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Image for Distinctive Denver: The Romance of an American Capital

Distinctive Denver: The Romance of an American Capital

By: N/A

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Denver, The Denver Chamber of Commerce: 1926

Stock No.: 78557

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A charming booklet touting the sights of Denver, Colorado and surrounding Rocky Mountains. With numerous b&w photos depicting notable buildings and mountain scenes. --- In stiff blue paper wraps. In good shape, though with back cover crease and a little yellowing to leaves. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 64 pages View more info

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First Annual Report of the Union Colony of Colorado: Including a History of the Town of Greeley, From Its Date of Settlement to the Present Time, with Descriptive Chapters

By: N/A

Price: $176.00

Publisher: New York, George W. Southwick: 1871

Stock No.: 82461

Condition: Fair


A sewn brochure reporting on the first year of existence of the Union Colony of Territorial Colorado, at the site of present-day city of Greeley. Includes information on agriculture, irrigation, climate, mountain scenery, flora, churches, schools, societies, etc. The colony was organized in 1870 as a utopian agricultural community with high moral standards by Nathan C. Meeker. Meeker, who had been a reporter and author, later became an Indian agent in Western Colorado and died (along with 10 of his employees) at the hands of the Ute Tribe in what became known as the Meeker Massacre. The Union... View more info

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A Thousand-Year Rain: The Historic Flood of 2013 in Boulder and Larimer Counties [Colorado Floods of 2013]

By: N/A

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Pediment Publishing: 2013

Stock No.: 82532

ISBN: 1597254851

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The incredible 2013 flood which struck the northern Colorado Front Range areas from Boulder County north through Larimer County is documented in this collection of photos from area newspapers. With contributions from the Boulder Daily Camera, the Longmont Times-Call, the Loveland Reporter-Herald and the Estes Park Trail-Gazette. --- In textured black paper-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with representative photos on front and back and on flaps. --- A clean, bright, firm copy lacking markings but with one-inch tear to paper covering top of front joint. Bright jacket l... View more info

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Colorado Counties, 1963

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Colorado State Association of County Commissioners: 1963

Stock No.: 82791

Condition: Very Good


A county-by-county guide to the 63 governmental subdivisions of Colorado in 1963. Presented alphabetically by county, with black & white photos throughout. With a fold-out map showing areas of the state which are comprised of publicly-owned lands. --- In yellow softcovers, with color photo of Aspen area's Maroon Bells to cover. --- A bright, clean, tight copy but with rubberstamping and price sticker to cover; along with a little soiling.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 142 pages View more info

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We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher

By: ABBOTT, E. C. ("Teddy Blue"); SMITH, Helen Huntington

Price: $282.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82420

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A relatively scarce first edition of E. C. "Teddy Blue" Abbott's memoirs of his days driving cattle from Texas to Montana in the 1870s & 1880s. The story was told to "ghost writer" Helena Huntington Smith, who has supplied an introduction. With frontis map of the Texas Trail, several photos on plates and with drawings by Ross Santee. Includes a section of cowboy songs, with musical notations. Indexed. --- In rose cloth-covered boards with titling and illustration on wrap-around pasted-on band, spine titling stamped in gilt; green topstain. First edition ascertained by publishe... View more info

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Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains

By: ADAMS, Alexander B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 1992

Stock No.: 81126

ISBN: 0880299061

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A biography of the Sioux chief Sitting Bull, who led his tribe's resistance to the U.S. Government. With a section of black & white photos near the back of the volume. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in beige cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with an image of Sitting Bull on the cover. --- With marked-over prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm, bright copy. Jacket with a strip of yellowing along the top edge, otherwise nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 446 pages View more info

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Logging Railroads of the West

By: ADAMS, Kramer A.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1961

Stock No.: 82807

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


A summary of the railroads that were built to address the needs of loggers and mills in the Western U.S. With dozens of black & white photos depicting logging operations, locomotives, and several impressive but rather dodgy-looking trestles. Includes listing of logging railroads by state at rear of volume; indexed. --- In full beige cloth-covered boards with spine titling in dark brown. Jacket with blue monochrome image of train pulling logs. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and tightly bound but with slight soiling to cloth. Jacket with rubbing, light chipping to edges and a little fading... View more info

