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Cleveland, 1883. 196pp. Illus. Original flexible cloth, ex lib markings with smudge on front cover, faded). 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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Honolulu, Pretoria, Hammerfest: Society for the dissemination of useless knowledge and the league for the propogation of the Castanea Vulgares, 1920. First edition. (29)pp. illus.(12 full page plates, and a pictorial title page). Original gold stamped cloth(spine neatly mended at top; some old fading on rear cover at top and bottom). Sewing occurs in the middle of the volume. Only 90 copies published for private circulation. There is a copy on the internet in poor condition for $450.

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Yankton, D.T., 1868-9. 14pp. Original printed wrappers. In a cloth slipcase with marbled boards and lreather spine.(has a small nick and spot on front wrapper). First edition. Dakota Imprints 58. Describing the situation at Cheyenne and the counties of Laramie and Carter where the governor says "a state of society bordering on anarchy has existed." He tells of the rich gold discoveries in those regions; the building of the Pacific Railroad; the vigilance committee; the act creating a temporary government in Wyoming; etc.

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New York: Dix and Edwards, 1866. 299,[4]pp. Original cloth. First edition,light lightly chipped at top and bottom of spine; lacks front flyleaf. Graff 1308. Flake 3330. Bradford 1652. Cowan p.207. Howes F99. Woodward 70. Wagner-Camp 372: "Left Independence, Aug. 23, 1852, and arrived at Salt Lake before Oct. 30. May 5, 1853, left for California via the Humboldt, Carson Valley and apparently Lassen Pass...

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Denver: Rosenstock, 1940. First edition. [98],365pp. Illus., large folding map by Ferris, 5 plates. Original cloth(d.j.) Old book plate. Very nice copy Howes F100: " First full length description of the Yellowstone region." Not in Graff.

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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 California Supreme Court, booked passage aboard the 'Crescent 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 and some light foxing. Original green embossed cloth with title in gilt on front cover with price stamped in gilt $1.00. 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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Freiberg: Herder, 1902. [12],126pp. Illus., 9 plates, 2 folding, 2 maps, colored tan, one folding. Original printed wrappers, small piece missing from top corner. First edition. Much material on the early exploration of Greenland and America, including Vinland, with a bibliography of consulted sources included.

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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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London, 1849. [15],293,[15]pp. Illus., double page map, colored. Original 12mo clooth, a few spots; half title has been mended; rubber library stamp on title page, new endpapers. First edition. TPL 2982. Soliday Sale Vol. 4:1209: "Argues against the policy of granting the company extensive tracts of lands. The dedicatory letter is addressed to Gladstone." Very important fur trade item. Whale 409.Lowther 12. Peel127

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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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Frankfurt au Main, 1848. First Am edition. [14],399,pp. Illus., 247 woodcuts Contemporary marbled boards, edges worn, with cloth spine and an inked label. Howes F174. Sabin 24696. Contains descriptions of plants and prairie grasses, pumps, fences, farming equipment, and livestock, in various parts of the U.S. for the prospective German emigrant. Most often cited areas were New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Mississippi. Pages 362 to the end deal with the west (Iowa, Arkansas and Louisiana). Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Graff, or Soliday.

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London: John Miller, 1819. First edition. [16],328pp. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards(gold stamped spine) Howes N12: "Almost entirely devoted to events in Florida during its last days under Spain, including the best narration of Captain McGregor's filibustering seizure of Amelia Island, account of Seminole Indians, etc." Field 1119. Sabin 51782. DeRenne Cat. pp.366-367. One of the scarcest of items dealing with Amelia Island and the Seminole Indians.

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Boston, 1922. First edition. [14],483pp. Illus., folding frontis., plates. Original cloth backed boards ex-lib 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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Glendale, Clark, 1940. 334pp. Illus. Original cloth. First edition. The Holladay mail contracts, stage line, the overland route, Indian difficulties, etc. A mine of information on this entrepreneur of the American West.

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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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