stamps on several pages and call numbers written on the title and copyright pages. Without a dust jacket. 114 pages followed by an illustration of an earlier work of art. Illustrated throughout with maps and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB30276  $50.00



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    Clark, Robert A. and Patrick J. Brunet:  The Arthur H. Clark Company A Bibliography and History 1902-1992.  Spokane, Wash.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1993. First Edition. Fine in dark red buckram cloth covered boards with gold text stamping on the spine and gilt decorations on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" ny 6", containing 244 pages of text including an appendix and index. It is protected within a clear acetate jacket. One of only 500 copies printed. This is copy number 150 as noted at the rear of the text. This valuable resource provides bibliographic information on 282 titles published by The Arthur H. Clark Company up to 1992.
    TB18450  $160.00



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    Cody, William F.:  Cabinet Card of Buffalo Bill Cody with printed signature.  Brooklyn, N.Y.: Stacy, n.d. (circa 1890). . A cabinet card with a black and white photograph of 3 7/8 by 2 3/4 inches mounted on an original printed, cabinet card of 5 7/8 by 4 3/8 inches created by Charles E. Stacy of Brooklyn, New York. Buffalo Bill is dressed in western gear wearing a decorated vest with fringe, white gauntlet gloves with one had on his wide belt and the other holding the muzzle of a rifle. The card has a crease at the lower left corner not affecting the photograph, but running through the facsimile signature. At the bottom of the card there is the printed signature of William F. Cody | "Buffalo Bill". Cody's pose seems to be uncommon as I have not seen any similar images in any auction catalogs or internet listings.
    TB32067  $550.00




  • Conrad, Barnaby, III:  Ghost Hunting in Montana.  New York: HarperCollins West, 1994. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 gray cloth and dark gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap. Signed and dated by the author on the title page in the year of publication. "A Search for Roots in the Old West." This young author spent the summer of 1989 traveling through out Montana. An interesting collection of stories and visits with some original, rugged residents of the state. 337 pages of text, bibliography and illustrated with a section of photographs.
    TB17628  $45.00




  • Conrad, Barnaby, III:  Ghost Hunting in Montana.  New York: HarperCollins West, 1994. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 gray cloth and dark gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap. "A Search for Roots in the Old West." This young author spent the summer of 1989 traveling through out Montana. An interesting collection of stories and visits with some original, rugged residents of the state. 337 pages of text, bibliography and illustrated with a section of photographs.
    TB03440  $25.00



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    Cooper, Walter:  A Most Desperate Situation Frontier Adventures of a Young Scout 1858-1864.  Helena: TwoDot, Falcon Publishing, Inc., 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in purple paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Edited by Rick Newby and with an introduction and afterword by Larry Len Peterson. Illustrated with eleven "never-before-published" pen and ink drawings by C. M. Russell. 364 pages followed by several pages of ads by the publisher. The author completed his manuscript describing his adventures as a trapper and scout in the early 1900's. In 1913, before attempting to publish his book he corresponded with Charlie Russell for his assistance as an illustrator. Evidently, the costs of publication must have discouraged Cooper for he died in 1924 without seeing his book go into print. With this publication his manuscript has finally found the eye of the public.
    TB20900  $25.00



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    Custer, General George A.:  My Life on the Plains.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1952. First Thus. Very near fine in red cloth covered boards with bright gilt text and decorations on the spine and front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. The gilt text and decorations on the spine are bright, clean and without any tarnish. There is a prior owner's book plate and a postage stamp on the front paste down and with a minor bump to the upper edge of the spine. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. This is the 50th volume in the Lakeside Classics series. The text of this book was originally published in serial form in The Galaxy magazine in 1872. This reprinting provides an introduction by Edgar I. Stewart. An extremely nice, collectable copy.
    TB31356  $45.00



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    David, Robert Beebe:  Finn Burnett Frontiersman.  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1937. First Edition. An ex-library copy in very good condition in red cloth covered boards with gilt text and rules on the spine and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/4 inches with professionally repaired, 4" tear to the cloth over the front joint and to the front hinge and a repaired bump to the lower tip of the front board. The typical library markings appear the front paste down, table of contents and the rear paste down. Without a dust jacket, but protected in a clear acetate cover. One of only 1,000 copies printed. The title page goes on to read: "The Life and Adventures of an Indian fighter, mail coach driver, miner, pioneer cattleman, participant in the Powder River expedition, survivor of the Hay Field fight, associate of Jim Bridger and Chief Washakie". 378 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Burnett, and six plates from reproductions of contemporary works of art each protected with tissue guards. The first volumes in the Western Frontiersman Series. (Clark & Burnet, 64; Adams Rampaging Herd, 646)
    TB29839  $75.00



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    Davidson, Hower K.:  Black Jack Davidson A Cavalry Commander on the Western Frontier the life of General John W. Davidson.  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2 by 6 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 273 pages including an index, bibliography, chronology of Davidson's life and text. Illustrated with a fold-out map and photographs of historical documents. Volume number X in the Frontier Military Series by The Arthur H. Clark Company.
    TB24143  $32.00




  • DeArment, Robert K.:  Alias Frank Canton.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996. Paperback reprint. Fine in heavy, illustrated paper wraps. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the title page. Illustrated with maps drawn by Rosemary DeArment Walter. 402 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes. The biography of one of the most famous and colorful lawmen of the old-west.
    TB21434  $25.00



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    Dippie, Brian W.:  'Paper Talk' Charlie Russell's American West.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated simulated leather covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring just less than 9 by 6 7/8 inches. In a very near fine dust jacket with modest flecking of the color to the spine ends. Published in coperation with the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, this is a collection of Charles Russell's illustrated letters, poems, Christmas greetings (what he called "paper talk") and some of his paintings. 224 pages.
    TB08062  $20.00



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    Duncan, Dayton:  Scenes of Visionary Enchantment Reflections On Lewis And Clark.  Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, (2004). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and blue paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 202 pages of text.
    TB31281  $30.00




  • Dunham, Sam C.:  Riley Grannan's Last Adventure.  Austion: Packsaddle Press, 1969. First Edition thus. Fine in decorated yellow cloth covered boards with red text stamping on the spine. This is copy 457 of 500 limited copies. In a near fine dust jacket with a small 1/2" closed tear to the jacket. A small 8vo measuring 7.75" x 5.25". 33 numbered pages with two un-numbered pages following, with text, a map and several photographic reproductions of the pictures that appeared with this article which was originally published by Adventure magazine in January of 1912.
    TB08056  $31.50



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    Emerson, Ralph Waldo:  Essays.  n. p. (no city stated): Westvaco, 1978. Limited Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with an embossed capital letter "E" on the front board and printed end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, illustrated paper covered slip case. 210 pages of text with illustrations at the chapter headings. A collection of nine essays. The WESTVACO Christmas release of 1978 which is the 21st volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB32205  $35.00



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    Evans, C. B.:  Another Montana Pioneer.  n.p.: Self published, 1960. First Edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board. Without a dust jacket. A collection of stories about the life of Charles Evans who arrived in the Montana territory as a young man and settled there as a pioneer in the late 1860's. 139 pages of text.
    TB19756  $45.00



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    Evermann, Barton W.:  A Reconnaissance Of The Streams And Lakes of Western Montana And Northwestern Wyoming.  n.p. [Washington, DC]: U. S. Fish Commission - Government Printing Office, 1892. First Edition. Fine in a more recent library binding of dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 10 by 6 7/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. 60 pages of text followed by 21 plates from photographs and maps. Illustrated with a frontispiece (Plate 1), five plates from maps in the text and the aforesaid plates including two large fold-out maps, one of Western Montana and the second of Yellowstone National Park (Plates 26 and 27) both of which are in find condition.
    TB29923  $150.00