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The University of Colorado 1876-1976: A Centennial Publication of the University of Colorado

By: ALLEN, Frederick S.; FOSTER, Mark S.; ANDRADE, Ernest, Jr.; MITTERLING, Philip I.; SCAMEHORN, H. Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82729

ISBN: 0151930007

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First edition. A history of the University of Colorado, published at the institution's centennial in 1976. With several black & white photos depicting scenes from the history of CU. This volume written by a committee of five CU historians, with general editorship by Frederick S. Allen. --- In full black cloth, with the University seal in silver to cover; titling in gilt to spine. Gold dust jacket with photo of campus scene to back panel. --- A sound, bright copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Unclipped jacket with minor chafing to edges; else bright and intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); x... View more info

Image for Westward Journeys: Memoirs of Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter Who Traveled the Overland Trail (The Lakeside Classics, #87)

Westward Journeys: Memoirs of Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter Who Traveled the Overland Trail (The Lakeside Classics, #87)

By: APPLEGATE, Jesse A.; PORTER, Lavinia Honeyman (authors); RIDGE, Martin (editor)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 1989

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 81053

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A Lakeside Classic reprint, presenting the memoirs of American pioneers Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter. Applegate was an early leader on the Oregon Trail, and was credited with finding the Applegate Trail, an alternative, southerly route to Oregon's Willamette Valley. Lavinia Honeyman Porter's memoir of her Overland Trail journey, "By Ox Team to California" is also included. Edited by Martin Ridge. --- Includes a color map showing routes, a frontis engraved illustration of emigrants crossing the plains, and several additional illustrations and photos. --- Number 87 in a... View more info

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The Way It Was: Historical Narrative of Ouray County

By: BACHMAN, David; BACIGALUPI, Tod

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ridgway, Colorado, Wayfinder Press: 1990

Stock No.: 83192

ISBN: 0943727138

Condition: Very Good+


A stated third printing of this historical account of the people and times in Ouray County, Colorado in the early 1900s. Per the back cover, this work is not about heroes but ordinary people. With several black & white photos. --- This oblong softcover in tan wraps with black & white pawn shop scene to front panel. --- A clean, bright copy but with minor chafing to cover extremites.; Oblong 24mo - 5 to 6 in. tall; (6), 208 pages View more info

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Six Racy Madams of Colorado

By: BANCROFT, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denver, Bancroft Booklets: 1965

Stock No.: 81646

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The author, known for her previous writings about various topics on Colorado history, turns her attention to six women of early Colorado who operated "parlor houses". With several black & white photos. --- In stiff orange stapled wraps with sketch of one of her madams on cover. --- A clean, unmarked copy, but with slight discoloration to front cover.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 64 pages View more info

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Famous Aspen: Its Fabulous Past--Its Lively Present

By: BANCROFT, Caroline

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Denver, Bancroft Booklets: Golden Press: 1957

Stock No.: 82942

Condition: Very Good


A pictorial guide to the Aspen, Colorado area of the early 1950s. With black & white photos, many by Franz Berko and Margaret B. Chase. Originally published in 1951, this 3rd printing issued in 1957 by Bancroft Booklets (later printings were published by Johnson Publishing). --- In stiff wraps, with Berko photo of Aspen's Maroon Bells peaks to cover. --- An excellent copy though with a little rubbing to covers.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 56 pages View more info

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Unique Ghost Towns and Mountain Spots

By: BANCROFT, Caroline; PETERSON, Daniel K. (assistant)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Johnson Publishing Co.: 1961

Stock No.: 78381

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A guide to Colorado ghost towns. With b&w photos and maps throughout; including a fold-out 'Plan of Tours' Colorado map. --- A firm, unmarked copy but with considerable cover rubbing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages View more info

Image for Denver! An insider's look at the high, wide and handsome city.

Denver! An insider's look at the high, wide and handsome city.

