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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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History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valleys, Colorado

By: N/A

Price: $220.00

Publisher: Chicago, O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers: 1880

Stock No.: 82425

Condition: Fair


A probable first edition of this hefty history of Colorado and the Front Range communities in the drainage of Clear and Boulder Creeks, published just four years after statehood was granted. From the title page: "Containing a brief History of the State of Colorado from its earliest settlement to the present time, embracing its geological, physical and climatic features; its agricultural, stockgrowing, railroad and mining interests; an account of the Ute trouble; a Hi... 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 ill... 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 n... 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 fronti... 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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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

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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... View more info

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The Denver Westerners Brand Book, Volume 28: Posse Edition (No. 58 of limited edition of 700 copies)

By: BATHKE, Edwin A. (editor)

Price: $35.50

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, The Westerners / Johnson Publishing Company: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81659

Condition: Near Fine


Number 58 of 700 in this limited "Posse Edition". The 28th 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 1972 version includes a folded facsimile of the November 4, 1876 edition of the Denver Mirror newspaper tucked in a rear pocket. The stories are accompanied by lots of black &... View more info

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U. S. West: The Saga of Wells Fargo

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81798

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


First Edition. A lavishly illustrated history of the American firm which began as a stage coach line and evolved into a financial powerhouse. This work also serves as a history of the Old West. Loaded with black & white photos, drawings and maps of people and places in the West. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling and decorations on blue cover and spine blocks. Jacket with cover illustration. --- A partial split has been repaired near front of ... View more info

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Echoes of the Past in California -and- In Camp and Cabin (Lakeside Classics #26)

By: BIDWELL, General John; STEELE, Rev. John; QUAIFE, Milo Milton (editor)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82429

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


General Bidwell and Reverend Steele separately wrote their reminiscences about their experiences in the gold rush areas of California in the mid-1800s. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. Both memoirs are reproduced in this special Lakeside Classics edition, complete with facsimiles of the original title pages. Includes a fold-out map of the California mining district and tissue protected sepia frontis illustration. --- Number 26 in a series of annually published works continu... 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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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 ar... View more info

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The Brand Book of the Denver Westerners: Volume XXI (No. 20 of "Posse Edition" of 65 copies)

By: CAMPA, Arthur L. (editor)

Price: $26.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81680

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Number 20 of 65 of this limited "Posse 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 ac... View more info

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Boulder: Yesterday & Today, A Photographic Retrospective

By: CASTELLINO, Robert L. (text and photos)

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Lafayette, Colorado, Whispering River, LLC: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79565

ISBN: 0974825832

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Stated first printing. Scenes from the early history and modern times in the spectacularly-sited Colorado Front Range town of Boulder. With color and black & white photos throughout. Text and modern photos by Robert L. Castellino. --- In realistic brown faux suede covered boards with old time picture postcard image pasted to front cover. Lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- A clean, firm copy with a little discoloration to covers; interior is bright and unmarked.;... View more info

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History of Early Steamboat Navigation on the Missouri River: Life and Adventures of Joseph La Barge (in a 2 volume, limited edition set)

By: CHITTENDEN, Hiram Martin

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, Francis P. Harper: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82404

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A narrative of the life and adventures of Joseph La Barge, along with the history of the fur trade on the Missouri River. Mr. La Barge was a pioneering steamboat captain on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, who had extensive dealings with Indians in the Missouri Valley. He is reputedly a descendant of early New France colonist Robert de La Berge. This edition is limited to 950 copies, in a 2-volume set. With 16 plates bearing photos and a map. (Howes C.391). --- Bound... 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 wi... View more info

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The 1959 Brand Book of the Denver Posse of the Westerners (No. 88 of the "Regular Edition" of 500 copies)

By: COLWELL, Raymond G. (editor)

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners / Johnson Publishing Company: 1960

Stock No.: 81668

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


The 1959 edition is the fifteenth in the series of "Brand Books", as issued by the Denver Posse of The Westerners group. These books present historical vignettes, biographical profiles and other historical stories from various places in the American West. The stories are accompanied by black & white photos, maps and drawings. Some of the topics covered in this edition are the Uintah Railway, early days in Colorado Springs and a recounting of the building of the C... 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 Cit... 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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1963 All Posse-Corral Brand Book of the Denver Posse of the Westerners (No. 49 of limited "Posse Edition" of 63 copies)

By: CORMACK, Robert B. (editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Morrison, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners / The Buffalo Bill Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81662

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Number 49 of 63 in this limited "Posse Edition". The 19th 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 1963 version is broken into 5 "books" with topics ranging from interactions between Indians and frontier soldiers, women in the West, early settlements and other topics... View more info