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    Ewers, John C.:  The Blackfeet Raiders Of The Northwestern Plains.  Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1958. First Edition. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with yellow text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 5 7/8 inches with a touch of red paint at the top edge of the front board and at the lower edge of both the front and rear boards. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with two narrow lines of red paint on the front panel and with rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. For well over 100 years the Blackfeet dominated the northwestern plains from their bases in Montana and in Canada. The 49th volume in the Civilization of the American Indians Series. 348 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and illustrated with photographs.
    TB30823  $40.00



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    Fairholme, William:  Journal of an Expedition to the Grand Prairies of the Missouri 1840.  Spokane: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1996. First Edition. Fine in light orange cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. Edited by Jack B. Tykal. One of only 794 copies printed. 186 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art. A valuable and revealing narrative of a young British Army Officer who took leave of his post in lower Canada to take a five month hunting and exploring adventure with friends to the western plains of Kansas. The groups' travels took them on the Sante Fe Trail, which, during 1840 was little traveled. The journal provides the reader with an intimate view of the high plains prior to any of the major western migrations. (Clark & Brunet 89)
    TB29498  $40.00




  • Fielder, Mildred:  Wild Bill and Deadwood.  Seattle: Superior Publishing, 1965. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in heavy cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and the front board. In a very good+ dust jacket although the red edges on the front panel and spine area are well rubbed and with a 1/4" closed tear at the bottom edge of the front panel. 160 pages of text and period photogarphs covering the life of Wild Bill Hickok.
    TB08051  $20.00



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    Fleming, Alice:  Highways Into History.  New York: St. Martin's Press, (1971). First Edition. Near fine in brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and with a 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge of the rear panel. 150 pages including an index and text. Illustrated from black and white photographs and with maps. "Ten trails of discovery that led American pioneers on their journey to nationhood." (from the front panel of the dust jacket)
    TB30675  $25.00




  • Fletcher, Robert H.:  Free Grass To Fences The Montana Cattle Range Story.  New York: University Publishers for the Historical Society of Montana, 1960. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in 1/4 tan cloth and decorated light brown paper covered boards with black and green text and decorations on the spine and with decorated end papers by Charles Russell. The fly title page has a dated gift inscription. In a very good- price clipped dust jacket with a 1/3" deep chip at the upper corner of the spine area and with a 1/2" deep chip at the upper edge of the rear panel both with related creasing and with rubbing and wear at the folds. "The full story of the Montana cattle industry, from the earliest days of the fur traders down to the latest Miles City Roundup, written by a man who knows the northwestern range land and its history without a map." 233 pages of text and illustrated with photographs and drawings by Charles Russell.
    TB17081  $70.00




  • Florin, Lambert:  Ghost Town of the Pacific Frontier.  New York: Promontory Press, 1971. Reprint. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. 280 pages of text and black and white photographs.
    TB08075  $10.50



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    Ford, Paul Leicester:  The Great K & A Robbery.  New York: Dodd Mead Company, 1897. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt and black text on the spine with red and black decorations on the front board with gilt text stamping with the top edge of the text block gilt. There is a prior owner's name on the first free end paper Without a dust jacket. A mystery by this bibliographer, historian and novelist. 200 pages of text with a frontispiece illustration. First edition first issue with the title page omitting the word "train" in the title and with the last line of page 164 reading "-talk in the presence of a lady!" This title first appeared in magazine form in August 1896 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. A very handsome, clean and tight copy. (BAL 6213;
    TB19281  $50.00




  • Froncek:  Voices from the Wilderness.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974. Outdoor Life B. C.. Very good in black paper covered boards with dampness staining to the boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with minor closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel. A collection of 27 accounts from various frontiersmen and plains- men from 1755 through 1870 who each provide their own record of their lives on the American frontier.
    TB07975  $14.00




  • Gard, Wayne:  Frontier Justice.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1949. First Edition, First printing. Fine in burnt orange cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. With a gift inscription on the end paper. In a very good dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends, a 1/4" chips to the upper corner of the front panel and a 1" closed tear to the upper left of the front panel. Laid-in is a copy of a review of the book from The Denver Post dated 9/18/49.
    TB08130  $42.00




  • Gard, Wayne:  The Chisholm Trail.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1954. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in gray cloth covered boards with modest shelf wear at the heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 296 pages containing an index, bibliography, with a number of photographs and illustrations and two maps.
    TB10446  $30.00



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    Garland, Hamlin, and Frederic Remingon:  The Book of the American Indian.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923. First Edition, Later printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and brown paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with black text and a paper label on the front board. A Quarto measuring 12 by 8 3/4 inches. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with a minor 1/4" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel near the fold to the spine area. Illustrated throughout by Frederic Remington to include a color frontispiece and 34 black and white plates. 274 pages of text followed by two pages of ads for other books by Harper & Brothers. An extremely clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28687  $175.00



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    Geiger, Vincent, and Wakeman Bryarly:  Trail To California The Overland Journal Of Vincent Geiger And Wakeman Bryarly.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1945. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 9 1/4 by 6 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the cloth over the tips of the boards. There is modest wear to the fore edge of the fold-out map. Without a dust jacket. 266 pages including an index, a fold-out map, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Bryarly and the aforesaid map. Volume XX of the Yale Historical Publications Manuscripts And Edited Texts. (Kurutz, 265; Wheat, Books of the Gold Rush, 80)
    TB29520  $40.00



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    Goodman, David Michael:  A Western Panorama 1849-1875 The Travels, Writings and Influence of J. Ross Browne on the Pacific Coast, and in Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and Baja California, as the first Mining Commissioner, and Minister to China..  Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1966. First Editon. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. The brown paper dust jacket has caused minor offsetting to the end sheets. In a near fine unclipped, plain brown dust jacket. 328 pages including an index, a bibliography, appendix and text. Illustrated with maps (one of which folds-out) facsimile reproductions of original documents and steel engravings. Volume XIII in the Western Frontiersmen Series.
    TB20612  $50.00



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    Hamilton, W. T.:  My Sixty Years on The Plains Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting.  New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Co., 1905. First Edition. Very good in its original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and an oval image of the author on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 1/2 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. The oval image of the author on the front board is scratch and rubbed in small areas. 244 pages of text illustrated by a frontispiece portrait from a photograph and 6 plates illustrated by Charles M. Russell and one plate from a photograph. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, 139; Graff, 1759; Rader, 1755)
    TB31028  $150.00



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    Hardorff, Richard C.:  Cheyenne Memories of the Custer Fight: A Source Book.  Spokane, Wash.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. One of only 1,000 copies printed. 189 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. The XVIII volume in the Frontier Military Series. "A reproduction of twenty hard-to-find or previously unpublished interviews of Cheyenne participants or their descendants of Custer's last battle...." (Clark & Brunet129)
    TB29496  $65.00




  • Havighurst, Walter:  Annie Oakley of the Wild West.  New York: The Macmillan Co., 1954. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red and black cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine with modest shelf wear. In a good dust jacket with several chips at the ends of the spine area and heavily worn folds and corners. 246 pages with index, acknowledgements, text and eight pages of photographs.
    TB10183  $28.00




  • Hayes, Jess G.:  Apache Vengeance.  Alburquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1954. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board with a prior owner's book plate on the front end paper behind the dust jacket flap. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/3" closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel and with the spine area slightly tanned. The true story of the Apache Kid. An uncommon title. 185 pages including appendices, text and illustrations by Horace T. Pierce.
    TB15674  $52.50



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    Hoig, Stan:  The Western Odyssey of John Simpson Smith Frontiersman, Trapper, Trader. and Interpreter.  Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine plain brown paper dust jacket. The story of John Simpson Smith who was a frontiersman, trapper, trader, and intrepreter. One of only 1,613 copies produced. 254 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and 12 illustrations. The 15th volume in the Western Frontiersmen Series by Clark publishing.
    TB29521  $40.00