By: BARKER, Bill; LEWIN, Jackie

Price: $11.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82450

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


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. Signed 'Blessings!/Bill Barker/and/Jackie Lewin' on half title page. Includes 16 pages of b&w photos; maps at endpapers. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards. Price-clipped jacket with image of Denver and the Colorado capitol building to cover. --- A sound copy, though with minor edge wear and prior owner's inked notation to title page. Jacket with tears, a little soiling and minor chipping to edges; protected in removable mylar ... View more info

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A Quick History of Lake City, Colorado

By: BATES, Margaret

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colorado, Little London Press: 1973

Stock No.: 82721

Condition: Very Good


A slim booklet describing the history of the small town of Lake City, in the San Juan mountains of Colorado. The town was an active center for gold and silver mining in the 1800s, and today is tourist destination. With numerous black & white photos. --- A softcover copy in stapled wraps. Booklet in very nice condition; clean and bright.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 36 pages View more info

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Narrow Gauge in the Rockies

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., Howell-North Books: 1970

Stock No.: 82809

ISBN: 083107003X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated 6th printing, February 1970. The high, narrow valleys of the Rocky Mountains necessitated railroads that were narrower than the normal, flatland railroads. This is the story, in words and pictures, of these roads that attained the height of their popularity in the late 1800s. Loaded with 250 b&w photos, color paintings, maps, drawings and with fold-out chart of Pleasant Valley Creek bridge near Ophir, Colorado. Includes map of Colorado and northern New Mexico at endpapers showing all narrow gauge lines. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on cover and spine. Jac... View more info

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When Beauty Rode the Rails: A Pictorial Album of Old-time Railroading

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83017

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of this account, in words and pictures, of the glamorous days of railroading, when ". . .the starred performer was the brave engineer". With 223 pages of black & white photos and illustrations of locomotives, trains, people, stations and rail-side sights, which artistically depict the strange beauty of these railroads. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt and silver on cover and spine. Jacket with color Howard Fogg painting of Pennsylvania & Reading RR train to cover. --- Once wrapped in an old-style Bro-Dart mylar dust jacket prot... View more info

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The Moffat Road (With folded map and supplemental appendices, signed, limited edition)

By: BOLLINGER, Edward T.; BAUER, Frederick

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Denver, Sage Books / Alan Swallow: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83012

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Number 456 in a limited edition of 2000 copies, so noted on a limitation page and signed by both authors, with full color Otto Kuhler painting. The story of the Moffat Road, "America's most colorful railroad" is told, with dozens of historic black & white photos, schematics and schedules. The road was notable for its Moffat Tunnel through the Continental Divide, as well as many other smaller tunnels. Folded map of the Moffat Road routes used by the Road's operating companies laid in. Also laid in is a separate publication in stapled wraps, which provides supplementary information about... View more info

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Historical Album of Colorado: Rush to the Rockies Centennial 1859-1959

By: BOWE, Richard J. (editor and publisher)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado, Richard J. Bowe: 1959

Stock No.: 82725

Condition: Very Good


A portfolio of color and black & white photos detailing the history of Colorado. The subjects are arranged by proximity to various towns and cities: Boulder, Durango, Greeley, Denver, etc. This work published in conjunction with the centennial of the "Rush to the Rockies" gold and silver rush of 1859. Labeled on cover as "An Official Souvenier". Unpaginated (about 48 pp). --- A softcover copy in stapled wraps with color image of a covered wagon, being guarded by an armed horseman. Booklet in very nice condition; clean and bright and lacking damages worthy of mention.; Oblong Oc... View more info

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Fred Rosenstock: A Legend in Books and Art

By: BOWER, Donald E.

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Flagstaff, Arizona, Northland Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82576

ISBN: 0873581490

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated first edition of a biography of Fred A. Rosenstock (1895-1986), a Denver-based antiquarian bookseller, collector, and dealer in books and fine art. The author traces Mr. Rosenstock's life, from birth in present-day Ukraine to his lengthy career as a bookseller in Denver. Much of the text was taken from interviews with the subject. Includes several black & white photos, and a color frontis photographic portrait of Mr. Rosentock. With a foreword by Frank Waters and a preface by the author. --- In blue cloth-covered boards with spine titling in silver foil; blue endpapers. Unclipped jacket... View more info

Image for The Parks and Mountains of Colorado: A Summer Vacation in the Switzerland of America, 1868

The Parks and Mountains of Colorado: A Summer Vacation in the Switzerland of America, 1868

By: BOWLES, Samuel (author); PICKERING, James H. (editor)