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Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri: Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, Crows (Volume 59 in The Civilization of the American Indian series)

By: DENIG, Edwin Thompson (author); EWERS, John C. (editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1973

Stock No.: 80806

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Stated third printing, 1973. The author, Edwin Thompson Denig, was a fur trader on the Upper Missouri from 1833-58 and ". . .an acute and objective observer of Indian manners and customs." In this work, he provides much detail about the way of life of the Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees and Crows. Edited, and with an introduction, by John C. Ewers; includes map of the Missouri drainage area, as well as several black & white plates with paintings, photos and... 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... 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 signatu... View more info

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Ghost Towns of the Rockies

By: FLORIN, Lambert

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Promontory Press: 1992

Stock No.: 80141

ISBN: 0883940671

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A guide to the ghost towns of Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. With text by the author detailing the story of each site, accompanied by lots of black and white photos. --- In full plum paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with more photos of the towns, one of which is in color. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy. Jacket with slight chafing to edges, else nice.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 216 pages View more info

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Tales the Western Tombstones Tell: Historic Graves of the Old West

By: FLORIN, Lambert

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Seattle, Washington, Superior Publishing Company: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82170

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first edition of this photographic history of the Old West. With black & white photos throughout by the author, and with illustrated endpapers by David C. Mason. Seventh in author's Ghost Town series, and second on the tombstones. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with darker green cover & spine titling. Jacket with color image cemetary cross high above a mountain town. --- A nice copy: clean, tightly-bound and sturdy. Price-clipped jacket with scratches and ... View more info

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Geronimo: His Own Story

By: GERONIMO; BARRETT, S. M. & TURNER III, Frederick W. (editors)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1970

Stock No.: 82070

ISBN: 0525113088

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The life story of Geronimo, chief of the Apaches, is told in his own words. The book was written by the original editor, S. M. Barrett, who transcribed the words of Geronimo after translation by Geronimo's second cousin Asa Daklugie. This work further edited by Frederick W. Turner III, who also provides a lengthy introduction. With numerous black & white illustrations. --- In red-brown paper-covered boards backed in rust cloth with titling in gilt to spine. Volume lacks ... View more info

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The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain

By: GIBSON, A. M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1965

Stock No.: 80997

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


The author explores the mystery of the murder of Colonel Fountain and his son in New Mexico in 1896. With a couple of plates bearing black & white photos; as well as a map of southern New Mexico and the El Paso, Texas areas. --- A later printing, in full navy cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine, top edge stained in pale orange. Price-clipped dust jacket with sketch of the imagined murder scene. --- With a few of spots of minor soiling to textbloc... View more info

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The West of the Imagination (The Companion to the PBS Series)

By: GOETZMANN, William H.; GOETZMANN, William N.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81021

ISBN: 0393023702

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of this companion volume to the PBS series of the same name. In this volume, the history the American West is presented ". . .through the eyes of artists." With dozens of black & white and color photos of representative paintings, sculptures and other art objects. --- In full reddish-brown cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with wrap-around color Thomas Moran work, "The Mirage". --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy ... View more info

Image for Zane Grey, Five Complete Novels: Riders of the Purple Sage, To the Last Man, The Thundering Herd, The Hash Knife Outfit, West of the Pecos

Zane Grey, Five Complete Novels: Riders of the Purple Sage, To the Last Man, The Thundering Herd, The Hash Knife Outfit, West of the Pecos

By: GREY, Zane

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Avenel Books: 1980

Stock No.: 81189

ISBN: 0517322218

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Five of Zane Grey's most popular novels in this omnibus edition, complete and unabridges. In full brown leatherette-look paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Ray Yeldham cowboy illustrations on covers. --- A clean, bright, firm copy lacking damages worthy of mention, in similar jacket.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 786 pages View more info

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Zane Grey, Four Complete Novels, Second Series: The Lone Star Ranger, The Rainbow Trail, Under the Tonto Rim, Wyoming

By: GREY, Zane

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Avenel Books: 1982

Stock No.: 82222

ISBN: 051739457X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A set of four complete novels by Zane Grey (1872-1939), the American master of the adventure novel of the Old West. Complete and unabridged. --- In brown leatherette-like paper covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Jacket features image of a cowboy loading his revolver. --- A very good copy: clean, unmarked and tightly-bound but leaves are slightly tanned. Bright jacket lacking damages worthy of mention.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 792 pages View more info

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The 1961 Brand Book of the Denver Posse of the Westerners (No. 55 of limited "Posse Edition" of 61 copies)

By: GRISWOLD, Don L. (editor)

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners / Johnson Publishing Company: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81665

