Western Americana
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Illustration from The Wilderness Hunter, 1893

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  • Click on Image to expandA Fur Trader [Ogden, Peter Skeene ]:  Traits Of American Indian Life & Character.  San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and light brown paper covered boards with printed paper labels on the spine and on the front board. A quarto of 11 1/4 by 7 5/8 inches with the paper worn through at the upper fore edge of the front board and with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with mild wear to the paper label on the front board One of only 500 copies printed. 107 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and five plates. (Howes, F-139)
    TB30686  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandAbbey, 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



  • Click on Image to expandAbbey, 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



  • Click on Image to expandAmbrose, Stephen E.:  Nothing Like It in the World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and with map end sheets. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 431 pages including an index, chapter notes, text and illustrated with maps and a large section of black and white photographs.
    TB23316  $25.00



  • An Eye Witness:  The Dalton Brothers and Their Astonding Career of Crime.  New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., 1954. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver and green colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board with decorated end papers. In a very good+ dust jacket rubbed at corners but otherwise in very nice condition with the price intact on the front flap. An eyewitness account of the careers of the Daltons with an introduction by Burton Rascoe. The identity of the author has never been determined. 251 pages of text with illustrations. A republication of the original edtion produced by Laird & Lee of Chicago in 1892.
    TB03525  $20.00



  • 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



  • Barker, Eugene C.:  The Life of Stephen F. Austin Founder of Texas, 1793-1836.  Nashville: Cokesbury Press, 1925. De luxe Signed Limited Edition. Very good+ in 3/4 vellum and paper covered boards with a green leather spine label with moderate wear at the head and heel of the spine. Signed by the author on the third free end paper and numbered 127 ouf ot only 250 special edition copies printed. The author has also signed and warmly inscribed the book to John Wilson Townsend on the first free end paper. 549 pages including an index with two fold-out maps and 6 illustrations with many pages uncut. (Howes B137) A highly regarded biography.
    TB14227  $275.00



  • 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



  • Bidwell, John:  A Journey to California, 1841 The first emigrant party to California by wagon train.  Berkeley, Calif.: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1964. . Fine in calico cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 1/4" by 7". Without a dust jacket. 55 pages followed by 32 page facsimile of Bidwell's original journal. That is followed by a fold-out map of the western United States showing the Bartleson-Bidwell Party route to California. "Number 12 in the series of keepsakes issued by The Friends Of The Bancroft Library for its members." Of special note: most of the pages in this copy remain uncut.
    TB26971  $50.00



  • Bloss, Roy S.:  Pony Express: The Great Gamble.  Berkeley: Howell-North, 1959. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with a narrow 3 inch stain on the front edge of the spine which does not effect text in gray cloth covered boards. In a very good dust jacket but price clipped and the basically white jacket is soiled & lightly worn at the upper edge. 159 pages with index and a fold-out map and numerous copies of engraving and period photographs.
    TB06772  $31.50



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expandCarver, Jonathan:  Three Years Travels Through The Interior Parts of North America.  Boston: David West, 1794. Third American Edition. Recently rebound in full black leather with five raised bands on the spine and with a gilt stamped, red leather spine label. A 16mo measuring 6 11/16 by 3 3/4 inches with repaired title page and general tanning of the pages. 282 of text. Printed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire by Charles Peirce for David West the publisher. This title was first issued in London in 1778. It was not published in the United States until 1784 in Philadelphia with a second edition published in that city in 1789 which edition was reprinted in 1792. We therefore infer this to be a third American edition. (Lee's A Bibliography of Carver's Travels) According to Howes: "Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution." Although an American (by birth) Carver was not able to get the manuscript of his trip (1766-1768) published in this country. He went to London where it was published. (DAB) The popularity of his book lead to many translations, editions and printings in several countries. (Howes, C-215; Evans, 26745; Sabin, 11185; Lee, p165 to 169; DAB, v II, p552)
    TB28799  $450.00



  • Click on Image to expandCastaneda, Pedro, and Francisco Vazquez de Coronado:  The Journey Of Francisco Vazquez De Coronado 1540-1542.  San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. First Edition. Very near fine in light green cloth covered boards with orange text on the spine. A quarto of 11 by 7 1/2 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with seven small dots of white paint at the lower quarter of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 550 copies printed. 134 pages of text printed in red and black followed by eleven pages of notes. Illustrated with line drawings by Arvilla Parker. With an introduction by Frederick Webb Hodge. (Howes, W-571)
    TB30687  $55.00



  • Click on Image to expandChaput, 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