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    Hooker, William Francis:  The Prairie Schooner.  Chicago: Saul Brothers, 1918. First Edition. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same on the front board and with an illustration in black of two prairie schooners. A 16mo measuring 6 7/8 by 4 1/2 inches with the cloth over the lower tip of the front board nibbled by mice. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2" deep chip at the lower edge of the spine area, two small chips from the upper edge of the spine area and a narrow section of loss at the lower edge of the fold to the front board caused by mice as noted above. 156 pages of text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and two plates. The author relates his experiences as a teamster in the early development of the west. Considered "scarce" by Ramon F. Adams in his bibliography Six-Guns and Saddle Leather. (Six-Guns, 1017; Rader, South of Forty, 1922)
    TB28527  $150.00




  • Horgan, Paul:  Of America East & West.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, small stains on top edges, else fine. In a very near fine dust jacket , slightly soiled on face and spine. A selection of writings by Paul Horgan. The book was published in celebration of the author's eightieth birthday.
    TB02536  $24.00




  • Horgan, Paul:  Josiah Gregg and his vision of the Early West.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in white linen covered boards with a brown and gilt text block on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with modest wear at the spine ends and two tiny nicks to the spine area. Josiah Gregg was instrumental in the development of the west with his book of 1844 Commerce of the Prairies. Horgan with this volume takes a fresh look at Gregg and his contributions to the west based on then newly discovered materials.
    TB08106  $14.00



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    Hunt, Aurora:  Kirby Benedict Frontier Federal Judge.  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1961. First Edition. Near fine in red, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6 1/4". Without a dust jacket. The title goes on to read: "An Account of Legal and Judicial Development in the Southwest, 1853 - 1874, with Special Reference to the Indian, Slavery, Social and Political Affairs, Journalism, and a Chapter on the Circuit Riding with Abraham Lincoln in Illinois". 268 rough cut pages including an index, bibliography, an appendix and text. Illustrated with a fold-out map of the Territories of New Mexico and Utah at the rear of the text, a frontispiece portrait of Kirby Benedick and reproductions of earlier works of art. A very fine unread copy with the pages remaining uncut.
    TB27148  $20.00




  • Hutchens, John K.:  One Man's Montana.  Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1964. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 brown cloth and decorated paper covered boards with silver and black text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with very light wear to the upper edge of the spine area and rubbed at the rear fold to the flap. Sub-titled: "An Informal Portrait of a State." The author first arrived in Montana at the age of eleven in 1917 when first hand stories of life on the frontier could still be heard. Long after becoming a reporter in Montana he wrote this collection.
    TB07051  $24.50




  • Jeffrey, Julie Roy:  Converting the West.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Pr, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in maroon covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The 3rd volume in The Oklahoma Western Biographies series.
    TB06290  $10.50




  • Johnson, Virginia W.:  The Unregimented General A Biography of Nelson A. Miles.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in royal blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. There is a faint, handwritten, number "16" approximately 1/4" in height written on the lower spine and a 1/2" by 1 1/4" section of the upper corner of the front free end paper has been cut out. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with closed tears and related creasing at the upper edge of the spine area and on the rear panel with rubbing to the folds. "The portrait of a great frontier general, as distinguished as he was controversial." 401 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, text and illustrated with maps and a section of black and white photographs. Miles, a Civil War medal of honor winner, left the volunteer Army in 1866 at the age of 26 as a Major General. He then joined the regular army as a colonel and went west to establish himself as one of the most successful Indian fighters. In Texas in 1874 he ended the attacks by the Kiowas and Commanches. He followed Sitting Bull up to Canada and stopped Crazy Horse at Wolf Mountain. He captured Chief Joseph and Geronomo. Once he had contained the Native Americans to reservations he then continued a life-long effort to ensure their fair treatment. Published for the first time are many of Miles' private letters to his wife wherein he expresses his candid opinions of many of his contemporaries such as: Custer, Wherman, Crook, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull and Geronimo. This is the author's first book. She was born in Missoula and continues to live there.
    TB17717  $120.00




  • Kappel-Smith, Diana:  Desert Time.  Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1992. Second Printing. Near fine in pink and tan paper covered boards. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with two tape repaired closed tears at the upper fore corner of the front panel. "A Journey Through the American Southwest" which records the events of a 25,000 mile trip through the deserts from Oregon and Idaho south to the Mexican border.
    TB16474  $7.00



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    Karamanski, Theodore J.:  Fur Trade and Exploration Opening the Far Northwest 1821-1852.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine in yellow cloth covered boards with bold brown text stamping on the spine with a prior owner's embossed seal on the first free end page. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the spine area slightly faded. 330 pages including an index, bibliography, notes, text with several illustrations and photographs.
    TB26601  $35.00



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    Kendrick, John:  The Voyage of Sutil and Mexicana 1792 The Last Spanish exploration of the Northwest Coast of America.  Spokane, Washington: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped printed dust jacket. One of only 1,052 copies printed. Volume XVI in the Northwest Historical Series. 260 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with frontispiece portraits, maps and reproductions of earlier works of art. (Clark & Brunet 159)
    TB29494  $70.00




  • Kennon, Bob:  From the Pecos to the Powder: A Cowboy's Autobiorgraphy.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with modest spotting stains on the end papers and a stain to the spine area. In a very good+ dust jacket with a dampstained rear jacket panel and 1" tear to the base of the spine area. A autobiography as told to Ramon F. Adams by Bob Kennon who believed that he was one of the last living riders of the long trail from Texas to Montana. With illustrations by Joe Beeler.
    TB06236  $20.00



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    Kime, Wayne R. (Editor):  The Powder River Expedition Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in glossy black paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with gray end sheets. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. An octavo measuring 9" tall by 6" deep containing 206 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and reproductions of contemporary works of art. The handwritten journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge (from 1876 to 1877) are here published for the first time. Together these journals provide a first person, highly detailed account of General George Cook's Powder River Expedition against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians.
    TB22816  $30.00




  • Kittredge, William:  Hole in the Sky.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with a old price in black ink on the first free end paper, otherwise fine. In a near fine dust jacket. Well reviewed by Louise Erdrich, Tom McGuane, Annie Dillard, Ivan Doig and James Welch. A memoir of a family's conquest of land in The Great Basin.
    TB07967  $21.00




  • Kraulis, J. A.:  The Rocky Mountains Crest of a Continent.  New York: Facts on File Publications, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. Without a dust jacket. 200 pages including an appendix, text by John Gault and illustrated by beautiful full color photography by J. A. Kraulis.
    TB17783  $6.00




  • L'Amour, Louis:  Louis L'Amour Frontier.  Toronto: Bantan Books, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Fine in heavy blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with gift inscription on the first free end paper. In a fine dust jacket. 216 pages with text and 140 photographs by David Muench. A collection of essays and personal narratives by Louis L'Amour with beautiful full color photographs of scenes from countless locations in the West.
    TB06935  $28.00



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    Lamar, Howard R.:  Charlie Siringo's West An Interpretive Biography.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2005). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and gilt text and an illustration of a cowboy on a horse on the front board. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket (no price shown which is not untypical for university press publications). Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription. 370 pages containing an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three sections of maps and photographic reproductions. A publicity statement on the rear panel of the dust jacket states: "Charlie Siringo (1855-1928) live the quintessential life of adventure on the American frontier as a cowboy, Pinkerton detective, writer, and later as a consultant for early western films. Siringo was one of the most attractive, bold and original characters to live and flourish in the final decades of the Wild West."
    TB29450  $65.00



