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The Garden of Allah: Southern Arizona California

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Published
1937
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Chicago: Rock Island Lines, 1937. Small 4to [32] pp. Photographic illustrations. color illustrated wrappers in fine condition. A striking and early promotional brochure to encourage tourists to visit the Southwest, Arizona and California. Various sites include El Paso, TX; Carlsbad Caverns National Park; Juarez, Mexico; Tucson; Phoeniz; San Diego; Coronado; La Jolla; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; the Apache Trail;… Read more
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Chicago & New York: Rand McNally & Co, 1920. 12mo. 32 pp text; large color folding map (20 1/2 x 27 1/2"); printed on both sides. The front side shows railroads, electric lines, steam and electric, counties, cities, towns, villages, post offices, lakes, rivers, etc. The verso shows the Montana automobile road map. Printed stiff brown wrappers in fine… Read more
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The Saga of Tom Horn: The Story of a Cattlemen's War with Personal Narratives, Newspaper Accounts and Official Documents (SIGNED)

by Krakel, Dean

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1954
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First, expurgated edition, with change sheets tipped in
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$79.00

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Laramie: Powder River Publishers, 1954. First, expurgated edition, with change sheets tipped in. SIGNED by the author. 8vo. x, 277 pp. Illustrated with the pageant of personalities. Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering. A fine copy. 'A thorough study of the trial and execution of Tom Horn... A threatened lawsuit required the author and publisher to rewrite and replace… Read more
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The Saga of Tom Horn: The Story of a Cattlemen's War with Personal Narratives, Newspaper Accounts and Official Documents

by Krakel, Dean

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1954
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First, unexpurgated edition, with change sheets laid in
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$210.00

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Laramie: Powder River Publishers, 1954. First, unexpurgated edition, with change sheets laid in. 8vo. x, 277 pp. Illustrated with the pageant of personalities.With the corrected pages laid in, providing an opportunity to compare the original text and illustrations with the changed ones, side by side. Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering. A fine copy. 'A thorough study of the… Read more
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The Saga of Tom Horn: The Story of a Cattlemen's War with Personal Narratives, Newspaper Accounts and Official Documents

by Krakel, Dean

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1954
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First, unexpurgated edition, with change sheets laid in
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$420.00

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Laramie: Powder River Publishers, 1954. First, unexpurgated edition, with change sheets laid in. 8vo. x, 277 pp. Illustrated with the pageant of personalities.With the corrected pages laid in, providing an opportunity to compare the original text and illustrations with the changed ones, side by side. Red cloth with gilt lettering in publisher's red and cream colored illustrated dustjacket. Fine… Read more
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Law And Order LTD: The Rousing Life Of Elfego Baca

by Crichton, Kyle S.

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Published
1928
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First Edition Limted to 375 copies inscribed and numbered, as st
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$158.00

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Santa Fe: New Mexico Publishing Co, 1928. First Edition Limted to 375 copies inscribed and numbered, as stated; this copy is not inscribed nor numbered. 8vo. 219 pp. Brown cloth in cream printed dustjacket. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (priced-clipped; light fading to spine). "Elfego Baca is a character out of romance. For fifty eyars he has… Read more
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$158.00
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Captain Bill McDonald, Texas Ranger: A Story of Frontier Reform

by Paine, Albert Bigelow

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1986
Edition
LImited Edition #41 of 50 copies
ISBN
9780938349044
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$131.00

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Austin, TX: State House Press, 1986. LImited Edition #41 of 50 copies. 8vo. 454 pp. Index. Half brown leather spine over cream linen covered boards in publisher's cream linen slipcase. A fine copy, as new. First published in 1909, here is the biography of William Jesse McDonald (1852 - 1918); beginning in the 1880s he began his career as… Read more
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Famous Gun Fighters of the Western Frontier (SIGNED)

by Masterson, W. B. (Bat) & Jack DeMattos

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1982
Edition
75th Anniversary Edition
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$42.00

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Monroe, WA: Weatherford Press, 1982. 75th Anniversary Edition. SIGNED "Best wishes, Jack DeMattos". 8vo. 183 pp. Annotated and illustrated by Jack DeMattos. Brown cloth with black illustration and lettering to front cover. A fine copy, as new. Masterson's series of sketches on famous Western gun fighters including Ben Thompson, Wyatt Earp, Luke Short, Doc Holliday, Bill Tilghman, and Buffalo… Read more
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No Tears For Black Jack Ketchum (SIGNED)

by Stanley, F.

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Published
1958
Edition
First Edition, Limited #307 of 500 copies
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$42.00

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Denver: World Press, 1958. First Edition, Limited #307 of 500 copies. SIGNED by the author. 8vo. 148 pp. Bibliography. Stiff black softcover with silver lettering to front cover. Short tape repair to spine end else a fine copy. Thomas Edward Ketchum (known as Black Jack; 1863 - 1901) was an American cowboy who later became an outlaw, joining the… Read more
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Early Days in the Big Bend Country (SIGNED)

by Lewis, William S.

