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N.Y., 1930. 159pp. Illus. Original cloth spine over boards.Printed paper label on front cover Wagner-Camp 90,note. Howes F14. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 116, note. A superb introduction by F. W. Hodge [pp.1-22].

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Cleveland, 1883. 196pp. Illus. Original flexible cloth(Ocrease on faded front cover. First edition. Smith 1196. Not in Howes, Graff, Eberstadt, Streeter Sale, Wyner, Flake, etc. Alliott p.75. Adams Herd 787. A very scarce and sought after Rocky Mountain item.

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San Francisco: not published, printed for a few friends, [1880]. First edition. 248pp. Modern half morocco Howes F117. Rocq 9357. Cowan p.209. Graff 208. Eberstadt 125:115. Wheat Gold Rush 76. Kurutz 237A: "The future first chief justice of the Callifornia Supreme Court, booked passage aboard the 'Cresent City' on November 13, 1849, in New York, and headed for California via the Isthmus of Panama...He left January 12, 1850, for Sacramento and points beyond arriving at Nye's ranch, where he bought 65 lots in a new town called Yubaville (Marysville). Two weeks later, Field was sworn in as the first Alcade of the booming town. Included in his recollections is an interesting description of Sutter. From them on, his legal career blossomed, resulting in his appointment to the U. S. Supreme Court in 1863...

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New Haven, 1991. x,430pp. Cloth. Reprint of one of the most useful bibliographies in Americana. The first edition of this bibliography is practically unobtainable, and the only reprint (Columbus, 1951) is so scarce as to bring several hundred dollars when it appears at auction. Field's bibliography lists 1708 books relating to American Indians, covering the colonial period in the British and French colonies. There are also numerous important listings for western and Latin Americana as well. A must for every Americana reference shelf.

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Chicago: Filley & Ballard, 1867. 112pp. Illus on yellow paper with tissue guards. Original green embossed cloth with title in gilt on front cover with price stamped in gilt $1.00.In a clamshell box. Second edition, not noted on title page, but on dedication page. Ayer 98. McMurtrie Chicago 1189 locates 5 copies. An interesting captivity, giving an account of the manner and customs of the various tribes among whom Filley lived: Sioux, Comanche, Osage, Walla, Arapahoe, etc., life in the Rock Mts in Oregon, hunting lion, grizzly bears, Rocky Mountain sheep, etc. Field doubted his story. Shea Sale 185: With much early material on the Indians of the Rockies and the Far West." Eberstadt Modern Overlands 162. Not in Phillips Sporting Books Howes F 128. Field 535. Graff 1322. Sabin 24328

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Paris, 1785. First ed. in French. 4],xvi,234pp. plus folding map( in facsimile). Half title. The first French edition of Filson's pioneering history of the settlements in Kentucky, issued the year after the extremely rare Wilmington, Delaware edition. "The most famous and important frontier book of the period...particularly important for the first map of Kentucky and the first published life of Daniel Boone" (Vail), including an account of Boone's captivity. W.R. Jillson, in the introduction to his reprint of Filson, says that Filson "has left to posterity a priceless tale of early days in Kentucky, which, for stirring action and regional description, has rarely been equalled as a piece of frontier writing in any part of the country, and never surpassed." The map was the first to provide an accurate delineation of Kentucky, and this is the first obtainable edition, as the American first is known in only a few copies. HOWES F129. VAIL 726. SABIN 24338. CLARK II:23. CHURCH 1212 ... Read more

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[N. Y.,: Simmons, 1909]. First edition. [8],119pp. Illus., 2 plates as frontis. Original small 8vo cloth. The first 50 pages deal with his life on the frontier in Michigan and his activities in the Civil war. Pp.53-61 deal with personal matters, the balance deals with his medical life in New Rochelle, N.Y., after the Civi War. Dornbusch V.4:309: "Civil war, pp.25-49." He was a member of the 80th NY Infantry. Kaplan 1924.

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N.Y., 1880. 112pp. Original gold stamped 16 mo cloth, covers lightly stained. First edition. An excessively rare little travel account of camping out in Colorado. Not in Howes, Graff, Eberstadt, Decker, Reese: Train to Plane, Soliday, Wynar, Streeter Sale, auction records, etc. Elaborate description of Colorado and Denver in particular. Also, available a copy in original gold stamped stiff 16mo wrappers.

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RANCH LIFE AND OTHER SKETCHES.

Fitch, Michael H.