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Number 55 of 61 in this limited "Posse Edition". The 17th 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 1961 version includes stories about Colorado newspapers and their publishers, a history of the fires that devastated Cripple Creek, and descriptions of Indians in the West; amo... View more info

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Colorado's Century of "Cities"

By: GRISWOLD, Don; GRISWOLD, Jean (authors); MAZZULLA, Fred M.; MAZZULLA, Jo (illustrations)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Griswold & Mazzulla (self-published): 1958

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82060

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A probable first edition of author's history of small mining camps in Colorado. These places were often designated as "cities" though many were little more than encampments. This work was published at the centennial of the first Colorado gold rush, known as the "Rush to the Rockies" in 1859. The text is accompanied by dozens of black & white photos and drawings. Inscribed and signed by the authors thus: "To Dick, Eleanor & Ricky / with our best regard... View more info

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The Best Short Stories Of Bret Harte (Modern Library #250.1)

By: HARTE, Bret

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1951]

Stock No.: 79990

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition offering 25 of the best stories of Bret Harte (1836-1902). Mr. Harte was best known for his depictions of the wild frontier life during the California gold rush. Edited and with an introduction by Robert N. Linscott. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 352 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1951 (though 1947 date ... View more info

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Treasures of the Old West: Paintings and Sculpture from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art

By: HASSRICK, Peter H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1984

Stock No.: 80324

ISBN: 0810917815

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A wide-ranging array of paintings and sculptures from Tulsa's Gilcrease Institute, as exhibited at both the Denver Art Museum and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center of Cody, Wyoming. Noted Western American artists are represented, including Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Alfred Jacob Miller, Frederic Remington and many others. With 41 full-color plates and 49 duotone (b&w) illustrations. The art is accompanied by descriptions by Peter H. Hassrick, director of the Buffa... View more info

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Ghostly Tales of the Black Hills and Badlands

By: HEIN, Ruth D

Price: $11.00

Publisher: St. Cloud, Minn., North Star Press of St. Cloud: 2000

Stock No.: 79633

ISBN: 0878391371

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Stated first edition. A collection of stories set in the Badlands and Black Hills of North and South Dakota. With a handful of black and white photos depicting sites of the stories. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy; pink sticker to spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 145 pages View more info

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The 1960 Brand Book, Being Volume Sixteen of the Denver Posse of the Westerners (No. 57 of limited "Posse Edition" of 60 copies)

By: HERSTROM, Guy M. (editor)

Price: $40.50

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners / Johnson Publishing Company: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81667

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


The 1960 edition in the series of "Brand Books", as issued by the Denver Posse of The Westerners group. These books present historical vignettes, biographical profiles and other historical stories from somewhere in the American West. The stories are accompanied by lots of black & white photos, maps and drawings. Some of the topics covered are New Mexico and its Conquistadores, John C. Fremont's travails in Colorado's San Juan mountains and a recounting of the San... View more info

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Denver Westerners Roundup Volume XXIX Number 4: Voices From the Deep (May, 1973)

By: HICKS, Davidson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denver and Boulder, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners: 1973

Stock No.: 81679

Condition: Very Good


The May, 1973 issue of the monthly news bulletin of the Denver Posse of The Westerners group. This edition features a paper on gold mining in the Cripple Creek, Colorado area by Davidson Hicks: "Voices From the Deep". The Roundup also includes the Complete Updated By-Laws of the Denver Posse, book reviews and membership news for Posse Members of the Denver Westerners. --- A clean, bright copy in pale yellow, gloss stapled paper wraps.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 2... View more info

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The Great American West: A Pictorial History from Coronado to the Last Frontier

By: HORAN, James D.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1959

Stock No.: 81803

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


The story of the taming of the American West is told in pictures in this volume. With 650 illustrations and maps (many in color) and 500 photos. The images are accompanied by text by the author. Indexed. --- In textured black paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth, with titling in gilt on black spine block. Jacket with images from the west on cover. --- A clean, bright copy but with small bumps to cover extremities. Price-clipped jacket with some tears and chips but ... View more info

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Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter. Written by Himself Together with His Letters and Statements by His Friends; A Vindication

By: HORN, Tom

Price: $372.00

Publisher: Denver, Louthan Book Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82421

Condition: Very Good-


A first edition (thus) of the autobiography of Tom Horn, the notorious figure from the Old West. He has been described as a "packer, scout, interpreter, Chief of Scouts, prospector, rodeo champion, deputy sheriff, hired gun, Pinkerton agent, cattle detective, and murderer." Horn was convicted of murdering a 14-year-old boy (some say unjustly) and hanged in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1903. This memoir was written by Horn in jail while awaiting his sentence, possibly wit... View more info