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81 Lummis, Charles F. A BRONCO PEGASUS
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Approximately twenty page margins affected by worm holes, otherwise, a very good plus copy in bright, yellow cloth slightly frayed at top and bottom of spine, lacking the dust jacket. 
A collection of Lummis' poetry reflecting his experiences in the American West. 148 pages, frontispiece, illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1962). First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine in salmon-colored cloth; in a near fine photo-illustrated dust jacket with minor shelfwear, a few tiny edge tears, and mild fading to the spine. Octavo. 150 pages; frontispiece portrait, illustrated with black-and-white plates, and two maps. 
MacGowan took part in the Klondike gold-rush and vividly recounts the adventures of himself and his 'sourdough' companions, their privations and hardships in the primitive harsh icy wastes of the Yukon. Translated from the Irish by Valentin Iremonger. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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83 Manly, William Lewis DEATH VALLEY IN '49: An Important Chapter of California Pioneer History
New York, Santa Barbara: Wallace Hebberd, (1929). B00085XYX2 First edition thus. With foreword by John Steven McGroarty. Illustrated by Alson Clark. Hardcover. Near fine: a bright, clean, sharp example, with owner's 1930-dated name to half-title, very mild wear, tiny piece of tape to rear pastedown; in green cloth with gilt lettering and rules, map-decorated endsheets; no dust jacket. 
"The autobiography of a pioneer, detailing his life from a humble home in the Green Mountains to the gold mines of California and particularly reciting the sufferings of the band of men, women, and children who gave Death Valley its name." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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84 Marshall, S.L.A., Brigadier General, USAR (Ret.) CRIMSONED PRAIRIE: The Wars Between the United States and the Plains Indians During the Winning of the West
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1972). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. 
Octavo. This acclaimed military historian's definitive history of the Indian Wars. 256 pages, index, illustrations, maps. , Sketches by the author, maps by Mark Lennox. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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(Portland): Binfords & Mort, for the Oregon Historical Society 1944. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Hardcover. A fine, mostly unopened copy in blue cloth with a paper title-label on the spine; in a very good dust jacket with a small circular stain at the top, some internal tape repairs, light chipping, and several edge-tears. 
Tall octavo. This comprehensive volume has garnered a glowing blurb from H.L. Mencken, "The best thing of its kind I have ever seen." 581 pages, index. A handsome volume. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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86 McKee, Bill & Klassen, Georgeen TRAIL OF IRON: The CPR and the Birth of the West, 1880-1930
Vancouver & Toronto: The Glenbow-Alberta Institute/Douglas & McIntyre, (1983). 0888943997 / 9780888943996 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in tan cloth with gilt titles to the spine, and full color map-illustrated endsheets; in a fine dust jacket featuring train artwork by Dennis Budgen. Includes b&w photographs throughout as well as 14 pages in full color. Quarto. 
A wonderfully illustrated history of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which played a pivotal role in shaping the economic and social landscape of Canada; 192 pages; notes, bibliography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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87 McKenna, James A. BLACK RANGE TALES: Chronicling Sixty Years of Life and Adventure in the Southwest
New York: Wilson-Erickson, Inc., 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Lightly offset to the endsheets, with a 1x5-inch band of pale offsetting to the title-page and the frontispiece, else a bright, sharp, near fine copy, in a dust jacket that exhibits minor edgewear, shallow nicking, light rubbing and fading to spine panel. 
Memoirs of the Irish-American pioneer, itinerant prospector and early Southwesterner, "Uncle Jimmie." With an introduction by Shane Leslie. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts (including frontispiece portrait) by Howard Simon. 300pp. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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88 Miller, James Knox Polk THE ROAD TO VIRGINIA CITY: The Diary of James Knox Polk Miller
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1960). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket a bit sunned at the spine and with minor shelfwear. 
Octavo. Edited by Andrew F. Rolle. Inscribed and SIGNED by the editor and dated in the year of publication. 142 pages, indexed, illustrated. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1968). First edition. Inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Mild wear to the edges, else a near fine copy, in a lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with front flap price inked out. 
The first comprehensive, analytical study of the area's military posts, divided into two distinct eras: 1865-68 and 1876-94. Based upon primary sources, and enhanced by an impressive collection of maps, plans, drawings, photos. Appendices, notes, index. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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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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91 Nicoll, Bruce H. and Keller, Ken R. SAM MCKELVIE: Son of the Soil
Lincoln, Nebraska: Johnsen Publishing Co., 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
A biographical sketch of the Nebraska agriculturalist Sam McKelvie, written and presented in a quaint 1950's style. Untrimmed page edges and gilt-stamped title. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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92 Oliver, William EIGHT MONTHS IN ILLINOIS: With Information to Immigrants
Chicago: Walter M. Hill, 1924. First edition thus, reprint of the 1843 edition. Hardcover. A very near fine copy in heavy blue cloth with a gilt lettered spine, printed on deckled edge paper, uncut pages; in a very slightly chipped dust jacket with faint damp-stains, some soiling, rubbing, and a few short edgetears. 
