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Table of Contents for our Old West Books

Page One

Wyatt Earp - Tombstone | Superstition Mountains | Arizona | Military | Southwest | Spanish Exploration & Borderlands |

Page Two

The American West | Buffalo Bill Wild West Shows, Rodeos and Western Movies | Life on the Frontier | Mexico | Mormons | Western Exploration | Ephemera

Page Two A

Cattle & Cowboys | Texas

Page Three

Horses | Mining | Natural History | Transportation | Weapons and Hunting

Western Books - Page 2

More Old West Books Check out our previously featured titles


Revised February 26, 2018

* Denotes Southwest Books of the Year selection


The American West - General

  1. Adams, Alexander B. Sunlight and Storm: The Great American Plains. An account of the Great Plains from the appearance of the first Europeans to the opening of the twentieth century. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1977. Dust jacket with rubbing. $15.00

  2. Adams, Ansel with Mary Street Alinder. Ansel Adams: An Autobiography. Completed just prior to his death, Adams' tells of his adventures and friendships. 1st edition. New York Graphic Society Book. Little, Brown, 1985. Dust jacket. $30.00

  3. SOLD Adams, Ansel. Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984. A combination of photographs and his correspondence. New York Graphic Society Book. 1st edition. Little, Brown, 1988. Dust jacket, oversize. $40.00

  4. Adams, Ansel and Robert Adams. Reinventing the West: The Photographs of Ansel Adams and Robert Adams. Addison Gallery of American Art. Soft cover. $25.00

  5. Adams, Ansel. Yosemite and the High Sierra. Edited by Andrea G. Stillman, introduction by John Szarkowski. This book brings together the finest photographs of Yosemite in a single volume. 1st edition. Little, Brown, 1994. Dust jacket, oversize. $50.00

  6. Adventures in the West: Stories for Young Readers. Edited by Suzanne George Bloomfield and Eric Melvin Reed. Stories written by such authors as Lummis, Olaf Baker, Enoch Mills, James Schultz, L. Frank Baum and Mary Austin. University of Nebraska Press, 2007. Soft cover. $19.95

  7. American Photography from the Fred White, Jr. Collection. Compiled by Fred White, Jr., preface by William S. Reese and introduction by Ann Fabian. Catalogue 28, which features images from across the country. Contains data on each photograph. Frontier American Corporation, 1978. Soft cover, oversize. $15.00

  8. Anderson, Eva Greenslit. Dog-team Doctor: the Story of Dr. Romig. Biography of Joseph Herman Romig, a doctor in Alaska who traveled the territory. Caxton, 1947. Decorated green cloth. $15.00

  9. SOLD Arellano, Gustavo. Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. An entertaining, tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great stories and charting the cuisine's tremendous popularity in el Norte. Scribner, 2012. Dust jacket. $25.00

  10. Arnold, Sam. Sam Arnold's Fryingpans West. Cookbook from the national TV series on Food and Drinks from the Frontier. Illustrated. Arnold and Co., 1985. Soft cover. $15.00

  11. Baber, Daisy F. as told by Bill Walker. Injun Summer: An Old Cowhand Rides the Ghost Trails. Stories of a cowboy, trapper, Indian fighter with tales of people he knew such as Billy the Kid and Calamity Jane. 1st edition. Caxton Printers, 1952. Dust jacket. $32.50

  12. Back, Joe. The Sucker's Teeth. Rollicking stories with humor about cowboys and hunting. Illustrated by the author. Sage Books, 1965. Dust jacket. $25.00

  13. SOLD Badlam, Alexander. The Wonders of Alaska. With illustrations and maps. Contains all kinds of information on Alaska. Bancroft Co., 1890. Blue decorative cloth with minor wear. $135.00

  14. SOLD book cover Ball, Edward. The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures. A riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads. Doubleday, 2013. Dust jacket. $29.95

  15. SOLD Bancroft, Caroline. Unique Ghost Towns and Mountain Spots. Assisted by Daniel K. Peterson. Johnson Books, 2002. Wraps. $5.95

  16. SOLD Barnes, Christine. Great Lodges of the National Parks. Photography by Fred Pflughoft & David Morris. An illustrated history celebrating the archtectural treasures placed in the midst of astonishing natural beauty. The companion book to the PBS television series. W. W. West, 2002. Dust jacket. $35.00

  17. SOLD Bauer, Linda and Steve. Recipes from Historic America: Cooking & Traveling with America's Finest Hotels. Chronicles the past and present of 45 inns, hotels and restaurants across the country, including the Hermosa Inn, La Fonda, the Cliff House at Pikes Peak, and the Hotel del Coronado. Bright Sky Press, 2006. Dust jacket. $29.95

  18. SOLD Beadle, William Henry Harrison. Autobiography of William Henry Harrison Beadle. Beadle's account of his primarily after the Civil War in the Dakota territories. Reprinted in 1938, South Dakota State Historical Society. Blue cloth with cracked hinge. $40.00

  19. Bechdolt, Frederick R. Giants of the Old West. Stores of Sam Houston, David Crockett, Brigham Young, Charles Goodnight, William Becknell, John Colter, John Sutter nd Alexander Majors. 1st edition. Century Co., 1930. Green embossed cloth with gold printing. $25.00

  20. Bechdolt, Frederick R. Tales of the Old-Timers. Previous owner's inscription dated 1924. 1st edition. Century Co., 1924. Tan cloth with pictorial writing. $40.00

  21. Bechdolt, Frederick R. When the West was Young. Previous owner's initials on front endsheet. Some damage on first sheets. 1st edition. Red cloth. $20.00

  22. Bennett, Estelline. Old Deadwood Days. The story of this frontier town with such characters as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Mineral Jack and Belle Haskell lived or passed through. University of Nebraska Press. Soft cover. $18.95

  23. SOLD The Best of True West. Edited by Joe Austell Small. Stories by well known Western authors such as Homer Croy, Dobie, Murbarger, and Walter Prescott Webb, with topics ranging from Cap Mossman, Joe Meek, and Skeleton Canyon. 1st edition. Signed by Small. Julian Messner, 1964. Dust jacket. $20.00

  24. SOLD Bettmann, Otto L. The Good Old Days - They Were Terrible! Stories of bygone times. Ilustrated with period drawings. Previous owner's label on half-title page. Random House, 1974. Soft cover. $6.95

  25. The Big Empty Land: Essays on Western Landscaps as Narrative. Edited by Leonard Engel. A collection of essays by historians and literary scholars to redefine the meaning of the West, including such authors as Patricia Limerick, James Ronda and Howard Lamar. 1st edition. University of New Mexico Press, 1994. Dust jacket. $20.00

  26. Billington, Ray Allen. Land of Savagery Land of Promise: The European Image of the American Frontier. A fresh view of how the Europeans saw America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. W. W. Norton, 1981. Dust jacket. $10.00

  27. SOLD Birney, Hoffman. Grim Journey. The story of the adventures of the emigrating company known as the Donner Party. Narrative of Mr. Eddy, a survivor who lost his wife and children. Spine loose and hinge cracked. Minton, Balch, 1934. Red cloth with spine faded and wear. $15.00
  28. The Black Hills. Photographic guide and tourist promotional pamphlet on the Black Hills. Burlington Route, 1939. Wraps. $20.00

  29. SOLD Blair, Margaret Berry with R. Palmer Howard. Scapel in a Saddlebag: The Story of a Physician in Indian Territory: Virgil Berry, MD. Biography of a doctor who practiced at the turn of the 20th Century and raised his family in the Indian Territory. Western Heritage Books, 1979. Pale green boards. $40.00

  30. Blay, John S. After the Civil War: A Pictorial Profile of America from 1865 to 1900. Text and images touching on such subjects as Arts, everyday life, capital and labor, reconstruction, and the last frontier. Thomas Crowell, 1960. Black cloth, oversize. $15.00

  31. SOLD Borneman, Walter R. Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land. The first up-to-date comprehensive history of Alaska - from Russian fur traders to the Gold Rush, extraordinary railroads, World War II, the oil boom, and the fight over ANWR. Signed by the author. 1st edition. HarperCollins, 2003. Dust jacket. $34.95

  32. Brandt, Anthony. The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage. The enthralling and often harrowing history of the adventurers who searched for the Northwest Passage, focusing on the Britsh explorers who endured starvation, scurvy, and cannibalism. 1st edition. Alfred Knopf, 2010. Dust jacket. $28.95

  33. SOLD Brant, Kathleen. Western National Parks' Lodges Cookbook. Recipes mixed with fascinating histories of the fifteen great lodges in ten national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Yosemite and Glacier. Filled with wonderful photographs. Northland Publishing, 2007. $24.95

  34. The Break of Day in Chino. Compiled and edited by Edwin Rhodes. A collection of incidents and impressions marking the early life of Chino as recorded by various authors. Bookplate of previous owner on title page as well as stamp, "Compliments of Chino Rotary Club." P-B Press, 1951. Yellow soft cover with small stain. $10.00

  35. SOLD Brown, Corinne Joy. Come and Get It!: The Saga of Western Dinnerware. Colorful, illustrated history of dishes with a western the. Signed by the author. Johnson Books, 2011. Soft cover, oversize. $29.95

  36. SOLD Brown, Randy and Reg Duffin. Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails. Provides historic information and photographs of the sites. 2nd edition. Oregon-California Trails, Association, 1998. Oversize soft cover. $17.95

  37. Browning, James A. The Western Reader's Guide: A Selected Bibliography of Nonfiction Magazines, 1953-91. 1st edition. Barbed Wire Press, 1992. Dust jacket. $30.00

  38. SOLD Brownlee, Robert. An American Odyssey: The Autobiography of a 19th-Century Scotsman, Robert Brownlee, at the Request of his Children, Napa County, California October 1892. Edited by Patricia A. Etter. The story of a Scott and his experiences in New York, Arkansas and his travels to California including the goldfields in the early 1850s. Portion of the front endsheet cut out, includes a partial inscription from the editor Pat Etter. 1st edition. University of Arkansas Press, 1986. Dust jacket. $20.00

  39. SOLD Bullis, Don. Old West Trivia Book. New & completely revised. The glamor and fascination of the Old West is brought to life in a new way in this interesting collection of facts and figures. Rio Grande Books, 2009. Soft cover. $17.95

  40. Byrd, Rear Admiral Richard E. Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic the Flight to the South Pole. The story of the Byrd Antarctic expedition. Includes the flyer for the "Byrd Prize Letter Context" held by G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1st edition. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. Dust jacket with wear. $45.00

  41. Byrd, Commander Richard E. Skyward. Man's mastery of the air as shown by flights of America's leading air explorer. Contains his life, adventures, north pole and trans-Atlanticflights and plans for the Antarctic by air. 1st edition. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. Dust jacket with wear and tears. $45.00

  42. Capstick, Peter Hathaway. Death in the Silent Places. Former big-game hunter recounts the exploits of some of the greatest hunters in the past. St. Martin's Press, 1981. Dust jacket. $23.95

  43. Carolan, Herbert. Motor Tales and Travels In and Out of California. Contains trips to Arizona and Nevada along with photographs. Includes the original packing slip from the publisher. 1st edition. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1936. Blue cloth. $35.00

  44. Casagrande, Louis B. and Phillips Bourns. Side Trips: The Photography of Sumner W. Matteson 1898-1908. Photographs with notes taken in the Southwest, Mexico, Far West, Cuba and Midwest. 1st edition. Milwaukee Public Museum, 1983. Soft cover, oblong. $35.00

  45. SOLD Casey, Robert J. The Black Hills and Their Incredible Characters: A Chronicle and Guide. History and guide to the region filled with Generals Custer and Miles, Native Americans and Mt. Rushmore. Contains photographs of natural attractions and "The Guide" with current informationon attractions, towns, routes in the Black Hills in the back pocket. 1st edition. Bobbs-Merrill, 1949. Dust jacket. $30.00

  46. SOLD A Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana. Compiled by Colton Storm. Annotated bibliography containing those of entries. The bulk of these primary materials focuses on the exploration and settlement of the Trans-Mississippi West. Newberry Library, University of Chicago Prtess, 1968. Dust jacket. $37.50

  47. Coffman, Lloyd W. Blazing A Wagon Trail To Oregon: A Weekly Chronicle of the Great Miration of 1843. The story of the Great Migration, told mostly in their own words, which established the road and the procedure for all future wagon-train migrations west. Caxton Press, 2012. Soft cover. $15.95

  48. SOLD Convis, Charles L. Explorers of the Old West. True tales of the Old West, fascinating stories about the little known and little known stories about the famous, includes such characters as Peter Skene Ogden, John Ledyard, Francisco Garces, Pierre Radisson and Bonneville. Pioneer Press, 2003. Soft cover.

