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A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific, Utley, Robert M.
1 A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific
Utley, Robert M.

Henry Holt and Company, Inc. New York 1997
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Fine
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0805033041 / 9780805033045
Signed by Author


AT3 - A first edition hardcover book signed by author in near fine condition that has a few light stains on the page edges and very light shelf wear in fine dust jacket that is mylar protected. A groundbraking work of American history by one of the country's most respected scholars, A Life Wild and Perilous is also a dramatic story of innovation and survival. 9.5"x6.5", 392 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC14753BB 
Price: 70.00 USD
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A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific, Utley, Robert M.
2 A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific
Utley, Robert M.

Henry Holt and Company, Inc. New York 1997
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0805033041 / 9780805033045
Signed by Author


AT3 - A first edition hardcover book signed by author in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling on some edges and corners and soiled on the back bottom. Book has some light stains and smudge on the page edges, lightly bumped on some corners, wrinkling on the spine edges, and light shelf wear. A groundbraking work of American history by one of the country's most respected scholars, A Life Wild and Perilous is also a dramatic story of innovation and survival. 9.5"x6.5", 392 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC14758BB 
Price: 60.00 USD
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3 Across the Wide Missouri
DeVoto, Bernard
Miller, Alfred Jacob and Charles Bodmer
Sentry/Houghton Mifflin Company Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1964
Trade Paperback
Good+, 
5"x8.25"





BX2 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color printed soft cloth wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus some very light edge wear around the cover edges plus som very light creasing and edge wear on the front cover bottom right corner plus there is some underlining and margin notes in ink scattered page 10 through page 135 plus there is the original owner's name and a date on ink on the inside surface of the front cover. A book that deals with the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the years of its climax and decline. By the author of "The Crooked Mile," "The Chariot of Fire," "Mark Twain's America," "Mark Twain at Work," "Mountain Time," "The Hour," "The Course of Empire," and "The Journals of Lewis and Clark." Endnotes, bibliography, indexed, 451p. SCW06000 
Price: 4.50 USD
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4 American Rodeo: From Buffalo Bill to Big Business
Fredriksson, Kristine

Texas A & M University Press College Station 1985
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0890961816 / 9780890961810

Ex-Library

AT6 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ and book have library markings, DJ has price clipped, some light wrinkling on the edges, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book is slightly cocked, wrinkling and some wear on the spine edges, lightly loose hinge on the title page, some brown stain on the right of the front loose end paper, light crease on the half-title page, scribbled black line mark on the top page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. The cowboy, the sport, and the big money business come alive in this extensively researched history, which will be of value not only to rodeo fans but also to students of the West and of business and sports history. EC4993BB 
Price: 17.00 USD
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5 Arizona and the West (Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1959)
Carroll, John Alexander (Edited by)

University of Arizona Press Tucson, Arizona 1959
Soft Cover
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall





AW2 - Journal has wrinkling, chipping, lightly bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Arizona and the West (Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1959). A Quarterly Journal of History Published by the University of Arizona. EC18012BB 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Arizona and the West (Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer 1959)
Carroll, John Alexander (Edited by)

University of Arizona Press Tucson, Arizona 1959
Soft Cover
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall





AW2 - Journal has wrinkling, chipping, lightly bumped corners, line cut on the front, light discoloration and shelf wear. Arizona and the West (Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer 1959). A Quarterly Journal of History Published by the University of Arizona. EC18011BB 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Arizona and the West Volume 5 Number 2 Summer 1963
Carroll, John Alexander (editor)

University of Arizona Press Tucson, Arizona, USA 1963
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall