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1991

Stock No.: 82731

ISBN: 0806124083

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Massachusetts newspaper editor Samuel Bowles visited the mountains of Colorado in 1868 and described his travels there in a series of letters sent back to his paper, the Springfield Republican. The letters were later published as a book, which informed many in the eastern U.S. of the beauty of the Colorado Rockies. That book is republished here, in a modern edition, edited by James H. Pickering, who supplies an introduction and notes. Includes numerous black & white photos and a map. --- In full green cloth, with titling stamped in silver to spine. Dust jacket with wrap-around b&w reproduction... View more info

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Miracle on Cherry Creek: An Informal History of the Birth and Re-Birth of a Neighborhood

By: BRENNEMAN, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denver, World Press, Inc.: 1973

Stock No.: 78397

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A history of the early days of Denver, Colorado. With many b&w photos. --- In white covers, with log cabin illustration on cover. A clean, firm and bright copy but with a little curling to textblock.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 130 pages View more info

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Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Railroads in the West

By: BROWN, Dee

Price: $11.00

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

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82728

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


A full-sized book club edition of Dee Brown's examination of the importance of transcontinental railroads in building the American West. With several black & white photos and drawings, as well as maps of western rail routes at endpapers by Rafael Palacios. --- In full black cloth, with titling in gold and red foil to spine. Dust jacket with image of steam locomotive to cover. --- A sound, bright copy but with spot of soiling to top textblock edge. Jacket with sunned spine, sticker remnants to spine, and a little chipping and creasing to edges; else bright and intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall);... View more info

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Saloons of the American West: An Illustrated Chronicle

By: BROWN, Robert L.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Silverton, Colorado, Sundance Publications, Ltd.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83190

ISBN: 0913582247

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated first printing, September 1978. An illustrated guide to the various saloons of western North America. These drinking establishments sprung up along with new settlements all over the Old West, in the various gold camps and boom towns. With dozens of black & white and color photos of exteriors and interiors of these saloons, along with several shots of their customers. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards with color illustrations to front and back covers; backed in black leatherette with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume has no dust jacket. --- With a little soiling to front cover and f... View more info

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Rails Around Gold Hill (Signed, limited edition; 2304 of 2750)

By: CAFKY, Morris

Price: $129.50

Publisher: Denver, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83014

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The discovery and mining of gold in the Cripple Creek area near Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs brought incredible growth and wealth to the area. To serve the mines and mills, three railroads quickly sprung up: from the south, the Florence & Cripple Creek RR; from the east, the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District RR, and from the north, the Midland Terminal RR were built. This work details the histories of these lines, as they passed Gold Hill, just east of Cripple Creek. With three full color, tissue-guarded Richard Ward paintings, dozens of black & white photos and drawings. With six f... View more info

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The Official Correspondence of James S. Calhoun [First Governor of New Mexico Territory] (Office of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior)

By: CALHOUN, James S.

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82589

Condition: Very Good


A collection of letters by and to James S. Calhoun (1802-1852), acting in his position as Indian agent at Santa Fe, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in New Mexico, and first Governor of New Mexico Territory. The letters sat in various locations in Washington, D.C. until organized and edited into this volume by Annie Heloise Abel, and published in 1915. A common thread in the letters is Mr. Calhoun's ". . .complaint of inadequate support from Washington." With an unattributed introduction (probably by Abel), and a set of 4 folded maps in rear pocket. The maps depict: 1) Sketch map of po... View more info

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The Brand Book of the Denver Westerners: Volume XXI (No. 518 of "Regular Edition" of 735 copies)

By: CAMPA, Arthur L. (editor)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, The Denver Westerners, Inc. / Johnson Publishing Company: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81660

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Number 518 of 735 of this limited "Regular Edition". The 21st in the series of "Brand Books", as issued by the Denver Posse of The Westerners group. These books consist of historical vignettes, biographical profiles and other historical stories from somewhere in the American West. This 1965 version includes a story about gemstones in the West, Hispanic customs in the Southwest, The Killing of Wild Bill Hickok by Earl Scott and other topics. The stories are accompanied by lots of black & white photos and drawings by Raul Rossell. Edited by Arthur L. Campa. --- In dark green clot... View more info

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A Short History of Steam Trains Over Cumbres: Farewell to Cumbres

