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201 Pronzini, Bill SIX-GUN IN CHEEK: An Affectionate Guide to the "Worst" in Western Fiction
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Crossover Press, 1997. 0962887021 / 9780962887024 First edition: Trade Paperback Issue. One of 1000 copies printed. Trade Paperback. Fine in illustrated glossy wraps. 
Follow-up to Pronzini's two books on what he calls "alternative classics" of crime fiction; this time he takes aim at pop oaters. Quoted passages, plot summaries, biographical and historical tidbits. Hilarious and informative. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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202 Pronzini, Bill & Greenberg, Martin, compilers THE ARBOR HOUSE TREASURY OF GREAT WESTERN STORIES
New York: Arbor House, (1982). 0877954100 / 9780877954101 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a pictorial dust jacket that shows one short closed edge tear. 
Introduction by John Jakes. Included: Twain, Harte, Crane, O. Henry, Atherton, Wister, London, Manlove, Mulford, Hough, Raine, Brand, Grey, Short, Haycox, Guthrie, Dorothy Johnson, Schaefer, Leonard, Garfield, Overholser, Fisher, L'Amour, Jakes, more. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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203 Raine, William Macleod COLORADO
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. First edition. Brown cloth with black titles and a pictorial cover illustration of a horsedrawn stagecoarch. Hardcover. Small stain to the lower fore-edge pages, covers show some shelfwear, soiling, and rubbing, else a very good copy in brown cloth; in a recently supplied nearly fine original dust jacket with some very minor soiling and light rubbing. 
A very early presentation copy of this western novel: inscribed, dated (1927) and SIGNED by the author to Colonel William M. Breakenridge--author of HELLDORADO and Deputy U.S. Marshall in Tucson, Arizona. An association copy of some merit. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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204 Raine, William MacLeod STEVE YEAGER
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. First edition. Tan cloth reverse-embossed in brown with vignette of a bucking bronco and separate title block. Hardcover. Very good with very slight spine slant, some soiling and edgewear to covers, and foxing to edges. With tissue-guarded frontispiece plate depicting ''Ruth.'' 
Early Western by the prolific, popular, and critically respected Western novelist, author of--among many others, SONS OF THE SADDLE and JUSTICE COMES TO TOMAHAWK. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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205 Richter, Conrad THE SEA OF GRASS
London and New York: White Lion Publishers, (1974). 0856171816 / 9780856171819 First edition thus. Hardcover. Textblock uniformly tanned, else fine in gilt-lettered yellow cloth; in a very lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket. 
The Pulitzer Prize winner's first novel, a tale of cattle baron James Brewton and Lutie Cameron, the woman he marries and brings to the brutal Southwest of the mid 1800's; filmed in 1947 by Elia Kazan with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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206 Satterthwait, Walter WILDE WEST
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312059973 / 9780312059972 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Cover slightly soiled, near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The Edgar Award-finalist features Oscar Wilde, traveling in the West as tour-speaker, in a mystery where prostitutes are being killed by an unknown person in Wilde's entourage. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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207 Savage, Les, Jr. HANGTOWN
New York: Ballantine Books, (1956). First edition. Hardcover. Fine, in a lightly worn and age-toned pictorial dust jacket with one very short closed edge tear, and small sticker abrasion to rear panel. 
A novel of the California gold rush in its scarce Ballantine hardcover issue. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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208 Schaefer, Jack THE BIG RANGE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1953. First edition. This hardcover edition was produced simultaneously with the Ballantine paperback. Hardcover. A fine copy in tan pictorial cloth; lacking the dust jacket. 
Collection of ten short stories, three of which were translated onto the big screen, as: THE SILVER WHIP, TRIBUTE TO A BAD MAN, and TROOPER HOOK. Contains Schaefer's note of introduction. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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209 Schaefer, Jack THE CANYON
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1953. 0826305180 / 9780826305183 First edition. Mustard-colored cloth with titles and decoration in brown. Attractive jacket art by William Barss. Hardcover. Small acidic tape stain to the front and rear endpaper, else a fine fresh copy; in an illustrated dust jacket that has been trimmed in height one-eighth of an inch and has a small single tape shadow to the front and rear flaps, else very nearly fine. 