  49. SOLD Convis, Charles L. Frontier Preachers and Prophets. True tales of the Old West, fascinating stories about the little known and little known stories about the famous, includes such characters as Narcissa Whitman, Anthony Ravalli, Hector McLean, Edwin Alden and Endicott Peabody. Pioneer Press, 2003. Soft cover.
  50. SOLD Convis, Charles L. Teamsters, Packers & Bullwhackers. True tales of the Old West, fascinating stories about the little known and little known stories about the famous, includes such characters as William Manly, Zack Sutley, Bill Hooker, J. L. Sanderson Stage Line, Death Valley Borax Wagons. Pioneer Press, 2003. Soft cover. $7.95

  51. SOLD Corle, Edwin. The Royal Highway. History of the El Camino Real, now U.S. 101, which extends from Lower California up the coast to San Francisco with stories of the early exploers, Cabrillo and Dranke to the Spanish soldiers and priests to the Mexican influence and finally the settlement of Americans. Illustrated. 1st edition. Bobbs-Merrill, 1949. Dust jacket with wear, tears and missing piece on bottom of spine. $25.00 *

  52. SOLD Coulombe, Joseph L. Mark Twain and the American West. Explores how Mark Twain deliberately manipulated contemporary conceptions of the American West. Paperpack printing of 2003 hardcover edition. University of Missouri Press, 2011. Soft cover. $25.00

  53. SOLD Coursey, O. W. Beautiful Black Hills: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Black Hills of South Dakota, non-technical, for Popular Reading. 1st edition. Educator Supply Co, 1926. Red cloth. $22.50

  54. SOLD Cox, Mike. Historic Photos of Heroes of the Old West. Through photographs, the compelling history of the Old West is told, from Zebulon Pike to Wyatt Earp and John Wesley Powell. Turner, 2010. Dust jacket, Oversize. $39.95

  55. SOLD Craig, Nute. Thrills 1861 to 1887. Interesting piece of a man's adventures from the Civil War to in the West, including his days in Wyoming. 1st edition. N.N.Craig, 1927. Brown cloth. $65.00

  56. SOLD Dary, David, ed. True Tales of the Old-Time Plains. Stories of the people and animnals and events in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas. 1st edition. Crown, 1979. Dust jacket. $35.00

  57. Davis, William C. The American Frontier: Pioneers, Settlers, and Cowboys 1800 - 1899. Chronicles the history of the territory beyond the Mississippi, using 52 color illustrations and over 250 historic photographs. University of Oklahoma Press, 1999. Soft cover, oversize. $19.95

  58. Demlinger, Sandor. Stagecoach: Rare Views of the Old West 1849-1915. Over 280 rare and often unpublished vintage photographs explore life in the Old West, supported with narratives, many in the first person and important historical information. Schiffer, 2004. Soft cover. $24.95

  59. Denver Chamber of Commerce. Ninth Annual Report of the Denver Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade. 1891. Red cover, Wraps. $60.00

  60. Dodge, Richard Irving. The Plains of North America and Their Inhabitants. Edited by Wayne R. Kime. When originally published in 1876, this volume was hailed as the finest book written on the subject. Dodge served as a career Army officer for more than twenty years on the plains, noting its physical features and native inhabitants. Kime provided a historical introduction, explanatory notes, commentary and index. University of Delaware Press, 1989. Dust jacket. $27.50

  61. Drache, Hiram M. The Day of the Bonanza: A History of Bonanza Farming in the Red River Valley of the North. Farming along the Red River through North Dakota. North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies 1969. Dust jacket. $17.50

  62. Drennan, William R. Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders. Fascinating and insightful examination of a Wisconsin crime of the century that changed Wright's life. University of Wisconsin Press, 2007. Dust jacket. 29.95

  63. Driggs, Howard R. Westward America. With reproductions of water color paintngs by William H. Jackson. Contains forty chapters on the American frontier and the people who helped open the trails and settled the West, using many first hand sources. Somerset Books, 1942. Dust jacket, with major tears and pieces missing. $25.00

  64. SOLD Dubin, Lois Sherr. The History of Beads from 30,000 B.C. to the Present. Illustrated history with a chapter on North American beads. Harry N. Abrams, 1987. Dust jacket oversize. $100.00

  65. Dufresne, Frank. My Way was North: An Alaskan Autobiography. Introduction by Corey Ford with drawings by Rachel S. Horne. Story of a man who went to Alaska after WWI and writes what it was like in the 1920s and 1930s. Previous owner's name on front endsheet. 1st edition. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966. Dust jacket wear and small tears on edges. $15.00

  66. Duke, Donald. "The American West in Postage Stamps." Issue of Branding Iron published by the Los Angeles Corral of Westerners, June 1980, Number 139. Wraps. $7.50

  67. SOLD Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie. A classic in contemporary Oklahoma literature - story of growing up poor during the 1940s and 1950s. University of Oklahoma Press, 2006. Soft cover. $14.95

  68. SOLD Eastern Pennington County Memories. Stories and tales of this South Dakota region. Illustrated with photographs of people, buildings and landscape. America Legion Auxiliary, Wall, S.D., 1965. Decorated casebound. $35.00

  69. Eberstadt, Edward. The William Robertson Coe Collection of Western Americana. A sampling of the library at the Yale University. Yale University Press, 1952. Soft cover. $15.00

  70. SOLD Ellsworth, Lois Miller. Tales of Broncho Charlie: Youngest Rider of the Pony Express. The life and times of Broncho Charlie, the youngest rider for the Pony Express, and a member of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. Hollis Books, 1999. New soft cover, lower front corner of cover has a crease. $75.00

  71. Emmerling, Mary. Mary Emmerling's American Country West: A Style and Source Book. Text by Carol Sama Sheehan, photographs by Michael Skott, designed by Richard Trask. Captures the Indian Southwest of Arizona and New Mexico, the rural ranchlands and farmlands of the American West. 1st edition. Clarkson N. Potter, 1985. Dust jacket. $35.00

  72. SOLD Engelhardt, Fr. Zephyrin, O.F.M. Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Camelo) The Father of the Missions. Part of the Missions and Missionaries of California series. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Frontispiece repaired with tape. Mission Santa Barbara, 1934. Stiff brown cover. $30.00

  73. Etulain, Richard W. and Michael P. Malone. The American West: A Modern History, 1900 to the Present. Second edition. Preface and new chapter by Etulain on the new Western Generation. A hisgtorical overview of the post-1900 West. University of Nebraska Press, 2007. Soft cover. $19.95

  74. SOLD Etulain, Richard W. & Ferenc M. Szasz. The American West in 2000: Essays in Honor of Gerald D. Nash. During his long distinguished career, Gerald Nash made several major contributions to the study of modern American history. This collection of essays on the recent American West testifies to the extensive impact that he has had on shaping the contours of these historical fields. Contains ten original essays by historians as Art Gomez, Donald Pixani, Majorie Bell Chambers, Gene Gressley and others. 1st edition. University of New Mexico Press, 2003. Dust jacket. $29.95

  75. Etulain, Richard W. Telling Western Stories From Buffalo Bill to Larry McMurtry. Examines four distrinct storytelling traditions and explores the images each has left in the public's mind University of New Mexico Press, 1999. Soft cover. $17.95

  76. Evans, Lawton B. With Pack & Saddle: Famous American Frontier Stories. Illustrated by R. A. Ewing. Previous owner's bookplate on front endsheet and minor discoloration. 1st edition. Milton Bradley, 1930. Black cloth. $20.00

  77. SOLD Eyewitness to the American West: 500 Years of Firsthand History. Edited by David Colbert. A colorful, fascinating portrait of some of history's most interesting turning points. Penguin, 1999. Soft cover. $14.95

  78. SOLD Fallows, Rev. Samuel. Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror. Also contains Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius by Richard Linthicum and additional material by Trumbull White. A comprehensive and connected account of the earthquake and fire with photographs. Hubert D. Russell, 1906. Cloth with paper label, minor fading of printing. $50.00

  79. SOLD Fatout, Paul. Ambrose Bierce and the Black Hills. Story of the famous author and his time in the Black Hills. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover. 1st edition. Spine loose. University of Oklahoma Press, 1956. Dust jacket. $20.00

  80. SOLD Feitz, Leland. Myers Avenue: A Quick History of Cripple Creek's Red-Light District. The story of a small area of this Colorado town, with photos. Previous owner's name on title page. Golden Bell Press, 1968. Wraps. $12.50

  81. Fletcher, Bob. Montana Highway Historial Markers. Listing with some photographs of Montana markers. Naegele Pub., 1938. Soft cover. $10.00

  82. SOLD Fowler, Gene. Timber Line: A Story of Bonfils and Tammen. Histoy of F. G. Bonfils and H. H. Tammen, owners of the Denver Post. Garden City Books, 1951. Dust jacket with wear and water stain. $8.00.

