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Cowboy Arithmetic as an Investment
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Cowboy Arithmetic as an Investment

by Oppenheimer, (Col) Harold L.

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Danville, Ill.(1968): The Interstate Printers. Octavo. Second Edition, 5th printing. 226 pages, index, illustrated. Farm Quarterly wrote: "he is an authority on cattle investments. His chapters ....on aspect of the business using government land, tax aspects, ranching as a business, market prices, etc." A book sought after for the philosophy of economics which often seem to be weighed against… Read more about this item
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The Lives and Work of Wright and Zoe Howes and the Story of U.S.IANA
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The Lives and Work of Wright and Zoe Howes and the Story of U.S.IANA

by Blew, John

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Chicago: Published By the Author, 2019. Limited Edition. Quarto. 2nd edition. 316 pages, index, illustrated with photographic images. Originally, published for family and friends of John Blew. Clarence Wolf of George S. MacManus Books suggested this should be reprinted, now in a limited edition of 150 copies. This remarkable history of one of the great Americanist of the 20th… Read more about this item
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Warriors of the Colorado; the Yuma of the Quenchan Nation and Their Neighbors
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Warriors of the Colorado; the Yuma of the Quenchan Nation and Their Neighbors

by Forbes, Jack D.

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Norman; (1965): University of Oklahoma Press. First Edition. Octavo. 378 pages, index. In July, 1781, the Quechan Indians wiped out two small Spanish settlements that had been established among them a few months earlier. The Fransican friars Francisco Garces, Juan Diaz, Matias Moreno, and Juan Barreneche were killed, as were most of the Spanish soldiers and colonists. In retelling… Read more about this item
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Photographs of Arizona Mary Leading a Sixteen-yoke Ox Team in Arizona, Ca. 1890 With Two Others Not Identified
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Photographs of Arizona Mary Leading a Sixteen-yoke Ox Team in Arizona, Ca. 1890 With Two Others Not Identified

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Approx. 8" x 10" Arizona Mary was the only woman engaged in ox teaming at the time. She can be seen in the foreground at the right. The 8" x 10" photographs are uncommon. The original glass negatives are at the University of Southern California, C.C. Pierce (1861-1946) took the original images. While he is best known for his… Read more about this item
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Photograph "Cattle Round up" Texas

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Circa 189-?. a Very nice 10 x 8 1/2" photograph with cowboys leading herd. The landscape is unidentified but is like several Texas examples at the National Cowboy and Western Museum. The rounded W brand is difficult to identify since there have been over 20,000 cattle brands in the state. In very good condition with a piece torn away… Read more about this item
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Cowboy Life (souvenir album)
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Cowboy Life (souvenir album)

by Chisholm Brothers

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Portland, Maine, Nd(ca.1885): Chisholm Brothers. First Edition. 5" x 6" Publisher's embossed red cloth binding with a gilt title "Cowboy Life" with image of cowboy on front cover. The last 3 leaves are detached but all 22 images are present. They include sepia photographs: Cowboy, Pitching Bronco, Hitting the Breeze, Roping a Steer to Inspect Brand, Branding on the… Read more about this item
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Edward Fitzgerald Beale; a Pioneer in the Path of Empire,, 1822-1903
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Edward Fitzgerald Beale; a Pioneer in the Path of Empire,, 1822-1903

by Bonsal, Stephen

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. First Edition. Octavo. Portrait frontispiece, xii, 312 pages, index and with 17 other Illustrations. Besides being a naval officer and military general, he became the superintendent of Indian affairs. He was a friend of Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill Cody, and U.S Grant. He achieved national fame in 1848 in carrying to the east… Read more about this item
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Stephen Watts Kearny, Soldier of the West
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Stephen Watts Kearny, Soldier of the West

by Clarke, Dwight L.

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Norman: (1961): University of Oklahoma Press. First Edition. Octavo. First printing, inscribed by the author to a "fellow Zamoranan". 448pp., with a 3 page photographic folder tipped in before the second half-title with a picture of the author and signed below his photograph and with photographs of the Stokes Ranch House and the Thomas O. Larkin House. Kearny served… Read more about this item
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The Southwestern Journals of Adolph Bandelier, 1880-1888 (4 Volumes set)
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The Southwestern Journals of Adolph Bandelier, 1880-1888 (4 Volumes set)

by Bandelier, Adolf (ed. Charles H. Lange and Carroll L. Riley

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Albuqueque; (1966, 1970, 1977 and 1984): University of New Mexico Press. First Editions. Octavo. In 4 volumes: V. I: 462 pp., 528 pp., V. 3: 702pp., and V. 4: 785pp. and signed by editor Charles H. Lange. illustrated with photographs, maps and numerous drawings by Adolph Bandelier. This work is comprised of a day-to-day field notebook, as well as… Read more about this item
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The Louisiana Purchase: a Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia
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The Louisiana Purchase: a Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia

by Rodriguez, Junius P., Editor

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Santa Barbara; (2002): ABC-Clio. Quarto. Later printing. 512 pages. index. This major work brings together the work of over 100 experts covering historical figures, relevant legal and historical concepts, states that formed in the new territory, frontier outposts, and the Native Americans uprooted by expansion westward. The book examines every aspect and consequence of Thomas Jefferson's momentous transaction: the… Read more about this item
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Jesse James' Mysterious Foe, or, the Pursuit of the Man in Black
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Jesse James' Mysterious Foe, or, the Pursuit of the Man in Black

by Ward, William

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Cleveland: The Arthur Westbrook Co, 1910. Small Octavo. 175 pages. One of the more uncommon of the series. A very nice copy. Typical of the era, the last 17 pages have bound in remnants of another story [usually to fit the typical printing standard rather than to tempt the reader to get the complete copy]. This story begins in… Read more about this item
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Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey
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Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey

by Emory, William H.

