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181 Myers, John Myers THE DEATHS OF THE BRAVOS
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1962). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine, in a lightly edgeworn and nicked illustrated dust jacket with a few insignificant edge-tears. Map-decorated endpapers. Although a somewhat common book it is scarce with the review slip. 
Iconoclastic and irreverent account of the discovery, exploration and conquest of the American West. Myers authored the well-regarded THE WILD YAZOO, THE ALAMO, and DOC HOLLIDAY, as well as sf cult classic SILVERLOCK. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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182 Neihardt, John G. BLACK ELK SPEAKS: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux as Told through John G. Neihardt
London: Barrie & Jenkins, (1972). 0241668231 First edition thus, first printing. Hardcover. Nearly fine in brown colored boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a nearly fine, price-clipped dust jacket with marvelous wrap-around, high-action illustration by Michael Codd. 
Widely hailed as a spiritual classic, this unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West. 
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183 Neihardt, John G. THE SONG OF THREE FRIENDS & THE SONG OF HUGH GLASS
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near fine in blue cloth with gilt stamped spine titles and rules; no dust jacket. Octavo. 336 pages. Notes and two maps. 
Modern Readers" Series edition with extensive notes by Dr. Julius T. House. The first two of a cycle of five epic volumes of poems by the American author of poetry and prose, amateur historian and ethnographer, and philosopher of the Great Plains. 
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184 Neihardt, John G. WHEN THE TREE FLOWERED: An Authentic Tale of the Old Sioux World
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Brown paper residue hidden under the dust jacket flaps on the pastedowns, one-inch tape shadows to the free endpapers, and to the dust jacket flaps, else about very good in brick-colored cloth; in a very good slightly trimmed and wrinkled dust jacket. 
Novel of the Sioux Indians with details on social customs and battles against white men chronciled through the fictional experiences of an elderly Indian named Eagle Voice. The author/poet was from a pioneer family and wrote BLACK ELK SPEAKS. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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185 Nye, Nelson HORSE THIEVES
New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc., (1987). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A late entry from the "Baron of Blood and Thunder." Will Cuppy went on record with this assessment of the Spur Award-winning author: "Nye has done for the Western what Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler did for detective fiction." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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186 O'Brien, Dan SPIRIT OF THE HILLS
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1988). 051756727X / 9780517567272 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Spur Award-winner for best first novel. A contemporary Western by the Iowa Short Fiction Award winner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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187 O'Rourke, Frank A PRIVATE ANGER and FLIGHT AND PURSUIT: Two Novellas
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1963. First edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's small address label on front free endpaper, otherwise near fine copy in price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing and age-toning and one half-inch closed tear to top edge of front panel. 

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188 O'Rourke, Frank THUNDER IN THE SUN
New York: Ballantine Books, (1954). First edition. Hardcover. Text block lightly tanned, else a near fine copy; in a lightly age-toned pictorial dust jacket with some shelfwear, nicks to the upper and lower spine ends and flap-folds, and light soiling and creases to the rear panel. 
One of the sought-after Ballantine hardcovers that were released simultaneously with paperback editions; by the author of GUN HAND and RIDE WEST. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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189 Olsen, Theodore V. STARBUCK'S BRAND
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1973. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
A Double D Western. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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190 Paine, Lauran RIDERS OF THE TROJAN HORSE
New York: Walker and Company, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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191 Paine, Lauran SPIRIT MEADOW
New York: Walker and Company, (1987). 0802709702 / 9780802709707 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Meeting Native American Hawk was the beginning of a series of unexpected--and hazardous--adventures for Joe Bryan, his sister, the local marshal and a scrappy old rancher. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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192 Parker, F.M. SKINNER
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with some very slight rubbing to rear panel. 
A Double D Western. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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193 Parker, F.M. THE ASSASSINS
New York: New American Library, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Pages beginning to yellow, but otherwise fine in very fine dust jacket. 

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194 Patten, Lewis B. NO GOD IN SAGUARO
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1966. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny patch of pale stain to front free endsheet, barely visible, else a fine copy in grey cloth with black spine-lettering; in a likewise very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket that shows a corresponding tiny dot of pale stain to front flap. 
Lane Sauer arrives in Saguaro searching for his brother Jess and is greeted with town-wide hostility. Was the town hiding something? Will Lane leave Saguaro alive? 
Price: 35.00 USD
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195 Patten, Lewis B. THE BEST WESTERN STORIES OF LEWIS B. PATTEN
Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, (1987). 0809313588 / 9780809313587 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. This is the first collection of short stories by one of the most respected writers of Western fiction, a three-time winner of the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. 
An entry in the "Western Writers" series, edited by Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenburg; with an introduction by Robert E. Briney. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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COTTONWOOD, Phillips, Scott
196 Phillips, Scott COTTONWOOD
New York: Ballantine Books, (2004). 0345461002 / 9780345461001 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket; a new book. 
"Scott Phillips is dark, dangerous, and important. COTTONWOOD is crime fiction at its best."--Michael Connelly. "An adventurous, bawdy, and genre-bending epic."--George Pelecanos. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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197 Phillips, Scott COTTONWOOD
Arizona: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2004. First deluxe, limited edition: one of 300 clothbound copies (out of a total Iimitation of 404), SIGNED and numbered by the author. This is no. 145. Hardcover. Fine, in full black Brillianta cloth lettered in gilt to the spine, with black endsheets bearing the author's monogram in gilt; in a fine illustrated dust jacket; housed in a fine, black faux-leather slipcase. 
"Frontier Guignol in post-Civil War Kansas and California of the 1870s and '80s...The blazingly original Phillips writes with a deadpan humor and incisive irony...a major achievement."--Kirkus. Lovely production by Michael Kellner. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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198 Poole, Richard THE PEACEMAKER
New York: Ballantine Books, (1954). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Very nice copy of this Ballantine hardcover edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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199 Porter, Eliot; Stegner, Wallace & Page, text AMERICAN PLACES
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1981). 0525053905 / 9780525053903 First edition; first state with tan linen binding. Nancy Colberg: WALLACE STEGNER: A Descriptive Bibliography, #A27.1.a. Hardcover. Fine in a neatly, partially price-clipped dust jacket with the after Christmas price remaining, without the usual fading to the spine. Quarto. 224 pages; bibliography and an index. 89 full-page color photographs. 
Edited by John Macrae, III. Magnificent photography by Eliot Porter created for this book with accompanying text of essays on U.S. landscape and flora by seasoned observers Wallace and Page Stegner. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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200 Pronzini, Bill SIX-GUN IN CHEEK: An Affectionate Guide to the "Worst" in Western Fiction
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Crossover Press, 1997. 0962887013 / 9780962887017 First edition, limited issue: one of 250 numbered copies, SIGNED by Pronzini. Hardcover. Very fine in pictorial dust jacket (with a ebulliently pulpish jacket painting); housed in black slipcase. Bibliography, index. 
"He had learned to do without [women]...until Poppy Ames unleashed his libido and put it out front where he could really see it." Just one sample of the many horse opera howlers Pronzini has unearthed from the annals of the deliriously unreadable. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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