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    Langford, N. P.:  Vigilante Days and Ways.  Missoula: Montana State University, 1957. First thus. Very good+ in deep red cloth covered boards with a minor fading to the head and heel of the spine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" chip at the upper edge of the front panel and light soiling to the rear panel. This is a review copy of the book as evidenced by a letter from the publisher to a prior owner laid-in. A reprint of Langford's classic originally printed in 1890 with a new introduction by Dorothy M. Johnson. 456 pages with an index, text and illustrations throughout. (Sixguns, 1280 & Howes L79)
    TB19448  $50.00



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    Lavender, David:  The Fist In The Wilderness.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in red-orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title label on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches with a minor bump to the upper fore corner of the front board. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with several short closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area, a 1 1/2 inch closed tear to the lower edge of the spine area and a nick to the upper fore corner of the front panel. Laid-in at the front of the book is a newspaper review of this title by Dan Russel. 490 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. A narrative history of the American Fur Trade.
    TB31181  $30.00




  • Lee, Mabel Barbee:  Cripple Creek Days.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1958. Reprint. Fine in cloth covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with light wear, flecking and creasing at the spine ends and corners of the panels. "A nostalgic reminiscence of the last of the great gold rush towns."
    TB06951  $17.50



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    Lewis, William S. and Paul C. Phillips:  The Journal of John Work A cheif-trader of the Hudson's Bay Co. during his expedition from Vancourver to the Flatheads and Blackfeet of the Pacific Northwest.  Cleveland: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1923. First Edition, First Printing. An ex-library copy from the College of Notre Dame in very good+ condition in its original dark blue, ribbed cloth covered boards with the top edge of the text block gilt and with gilt text and rules on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/4 inches with an embossed perforation library stamp on the title page which is repeated on all chapter headings. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed as is the cloth over the tips of the boards. The blank, third from last free end page shows a dampness stain to its upper half. The stain did not migrate to any of the adjoining pages. One of only 978 copies printed. This is the first volume in the Early Western Journals published by The Arthur H. Clark Company. 209 pages including an index, bibliography, appendix and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece of John Work, three plates from photographs and a three-color map showing the route of John Work. As stated in Clark/Brunet "John Work's journal is one of the cornerstone works of the fur trade in the Northwest. He was one of the greatest of the Hudson's Bay Company traders, and his explorations ere more extensive than those of his contemporaries...." (Clark/Brunet, 316; Howes, W-675)
    TB30148  $150.00



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    Lienhard, Heinrich:  From St. Louis to Sutter's Fort, 1846.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1961). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light gray cloth covered boards with green text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 5 7/8 inches with the last page of text torn with scotch tape used to keep it attached. This torn page is not part of the narration, but part of the ad used by the publisher for other titles in the series. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Translated and edited by Erwin G. and Elisaabeth K. Gudde. 204 pages of text with the last three pages devoted to the other titles in the American Exploration and Travel Series. This is the 33rd volume in that series. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB28531  $30.00



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    Mackay, Malcolm S.:  Cow Range And Hunting Trail.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1925. First Edition. An ex-library copy in near fine condition in a recent binding of simulated leather made of black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine which has five embossed bands. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches with new end sheets and headbands at the head and heel of the spine. The sole library marking is on the title page with an embossed library stamp. Without a dust jacket, but the book is contained within a fine black cloth covered slipcase the cloth of which matches the book's cloth covering. 243 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece from art by Charles Russell and 37 plates from black and white photographs and drawings by Charles Russell. (Howes, M-120; Adams -Hurd, 1411; Rader, 2304)
    TB31494  $400.00



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    Marcy, Randolph B.:  The Prairie Traveler A Handbook For Overland Expeditions.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1961. Limited Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 decorated black leather and printed paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine with embossed decorations, map end sheets and with the top edge of the text block stained light yellow. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, paper covered slip case. Laid-in at the front of the book is a presentation card signed by an officer of Westvaco. 220 pages of text illustrated with line drawings. Originally published by Harper & Bros. in 1859 "as a manual and guide for the tenderfoot undertaking overland treks through the untamed West." (from the book's foreword) The Christmas 1961 issue by Westvaco which is the forth volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 260 pages of text illustrated with with two color frontispieces.
    TB26437  $125.00




  • McCord, Christian:  Across the Shining Mountains.  Ottawa, IL: Jameson Books, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with very modest wear to the upper edge of the spine area and light soiling to the upper 1/2 of the spine area. One of the volumes in the Frontier Library series by Jameson Books. This volume deals with the fictionalized account of Nathaniel Wyeth who moved west to seek his fortune in the 1830's.
    TB07976  $17.50



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    McCracken, Harold:  Frederic Remington Artist of the Old West.  Philadelphia: J. B. Lioppincott Company, (1947). First Edition. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine. A quarto of 12 by 9 inches with a Christmas, 1950 gift inscription on the first free end page and with wrinkling and dampness staining to the upper fore corners to the bulk of the plates in the rear of the book. Without its issued dust jacket. 157 pages including an index, bibliographic check list of Remington's work and text all followed by 48 black and white and colored plates.
    TB31805  $35.00




  • McCracken, Harold:  Portrait Of The Old West.  New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1952. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with gray text and decorations on the spine and front board. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact but with a 1/2" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area and small chips from the lower edge of the front panel. 232 pages containing text, sketches, full color plates and a biographical check list of Western Artists.
    TB14935  $14.00



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    McCreight, Major I.:  Buffalo Bone Days A story of the Buffalo slaughter on our western plains.  DuBois, Penn.: Self-Published, 1950. First Edition in book form. Near fine in brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with minor fly specking at the upper edge of the front board. Without a dust jacket presumably as issued. Across the face of the title page the author has written a long inscription to his editor. Reprinted from a series of articles appearing in the Dubois Courier-Express in 1949. 85 pages of text including an appendix and epilogue. Illustrated with reproductions of a number of black and white photographs. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28789  $600.00




  • McGrath, Roger D.:  Gunfighters Highwaymen & Vigilantes.  Berkeley: University of Calif. Pres, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a very near fine dust jacket with a 1.5" closed tear on the rear panel at the fold to the flap and with small creases on the edges. 291 pages with index with a number of period photographs. Unfortunately portions of pages 264 through 271 have been underlined in black flow pen.
    TB06092  $21.00



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    McNamara, John:  In Perils by mine own Countrymen, Three Years On The Kansas Border.  New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1856. First Edition. An ex-library copy in good condition in its original 1/4 leather and marbled paper covered boards with no text remaining on the spine's backstrip. A 16mo og 6 7/8 by 4 3/8 inches with both boards loose, the leather over the spine deteriorated with no title or author shown, a library book plate on the front paste down, notations on the title page and copy right page in pencil, a library call number on the dedication page, a penciled notation at the top of the first page of text, the ghosts of old library materials having been pasted to the rear end sheets and a library EFT fixed to the rear paste down. The contents remain clean and free of foxing and tanning and show only occasional library stamps. 238 pages of text. The book remains protected in a library chemise with a ribbon tie. The title only attributes the author as "A Clergyman Of The Episcopal Church"; however, his real name was John McNamara (1824-1885) who an Episcopal minister and an outspoken abolitionist during the years of "Bloody Kansas" and the border wars with Missouri. Considered to be "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes M-174, Graff, 2645; Wagern-Camp, 277)
    TB32177  $60.00



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    Meacham, A. B.:  Wigwam and War-Path Or The Royal Chief In Chains.  Boston: John P. Dale And Company, 1875. First Edition. Very good in its original, red-brown, cloth covered, beveled boards with gilt and black text and decorations on the spine and on the front board with clay coated end sheets. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth over the rear joint is just beginning to separate, rubbing to the cloth over the front joint and the cloth over the lower tips of the boards is worn through. There is a long pencil line on the front free end sheet and an early prior owner's name and date on the front fly leaf. Save for 1/4 deep chips at the upper edges of pages 47 through 54 and soling to page 588 the contents are extremely clean, tight and free of foxing and tanning. 700 pages of text followed by a one page ad. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving of the author, and 19 engraved plates. "The author was a superintendent of Indian Affairs in Oregon and had over thirty years experience among the Indian tribes of the Northwest." (Peter Decker: The George W. Soliday Collection of Western Americana, 1067) As stated by Robert E. Cowan in his bibliography of California: "This work on the Modoc Indians was written by a most competent author on the subject, making the volume of great historic value." (Cowan, p. 421)
    TB30088  $350.00



