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81 Curtis, C. Michael, editor CONTEMPORARY WEST COAST STORIES
Old Saybrook, Connecticut: The Globe Pequot Press, (1993). 1564402452 / 9781564402455 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild fading to the lower edges, near fine in brown boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine lightly rubbed dust jacket with short creases to the upper corner tips and to the crown of the spine. 
A collection of 20 stories set predominately in California that present a collective image of the modern West by distinguished American authors including Richard Ford, Joyce Carol Oates, Tobias Wolff, Harriet Doerr, Robert Stone, Amy Tan, Ann Packer, etc. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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82 De Vries, Martin FRONTIER
New York: Ballantine Books, [1956]. First edition. Hardcover. Very good with slight spine slant, some light offsetting/foxing to endpapers, and tanning to pages; in illustrated dust jacket with some light rubbing, edgewear and age-toning. 
Scarce Ballantine hardcover collection of four short stories first appearing in Argosy, Saturday Evening Post and Zane Grey's Western. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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83 Doig, Ivan PRAIRIE NOCTURNE
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Singapore: Scribner, (2003). 0743201353 / 9780743201353 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Doig does his usual splendid job of interweaving several time frames to bring alive American history and to chart the evolving relationships of thorny, independent people who love fiercely but never go easy on one another."--Kirkus. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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84 Doig, Ivan RIDE WITH ME, MARIAH MONTANA
New York: Atheneum, 1990. 0689120192 / 9780689120190 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Third book in Doig's trilogy begun with ENGLISH CREEK and DANCING AT THE RASCAL FAIR brings Jick McCaskill into our own time--1989, in the summer of Montana's centennial. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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85 Edgerton, Clyde REDEYE: A Western
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina): Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1995. 1565120604 / 9781565120600 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered navy blue shelfback over red boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Laura Levine. 
"A Hearty Welcome to All you Cowboys and Cowgirls, from All Over the World!!! You are about to embark upon an unforgettable seven-day tour up to the top of Mesa Largo and back."--from the opening chapter. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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86 Elston, Allan Vaughan MONTANA MASQUERADE
Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1959). B0006AVVQG First edition, first printing. Hardcover. The usual tanning to the pages, minor edgewear, thus near fine, in blue composition binding; in a very good minus jacket with nicking at the spine ends, and one thumb-sized chip to upper edge front panel. Jacket design by Charles Hargens. 
Perry Hamil, a young killer fleeing Texas, witnesses a Sioux raid on a stagecoach, and decides to assume the identity of one of the victims, Barry Rodman. When Perry arrives in Bozeman he discovers that Barry's relative has died and left him a ranch. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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87 Emerson, Willis George THE BUILDERS
Chicago: Forbes & Company, 1906. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed, dated and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in smooth maroon cloth, featuring a colorfully illustrated tree-lined mountain scene with a stagecoach in the foreground; cover titles in bright white, spine titles and rules gilt, top edge gilt; lacking the dust jacket. A superb copy! 
Handsomely produced western novel set in the gold mining regions of Montana and Idaho by the Wyoming author George Willis Emerson (1856-1918) who wrote several novels with Western settings. He also produced one SF novel THE SMOKY GOD in 1908. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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88 Estleman, Loren BLOODY SEASON
New York: Bantam Books, (1988). 0553052314 / 9780553052312 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"Estleman's account of events following the O.K. Corral gunfight is the best one I've ever read, by far."--Elmore Leonard. "Gritty and unwashed realism, the O.K. Corral story stripped of romanticism and glory...you won't put the book down."-Elmer Kelton. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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89 Estleman, Loren D. CITY OF WIDOWS
New York: Forge, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. 
