On this page you can explore among the 112 titles about The West (Western Americana) that are resting on our shelves as of August 3, 2011.  Remember to make a note of the order number just before the price, and place your order with Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire, thank you, RAY

1. American Heritage (editors), AMERICAN HERITAGE BOOK OF GREAT ADVENTURES OF THE OLD WEST, American Heritage Press, New York, (1969), B&W illustrations, 384pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The editors of American Heritage, The Magazine of History, have collected in one book twenty articles written by historians, poets, admirers of America's past, and a United States senator., (Order No: 12326 ), $4.50

2. Andrews, Ralph W., INDIAN PRIMITIVE: NORTHWEST COAST INDIANS OF THE FORMER DAYS, Bonanza Books, New York, orig pub 1960, B&W illustrations, 175pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 1555 ), $6.00

3. Anonymous (notes and bibliography by Jerome Peltier), THE BANDITTI OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND VIGILANCE COMMITTEE IN IDAHO, Ross & Haines, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1964, B&W illustrations, 190pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), "An Authentic Record of Startling Adventures In the Gold Mines of Idaho.", (Order No: 40651 ), $17.50

4. Ault, Phil, WIRES WEST: THE STORY OF THE TALKING WIRES, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1974), B&W ill., B&W maps, 176pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), An exciting account of opening communications across the unpopulated expanses of the American continent., (Order No: 28026 ), $8.50

5. Bartlett, Richard A., THE NEW COUNTRY: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER 1776-1890, Oxford University Press, New York, 1974, B&W illustrations, 487pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195017382 "The book replaces much of the old romance and mythology about the settlement of the West with a poignant story of people elevating themselves to new affluence and dignity in a new country represented in a new civilization of their own making.", (Order No: 2841 ), $5.00

6. Beebe, Lucius & Clegg, Charles, THE AMERICAN WEST: THE PICTORIAL EPIC OF A CONTINENT, Bonanza Books, New York, orig. pub 1955, over 1, 000 B&W ill., 511pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 2602 ), $10.00

7. Beecher, George Allen, A BISHOP OF THE GREAT PLAINS, Church Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA, 1950, B&W illustrations, 220pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Stories of the Church on the western borders of our civilization from 1892 through 1943., (Order No: 15407 ), $7.50

8. Bingham, Edwin R. and Love, Glen A. (compiled and edited by), NORTHWEST PERSPECTIVES: ESSAYS ON THE CULTURE OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, University of Washington Pr., Seattle, WA, (1979), 247pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0295955945 This collection grew out of a four-week Institute on Northwest Literature and History held in 1976 at the University of Oregon. The essays here are a record of their explorations into the image and reality of the Northwest as revealed in the works of the area's leading writers and interpreters, as well as in the accomplishments and attitudes of its representative men and women., (Order No: 29332 ), $10.00

9. Borland, Hal, WHEN THE LEGENDS DIE, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, (1963) 2nd ptg, 288pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 6370 ), $4.00

10. Byrd, Cecil K., SEARCHING FOR RICHES: THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH, The Lilly Library, Bloomington, IN, 1991, B&W illustrations, 96pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1879598027 Catalogue of the exhibition held at The Lilly Library July to September 1991., (Order No: 38617 ), $15.00

11. Byrne, Bernard James, A FRONTIER ARMY SURGEON: LIFE IN COLORADO IN THE EIGHTIES - SECOND REVISED EDITION, Exposition Press, New York, (1962), 179pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB minimal marks, (Order No: 60242 ), $6.50

12. Callahan, James Morton, SEMI-CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF WEST VIRGINIA - WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCES, Semi-Centennial Commission, West Virginia, 1913, B&W illustrations, map, 593pp, good, maroon cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 61069 ), $25.00

13. Campbell, Walter S. (Stanley Vestal), THE BOOK LOVER'S SOUTHWEST: A GUIDE TO GOOD READING, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (1955) 1st ed, 287pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Here is the result of Mr. Campbell's survey of books published in or about the Southwest or by authors intimately associated with the region, designed to help readers to know, understand, and enjoy the Southwest, its people, and its literature., (Order No: 14534 ), $15.00

14. Carr, Harry, THE WEST IS STILL WILD: ROMANCE OF THE PRESENT AND PAST, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1932 1st ed, ill. by Charles H. Owens, 257pp, good, light brown cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 49212 ), $4.50

15. Chardon, F. A. (edited with historical introduction and notes by Annie Heloise Abel) (introduction by William R. Swagerty), CHARDON'S JOURNAL AT FORT CLARK, 1834-1839, Bison Books/Univ of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, (1997) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 458pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0803263759 Reprint of the 1932 edition. "Descriptive of Life on the Upper Missouri; of a Fur Trader's Experiences Among the Mandans, Gros Ventres, and Their Neighbors; of the Ravages of the Small-Pox Epidemic of 1837.", (Order No: 46558 ), $27.50

