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Kit Carson: The Happy Warrior of the Old West

By VESTAL, Stanley

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. xii, 297pp. Map endpapers. Very good. Faint binding wear, else tight and internally fine. Attractive first edition.

$30.00

Back Roads of Washington: 74 Trips on Washington's Scenic Byways
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Back Roads of Washington: 74 Trips on Washington's Scenic Byways

By THOLLANDER, Earl

Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1992. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 200pp. Extensive line drawings and maps. Near fine. Handsome and tight later, "Updated Edition" of this 1981 contribution to the delightful, superbly-illustrated "Back Roads" series. Thollander (1922-2001) was a beloved Napa Valley artist best known for killer pen and ink illustrations of California scenes that filled the "Back Roads" series he wrote and illustrated; he also illustrated 32 children's books and 20 cookbooks during his long and varied career.

$17.50

The Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense
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The Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense

By WEBB, Walter Prescott

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1965. Hardcover. Foreword by Lyndon B. Johnson. Small 4to. Brown cloth with gilt and red spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xx, 584pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear; cowboy-theme bookplate on front pastedown. Super tight and attractive second edition of what Jenkins called "the most important work on the Texas Rangers," actually a reprint of the 1935 first edition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company). BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 212 (E).

$75.00

A Vaquero of the Brush Country

By DOBIE, J. Frank

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1936. Hardcover. Illustrations by Justin C. Gruelle. 8vo. Tan cloth with blue lettering. xvi, 302pp. Frontispiece, line drawings, map endpapers. Very good. Spine faintly sunned; cowboy-theme bookplate on front flyleaf. Handsome and tight first reprint edition of Dobie's first book (1929), "Partly from the Reminiscences of John Young," a south Texas cattle man. Characterized by Jenkins as "a lasting contribution to the literature of the Texas range." BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 44 (D). GRAFF 1100. RAMPAGING HERD 696. SIX SCORE 44.

$40.00

The Gold Hunters: A First-Hand Picture of Life in California Mining Camps in the Early Fifties

By BORTHWICK, J.D.

Cleveland: International Fiction Library, 1917. Hardcover. Edited by Horace Kephart. Small 8vo. Burgundy cloth with black lettering, rules and decoration. 361pp. Very good. Tight and decent reprint edition -- apparently first published in Edinburgh in 1857 as "Three Years in California" and considered a classic Gold Rush depiction. Borthwick (1824-92) was a Scottish journalist and author who penned a number of titles about California and gold mining.

$25.00

Cow People
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Cow People

By DOBIE, J. Frank

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1964. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown textured cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. x, 305pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Jacket a bit rubbed and faintly edgeworn. Quite nice and tight first edition.

$50.00

A Century of Cow Business: A History of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

By CLARKE, Mary Whatley

Fort Worth: Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, 1976. Hardcover. Small 4to. Full burgundy leatherette with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiii, 287pp. Illustrations. Fine/very good. Spine of otherwise-superb jacket lightly sunned. Quite handsome first edition of this centennial history. Interesting association inscription, as front flyleaf bears "From Loyd & Lena Jinkins" boldly penned in blue ballpoint -- Loyd Jinkins being mentioned in this book as "experienced ranchmen, Quarter Horse man and breeder of Fort Worth...."

$75.00

Cowboy Dances: A Collection of Western Square Dances
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Cowboy Dances: A Collection of Western Square Dances

By SHAW, Lloyd

Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd, 1941. Hardcover. Foreword by Sherwood Anderson. Appendix Cowboy Dance Tunes arranged by Frederick Knorr. Small 4to. Tan cloth with red and blue lettering and pictorial stamping. 397pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Faint edgewear only; ownership name/address inked on front pastedown. Tight, quite attractive fifth printing of this thick study (first published 1939). Interestingly, auto magnate Henry Ford of all people is thanked in the acknowledgments for use of a song/dance in one of his publications -- and this copy bears tipped to inner flyleaf a Typed Note Signed from Henry Ford's aide H.M. McConnell on Ford's personal letterhead, 1p, 7¼" X 10½", Dearborn, MI, 17 January 1944. Addressed to Elizabeth Hanley. Very good. Original folds. Sends two leaflets (tipped to facing half-title page) in which she can purchase the dance manual "Good Morning." One of the leaflets is entitled "Records of Early American Dances as Revived by Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ford."