By the two-time winner of the Golden Spur Award. In a wraparound jacket with painting by Brad Schmehl. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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90 Estleman, Loren D. THE WISTER TRACE: Classic Novels of the American Frontier
Ottawa, Illinois: Jameson Books, (1987). 0915463326 / 9780915463329 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An "engaging and sometimes caustic" study of such classic westerns as SHANE, THE BIG SKY, THE OX-BOW INCIDENT, RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE, TRUE GRIT, THE VIRGINIAN, and many others, by the Spur and Shamus award-winning author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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91 Evans, Max MY PARDNER
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1972. 039513725X / 9780395137253 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in orange cloth with cowboy device to the front cover, in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket and interior illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund. 
An illustrated story by the author of THE HI-LO COUNTRY. The story of a poor twelve-year-old boy who takes a string of horses to Oklahoma from Texas to sell for his father. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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92 Evans, Max ONE-EYED SKY
Los Angeles: Nash Publishing, (1974). 0840213611 / 9780840213617 First separate edition. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket with minor edge wear. 
Originally issued as part of THE ONE-EYED SKY (three short novels) by Houghton Mifflin in 1963 and now presented in a separate volume with line-drawing illustrations by the author. "It is a classic and moving drama of man and beast in a harsh land." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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93 Evans, Max ONE-EYED SKY
Los Angeles: Nash Publishing, (1974). 0840213611 / 9780840213617 First separate edition: Review copy with the publisher's press release laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Originally issued as part of THE ONE-EYED SKY (three short novels) by Houghton Mifflin in 1963 and now presented in a separate volume with line-drawing illustrations by the author. "It is a classic and moving drama of man and beast in a harsh land." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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94 Evans, Max THE WHITE SHADOW
San Diego, California: Joyce Press, Inc., 1977. 0893250066 / 9780893250065 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine pictorial dust jacket that shows just a whisper of wear and fading to the spine. 
Inspired by the true story of a deer that survived for thirteen years in the midst of a big city (Mission Hills, CA). Evans, a Writers of America Spur Award-winner, is also the author of THE ROUNDER--filmed with stars Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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95 Evans, Nicholas THE HORSE WHISPERER
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1995). 0385315236 / 9780385315234 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Source of the Robert Redford film adaptation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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96 Farris, Jack ME AND GALLAGHER
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1982). First edition. Hardcover. Some light sunning to top edges, otherwise fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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97 Fenin, George N. and Everson, William K. THE WESTERN: From Silents to Cinerama
New York: The Orion Press, (1962). First edition, first printing. Square octavo. Hardcover. Very minor age-toning to textblock, else a fine copy in olive pictorial cloth with lettering and illustration in black and cream; in a faintly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a few tiny nicks. 
Groundbreaking and essential history of the genre, highlighted by superb research, penetrating insights, and sharp, entertaining prose. Smartly designed, with scads of rare b&w photos laid out in a dynamic and witty design. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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98 Fergusson, Harvey FOOTLOOSE MCGARNIGAL
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly worn, price-clipped pictorial dust jacket that shows some fading to the spine panel and is lightly creased to the rear flap fold. 
Tale of New Yorker Footloose's odyssey westward, where he finds work as a timber cruiser and forest ranger in the wilderness of New Mexico, rubbing elbows with the poets, painters, and mystics of exotic Taos. Fergusson's third novel of the Southwest. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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99 Fisher, Clay THE CROSSING
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Tiny rubber-stamped circle to upper right corner of front free endpaper, else near fine in illustrated dust jacket that is lightly rubbed, edgeworn, and age-toned. Jacket art by Guy Davenport. 
Civil war yarn by the author of THE BRASS COMMAND, THE TALL MEN, and YELLOWSTONE KELLY. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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100 Fisher, Vardis PASSIONS SPIN THE PLOT
Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial dust jacket with a trace of rubbing. Eerie jacket painting by Montana artist Irvin Shope depicts a young man dozing over a library table from which a naked, raven-tressed woman shoots upward (out of his dreams?) engulfed in flame. 
Inscribed, dated and SIGNED by Fisher to the front endpaper. The inscription harshly criticizes the jacket art, calling it "atrocious." Follow-up to Fisher's IN TRAGIC LIFE in a remarkably fresh, unread copy, uniquely personalized. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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