Jack Schaefer had a special fondness for his short novel THE CANYON: "I sat down at my old portable and wrote it in the serene assurance that it would have no commercial success, but it would be a book I wanted to write." Schaefer is the author of SHANE. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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210 Schaefer, Jack THE KEAN LAND And Other Stories
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Top edge color a trifle faded, else fine in dust jacket with just a hint of age-toning to rear panel. The impressionistic cover art is by Walter Lorraine. 
Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. A lovely example. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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211 Seelye, John THE KID
New York: Viking Press, (1972). 0670412988 / 9780670412983 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's review slip laid in. Hardcover. A near fine copy; in a illustrated dust jacket that is price-clipped and displays a few spots of stain to the rear panel. 
Historian Ray Allen Billington's copy with his signature to the front endpaper and a handwritten note from the publisher laid in. A well-received western novel: "THE KID is in the best myth-shattering and rambunctious Twain tradition."--Jack Conroy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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212 Smith, Lew POWDERSMOKE CANYON
(New York): Arcadia House, (1954). First edition. Hardcover. Pale offsetting to the front and rear pastedowns, a dot of stain to the top edge, else a near fine, bright copy in a like pictorial dust jacket. 
Federal Judge Lemanuel Bates and Cowtrail postmaster Tobacco Jones battle for justice in this Wyoming-set oater. A sweet copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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213 Smith, Maxwell THE LAST BRAND
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1933). Early reprint. Hardcover. Very good plus in pictorial dust jacket with small chip to spine head, a number of very short closed edge tears, horizontal crease to rear panel, and general shelf wear and age-toning. 
Vintage Western in colorful illustrated jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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214 Stanley, Chuck HORSE HEAVEN
(New York): Arcadia House, (1954). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Endpapers lightly offset, narrow strip of glue residue (from former jacket protector) on lower edges of endpapers, else a near fine copy in a mildly faded dust jacket with very superficial creasing to front panel and mild smearing to ink register. 
Relatively scarce Western from Arcadia House. Pictorial jacket. Withal, quite a nice copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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215 Stanley, Chuck OREGON HIGHROAD
(New York, NY): Arcadia House, (1953). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth with black spine titles; in a near fine, lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket. 
Another scarce western novel from Arcadia House. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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216 Steelman, Robert J. THE GALVANIZED REB
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. 0385130112 / 9780385130110 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. A Double D Western. Hardcover. A fine, bright, tight, virtually as-new copy, in a mildly age-toned, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
David Chantry renounces his family and the rebel cause, all the while working as a Confederate spy to undermine the Union Army by stirring up the Oglala Sioux against the North. Sweet copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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217 Steelman, Robert J. THE MAN THEY HANGED
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1980). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with one 1-inch closed edge tear to rear panel, light shelf wear--especially to spine tail, and some age-toning to rear panel and flaps. 
Inscribed to the author's son, dated and SIGNED by Steelman on the front free endpaper. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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218 Stegner, Wallace THE SOUND OF MOUNTAIN WATER
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1969. 0385071388 / 9780385071383 First edition, second issue with the corrected copyright page. Colberg A20.1.b. Hardcover. Near fine with mild rubbing to the spine ends; in a price-clipped and mildly age-toned, near fine dust jacket with a small half-circle stain to the lower rear panel. 
Collection of essays, memoirs, letters, and speeches that offer part autiobiography, part travelogue, part literary analysis, and part social history, highlighting the late distinguished writer's love for the American West. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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219 Stegner, Wallace; Morris, Wright; Doig, Ivan A LAND FAIR AND BRIGHT: Growing Up in the American West
New York: Book-of-the-Month Club, (1993). First edition. ''Specially created by the Book-of-the-Month Club.'' Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustration: ''Spring Tryout'' by Thomas Hart Benton. Introduction by T.H. Watkins. 
Handsome omnibus issue of this trio of distinguished Western works. "...three measures of the western experience, each of them rendered in prose that is as sinewy and evocative as anything produced by an American writer of this century."--T.H. Watkins. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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220 Straight, Michael CARRINGTON
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Small literary agency label to the lower front endpaper, else a very nearly fine copy in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Typography, binding, and jacket designs by George Salter. 
A fine first novel of the west by the author/journalist. Cavalry colonel Harry Carrington is held responsible for the Sioux destruction of the 81 men of L.T.C. Fetterman's patrol in northern Wyoming, December 21, 1866. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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