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21 (Mitchell, Napoleon Bonaparte). Templeton, Lee ALAMO SOLDIER: The Story of Peaceful Mitchell
(Quanah, Texas): Nortex Press, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated dust jacket that shows two penned corrections of typographical errors to the front flap blurb: the price has been adjusted (down!) and the word ''nicename'' has been amended to read ''nickname.'' Jacket art is by George Turner. 
Hard-to-find fictionalized biography of a 17-year-old member of Davy Crockett's Tennessee Mounted Volunteers who died defending the "Pallisade" wall of the Alamo. Much is made of Mitchell's pacific ways. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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22 (Remington, Frederic). Splete, Allen P. & Marilyn D., editors FREDERIC REMINGTON: Selected Letters
New York: Abbeville Press, (1988). 08659694X First edition. Hardcover. Tiny red dot on bottom page edges, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Octavo. 487 pages, selected bibliography, index; illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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23 (Russell, Charles M.) Adams, Ramon F. & Britzman, Homer E. CHARLES M. RUSSELL: The Cowboy Artist, a Biography
Pasadena, California: Trail's End Publishing Co., Inc., (1948). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in gilt spine-lettered maroon cloth, with full-color endpaper double-spread illustration, twelve Russell plates in full-color, 37 b&w chapter heads from Russell drawings; no dust jacket. Index. 
The classic study of the definitive western artist, richly illustrated with many vintage photographs, as well as with reproductions of Russell's sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints. Checklist condensed from the bibliography by Karl Yost & Britzman. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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24 (Wister, Owen; Remington, Frederic). Vorpahl, Ben Merchant; foreword by Wallace Stegner MY DEAR WISTER: The Frederic Remington-Owen Wister Letters
Palo Alto, California: American West Publishing Company, (1972). 0910118248 / 9780910118248 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, with a tiny dot of stain to upper page edges, in terra cotta cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a lightly rubbed, mildly soiled dust jacket. 343 pages, including index. 
Illustrated with photos, reproductions of Remington art, and facsimiles of his illustrated letters, an examination of the unusual friendship between these two cultural giants of the American West. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by author Vorpahl. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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25 Adams, Andy THE LOG OF A COWBOY: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1931). The Riverside Library reprint. Hardcover. Fine, fresh copy in pale blue cloth with bright gilt spine titles, rules, and decoration; in a lightly shelfworn pen-and-ink illustrated dust jacket with some tanning to the spine, nicks and short closed edge tears. 8vo. 387 pages. A handsome edition. 
A record of the daily experiences of a party of typical Texas cowboys, accurately related. "THE LOG OF THE COWBOY is the finest piece of literature that the cattle-country has produced"--Douglas Branch, THE COWBOY AND HIS INTERPRETERS. Adams, HERD 8. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly worn pictorial dust jacket. Illustrations by Vic Donohue. 
Lively, anecdotal study of cowboy slang by the noted (and then octagenarian) Western bibliographer and linguistic scholar. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Clean very good plus copy in silk boards, in dust jacket with small piece missing from spine and somewhat faded at spine, some tears and creases to rear panel. 
Octavo. "This is the cowboy of fact, not fiction." 354 pages, text illustrations throughout by Nick Eggenhoger. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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28 Adams, Ramon F. WESTERN WORDS: A Dictionary of the American West
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1968). First edition thus: Revised and Enlarged. Hardcover. Fine in rough-woven light blue cloth with black and gilt stamped titles to spine; in illustrated dust jacket that shows a hint of age-toning. 
Classic lexicon of Western slang and idiom, greatly expanded in scope to include not only the cowman's language, but also that of the sheepman, rodeo performer, trapper, buffalo hunter, gambler, et. al. Peerless in authority, and compulsively readable. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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29 Aimard, Gustave THE GOLD-SEEKERS: A Tale of California
London: Ward and Lock, 1861. First edition in English. Duodecimo. Hardcover. In three-quarter red leather over marbled boards, lightly worn, and with water damage that is evident in rippling to the boards, bubbling to the marbled paper and to the endsheets, and in pale staining to page edges; front inner hinge split, but repaired. 
Middle volume in a trilogy by the "French Fenimore Cooper," that began withTIGER-SLAYER and concluded with INDIAN CHIEF; this volume first appeared in Paris in 1860 as LA FIEVRE D'OR. Translated, with a brief preface, by Lascelles Wraxall. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Palm Desert, Calif: Desert Magazine, 1960. B0006AXBSM First edition, first printing. Inscribed or SIGNED by the author and six artists. Hardcover. Black marker price and date to the front pastedown endpaper, old newspaper clippings (now removed) have tanned the front endpapers, minor shelfwear and mild soiling to the covers, else near fine in orange cloth with gilt titles; lacks dust jacket. Quarto. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by Ainsworth. Artists Paul Lauritz, Orpha Klinker, John W. Hilton, Burt Procter, R. Brownell McGrew,and Bill Bender have all SIGNED or inscribed at their individual entries. A unique copy of this notable and influental collection! 