  83. The Frontier Challenge: Responses to the Trans-Mississippi West. Edited by John G. Clark. Collection of essays written by some of the West's noted scholars including Prucha Pomeroy, Haga and Gates. University Press of Kansas, 1971. Dust jacket. $10.00

  84. SOLD Galbreath, Lester. Campfire Tales: True Stories from the Western Frontier. Crowded with trail-driving cowboys, whiskey-guzzling gunslingers and fierce-riding Indians, this book captures the drama and excitement of the western frontier. Bright Sky Press, 2005. Soft cover. $19.95

  85. Galen Rowell: A Restrospective. Compiled by the editors of Sierra Club Books. Beautiful oversize book filled with color photographs by this noted photographer. Sierra Club Books, 2006. Oversize dust jacket. $50.00

  86. SOLD Gard, Robert E. and Elaine Reetz. The Trail of the Serpent: The Fox River Valley Lore and Legend. Includes Reuben Gold Thwaites journey down the Fox River and other stories of this Wisconsin region. Previous owner's inscription on front endsheet. 1st edition. Wisconsin House, 1973. Dust jacket. $25.00

  87. Garry, Jim This Ol' Drought Ain't Broke Us Yet (But We're All Bent Pretty Bad). Gary shares his special stories about Western life and the land that defines it from haunting ranches to retirement homes. 1st edition. Orion Books, 1992. Dust jacket. $18.00

  88. SOLD Gates, Paul W. Landlords and Tenants on the Prairie Frontier: Studies in American Land Policy. Collection of essays by the leading authority on public land questions, showing how America's national land system functioned in the prairie states before the Homestead Act in 1862. 1st edition. Cornell University Press, 1973. Dust jacket. $25.00

  89. book cover Ghent, W. J. The Road to Oregon: A Chronicle of the Great Emigrant Trail. Story of the early overland adventure. Pictorial map on endsheets. Tudor Publishing Co., 1934. Dark green cloth. $25.00

  90. Goodall, Mary. Oregon's Iron Dream: A Story of Old Oswego and the Proposed Iron Empire of the West. Story of the town's settlement and the early pioneers, including Chinese laborers, Quebec nuns and the entrepreneurs. Previous owner's inscription on front endsheet. Binsford & Mort, 1958. Dust jacket with wears and tears. $15.00

  91. SOLD Great Ghost Towns of the West. Photography by Tom Till; Essay by Teresa Jordan. Discover for yourself the enchantment of old ghost towns, the mysterious essence still emanating from these deserted communities. Graphic Arts Center Publishing, 2001. Dust jacket. $39.95

  92. Greenough, William Parker. Canadian Folk-Life and Folk-Lore. Discussed various aspects of life in Canada, including, marriage, language, amusements and religion. Illustrated. Previous owner's names on front endsheets. George H. Richmond, 1897. Green decorated cloth. $15.00

  93. Gressley, Gene M. The Twentieth-Century American West: A Potpourri. A collection of six essays examining and defining the contemporary American West. 1st edition. University of Missouri Press, 1977. Dust jacket. $19.00

  94. SOLD Hage, Wayne. Storm Over Rangelands: Private Lands in Federal Lands. A project of the Federal Lands Conference. 1st edition. Free Enterprise Press, 1989. Soft cover. $9.95

  95. SOLD Hague, Harlan. The Road to California: The Search for a Southern Overland Route 1540-1848. American Trails Series XI. 1st edition. Arthur H. Clark Co., 1978. Red cloth. $75.00

  96. Hammond, Anne. Ansel Adams: Divine Performance. A major study of Adams's life and art, discussing the evolution of his landscape art and aesthetic significance. Yale University Press, 2002. Dust jacket. $35.00

  97. SOLD Hannon, Jessie Gould. The Boston-Newton Company Venture: From Massachusetts to California in 1849. The story of a trip across America using the diaries of two members of the Boston-Newton company. 1st edition. University of Nebraska Press, 1969. Dust jacket. $27.50

  98. The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced: A Century of Change, 1899-2001. Edited by Thomas S. Litwin and foreword by David Rockefeller Jr. A unique and valuable perspective of a century of dramatic change in Alaska. Following the ship's route, the book addresses wilderness conservation biology and ecology, American history, natural hisotry, anthropology, and travel and exploration. Rutgers University Press, 2005. Dust jacket. $29.95

  99. Hartman, Monte. America's 100th Meridian: A Plains Journey. Photographs and text by Monte Hartman with an essay by William Kittredge. Colorful images enhance this story of travel across the Plains. Plains Histories Series. Texas Tech University Press, 2005. Dust jacket. $39.95

  100. SOLD Haskell, William B. Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold-Fields 1896-1898: A Thrilling Narrative of Live in the Gold Mines and Camps. Preface by Terrance Cole. This classic reprint is details the personal experiences and adventures in the gold regions of Alaska and the Klondike, detailing hardships and privations of miner's life. University of Alaska Press, 1998. Dust jacket. $34.95

  101. SOLD Hayes, Derek. Historical Atlas of the United States: With Original Maps. Using more than five hundred historical maps from collections around the world, this stunning book is the first to tell the story of America's past from a geographical perspective. University of California Press, 2006. Dust jacket. $39.95

  102. SOLD Hayes County Heritage Book: 100 Years of Progress 1877-1977 (cover title.) Book prepared by the Hayes County Bicentennial Committee. History of the people and county of Hayes Nebraska. White soft cover, oversize. $20.00

  103. Henshaw, Betty Grant. Children of the Dust: An Okie Family Story. Edited by Sandra Scofield. Introduction by Victoria Smith. Captures the harsh realities of growing up poor in the 1930s and 1940s. Texas Tech University Press, 2006. Dust jacket. $29.95 *

  104. SOLD Hine, Robert V. and John Mack Faragher. Frontiers: A Short History of the American West. A concise edition of their classic work, The American West, freshly updatedand rewritten for a popular audience. Yale University Press, 2007. Dust jacket. $28.00

  105. Hirsch, Jerrold. Portrait of America: A Cultural History of the Federal Writers' Project. Hirsch treats the FWP not as a peculiar product of the 1930s, but as an important part of America's cultural and intellectual history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By emphasizing the cultural and historical influences, he explains persuasively why the guidebooks should be seen as transcending the 1930s. University of North Carolina Press, 2003. Soft cover. $19.95

  106. Historic Independence. Illustrated, informational pamphlet on Independence Missouri. Independence Chamber of Commerce. c. 1945. Wraps. $10.00

  107. A History of Medicine In Pictures. Presented by Parke-Davis. Story of medicine with black and white paintings. Wraps. $5.00

  108. SOLD Hoagland, Edward. Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia. Story of the author's trip to the wild country of British Columbia in 1966 and his record of a way of life that was in the process of disappearing at the time he was visiting. 1st edition. Random House, 1969. Black cloth with bronze decorative design. $50.00

  109. SOLD Holdredge, Helen. Mammy Pleasant's Partner. Biography of Thomas Frederick Bell, California entrepreneur and associate of the notorious black madam. Previous owner's stamp on front endsheet. G. P. Putnam's Son, 1954. Black spine with paper decorated boards. $20.00

  110. SOLD Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas. Photography the Frontier. Contains biographies and pictures of a large number of the photographers of the frontier - beginning in the 1840s when the first photographers ventured west with government exploration parties. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1980. Dust jacket. $27.50

  111. SOLD Hooker, William Francis. The Bullwhacker: Adventures of a Frontier Freighter. Edited by Howard R. Driggs. Illustrated by Herman Palmer with photographers. Pioneer Life Series. Presentation copy signed by Driggs. World Book Company, 1940. Decorated cloth. $20.00

  112. Horn, Maurice. Comics of the American West. A history and an examination of comic strips and comic books to the mythology of the West. 1st edition. Winchester Press, 1977. Dust jacket. $25.00

  113. Hosen, Frederick E. Unfolding Westward in Treaty and Law: Land Documents in United States History from the Appalachians to the Pacific, 1783-1934. McFarland, 1988. Green cloth. $25.00

  114. Howard, Robert West. Hoofbeats of Destiny. The heroic 16-month race of the Pony Express to hold the West for the Union 1860-1861. Ballantine Books, 1973. Soft cover. $4.00

  115. SOLD Hubbard, Earle R. Sparks From Many Camp Fires. Includes Chauncey B. Hubbard's diary acrossing the West in 1850. Also Discusses frontier life in South Dakota and the Sioux Indians. Earle R. Hubbard, 1959. Yellow wraps. $20.00

  116. SOLD Hutchings, James M. Seeking the Elephant, 1849: James Mason Hutchings' Journal of his Overland Trek to California Including his Voyage to America, 1848 and Letters from the Mother Lode. Edited and introduced by Shirley Sargent. 1st edition. Arthur H. Clark Co., 1980. Red cloth. $50.00

  117. SOLD Jackson, William Henry. Time Exposure: The Autobiography of William Henry Jackson. Illustrated with photographs, paintings, and drawings by the author. Previous owner's name and bookplate on front endsheet. 1st edition. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1940. Blue cloth cover with minor wear. $75.00

  118. SOLD James, George Wharton. Through Ramona's Country. Illustrated this contemporary photographs of the Southern California landscape and people, including the Native Americans. Previous owner's name on front endsheet. Little, Brown, 1909. Decorated green cloth. $40.00

  119. SOLD Jennewein, J. Leonard. Black Hills Booktrails. Foreward by Leland D. Case, title page illustration by Milton Kudlacek. Annotated bibliography. Signed by the author. Bookplate removed from front endcover. Dakota Territory Centennial Commission and Dakota Wesleyan University, 1962. Reddish/brown cloth. $50.00

  120. Johnson, Willis Fletcher. History of the Johnstown Flood. Contains the record, the breaking of the South Fork Dam and the flooding of the Conemaugh Valley. Photographs of the destruction. Published shortly after the disaster. 1st edition. Edgewood Publishing, 1889. Brown cloth showing wear on edges, loose front hinge and stain on front endsheet. $25.00
  121. Jones, Thomas Roy. Printing in America - and American Type Founders. Speech given to the Newcomen Society. Newcomen Society of England, American Branch, 1949. Wraps. $7.00

  122. SOLD Junkin, Elizabeth Darby. Lands of Brighter Destiny: The Public Lands of the American West. Written by a national news correspondent, this is a discussion of public lands and the agencies that manage them. Fulcrum, 1986. Dust jacket. $13.95

  123. Kahim, Sharon and Laurie Rufe. In the Shadow of the Rockies: A Photographic History of the Pioneer Experience in Wyoming's Big Horn Basin. Presentation copy signed by the authors. Northwest Community College, 1983. Soft cover. $22.50

  124. Kahn, Steve. The Hard Way Home: Alaska Stories of Adventure, Friendship, and the Hunt. Stories of living and the natural landscape in Alaska. University of Nebraska Press, 2010. Dust jacket. $22.95

  125. SOLD Kansas State Historical Society 1926-1928 Collections Vol. XVII. Collection of articles on topics such as Wild Bill Hickok, Daish settlements, military on the Plains, including Custer. Green cloth with bottom edge rubbed. $30.00

  126. SOLD Kelsey, D. M. History of Our Wild West and Stories of Pioneer Life. From experiences of Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill, Kit Carson, Sam Houston, Generals Crook, Miles and Custer, Great Indian Chiefs, Geronimo and Sitting Bull. Illustrated. John D. Stanton Co., 1901. Red cloth. $35.00

  127. SOLD Kitses, Jim. Horizons West: Directing the Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood. This greatly expanded new edition, provides definitive critical analysis of the six greatest film-makers of the Western genre: John Ford, Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah, Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood. New edition. bfi Publishing, 2004. Soft cover. $24.95

  128. Klett, Mark, Project Director. Third Views, Second Sights: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West. An end of the century geographical exploration patterned after the first surveys of the nineteenth century updated with new techniques and sensibilities. Museum of New Mexico Press, 2004. Dust jacket. $60.00

  129. Landrum, Ney C. The State Park Movement in America: A Critical Review. Landrum places the movement for state parks in the context of the movements for urban and local parks on one side and for national parks on the other, tracing the evolution of the state park movement. University of Missouri Press, 2004. Dust jacket. $44.95

  130. SOLD Langguth, A. J. Driven West: Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War. Portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the American nation, detailing the struggle of the Native Americans and looking at America's statesmen of the time. 1st edition. Simon & Schuster, 2010. Dust jacket. $30.00

  131. SOLD Larkin, Thomas O. The Affair at Monterey October 20 & 21, 1842 as reported by Thomas O. Larkin. Introduction by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. Limited to 50 copies. Zamorano Club, 1964. Double wraps, red stiff paper with blue stiff cover, showing wear and small tear and age fading. $17.50

  132. Lause, Mark A. Young America: Land, Labor and the Republican Community. Story of radicalism, social and labor movements in the United States during the nineteenth century. University of Illinois Press, 2005. Soft cover. $20.00

  133. Lavender, David. The Great West. Revised edition of The American Heritage History of the Great West. Epic story of the exploration and conquest of the West from 1763 to the twilight of the frontier in the early twentieth century. Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Soft cover. $11.95