16. Chittenden, Hiram Martin (with a new introduction by Grace Lee Nute), HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FUR TRADE OF THE FAR WEST - VOLUME I AND VOLUME II - TWO VOLUME SET COMPLETE, Academic Reprints, Stanford, CA, 1954, 2 vols, 1029pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacketS (hardcover), "A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains and of the Overland Commerce with Santa Fe." Originally published in 1902. Howes C390., (Order No: 7712 ), $20.00

17. Clark, John G. (editor), THE FRONTIER CHALLENGE: RESPONSES TO THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI WEST, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, (1971), 307pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0700600701 Essays by experts with various interests illuminating the tragedies and accomplishmentsof the westward movement., (Order No: 8049 ), $4.00

18. Cleland, Robert Glass & Hardy, Osgood, MARCH OF INDUSTRY, Powell Publishing Co., Los Angeles, CA, (1929), B&W illustrations, 322pp, very good, tan cloth (hardcover), Deals with the material progress of California. An economic history of the state dealing with agriculture, petroleum resources, water and power, and the financing of the growth., (Order No: 2794 ), $6.00

19. Cody, Frederici Louisa (in collaboration with Courtney Ryley Cooper), MEMORIES OF BUFFALO BILL BY HIS WIFE, D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1920 2nd ptg, B&W frontis, 326pp, good++, brown cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 54513 ), $75.00

20. Conlin, Joseph R., BACON, BEANS, AND GALANTINES: FOOD AND FOODWAYS ON THE WESTERN MINING FRONTIER, University of Nevada Press, Reno, NV, (1986), B&W illustrations, 246pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874171059 Examines the social history of food on the western mining frontier., (Order No: 58725 ), $15.00

21. Cushman, Dan, THE GREAT NORTH TRAIL: AMERICA'S ROUTE OF THE AGES, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, (1966) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 383pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Eleventh title in "The American Trails Series." "...from Asia across Alaska down the Rocky Mountains to the plains of Texas.", (Order No: 2500 ), $5.00

22. Dinnean, Lawrence, NINETEENTH CENTURY ILLUSTRATORS OF CALIFORNIA SIGHTS & SCENES: A SELECTION OF WORKS BY PIONEER GRAPHIC ARTISTS, Friends of Bancroft Library, Univ. of Calif, Berkeley, 1986, B&W illustrations, 72pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Number 34 in the series of keepsakes issued by The Friends of the Bancroft Library for its members., (Order No: 16666 ), $15.00

23. Donnelly, Joseph P. (translated by and intro), WILDERNESS KINGDOM - INDIAN LIFE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS 1840-1847: THE JOURNAL & PAINTING OF FATHER NICOLAS POINT, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1967) 2nd ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 274pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "Indian Life in the Rocky Mountains, 1840-1847.", (Order No: 1160 ), $17.50

24. Driggs, Howard R. (warmly inscribed by the author), THE PONY EXPRESS GOES THROUGH - AN AMERICAN SAGA TOLD BY ITS HEROES, Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1935 3rd ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 208pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) wear to cloth, ink stain top edge, (Order No: 45992 ), $10.00

25. Durham, Michael S., DESERT BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS: MORMONS, MINERS, PADRES, MOUNTAIN MEN, AND THE OPENING OF THE GREAT BASIN, 1772-1869, Henry Holt and Company, New York, (1997) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 336pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0805041613 A look at the area of the Great Basin and how in 10 years the Mormans established 19 communities in this arid and inhospitable place., (Order No: 38126 ), $12.00

26. Dykes, J. C., BILLY THE KID: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF A LEGEND, Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 1952 2nd ptg, 186pp, good+, red cloth (hardcover), First Edition - Second Printing, with minor corrections., (Order No: 37202 ), $75.00

27. Englebert, Omer, THE LAST OF THE CONQUISTADORS: JUNIPERO SERRA (1713-1784), Harcourt, Brace and Co., New York, (1956) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 368pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 3378 ), $8.00

28. Faris, John T., SEEING THE FAR WEST, J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1920 1st ed, 113 ill and 2 maps, 304pp, very good, decorated tan cloth, teg (hardcover), Inscribed by Edward Stratton Holloway, Esq of the J.B. Lippincott Co. He was designer of this series for Lippincott. An exceptionally nice, clean and tight copy., (Order No: 2589 ), $25.00

29. Faulk, Odie B., THE GERONIMO CAMPAIGN, Oxford University Press, New York, (1969), B&W illustrations, 245pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 3346 ), $8.00

30. Fowler, Don D., THE WESTERN PHOTOGRAPHS OF JOHN K. HILLERS - MYSELF IN THE WATER, Smithsonian Institution Pr., Washington, DC, (1989) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 166pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0874744415, (Order No: 57931 ), $7.00

31. Frost, Lawrence A., THE CUSTER ALBUM: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER, Bonanza Books, New York, (1984), B&W illustrations, 192pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517427141 First published in 1964. The pictorial biography of General George A. Custer explores all facets of the man, from boyhood to his last battlefield., (Order No: 38801 ), $10.00

