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Plough Boy, The - From June 5, 1819 to May 27, 1820 - Vol. I

By Homespun, Jr., Henry; Solomon Southwick

Albany: Printed for the Editor by John O. Cole. Fair. 1819-20. Hardcover. Quarter leather over green paper boards. Front board is detached and rear board is starting to detach from binding; front endpaper detached, rear endpaper is missing a 2" x 4" piece; text block has moderate soiling, foxing and creasing throughout; contemporary manuscript on front endpaper and a few leaves throughout the text block. Content includes articles on prices current, crop rotation, agricultural chemistry and agricultural societies' news. Includes a few advertisements and woodblock illustrations. Image depicts title page. ; Woodblock Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 416 pp .

$95.00

Colusa County: its History Traced from a State of Nature through the Early  Period of Settlement and Development to the Present Day
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Colusa County: its History Traced from a State of Nature through the Early Period of Settlement and Development to the Present Day

By Rogers, Justus H.

Volcano, CA. Very Good. 1970. Hardcover. Maroon boards are in very good condition. Minor wear on edges and corners. Title in gilt on spine. Item gives an abridged history of California, and then delves into specifics of Colusa County. ; B & W Illustrations; 9.25" x 6"; 473 pp .

$50.00

Horse Wrangler: Sixty Years in the Saddle in Wyoming and Montana
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Horse Wrangler: Sixty Years in the Saddle in Wyoming and Montana

By Bard, Floyd C.

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Yellow boards are in very good condition. Title on spine in brown. Dust jacket is in very good; price clipped. Wear to spine and corners. Contains signature of the author and Agnes Wright Spring, the editor, on front free end page. "Floyd Bard grew up in the saddle. His memories include riding the roundup with nesters, roping wild horses and longhorn cattle on the open range, busting broncs, buying horses for the Boer War, and managing outfits for wealthy men. In telling his story just as he lived it, he has presented a true picture of ranch life "on the fringe" of Wyoming as the Old West was departing." ; 8.75" x 6"; 296 pp; Signed by All Authors .

$20.00

Guide to the Pacific Coast: Santa Fe Route (California, Arizona, New  Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas)
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Guide to the Pacific Coast: Santa Fe Route (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas)

By Steele, J. W.

Chicago: Rand, McNally & Company. Good. 1893. Hardcover. Yellow boards are in good condition. Title in gilt on spine and front. Significant wear and soiling on boards. First signature has become loose at the top of binding. "This guide is intended for the convenience of those persons who, wishing to make a journey to California, find their most convenient route to lie through Kansas City… This narrative will also include a glance, as careful as space will admit of, of what lies between; - Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona." ; 8.25" x 6"; 212 pp .

$45.00

History of Lubbock, A
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History of Lubbock, A

By Graves, Lawrence L.

Lubbock, TX: West Texas Museum Association. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1962. Hardcover. Mylar wrapped dust jacket is in good condition. Closed tears exist on top and bottom edges. Wear present on spine and corners is present. Dark cream boards are in very good condition. Contains all 9 authors' signatures on half title page. "In this comprehensive history of Lubbock nine contributors have presented solidly documented essays tracing the history of the city from its origins to the present." ; 8.75" x 6"; 692 pp; Signed by All Authors .

$45.00

Reminiscences of an Old Cowhand: Pioneer, Western and Cowboy Stories
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Reminiscences of an Old Cowhand: Pioneer, Western and Cowboy Stories

By Murdock, Harold

Dalhart, TX: Francis Murdock. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. Hardcover. Rust colored boards are in very good condition. Title in gilt on spine and front. Wear present on top of spine, bottom of spine, and boards corners. Dust jacket is in very good condition. Toning present on edges. Editor signature on front free end page reads, "Good luck down the trails of life. Frances Murdock." Book contains short stories about personal experiences and life in the open prairies of the Panhandle prior to the Dust Bowl Days. ; 8.75" x 5.75"; 129 pp; Signed by Editor .