Reprint of the original edition 1843 edition with a new introduction; the original edition is one of the rarest later books of English travel. 260 pages, index. Facsimile of the original title-page. Scarce in jacket. Howes, US-IANA, 071. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. B00085NM6Q First edition, first printing. Lovely delicate b&w illustrations by the author reproduced intext and on inserted plates. Hardcover. Fine, showing only a whisper of wear, in green cloth with paste-on full-color illustration to front cover framed by a gilt cartouche, gilt lettering to spine, map-decorated endsheets, fore-edge untrimmed, upper edge gilt; no dust jacket. 
The author's stated object was "to look up the Spanish Missions and settlements still scattered through Arizona and New Mexico and along the Texan border...I was amazed at the result...from an historic as well as a pictorial standpoint." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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94 Pisani, Donald J. TO RECLAIM A DIVIDED WEST: Water, Law, and Public Policy 1848-1902
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1992). 0826313809 / 9780826313805 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in aqua-marine linen with silver titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Royal octavo. 487 pages; 31 photos; bibliography; and index. 
Demand for a plan to solve the water problem in the West came from many sources: the great influx of miners to city-dwellers to agriculturalists. This extensive study examines the problems, various programs and solutions, and government involvement. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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95 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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96 Rhodes, Jack INTERCITY BUS LINES OF THE SOUTHWEST: A Photographic History
College Station: Texas A & M University Press, (1988). 0890963746 / 9780890963746 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with titles and a bus illustration stamped to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 158 pages; notes; bibliography; and index. 
The twenty-ninth volume in the Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students. A thoroughly detailed bus history beginning in 1907 with W.B. Chenoweth's "motor driven stage coach" in Snyder, Texas. Chock-full of quality vintage photos. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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97 Ridings, Sam P. THE CHISHOLM TRAIL: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail
Guthrie, Oklahoma, Co-Operative Publishing Company, (1936). First edition, first printing. Adams, SIX GUNS, #1856. Hardcover. Library stamping to: all endsheets, all page edges, title page, a few pages, folding map at rear; pocket removal remnant to pastedown, Who's Who bio of John William Poe neatly affixed to pastedown, otherwise a sharp, very good example; no dust jacket. 
Inscribed to Mrs. John W. Poe, author of BUCKBOARD DAYS and widow of John W. Poe, deputy sheriff under Pat Garrett and present at the killing of Billy the Kid--dated in 1940 and SIGNED by the author. Mrs. Poe has also SIGNED the title-page. Scarce! 
Price: 500.00 USD
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98 Schreier, Konrad F. Jr., editor BRAND BOOK SEVENTEEN: The Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners
Los Angeles, California: The Westerners, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket. 
A generously illustrated collection of writings concerning the history of California and the West. Photographic and facsimile pages and plates, maps and text illustrations. 199 pages, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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99 Shoenberger, J.H. FROM THE GREAT LAKES TO THE PACIFIC: Pioneering in the Wilderness in 1875
San Antonio, Texas: The Naylor Company, 1934. B000876LY4 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Offsetting to endsheets, two very small areas of bleached stain to spine, else near fine, in tan-gray cloth with brown lettering; no dust jacket. Illustrations by Ralph Pareida, reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Memoir by the entrepreneur--great grandson of immigrant ironmaster, George Shoenberger--chronicling his overland journey through the Northwest to the Pacific, across mountains and rivers with nothing more than obscure Indian trails to follow. 211 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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100 Smith, Cornelius C., Jr. EMILIO KOSTERLITZKY: Eagle of Sonora and the Southwest Border
Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1970. 0870620746 / 9780870620744 First edition, first printing. Frontier Military Series VII. Hardcover. Fine, fresh, as-new, in blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, blue top-edge tint, deckled fore-edge; in an unprinted brown dustwrapper, as issued. Large octavo. Illustrated with maps and with pen-and-ink sketches by the author. 344 pages, indexed. 
"Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham crammed into one larger than life personality...this Russian-Mexican cavalry commander fought Yaqui Indians, arrested bandits, chased Apaches, and finished by defending Mexico against rebel generals."--bengalclub. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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