$55.00

A Portrait of Pancho -- The Life of a Great Texan: J. Frank Dobie
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A Portrait of Pancho -- The Life of a Great Texan: J. Frank Dobie

By BODE, Winston

Austin: The Pemberton Press, 1965. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiii, 164pp. Illustrations, decorative endpapers. Fine/very good. Jacket faintly spine-sunned; rubber-stamped ownership signature on front pastedown, which adds a Frederic Remington style "My Book," and same owner's cowboy-theme bookplate on half-title page. Superb first edition of this biography of the legendary Texas folklorist and writer (1888-1964). Just for fun this book is accompanied by a second printing of Lon Tinkle's "An American Original: The Life of J. Frank Dobie" (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1978), sans dust jacket else near fine.

$50.00

The Old-Time Cowhand

By ADAMS, Ramon F.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1961. Hardcover. Illustrations by Nick Eggenhofer. Small 4to. Mustard cloth with gilt and red spine lettering, pictrorial dust jacket. x, 354pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. 1966 ownership name/city on front pastedown; jacket slightly edgeworn and jacket spine faintly sunned. Handsome, nicely tight first edition.

$65.00

Cow Dust and Saddle Leather
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Cow Dust and Saddle Leather

By KEMP, Ben W., and DYKES, Jeff C.

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. Hardcover. Small 4to. Yellow cloth with gilt and brown spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. xvii, 300pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. Small tape mar on front flyleaf; rubber-stamped ownership signature on front pastedown, which adds a Frederic Remington style "My Book," and same owner's cowboy-theme bookplate facing title page. Sharp and tight first edition of this biography of a southwest Texas cowman by his namesake son.

$75.00

Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest

By DOBIE, J. Frank

New York: Literary Guild of America, 1931. Hardcover. Small 4to. Orange cloth with gilt lettering and decorations, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 367pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, map, map endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket lightly soiled, more so on age toned spine, with chip at lower right of rear panel. A tight, quite nice reprint edition of one of this prolific historian's earliest studies, first published 1930. "This is the best work ever written on hidden treasure," critiques Jenkins, "and one of the most fascinating books on any subject to come out of Texas." TEXAS BOOKS 45 (B).

$50.00

John Hunton's Diary: Wyoming Territory -- Volume 6 1885-1889
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John Hunton's Diary: Wyoming Territory -- Volume 6 1885-1889

By HUNTON, John

Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1970. Hardcover. Edited by L.G. (Pat) Flannery. 8vo. Light brown cloth with silver spine lettering. 291pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, 2 maps. Very good. Rubber-stamped ownership signature on front pastedown, which adds a Frederic Remington style "My Book," and same owner's cowboy-theme bookplate on half-title page; faint binding edgewear only. A tight and nice first edition.

$45.00

Man, Bird & Beast
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Man, Bird & Beast

By DOBIE, J. Frank (editor)

Austin: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1930. Hardcover. 8vo. Brick cloth with green spine lettering. 185pp. 2 illustrations. Near fine. Ownership signature on front pastedown, where he adds a Frederic Remington style "My Book." Not the usual wrappers, but the less-often-seen clothbound edition in tight,handsome condition. Volume VIII of the "Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society." Contributions include Frost Woodhull's "Ranch Remedios" (featuring two Will James drawings), Walter R. Smith's "Northwestern Oklahoma Folk Cures," Florence Elberta Barns' "Strap Buckner of the Texas Frontier," Jovita Gonzalez's "Tales and Songs of the Texas" Mexicans" and others.

$75.00

Seven Years' Preaching in San Francisco, California; Embracing Incidents, Triumphant Death Scenes, Etc.
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Seven Years' Preaching in San Francisco, California; Embracing Incidents, Triumphant Death Scenes, Etc.

By TAYLOR, William

New York: Carlton & Porter, 1856. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Brown ornately blind-embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering. 394pp, 4pp ads, 6pp ads. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 6 called-for full-page plates. Good plus. Binding edgeworn, mainly at head and tail of sunned spine; nicely tight and handleable, with text block moderately age toned, with some mottling and foxing throughout. W.P. Strickland edits this later ("Twentieth Thousand") printing of a popular account of ministering on the tough streets of the rough-and-tumble, churchless early streets of San Francisco. Decent, very serviceable copy. Taylor (1821-1902) was a Methodist Episcopal who moved to San Francisco in 1849, but also did missionary work in Africa and India, authoring a handful of evangelistic titles.

