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San Agustin, the First Cathedral Church in Arizona

by Chambers, George W. (Inscribed) and C L Sonninchen (Signed)

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1974
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Tucson: Arizona Historical Society, 1974. Quarto. 55 pages. A memorial to the pioneers of Arizona and their descendants. The author has inscribed the following: "To Alex Garcia with many pleasant recollections of our mutual efforts to preserve the Old Pueblo and to insure its future by effective planning. Sincerely, George W. Chambers." also signed by C.L. Sonninchen. Bound in… Read more
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A Tenderfoot Kid on Gyp Water (introduction By J. Frank Dobie)

by Benedict, Carl P.

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Published
1943
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Limited Editioin
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Austin: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1943. Limited Editioin. Octavo. Limited to 550 copies printed by Carl Hertzog, then melted the type. 115p. One of the best books ever written on the West Texas range. Reese, Six Score 10 "vividly written story of range life in West Texas in the 1890's". Dykes, My Dobie Collection,… Read more
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March of the Columns; a Chronicle of the 1876 Indian War June 27-September 16

by Willert, James

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Published
1994
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El Segundo, CA: Upton and Sons, 1994. First Edition. Quarto. Custer Trail Series, volume 4, 642(1)pp., illustrated by Warren A. Van Ess who at the age of 16 was struck with polio. He is an artist who has exceptional talent and won several awards for his work. He had learned to paint using his teeth developing this unique… Read more
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Pencilings of an Early Western Pioneer

by Porter, Henry W.

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Published
1929
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Denver: World Press, 1929. Octavo. The development of the west which includes the building of the overland telegraph; the Maxwell Land Grant, Long's exploration of the West, control and use of water, caterpillar and locust scourges, early freighting by ox-teams, the D. and R. G. railway, facts and reflections on war, money and banking and… Read more
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Across the Plains in '62' 100th Anniversary Edition

by Smedley, William

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Published
1962
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Limited Edition
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Np: Np, 1962. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 100 copies of this anniversary edition. 56 pages. Illustrated. One of the fascinating accounts of overland travel. The loud noises made by felling trees, and moving large numbes of wagons interfered with the Indians who found them disorienting. Their travels to the Pacific Northwest were quite… Read more
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Al Sieber Chief of Scouts

by Thrapp, Dan L.

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Published
1964
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Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964. Octavo. 462p. index. bibliography. It was rugged frontiersmen like Al Sieber that were essential to winning of 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 Crook that recognized how valuable… Read more
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Gold Rush Diary, Being the Journal of Elisha Douglass Perkins on the Overland Trail in the Spring and Summer of 1849

by Perkins, Elisha Douglass and Thomas D. Clark

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Published
1967
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Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1967. First Edition. Quarto. xxv, 206 pages, maps, illustrations, portraits. Bibliographic references, p. 197-201. One of the half dozen best of the travel diaries of the California gold rush, rising above the merely routine and often momentous accounts. Here he was able to capture the anticipation, the drama, and the terror. The work… Read more
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Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1938. Large Octavo. 268 pages, bibliography, index, with 48 plates. The importance of this work was that it was the first to show the Toroweap (formerly known as the Aubrey) with all the permian rocks of this expanded region. The author has not only listed the newly discovered items but given more thorough… Read more
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Suppressed Murder of Wyatt Earp

by Boyer, Glenn G.

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Np/(1997): Historical Research Associates / Glenn G. Boyer. Octavo. Signed by the author. 135pp. Reprint of rare 1967 first issue, with the addition of un-published plates. Illustrated with period photographs. Bound in black cloth lettered in white, spine lettering white, in a peach illustrated dust jacket with fading to spine. lightly rubbed along the… Read more
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Report Upon the Colorado River of the West; Explored in 1857 and 1858

by Ives, Joseph C.