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1926
Edition
First Edition Thus; the "Big Bend Edition" limited to 105 copies
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$368.00

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Spokane, Wash: W. D. Allen, 1926. First Edition Thus; the "Big Bend Edition" limited to 105 copies of which 100 copies are SIGNED and numbered by the author, this being #72. 8vo. 35 [2]pp. Frontispiece group portrait of Big Bend pioneers; photo-illustration at rear of the first post office in the Big Bend. Black cloth with gilt lettering to… Read more
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Gold Rush Sojourners in Great Salt Lake City 1849-1850 (INSCRIBED)

by Madsen, Brigham D.

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Published
1983
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First Edition
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Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1983. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author. 8vo. 178 pp. Maps; illustrations. Bibliography; Index. Green cloth in publisher's green illustrated dustjacket. Fine condition. volume eighteen in the University of Utah Publications In the American West. Examines the mutually advantageous economic relationships that sprang up between the two groups and describes the social… Read more
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The King Ranch: The Hundred Year Story of the Greatest Ranch in the World (2 Volumes)

by Lea, Tom

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1957
Edition
First Printing
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$158.00

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Boston & Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1957. First Printing. 8vo. 467pp; 468-838pp. Maps and illustrations by the author. Brick and tan linen housed in publisher's slipcase. Fine copies in near fine slipcase (wear to corners and lower front edge). "Most exhaustive ranch history ever written, and a tremendous account of the cattle industry in south Texas." - Reese… Read more
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Overland in 1846: Diaries and Letters of the California-Oregon Trail (Two Volumes)

by Morgan, Dale, editor

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1963
Edition
First Edition Limitied to 1000 sets
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$158.00

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Georgetown, CA: Talisman Press, 1963. First Edition Limitied to 1000 sets. 8vo. 457; 458-825 pp. Index. Facsimiles of Jefferson maps in rear pocket. Fold-out map of the California-Oregon Trail and errata sheet in Volume 2. Tape repairs to Volume 1 dustjacket; previous owner name in each volume; light wear and foxing; a very good set. 'An edited compilation of… Read more
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Prairie and Mountain Sketches (INSCRIBED)

by Field, Matthew C.; John Francis McDermott; Kate L. Gregg; Clyde and Mae Reed Porter

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Published
1957
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1957. First Edition. INSCRIBED "To dear Odessa Davenport who is going to help us bring the hero of this tale into the literary limelight, full strength. Mae Reed Porter & Clyde Porter, June - 1957." 8vo. liv, 239 pp. Double-page map; illustrated plates. Tan & turquoise cloth in turquoise color illustrated dustjacket. Slight offsetting… Read more
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North to Montana!: Jehus, Bullwhackers, and Mule Skinners on the Montana Trail (INSCRIBED)

by Madsen, Betty M. and Brigham D.

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1980
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First Edition
ISBN
9780874801309
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Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1980. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the authors "To ***, who started us on this trail. Betty M. Madsen, Brigham D. Madsen". Octavo; xx, 298 pages in original black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, cartographic endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated with photographs and maps, appendices, bibliography, index. Fine copy in dust jacket. "the story… Read more
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Majority of Scoundrels: An Informal History of the Rocky Mountain

by Berry, Don

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Published
1961
Edition
First Edition
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$42.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. First Edition. 8vo. xiv,432 pp. Black and white illustrated plates. 2 folding maps in rear pocket. Near fine in very good dustjacket (price-clipped; some wear to extremities; short closed tears). An informal history of the Rocky Mountain Fur company. "...the greatest name in the mountains..." celebrating the trapper-traders, the mountain men of legend,… Read more
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Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1957. First Edition. Large 8vo. 346 pp. Index. Large folding map. Illustrations. Edited by LeRoy R. and Ann W. Hafen. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A fine copy. Volume VII in The Far West and the Rockies series (Clark and Brunet 104).
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Californios: The Saga of the Hard-Riding Vaqueros, America's First Cowboys

by Mora, Jo J.

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Published
1949
Edition
First edition
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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1949. First edition. Jo J. Mora. Octavo. 175pp. Numerous full page and in-text illustrations. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and vaquero spur stamp to front cover; decorative endpapers. Light wear; a near fine copy. In this, his last book, Jo Mora pays tribute to the daring and skill of the California vaqueros, "that hearty… Read more
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Trail Dust and Saddle Leather (INSCRIBED by Grace - Mrs. Jo Mora)

by Mora, Jo

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1950
Edition
Early reprint
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$368.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. Early reprint. Jo J. Mora. Inscribed on half title 'To/Harvey Russell/a/real cattleman and/friend of my husband/with the best wishes/of/Grace N. Mora' opposite his bookplate. Octavo. 246pp. Numerous full page and in-text illustrations. Grey cloth with red lettering and longhorn skull to front cover in Jo Mora designed dustjacket and illustrated endpapers. Near Fine… Read more
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The Long Trail: How Cowboys & Longhorns Opened the West

by Soule, Gardner

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Carpe Diem Fine Books
Published
1976
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780070597655
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$53.00

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New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976. First Edition. Octavo; 341pp. Illustrated from photographs; index, bibliography. Fine in near fine dustjacket (price-clipped; light fading to spine). The story of how Texas cowboys opened the west on the trail from Brownsville, Texas to Calgary, Alberta. A volume in The American Trails Series.
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