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesChenery, Winthrop W.:  Holstein Herd Book: Containing A Record Of the Holstein Cattle in the United States Also, A Sketch Of The Holstein Race Of Cattle.  Boston: The Association of Breeders of Thoroughbred Holstein Cattle, 1872. . Very good with a recently rebacked spine preserving the original gilt text. Bound in a dark brown, finely pebbled cloth covered boards with blind embossed borders at the edges of both boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2 by 6 inches with the cloth worn at the tips of the boards, the corner of the front board was broken and repaired at some point in the past. The upper corner of the title page has been removed evidently to extract a prior owner's name and the first free end page has been roughly ripped away leaving only a ragged edge near the hinge. 71 pages including an index of the names of cattle and owners. Illustrated with six plates of cattle with tissue guards covering each engraving. Pages 53 and 54 contain marginal notations in black ink by a former owner with dates concerning specific cattle. This was the first volume sponsored by the Holstein Breeders Association to record the pedigree of those cattle imported from North Holland into the United States.
    TB29053  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandCooper, 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



  • Click on Image to expandCuster, Elizabeth B.:  Boot and Saddles Or Life In Dakota with General Custer.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1885. First Edition, Second Issue. Very good in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board to include a rising sun in gilt over black distant mountains which design wraps around to the spine. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 5 inches with wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with the cloth worn through at the lower tips of the boards and with a dampness stain to the outside of the rear board which never migrated to the interior of the board or the text block. 312 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Custer and a single page map of Montana and Dakota territories. According to Howes, the second issue added the portrait of Custer and the small one page map. A clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. (Howes, C-980; Graff, 960)
    TB30709  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandDavidson, 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  $40.00



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expandDippie, 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



  • Doig, Ivan:  Ride with Me, Mariah Montana.  New York: Atheneum, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a very near fine dust jacket , minor wrinkling at top of face. The third in a trilogy of a familiy's life in Montana.
    TB01775  $17.50



  • Doig:  Heart Earth.  New York: Atheneum, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. With Heart Earth Ivan Doig continues his memoir of This House of Sky tracing his family's move from Arizona to Montana.
    TB01710  $8.40



  • Click on Image to expandDrury, Clifford Merrill:  William Anderson Scott No Ordinary Man.  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 9 3/16 by 6 inches with the author's address stickers at the lower edge of the title page. In a very good+, unclipped printed dust jacket with 1/8" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area. One of 2,526 copies printed. This copy is signed by the author with an inscription to one of his students and dated "17 Nov. 1969". 352 pages including an index, bibliography, appendix and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Scott and reproductions of earlier works of art and black and white photographs. (Clark & Brunet, 81)
    TB29500  $75.00



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expandFord, 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



  • Click on Image to expandGarland, 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



  • Click on Image to expandGeiger, 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



  • Click on Image to expandGrant, W. J.:  The Road To Oregon A Chronicle of the Great Emigrant Trail.  London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1929. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine and on the front board and with illustrated end papers. In a good+ dust jacket with the original $5.00 price intact on the front flap but with 1/2" deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, several 1/2" deep chips at the upper edge of the rear panel and heavy rubbing at the folds with some separation. 274 pages including an index, chapter notes, an appendix, text and illustrated with 32 photographs, many of which are of contemporary art work, and a map.
    TB16392  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandHardorff, 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



  • Click on Image to expandHeclawa [Abraham Lincoln Himmelwright]:  In The Heart Of The Bitter-Root Mountains The Story Of The Carlin Hunting Party September-December, 1893.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. First Edition. Very good+ in light green buckram cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with very light rubbing to the cloth at the ends of the spine and foxing to the end sheets. Without a dust jacket. Written in pencil on the title page beneath the pseudonym Heclawa the following inscription appears: "From the author, A. Lincoln Himmelwright" The upper edge of the title page bears the name of a previous owner in pencil. Also of interest, facing page 172 is a photograph titled "The Return to Kendrick" of six horsemen surrounded by many men standing in front of a building. Someone has drawn in pencil an arrow connected to one of the horsemen to the author's name also written in pencil. Given how obscure the faces of anyone are in this photograph it would have been the author or someone with first hand knowledge to make this identification. 259 pages of text and appendices followed by a fold-out map of the "Clearwater Basin and adjoining Territory" of what is now Idaho and western Montana. Illustrated with a frontispiece, eleven engravings, eleven photographs and one line drawing. The author published this book using a pseudonym due to the controversy surrounding the discovery of this lost hunting party for leaving their cook, George Colegate, behind unable to walk and thinking he was close to death. The cook's body was located year later six miles from where he had been left to die.
    TB28062  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandHenning, W. F.:  Law Relating to County Government in California.  Los Angeles: Chas. W. Palm Co., 1897. First Edition, First printing. Very good in tan leather covered boards wtih gilt on red and black leather labels on the spine. The leather is rubbed and worn at the head of the spine and the lower edges of the boards with prior owner's names on the front end paper and on the front free end paper. A thick 24mo measuring 6" by 4". 712 pages of text including an index
    TB17399  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandHoig, 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