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Published
1861
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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. Quarto. . 2 large folding maps and profile plan, 31 plates (including 7 in color of Indians) and several folding line drawings and textual woodcuts. While one of the most important and best illustrated army surveys of the American West, the report according to Goetzmann is the best of the individual army reports where… Read more
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In the Days of Victorio. Recollections of a Warms Springs Apache

by Ball, Eve, and James Kaywaykla (narrator)

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Tucson, Az; (1970): University of Arizona Press. First Edition. Octavo. 222pp. The last years of Apache freedom, seen through the eyes of a 10 year old survivor of violence. Illustrated with historic photographs. Notes to text. Bibliography (written and oral). Index. Bound in beige cloth lettered in red, spine lettering red, some toning… Read more
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The Line of Least Resistance (ed. By W.H. Hutchinson)

by Rhodes, Eugene Manlove(edited and Published with Personal Comments By W.H. Hutchinson)

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Published
1958
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Chico, California: Hurst & Yount, 1958. Limited Edition. Octavo. . 78 pages. Signed by W.H. Hutchinson and numbered 329 in a limited edition of 500 copies. Drawings by James Bodrero. Originally, this was part of a series in the Saturday Evening Post began on August 13, 1910. Although violence had already been introduced to the American… Read more
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Art and Indian Individualists

by Monthan, Guy & Doris (ed)

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Flagstaff, Arizona; (1975): Northland Press. First Edition. Quarto. 1 of 150 copies of the superb limited edition. Foreword by Lloyd Kiva New. 197pp. This is the publisher's copy (Paul Weaver). Mr. Weaver founded the Northland Press in 1959 and made it the finest press on Indian life in the Southwest. In 1979 the New York… Read more
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Estate of Ross Santee, Works of Art

by Santee, Ross

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Published
1966
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1966. 15 pages of the document prepared for the firm of Pickrell, Hunter, Bartlett & Penn from James B. Boxley of the Library of Congress on the total copyrights of Ross Santee who passed away in 1965. It includes not only his books but also articles in magazines revealing most items which did have a renewal of copyright. It… Read more
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The Colorado River Survey: Robert B. Stanton and the Denver, Colorado Canyon and Pacific

by Stanton, Robert B.; Dwight L. Smith; C. Gregory Crampton

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Published
1987
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Salt Lake City: Howe Bros, 1987. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 125 copies. The present copy is number 15 and signed by the editors Smith and Crampton. xix, 305 pages, illustrations, maps. Bibliographic references (pages 287-293), Index. Robert B. Stanton's work was the next important study after that of John Wesley Powell. His was an engineering… Read more
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Sante Fe: E. Brevooort, 1874. First Edition. Octavo. 176 pages. Brevoort was a speculator who in the era wrote one of the earliest locally printed histories and the definitive work of its period, based on information furnished by early settlers and the author's own residence of 24 years. He already had substantial interest in land grants he had purchased… Read more
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Guthrie, OK; (1936): Co-Operative Publication Co. First Edition. Octavo. 591 p. plus original folding map. 52 illustrations. A history of the world's greatest cattle trail, approximately 800 miles long, from Abilene, Kansas, to San Antonio Texas. Old trails, cow-camps, plains and frontier.Bound in a black pictorial cloth accented in yellow and green, spine lettering yellow and green, a… Read more
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The Last Days of Kit Carson

by Tilton, H.R.

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Grand Forks ND; (1939): Holt Printing. First Edition. Octavo. 11 pages. Introduction by Usher L. Burdick. While the biography of Kit Carson by John S.C. Abbott is well known, here is a letter by Limited to 250 copies. H.R. Tilton, the physician who attended him during his illnesses compounded by his aneurism of the heart. … Read more
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Cochise County Cowboy War: "A Cast of Characters

by Young, Roy B.

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(Apache, OK, 1999): Self Published. Limited Edition. Quarto. 181pp. #176 of 500 copies, signed by author on title page. A thick treatise on Tombstone, Cochise County, and the gunfighters, lawmen, and outlaws. This provides residential records and registers, often with facsimile of signature, photographs and epitaphs. Bound in gray cloth, paper label to upper board,… Read more
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Curly Bill; Tombstone's Most Famous Outlaw

by Gatto, Steve

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Lansing MI; (2003): Protar House. First Edition. Octavo. 181p. index. bibliography. notes, Photographs. Signed by the author limited to 200 copies (no 25 of 200). An important study on Curly Bill solving many problems based on a careful study of the documents. A fine copy bound in off white cloth lettered in… Read more
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