$32.00

Historic Past of Washington Kentucky
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Historic Past of Washington Kentucky

By Best, Edna Hunter

Cynthiana, Kentucky: The Hobson Book Press. Good. 1944. Hardcover. Blue boards are in good condition. Title in silver on spine and cover. Front gutter is beginning to crack. Front board has a closed tear on the top and bottom near spine. .5" chip on bottom portion of spine. Corners and edges show wear. Author signature on first front free end paper reads, "With every good wish of the author and the hope that we will meet in Kentucky. Very sincerely, Edna Hunter Best. "The way best…[illegible]…to the past but the past …[illegible]…to us. May 1953." " Another signature on second front free end page reads, "My deepest thanks for Nancy McClelland for her pleasant intrust in my newest &…[illegible]…wonderful attempt. Ruth Allen June 9-53." Book contains highlighting throughout. Book provides an overview of Washington, Kentucky, one of the oldest settlements in Kentucky, located in Mason County. ; B&W Photographs; 8.25" x 6"; 118 pp; Signed by Author .

$25.00

Thrills and Spills of a Cowboy Rancher
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Thrills and Spills of a Cowboy Rancher

By Lyons, B. J.

New York, NY: Vantage Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Green boards are in very good condition, title in spine in black. Mylar wrapped dust jacket is in good condition. Severe fading to spine; some closed tears and moderate wear to dust jacket. "This light-hearted, exciting story of cattle-raising in the state of Washington seventy years ago, written by one who lived through those harzardous days on America's last frontier, is replete with adventure and human interest. Here is Americana of greater value than formally styled historic accounts, for it in the very land itself comes to life, and the personalities of the men and women who struck out into that new country rise vividly before you." ; 8.25" x 5.75"; 172 pp .

$18.00

Whalers, Wharves, and Waterways: an Exhibition of Paintings by Clifford W.  Ashley
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Whalers, Wharves, and Waterways: an Exhibition of Paintings by Clifford W. Ashley

New Bedford, Mass.: The Whaling Museum and the Brandwine River Museum. Very Good. 1973. Softcover. Teal wrapper is in very good condition. Toning to front and back of wrapper. Clifford W. Ashley (1881-1947) was an American author, artist and sailor. Book contains a small biography about Ashley and then contains a catalogue of his paintings. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.5" x 10"; 93 pp .

$15.00

Pioneer Paths
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Pioneer Paths

By Fuller, Clark

Broken Bow, Nebraska: Purcells, Inc.. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Rust boards are in fine condition. Title in gilt on front board and spine. Dust jacket is in very good condition. Minor wear to top. "The history of Sidney…[Nebraska]…, from its beginning in 186 as the end-of-track on the new Union Pacific Railroad, through its frenetic growth during the Black Hills Gold Rush is here. Freighters to Dakota Territory and to Denver City walk these pages. The trail to California's gold, the saga of the Pony Express Rider's, the story of the first transcontinental telegraph line, tales of the Creightons and the Coads, Indian raids, the Lost Wagon Train, all are here." ; 5.5" x 8.25"; 269 pp .

$16.00

Annie Get Your Gun Souvenir Program, Civic Light Opera
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Annie Get Your Gun Souvenir Program, Civic Light Opera

By Fields, Herbert and Dorothy

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Association. Very Good. 19574. Stapled wraps. Bright stapled wrap is in good condition. Minor soiling to outside edges, small bump on bottom of spine. Contains a loose program dated Monday, October 7, 1957 from the Philharmonic Auditorium. Program featured music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Mary Martin as Annie Oakley, and John Raitt as Frank Butler. Souvenir program contains information about actors and various other people involved with the creation of the program. Contains real photos of the individuals the program was based on, as well as a brief description of the real Annie Oakley. ; B&W Photographs; 12" x 9"; Unpaginated pp .