  134. Lavin, Stephen J., Fred M. Shelley and J. Clark Archer. Atlas of the Great Plains. Foreword by David J. Wishart and introduction by John C. Hudson. Brings a new focus to North America's midcontinent with more than three hundred original full color maps accompanied by extended explanatory text, chronicling the history of the Great Plains. University of Nebraska Press, 2011. Dust jacket. $39.95

  135. SOLD Lee, Wayne C. and Howard C. Raynesford. Trails of the Smoky Hill. The dramatic story of events and people who lived or traveled along the Smoky Hill River in Colorado and Kansas. Caxton, 2008. Soft cover, oversize. $17.95 *

  136. SOLD Le Sueur, Meridel. North Star Country. Edited by Erskine Caldwell. American Folkways series. Stories of the Minnesota, Wisconsin and Great Lakes region from fur trappers to farmers. 1st edition. Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1945. Blue cloth. $30.00

  137. SOLD Living Blue in the Red States. Edited by David Starkey. Compelling stories from various authors. University of Nebraska Press, 2007. Soft cover. $19.95

  138. Lowitt, Richard. American Outback: The Oklahoma Panhandle in the Twentieth Century. An integral part of the history of the great plains. Plains Histories Series. Texas Tech University Press, 2006. Dust jacket. $21.95

  139. Lucey, Donna M. Photographing Montana 1894-1928: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron. Showcases more than 150 photographs of life in Montana, from landscapes, to cowboys and farmers on the high plains. Winner of the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Award for Best Nonfiction book of 1991. 2d printing. Mountain Press, 2004. Dust jacket, oblong oversize. $60.00

  140. SOLD Mabey, Charles Rendell. The Pony Express: An Epic of the Old West. Illustrations by Harris Weberg. Signed by the author on the frontispiece. Numbered on verso of title page. 1st edition. The Beverly Craftsmen, 1940. Maroon cloth with embossed image of pony express rider. $45.00

  141. SOLD Marks, M. L. Jews Among The Indians: Tales of Adventure and Conflict in the Old West. Foreword by Maynard I. Wishner. Stories of the dramatic, sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous relationships of two disparate peoples in the building of the American West. Benison Books, 1992. Dust jacket. $25.00

  142. SOLD Martin, Greg. The Parker Lyon-Harrah's Pony Express Museum : A Photographic Essay. An illustrated history. Chrysopolis Press, 1987. Pictorial Casebound. $65.00

  143. Mattes, Merrill J. The Great Platte River Road. Monumental work based on an examination of over seven hundred overland journals, detailing America's westward expansion. . Includes a chronology, maps, sketches and a comprehensive bibliography. University of Nebraska Press. Soft cover. $26.95

  144. SOLD Mautz, Carl. Biographies of Western Photographers: A Reference Guide to Photographers Working in the ninth Century American West. A monumental work covering 15,000 photographers working in twenty-seven western states and Canadian provinces, plus itinerants who traveled throughout the frontier West. 1st edition. Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997. Dust jacket. $75.00

  145. SOLD Mayo, Matthew P. Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears: Fifty of the Grittiest Moments in the History of the Wild West. Chapters on Hugh Glass, John Wesley Powell, Wyatt Earp, and General Custer. TwoDot, 2009. Soft cover. $21.50

  146. SOLD McDonald, Douglas. Camels in Nevada. Fascinating history of the Army's use of camels, and how they were used in California and Nevada after their sale by the Army. Nevada Publications, 1983. Decorated wraps. $10.00

  147. Book Cover SOLD Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Forty-Fifth Congress, with the Reports of the Heads of Departments and Selections from Accompanying Documents. Government Printing Office, 1878. Brown cloth, very worn, white paint spots on back cover. $50.00

  148. Miles, George. 'Go West and Grow Up with the Country.' An Exhibition of Nineteenth-Century Guides to the American West in the Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. 1991. Wraps. $15.00

  149. SOLD Millard, Candice. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. The story of President James A. Garfield's assassination and its aftermath, filled with political intrigue and true-crime reporting. Book club edition. Doubleday, 2011. Dust jacket. $28.95

  150. Miller, Charles Wallace, Jr. Stake Your Claim! The Tale of America's Enduring Mining Laws. Filling a void, this volume places federal mining laws in historical context. Westernlore Press, 1991. Dust jacket. $31.95

  151. Monaghan, Jay ed. The Book of the American West. Essays by western historians, Ramon Adams, Dale Morgan, Wayne Gard, Don Russell and others. Illustrated. Simon & Schuster, 1969. Dust jacket oversize. $25.00

  152. Moody, Dr. Joseph P. with W. de Groot van Embden. Artic Doctor. The story of Dr. Moody, Medical Health Officer for Canadian East Arctic and his encounters with the Eskimos. Illustrated with photographs. Previous owner's inscription on half-title page. Dodd, Mead, 1955. Dust jacket with wear. $10.00

  153. Moore, Charles, Peter Becker and Regula Campbell. The City Observed: Los Angeles: A Guide to Its Architecture and Landscapes. An illustrated look at various buildings and districts in LA. 1st edition. Random House, 1984. Dust jacket with minor wear, mark on bottom edge. $20.00

  154. Mordan, C. B. American West Designs. Illustrated examples of cowboy and Western motifs. Stemmer House. Oversize soft cover. $5.95

  155. Morgan, Neil. Westward Tilt: The American West Today. Foreword by James A. Michener. Study of the post World War II migration to the West. 1st printing. Random House, 1963. Dust jacket with wear. $10.00

  156. SOLD Morgan, Robert. Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion. America's frontier years comes alive with biographica vignettes of such significant individuals as Jefferson, Jackson, Crockett, Houston, Polk, Carson and Nicholas Trist. 1st edition. Algonquin Books, 2011. Dust jacket. $29.95

  157. SOLD Morris, Roy, Jr. Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876. Tells the extraordinary story of how a presidential election was tolen and the Civil War almost reignited. 1st edition. Simon & Schuster, 2003. Dust jacket. $15.00

  158. Mowat, Farley. Canada North. Beautiful illustrations of some of A.Y. Jackson's paintings of the Northern flora in brilliant colours, and many more illustrations make this a well written history. Previous owner's name inscribed front page. Marking on the back cover. McClelland and Stewart, 1967. Blue cloth, oversize. cover.

  159. SOLD Murdoch, David Hamilton. The American West: The Invention of a Myth. Discusses the West as an invented myth. University of Nevada Press, 2001. Soft cover. $19.95

  160. SOLD National Museum of America Art. American Photographs: The First Century. From the Isaacs Collection, curated by Merry A. Foresta. Contains seventy-nine color plates and supplemented by over a hundred four-color images, many reproduced for the first time. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996. Oversize soft cover. $35.00

  161. New Jersey Coral of Westerners. Fourth Anniversary Keepsake. Includes resume of meetings, and articles on Anthony Sadowski, N. C. Wyeth and Will James. 1976.Loose pages in wraps. $10.00

  162. Nicholas, Liza J. Becoming Western: Stories of Culture and Identity in the Cowboy State. Five individual stories about Wyoming, including Jack Flagg, Buffalo Bill, the dude ranch and others. University of Nebraska Press, 2006. Dust jacket. $35.00

  163. SOLD O'Rourke, Paul M. Frontier in Transition: A History of Southwestern Colorado. From the early Native Americans, to the fur trade and settlement to the modern era. Previous owner's name on front cover. Bureau of Land Management, 1980. Soft cover, oversize. $15.00

  164. Palmer, Douglas. Prehistoric Past Revealed: The Four Billion Year History of Life on Earth. Using timelines, diagrams, sidebar discussions, and breaking down complex ideas into digestible topics, Palmer shows how it has been possible to recover the story of life from the petrified remains of shells and bones scattered through rock strata. The University of California Press, 2003. Dust jacket. $29.95

  165. Parson, John E. West on the 49th Parallel: Red River to the Rockies, 1872-1876. Story of the U.S. Canadian Boundary Commission. 1st edition. William Morrow, 1963. Dust jacket. $17.50

  166. Paxson, Frederic L. History of the American Frontier 1763-1893. Early settlement and Westward movement. 1st edition. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1924. $15.00

  167. Phillips, David R., comp. & ed. The Taming of the West: A Photographic Perspective. With commentary by Robert A. Weinstein. Beautiful black and white photographs show the western frontier. Henry Regnery Co., 1974. Black cloth, oversize. $35.00

  168. Photographs at the Frontier: Aby Warburg in America 1895-1896. Edited by Benedetta Cestelli Guidi and Niholas Mann. Along with Warburg photographs of his trip to the Southwest, scholars contributed six essays to this volume 1st printing. Merrell Holberton, 1998. Dust jacket, oversize. $35.00

  169. Piper, Marion J. Dakota Portraits: A Sentimental Journal of a Pictorial History. People, places, events that highlight North Dakota's centennial. Previous owner's name and stamp on first pages. Signed by the author. Marion Piper, 1964. Dust jacket. $17.50

  170. Pogzeba, Wolfgang. New Vision: Photographs of the American West. Photographs by the well-known western artist and sculptor. 1st edition. Foreword by Peter Hassrick. Northland Press and Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1977. Dust jacket. $35.00

  171. Politics in the Postwar American West. Edited by Richard Lowitt. An examination of recent political issues in the American West, including water controversies, Indian and non-Indian accomodations, and environmentalism. University of Oklahoma Press, 1995. Soft cover. $19.95

  172. Pomeroy, Earl. In Search of the Golden West: The Tourist in Western America. Introduction by William Deverell. Second Edition. Offers splendid historic images and descriptions of the characters who sought the reality and created the myth of the Golden West. University of Nebraska Press, 2010. Soft cover. $19.95

  173. SOLD Pomeroy, Earl. The Pacific Slope: A History of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Nevada. New foreword by Elliott West. Fundamental interpretaton of the history of the American West. University of Nevada Press. Soft cover. $21.95

  174. SOLD Prescott, William. The Papers of William Hickling Prescott. Selected and edited by C. Harvey Gardiner. Portrait of the first American to win international acclaim as a historian. 1st edition. University of Illinois Press, 1964. Dust jacket. $16.50

  175. SOLD *Preserving Western History. Edited by Andrew Gulliford. The first college reader to address public history in the American West, with comprehensive essays that explain the research and work that public historians do and the comprelicated issues of historic site preservation and interpretation. University of New Mexico Press, 2005. Soft cover. $34.95

  176. Remedies for a New West: Healing Landscapes, Histories, and Cultures. Edited by Patricia Nelson Limerick, Andrew Cowell, and Sharon K. Collinge. A wide-ranging collection of essays to provoke thought and action on a variety of issues facing the American West. University of Arizona Press, 2009. Soft cover. $35.00

  177. Reps, John W. Panoramas of Promise: Pacific Northwest Cities and Towns on Nineteenth-Century Lithographs. Highlights the development of cities and towns in the Pacific Northwest through illustrated works. Washington State University Press, 1984. Dust jacket., oblong. $25.00

  178. SOLD Richardson, Rupert Norval and Carl Coke Rister. The Greater Southwest. 1st edition. The economic, social, and cultural development of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and California from the Spanish conquest to the twentieth century. Previous owner's signtures on free front end sheet. Arthur H. Clark Co., 1935. Red cloth. $115.00

  179. SOLD Riffenburgh, Beau. Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland. Biography of one of the most cunning detectives who infiltrated the Molly Maguires, hunted the Wild Bunch gang and investigated the Western Federation of Miners for the assassination of Idaho's former governor. 1st printng. Viking, 2013. Dust jacket. $32.95