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    Meyers, William H.:  Sketches Of California And Hawaii.  n.p.: The Book Club Of California, 1970. First Edition. Fine in multi-colored cloth covered boards with a paper label on the spine. A folio of 15 by 10 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 450 copies printed. The 136 publication by The Book Club of California. Illustrated with 21 color plates by the author. Laid-in at the front of this copy is an invitation to join the Christmas Open House on 12/14/1970 as well as Book Club of California's announcement of this publication which contains Plate XV.
    TB30688  $125.00




  • Moody, Ralph:  The Old Trails West.  New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co, 1963. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light brown linen covered boards with a dark brown and gilt title block on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/4" deep chip on the rear panel with the folds to the flap and spine area rubbed in areas. "The stories of the trails that made a nation."
    TB06271  $28.00



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    Morgan, Robert:  Lions of the West heroes and Villains Of The Westward Expansion.  Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 497 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps and a section of black and white reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB26946  $20.00



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    Morgan, Dale L. and Carl I. Wheat:  Jedediah Smith and his Maps of the American West.  San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1954. First Limited Edition. Fine in brick red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A large folio measuring 17" tall by 11" deep. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 530 copies printed. 86 pages of text with three fold-out maps within the body of the text and with three very large fold-out maps tucked into the rear pocket of the inside rear cover all of which are in perfect condition. A fourth, one-page map is missing (the Wilkes 1841 map of Upper California). This appears to be a binding error as there is no evidence showing a removed page. Extremely uncommon.
    TB29854  $500.00




  • Morris, Gregory L.:  Talking up a Storm: Voices of the New West.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author interviews fifteen contemporary authors of the American West to uncover what they all have in common. The authors include Ralph Beer, James Crumley, Ivan Doig, Ron Hansen, American West to uncover what they all have in common. These John Keeble, Richard Ford, William Kittredge and Tom McGuane.
    TB06996  $24.50




  • Moulton, Gary F., Editor:  The Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition (Volumes 1 thru 10).  Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1983 to 1996. Various Printings. All ten volumes of this partial set of 13 volumes are in fine condition in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines except for the atlas volume (volume 1) which has gilt text on both the spine and front board. That volume is also a large folio of 19 1/2 by 13 1/4 inches. It is in extremely fine condition as it was never been removed from its original shipping box. The other volumes in this set are all small quartos of 9 7/8 by 7 inches. With the exception of volume 1 all the volumes have dust jackets which range in condition from fine to very good+. (Volume 1 was issued without a dust jacket.) The dust jacket for volume 2 is in very good+ condition with tanning to the spine area and two 1/4 inch closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area. The jacket for volume 3 has a 2 inch long closed tear at the fold from the front panel to the spine area which has bee professionally repaired with archival tape on its verso side. All are first editions, first printings with the exception of volumes 2 and 3 both of which are second printings. All volumes with dust jackets have been protected with clear, acetate covers. Volume 1 is the Atlas containing containing an introduction of 13 pages, followed by five pages of notes which relate to the maps, four pages of "a Calendar of Maps", a map index and 126 full page maps. Volume 2 covers the the period August 1803 to August 1804 starting from Pittsburgh down the Ohio to the Mississippi up the Mississippi to St. Louis and then up the Missouri River. Volume 3 continues the journals for the period August 1804 to April 1805. Volume 4 contains the journals for the period April 1805 to July 1805. Volume 5 contains the journals of Lewis and Clark for the period July 28 through November 1, 1805. Volume 6 contains the journals of Lewis and Clark for the period Nov. 2, 1805 to March 22, 1806. Volume 7 starts with the journey home from Fort Clatsop in present day Oregon. Volume 8 continues the entries recorded during the journey home from present day Idaho to St. Louis. 456 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with facsimile copies of the original maps and journal entries pertinent to this volume. Volume 9 contains the journal of Sergeant John Ordway, a senior sergeant who was in command during an absence by the captains. Volume 10 contains the journals of Sergeant Patrick Gass who was promoted to sergeant after the death of Charles Floyd.
    TB31985  $1500.00




  • Muscatine, Doris:  Old San Francisco The Biography of a City From Early Days to the Earthquake.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated pink cloth covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and only light rubbing at the ends of the spine area. 480 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, text and a section of photographs.
    TB11999  $22.50




  • Nichols, John:  If Mountains Die.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in brown/orange cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with the boards slightly bowed from humidity. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with two minor short closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area and to the lower edge of the rear panel. 144 pages of text and photographs by William Davis. A beautifully illustrated book sub-titled: "A New Mexico Memoir". Extremely scarce, the most elusive title by Nichols!
    TB13635  $105.00




  • Nichols, John:  On The Mesa.  Salt Lake: Peregrine Smith Book, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and decorated paper covered boards with copper colore text stampings on the front board and spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Warmly inscribed by the author on the second free end paper and dated in the year of publication. This is the true first state as page 152, line 22 bears the incomplete sentence.
    TB15709  $87.50



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    [Peltier, Jerome]:  The Banditti of the Rocky Mountains and Vigilance Committee in Idaho An Authentic Record of Startling Adventures In the Gold Mines of Idaho.  Minneapolis: Ross & Haines, Inc., 1964. Reprint of 1964. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with dark brown text on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Originally published in March of 1865 in a paperbound format under two imprints. One from Chicago and the other from New York. Copies of this work are exceedingly scarce and presently only three copies are known to exist. Ramon Adams in his bibliography Six-Guns and Saddle Leather states: "No one seems knows the author of this book, but many think it was written by John Lyle Campbell, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, who had earlier written a guidebook to the gold fields and had it published in Chicago and New York just as this book was published." This is the first time the original work was reprinted with valuable notes and bibliography by Jerome Peltier. (Adams, 6-Guns 131; Howes I-1)
    TB19135  $65.00



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    Peterson, William J.:  Steamboating On the Upper Mississippi The Water Way to Iowa.  Iowa City: The State Historical Society of Iowa, 1937. First Edition. Near fine in decorated, dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 inches with very slight abrasions and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 575 pages including an index, notes and references and text. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, P-263)
    TB27726  $60.00



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    Peterson, William J.:  Steamboating On the Upper Mississippi.  Iowa City: The State Historical Society of Iowa, 1968. Reprint of 1968. Fine in decorated, dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 575 pages including an index, notes and references and text. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce" in its first edtion of 1937. (Howes, P-263)
    TB31552  $30.00



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    Pinart, Alphonse:  Journey To Arizona In 1876.  Los Angeles: The Zamorano Club, 1962. Limited First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and printed paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 500 copies printed. 47 pages including source references for notes clarifying Pinart's account. Illustrated with a fold-out map preceding page 23. A very handsome, clean, bright and crisp copy with no markings of any kind.
    TB24486  $50.00



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    Quaife, Milo Milton:  Pictures of Gold Rush California.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1949. First thus. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt decorations on the front board and with gilt to the top edge of the text block. The gilt text stamping on the spine is bright and untarnished. A Lakeside Classic issued in 1949. Laid-in at the front of the book is a Compliments of the Season card from Thomas E. Donnelley. A collection of contemporary accounts which highlight the perils of overland travel to the gold fields of California. 383 pages including and index. A clean, handsome and tight copy.
    TB30658  $50.00