32. Gressley, Gene M. (editor), OLD WEST/NEW WEST: QUO VADIS?, High Plains Publishing Co., Worland, WY, (1994), B&W illustrations, 199pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1881019071 The six distinguished historians who provide perceptive essays on the Old West/New West battleground are: Carl Abbott, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Gerald Nash, Malcolm Rohrbough, Gerald Thompson, and Donald Worster, with an introduction by Gene M. Gressley., (Order No: 22996 ), $15.00

33. Hanna, A. J., A PRINCE IN THEIR MIDST: THE ADVENTUROUS LIFE OF ACHILLE MURAT ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1946 2nd ptg, drawings by John Rae, 275pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) author inscribed, (Order No: 12226 ), $12.00

34. Harper's Magazine, THE GREAT NORTH: A COLLECTION FROM HARPER'S MAGAZINE, Gallery Books, Poole, Dorset, UK, (1990), over 300 B&W line drawings, 531pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0831742550 Facsimiles of original articles create the mood of the past era of early Northern life in Montana, the Dakotas, the Great Lakes area and Canada., (Order No: 13122 ), $7.50

35. Hassrick, Royal B., I AND TEX, Vantage Press, New York, (1972) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 177pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) small closed tear on dj, ISBN 0533001552 Buck Ziegler, the focal character and first-person speaker of this volume, is a nineteenth-century man living in a twentieth-century world. Buck's story is a richly detailed account of modern ranch life., (Order No: 50916 ), $30.00

36. Hennen, John C., THE AMERICANIZATION OF WEST VIRGINIA - CREATING A MODERN INDUSTRIAL STATE 1916-1925, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, (1996), 217pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 081311960X Examines a formative period in West Virginia's modern history that has been largely neglected beyond the traditional focus on the coal industry. The author looks at education, reform, and industrial relations in the state in the contect of war mobilization, postwar instability, and national economic expansion., (Order No: 56616 ), $20.00

37. Hine, Robert V. and Bingham, Edwin R. (edited by), THE FRONTIER EXPERIENCE: READINGS IN THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI WEST, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA, (1966) 2nd ptg, 418pp, very good, brown cloth spine (hardcover) no dustjacket, The themes and hypotheses of this book of readings are based on two traits--and their opposites: the individualistic and the innovative threads of frontier experience, versus the cooperative and the traditional threads., (Order No: 53737 ), $6.00

38. Hoffman, H. Wilbur, SAGAS OF OLD WESTERN TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT, Howell-North Books, San Diego, CA, (1980) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 284pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0831000023 Definitive and dramatic history of the ways people moved themselves and their possessions across the American frontier -- clost to 200 vivid illustrations., (Order No: 42988 ), $17.50

39. Holabird, Fred, HOLABIRD AMERICANA PRESENTS A CATALOG OF WESTERN AMERICANA - FEBRUARY 2003 FIXED PRICE CATALOG SALE #18, Holabird Associates, Reno, NV, 2003, B&W illustrations, 174pp, fine, wraps (softcover), A fine montage of items for sale, including: Stock Certificates; postcards; railroad books; hardgoods; bottles, tokens; and much more., (Order No: 59512 ), $25.00

40. Holthaus, Gary; Limerick, Patricia Nelson; Wilkinson, Charles F.; and, Munson, Eve Stryker (editors), A SOCIETY TO MATCH THE SCENERY: PERSONAL VISIONS OF THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST, University Pr. of Colorado, Niwot, CO, (1991), B&W illustrations, 260pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0870813005 This book is the result of two conferences held by the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado. It consists of a diverse collection of essays on the future of the American West from many of the region's most talented writers, activists, politicians, lawyers, poets, journalists, environmentalists, and historians., (Order No: 16087 ), $10.00

41. Horan, James D., THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST: A PICTORIAL HISTORY FROM CORONADO TO THE LAST FRONTIER, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1961) 2nd ptg, 650 B&W and color ill., 288pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Here is the full western story, from the days of the conquistadores to the twentieth century, in an account noatable not only for its comprehensiveness, but also for its amazing collection of photographs which show all aspects of the West as it actually was., (Order No: 14803 ), $5.00

42. Horgan, Paul, JOSIAH GREGG AND HIS VISION OF THE EARLY WEST, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, (1979) 1st ptg, B&W frontis, 116pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0374180172 Little was known of Gregg, the man, until his newly discovered notebooks, diaries, and letters were first published in the 1940s, together with a long biographical essay by Paul Horgan entitled, "Josiah Gregg Himself." In the present volume, Mr. Horgan presents a revised version of this biographical portrait., (Order No: 27798 ), $3.00