  180. Ringholz, Raye. Littletown Blues: Voices from the Changing West. First edition. Photographs by K.C. Muscolino. Discusses the dilemma towns face regarding tourism and limit growth. Gibbs Smith, 1992. Soft cover. $14.95

  181. SOLD Robbins, William G. Colony and Empire: The Capitalist Transformation of the American West. This book challenges some of our most revered images of the West and invigorates the ongoing debates for its history and meaning for our nation. University Press of Kansas, 1994. Dust jacket. $29.95

  182. Robinson, Gerald H. Elusive Truth: Four Photographers at Manzanar. Contains the photographs of Ansel Adams, Clem Albers, Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake from the Japanese War Relocation Camp. Introduction by Archie Miyatake. Carl Mautz Publishing, 2002. Dust jacket. $35.00

  183. Rock Springs Historic Downtown Walking Tour. Guide to the Rock Springs, Wyoming town. Historic photos.Wraps. $4.00

  184. Romaine, Lawrence B. A Guide to American Trade Catalogs 1744-1900. Lists all sorts of catalogs by subject, machinery, weathervanes, telephones, bicycles, etc. Has small sticker from bookseller's landmark, "Bertrand Smith's Acres of Books" Bowker, 1960. Red cloth with tan spine. $25.00

  185. SOLD Root, Riley. Journal of Travels from St. Josephs to Oregon with Observations of that Country, Together with a Descripton of California its Agricultural Interests, and a Full Description of Its Gold Mines. Foreword by Joseph A. Sullivan. Reprint of the 1850 edition. 1st California edition, limitedto 500 copies. Biobooks, 1955. Green cloth, gold spine. $40.00

  186. SOLD Rosenbaum, Robert A. The Penguin Encyclopedia of American History. Entries from Abington to Zimmerman, this authoritative and compact volume spans American history from its beginnings through 2002. Viking, 2003. Dust jacket. $20.00

  187. SOLD Round, Phillip H. The Impossible Land: Story and Place in California's Imperial Valley. The interplay between natural landscape and human storytelling; bringing together a century of stories produced in and about the Imperial Valley. University of New Mexico Press, 2008. Soft cover. $19.95

  188. SOLD Sandweiss, Martha A. Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line. The secret double life of Clarence King, the man who mapped the American West and the African - American woman he loved. Penguin Press, 2009. Dust jacket. $27.95 *

  189. SOLD Sandweiss, Martha A. Print the Legend: Photography and the American West. This book tells the interwined stories of photography and the American West - a new medium and a new place that came of age together in the nineteenth century. Yale University Press, 2002. Dust jacket. $28.00

  190. SOLD Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The Age of Jackson. With a new introduction by the author and illustrations for this edition selected by Joan Paterson Kerr. The classic history of this period. The American Past, Book-of-the-Month Club, 1989. Dust jacket. $25.00

  191. Schweikart, Larry and Bradley J. Birzer. The American West. Over 500 entries covering every key event, individual, cultural tradition, and technology associate with the American West. Contains period photos, line drawings, and maps. Alphabetized for easy use. 1st edition. John Wiley & Sons, 2002. Dust jacket. $40.00

  192. SOLD Shippey, Lee. It's an Old California Custom. Information on the life and culture of California. Worn spot on inside front cover. Vaguard Press, 1948. Blue cloth. $15.00

  193. Short, John Rennie. Representing the Republic: Mapping the United States, 1600 - 1900. This volume provides an intriguing account of the mapping of America - the richly illustrated text focuses on maps of colonial claims, surveys of the American West and national atlases. Reaktion Books, 2001. Dust jacket. $35.00

  194. Short, Wayne. This Raw Land. Autobiography of Short bringing his bride to the Alaskan frontier and raising a family.1st edition. Random House, 1968. Dust jacket with minor wear and small tears. $30.00

  195. SOLD Simmons, Virginia McConnell. The San Luis Valley: Land of the Six-Armed Cross. An appealing look at frontier life and settlement of Colorado and New Mexico's San Luis Valley. 2nd edition. University Press of Colorado, 1999. Soft cover. $20.00

  196. SOLD Smith, Azariah. The Gold Discovery Journal of Azariah Smith. Edited by David L. Bigler. An employee of James Marshall at Sutter's Mill, Smith tells of marching west from Fort Leavenworth to the Pacific, one of the longest infantry marches in recorded history. Also a member of the company that opened the Mormon-Carson Pass Emigrant Trail. University of Utah, 1990. Dust jacket. $25.00

  197. SOLD Snyder, Joel. One / Many: Western American Survey Photographs by Bell and O'Sullivan. With contributions by Josh Ellenbogen. Exhibition catalog for a show at the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. Images cover the West from Zuni to California and Nevada to Colorado. 2006. Soft cover, oblong. $28.00

  198. SOLD Spears, John R. Illustrated Sketches of Death Valley and Other Borax Deserts of the Pacific Coast. Spears was the first professional writer to visit, photograph and wrie about the Death Valley. Facsimile of 1892 edition. Sagebrush Press, 1977. Soft cover. $10.00

  199. SOLD Stahl, Frank M. One-Way Ticket to Kansas: The Autobiography of Frank M. Stahl. As told by Margaret Whittemore, illustrated by the author. Noted Kansas pioneer, who prospected in Colorado and served with the Second Kansas Cavalry during the Civil War. 1st edition. University of Kansas Press, 1959. Light blue cloth. $35.00

  200. Stahl, John M. Growing with the West: The Story of a Busy, Quiet Life. Autobiography of a pioneer who championed farmlife and rural mail delivery. 1st edition. Longmans, Green, 1930. Dust jacket with wear. $20.00

  201. SOLD Stegner, Wallace and Page Stegner. American Places. Combines the prose of the Stegners with the color photography of Eliot Porter, showcasing America. Edited by John Macrae, III. 1st edition. E. P. Dutton, 1981. Dust jacket with discoloration, oversize. $25.00

  202. Stiles, Henry Reed. Bundling: Its Origin, Progress and Decline in America. Privately issued for subscribers only. Bookplate removed from inside front cover Decorated paper boards, worn on edges. with black cloth spine. $10.00 *

  203. Stoecklein, David R. Ranch Style: The Artistic Culture and Design of the Real West. A peek inside the rustic world of ranch style in this photographic book of western ranch details. Stoecklein Publishing, 2003. Dust jacket. $35.00

  204. Stong, Phil. Hawkeys: A Biography of the State of Iowa. Previous owner's name on inside front cover. 1st edition. Dodd, Mead, 1940. Dust jacket worn. $20.00

  205. SOLD Stott, Annette. Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West. These cultural centers of the frontier West were filled with carved wooden headboards, marble statues and local stones, served as repositories of art and history. This story is traced through Rocky Mountain towns and their boot hills. University of Nebraska Press, 2008. Dust jacket. $36.95

  206. Street, Richard Steven. Everyone Had Cameras: Photography and Farmworkers in California, 1850 - 2000. Analyzes and celebrates images and photographers, while providing a comprehensive history of the California farmworkers in the visual culture of American. University of Minnesota Press, 2008. Soft cover oversize. $34.95

  207. Stuart, Granville. Forty Years on the Frontier: As Seen in the Journals ad Reminiscences of Granville Stuart, Gold-Miner, Trader, Merchant, Rancher and Politician. Edited by Paul C. Phillips with a new introduction by Clyde A. Milner II and Carol A. O'Connor. Contains both volumes of the original edition. One of True West Magazine's best books on the American West. Stuart was involved in the Montana gold rush, deveoping the cattle industry and a leader of the vigilantes in the 1880s. Universiy of Nebraska Press, 2004. Soft cover. $19.95

  208. SOLD Sullivan, Marion. F. Westward the Bells. Emphasizes the heritage, traditions and enironmental forces that motivated Junipero Serra's destiny. 1st edition. Alba House, 1971. Dust jacket. $15.00

  209. SOLD Sutherland, Monica. The Damndest Finest Ruins: The Full Story of San Francisco's Great Earthquake - Fire. Introductionby Oscar Lewis. An hour-by-hour, day-by-day chronicle of the events from eye-witnesses. 1st edition. Coward-McCann, 1959. Dust jacket. $22.50

  210. Sutton, Ernest V. A Life Worth Living. Introduction by Lee Shippey, end paper painting, "When the West Was Young," and chapter headings by Clarence Ellsworth. Story of a man who lived in Minnesota, went to the Dakotas, worked as a doctor and tramp printer, saw the ghost dances in the Dakotas and spent his years in California. Limited to 2000 copies, signed by the author. 1st edition. Trail's End Publishing, 1948. Red cloth. $40.00

  211. Swanson, Earl H. The Snake River Plain. History of the Idaho region. Idaho Historcal Series, Number 11, December 1974. Idaho State Historical Society. Wraps, oversize.$10.00

  212. Szasz, Ferenc Morton. Scots in the North American West 1790-1917. In this unique and engaging book, Szasz outlines the many contributions Scots have made to the development of the region, from fur trappers to ranchers, to artists. University of Oklahoma Press, 2000. Dust jacket. $29.95

  213. Talbot, Ethelbert. My People of the Plains. Written by a bishop. Topics discussed are Mormons, Native Americans, mining, Idaho, Montana and missionaries. Harper & Brothers, 1906. Green cloth. $20.00

  214. Tassin, Ray. Stanley Vestal: Champion of the Old West. Biography of this western author, historian and child of the frontier, Walter Stanley Campbell, who wrote under the name of Stanley Vestal. Arthur H. Clark, 1973. Dust jacket. $25.00 Special $10.00

  215. This was . . . in Fact . . . the West. Stories of the West with illustrations; prepared by various museums and historical scieties in Arizona, Calfiornia, Colorado, Kansas and Idaho. n.d. Soft cover oblong. $7.50

  216. SOLD Thomas, Tay. Only in Alaska. The adventures of a young family in a young state when a New Jersey family moved to Alaska in 1960. Doubleday, 1969. Dust jacket with tears on corners. $12.50

  217. SOLD Thybony, Scott. Dry Rivers and Standing Rocks: A Word Finder for the American West. The book allows the reader to find the way we have been using the language, but also the way we might use the langauge. 1st edition. University of New Mexico Press, 2000. Dust jacket. $24.95

  218. Time-Life Books. The Old West. Individual titles available. Brown leatherette.

  219. Tompkins, Stuart Ramsay. Alaska: Promyshlennik and Sourdough. History of this American territory. 1st edition. University of Oklahoma Press, 1945. Dust jacket. $45.00

  220. Topping, Gary. Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History. Historians Bernard DeVoto, Dale Morgan, Juanita Brooks, Wallace Stegner, and Fawn Brodie have made enduring contributions to our knowledge of the American West, but to our view of region and its history. In this first comprehensive appraisal of their work, Topping discusses their work and shortcomings. 1st edition. University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. Dust jacket. $34.95

  221. Turner, Frederick. Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness. "The spiritual background of European domination of the Americas, for the Europeans who conquered the Americas substituted history for myth as a way of understanding life. Rutgers University Press, 1992. Soft cover. $21.00

  222. Tyson, Ian. The Long Trail: My Life in the West. Story of a real singing coboy, rancher, prairie poet and rancher. Contains a nice tribute to my father, Aaron L. Cohen and Guidon Books. Vintage Canada, 2011. Soft cover. $18.50

  223. SOLD Ubbelohde, Carl, Maxine Benson and Duane A. Smith. A Colorado History. 7th edition. Continues the tradition of a classic, general history of the centennial state. Pruett. Soft cover. $25.00

  224. SOLD Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth. Frontier Fever: The Scary, Superstitious - and Sometimes Sensible - Medicine of the Pioneers. An interesting look at home remedies and medical knowledge on the frontier. 1st printing. Walker and Co., 1995. Dust jacket. $15.95 *