$24.00

River of Traps: A Village Life
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River of Traps: A Village Life

By Debuys, William & Alex Harris

Univ of New Mexico Pr. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1990. Hardcover. 9780826311825 . Dust jacket is in very good condition. Navy boards are in fine condition. Author's signatures on half title page read, "For Manuel Lopez, someone who remains in the snare of the River of Traps, with my best. Alex Harris 10.12.90" and "For Manuel Lopez, neighbor on the River of Traps. Best wishes, Bill deBuys 10.12.90." "Like the Rio de las Trampas for which it is named, this book flows out of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico, where two cultures, Hispanic and Anglo, meet; where three men - Jacob Romero, an old farmer; William deBuys, a young writer; and Alex Harris, a young photographer - lived and worked... River of Traps is a book…[that]… teaches how to irrigate a field and gather hay, how to break floodwaters, how to document a life, a landscape, a culture, how to live with grace and die with dignity." ; B&W Photographs; 9.75" x 8"; 233 pp; Signed by All Authors .

$20.00

Lawyers, Progress, and Our Law Courts
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Lawyers, Progress, and Our Law Courts

By Longstreet, Stephen

Los Angeles: Stephen Longstreet. Very Good. 1973. Folder. Lavender tri fold cover is in very good condition. Item includes 8 unbound original lithographs by Stephen Longstreet, the famous American artist and writer (1907-2002). Each print contains Longstreet's signature. "The eight lithographs in this portfolio are original works of art. They were drawn directly upon the printing plates by the artist and the entire edition printed from his work. Each print is hand signed by the artists. The edition is limited to 100 copies. There are five artist's copies and five printer proofs. The printing plates have been cancelled. The printer's mark appears embossed in the lower left corner of the print authenticating the edition." This is numbered 8 out of the 100.; Lithographs; 12.5" x 9.5"; Unpaginated pp; Signed by Author .

$175.00

Atoll Reserach Bulletin: Nos. 443-449 (October 1997)
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Atoll Reserach Bulletin: Nos. 443-449 (October 1997)

Washington, D. C: Smithsonian Institution. Very Good. 1997. Softcover. Light green wrapper is in very good condition. Atoll Research Bulletin was founded in 1951. "The Atoll Research Bulletin is issued by the Smithsonian Institution to provide an outlet for information on the biota of tropical islands and reefs and on the environment that supports the biota." This particular issue contains the following articles: No. 443 - The Evolution of a Holocene Fringing Reef and Island: Reefal Environmental Sequence and Sea Level Change in Tonaki Island, the Central Ryukyus; No. 444 - Checklist of the Shorefishes or Ouvea Atoll, New Caledonia; No. 445 - On the Origin of Drift Materials in the Marshall Islands; No.. 446 - Distribution of Rat Species (Rattus SPP. ) On the Atolls of the Marshall Islands: Past and Present Dispersal; No. 447 - A Possible Link Between Coral Diseases and a Corallivorous Snail (Drupella Cornus) Outbreak in the Red Sea; No. 448 - Marine Algae From Oceanic Atolls in the Southwestern Caribbean (Albuquerque Cays, Courtown Cays, Serrana Bank, and Roncador Bank) ; and No. 449 - Scientific Studies on Dry Tortugas National Park: An Annotate Bibliography. ; 11" x 8.25"; 111 pp .

$24.00

Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Encampment of the Department of Illinois  United Spanish War Veterans
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Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Encampment of the Department of Illinois United Spanish War Veterans

Chicago: A. D. Moynihan. Good with no dust jacket. 1915. Softcover. Tan printed wrapper. Staple-bound. Edges of cover dirt-soiled, most prominently at bottom right corner. Trace of dirt-soiling through first few pages at bottom right corner. Dog ear at top corner of front wrapper. Top corner of rear wrapper folded back due to cutting mistake. Interior is clean and unmarked with a few small dog ears near end. The proceedings of this veterans' association's annual encampment held in Rock Island, Illinois, June 10-12 1915. No copies listed in OCLC 1/5/19. ; 9" x 6"; 48 pp .

$45.00

The Christmas Tree. a Poem.
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The Christmas Tree. a Poem.