43. Hulbert, Archer Butler, FORTY-NINERS: THE CHRONICLE OF THE CALIFORNIA TRAIL, Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1931 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 340pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The Gold Rush to California has long been an American folk story. But in "Forty-Niners" the reader is given a complete chronicle of what happened to those thousands of men and women who toiled through the dust and misery of the Overland Trail. The Atlantic $5000 Price Book., (Order No: 9554 ), $12.50

44. Huntington, Bill, THEY WERE GOOD MEN AND SALTY CUSSES, Western Livestock Reporter, Billings, MT, (1952) 1st ptg, ill. by J. K. Ralston, 207pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, "The artless art of western storytelling.", (Order No: 61222 ), $75.00

45. Ingersoll, Ernest, THE CREST OF THE CONTINENT: A RECORD OF A SUMMER'S RAMBLE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND BEYOND, The Rio Grande Press, Inc., Glorieta, NM, (1969), B&W illustrations, map, 359pp, very good, light green cloth (hardcover) faint bumps top corners, First published in 1883., (Order No: 4868 ), $20.00

46. Inverarity, Robert Bruce, ART OF THE NORTHWEST COAST INDIANS, University of California Pr., Berkeley, CA, (1978) 7th ptg, B&W illustrations, 243pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0520005953 First published in 1950., (Order No: 1208 ), $8.50

47. Jackson, Donald Dale, GOLD DUST, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1980 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 361pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394400461 "The saga of the forty-niners - their adventures and ordeals, their courage and greed, their inqenuities, delusions, bonanzas, and catastrophies - in California and on the way there.", (Order No: 6214 ), $7.50

48. James, Will, THE DRIFTING COWBOY, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1926 (1925), ill. by the author, 241pp, good++, brown cloth spine (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 36308 ), $35.00

49. Johnson, Robert C., JOHN MCLOUGHLIN: PATRIARCH OF THE NORTHWEST, Metropolitan Press, Portland, OR, 1935, 304pp, good, light blue cloth (hardcover) (no dj), signed by author, "Oregon Journal Edition.", (Order No: 11430 ), $15.00

50. Jordan, Teresa and Hepworth, James R. (an anthology edited by), THE STORIES THAT SHAPE US: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN WRITE ABOUT THE WEST, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1995) 1st ed, 396pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0393037231 An anthology of twenty-six personal essays by contemporary women writers. Ranging widely across the cultures and the regions of the West, these women relate stories of family and community, of race and gender, of commitment and displacement, of grief and repair, of spirituality and connection to the earth., (Order No: 26112 ), $5.00

51. Karsner, David, SILVER DOLLAR - THE STORY OF THE TABORS, Crown Publishers, New York, (1954), B&W illustrations, 354pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1932., (Order No: 48722 ), $5.00

52. Kauffman, Reginald Wright, THE OVERLAND TRAIL - A TALE OF '49 & THE GREAT GOLD RUSH ACROSS THE PLAINS AS TOLD BY DANIEL FROST, The Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1927, ill. by Manning de V. Lee, 309pp, good, black cloth (hardcover) pictorial pasted down front board, (Order No: 47498 ), $7.50

53. Keim, De B. Randolph, SHERIDAN'S TROOPERS ON THE BORDERS: A WINTER CAMPAIGN ON THE PLAINS, Corner House Publishers, Williamstown, MA, 1973, B&W illustrations, 308pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) faint stain on cloth cover, This report on General Sheridan's experiences with troops, originally published in 1870, presents a fascinating look at the daily life of soldiers in the field, a highly informative view of headquarters operations and a valuable picture of one of America's most able and colorful generals., (Order No: 13533 ), $6.00

54. Kelley, William Fitch (edited and compiled by Alexander Kelley & Pierre Bovis), PINE RIDGE 1890: AN EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE EVENTS SURROUNDING THE FIGHTING AT WOUNDED KNEE, Pierre Bovis, San Francisco, CA, (1971), B&W ill., B&W fold-out map, 267pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), William Fitch Kelley was recognized for being the first correspondent to report the conflict at Wounded Knee. Here is a personal and intense picture of those dramatic days., (Order No: 28299 ), $45.00

55. Kennedy, Roger D., MEN ON THE MOVING FRONTIER: FROM WILDERNESS TO CIVILIZATION, American West Publishing Co., Palo Alto, CA, (1969), B&W illustrations, 199pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "The Romance, Realism, and Life-styles of One Part of the American West.", (Order No: 3186 ), $6.00

56. Ketchum, William C., Jr., COLLECTING THE WEST: COWBOY, INDIAN, SPANISH AMERICAN, AND MINING MEMORABILIA, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1993} 1st ed, color illustrations, 174pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517578077, (Order No: 1301 ), $8.50

57. Lamar, Howard R., THE TRADER ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER: MYTH'S VICTIM, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, (1977) 1st ed, 53pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 089096033X The frontier trader has been so wrapped in myth that our understanding of who he was and what he did is largely shaped by stereotype. Examining these myths, Lamar shows that early trade was, on the contrary, one of the first and most successful ways red men and white communicated, and that the traders were not snakes in America's western Eden but participants in a vigorous if exploitive trade shstem already in existnece for generations., (Order No: 37164 ), $15.00