By: CHAPPELL, Gordon

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Golden, Colorado, Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation: 1967

Stock No.: 82794

Condition: Very Good


A thin pictorial history of narrow gauge railroading over Southern Colorado's and Northern New Mexico's 10,015 foot Cumbres Pass, ("Los Cumbres"), the highest rail pass in the United States. The line also runs through the steep Toltec Gorge. Originally built starting in 1879 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, the line ran from Alamosa, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico and ceased operations in 1967. However, a joint effort by the two states resulted in the 1970 rebirth of the line, renamed the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. This book offers historic views of trains along these track... View more info

Image for The American Fur Trade of the Far West: A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley and Rocky Mountains and of the Overland Commerce with Santa Fe (Volume III only of a three-volume set)

The American Fur Trade of the Far West: A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley and Rocky Mountains and of the Overland Commerce with Santa Fe (Volume III only of a three-volume set)

By: CHITTENDEN, Hiram Martin

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Francis P. Harper: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83189

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Volume III only of this three-volume set, which details the history of the fur trade in the American West. Vol. III serves as an appendix to the first two, with index to the set. Also includes folded 23 in. x 23 in. map showing the trans-Mississippi area of 1807-1843, in a back pocket. A first edition (per Howes C.390). --- Bound in full green cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine. Deckled textblock edges. --- A very nice, tightly-bound copy but with acidic stain to front endpapers and prior owner's inked signature to front free endpaper. The folded map is somewhat brittle and exh... View more info

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Ranch on the Ruidoso: The Story of a Pioneer Family in New Mexico, 1871-1968

By: COE, Wilbur

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81220

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first edition, copyright page of this hardcover advance review copy. A memoir by a member of the notable Coe family of Lincoln County, New Mexico. Frank Coe, the author's father, was a principal in the vast Coe Ranch, near present-day Glencoe, New Mexico. He was also a major player in the famous Lincoln County War, which also featured Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and many others. Includes an introduction by Peter Hurd. --- With 4 maps, 3 color plates (2 of which with Hurd paintings), and a section of black & white plates. In green and coral cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped apple an... View more info

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Colorado: Yesterday and Today

By: COLLIER, Joseph; COLLIER, Grant

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Lakewood, Colorado, Collier Publishing: 2005

Stock No.: 83141

ISBN: 0976921804

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Scottish emigrant Joseph Collier became a notable pioneer photographer once he became established in Central City, Colorado in the late 1800s. His great-great-grandson Grant Collier followed Joseph Collier's footsteps and photographed modern versions of his ancestor's photos, taken in various Colorado locations. They are presented side-by-side in this impressive work. --- In pictorial dark brown covers with contrasting Collier/Collier image to front cover. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A bright, clean, newish copy lacking damages worthy of mention. (Due to the considerable weight of this item... View more info

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Doniphan's Expedition: War with Mexico, 1846-1847 and the Conquest of New Mexico and California

By: CONNELLEY, William Elsey

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri, Bryant & Douglas Book and Stationery Co.: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82426

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An account of the campaigns waged during the Mexican-American War of 1846-47 led by Col. Alexander W. Doniphan in present-day New Mexico, California and northern Mexico. With two large fold-out maps and numerous smaller maps, photos, and drawings. Includes a reprint of the account by John T. Hughes of the campaign in New Mexico and Mexico. Back matter includes roster of participating troops and other pertinent articles by other authors. A first edition, in the Kansas City variant (Howes C.688). --- In full tan cloth-covered boards with illustration of troops on the march pasted to cover, titli... View more info

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The Great Diamond Hoax: And Other True Tales (Wyoming Frontier Series)

By: CONROE, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Johnson Publishing Company: 1983

Stock No.: 79538

ISBN: 0933472757

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Five true stories about hucksters and adventure seekers in the early days of what became the State of Wyoming. With map of Wyoming and many black and white photos. In orange stapled wraps. Exposure to moisture and dampstains and rippling to leaves, otherwise a sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 64 pages View more info

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The Switzerland Trail of America: An Illustrated History of the Romantic Narrow Gauge Lines Running West from Boulder, Colorado: The Greeley, Salt Lake & Pacific and the Colorado & Northwestern, Later the Denver, Boulder & Western