Price: 500.00 USD
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31 Antonelli, F., general realtor The Posito of the Historical Section of the Sacred Congregation of Rites on the Introduction of the Cause for the Beatification and Canonization and on the Virtues of the Servant of God: KATHARINE TEKAKWITHA, The Lily of the Mohawks
New York: Fordham University Press, (1940). First edition, first printing. Frontispiece, hand-lettered title-page, full-page woodcuts, tailpieces and page borders by LeRoy H. Appleton. Hardcover. A hint of wear at the extremities, gift inscription to half-title, thus near fine, in terra-cotta cloth with gilt lettering, rules and devices; fore-edge untrimmed, map-decorated endsheets, maroon border decorations, tailpieces; no dust jacket. Quarto. 
"Being the Original Documents first published at the Vatican Polyglot Press now done into English and presented for the Edification of the Faithful." Story of the first North American Indian to be canonized by the Catholic Church. 468 pages, colophon. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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32 Athearn, Robert G. THE COLORADANS
Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 430 pages plus illustrations. 
Focusing on the people who made history, well and lesser known. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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33 Austin, Mary THE FLOCK
Sante Fe, New Mexico: William Gannon, 1973. 0883075091 / 9780883075098 First edition thus: Facsimile reprint. Hardcover. Fine, in rough-woven, dark brown cloth with gilt spine titles; in a mildly spine-faded, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket. 266 pages; illustrated by E. Boyd Smith, with b&w frontispiece, intext drawings, chapterheads and decorations. 
Classic of California history tells the story of shepherding beginning with the original flocks of Spanish California. Based on Austin's personal observations (circa 1900), as well as her conversations with the men who made shepherding their way of life. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, [no date]. Early reprint. Hardcover. Covers very lighty soiled, internals bright and clean, thus near fine; in decorated boards; no dust jacket. The splendid illustrations are by E. Boyd Smith. The margin decorations are particularly lively and beautifully married to the text. 
Classic portrait of the country that lies "between the high Sierras south from Yosemite...beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert." Rich with Native American lore, local myth and history, and naturalist observation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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35 Axtell, Margaret Shellabarger WILL ROGERS RODE THE RANGE
Phoenix, Arizona: The Beatitudes, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Lower spine end lightly bumped otherwise near fine without dust jacket. 
Quarto. Illustrated. With bibliography and footnotes. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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36 Ball, John AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN BALL: 1794-1884
California: The Arthur H. Clarke Company, 1925. First edition. Illustrated with eight photographic plates in b&w, on coated stock, including frontispiece. Hardcover. Light foxing to upper and fore-edges, previous owner's small address label to front pastedown, else near fine in hunter green cloth lettered in gilt; in a photo-illustrated dust jacket with mild fading to spine, much of front inside flap has been excised. 
John Ball chronicles his extraordinary life and journeys across America, as well as his trips around Hawaii and South America, in the days when covered wagons, clipper ships and whaling boats were not romance but an everyday incident of travel. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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37 Bell, Major Horace REMINSCENCES OF A RANGER Or Early Times in Southern California
Santa Barbara: Wallace Hebberd, 1927. First edition thus. Foreword by Arthur M. Ellis; illustrations by James S. Bodrero. Hardcover. A superb, fine copy in green cloth with gilt decorations and lettering; in an illustrated dust jacket with mild fading to the spine panel, a few very minor nicks, and one very short closed tear to lower front panel. 
"This later edition contains an index identifying many of the characters mentioned in the original edition. Both editions have much information on the lawlessness of early California."--Adams, 189. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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38 Bolton, Herbert E. RIM OF CHRISTENDOM: A Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino Pacific Coast Pioneer
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Light foxing to upper and fore edges, offsetting to all endpapers, attractive bookplate to front pastedown, else near fine; in a dust jacket with mild foxing all over, shelfwear and several nicks, 2-inch tear with attendant creasing to rear panel. 
Oozing with photographs in b&w and fold-out facsimiles of maps. A biography of the most picturesque missionary pioneer of all North America; Kino was with the first expedition which reached the Pacific Ocean by crossing California in 1684. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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39 Boyd, Jack IT IT AIN'T BROKE...
(Lubbock, Texas): Texas Tech University Press, 1991. 0896722708 / 9780896722705 First edition. Hardcover. Fine, in sky blue cloth lettered in black; in an illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Dave Smith. 
The traditional heroics and hijinks continue in this third volume about the citizenry of Cedar Gap, a mythical West Texas community. "Boyd has made successful use of the small town tradition established in Twain's TOM SAWYER ."--Texas Books in Review. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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40 Breihan, Carl and Montgomery, Wayne FORTY YEARS ON THE WILD FRONTIER
Greenwich, Connecticut: Devin-Adair, Publishers, (1985). 0815955189 / 9780815955184 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth over red textured boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 213 pages; 16 black-and-white photo-plates. 
Drawn from John Montgomery's journals of his life in Tombstone, Arizona from 1870 to 1909, this freshly written account illuminates what really happened at the OK Corral; tells about the Ludlow massacre; portrays mass murderess Kate Bender; and more. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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