By William E. Barton

Oak Park, IL: The Puritan Press. Very Good. 1909. First Edition. Softcover. Green card stock wrapper with printed illustration on cover. Wrapper attached to text block with red string. Text block is staple-bound. Signed by Barton and Esther T. Barton on FFEP. Wrapper is clean, slightly rubbed at edges. Interior is clean and unmarked with a few bottom corner creases. A Christmas poem and historical background written by the notable Lincoln biographer. Scarce. 1 copy in OCLC per search 1/5/19.; 30 pp; Signed by Author .

$25.00

Sinclair Lewis: Our Own Diogenes
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Sinclair Lewis: Our Own Diogenes

By Parrington, Vernon Louis

Seattle: University of Washington Book Store. Good. 1927. First Edition. Softcover. Yellow wrapper over cardstock is in good condition. Toning on all sides of wrapper ; booklet looks brown. Cracking on edges and spine. Fading on back of wrapper. Interior clean. ; University of Washington Chapbooks; Vol. 5; 7.25" x 5"; 27 pp .

$35.00

Sinclair Lewis: Our Own Diogenes
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Sinclair Lewis: Our Own Diogenes

By Parrington, Vernon Louis

Seattle: University of Washington Book Store. Very Good. 1927. First Edition. Softcover. Yellow wrapper over cardstock is in very good condition. Fading on spine. In original glassine wrapper. Glassine wrapper has cracks along the edges. ; University of Washington Chapbooks; Vol. 5; 7.25" x 5"; 27 pp .

$35.00

Sinclair Lewis: Our Own Diogenes
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Sinclair Lewis: Our Own Diogenes

By Parrington, Vernon Louis

Seattle: University of Washington Book Store. Good. 1927. First Edition. Softcover. Yellow wrapper over cardstock is in good condition. Fading on spine. Moisture damage on spine and bottom edge. Front of wrapper has a red stain on quarter bottom of book. Open tear on bottom of spine. ; University of Washington Chapbooks; Vol. 5; 7.25" x 5"; 27 pp .

$30.00

UFO Archives of Wendelle Stevens

By Stevens, Wendelle

Archive. UFO Photo Archive - Wendelle C. Stevens. 1945-2010. 24 boxes containing material related to the life and career of ufologist Wendelle C. Stevens and the operation of his UFO Photo Archive, including more than 5000 photographs of UFO sightings and related phenomena, 300-plus items of correspondence, containing letters, photographs, drawings and/or manuscripts, 350-plus periodicals, including rare and international publications, approximately 3 linear ft of material related to Stevens's own encounter experiences, including séance transcripts and other new age material, Colonel Stevens' Air Force Flight Record, Health Record and more. An item-level inventory with photographed highlights is available upon request. Colonel Wendelle C. Stevens, born 1923 in Round Prairie, Minnesota, was a leading ufologist for more than 50 years and the creator of one of the largest private UFO photo archives known. Stevens' interest in the UFO phenomenon was kindled by his experience as an Air Force pilot in the Arctic after the end of World War II, where he encountered mysterious radio transmissions while working as part of a classified project to photograph and map the area using new technology. Stevens began his own investigations after retiring from the Air Force and in 1979 published the 4-volume UFO… Contact from the Pleiades, which detailed the extraterrestrial experiences of Edouard "Billy" Meier in Germany and established Stevens' reputation in the world of Ufology. Over the following three decades, Stevens amassed his collection of UFO photographs from around the world, researching and writing articles about the encounter stories they illustrated and appearing as an expert at UFO conferences internationally. From his home in Tucson, he was the Director of Investigations for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) and a founder of the International UFO Congress. In total, Stevens authored or co-authored more than 22 UFO-related monographs. Colonel Stevens received a lifetime achievement award at the First World UFO Forum in Brasilia, 1997. He passed away in Tucson, Arizona, in 2010. This collection of material was acquired directly from a storage locker owned by Stevens. An associate of Stevens, John Hughes, kept up on the the rental fee for the locker after Stevens passed away. In February of 2018, Hughes also died, and the locker was acquired by a single bidder, who then transferred ownership of the material to Back of Beyond Books, in Moab, Utah, where it currently resides. ; B&W & Color Photographs .

$35000.00

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