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    Rader, Jesse L.:  South Of Forty, from the Mississippi to the Rio Grande: A Bibliography.  Mansfield Centre, Conn.: Martino Publishing, n.d. [2001]. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in light gray buckram with black text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7 1/2". Without a dust jacket as issued. 336 pages including an index and text. Listing nearly 4,000 individual titles associated with the American Southwest. This is a facsimile reprint edition of the original book published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1947.
    TB27392  $75.00




  • Raine, William MacLeod:  Famous Sheriffs & Western Outlaws.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929. First Edition, First printing. Very good in dark green cloth covered boards with orange text on the spine and front board. The front hinge is starting and the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is lightly rubbed. Without its issued dust jacket which is seldom seen. 294 pages of text. As stated in Ramon F. Adams' bibliography, Six-Guns and Saddle Leather, this title is "One of the author's earlier nonfiction books, and one in which he covers the subject fairly thoroughly. Like most books about outlaws, it contains some mistakes." (Six-Guns 1784)
    TB21436  $20.00



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    Ralph, Julian:  Our Great West.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893. First Edition, First printing. Very good in decorated light tan cloth covered boards with gilt and red decorations with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine with minor soiling to the spine and covers. Without a dust jacket. A very attractive, tight and clean copy. "A study of the Present Conditions and Future Possibilities of New Commonweaths and Capitals of the United States." 478 pages (with 4 page catalog following) of text, maps and 34 illustrations with a frontis by Frederic Remington.
    TB08038  $35.00



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    Richards, Benjamin B. (Editor):  California Gold Rush Merchant The Journal of Stephen Chapin Davis.  San Marino, Calif.: The Huntingon Library, 1956. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 brick red cloth and striped paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a paper dust jacket as issued, but protected by an acetate covering. Signed and inscribed to "my fishing buddy, Bill" by the author on the first free end page. 124 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a facsimile copy of a map of "the Gold Region of California" drawn by Robert H. Ellis in 1850.
    TB27751  $60.00



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    Rogers, Fred B.:  Soldiers Of The Overland.  San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1938. First limited edition by Grabhorn Press, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 tan buckram cloth with patterned paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine. Without a dust jacket. One of only 1,000 copies printed as noted on the limitation page at the rear of the text. The full title reads: "Soldiers Of The Overland Being some account of the services of General Patrick Edward Connor & his Volunteers in the Old West". 290 pages including an index, bibliography,chapter notes, text and illustrated with reproductions of early photographs, maps and with two, highly detailed, fold-out maps at the rear of the text. Ramon Adams in his bibliography Six-Guns and Saddle Leather states that the book contains "material on Joaquin Murieta and Three-Fingered Jack Garcia." (Six-Guns, 1888)
    TB20543  $125.00



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    Roosevelt, Theodore:  The Winning of the West.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. Alleghany Edition. All four volumes of this complete set are in very good+ condition in their original, full brown cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text on the spines and a gilt design of a teepee on the front boards and with the top edge of the text blocks gilt. Each is a small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 3/8 inches with rubbing, wear and short closed tear to the cloth at the heads and heels of the spines. None of the volumes have dust jackets. Wright Howes in his bibliography: U.S.Iana states that the Alleghany Edition is the best edition of this title of the many that were published. Volume I (From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi 1769-1776) contains 352 pages and is followed by a fold-out color map of the West During the Revolution. It is illustrated with a frontispiece and 25 plates. Volume II (From the Alleghaniees to the Mississippi 1777-1783) contains 427 pages including an index to volumes I and II which is followed by two fold-out color maps of The Colonies and The States. It is illustrated with a frontispiece and 24 plates. Volume III (The Founding of the Trans-Alleghany Commonwealths 1784-1790) contains 339 pages including an index which is followed by a fold-out map of the Western Land Claims At The Close of the Revolution. It is illustrated with a frontispiece and 24 plates. Volume IV (Louisiana and the Northwest 1791-1807) contains 363 pages including an index which is followed by a fold-out, color map Showing The First Explorations Of The Great West. It is illustrated with a frontispiece and 25 plates. The book plates printed on the front paste-downs is not completed by any prior owner. (Cole & Vail, A11.m.; Howes, R-433)
    TB32084  $1800.00



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    Roosevelt, Theodore:  Memories of the American Frontier.  n. p. (no city stated): Westvaco, 1977. Limited Edition, First printing. Fine in olive green buckram, cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, a gilt decorative device on the front board and printed end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; and, missing its paper covered slip case. Laid-in is a presentation slip from a Westvaco official with a prior owner's name typed on the slip. 187 pages of text. The WESTVACO Christmas release of 1977 which is the 20th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB28260  $35.00




  • Rose, Robert T.:  Advocates and Adversaries.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1977. First thus. Near fin in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations and a gilt top edge with a bump to the upper corner of the front board. The Lakeside Classic release of 1977. A never before published account of the activities of Robert R. Rose during the eight years he practiced law in Kenmmerer, Wyoming. 322 pages including an index followed by a listing of other titles previously published in this series.
    TB21082  $20.00



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    Ross, Alexander:  Alexander Ross The Fur Hunters Of The Far West.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1956). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in burnt orange cloth covered boards with a silver on black title block on the spine and silver colored design on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with tape repairs to the verso side and several short closed tears to the top edges of the spine area and front panel. The jacket is also showing extensive faint signs of foxing. The 20th volume in The American Exploration and Travel Series. 304 pages including an index. Illustrated with a number of black and white reproductions of earlier works of art. Edited by Kenneth A. Spaulding. A narrative of the years 1813 to 1825 in Alexander Ross' life as a fur trader while in the employ of the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company.
    TB27749  $50.00



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    Sandoz, Mari:  Cheyenne Autumn.  New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1953). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with yellow and light gray text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with printed end sheets. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area and in spots on the front panel. The fold-out map is tipped in at rear of book just before the index. It is in fine, undamaged condition. 282 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with the map noted above and two sections of plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30773  $125.00




  • Sandoz, Mari:  The Cattlemen.  New York: Hastings House, 1958. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price clipped from the front flap and with some flecking of the colors at the ends of the spine area but no chipping. The 6th volume in the American Procession Series. 527 pages including an index, bibliography, text and a section of photographs. (Adams-Herd 2004)
    TB16455  $52.50




  • Sandoz, Mari:  Son of the Gamblin' Man.  New York: Clarkson & Potter, (1960). First Edition, First printing. Fine in ivory colored linen covered boards with a hint of dust staining to the top edge. In a very near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with the spine area slightly faded. "A novel based on the lives of John Jackson Cozad and Robert Herri." 333 pages of text.
    TB13872  $35.00



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    Sargent, Shirley (Editor):  Seeking the Elephant, 1849 James Mason Hutchins' Journal of his Overland Trek to California.  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/4" with the ghost of a 4" by 1 3/4" label on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. One of only 750 copies printed of the first edition. The full title page reads: "Seeking the Elephant, 1849 James Mason Hutchins' Journal of his Overland Trek to California Including his Voyage to America, 1848 and Letters from the Mother Lode." 209 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and a photographic reproduction of Hutchings" first issue of California Magazine. This is the 12th volume in the American Trails Series by The Arthur H. Clark Company.
    TB26375  $65.00



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    Settle, Raymond W. and Mary Lund Settle (Editors):  Overland Days To Montana in 1865 .  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 inches with a prior owner's address label at the upper corner of the front paste down and with a narrow 2" long scratch to the cloth on the front board. Else fine. Without its issued, unprinted, plain, brown paper dust jacket. One of only 1,650 copies printed. 232 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrated with a number of black and white photographs and a fold-out map of the Overland Route to Montana. Subtitled: The Diary of Sarah Raymond and Journal of Dr. Waid Howard. This is the eighth volume in the American Trail Series by The Arthur H. Clark Company.
    TB24138  $32.00