  225. SOLD Webb, Richard. Great Ghosts of the West. A collection of fascinating stories that show how the otherwise normal lives of perfectly rational people are disrupted by ghosts and other psychic manifestations. 1st edition. Nash Publishing, 1971. Dust jacket. $20.00

  226. Weber, Rev. Francis J. A Select Bibliography: The California Missions 1765-1972. Compiled and annotated by Weber. Limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. Dawson's Bookshop, 1972. Tan decorated boards. $25.00

  227. SOLD West. Photos by Lars Strandberg, text by Lars Aberg, design by Ronnie Nilsson. Offers a European take on the American West as the author and phogtographer traveled through the mythology and landscape of the wide expanses. 1st edition. Gibbs Smtih, 2011. Hard cover with mini dust jacket. $45.00

  228. The West. Featuring the photography of Craig Aurness. Photographic view of the great American West. Randy Collings, 1981. Oversize soft cover. $8.00

  229. Western American Photography: The First 100 Years - Selections from the Amon Carter Museum. Exhibition catalog of a show at the Phoenix Art Museum, April 11 - June 28, 1987. Phoenix Art Museum. Wraps. $6.00

  230. The Western Pursuit of the American Dream: Selections from the Collection of Kenneth W. Rendell. A collection of books, art, and artifacts, seeing the world of pioneers through their eyes. Exhibition National Heritage Museum 2004 - 2005. Historical publications, 2004. Dust jacket. $39.95

  231. Western Subjects: Autobiographical Writing in the North American West. Edited by Kathleen A. Boardman and Gioia Woods. The essays in this anthology explore the idea of place as it is revealed in a variety of texts rooted in the West. University of Utah Press, 2004. Soft cover. $24.95

  232. SOLD The Westerners Brand Book (Los Angeles Corral) Book 8. Topics include Louis Akin, John Wesley Hardin and Adobe in California. 1959. Dust jacket. $100.00

  233. Westward the Way: The Character and Development of the Louisiana Territory as seen by Artists and Writers of the Nineteen Century. Edited by Perry T. Rathbone. Providing a new approach to history in picture and work with 225 illustrations. Contains selections by noted authors and historical figures. City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1954. Dust jacket with minor wear on edges. $20.00

  234. Williams, Albert N. The Black Hills: Mid-Continent Resort. Part of the American Resort Series no. 4, that brings this region to life. 1st edition. Southern Methodist University Press, 1952. Dust jacket with minor wear. $20.00

  235. Winther, Oscar Osburn and Richard A. Van Orman. A Classified Bibliography of the Periodical Literature of the Trans-Mississippi West: A Supplement (1957-1967). Lists articles by subject then author. Indiana University Press, 1970. Soft cover, with minor wear. $10.00

  236. SOLD Woodbury, Chuck. The Best From Out West: Tales Gathered Along the Back Roads of the West. Woodbury treats us to a vision of an unfamiliar western terrain, eating cow brains, cheezits, space burgers and potato ice cream. 1st edition. William Morrow & Co., 1990. Dust jacket. $22.50

  237. The World Almanac of the American West. Edited by John S. Bowman, introduction by Alvin M. Josephy. An entertaining source book about the American West; invaluable reference on the events and personalities. World Almanac. Soft cover with minor wear. $8.00

  238. SOLD Wright, Mike. What They Didn't Teach You About the Wild West. Uncovers little known facts about the Western frontier. Presidio, 2000. Dust jacket. $24.95

Buffalo Bill, Wild West Shows, Rodeos and Western Movies

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  1. SOLD Bosworth, Patricia. John Wayne: The Legend and the Man. Foreword by Martin Scorsese ; remembrance by Maureen O'Hara ; interview with Ron Howard ; remembrance by Ronald Reagan. The book celebrates the Duke's life and legacy through film stills, backstage photos, and snapshots, ranging from his cinematic masterpieces to a surprising variety of early career, leading-man films. Also included are a wide selection of fan mail art; family albums, photos from friends and loved ones, and the many treasures gathered over the years in his immense archive. powerHouse Books, 2012. Casebound. $45.00

  2. SOLD Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park. Brochure state describes Cody and his Ranch, Scout's Rest. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, n.d. Wraps. $1.00

  3. SOLD Cody, William F. The Wild West In England. Edited and with an introduction by Frank Christianson. Here Cody describes his Wild West exhibition, the show that offered audiences a mythic experience of the American frontier. University of Nebraska Press, 2012. Soft cover. $17.95

  4. SOLD Costello, Ben. Gunsmoke: An American Institution. Illustrated history which celebrates 50 years of television's Best Western. Foreword by Jim Byrnes with preface by Jon Voight. Five Star Publications, 2006. Dust jacket, oblong. $75.00

  5. SOLD Crosby, Thelma and Eve Ball. Bob Crosby: World Champion Cowboy. Illustrations by Olive Vandruff Bugbee. Story of one of the rodeo's greatest all-around bowboys - originally published forty years ago. Wild Horse Press, 2006. Soft cover. $16.95

  6. SOLD Day, Donald. Will Rogers: A Biography. The story of beloved American icon. David McKay Co., 1962. Dust jacket. $17.50

  7. SOLD Etulain, Richard W. & Glenda Riley, eds. The Hollywood West: Lives of Film Legends Who Shaped it. This book brings into focus the most influential characters and themes of the Western. Fulcrum Publishing, 200l. Softcover. $17.95

  8. SOLD Everson, William K. A Pictorial History of the Western Film. Citadel Press, 1969. Traces the history of the Western film genre from its beginnings in the 1900s through the 1960s. Contains many stills from Western films, as well as actor publicity shots. Good. Soft cover. $10.00

  9. book cover SOLD Eyman, Scott. John Wayne: The Life and Legend. Draws on first-person interviews in a revelatory portrait that includes coverage of his early life with his difficult parents, his anti-Communist conservative beliefs and his stormy marriages. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Dust jacket. $32.50 *

  10. SOLD Kahn, Margot. Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith. The story of a talented and determined man who forges himself into a champion. University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. $24.95

  11. Lahue SOLD Lahue, Kalton C. Riders of the Range: The Sagebrush Heroes of the Sound Screen. Biographical chapters on many of the Western movie actors, including Tim Holt, Buster Crabbe, Rex Allen and Gene Autry. Illustrated with photographs. Castle Books, 1973. Dust jacket with minor wear. $20.00

  12. SOLD The Landscape of Hollywood Westerns: Ecocriticism in an American Film Genre. Edited by Deborah A. Carmichael. Encourages readers to reconsider the Hollywood Western as a valid and respectable subject on ecological and environmental concerns. The University of Utah Press, 2006. Soft cover. $21.95

  13. SOLD Malham, Joseph. John Ford: Poet in the Desert. Biography of this noted film director and producer. Lake Street Press, 2013. Soft cover. $22.95

  14. SOLD Mickel, Jere C. Footlights on the Prairie. The book covers the stars, show operations, and tours of many of the tent show theater groups which traveled the middle-western small towns. 1st edition. North Star Press, 1974. Dust jacket. $24.50

  15. SOLD Mix, Paul E. The Life and Legend of Tom Mix. The illustrated biography describing the cowboy that was and what people thought. 1st edition.  A. S. Barnes, 1972. Dust jacket worn and rubbed. $40.00

  16. book cover Monaghan, Jay. The Great Rascal: The Life and Adventures of Ned Buntline. The exploits of the amazing Buntline, king of the dime novelists, Buffalo Bill's Promoter, Soldier, Sportsman, Western Trader, Roue, Politicial Manipulator, Adventurer Extraordinary. Little Brown & Co., 1952. Dust jacket. $22.50 *

  17. SOLD Morris, Abe. My Cowboy Hat Still Fits: My Life as a Rodeo Star. Story of Champion Bull Rider and black rodeo cowboy. Signed by the author. Prong Horn Press, 2005. Soft cover. $20.00

  18. SOLD Munn, Michael. John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth. Biography of the man and his movies. New American Library, 2005. Soft cover. $14.95

  19. SOLD Munro, Roxie. Rodeo. Get ready to Rodeo. Young readers find 50 flaps to life, surprise, entertain and learn about the exciting Rodeo events. Bright Sky Press, 2007. Casebound oversize. $15.95

  20. SOLD Pattie, Jane. John Wayne: The Star of . . . "A Western Celebration. Discusses the Duke's movies - filled with interesting facts and photos. Wilma Russell's Western Classics. 2007. Dust jacket, oversize. $100.00

  21. SOLD Porter, Willard H. Who's Who in Rodeo. Listing of National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Rodeo Historical Society, etc. Powder River Book Co., [1982]. Soft cover with minor wear. $25.00

  22. Rattenbury, Richard C. Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo. Foreword by Larry Mahan, collection photography by Ed Muno. Showcasing the collections of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, this lavishly illustrated book is the first to depict rodeo's material and graphic heritage. University of Oklahoma Press, 2010. Dust jacket, oversize. $65.00

  23. SOLD Russell, Don. The Wild West: A History of the Wild West Shows. An exhibition-publication project on the origins of the Wild West Shows at the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. 1st edition. 1970. Dust jacket. $45.00

  24. SOLD Sagala, Sandra K. Buffalo Bill on the Silver Screen: The Films of William F. Cody. Fascinating story of Cody's venture into film making during the early cinema period. 1st printing. University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. Dust jacket. $24.95

  25. SOLD Schnell, Fred. Rodeo! The Suicide Circuit. Illustrated history of the rodeo. Rand McNally & Co., 1971. Oversize Dust jacket. $25.00

  26. SOLD Schnell, Fred. Rodeo! The Suicide Circuit. Illustrated history of the rodeo. Rand McNally & Co., 1976. Oversize soft cover. $20.00

  27. SOLD World Championship Rodeo. Booklet on rodeo filled with illustrations and drawings. Whitman, 1987. Wraps. $20.00

Life on the Frontier

  1. SOLD Burnett, Linda. Pioneers: Adventure in a New Land. Illustrated history for the young reader. Trailblazers of the West. Children's Press, 2005. Soft cover. $6.95

  2. Carson, William G. B., revised by William C. Carson. Peter Becomes a Trail Man: The Story of a Boy's Journey on the Santa Fe Trail. Illustrated by Pat Oliphant. A young adult novel set on the Santa Fe Trail in the 1850s. University of New Mexico Press, 2002. Dust jacket. $12.95

  3. Delano, Alonzo. On the Trail to the California Gold Rush. Introduction by J. S. Holliday. First published in 1854, this is a California classic, the vivid story of a man who left his family and joined the rush to El Dorado in 1849. University of Nebraska Press, 2005. Soft cover. $16.95

  4. Frontier Re-examined. Edited by John Francis McDermott. Fresh insights into the character and development of the American West are provided in this collection of thirteen papers which re-examine a wide range of events central to nineteenth century frontier life. University of Illinois Press, 1967. Dust jacket with wear. $20.00

  5. Gossage, Alice and Joseph. Sunshine Always: Courtship letters of Alice Bower & Joseph Gossage of Dakota Territory. Edited and with introduction and epilogue by Paul M. Nelson, compiled and with afterword by Maxwell Van Nuys. Describes the romance of two young people in the harsh environment of Dakota Territory. South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2006. Dust jacket. $24.95 *

  6. Hardeman, Nicholas Perkins. Wilderness Calling: The Hardeman Family in the American Westward Movement, 1750-1900. Story of a remarkable family who crossed America's moving frontiers from Virginia to the Cumberland Basin, on to the Missouri Territoy, Santa Fe and Texas up to Oregon and finally Califoria. 1st edition. University of Tennessee Press, 1977. Dust jacket. $20.00