58. Lamb, Susan, MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK - LIFE, EARTH, SKY, Sierra Press, Mariposa, CA, (2001) 1st ptg, color illustrations, 48pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 158071031X, (Order No: 59881 ), $7.50

59. Lavender, David, CALIFORNIA: LAND OF NEW BEGINNINGS - REGIONS OF AMERICA, Harper & Row, New York, (1972) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 464pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0060125241 'A Regions of America Book', (Order No: 383 ), $10.00

60. Lavender, David, WESTWARD VISION: THE OREGON TRAIL - THE AMERICAN TRAIL SERIES, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1963 4th ptg, 424pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Eighth title in "The American Trails Series.", (Order No: 2496 ), $12.50

61. Lewis, Oscar (compiled and annotated by), THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE WEST: PERSONAL NARRATIVES OF THE DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT OF THE AMERICAN WEST, Henry Holt and Company, New York, (1958) 1st ed, 310pp, very good, tan cloth spine (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 19538 ), $4.00

62. Limerick, Patricia Nelson; Milner, Clyde A.; and Rankin, Charles E. (edited by), TRAILS TOWARD A NEW WESTERN HISTORY, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, (1991), 295pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0700605010 "...offers a more balanced view of the western past.", (Order No: 59162 ), $7.00

63. Lucia, Ellis (editor), THIS LAND AROUND US: A TREASURY OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST WRITING, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, (1969), B&W illustrations, 981pp, good+ w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Eighty-two selections which range from the records of the earliest explorers and diaries of the first settlers to stories and essays by the region's foremost authors, including H.L. Davis, Archie Binns, Stewart Holbrook, and William O. Douglas. Illustrated by Mel Klapholz., (Order No: 12322 ), $3.50

64. Lynch, Louis, WEST INDIAN EDEN - THE BOOK OF BARBADOS, Robert Maclehose & Co., Ltd., Glascow, 1959, B&W illustrations, ads, 312pp, good, lt blue cloth spine (hardcover) LACKS front free endpaper, A complete look at Barbados in The West Indies., (Order No: 49795 ), $14.50

65. Major, Mabel and Smith, Rebecca W. (editors), THE SOUTHWEST IN LITERATURE: AN ANTHOLOGY FOR HIGH SCHOOLS, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1929, 370pp, good+, dark blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 12229 ), $12.50

66. Markus, Kurt, BUCKAROO: IMAGES FROM THE SAGEBRUSH BASIN, New York Graphic Society, Boston, (1987) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, fine w/very good+ dustjacket, warmly inscribed by the author, ISBN 0821216783 Exceptionally nice copy with 93 color and 24 duotone illustrations of cowboys in the Great Basin (or buckarro country) of Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and California. Warmly inscribed by Kurt Markus in 1987., (Order No: 36077 ), $100.00

67. Matthews, Leonard J. (illustrated by Geoffrey Campion and others; edited by Arlene Rourke), PIIONEERS AND TRAILBLAZERS: ADVENTURES OF THE OLD WEST, 6 VOLUMES IN 1, Derrydale Books, New York, (1990) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 186pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 051702537X INDIANS, PIONEERS, COWBOYS, RAILROADERS, GUNFIGHTERS, SOLDIERS., (Order No: 43996 ), $7.50

68. McCracken, Harold, FREDERIC REMINGTON ARTIST OF THE OLD WEST, J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, (1947) 1st ed, B&W ill., and color plates, 157pp, very good+, black cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), With a Bibliographical Check List of Remington Pictures and Books., (Order No: 1159 ), $15.00

69. McCracken, Harold (foreword by R. W. G. Vail), PORTRAIT OF THE OLD WEST: WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL CHECK LIST OF WESTERN ARTISTS, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, (1952) 1st ed, B&W and color ill., 232pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), "The basic concept has been documentary. It starts at the very beginning of art in America, in the early sixteenth century, and ends with the death of the Old West, as the last century came to a close. Geographically, it is principally restricted to the Great Plains region, stretching westward from the Mississippi to the Rocky Mountains.", (Order No: 31405 ), $5.00

70. McSpadden, J. Walker, HOW THEY FOLLOWED THE GOLDEN TRAIL: STORIES OF MAN'S ADVENTURES IN QUEST OF GOLD, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1941, B&W illustrations, 258pp, good, orange cloth w/spine faded & wear top/bottom (hardcover), Contents include: The First Goldsmith; The Treasure of the Pharaoh; King Solomon's Mines and the Golden Temple; The Fate of Croesus; The Ransom of Rome; The Caravels of Columbus; The Spoiler of the Aztecs; The Fateful Gold of the Incas; Singeing the King of Spain's Beard; The Forty-Niners; Pike's Peak or Bust!; The Klondike Rush; In Davy Jones's Locker; Uncle Sam's Treasure Chest., (Order No: 39197 ), $10.00