  • Sharp, Paul F.:  Whoop-Up Country The Canadian-American West, 1865-1885.  Helena: Historical Society of Montana, 1955, 1960. First thus, second edition. Near fine in brick red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with a black illustration on the front board and illustrated end papers with a prior owner's name and address neatly written on the front free end paper. In a very good- dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area and light soiling to the panels. The author, a note historian, researched the extensive files of the Montana and Canadian archives to recreate the "Canadian-American romance" of twenty years which was instrumental in the building of the West. It is a story of "rare adventure and frenzied commerce" lead by "whiskey- traders, fur men, money-changers, merchant princes, bullwhackers, wolfers, buffalo robe-hunters, savageBalackfeet, sly Assinibonine and Gros Ventre, con-men and cattlemen...." 347 pages inclduing an index, chapter notes, text and with extensive illustrations by Charles M. Russell and with an introduction by Michael Kennedy. The first edition of the book was produced in 1955 by The University of Minnesota Press. This edition is the first illustrated edition.
    TB17553  $60.00



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    Siringo, Charles A.:  Riata and Spurs The Story of a Lifetime spent in the Saddle as Cowboy and Detective.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in brown cloth covered boards with dark brown text on the spine and front board. With rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a 1/3" and a 1" coffee (?) splatter on the front board and with a prior owner's name at the upper edge of the first free end paper. There is a separation after the fly title page making the binding a bit shaken; but, there are no missing or loose pages. Without its issued dust jacket. 276 pages of text and illustrated with 21 black and white photographs. This is the original first edition of the title with the pages regarding the Pinkerton Agency which were suppressed by court action in the year of publication. (6Guns 2030) Howes considers this printing to be "quite scarce". (Howes S517)
    TB19423  $125.00




  • Steiner, Stan:  The Waning of the West.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in tan paper covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with light wrinkling at the top of the spine area and a 1/16" fleck of the color on the front panel. Edited by Emily Skretny Drabanski and with a forward by John Nichols this book is a collection of essays by Steiner who died in 1987 while preparing the manuscript for this book.
    TB06244  $20.00



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    Stillman, J. D. B.:  Wanderings in the Southwest 1n 1855.  Spokane, Wash.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket. One of only 700 copies printed. 193 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Edited and with an introduction by Ron Tyler. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, a fold-out map near the rear of the text and reproductions of earlier works of art. The XXIII volume in the Western Frontiersmen Series. (Clark & Brunet 272)
    TB29497  $90.00



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    Stillman, J. D. B.:  The Gold Rush Letters of J. D. B. Stillman.  Palo Alto: Lewis Osborne, 1967. Limited Edtion, First printing. Fine in tan buckram cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with a gilt hand with a quill on the front board and with map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 7". In a fine, plain white dust jacket. Laid-in is the original prospectus for this puplicationl One of only 2,350 copies printed. (75) pages of text which are illustrated with line drawings and engravings and with an introduction by Kenneth Johnson. First published in San Francisco in part in 1877. (Wagner-Camp, 222; Graff, 1788)
    TB24969  $50.00



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    Tassin, Ray:  Stanley Vestal: Champion of the Old West.  Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Fine in pinkish cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". In a near fine dust jacket but with a price clipped jacket flap and lightly rubbed at the corners of the front panel. 299 pages with index and numerous black and white photos. The biography of Walter Stanley Campbell (better known as Stanley Vestal) who wrote 24 books on the old West.
    TB18464  $35.00




  • Thane, Eric:  The Majestic Land.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1950. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in blue cloth covered boards with mild spotting to the front board & dust staining to the top edge. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with light wear & creasing at the ends of the spine area and rubbed at the corners of the front panel. Sub-titled: Peaks, Parks & Prevarications fo the Rockies and Highlands of the Northwest. A book which focuses on the Rocky Mountain section of Montana.
    TB12031  $24.50



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    Trennert, Robert A., Jr.:  Indian Traders on the Middle Border The House of Ewing, 1827-54.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with the faint hint of a ghost of an old price sticker on the front panel. 271 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, text and illustrated with maps The Ewing brothers of Fort Wayne, Indiana were important Indian Traders of the so-called "Middle Border" area during the Jacksonian period of westward expansion and Indian relocation.
    TB24140  $15.00




  • Utley, Robert M.:  High Noon In Lincoln Violence on the Western Frontier.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987. First Edition (Book Club Edition). Near fine in 1/4 cream colored linen and paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with no clipped corners to the flaps but with light wear and rubbing with modest flecking of the colors at the ends of the spine area. Utley, one of today's most noted western historians, provides a thorough narrative history of the Lincoln Country War which spanned a two-year period of time in the 1870's of southeastern New Mexico. 265 pages including an index, text and illustrated with maps and photographs.
    TB17632  $17.50



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    Vestal, Stanley[W. S. Campbell]:  The Old Santa Fe Trail.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in blue-gray cloth covered boards with red text on the spine and red illustration of a Conestoga Wagon on the front board. A small octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with map end sheet with mild fading to the cloth at the extreme ends of the spine. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2 deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area with associated wear and rubbing and flecking of the colors at the base of the spine area and heavy rubbing to the fore corners of the front panel. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the verso of the first free end page. 304 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with 16 plates from black and white photographs.
    TB31382  $120.00



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    Vestal , Stanley[W. S. Campbell]:  Queen Of Cowtowns Dodge City "The Wickedest Little City in America" 1872-1886.  New York: Harper & Brothers, (1952). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 tan and light brown cloth covered boards with dark green text on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 5/8 inches with a minor bump to the top edge of the rear board. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 3 inch closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and light rubbing to the colors around the edges of the front panel. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the front paste down. 282 pages including an acknowledgments, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a section of seven images from black and white photographs.
    TB31395  $175.00



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    Vestal , Stanley[W. S. Campbell]:  Joe Meek The Merry Mountain Man.  Caldwell, Idaho: The Caston Printers, Ltc., 1952. First Edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with bold silver colored text on the spine and the outline of a beaver on the front board. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/3" deep chip from the upper edge of the spine area, shallow chipping at the base of the spine area, heavy wear to the folds and several tape repairs to the recto of the jacket on the rear panel and numerous tape repairs on the verso of the jacket.. Signed by the author using both his real name (W. S. Campbell) and his nom de plume on the fly title page. 336 pages including a bibliography and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB29862  $150.00



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    Vestal , Stanley[W. S. Campbell]:  'Dobe Walls.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in dark tan cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine and blue text and decorations on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with map end sheet with what appears to be an oil stain in the lower fore margins from pages 83 through 140. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the front paste down. 314 pages of text. A book of western historical fiction which focuses on Bent's Fort and the surrounding area.
    TB31381  $100.00



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    Vestal , Stanley[W. S. Campbell]:  Kit Carson The Happy Warrior of the Old West.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, c1928. Reprint. Near fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and an oval emblem stamped on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 5/8 inches. In a very good, unclipped (no price) dust jacket 1/4 inch deep chips from the ends of the spine area and heavy rubbing and wear to the fold to t he front flap. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the front paste down. 297 pages of text.
    TB31391  $100.00



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    Vestal , Stanley[W. S. Campbell]:  Revolt On The Border.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Very good in red-brown cloth covered boards with bleack text and designs on the spine and red on a black background on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches with light soiling to the ends of the text block and with the spine slightly slanted. A prior owner has pasted the printed text from the flaps of the dust jacket to the front free end page and the fly title page. This may have been an ex-library copy as there is evidence of a removed label on the front paste down and the number "9072" written at the bottom of page 27. There are also three spots on the first free end page which show white-out used to obliterate ink writing. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the title page. 297 pages of text.
    TB31392  $100.00