  7. SOLD Hurtado, Albert L. Intimate Frontiers: Sex Gender and Culture in Old California. A new story about men and women in the far West from the 1760s to the 1850s. Vignettes introduce the reader to the famous and the forgotten, from Junipero Serra, Olive Oatman and Amelia Kuschinsky; to such topics as the Spanish missions and the Donner Party. University of New Mexico Press, 1994. Dust jacket. $39.95

  8. Jackson, Brenda K. Domesticating the West: The Re-creation of the Nineteenth-Century American Middle Class. Examines the motivations of migrants who moved west to build communities and establish themselves as leaders. University of Nebraska Press, 2005. Soft cover. $19.95 *

  9. SOLD Lothrop, Gloria Riccie, ed. Fulfilling the Promise of California: An Anthology of Essays on the Italian American Experience in California. Introduction by Andrew Rolle. The range of topics include the period of Spanish colonization of California, internment of Italian enemy alien to the contributions of Italian Americans to banking, agriculture, education and the arts. California Italian American Task Force and Arthur H. Clark Co., 2000. Dust jacket. $24.95

  10. SOLD Luchetti, Cathy "I Do!" - Courtship, Love and Marriage on the American Frontier A Glimpse at America's Romantic Past Through Photographs, Diaries and Journals 1715-1915 (1996) First Edition, Wraps, $ 27.50

  11. SOLD Palmer, Rosemary Gumundson. Children's Voices from the Trail: Narratives of the Platte River Road. Letters and diaries from youngsters who traveled the major overlandland routes. American Trails Series XX. Arthur H. Clark, 2002. Red cloth. $30.00

  12. SOLD Reid, John Phillip. Law for the Elephant: Property and Social Behavior on the Overland Trail. Significant contribution to American legal history and the American frontier. Huntington Library, 1997. $18.00

  13. SOLD Sutley, Zack T. The Last Frontier. 1st edition. Lively memoir of adventures in the Old West. to include tales of Kit Carson, Wild Bill, Jesse James, hunting with Buffalo Bill, Brigham Young, Jim Bridger, Custer, Indians, Deadwood, Black Hills, stage holdups, blizzards, the Sioux, hanging of Lame Johnny, and much more. Macmillan, 1930. Red boards. $70.00


  1. SOLD Altman, Ida. The War for Mexico's West: Indians and Spaniards in New Galicia, 1524-1550. Examines a dramatic, complex episode in the early history of New Spain. University of New Mexico Press, 2010. Soft cover. $28.95
  2. SOLD Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Works Volume 16 History of the North Mexican States and Texas vol. 2 1801-1889. History Company, 1889. Tan cloth. $40.00

  3. Baum, Sandy. San Miguel's Mexican Exteriors. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs showing the old world charm of this central Mexico city. This unique book and its 325 images leads a tour of San Miguel's outdoor living at its finest. Schiffer, 2008. Dust jacket oversize. $39.95

  4. SOLD Braddy, Haldeen. The Paradox of Pancho Villa. The culmination of fifty years of research and writing, written by the expert on Villa. Postage stamp of Villa on title page. 1st edition. Previous owner's name on front endsheet. Texas Western Press, 1978. Dust jacket. $35.00

  5. SOLD Carroll, John M. The 7th U.S. Cavalry's Own Colonel Tommy Tompkins: A Military Heritage and Tradition. The story of a legend maker from Wounded Knee to Pancho Villa. J. M. Carroll & Company, 1984. Dust jacket. $37.50

  6. SOLD Caruso, A. Brooke. The Mexican Spy Company: United States Covert Operations in Mexico, 1845-1848. Activities in Texas, Mexico and New Mexico. McFarland, 1991. Reddish cloth. $32.00

  7. SOLD Cockcroft, James D. Intellectual Precursors of the Mexican Revolution 1900-1913. A case study of intellectuals with specific reference to Camilo Arriaga, Juan Sarabia, Librado Rivera and Antonio Diaz Soto y Gama. 1st edition. Front endsheet clipped. University of Texas Press, 1968. Dust jacket. $25.00

  8. SOLD Dawson, Alexander S. Indian and Nation in Revolutionary Mexico. Explores three decades of efforts on the part of government officials, social scientists, and indigenous leaders to renegotiate the place of native peoples in Mexican society. University of Arizona Press, 2004. Dust jacket. $45.00

  9. SOLD DePalo, William A., Jr. The Mexican National Army 1822-1852. The story of the thirty-five thousand that engineered Mexico's independence. Winner of the 1997 Presidio La Bahia Award. Texas A&M University Press, 1997. Soft cover. $24.95

  10. SOLD Fergusson, Erna. Fiesta in Mexico. Illustrations by Valentin Vidaurreta. Stories of the different festivals in Mexico. Presentation copy signed by the author. Previous owner's bookplate on front endsheet. 1st edition. Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. Yellow cloth. $30.00

  11. SOLD Freudenthal, Samuel J. El Paso Merchant and Civil Leader from the 1880's through the Mexican Revolution. Research and annotations by Floyd S. Fierman. Southwestern Studies No. 11. Texas Western Press, 1965. Soft cover. $15.00

  12. SOLD Howe, Jerome W. Campaigning in Mexico, 1916: Adventures of a Young Officer in General Pershing's Punitive Expedition. Together with an account of the fight at Carrizal by a surviror. Pen and Ink drawings by Charles Colley. Limited to 250 copies. Arizona Pioneers' Historical Society, 1968. Blue wraps. $50.00

  13. SOLD Jowett, P. and A. de Quesada. The Mexican Revolution 1910-20. Illustrated by Stephen Walsh. Osprey Elite No. 137. A concise but fact-packed account of the events, armies, uniforms and weapons of those ten chaotic and bloody years. Osprey, 2006. Soft cover. $18.95

  14. SOLD Knight, Alan. The Mexican Revolution volume 1: Porfirians, Liberals and Peasants volume 2: Counter-revolution and Reconstruction. Won the Albert Beveridge Prize of the American Historical Society in 1986 for the best history of the post-1492 Americas and the Bolton Prize of the Conference on Latin American History in 1987. University of Nebraska Press, 1990. Soft cover, 2 vols. $35.00
  15. SOLD Lamb, Dana and Ginger. Quest for the Lost City. After ten years of searching the Lambs reached the Lost City in the jungle country of Mexico near the Guatemala border. Bookplate from Johnstown Public Library. Minor markings on front endsheet. 1st edition. Harper & Brothers, 1951. Dust jacket worn. $20.00

  16. SOLD Liggett, Wm. [Bill], Sr. My Seventy-five Years Along the Mexican Border. Autobiography containing many adventures living along the Mexican border, including the time of the Mexican Revolution and Pancho Villa. Signed by the author. 1st edition. Exposition Press, 1964. Dust jacket. $75.00

  17. SOLD McCann, Capt. Irving Goff. With the National Guard on the Border: Our National Military Problem. Written by a Chaplain of the First Infantry Illinois National Guard. Presentation copy signed by the author. 1st edition. C. V. Mosby Co., 1917. Tan cloth. $100.00

  18. SOLD McLynn, Frank. Villa and Zapata: A Biography of the Mexican Revolution. A fiendishly complicated story into an admirable clear narrative. Pimlico (Random House), 2001. Soft cover. $14.00

  19. SOLD Means, Joyce E. Pancho Villa Days at Pilares. Stories and sketches of days-gone-by from the Valentine Country of West Texas. Inscribed by the author. 1976. Oversize soft cover. $30.00

  20. SOLD Monroy, Douglas. The Borders Within: Encounters Between Mexico and the U.S. Essays reflecting on some of the ways in which citizens of the two countries have misunderstood each other. University of Arizona Press, 2008. Soft cover. $21.95

  21. SOLD Morrill, Penny Chittim and Carole A. Berk. Mexican Silver: Modern Hand-wrought Jewelry & Metalwork. Chronicles the development of the silver renaissance in Mexico from its revolutionary beginnings in the 1920s to the present. Beautifully illustrated with examples. Revised and expanded 4th edition. Schiffer, 2007. Dust jacket oversize. $59.95

  22. SOLD Morrison, William V. and C. L. Sonnichsen. "They Killed Pancho Villa!" Article excerpted from Frontier Times Winter 1959/60. $5.00

  23. Ortiz Cofer, Judith. El ano de nuestra Revolucion. Spanish collection of poems, short stories and essays that bridge Hispanic parents and their children. Pinata Books, 2006. Soft cover. $9.95

  24. SOLD Osorio, Ruben. The Secret Family of Pancho Villa: An Oral History. Illustrated, written in English and Spanish. Translated by John Klingemann. Sul Ross State University, 2000. Soft cover. $20.00

  25. SOLD Pancho Villa: Intimate Recollections by People Who Knew Him. Edited by Jessie Peterson and Thelma Cox Knoles. A provocative oral biography by people whose lives were touched by Villa. Hastings House, 1977. Dust jacket. $45.00

  26. SOLD Poniatowska, Elena. Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution. Remarkable commentary to the historic photographs keeps alive the women of the Mexican Revolution. 1st English edition. Cinco Puntos Press, 2006. Soft cover. $12.95

  27. SOLD Provinces of the Revolution: Essays on Regional Mexican History 1910 - 1929. Edited by Thomas Benjamin & Mark Wasserman. Collection of 12 original essays addresses two fundamental questions: to what degree did the Revolution alter the basic socio-economic and political makeup of the Mexican state and what part did a popular uprising of the peasantry play in the course of the Revolution. 1st edition. University of New Mexico Press, 1990. Soft cover. $22.50

  28. SOLD Ragsdale, Kenneth Baxter. Wings Over the Mexican Border: Pioneer Military Aviation in the Big Bend. Compelling looking at the rise of U.S. combat aviation at an unlikely proving ground - the southwestern Texas Borderlands. Includes some information on the activities during Pancho Villa's time. 1st edition. University of Texas Press, 1984. Dust jacket. $40.00

  29. SOLD Smith, Gene. Until the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing. Biography of the only six-star general whose military career started in the West, commanding Buffalo Soldiers, participating in the Wounded Knee campaign and chased Pancho Villa in Mexico.1st edition. John Wiley, 1998. Dust jacket. $25.00

  30. SOLD Tompkins, Colonel Frank. Chasing Villa: The Last Campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. The vivid picture of Tompkins and his men and horses, the tactics of the pursuit and conditions on the chase. Reprint of 1934 edition, with a new introduction by John M. Carroll. J. M. Carroll & Co., n.d. Red cloth. $30.00

  31. SOLD Tompkins, Colonel Frank. Chasing Villa: The Last Campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. Preface by Louis R. Sadler. The vivid picture of Tompkins and his men and horses, the tactics of the pursuit and conditions on the chase. High-Lonesome Books, 1996. Soft cover. $14.95

  32. SOLD Urrea, Luis Alberto. The Devil's Highway: A True Story. The modern odyssey of people trying to cross the southern Arizona desert from Mexico for a new life. 1st edition. Little Brown & Co., 2005. Dust jacket. $24.95

  33. SOLD Wallace, Andrew. The Sabre Retires: Pershing's Cavalry Campaign in Mexico, 1916. The Smoke Signal No. 9. Tucson Corral of the Westerners, Spring 1964. Wraps. $5.00

  34. SOLD War Along the Border: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities. Edited by Arnoldo De Leon. The book is a result of an importat conference held during the centennial of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. The scholars examined such topics as the effects of the Mexican revolution on Tejano and african American communities to it impact on Texas economy and agriculture. 1st edition. Texas A&M University Press, 2012. Soft cover. $24.94