By: CROSSEN, Forest

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Pruett Press, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83139

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A tribute to the narrow gauge railways built and operated in the 19th century to serve the mines and mining towns in the Colorado Rockies west of Boulder. The book tells the story of the Colorado & Northwestern RR; the Denver, Boulder & Western RR, the Colorado & Southern RR and the Greeley, Salt Lake & Pacific RR. With four full color paintings (3 by Howard Fogg, 1 by Richard Ward) as well as hundreds of black and white photos, timetables, old ads and promotions and a few maps. Rear pocket contains two additional folded maps, showing route systems of two of the lines. A limited edition (no. 3... View more info

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He Hanged Them High: An Authentic Account of the Fanatical Judge Who Hanged Eighty-Eight Men

By: CROY, Homer

Price: $25.50

Publisher: New York / Boston, Duell, Sloan and Pearce / Little, Brown and Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82554

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


An ex-library, first edition copy of this biography of frontier Judge Isaac C. Parker. This account contends that Judge Parker sentenced 88 men to death by hanging, working out of Fort Smith, Arkansas as he administered justice in lawless western Arkansas and Indian country to the west. With black & white frontis photographic portrait of Judge Parker, as well as about 10 photos on plates (all present). First edition confirmed with "Forth" typo i.l.o. "Fort" at p.83 (per Six Guns 522). --- In gold cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in red to spine; red topstain. ... View more info

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Cherry Creek Gothic: Victorian Architecture in Denver

By: DALLAS, Sandra

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82987

ISBN: 0806109106

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of this guide to early Denver architecture by Sandra Dallas. With over 200 photos and illustrations of an eclectic mix of structures. Endpapers illustrated with drawn maps of early Denver. --- In decorative red and black paper-covered boards w/titling and decorations on spine in gilt; orange topstain. Jacket with image of Victorian-era two-story Denver house. --- An very nice copy: clean, tightly-bound and unmarked. Price-clipped dust jacket with a couple of tears and crumpled bruise near tail of spine, else intact and protected in clear removable mylar wrapper.; Octavo (8 to 9... View more info

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Pueblo's First Cross: Episcopal Church History

By: DANEY, Isabel Stevenson

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Denver, Big Mountain Press: 1966

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83136

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


A history of the various Episcopal churches which were established in Pueblo, Colorado. The author describes the ". . .physical and spiritual development of the entire city from its first days as a trading post. . .". With a few scattered black & white photos. Signed by author on title page. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver to spine. Volume wrapped in light blue dust jacket with drawn images of early churches to covers. --- An excellent copy, clean, tightly bound and unmarked. Jacket with some age-toning, and penciled signature to top front edge, oth... View more info

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The Year Of Decision: 1846

By: DeVOTO, Bernard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1943

Stock No.: 78531

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Possible book club edition. The prolific author's famous book tells of the many momentous events of 1846. His focus is on big stories, but especially on the pioneers who followed the Santa Fe, Oregon and other trails to the western U.S. --- In light blue cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in maroon on cover and spine, publisher's maroon topstain. Endpapers with maps of the various emigrant routes and campaigns in the West. Jacket with color drawings on the front and author portrait on the back. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy. Jacket with a bit of sunning to margins and chafi... View more info

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Denver Then and Now

By: DINAR, Joshua

Price: $12.50

Publisher: San Diego, Thunder Bay Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82994

ISBN: 1571457933

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition. Historic black & white photos of Denver buildings and scenes are presented along with modern-day color photos from the same point of view, with text by the author. --- In pictorial covers with views of the state capitol building in 1904 to front cover, and the capitol in the 21st century to back. Jacket repeats the images of the capitol. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy lacking damages worthy of mention, in similar jacket.; Oblong Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 144 pages View more info

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The New Eldorado: The Story of Colorado's Gold and Silver Rushes

By: DORSET, Phyllis Flanders

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82058

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated first printing. The wild and woolly quest to find gold and silver in Colorado from the mid-1800s through the early part of the 20th century is analyzed in this work. Includes a section of plates bearing black & white images of scenes and people; along with several maps. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With sunning to spine area, dulling to spine titling, and prior owner's bookplate and signature to front endpapers; otherwise unmarked and tightly-bound.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xiii, 434 pages View more info