Signed


BX4 - Arizona and the West Volume 5 Number 2 Summer 1963. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated green wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some light yellowing of the outside paper edges. Signed by Robert M. Utley on his story page. This issue volume five number two Summer 1963 of a quarterly journal of history published by the University of Arizona Press. The articles in this issue are: "Dedication to Peter Masten Dunne, S. J." by John Bernard McGloin, S. J., "Turner and the Revolt Against E. A. Freeman" by Robert E. Lerner, "The Creation of the Territory of Arizona" by B. Sacks [Part Two of Two Parts], "Captain John Poope's Plan of 1853 for the Frontier Defense of New Mexico" edited and annotated by Robert M. Utley, and "The Cactus Garden." The books reviewed include: "Suicide or Murder?" by Vardis Fisher, "The Indian Traders" by Frank McNitt, "The Sierra" by W. Storrs Lee, "The Unregimented General" by Virginia Weisel Johnson, "The Desert Revolution" by Lowell L. Blaisdell, "Heck Thomas, Frontier Marshall" by Glenn Shirley, "The Soiux Uprising" by Kenneth Carley, "The Regional Volabulary of Texas" by E. Bagby Atwood, "A Work of Giants" by Wesley S. Griswold, "the Great iron Trail" by Robert WEst Howard, and "Willa Cather's Gift of Sympathy" by Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom. There is also the recurring feature "A Roundup of Western Reading." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Cumulatively paginated within each volume: 86p. Pages 97 through 182p. SCW11291 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Arizona and the West Volume 9 Number 3 Autumn 1967
Hinton, Harwood P. (editor)

University of Arizona Press Tucson, Arizona, USA 1967
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall





BX4 - Arizona and the West Volume 9 Number 3 Autumn 1967. A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated brown wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some light yellowing of the outside paper edges. This is issue volume nine number three Autumn 1967 of a quarterly journal of history published by the University of Arizona Press. The articles in this issue are: "Dedication to Rockwell Dennis Hunt" by Helen L. Moore, "The West of Eugene Manlove Rhodes" by W. H. Hutchinson, "From Tanks to Missiles: Camp Cooke/Cooke Air Force Base, 1941-1958" by Averam B. Bender, "Arizona's Recent Past: Opportunities for Research" by Richard O. Davies, and "Teacher to the Mojaves: The Experiences of George W. Nock, 1887-1889 (Part II)" edited by Henry P. Walker. The books reviewed include: "The Great American Desert" by W. Eugene Hollon, "The Dross Timbers by Edward E. Dale, "Thomas Moran" by Thurman Wilkins, "The Farmer's Last Frontier by Gilbert C. Fite, "Nevada's Twentieth-Century Mining Boom" by Russell R. Elliott, "The War on Powder River" by Helena H. Smith, "K-344" by Kenneth M. Johnson, "The Indian" compiled by W. A. Brophy and S. D. Aberle, "Father King in Arizona" by F. J. Smith, J. L. Kessell, and F. J. Fox, "The Buffalo Soldiers" by William H. Leckie, "The Letters of George Catlin" by Marjorie C. Roehm, "Dividing the Waters" by Norris Hundley Jr., "the Pearl Hunters in the Gulf of California" edited by W. Michael Mathes, "Wenceslaus Linck's Diary" edited by Ernest J. Burrus, "Health-Seekers in the Southwest" by Billy M. Jones, "Beet Sugar in the West" by Leonard J. Arrington, "William Sanders Oury" by Cornelius C. Smith Jr., "The rocky Mountain West in 1867" by Louis L. Simonin, "Two Thousand Miles on Horseback" by James F. Meline, "Paths of the Padres Through sonora" by Paul M. Roca, "Gold in the Black Hills" by Watson Parker, and "The Wagonmasters" by Henry P. Walker. There is also the recurring feature "A Roundup of Western Reading." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Cumulatively paginated within each volume: 106p. Pages 207 through 312p. SCW11295 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Cacti of Texas and Neighboring States: A Field Guide
Weniger, Del

University of Texas Press Austin, Texas, USA 1984
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Very Good+
6.25"x8.5"
First Edition
0292710852 / 9780292710856



