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image of History of the Early Settlements of Denver (1599-1860) with Reproductions Ofthefirst City Directory, the 1859 Map, the First Issue of the Rocky Mountain News and the Rare Cherry Creek Pioneer

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Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Co, 1942. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 500 copies signed by Author, the present copy is number 155. 213pp., illustrated. Facsimile reproduction of the First Directory in envelope in front, large folding map at rear and examples of the news papers bound in. A near fine copy bound in 1/4 white cloth over… Read more
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image 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
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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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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Pioneer Trails and Trials: Madison County, 1863-1920

by Madison County History Association

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Published
1976
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$375.00

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Virginia City, Montana: Madison County Historical Association, 1976. Thick Heavy Quarto. xii, 1029 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates. Plus, laid in is a (4)p. insert of two families the printer failed to include (Jacob Albright, Edward and Amelia Trout). The Bicentennial edition. On the Steering Committee page, five of the members have signed their… Read more
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image 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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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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$650.00

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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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image of The Overland Trail; a Scenic Guide Book "Through the Heart of the Sierras" on the Line of the Southern Pacific. [Cover title] "The Overland Trail From the Golden Gate to the Great Salt Lake Along the Southern Pacific-The Road of a Thousand Wonders"

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Chicago(nd. ca.1920): Curt Teich. Oblong Quarto. unpaginated; 23 full-page sepia illustrations, mounted (including a folding double-page panorama), map, two pages of text containing illustration descriptions, (most copies record only 22 illustrations). Bound in tan pictorial wrappers lettered in green & gilt, photographic image mounted on upper cover entitled: "Crossing Great Salt Lake at Sunset". Ribbon ties at spine… Read more
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Gringo Doctor; Foreword By Eugene Cunningham

by Bush, I.J.

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Published
1939
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$175.00

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Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1939. Octavo. 261 pages illustrated by James Wallis His accounts of his time with Francisco Madero are important as is his description of Villa. The Texas frontier and the turbulence of the era and the nightmare of stage coach travel barely improved with the early railroads. He covers West Texas with time… Read more
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Fort McKavett, Texas (signed By the author)

by Bierschwale, Margaret

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Published
1966
Edition
Limited Edition
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$70.00

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Salado, Texas: Anson Jones Press, 1966. Limited Edition. Quarto. Unopened. Signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf. 134 pages, illustrations, maps, facsimiles, appendix. As Texas settlement advanced in the 1850's, Forts appeared at Phantom Hll, Chadbourne, Tarret, Belknap, Clark and Fort McKavett (the latter which was named after Captain Henry McKavett who was killed at the… Read more
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image of Cloud Cities of Colorado; a Pictorial Record of Leadville, Robinson, Kokomo, Climax, Fairplay, Breckenridge

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Denver; (1934): Smith-Brooks Printing Co. First Edition. Octavo. 84 pages, profusely illustrated, primarily about early Leadville from its earliest period with gold, to the silver boom ended with the crisis in the 1890's but John Campion's gold discoveries at Breese Hill and his Ibex mine in 1891 became a period of boon. Here is the Tabor Opera… 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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First Edition
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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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image of Unknown Arizona and Sonora 1693-1721 from the Francisco Fernandez Del Castillo Version of Luz De Tierra Incognita

Unknown Arizona and Sonora 1693-1721 from the Francisco Fernandez Del Castillo Version of Luz De Tierra Incognita

by Manje, Captain Juan Mateo, Harry J. Karns, Translator

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Published
1954
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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Tucson: Arizona Silhouettes, 1954, 1954. First Edition. Octavo. Limited to 1500 copies of which this is #916. 303pp., index, maps, fold-out map - back pocket, b&w photographs. "The diary of Captain Juan Mateo Manje tells of seven of the nine trips of exploration he made with Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino to establish missions among the hostile Indians… Read more
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Tulsa: From Creek Town to Oil Capital

by Debo, Angie

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Published
1943
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First Edition
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$200.00

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Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1943. First Edition. Octavo. 123 pages. Published in a small print run, it traces the early history of the Creek Indian Nation and early explorers to its early ranching, pioneering, industrial development and how it became the "Oil Capital of the World." Since Angie Debo had already written about the Creeks, she… 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
Edition
Limited Edition
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$110.00

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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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Edition
First Edition
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$450.00

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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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image of Mission Architecture: Examplified in San Xavier Del Bac; Including a Complete List of the Missions in the Southwest; Also a Bibliography of the Manuscripts and works Pertaining to the Subject

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Tucson, Arizona: Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, 1919. First Edition. Octavo. 135 pages. The author's collection of hundreds photographs with their negatives of San Xavier del Bac was given to the Library of Congress. His details in the original photographs are yet to be fully published but this was his major work. A few marks… 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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$300.00

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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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image of The Colorado River Survey: Robert B. Stanton and the Denver, Colorado Canyon and Pacific

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
Edition
Limited Edition
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$225.00

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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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image of New Mexico, Her Natural Resources and Attractions; Being a Collection of Facts, Mainly Concerning Her Geography, Climate, Population, Schools, Mines and Minerals, Agricultural...Capacities, .. Public Lands, and Spanish and Mexican Land Grants

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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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image of The Chisholm Trail; a History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail, Together with a Description of the Persons, a Narrative of the Events, and Reminiscences Associated with the Same

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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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$150.00