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The daring adventures of Kit Carson and Fremont, among buffaloes, grizzlies and Indians being a spirited diary of the most difficult and wonderful explorations ever made, opening ... the great pathway to the Pacific.
New York: Worthington & Co., 1889.
Later printing (first was in 1885). Modern rebinding of brown buckram, spine ruled at tips and lettered "Kit Carson". pp (5)-493, including frontispiece illustration. Text paper yellowed as always, small hole to margin of first leaf of text (no printing affected), else fine, no owner names.
$50.00                          Book Number: 28537                          Order / Enquire

A CLERGYMAN (John McNamara)
IN PERILS BY MY OWN COUNTRYMEN: three years on the Kansas Border
New York and Auburn: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1856.
Modern rebinding of brown buckram, spine lettered & ruled in gilt. pp [2], viii, (9)-240, [2]. Some foxing, mainly early and late, else a clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. McNamara, strongly anti-slavery, was a missionary of the Protestant Episcopal Church who served 1851-52 in the Platte Purchase section of Missouri and then from 1854 in Kansas in a turbulent era. . Howes M175, Graff 2645, Wagner-Camp 277.
$75.00                          Book Number: 28541                          Order / Enquire

Great Falls, Montana: Stay Away, Joe Publishers, 1975.
Signed by the author (simple ink signature to front free endpaper). Blue cloth. Bit of cloth bubbling to the covers; small tape stains to upper front free endpaper; else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket chipped to a depth of 1/4 inch across head of spine; creased tear and small chip to foot of spine; short tears along upper edge of panels; slight rubbing to spine folds; in all good, colours bright. A book about homesteading days in Montana. Cushman's STAY AWAY, J OE is one of the best novels of the American West.
$25.00                          Book Number: 15665                          Order / Enquire

FRÉMONT, John Charles
No place (USA): Readex Microprint, 1966.
Octavo, green leather grain boards without jacket, as issued. pp [10], [2], 174, [5]. Facsimile reprint, with a new Foreword, of the Washington, 1845, edition. Publisher's Great Americana series. Ink name and phone number inside front cover, and blind stamp on half title, leaf, of a noted Canadian-Indian author. Fine copy of this important book of Americana, not issued in dust jacket.
$19.95                          Book Number: 38615                          Order / Enquire

HORAN, James D.
DESPERATE MEN: revelations from the sealed Pinkerton files
New York: Bonanza Books, no date,
Octavo, tan cloth. pp xviii, 294 + photos. Fine in VG jacket, no owner names. Reprint of the 1949 edition. The true story of the wild west, Jesse and Franks James, the Younger Brothers, Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, and more, the real outlaws much more brutal than popularly thought.
$12.00                          Book Number: 41849                          Order / Enquire

HUGHES, J. Donald
USA: Grand Canyon Natural History Association, 1967.
Pictorial cloth. pp [8], 195, [5]; many photos in text. Minute spine rubbing, else a fine copy, no owner names.
$16.95                          Book Number: 25938                          Order / Enquire

Montaignes, François des (pseud. of Isaac Cooper)
The Plains; Being No Less than a Collection of Veracious Memoranda Taken during the Expedition of Exploration in the Year 1845:...Edited and with an introduction by Nancy Alpert Mower and Don Russell
University of Oklahoma Press, 1972.
Octavo, yellow cloth. pp (xxvi), 182. Illustrations & map in text. Title page continues: "From the Western Settlements of Missouri to the Mexican Border, and from Bent's Fort on the Arkansas to Fort Gibson, via South Fork of Canadian - North Mexico and North-western Texas." Tidy ink name inside front cover of a noted Canadian Indian author. Fine copy. Yellow dust jacket has tears at foot of sunned spine and lower front flap fold, some sunning to inner margins of panels; good. First publication of the entirety of this clandestinely-kept record of John C. Fremont's third expedition across the southern plains to California.
$14.95                          Book Number: 38583                          Order / Enquire

NIXON, Oliver W.
HOW MARCUS WHITMAN SAVED OREGON...Introduction by Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus. Second Edition
New York: Starr Publishing Company, 1895.
Second printing. Dark green decorated cloth stamped in gilt, top edges gilt, black endpapers. pp [2], 339, [3] + 18 plates and 1 folding map. Slight rubbing to spine tips, outer corners, with small bumps to lower outer corners; crease to rear cover; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; weak crack and crease to rear board; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy.
$25.00                          Book Number: 29547                          Order / Enquire

NOLAN, Paul T.
THREE PLAYS BY J.W. (CAPT. JACK) CRAWFORD: a experiment in myth-making
The Hague: Mouton, 1966.
Khaki cloth. pp 285 + frontispiece portrait. Index. Fine in VG jacket. Biography of John Crawford Wallace (1847-1917), Civil War vet, frontier scout in the Dakotas and New Mexico, versifier, playwright. The three full-lenght plays, "Fonda: or the Trapper's Dream", "The Mighty Truth; or in Clouds or Sunshine", and "Colonel Bob: A Western Pastoral" have their first book publication here.
$25.00                          Book Number: 44807                          Order / Enquire

SOLITARY RAMBLES and adventures of a hunter in the Prairies
Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig, 1969.
Green cloth. pp (xxiv), 326, (6) + illustrations. Light tape stains to covers, else fine in fine jacket, no owner names. A facsimile reprint, adding a new introduction by Hugh A. Dempsy, of the London, 1853, edition. Palliser is best known for commanding a British government expedition sent to explore the lands in Canada between the Red River and the Rocky Mountains, and from the North Saskatchewan River to the American border (1857-60). The arid valleys of the Souris and South Saskatchewan Rivers are today known as Palliser's Triangle. The present work is about a hunting trip he made in the American West in 1847-48. Hunting deer, alligators, and bear in Arkansas, deer hunting and the Mammoth caves in Kentucky, Mormons, Sioux, elk, buffalo (bison), wolves, General Tom Thumb, Yellowstone, Crow Indians, the Turtle Mountains, grizzly bear, and loads more high adventure in the wild west.
$19.95                          Book Number: 36385                          Order / Enquire

SANDERS, Helen Fitzgerald and William H. Bertsche, Jr., editors
X. BEIDLER: VIGILANTE. With a Foreword By A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1957.
Red patterned boards. (xviii), (166) pp, illustrations in text. Small ink name, else fine in VG dust jacket. Story of John Xavier Beidler(1831-1890), a vigilante active in Montana in the 1860s, told in his own words. The eighth volume in the publisher's Western Frontier Library series.
$15.00                          Book Number: 22188                          Order / Enquire

Unruh, John David
The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60
Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1979.
Third printing. Khaki cloth. With ownership blindstamp to title leaf of a noted Canadian Indian author, else fine. Jacket has lightly sunned spine, else fine. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$19.95                          Book Number: 38612                          Order / Enquire

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