$50.00

Cattle Brands and Cow Hides
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Cattle Brands and Cow Hides

By WARD, Hortense Warner

Dallas: The Story Book Press, 1953. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Yellow cloth with brown lettering and decorations, matching pictorial leather-textured dust jacket. ix, 218pp. Numerous small line drawings. Near fine/very good. Ownership signature on front pastedown, where he adds a Frederic Remington style "My Book." A handsome and tight first edition of this well-illustrated study of brands.

$55.00

Seven and Nine Years Among the Camanches and Apaches. An Autobiography
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Seven and Nine Years Among the Camanches and Apaches. An Autobiography

By EASTMAN, Edwin

Jersey City, NJ: Clark Johnson, 1873. Hardcover. 12mo. Light orange cloth with black lettering and rules. 309pp, (1p). Frontispiece, illustrations. Good only. Binding quite rough and edgeworn (especially at spine head and tail) and corner bumped, age toned and scuffed; moderately age toned and foxed internally, though hinges are decently sound; inked 1874 ownership signature on front flyleaf and pencilled on following leaf. "A revolting fictitious story" is how Colton Storm describes this scarce production, "written to advertise Dr. Clark Johnson's Indian blood syrup" -- which Johnson does here on the unnumbered closing leaf, which describes this snake oil bizarrely as "the most remarkable purifier of the blood that I have ever known; it is a tonic, a diuretic, a nervine, and a gentle laxative. It is alterative, sudorific, soporific, and deobstruent...." First edition, worn and homely but handleable and decent -- and priced accordingly. AYER 90. GRAFF 1199. RADER 1265.

$100.00

Rainier National Park: Mountain-Glacier Wonderland

By (RAINIER NATIONAL PARK)

Tacoma: Rainier National Park Co, n.y.. Hardcover. Wide small 4to. Heavy tan wrappers with green lettering, string-tied with heavy cord. (25pp). 12 heavy stock "Hand-Colored" (according to front wrapper) tipped-in plates. Very good. Wrappers a bit edgeworn and tanned, front wrapper with tiny chip at upper right corner and inoffensive stain at lower right -- but internally tight and fine, with all tipped-in images pristine and bold. Attractive copy of this charming color photo gathering, all tipped to rectos. Titles, in order: "Where the Flowers and the Glaciers Meet," "Fairy Lake," "Mother of the Snows," "Mirror Lake," "The Lone Pine Vista," "Paradise Valley," "Paradise Inn Snowbound," "Winter," "Wealth of Alpine Flowers," "Ice Caves, Paradise Glacier," "An Alpine Glade, Paradise Valley" and "Huskies and the Tatoosh." Introductory text page touts tourist-y statistics to entice visitors, closing with "This Great National Playground is Yours -- Come and Use it." Undated, but likely 1930s vintage.

$50.00

Wonderland Reached by The Rio Grande "The Scenic Line of the World": A Souvenir Album Containing Forty Views of Colorado and Utah Scenery
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Wonderland Reached by The Rio Grande "The Scenic Line of the World": A Souvenir Album Containing Forty Views of Colorado and Utah Scenery

By (DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILROAD)

Denver: The Van Noy Inter-State Company, 1922. Paperback. Wide small 4to. Stiff calf-textured wrappers and large ornate gilt lettering, string-tied. (40pp). Numerous large sepia-tone photographs. Very good. Faint wear to outer wrappers (only). Tight and attractive first edition of this oversize promotional vehicle for the storied Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, featuring full-page images of the major tourism sites such as Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon, Great Salt Lake, Pike's Peak, etc.

$55.00

The Missouri
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The Missouri

By VESTAL, Stanley

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1945. Hardcover. Illustrations by Getlar Smith. Maps by George Annand. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. x, 368pp, (11pp). Maps, illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket lightly edgeworn and spine faintly sunned, with chips at spine head/tail. A handsome first edition of the 26th volume in the celebrated "Rivers of America" series -- with choice autograph addition: Half-title page bears a fine heavy stock 3½" X 2½" card boldly signed by series editor HERVEY ALLEN in brown ink. When series founder Constance Lindsay Skinner died in 1939, Allen took over as editor. Best known as author of the 1934 bestselling historical fiction "Anthony Adverse," Allen (1889-1949) was a noted American author, editor and novelist.

$95.00

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