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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 a... 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.... 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

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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 ... 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

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... 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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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 gua... 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 ... 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 phot... 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

Image for Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Railroads in the West

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 spin... View more info

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

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 ... 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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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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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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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... 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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McLoughlin and Old Oregon: A Chronicle (Sixth Edition)

By: DYE, Eva Emery

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago, A. C. McClurg & Co.: 1906

Stock No.: 82561

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Stated 6th edition of this biography of Dr. John McLoughlin (1784-1857), Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver and credited with helping pioneer the Oregon Territory. He became known as the "Father of Oregon". With frontis photographic portrait of Dr. McLoughlin. --- In tan cloth-covered boards with titling in red to cover, decorations to cover in navy; gilt-stamped spine titling & top edge gilt. Volume has no dust jacket. --- Front hinge is ... View more info

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Alamosa: The San Luis Valley's Big City

By: FEITZ, Leland

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colorado, Little London Press: 1976

Stock No.: 82723

ISBN: 0936564210

Condition: Very Good+


A slim booklet exploring the history of Alamosa; principal town in Colorado's high-altitude San Luis Valley. The town served as a major center for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, reached via narrow gauge tracks over La Veta Pass. With numerous black & white photos, maps and drawings. This work published in conjunction with the Centennial of Colorado's Statehood in 1976. --- A softcover copy in stapled wraps with James Hatfield illustration of two D&RGWRR steam ... View more info

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

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

Image for The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain

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

Image for Chili Line: The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe

Chili Line: The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe

By: GJEVRE, John A.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Espanola, New Mexico, Rio Grande Sun Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82708

Condition: Very Good


A signed first edition of this history of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's narrow gauge Santa Fe branch which was active from 1880 until abandoned in 1941. With lots of plates bearing photos of scenes along the line, along with maps, timetables, drawings and listings of other data. Signed by author on title page. --- A softcover copy in yellow wraps with drawing of power unit 169 to cover. In decent shape, unmarked but with a hint of soiling to covers.; Octavo ... 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

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Mountain Mysteries: The Ouray Odyssey

By: GREGORY, Marvin; SMITH, P. David (authors)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Ouray, Colorado, Wayfinder Press: 1989

Stock No.: 82703

ISBN: 0960876413

Condition: Near Fine


A guide to the Ouray area, in the San Juan mountains of Colorado. Extensive material is provided about the history of the area, as well as present-day jeep and hiking trails. With numerous black & white historic photos as well as maps. --- A softcover copy in excellent condition, bright and newish.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 224 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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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