BZ4 - DJ is mylar protected. A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated on the copyright page. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in green cloth covered boards with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with no visible signs of wear. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light scattered rubbing. A notable, comprehensive but compact, heavily illustrated field guide to the cacti of Texas and neighboring states. It is especially notable for its color photo illustrations for which the originals have apparently been lost. This copy includes the University of Texas Press press release announcing the release of the book laid in. This book was condanced from the author's eefinitive and out of print "Cacti of the Suthwest. The state coverage is Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisian. The information includes the scientific and common names, its color picture (most in full bloom), and descriptions indicatiing special features and range of occurance. The introduction provides the distinguishing characteristics of the cactus. There is also an introduction to each genus describing its attributes and taxonomic history. Glossary, index of scientific names, index of common names, 356p. SCW11135 
Price: 175.00 USD
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10 Custer: The Life of General George Armstrong Custer
Monaghan, Jay

University of Nebraska Press Lincoln, Nebraska, USA 1971
Trade Paperback
Good+, 
5.25"x8"

0803257325 / 9780803257320



CB5 - A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo and color drawing illustrated white and blue wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some light scattered rubbing and soiling of the covers plus there is some very light creasing on the spine plus there is some very light yellowing of the outside paper edges plus there is a used bookstore price and the original owner's name in blue ink on the front endpaper plus there is a bookstore price in ink on the back cover that has been marked out with ink. An account of Custer's whole career based on original sources. 471p. SCW11393 
Price: 4.50 USD
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11 Death Valley Scotty: The Man and the Myth
Johnston, Hank

Flying Spur Press Yosemite, California, USA 1972
Stappled Spine Trade Paperback
Very Good, 
8.5"x11"
First Edition




CB6 - A stappled spine trade paperback booklet in very good condition. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo and map illustrated yellow wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some very light scattered creasing and rubbing. This booklet is a condensation of the author's definitive biography of the life of Death Valley Scotty. This book is a summary of the life ant times of Walter Scott, known as "Death Valley Scotty," and his successful efforts at capturing headlines in American papers for 50 years because of his bizarre and flamboyant escapades including two widely publicized hoaxes regarding supposedly rich gold mines. 48p. SCW10998 
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West
Fisher, Vardis and Opal Laurel Holmes

Caxton Printers, Ltd. Caldwell, Idaho, USA 1968
Hard Cover
Good+, Very Good
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
First Edition




CG1 - DJ is mylar protected. A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear primarily in the form of some light foxing on the outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is price clipped. A book in the New History veign that seeks to dispel many of the fraudulent Hollywood myths that have come to be associated with the history of mining in the early American West. This book considers the gold rushes, life in the camps, crime and justice, and the special situations and unique events that came out of this period. Heavily illustrated with black and white photographs. Endnotes, illustrations, indexed, 466p. SCW08978 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Graveyard of the West: The Pecos River of Texas, Where Myth Meets History, Ely, Glen Sample (producer)
13 Graveyard of the West: The Pecos River of Texas, Where Myth Meets History
Ely, Glen Sample (producer)

Forest Glen TV Productions, Inc. Austin, Texas, USA 1993
VHS Video Tape
Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall



Ex-Library

CC2 - An NTSC VHS color 60 minute ex-library video tape documentary film in good+ to very good- condition in a plastic clamshell case in very good+ condition with a trimmed paperboard artwork sleeve in good- condition. The tape is guaranteed to play without any problems. This is a documentary film about Western Texas heritage of the Pecos River Valley region. This history in this film is augmented with old pictures, personal histories, and live action reenactment. Hosted by Patrick Dearen and Mike Cox. Filmed by Glen Sample Ely. 60 minutes. Satisfaction guaranteed. AV0022 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Great Gunfighters of the West
Breihan, Carl W.

The Naylor Company San Antonio, Texas 1971
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
4th Printing




AD5 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has top corner of the front inside flap clipped, wrinkling, chipping, and crease on some edges, corners, and spine, light rubbing on some edges, sides, and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book lightly bumped on some corners, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. EC15051BB 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Great Roundup: The Story of Texas and Southwestern Cowmen
Nordyke, Lewis

William Morrow and Company New York 1955
Hard Cover
Good, No Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