71. Messelt, Tom, A LAYMAN AND WILDLIFE AND A LAYMAN AND WILDERNESS, Montana Stationery Company, Great Falls, MT, (1971), 158pp & 73pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Two books published in one as a reference textbook revealing the history of wildlife conservation in Montana and the West., (Order No: 36806 ), $7.00

72. Moore, William V., INDIAN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES, R. W. Pomeroy, Philadelphia, PA, 1842, B&W illustrations, 321pp, good, orig full calf binding (hardcover) front board a tad loose, Clean and tight book block, but heavy foxing throughout. Note too that the front board is a tad loose., (Order No: 2660 ), $125.00

73. Nevins, Allan, FREMONT: PATHMARKER OF THE WEST - NEW EDITION, Longmans, Green and Co., New York, 1955 new ed, B&W illustrations, 689pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1939., (Order No: 19967 ), $10.00

74. Nolan, Tony, THE ROMANTIC WORLD OF GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD, A.H. & A.W. Reed Ltd., London, (1980), B&W and color illustrations, 117pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0589013246 Lifelong gold-seeker Tony Nolan brings together the intricate and intriguing strands of the golden web in a story that ranges through the centuries and across the world: from the dawn of time to the great gold rushes of more recent memory, from the Sumerians and Ancient Egyptians to the Aztecs, from the Coromandel to the Klondike., (Order No: 13227 ), $5.00

75. Norton, Wesley, RELIGIOUS NEWSPAPERS IN THE OLD NORTHWEST TO 1861: A HISTORY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND RECORD OF OPINION, Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, (1977), 196pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0821401939 Norton sheds new light on the character and influence of the religious press in the antebellum period., (Order No: 44226 ), $8.00

76. Paxson, Frederic Logan, THE LAST AMERICAN FRONTIER, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1922, 402pp, good+, blue cloth with gilt stampings (hardcover), In this book the author is "trying at once to preserve the picturesque atmosphere which has given to the 'Far West' a definite and well-understood meaning, and to indicate those forces which have shaped the history of the country beyond the Mississippi.", (Order No: 15760 ), $8.00

77. Pike, Donald G. (text) - Muench, David (photographs), RENDEZVOUS COUNTRY, American West Publishing Co., Palo Alto, CA, (1975) 1st ed, B&W and color ill., 160pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0910118655 "Images of America Series." Shows the majestic wilderness much as it looked when the first trappers came to the area. Photos by David Muench, one of America's leading landscape photographers., (Order No: 7954 ), $7.00

78. Price, Edna Calkins, BURRO BILL AND ME, Strawberry Valley Press, Idyllwild, CA, (1973), ill. by Joyce Stolpe, 275pp, very good, wraps (softcover) previous owner's inscription, ISBN 0913612006 She was shy and sedate, from a family of teachers and scholars. Bill was an adventurer who had left home at 14 with a nameless longing in his heart. So they started their quest for "freedom" in sun-scorched Death Valley., (Order No: 45412 ), $8.50

79. Putnam, George Palmer, DEATH VALLEY AND ITS COUNTRY, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, (1946) 3rd ptg, 231pp, good+, light brown cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 31505 ), $5.00

80. Remington, Frederic, PONY TRACKS, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (1966) 4th ptg, ill. by Frederic Remington, 176pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Number 19 in "The Western Frontier Library.", (Order No: 9041 ), $8.50

81. Remington, Frederic (compiled by Frank Oppel) (introduction by Peggy and Harold Samuels), FREDERIC REMINGTON: SELECTED WRITINGS, Castle, Secaucus, NJ, (1981), B&W illustrations, 484pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0890094411 43 exciting stories and articles about the early West., (Order No: 27206 ), $7.50

82. Reps, John W., CITIES ON STONE: NINETEENTH CENTURY LITHOGRAPH IMAGES OF THE URBAN WEST, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX, (1976), 11 B&W ill., 50 color plates, 99pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 088360051X City views which truly convey the look of the urban West when the region was young and every town could dream of a glorious future., (Order No: 12625 ), $5.00

83. Reps, John W., PANORAMAS OF PROMISE - PACIFIC NORTHWEST CITIES AND TOWNS ON NINETEENTH CENTURY LITHOGRAPHS, Washington State Univ. Press, Pullman, WA, 1984, B&W and color illustrations, 93pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874220165 Great illustrations highlight the development of cities and towns in the Pacific Northwest during the era of pioneer settlement., (Order No: 50077 ), $5.00

84. Robertson, E. Arnot, THE SPANISH TOWN PAPERS - SOME SIDELIGHTS ON THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, The Cresset Press, London, 1959, B&W illustrations, 199pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 58788 ), $4.00