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Austin; (1987): Texas State Historical Association. Quarto. 3 volume reprint of the 2 volume set. Illustrated in color and in black and white like the original. Emory was primarily responsible for the cartography and his map is essential in determining the Gadsen Purchase. Volume I begins with his Personal account, then describes Lower Rio Bravo. From mouth of Devil's… Read more about this item
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Montana: a Paper Trail
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Montana: a Paper Trail

by Minckler, Thomas E.

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Helena MT: Montana Historical Society Press, 2023. Thomas Minckler has dedicated his life to collecting artifacts connected to Montana and northern Plains history. Follow his "paper trail" of letters, documents, vintage photographs, rare books, paintings, and ephemera that bring to life our fascinating past"- The wide-ranging collection includes the sole image of James Kipp (1788-1880), the iconic builder of… Read more about this item
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The West of Ross Santee with Original Essays By Carl S. Dentzel; J. Frank Dobie, J.C. Dykes; W.H. Hutchinson; Jonreed Lauritzen
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The West of Ross Santee with Original Essays By Carl S. Dentzel; J. Frank Dobie, J.C. Dykes; W.H. Hutchinson; Jonreed Lauritzen

by Reynolds, J.E., Editor

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Van Nuys, California: J.E. Reynolds, Bookseller, 1961. Octavo. J.E.Reynolds tells of his meeting with Ross Santee in Tucson. A very delightful tale as he asks Santee's permission to devote a catalog to him and he received a seven-page typed letter. After his study in the Chicago Art Institute, he spent a year in New York with no money, happily… Read more about this item
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Early Yuma; a Graphic History of Life on the American Nile
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Early Yuma; a Graphic History of Life on the American Nile

by Crowe, Rosalie and Sideny B. Brinckerhoff

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(Flagstaff, Arizona; 1976)): Northland Press. First Edition. Octavo. Frontispiece, 135 pages. Signed by both authors. Yuma is known as a hot desert town at the junction of the Gila and Colorado Rivers, which is also the conjunction of Arizona, California, and Mexico. As can be imagined, it had a lurid frontier history, with Indians, soldiers, missionaries, boundary surveyors, gold-seekers,… Read more about this item
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Four Days With Custer (inscribed by the author)
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Four Days With Custer (inscribed by the author)

by Weibert, Don

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(PRE-VUE Publications, Billings, Montana, 1985). First Edition. Octavo. First printing. 74 pages. Inscribed by the author. Illustrated. Don Weibert who with his father were Montana ranchers and whose property adjoined the Little Big Horn area did a re-ride of the 120-mile march made by the Seventh Cavalry to the Little Big Horn. The book tells the tale of the… Read more about this item
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Victorio and the Mimbres Apaches (signed, Best Wishes, Dan L. Thrapp)
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Victorio and the Mimbres Apaches (signed, Best Wishes, Dan L. Thrapp)

by Thrapp, Dan L.

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Norman; (1974): University of Oklahoma Press. First Edition. Octavo. 391p. Signed by the author, index. bibliography. Thrapp's earlier major works on Al Sieber, General Crook and the Conquest of Apacheria are now followed by a work on the remarkable Mimbres Apache leader who outmaneuvered and outfought both Mexican and American armies in the period 1879-1880. While there have been… Read more about this item
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Al Sieber; Chief of Scouts (signed, Best Wishes, Dan L. Thrapp)
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Al Sieber; Chief of Scouts (signed, Best Wishes, Dan L. Thrapp)

by Thrapp, Dan L.

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Norman, OK; (1964): University of Oklahoma Press. First Edition. Octavo. 462p. index. bibliography. Signed by the author. It was rugged frontiersmen like Al Sieber that were essential to winning the Army's battles in the West. As Thrapp repeatedly shows when Sieber was not present Generals George Crook and Nelson A. Miles were in losing battles. Of course, it was… Read more about this item
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Jim Kane
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Jim Kane

by Brown, J.P.S.

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New York: The Dial Press, 1970. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. 432(1) pages. Inscribed: "for Pete Preston, whose reinmaster touch brings sculpture to life." JPS Brown. Pete Preston had years of experience as a cowboy, ranch foreman and herdsman on ranches in Arizona, Texas, Utah and Colorado and uses them in his paintings and sculpture. Additionally signed as "Joe",… Read more about this item
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The Sound of Mountain Water
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The Sound of Mountain Water

by Stegner, Wallace

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New York: Doubleday and Co, 1969. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. 286pp. This is the very scarce unrecorded first issue without periodical credits on the copyright page. Colberg A20.1.a notes: "All copies of the first printing were recalled because credit lines were left out," but, as this copy proves, not "All" copies were in fact recalled. This copy is… Read more about this item
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