  • Click on Image to expandHooker, 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



  • Click on Image to expandHunt, 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



  • Jackson, Donald Dale:  Gold Dust.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Near fine. In a very good+ but price clipped dust jacket with the ends of the spine area worn but without any chipping. The story of the Forty-Niners and their quest for gold in California.
    TB03573  $14.00



  • 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



  • Jochum, Helen Parker:  Alaskan Journey.  no city stated: Self Published, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with white text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author provides an historical account of her father's venture to Alaska during the gold rush of 1899 to assist in the development of a bank to safeguard the gold found by the miners. 153 pages including a bibliography, text, reproductions of contemporary photographs & illustrations by Janet K. Monteith.
    TB13511  $45.50



  • Johnson, Dorothy M.:  The Bloody Bozeman.  New York: McGraw-Hill Book, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in black cloth covered boards but with a prior owner's name stamped on the front end paper & tape stains to both end papers. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact but with tape stains at the flap ends where they were once taped to the end papers of the book. The tenth volume in The American Trails series which covers the "perilous trail to Montana's Gold." 306 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB01441  $24.50



  • Click on Image to expandJohnston, Terry C.:  Terry C. Johnston's 1999 WinterSong.  Billings, Mont.: Self-published, 1999. . Near fine in illustrated paper wraps with a stapled binding. Without a dust jacket as issued. This issue is made up of: Tom Bullhead, Interview with a Lakota Visionary; Reflections on the Northern Plains Tour; The Journey of a Lifetime to the Northern Plains; 1999 Reader Survey; John Musick Crosses the Last Divide; New Perspectives Northern Plains Tour - July, 1998; Why-Oh, Why-Do The Years Keep Getting Shorter?; 72 pages (including the front and rear covers) illustrated with black and white photographs and color prints on the last leaf.
    TB22337  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandJohnston, Terry C.:  Terry C. Johnston's 1997 WinterSong.  Billings, Mont.: Self-published, 1997. . Near fine in illustrated paper wraps with a stapled binding. Without a dust jacket as issued. This issue is made up of: Steve Emery: The Making of a Warrior; Riding the Northern Plains with Terry C. Johnston by Tom Godman; Half-A-Century Behind Me: My Last Yeas as a Whippersnapper; Winter Of The Lakota; Riding Into The Great Sioux War With Terry C. Johnston; Terry C. Johnston's West The Southern Plains October 12 - 19, 1996 by Dean Threadgill; and, At The End of the Oregon Trail A Week's Tour with Bantam Rep Tom Franzel. 108 pages (including the front and rear covers) illustrated with blue and white photographs.
    TB22473  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandJohnston, Terry C.:  Terry C. Johnston's 1998 WinterSong.  Billings, Mont.: Self-published, 1998. . Fine in illustrated paper wraps with a stapled binding. Without a dust jacket as issued. This issue is made up of: Steve Alexander: A Life Spent in the Boots of George Armstrong Custer; Ride The Moon Down; A Journey To the Heart of the Great Sioux War; The Healing Power of the Broken Hoop; Marching into the Indian Wars - A Tour of the Northern Plains; Stan's Dream Vacation; The Year Ends With A Sigh of Relief!; Forthcoming Tours; 1998 Northern Plains Tour; 1998 Central Plains Tour; In Memory of Paul Gordon and Fed Werner; and, Ashes of Heaven. 76 pages (including the front and rear covers) illustrated with black and white photographs and color prints on the front and last leaves.
    TB24766  $40.00



  • Judd, Laura Fish:  Honolulu.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1966. First thus. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and front board. The top edge of the text block is in gilt. The upper fore edge of the text block shows very minor spotting from foxing. The Lakeside Classic issued in 1966. The book remains surrounded by its original glassine protector and lays within its original shipping box. Laid-in is a compliments of the season card from Gaylord Donnelley of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company. The author and her husband, Dr. Gerrit Parmele Judd, first arrived in Hawaii in 1828 to serve as missionaries. Both were quite involved in life on the Islands and this narrative provides revealing information of life at that time. 375 pages including an index followed by several pages which list previous titles published in the Lakeside Classic series.
    TB25511  $20.00



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expandKaramanski, 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



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expandKhlebnikov, Kyrill Timofeevish:  Colonial Russian America Kyrill T. Khlebnikov's Reports 1817-1832.  Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society, 1976. Second printing of 1982. Fine in brick red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. With an introduction and notes by Basil Dmytryshyn and E. A. P. Crownhart-Vaughan 158 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices all followed by a one page map. Illustrated with maps and from earlier works of art.
    TB30707  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandKime, 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



  • Click on Image to expandLangford, 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