  35. SOLD Whitaker, Irwin and Emily. A Potter's Mexico. First comprehensive record of contemporary Mexian pottery techniques. University of New Mexico Press, 1978. Dust jacket. $17.50

  36. Wilson, Tamar Diana. Women's Migration Networks in Mexico and Beyond. A history of women's labor in mexico and migration movement. University of New Mexico Press, 2009. Soft cover. $26.95

  37. SOLD Womack, John Jr. Zapata and the Mexican Revolution. A vivid account of peasant life in Mexico which cases new light on its revolution and upon the men who established the modern republic. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover. Knopf, 1969. Dust jacket with minor wear. $30.00

Mormons and Utah

  1. SOLD Aird, Polly. Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, 1848-1861. Foreword by William P. MacKinnon. Story of a convert to the Latter Day Saints and then leaving the faith after coming to Utah. Arthur H. Clark, 2009. Red cloth. $39.95

  2. SOLD Alter, J. Cecil. Through the Heart of the Scenic West. Limited edition numbered and signed. Previous owners inscription on front endsheet. Shepard Book Company, 1927. $45.00

  3. SOLD Army of Israel: Mormon Battalion Narratives. Edited by David L. Bigler and Will Bagley. Includes preparation for the march, actions and activities. Signed by Bagley. Kingdom in the West: The Mormons and the American Frontier 4. Arthur H. Clark, 2000. Blue cloth. $50.00

  4. SOLD Arrington, Leonard J. and John R. Alley, Jr. Harold F. Silver: Western Inventory, Businessman, and Civil Leader. Biography of an inventor who developed new means of processing sugar beets and coal mining equipment, who came from a Mormon background. Utah State University Press, 1992. Dust jacket. $24.95

  5. SOLD Backus, Anna Jean. Mountain Meadows Witness: The life and times of Bishop Philip Klingensmith. Cinematically drawn from letters, trial testimony, journals and diaries, this compelling account tells the tale of Mormon adventurer Klingensmith, witness and participant to the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Western Frontiersmen Series XXV. Arthur H. Clark Co., 1995. Dust jacket with spine faded. $65.00

  6. SOLD Carleton, J. H. The Mountain Meadows Massacre: A Special Report by J. H. Carleton Bvt. Major U.S.A. Captain 1st Dragoons 1859. Introduction by Robert A. Clark. Reprint of 1859 report. Red wraps. $20.00
  7. SOLD Hanks, N. C. Men of the Rockies: People I have Known in the Shadow of the Hills. Tales of men from Utah, Nymphas C. Murdock, George Tyng, Cyrus the Sinner, John Hamilton, Shorty and Ephraim K. Hanks. 1944. Green cloth. $45.00

  8. Hunter, Milton R. Utah: The Story of Her People 1540-1947 A Centennial History of Utah. Illustrated. Previous owner's name on front endsheet. Deseret News Press, 1946. Black cloth with minor wear. $25.00

  9. SOLD Jackson, A.T. Mills of Yesteryear. History with illustrations including Mormon millers. The University of Texas at El Paso, 1971. $20.00

  10. SOLD Lauritzen, Jonreed. The Everlasting Fire. A novel about Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and the betrayal of the Mormons in Illinois and their long trek West. 1st edition. Doubleday & Co., 1962. Worn dust jacket. $20.00

  11. SOLD Lyman, Edward Leo. Amasa Mason Lyman, Mormon Apostle and Apostate: A Study in Dedication. Biography which provides a unique and revealing account of the early days of Mormonism and Lyman's role in creating that history. University of Utah Press, 2009. Dust jacket. $39.95

  12. SOLD McBride, Darvil B. and Bruce McBride. Chariots of Hope. The brothers share stories told by their parents and grandparents who had crossed the plains with Mormon pioneer groups. 1st ed. Autographed. Pacific Book and Printing, 1983. Soft Cover. $12.50

  13. SOLD [Mormon Trail in Wyoming] Two leaflets on the Mormon Trail in the Casper, Wyoming Area and the Oregon-California-Mormon Trail through Natrona County. Published by the Casper Wyoming Stake and the Fort Caspar Museum. $5.00

  14. Nebraska State Historical Society. Publications Volume XX. Edited by Albert Watkins. Contains numerous articles including one on the conflict between the Mormons and other settlers as well as the settlement of Utah and armed rebellion. 1922. Maroon cloth with staining. $15.00

  15. SOLD Riggs, Mary West and Roy A. West. Our Heritage As It Glows From the West. Story of early Mormon settlers, written by the daughter of John Anderson West. Utah Printing Co., 1956. Pictorial casebound. $35.00

  16. SOLD Sheffer, H. Henry III and Sharyn R. Alger. "The Mountain Meadows Massacre": The Oppression of the Saints. Edited by Jeffrey Ross. Brief account of this infamous event. Limited edition #136 of 250. Norseman Publications, 1995. Green wraps. $15.00

  17. SOLD Taylor Fred G. A Saga of Sugar: Being a Story of the Romance and Development of Beet Sugar in the Rocky Mountain West. History of the Utah - Idaho Sugar Co. Signed presentation copy by the author. Utah-Adaho Sugar, Co., 1944. Red cloth with remains of sticker on bottom spine. $30.00

  18. SOLD Wallace, Irving. The Twenty-seventh Wife. The story of An Eliza Young, last wife of Mormon Prophet Brigham Young who divorced her husband to lead in the fight against the American harem. 1st edition. Simon & Schuster, 1961. Dust jacket with wear. $45.00

  19. SOLD Wise, William. Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Legend and a Monumental Crime. The story of what happened at Mountain Meadows and of the events leading up to the massacre. 1st edition. Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1976. Dust jacket. $65.00

Western Exploration

  1. SOLD Alvord, Clarence Walworth and Lee Bidgood. The First Explorations of the Trans-Allegheny Region by the Virginians 1650 - 1674. Arthur H. Clark Co., 1912. $100.00

  2. SOLD Brodhead, Michael J. A Soldier-Scientist in the American Southwest: Being a Narrative of the Travels of Elliott Coues, Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A., with his Observations Upon Natural History. Arizona Historical Society, 1973. Soft cover. $18.00 *

  3. SOLD Goetzmann, William H. and Glyndwr Williams. The Atlas of North American Exploration: From the Norse Voyages to the Race to the Poles. Presents the discovery of North American with over a hundred maps, detailing the trails used by the early explorers. 1st edition. Prentice Hall, 1992. Dust jacket, oversize. $25.00

  4. SOLD Gray, A. B. and Peter R. Brady. Survey of a Route on the 32nd Parallel for the Texas Western Railroad, 1854: The A. B. Gray Report and including the reminiscences of Peter R. Brady who accompanied the expedition. Edited with introduction and notes by L. R. Bailey. Report of the exploration for a railroad westward to San Diego. Limited edition 900 copies. Remains of bookplate on inside front cover. Westernlore Press, 1963. Dust jacket with minor stains. $40.00

  5. SOLD Hamilton, W. T. My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting. Edited by E. T. Sieber. Illustrated by Charles M. Russell. Forest and Stream Publishing Co., 1909. $200.00

  6. Hayden Maps Panor SOLD Hayden, Ferdinand Vandeveer. Maps and Panoramas: Twelfth Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1878. Includes 10 economic and geologic maps of Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. The maps are all complete, typical aged paper is toned and map folds have started to crack. GPO, 1879. Original black cloth covers are worn and faded. The remains of a sticker are on the spine. 5 of 6 black cloth ties are present although worn. $450.00

  7. SOLD Marcy, Randolph B. Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana in the Year 1852. 32d Cong., 2d Sess., Senate Executive No. 54. Map volume not present. 1st edition. Washington: Robert Armstrong, 1853. New spine. $175.00

  8. SOLD Marion, J. H. Notes of Travel through the Territory of Arizona. Edited by D. M. Powell. Being an account of the trip made by General George Stoneman and others in the Autumn of 1870. Signed by the editor. University of Arizona Press, 1965. Tan cloth, 1965. $40.00 *

  9. SOLD Sherburne, John P. Through Indian Country to California: John P. Sherburne's Diary of the Whipple Expedition, 1853-1854. Edited by Mary McDougall Gordon. Never before published, a vivid personal account of the government expedition sent across the Southwest to survey a route for the railroad. Stanford University Press, 1988. $25.00 *

  10. SOLD U.S. Congress. House of Representatives. Reports of Surveys: Letter from the Secretary of War. 43d Cong. 2d Sess. House Ex. Doc 75 Part 1 and Part 5. 1875. Government document transmitting information on surveys of the Santa Barbara Channel, Sacamento River, Feather River, San Joaquin River in California and other locations. Former library copy from the Arizona Pionees Historical Society. GPO, 1875, wraps bound in hard gray pamphlet binder. $20.00

  11. SOLD U.S. War Department. Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Reports of Surveys for Railroad Routes. Packet contains seven maps and original excerpts from the Topographical Maps, Profiles, and Sketches. Includes segment with the Pima villages. Washington, D.C., 1861. Oversize maps and excerpts. $45.00

  12. Webb, Todd. The Gold Rush Trail and the Road to Oregon. Contains over 100 photo illustrations of historical trails as seen by the pioneers and retraced today. 1st edition. Doubleday & Co., 1963. Black cloth. $25.00

  13. Wied, Prince Maximilian. The North American Journals of Prince Maximillian of Wied, volume I, May 1832 - April 1833. Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher, translated by William J. Orr, Paul Schach & Dieter Karch; foreword by John Wilson with an introduction by Paul Schach. Describes frontier life, natural vegetation and Native American cultures. University of Oklahoma Press in cooperation with the Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, 2008. Decorative brown leather, oversize. $85.00

  14. SOLD Wied, Prince Maximilian. The North American Journals of Prince Maximillian of Wied, volume II, April - September 1833. Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher, translated by William J. Orr, Paul Schach & Dieter Karch; foreword by J. Brooks Joyner with an introduction by Marsha V. Gallagher. Describes frontier life, natural vegetation and Native American cultures. University of Oklahoma Press in cooperation with the Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, 2010. Decorative brown leather, oversize. $85.00

  15. Wied, Prince Maximilian. The North American Journals of Prince Maximillian of Wied, volume III, September 1833 - August 1834. Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher, translated by William J. Orr, Paul Schach & Dieter Karch; foreword by J. Brooks Joyner with an introduction by Marsha V. Gallagher. Describes frontier life, natural vegetation and Native American cultures. University of Oklahoma Press in cooperation with the Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, 2012. Decorative brown leather, oversize. $85.00


  1. Olsen, Robert W., Jr. "Pipe Spring." Reprint from Journal of Arizona History (Spring 1965). Wraps. $3.00

  1. Coronado Peak Trail. 1st edition. Southwestern Monuments Association, 1960. Wraps. $3.00

  2. El Morro Trails. El Morro National Monument, New Mexico. 10th edition. Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, 1970. Wraps. $3.00

  3. Gran Quivira Village Trail. Gran Quivira National Monument, New Mexico. 8th edition. Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, 1970. Wraps. $3.00

  4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Government Printing Office, 1957. Wraps. $3.00

  5. Montezuma Well Trail. Montezuma Castle National Monument. 14th edition. Southwestern Monuments Association, 1968. Wraps. $3.00

  6. Mount Rainer National Park, Washington. Government Printing Office, 1939. Wraps. $3.00

  7. Saguaro National Monument, Arizona. Government Printing Office, 1957. Wraps. $2.00

  8. Yosemite National Park, California. Government Printing Office, 1939. Wraps. $3.00

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