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Pueblo, 1914. First edition. 306pp. Original gold stamped cloth. One of 150 copies printed. Howes F157. Adams Herd 807. A very scarce and sought after early history of ranching in southern Colorado, where the author moved in 1870. Also included are chapters on Negro citizens, Chinese, woman suffrage, Old Santa Fe Trail, pioneers, pueblo, etc. Inscribed presentation copy "With the compliments of M. H. Fitch

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Stuttgart: Kohler, 1850. First edition. [10],616pp.Title page has an engraved cut of the post office in Washington. Original cloth, small pin hole on rear joint, gold stamped on spine. Howes F172. Sabin 24690. Not in Streeter Sale, Eberstadt, Graff or Decker. A rare and important work on the trades, manufacturing, agricultural and professions of America. Chapters on tobacco, glass-manufacture, gun-powder, iron, foundries, locksmiths, wagon makers, saddles, watch makers, brick layers, upholsterers, hotels, boarding houses, whale fishery, vine culture, shoe makers, lithography, theaters, railroads and canals, soldering, miners, clergymen, merchants, lawyers, commerce, patent bureau, etc.

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Boston, 1922. First edition. [14],483pp. Illus., folding frontis., plates. Original cloth backed boards( a little faded) One of 500 copies printed. Massachusetts Hist. Soc. Colls. V. 75.

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Chicago: Tribune Co., 1863. First edition. Chicago, 1863. 45pp. Original printed wrappers. Chicago Pre-fire Imprints 736. Sabin 52211. An extensive study in which the resources of the west are carefully elaborated. Includes a chapter on "The Gold Deposits of the Rocky Mountains." Eberstadt 138:299

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Hereford: England, 1866. First edition. 294pp. Illus., three original photos. Full gold stamped leather. Howes F358. A very rare travel narrative. Freer left for America, August 16, 1862, arriving at Niagara Falls in September. He also visited Newfoundland. Probably printed in a small edition for family and friends.

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Wash.: Gales and Seaton, 1845. 693pp., plus 22 plates and 4 maps, 2 folding, Original small quarto cloth, rebacked with original gold stamped spine laid down, joints mended. The Senate issue of the Fremont report. Certainly one of the most important single pieces of Western Americana. In various editions, this report was more widely read than any other account of the West before the gold rush, and the text and map had a seminal effect on the routes frequented in the great period of emigration. The Pruess map is entitled "Map of ... Oregon & Northern California in the Years 1843-44." Wheat, Transmississippi 497. Wheat, Gold Regions 3266. Cowan p.223. Howes F370. Sabin 25845. Wagner-Camp-Becker 115:2. Graff 1437.Map lacks first 2 parts

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Wash.: SMD148, 1848. First edition. 67pp. Original printed wrappers, expertly rebacked. Howes F366: "Map by Preuss, not issued in all copies, if in any, but intended to accompany the pamphlet... his third expedition..." Wagner-Camp-Becker 150: 1. Cowan p. 223. Graff 1429. Sabin 25837.

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TWO WARS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

French, Samuel G

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Nashville,: Confederate Veteran, 1901. First edition. 404pp., errata slip tipped in. Illus., portrait, frontispiece. Original 8vo blue-grey cloth with pictorial centerpiece.(light soiling to covers, else very nice) French served with a horse artillery battalion during the Mexican War and saw action in several engagements. Pages 140-302 are devoted to the Civil War, at the onset of which French was commissioned as a brigadier-general in the Confederate army. During the first couple of years he was assigned to supervise the coastal defense of North Carolina, culminating in his appointment on July, 17, 1862, as Commander of the Dept. of North Carolina and Southern Western Theater, where first he served under J. E. Johnston and later John Bell Hood. He describes engagements in which he participated and provides reports for others at which he was not present. Custer 176. Dornbusch II, 2742.

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London, 1924. First edition. 311pp. Illus. Original cloth, (lighter color green at lower front cover). On inside front cover is the bookplate of John Cretton. Reese Six Score 43: "Frewen was engaged for a time in ranching on the Powder River in Wyoming, ultimately going broke. This English squire... provides an archtypically British view of the cattle boom.": Howes F380. Graff 1442. Adams Herd 850. A book which has become very scarce and sought after.

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N.Y.: Shea, 1882. First edition. 102pp. Contemp. cloth Howes F381: "After his removal as Spanish Governor of New Mexico in 1668, Penalosa interested France in undertaking the conquest of that Province. The narrative, here translated from a 17th century ms, of a fictitious journey, ascribed to a non™existent author, was presumably written by Pensalosa himself, to impress French authorities with the wealth of the region described and his experience and knowledge thereof..." Wagner Spanish Southwest p.282. Sabin 80023. This copy belonged to the famous western mining expert James Douglas, with his bookplate on the inside front cover

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Decorah, Ia.: Norskesgrod, [1901?]. First Edition. 313,[1]pp. Illus., ports. Original cloth, small library stamp on endpaper and verso of title page. Much on Iowa and other western states. Contains the lives of the preachers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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Toronto, 1881. First edition. 28pp. Illus., by Ben Gough. Original printed wrappers, with ads. Contains a list of items defined as it relates to Canadians with a poem at end of text "the rime of the wily premiere" pp.21-27.

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