  • Lee, W. Storres:  California Deserts.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1963. First Edition, First printing. Very good in light blue cloth covered boards which are faded around the edges and on the spine and with a single 1/2" tape mark on the front end paper. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped front flap with light wear and rubbing to the spine area which is also slightly faded. 306 pages with an index, text and illustrations by Edward Sanborn. The author provides a "definitive biography" of the California deserts complete with its history folklore and personal drama.
    TB15471  $24.50



  • 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



  • Lewis, Oscar:  Here Lived the Californians.  New York: Rinehart & Company, 1957. First Edition, First printing. Fine in yellow cloth covered boards with red and grey text stamping on the spine. In a very good dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap, a long crease down the front panel near the fold to the flap and rubbed and worn at the spine ends. A textual and photographic tribute to the architecture of the state of California.
    TB07088  $24.50



  • Click on Image to expandLewis, 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



  • Click on Image to expandLienhard, 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



  • Click on Image to expandMajors, Alexander:  Seventy Years On The Frontier.  Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Company, Publishers, 1893. First Edition. Very good+ in dark blue cloth over beveled boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board with a gilt image of a rider on a horse on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 1/8 inches with the top edge of the text block gilt. The color at the head and heel of the spine is worn from the cloth as it is at the tips of the boards. There is an early gift inscription on the inside edge of the second free end page. The hinges and joints are tight and strong. 325 pages followed by three pages of publisher's ads. The sub-title of the book reads: "Alexander Majors' Memoirs Of A Lifetime on the Border With A Preface by "Buffalo Bill" ((General W. F. Cody). The book was edited by Colonel Prentiss Ingraham. Illustrated with a frontispiece of the author and William F. Cody and 15 plates. Majors was a freighter moving goods by wagon between Independence and Sante Fe between 1848-1855. He then teamed up with two partners to create a famous partnership of Russell, Majors & Waddell. He was one of the original promoters of the Pony Express. (DAB) (Howes, M232; Graff. 2664; Rader, 2334; Rittenhouse, 394)
    TB30342  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expandMarcy, 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



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expandMcCreight, 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



  • Click on Image to expandMcDermott, John Francis (Editor):  Before Mark Twain A Sampler of Old, Old Times on the Mississippi.  Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, (1968). First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 white buckram cloth and printed paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine with map endsheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6". In a very near fine price clipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the corners of the spine area. 298 pages including an index. A collection of 37 "diaries, travel accounts and reminiscences of voyages through the wilderness in which men detailed the adventures of their youth" and which help to document the settlement of the western plains following the close of the American Revolution. (Quotation from the editor's introduction.) One of the volumes in the publisher's series Travels On The Western Waters.
    TB24285  $30.00



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expandMeacham, 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  $500.00



  • Monaghan, Jay:  The Book of the American West.  New York: Julian Messner, Inc., 1963. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated heavy cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket due to dampness wrinkling to the front panel, otherwise in near fine condition. 608 pages with index, text, photographs, written music, and wood block illustrations.
    TB09401  $21.00



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expandMorgan, 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



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expandMuir, John:  The Cruise of the Corwin.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. First Edition, Large Paper Edition. Very near fine in 1/4 green cloth and light green paper covered boards with a gilt stamped red leather title block on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 1/4 inches with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine which is slightly tanned. One of only 550 large paper edition copies printed. This copy is identified as number 147 on the limitation page. 279 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and all 26 plates as called for. (Kimes, 347)
    TB28829  $325.00



  • Click on Image to expandMuir, John:  A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916. First Edition, Large Paper Edition. Near fine in 1/4 green cloth and light green paper covered boards with a gilt stamped dark green leather title block on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 1/4 inches with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine which is slightly tanned and some loss of the background color to the leather label. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 550 large paper edition copies printed. This copy is identified as number 510 on the limitation page. 220 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and all 17 plates as called for. The frontispiece is a watercolor by Amelia M. Watson of A Florida Sunset, and protected by a printed tissue guard. With an introduction by William Frederick Bade. In 1867 John Muir at the age off 28, resolved to follow his life-long passion of botany and set it in motion to travel, mostly by foot, to Florida from Indianapolis. (Kimes, 339)
    TB28988  $325.00



  • 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



  • Myers, John Myers:  The Deaths of the Bravos.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a very near fine dust jacket spine ends lightly worn, else fine. A comprehensive examination of the men who lead in the settlement of the west.
    TB02671  $14.00



  • Nevins, Allan:  Freemont Pathmaker Of The West.  New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1955. New Edition of 1955. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with map end papers. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area, the corners of the panels and rubbed at the folds. The author originally published this biography of John Charles Fremont in 1939 which has been brought up to date with this new edition. 689 pages including an index, text and illustrated with maps and reproductions of contemporary art, photographs and caricatures of the period.
    TB16971  $21.00



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expand[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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