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cover of Road Ranches Along the Oregon Trail, 1858 to 1868 (between Marysville, Kansas and Fort Kearny, Nebraska) Signed By the Author

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(Niwot, CO, 1995): Prarie Lark Productions. First Edition. Octavo. vi, 78 pages. Much on a neglected topic since road ranches preceded the stagecoach and were also prepared just before the Pony Express. The author has uncovered sources that allow the reader to understand. The Little Blue River Valley was an ideal source of these primitive ranches often operated by… Read more
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cover of Legends of the Old West Trail

Legends of the Old West Trail

by Smith, Greg

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Published
1968
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Deadwood, SD: Old West Trail Association, 1968. Oblong 16mo. [24] unnumbered pages, illustrated by Frank Holub, published in the first year of the association in a very small print run, issues are not found in OCLC. Each legend deals with such figures as Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, Theodore Roosevelt, Sitting Bull and others. They offered plays based on… Read more
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cover of Back to Back, Texas, Cow Horses, and the Vermont Maid, with Mr. Undertaker and the Cleveland Bay Horse

Back to Back, Texas, Cow Horses, and the Vermont Maid, with Mr. Undertaker and the Cleveland Bay Horse

by Green, Ben K.

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Published
1970
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Limited Edition
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$125.00

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Austin: The Encino Press, 1970. Limited Edition. Oblong Small Octavo. Limited to 850 copies signed by the author. The present copy is number 671. 51(1)pp., Bound in red paper covered boards, spine lettering black, both boards with a photographic image of Mr. Green mountd, housed within a publisher's slipcase with pastedown title. A fine copy.
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cover of Conquest: a Novel of the Old Southwest. Signed By Jack O'Connor

Conquest: a Novel of the Old Southwest. Signed By Jack O'Connor

by O'Connor, Jack

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Published
1930
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First Editiion
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$650.00

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1930. First Editiion. Octavo. Second printing, Signed by the author "Best Wishes,/Jack O'Connor". 293 pages. Jack O'Connor was an author and outdoorsman, best known as a writer for Outdoor Life magazine, where he served as Shooting Editor for 31 years. He wrote over a dozen books on hunting and shooting. Bound inn brown cloth… Read more
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cover of The Album of Gunfighters

The Album of Gunfighters

by Hunter, J. Marvin and Noah H. Rose

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First Edition
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Bandera, Texas; (1951): Rose & Hunter. First Edition. Quarto. xi, 236 pages. Illustrated by Warren Hunter.This album contains photographs and short biographies of many gun-fighters connected in one way or another with the growth of the legend of Billy the Kid, John Selman, Pat Garrett, and many others. This copy has the scarce errata slip tipped in to the… Read more
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cover of Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers; Accompanied By Maps, Views and Illustrations (Inscribed By Col. J.J. Abert)

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Washington, DC: Robert Armstrong, Public Printer, 1853. First Edition. Octavo. First issue. Inscribed by Col. J.J. Abert on the front free endpaper. [1-3]4-198pp. (191-193]194-198 table of contents and index. Plates follow text. Views: 23 (no plate #14) some tinted, one folding. Mammals: 6 plates; Birds: 5 plates (no. #2); Reptiles: 21 plates (with 2 plates each numbered 10); Fish:… Read more
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cover of The History of Arizona Territory: Showing its resources and advantages: with Illustrations of its Scenery, Residences, Farms, Mines, Mills, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches, &c. From Original Drawings- [Reprint Edition Limited]

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Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1964. Limited Edition. Quarto. Reprint Edition Limited to 350 numbered copies of which this is #82. 322 [2] pages of ads, 62 unnumbered leaves of plates (some color). One of the most important early histories of Territorial Arizona published in 1881. As in most histories of the era, it is focused on the Anglo pioneers and… Read more
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cover of Through Ramona's Country; with More than 100 Illustratins

Through Ramona's Country; with More than 100 Illustratins

by James, George Wharton

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Published
1909
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Boston: Little Brown and Co, 1909. Octavo. Frontispiece, 405 pages. Illustrated with photographic images. When Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 social protest novel Ramona appeared about the early days of Southern California, it was based upon extensive archival and ethnographic research. It became the first and most important novel on Southern California with rich descriptions of its locations that later… Read more
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cover of The Indians' Secrets of Health or What the White Race May Learn from the Indian (new and Enlarged edition)

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Pasadena, California: The Radian Life Press, 1917. Octavo. 280 pages. A remarkable account of his study of the medicines of the Indians of the Southwest. While most Californians maintained their prejudices against Hispanics, Japanese and Indians, George Wharton James and Charles Lummis saw that which was not only noble among the tribes they had spent time with but also… Read more
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cover of Heraldry of the Range, Inscribed By Carl Hertzog to Allen Maxwell

Heraldry of the Range, Inscribed By Carl Hertzog to Allen Maxwell

by Haley, J. Evetts

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Published
1949
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First Edition
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Canyon, Texas: Panhandle Plains Historicall Society, 1949. First Edition. Quarto. . 35pp. Illustrated by H.D. Bugbee. Designed by Carl Hertzog who inscribes this book to his publisher: "to Allen Maxwell, who not only puts up with my errors but suffers with me the blemishes and imperfections.", Carl Hertzog. One of the great writers of range and cattle, J. Evetts… Read more
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cover of Undaunted Courage; Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

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New York; (1996): Simon and Schuster. First Edition. Octavo. 511 pages, index. The book that renewed the fascination with Lewis and Clark. Simon and Schuster did not expect it to be a success so only 5,000 copies were printed of the first edition. A fine copy bound in 1/4 brown cloth over a lighter brown paper covered boards, spine… Read more
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cover of A Tenderfoot Kid on Gyp Water (introduction By J. Frank Dobie)

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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$275.00

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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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cover of March of the Columns; a Chronicle of the 1876 Indian War June 27-September 16

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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First Edition
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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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cover of Pencilings of an Early Western Pioneer

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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cover of Across the Plains in '62' 100th Anniversary Edition

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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cover of Gold Rush Diary, Being the Journal of Elisha Douglass Perkins on the Overland Trail in the Spring and Summer of 1849

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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First Edition
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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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cover of The Environment and History of the Toroweap and Kaibab Formations of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah

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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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cover of Suppressed Murder of Wyatt Earp

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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cover of The Line of Least Resistance (ed. By W.H. Hutchinson)

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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Limited Edition
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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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cover of Art and Indian Individualists

Art and Indian Individualists

by Monthan, Guy & Doris (ed)

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First Edition
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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 Times wrote an article… Read more
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