  • Viola, Herman J.:  Exploring the West.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. 256 pages with index and acknoledgements with text, and hundreds of pictures, photographs, maps and prints of paintings.
    TB06936  $17.50



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    [Washington Irving]:  The Crayon Miscellany No. 1 Containing A Tour On The Prairies; The Crayon Miscellany No. 2 Containing Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey and The Crayon Miscellany No. 3 Containing Legends of the Conquest of Spain (3 volumes).  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1835. All First Editions . All three volumes are in the publisher's original dark green cloth covered boards with the original, paper labels on the spines of No. 1 and No. 2. and with a meticulously accurate reproduction of the paper label on the spine of No. 3. All three are 12mos measuring 7" by 4 1/4" and are all in very good or better condition. No. 1 is a first edition, first state with the sheets bulking to 9/16" without the ads with the synopsis on page 247 showing: "binger of dawn" and the paper spine label is identified as "Label A" and, the catalog (ads at the rear) is identified as "Catalog A" per BAL 10140. It is in very good condition and contains 274 pages followed by a blank leaf and then by 24 pages of ads by the publisher. There is some scuffing to the boards and there is an early prior owner's name written in both ink and pencil on the first free end page. (The penciled signature is followed by a date of "1835". ) The corners of the boards are turned inward and there are spots of foxing throughout. Only 5,000 copies of the first printing were produced making this title fairly uncommon. This was Irving's first book written entirely in the US following his seventeen year stay in Europe. He was worried that Tour of the Prairies was too simple and not strong enough to stand on its own as a book. In January of 1835 he hit upon the idea of publishing it as the first volume in a multi-volume series he would call The Crayon Miscellany. (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original) In this volume he added an opening announcement (billed as an "Advertisement") with the following statement: "The 'Crayon Miscellany' will appear in the numbers, from time to time, as circumstances may permit' and will contain scenes and sketches of life in America and Europe; together with such other themes, both real and imaginary, as may present themselves to the mind of the Author." No. 2 is a first edition in very good+ condition in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with the original paper label on the spine with a minor, narrow abrasion approximately 1/2" long. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4 1/4" deep with an early (1898) prior owner's name written in ink on the second free end page. 230 pages of text followed by a blank leaf and 36 pages of ads from the publisher and one final blank leaf and the free end sheet. No. 2, was published six weeks after No. 1, on May 30, 1835. Reportedly, only 5,000 copies were printed. The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) It was well received by an adoring American public even winning fond praise from Edgar Allan Poe. No. 3 is also a first edition in very good condition with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and tape marks on the first free end page and with moderate foxing throughout the preliminaries, ads and end sheets as well as light soiling to the rear board. It contains 276 pages followed by eight pages of ads from the publisher. Per BAL 10144 this copy conforms to "Setting A". Like the previous two volumes, the first printing of this title was limited to 5,000 copies. This is the third and final volume in The Crayon Miscellany. A handsome and complete collection of Irving's Crayon Miscellany. (BAL 10140, 10142 & 10144; Langerfeld/Blackburn p. 33)
    TB25992  $800.00



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    Webb, Walter Prescott:  The Texas Rangers A Century of Frontier Defense.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935. First Limited Edition. An ex-library copy in near fine condition in 1/4, light brown morocco leather with tan covered boards with a dark blue leather title label stamped with gilt text on the spine. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/4 inches with very light rubbing to the leather at the head of the spine. The book plate of Jean Hersholt is on the front paste down. (Hersholt was an early Hollywood star his most famous role being in the 1937 film version of Heidi.) The title page is stamped with a library name at the lower margin and the dedication page shows a five digit number and there is the ghost of something removed from the rear paste down. Those are the only library marks in this copy. It does not have a dust jacket as issued; however, it is contained within a new replacement, black. cloth covered slipcase with the original, printed paper title label laid down on its spine with the handwritten number "30". This is one of the 205 signed by the author and numbered limited edition copies. This copy is identified as number 30 on the limitation page. 583 numbered pages including an index, text and illustrated from drawings by Lonnie Rees and with images from black and white photographs. First trade editions of this title in collectible condition are considered quite scarce. Signed, limited editions even more so. Ramon F. Adams in his bibliography Six-Guns and Saddle Leather referred to this title as: "The most thorough work to date on the Rangers." (Adams, 6-Guns 2333, Howes, W195) Laid-in at the front of the book is a book review from the New York Herald Tribune written by Henry Steele Commager.
    TB32210  $1700.00




  • West, Ray B., Jr.:  The Rocky Mountain Reader.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1946. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ with the end papers beginning to show foxing at the glue points to the binding. In a very good dust jacket with small narrow chipping to the spine ends and light rubbing to the folds to the flaps. A collection of 38 short stories, poems, essays and book excerpts regarding the American West by such authors as Vardis Fisher, DeVoto, Stegner and Edwin Corle.
    TB08169  $22.40




  • Weston, Jack:  The Real American Cowboy.  New York: Schocken Books, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. A thorough examination of the western cowboy, the myths and the realities. 267 pages containing chapter notes, text and with photographs through-out.
    TB11985  $17.50



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    White, David A.:  News of the Plains and Rockies, 1803-1865 plus Plains and Rockies 1800-1865; One hundred twenty proposed additions to the Wagner-Camp and Becker bibliography of Western Americana A Supplemental Volume.  Spokane, Wash.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 2001. . All five volumes of the News of the Plains and Rockies, 1803-1865 are in fine condition in tan cloth covered boards with gilt on red title blocks on the spines and front boards. All five volumes remain contained within their original shrink wrapped covers. The bibliographic supplement is also in fine condition in dark red cloth covered board with gilt text on the spine and front cover. Without dust jackets as issued. (Clark/Brunet, 302)
    TB31116  $150.00



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    Willard, John:  The CMR Book.  Seattle: Superior Publishing, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in simulated leather covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A folio measuring 14" x 10". With a forward by Mike Mansfield. 64 pages containing text, and sketches by Russell and many of his paintings.
    TB21304  $60.00




  • Willimas, Brad:  The Myserious West.  Cleveland: The World Pub. Co., 1967. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap, light fading of the spine area and worn at the corners & panel edges. Co-authored with Choral Pepper. A book which exposes a number of little known stories and mysteries of the American West.
    TB08043  $14.00




  • Wister:  When West Was West.  New York: Macmillan Company, 1928. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spne and with a stamped ruled border around the edge of the front board and with a blind embossed title on the front board with only a hint of wear to the heel of the spine. In a very good- dust jacket with the orginial price intact on the front flap but with a 1/4" square chip from the middle of the spine area and a number of closed tears around the edges of the spine area and the panels. 449 pages of text.
    TB15829  $105.00




  • Wood, Stanley:  Over The Range To The Golden Gate A Complete Tourist's Guide To Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Calfiornia, Oregon, Puget Sound And The Great North-West.  Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 1889. First Edition. Good in its original dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and black rules on the spine and gilt text and a black illustration on the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/16 by 6 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the clot at the tips of the boards is worn through and the front and rear hinges are cracked with repairs to the first free end page to reattach it to its stub with archival tape. That page is considerably worn and chipped around its edges. An early prior owner has included a penciled note on the rear paste down indicating "In Chicago Monday September 11th, 1899" 351 pages including an index, a list of illustrations, a contents page (at the rear), 28 pages of ads and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and throughout with steel engravings.
    TB30198  $20.00



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    Yeslah, M. D. [Mina Deane Halsey]:  A Tenderfoot In Southern California.  New York: Self published, 1908. Limited First Edition. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board with the cloth at the lower tips of the boards worn through and rubbing to the joints. Without a dust jacket. Signed by the author (probably with an auto-pen) and this copy is identified as number 7,459. 150 pages of text with line art illustrations. A tourist's impressions of southern California and in particular Los Angeles.
    TB21022  $30.00






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