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A Chronology of the Old West

By: HARDY, William P.

Price: $44.50

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press, 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Stated first edition, copyright page. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper, likely in jest, to Johnson County War figurehead Cattle Kate, thusly: 'Best wishes/to/Cattle Kate/Bill Hardy/9-22-88'. From the jacket flap: '...Hardy organizes the events and developments from all across the West between the years of 1860 and 1900 into a logical progression...'. Includes numerous b&w photos and drawings. Indexed and with bibliography. --- In full brown buckram c... View more info

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A Jefferson Profile: As Revealed in His Letters

By: JEFFERSON, Thomas; PADOVER, Saul K. (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, John Day Company, 1956


Collection of Jefferson's letters in a sharp copy. In full green cloth covers w/facsimile T.J. signat. frt. DJ chipped (especially at head of spine) with price clipped flap; in mylar protector. Poignant gift inscription, front free endpaper.; 60029; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 359 pages View more info

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An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

By: DALLEK, Robert

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 2003


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Author's comprehensive biography of Mr. Kennedy, complete with two sections of b&w photos, extensive endnotes, and index. --- In full maroon cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine. Jacket with photo of John F. Kennedy in a rocking chair on cover. --- A clean, firm copy lacking markings. Covers with light rubbing and cover corners are bumped. Jacket chafed along edges, bears orig.... View more info

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But We Were Born Free

By: Davis, Elmer

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Books, 1954


1950s-era broadcaster's musings on the state of liberty in America has application now in the 21st century. Book club edition in good shape; clean, bright and unmarked. ; 0.8 x 8.3 x 5.6 Inches View more info

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Colorado a Literary Chronicle

By: LEE, W. Storrs

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1970


Illustrations by W. Ralph Merrill. From Francis Parkman through Irving Stone, the editor has amassed the writings of various authors on the subject of Colorado and its history. In full dark green cloth-covered boards with titling in blue on cover and spine. Interior clean and bright; unmarked. Jacket with chips and small tears; especially at spine ends. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 489 pages View more info

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Cowboying A Tough Job in a Hard Land

By: BECKSTEAD, James H.

Price: $68.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah U. S. A., University of Utah Press, 1995


3rd printing of work which was first published in 1991. With a foreward by Wilford Brimley. With very small inked gift presentation remarks on first page. With dozens of historic b&w and sepia photos of cowboys and their world in the American West, especially in the present-day state of Utah. In very nice shape, with minor rubbing to cover edges. In oversized (8-1/2 in. wide x 11 in. tall) format. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 283 pages View more info

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Denver!

By: BARKER, Bill; LEWIN, Jackie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday and Company, 1972

Inscription: Signed by Author


In full blue cloth-covered boards with slight shelf wear. DJ has minor chipping, soiling & scuffing and has been price clipped. Signed 'Blessings!/Bill Barker/and/Jackie Lewin' on half title page. Includes 16 pages of b&w photos; maps at endpapers. Book has prev. owner's inked name on title page. Stated first edition. Former radio and TV host Bill Barker and Jackie Lewin team up to tell all about Denver, it's history, and what sets it apart from other places.; 31209; 8vo... View more info

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Denver: A Pictorial History from Frontier Camp to Queen City of the Plains

By: JONES, William C.; FORREST, Kenton

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Pruett Publishing Company, 1980


From its founding in 1859 through the publication date of 1980, scenes from Denver's past are presented here. With dozens of b&w photos, and text to accompany them. In nice shape, with a small crease, rear cover; else a bright, firm, unmarked copy. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 336 pages View more info

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Fields of Battle The Wars for North America

By: Keegan, John

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Knopf, 1996

Edition: First American Edition


Acclaimed historian looks at effect of American geography as it pertains to the pivotal battlefields of early America. In great shape, in plum half cloth w/green paperboard covers; interior clean & unmarked. DJ very lightly wrinkled at edges; bears orig $30 flap price and in removable mylar protective cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 348 pages View more info

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George Washington A Life

By: RANDALL, Willard Sterne

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey U. S. A., Galahad Books, 2006


Detailed bio of first American President in a good copy. Clean & bright interior; flypage torn out. Substance (glue? ) has hardened on outside of back cover corners; otherwise in good shape. Dust jacket slightly scuffed, otherwise like-new cond. ; Galahad Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 560 pages View more info

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Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow Railroads in the West

By: BROWN, Dee

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977


First Edition, first printing (with full number line on publisher's page). In full black cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations on spine in metallic red and gilt. Maps at endpapers by Rafael Palacios; interior liberally dotted with photos, drawings and other illustrations. Indexed. Volume is clean and bright; firm. Jacket has some curling at edges; spine is slightly sunned. Author's account of the opening of the American West by the widespread use of railroads... View more info

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Into The Wilderness Dream: Exploration Narratives of the American West 1500-1805

By: BARCLAY, Donald A.; MAGUIRE, James H.; WILD, Peter (editors)

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah U. S. A., University of Utah Press, 2002


The writings of early European and American explorers and travelers in the American West are offered here. With inked gift inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked and firm. Volume is faintly curled from improper storage. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 397 pages View more info

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John Adams, A character sketch

By: Willard, Samuel

Price: $19.00

Publisher: H.G. Campbell Pub. Co, 1903


No DJ. Very rarely seen copy of biography of 2nd US President. In brick red full cloth covers; with scuffed edges espec at head & tail of spine. Interior is yellowed, with possible publisher's sticker over upper 1/4 of front pastedown [obscuring something]. Previous retailer's indelible price front endpaper; interior clean and tight, with slight beginnings of separation at rear of vol. ; Great Americans of history; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages View more info

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Life Among the Mormons, or the Religious, Social, and Political History of the Mormons, from their origin to the present time; containing full statements of their doctrines, government and condition, and memoirs of their founder, Joseph Smith

By: SMUCKER, Samuel M.; WILLIAMS, H. L.

Price: $78.50

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Co,


An early work, describing the religion founded by Joseph Smith, in an undated reprint copy. Likely published c.1880-1910. Labeled as publisher's 'Arlington Edition' on front cover. Includes frontis illustration depicting the death of Smith by N. Orr. In full navy cloth covered-boards and with yellowed, brittle pages. With a few smudges and discolorations on the covers; interior has a torn out page and a few leaves with tears. Textblock is firm. A very scarce work in a da... View more info

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Mayflower A Story of Courage, Community, and War

By: PHILBRICK, Nathaniel

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Viking, 2006


First edition, first printing w/full number line on publisher's page. Includes numerous photos, illustrations and maps. In blue paper-covered hard covers. Jacket bears orig. $29.95 flap price. The real story of the famed Massachusetts colony is described here in fascinating detail; with emphasis on King Philip and the war he waged against the colonists. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 461 pages View more info