85. Robinson, Forrest G. (editor), THE NEW WESTERN HISTORY: THE TERRITORY AHEAD, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, (1998) 1st ptg, 218pp, fine, wraps (softcover), review press release laid in, ISBN 0816519161 Seven scholars from other disciplines take a closer look at the work of the New Western Historians, identifying areas of investigation that may have been overlooked., (Order No: 31914 ), $17.50

86. Rossi, Paul A. and Hunt, David C., THE ART OF THE OLD WEST - FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE GILCREASE INSTITUTE, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, [1971] 1st ed, almost 300 plates, 134 col., 336pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394466691, (Order No: 8682 ), $8.50

87. Salisbury, Albert & Salisbury, Jane, TWO CAPTAINS WEST: AN HISTORICAL TOUR OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL, Bramhall House, New York, orig pub 1950, B&W illustrations, 235pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), "The story, in picture and text, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.", (Order No: 1553 ), $7.50

88. Sargent, Shirley (introduction by Francis Farquhar), PIONEERS IN PETTICOATS: YOSEMITE'S EARLY WOMEN 1856-1900, Flying Spur Press, Yosemite, CA, (1992) 7th ed, B&W illustrations, 80pp, very good, wraps (softcover), First published in 1966., (Order No: 6190 ), $5.00

89. Schubert, Frank N., VANGUARD OF EXPANSION: ARMY ENGINEERS IN THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI WEST 1819-1879, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, n.d. c1980s, B&W illustrations, 160pp, good+, wraps (softcover), Tells the story of the many contributions of the Engineers in the cause of westward expansion., (Order No: 55379 ), $5.00

90. Schullery, Paul (edited by) (foreword by John Townsley), YELLOWSTONE DAYS: JOHN BURROUGHS; THEODORE ROOSEVELT; FREDERIC REMINGTON; OWEN WISTER; RUDYARD KIPLING; MRS. GEORGE COWAN ..., Associated University Press, Boulder, CO, (1979), B&W illustrations, 250pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870811215 "...JOHN MUIR; CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER; WILLIAM O. OWEN; GEORGE ANDERSON; EMERSON HOUGH." Their early writings of the park., (Order No: 61055 ), $20.00

91. Shumway, George; and, Frey, Howard C., CONESTOGA WAGON 1750-1850: FREIGHT CARRIER FOR 100 YEARS OF AMERICA'S WESTWARD EXPANSION - THIRD EDITION, published by the author, York, PA, (1968) 3rd ed, B&W illustrations, 281pp, good, (hardcover) (no dusjacket) slight cant to book block, First published in 1964. The Conestoga wagon is a distinctly American vehicle, developed to meet the rugged requirements of the frontier. It structure is complex and its form is graceful., (Order No: 40653 ), $60.00

92. Slattery, Charles Lewis, FELIX REVILLE BRUNOT, 1820-1898: A CIVILIAN IN THE WAR FOR THE UNION - PRESIDENT OF THE FIRST BOARD OF INDIAN COMMISSIONERS, Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1901, B&W ill., B&W map, 303pp, very good+, blue cloth, teg (hardcoer) inscribed by author, "But it is much more than the record of a good man. In the Civil War and in the solution of the Indian Question Mr. Brunot's life touched the life of the nation; and, in so far forth, his life is a fragment of the nation's story. This record is history as plain and brief as it could be made; and the analysis of the man's character is left to the reader." Warmly inscribed by the author 29 March 1901., (Order No: 26216 ), $60.00

93. Smith, Carter (edited by), THE LEGENDARY WILD WEST: A SOURCEBOOK ON THE AMERICAN WEST, The Millbrook Press, Brookfield, CT, (1992), B&W and color illustrations, 96pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0761301534 American Albums from the Collections of The Library of Congress., (Order No: 58296 ), $6.00

94. Sonnichsen, C. L., THE AMBIDEXTROUS HISTORIAN: HISTORICAL WRITERS AND WRITING IN THE AMERICAN WEST, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (1981), 120pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0806116900 Reflections on history, historians, and historical writing in the western states directed at the nonprofessional to whom history is at least a joy, and perhaps a passion., (Order No: 14219 ), $7.50

95. Sprague, Marshall, NEWPORT IN THE ROCKIES: THE LIFE AND GOOD TIMES OF COLORADO SPRINGS, Sage Books, Denver, (1961), B&W illustrations, 370pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 3055 ), $10.00

96. Steiner, Stan, THE RANCHERS: A BOOK OF GENERATIONS, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1980 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 241pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394501934 "THE RANCHERS is full of the richness of western storytelling, a book that is both a contribution to the history of the West and a faithful portrait of remarkable men and women living a true American experience.", (Order No: 4244 ), $4.00

97. Stevens, Phillip H., SEARCH OUT THE LAND: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN MILITARY SCOUTS, Rand McNally & Company, Chicago, IL, (1969) 1st ptg, B&W ill., B&W maps, 192pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The story of military scouting in the United States from the time of the French and Indian Wars to jungle fighting in Vietnam, and of the men who "searched out the land," seeking information about the enemy under the most dangerous and difficult conditions., (Order No: 25182 ), $10.00