Signed by Author


AB5 - Book has moderate chipping and wear on the spine edges and gutter edges, some rubbing on the cover edges, sides, and corners, tanning and some water spotting on the spine and gutters, some foxing, brown stains, and water soiling on some pages, some dog-eared pages, previous owner's inscription written on the dedication page, discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise good. Book is signed by the author and inscribed to previous owner "For Campbell L. Dick- With good wishes. Lewis Nordyke" on the front loose endpaper. Special Edition for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. EC8670BB 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Hardships and Hope: Fascinating Frontier Women of Northern Colorado, Mefford, Jack, Janet Sanders-Richter, and Jan Weir (editors)
16 Hardships and Hope: Fascinating Frontier Women of Northern Colorado
Mefford, Jack, Janet Sanders-Richter, and Jan Weir (editors)

Midland Federal Savings Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 1980
Trade Paperback
Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall





CG5 - A trade paperback book in good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some light overall soiling and scattered light staining on the covers plus the book is slightly shelf cocked plus there is some very, very light edge wear around the covers' edges plus there is some light creasing on the back cover. A tribute to the pioneer women of northern Colorado. Bibliography, indexed, 94p. SCW08119 
Price: 8.00 USD
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17 Heritage of the Great Plains: Vol. 37 No. 1 Spring Summer 2004
Hoy, Jim (editor)

Emporia State University Emporia, Kansas, USA 2004
Stappled Spine Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall





BL5 - A stappled spine trade paperback scholarly journal in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated off white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. This is volume 37 number 1 Spring/Summer 2004 issue of a scholarly semi-annual publication of the College of Liberal Art and Sciences and Center for Great Plains Studies of Emporia State University in Emporia Kansas. Edited by Jim Hoy. Ellen Hansen is the guest editor for this issue. This is an issue of the journal dedicated to the Lewis and Clark bicentennial. The articles are: "Missouri River at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Weston, Missouri: Lewis and Clark's Expedition and Two Hundred Years of Change" by James S. Aber, "What Ever Happened to Sacagawea? The Debate Between Grace Hebard (1861-1936) and Blanche Schroer (1907-1998)" by Pennie L. Magee, "'A Purely LIterary Expedition': The Death of Sergeant Charles Floyd as Perceived by Captains Lewis and Clark" by Karen Jean De Bres, "Finding Latitude and Longitude: Celestial Navigation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" by Eileen M. Starr, and "My Lewis and Clark -- Discovery is at the Core" by Julianne Couch. 95p. EC16716BB 
Price: 7.00 USD
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18 John Wesley Hardin: Texas Gunman
Nordyke, Lewis

William Morrow and Company New York 1957
Hard Cover
Poor, Poor
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition




BM1 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has price clipped, moderate wrinkling, chipping, crease, and tears on the edges, corners, and some sides, long tears on the corners, discoloration, and shelf wear. Book cocked, rubbing and wear on the cover edges and corners, soiled and stained cover, previous owner's label info adhered on the fixed endpapers, really loose hinge, reading wear with significant writing, some moderate open tears/chipping, crease, wrinkling, discoloration, and shelf wear. The complete and fabulous story of one of the Old West's most notorious outlaws. EC16158BB 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Mountain Blood
Baker, Will

Touchstone/Simon & Schuster New York, New York, USA 1988
Trade Paperback
Near Fine, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

0671660969 / 9780671660963



BC2 - A trade paperback book in near fine condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. Tales of the desperate sourdoughs, hustlers, and settlers of the old west. Photographs, 175p. SCW01380 
Price: 3.50 USD
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20 Nebraska Folklore
Pound, Louise

University of Nebraska Press Lincoln, Nebraska, USA 1989
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

0803287240 / 9780803287242



BC4 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated gray wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some creasing on the spine plus there is some very, very light edge wear along the right edges of the covers. This is a reprint of a book originally published in 1959. It contains a variety of Nebraska folklore including cave legends, snake superstitions, weather lore, tales of strong men, stories of Indian lovers' leaps, hoaxes, and the legends of Weeping water and Lincoln Salt Basin. It also contains a section on folk customs about holiday observances, literary and debating societies, political rallies, spelling contests, and various social traditions. It also contains a section on the origins of American cowboy and folk songs and the use of dialect in forlkore. 243p. SCW09307 
Price: 5.00 USD
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