98. Stewart, Edgar I. (collected and edited by), PENNY-AN-ACRE EMPIRE IN THE WEST, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (1968) 1st ed, B&W map, 268pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Contents include: Preface; Introduction; Worthless Railroad Land; Hazen's Horoscope; Rosser Interview; Maginnis Letter; A Question of Fact; Milnor Roberts Letter; Custer Letter; The Black Hills; Haas Report; Our Barren Lands; Arable Land in the Middle Region; The Railroad Rings; Sargent; Postscript; Index., (Order No: 45101 ), $12.00

99. Stewart, Ora Pate, BUTTERMILK AND BRAN, The Naylor Company, San Antonio, TX, (1964), 181pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, A partial collection of the author's short stories, some fact, some fiction, with others falling somewhere in between., (Order No: 50935 ), $6.00

100. Stong, Phil, GOLD IN THEM HILLS - BEING AN IRREVERENT HISTORY OF THE GREAT 1849 GOLD RUSH, Doubleday & Company, New York, 1957 1st ed, 209pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Author shows that the facts of the Gold Rush are more intriguing than the fantasies., (Order No: 4645 ), $7.50

101. Summerhayes, Martha, VANISHED ARIZONA: RECOLLECTIONS OF MY ARMY LIFE, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1908 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 270pp, good++, blue cloth, teg (hardcover), "I have given simply the impressions made upon the mind of a young New England woman who left her comfortable home in the early seventies, to follow a second lieutenant into the wildest encampments of the American army.", (Order No: 53335 ), $75.00

102. Taft, Robert, ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS OF THE OLD WEST 1850-1900, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1982), B&W illustrations, 400pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0691003432 First published in 1953. A survey of the original art of the period - sketches, water-colors, engravings, lithographs, oil-paintings, which have historical significance. Examines the historical relevance of the artists pictures and seeks to establish the authority of the illustrators, whether their work was based on personal experience, reminiscence, or pure imagination., (Order No: 11589 ), $7.00

103. Terrell, John Upton, LAND GRAB: THE TRUTH ABOUT "THE WINNING OF THE WEST", The Dial Press, New York, 1972 1st ptg, 277pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) half of FFEP cut out, (Order No: 15541 ), $6.00

104. Tillotson, M. R., Taylor, Frank J. (foreword by Horace M. Albright), GRAND CANYON COUNTRY, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1935 rev 2nd ed, B&W illustrations, 108pp, good+, decorated orange cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 43983 ), $6.50

105. Tisdale, Sallie, STEPPING WESTWARD: THE LONG SEARCH FOR HOME IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, Henry Holt and Co., New York, (1991) 1st ed, 284pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release & photo, ISBN 0805013539, (Order No: 7232 ), $5.00

106. Utley, Robert M., BLUECOATS AND REDSKINS: THE UNITED STATES ARMY AND THE INDIAN 1866-1891 -- (FRONTIER REGULARS - USA TITLE), Cassell & Company, Ltd., London, (1975), B&W illustrations, 462pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 030429490X With the ending of the American Civil War, the regular Army turned its eyes once more to the West and embarked on a final, massive drive against the still unconquered Indian tribes of the Great Plains and the South-West., (Order No: 37163 ), $15.00

107. Vestal, Stanley, QUEEN OF COWTOWNS: DODGE CITY, "THE WICKEDEST LITTLE CITY IN AMERICA," 1872-1886, Harper & Brothers, New York, (1952), 7 B&W ill., 285pp, good, green cloth spine (hardcover) (no dustjacket), The story of Dodge City., (Order No: 19084 ), $8.50

108. Walker, Henry J., JESSE JAMES "THE OUTLAW", Henry J. Walker, n.p., (1961) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 283pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A biography of Jesse Woodson James alias J. Frank Dalton, 1848-1951., (Order No: 44943 ), $15.00

109. Wert, Jeffry D., CUSTER: THE CONTROVERSIAL LIFE OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER, Simon and Schuster, New York, (1996), B&W illustrations, 462pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) BCE, ISBN 0684810433 The author reexamines the life of the famous soldier to give us Custer in all his colorful complexity., (Order No: 21428 ), $10.00

110. White, Jon Manchip, A WORLD ELSEWHERE: ONE MAN'S FASCINATION WITH THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, (1975) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 320pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Combined history and travelogue. An Englishman's perceptive appraisal of America and Americans as well., (Order No: 31518 ), $8.00

111. Wood, Ruth Kedzie, THE TOURIST'S NORTHWEST, Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1916 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 528pp, good+, red cloth (hardcover), A nice early guide detailing the West, National Parks, and British Columbia., (Order No: 59712 ), $20.00

112. Wunder, John R. (edited by), AT HOME ON THE RANGE - ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF WESTERN SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC LIFE, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, (1985) 1st ptg, 213pp, very good+, brown cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0313245924, (Order No: 48810 ), $5.00

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