Denver, The Denver Chamber of Commerce: 1926
Seller ID: 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...
Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press: [c.1970s]
Seller ID: 84798
Condition: Very Good
Tales of cowboys herding cattle in the Old West are accompanied by the black & white illustrations of E. Boyd Smith. Back panel reviews describe this work as providing a realistic description of the life of the cowboy. --- In softcovers, with image of a mounted cowboy herding cattle to cover. --- A sound copy, but with reading creases to spine & prior owner's signature to first page.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (10), 387 pages View More...
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...
Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 1989
Seller ID: 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...
Morrison, Colorado, Samuel P. Arnold: 1969
Seller ID: 70227
Binding: Stapled wraps
Condition: Very Good+
A stated 2nd edition of this collection of recipes used by Sam Arnold in his restaurant, situated in the foothills west of Denver and named "The Fort." Mr. Arnold served up fare that had been popular in the Old West, from meats and freshwater fish to chili-spiced dishes of various kinds as well as drinks. Illustrated in black & white by an unattributed artist. --- In stapled orange and yellow wraps with various ingredients and his Fort to the cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and lacking damages worthy of mention.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 50 pages View More...
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs: 1967
Seller ID: 84816
Condition: Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
A first edition of author's history of the American West, detailing the establishment of forts along principal rivers in the drainage of the Missouri River starting in 1819. Includes a section of black & white plates at center of volume and with maps at endpapers. An entry in publisher's American Forts Series, as planned by Stewart H. Holbrook. --- An ex-library copy, the sole evidence of which are numerals inked in white to dust jacket spine. In rust and black cloth, with titling and decorations on covers & spine in gilt, brown & orange jacket. --- With dampstain & inkings to back cover, a te... View More...
Santa Barbara, HarborTown Histories: 2004
Seller ID: 84248
A history of Denver, Colorado in which the growth of the city is traced from its earliest gold camp days in the 1850s & 1860s through the mid-twentieth century. With several black & white photos and a map of the central part of town when some thought the new settlements ought to be named "Jefferson Territory." --- A softcover, in stiff wraps with wrap-around Larry Iwerks watercolor of the city to covers. --- A newish, tightly-bound, bright copy lacking apparent damages.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 96 pages View More...
A walking tour of the Coors Field neighborhood in Lower Downtown Denver, along with a history of baseball in Denver. With plenty of black & white photos and a fold-out map of the neighborhood. Signed by both authors on title page. --- A softcover copy, in stiff wraps with composite image of ballplayers and the city to front panel. --- An excellent copy, lacking damages but with "Autographed Copy" sticker to cover.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 176 pages; Signed by Author View More...
A history of Denver, Colorado in which the growth of the city is traced from its earliest days, with particular emphasis on events during the twentieth century. With over 200 black & white and color photos. --- A softcover, in stiff wraps with image of the city and a statue to front panel. --- A clea, tightly-bound, bright copy but with fringe of dark soiling to lower edge of back cover.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; xiii, 210 pages View More...
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...
A history of Denver's Brown Palace Hotel, which has been generally considered the finest hotel in the city. Over the years it has hosted numerous U.S. Presidents, as well other celebrities. With a few black & white photos showing key events in the hotel's history. --- In tan stapled wraps with drawing of the hotel in dark red to cover. --- With some chewing to the lower left corner of the booklet, else a Good copy.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (16) pages View More...
Boulder, Johnson Publishing Company: 1959
Seller ID: 84252
Binding: Stapled wraps
Condition: Very Good
A brief history of Denver, Colorado and her transformation from a rough gold-mining camp to a major city. With several black & white illustrations, showing both early scenes as well as more modern views of the city; also with a sketch map of the central part of town. The prolific Miss Bancroft wrote many brief works focusing on different aspects of Colorado history. Her grandfather was the founder of the Colorado Historical Society, and her father served as a mining engineer and author. --- In red stapled wraps with drawing of stagecoach to cover. --- A little rubbing to covers, else a bright,... View More...
Montrose, Colorado, Western Reflections Publishing Company: 2005
Seller ID: 84390
Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Stated first edition of a summary of historic theatres and opera houses, as well as theatre people in Colorado. The authors begin in Central City, and travel to cities such as Denver, Colorado Springs, Leadville, Aspen and elsewhere. With black & white photos throughout, and a map. Back matter includes a chronology of Colorado's theatres, notes and index. --- In full black paper-covered boards with titling in gilt to cover and spine. Volume wrapped in jacket with an image of the interior of one such theatre. --- An excellent copy: bright and newish but with a ding to lower cover edge. Intact, ... View More...
Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962
Seller ID: 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...
New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1955
Seller ID: 84578
Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
Stated first edition of this pictorial guide to the history of the American West. Beginning with trappers and hunters, the growth of the area is documented in over 1000 illustrations in the form of drawings and photos. Also with information about gold and silver mines, manifest destiny, mountain crossings, crime, cowboys, gunfights, railroads, saloons and many other topics. The pictures are accompanied by the text of Mr. Beebe. Includes title page illustration by E. S. Hammack and wild mounted cowboy art to endpapers. --- In brown cloth-covered boards with titling in blind to cover; decoration... View More...
Stated second printing, February 1971. The story of the narrow-gauge Uintah Railway in eastern Utah and western Colorado is told in words and pictures. The line was built chiefly in order to serve gilsonite mines in the Uinta Basin. Gilsonite is a black asphaltic mineral used in multiple applications, including the black lacquer used on early Ford automobiles. This work includes 290 black & white photos, maps, rosters, schematic drawings, tables and reproductions of railroad documents. Includes color frontis painting of a URR power unit by Robert Schlechter. --- In full yellow cloth-covered bo... View More...
Denver, Sage Books / Alan Swallow: 1962
Seller ID: 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...
Denver, Colorado, Richard J. Bowe: 1959
Seller ID: 82725
Binding: Stapled wraps
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...
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...
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1991
Seller ID: 82731
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...
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...
New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1977
Seller ID: 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...
Caldwell, Idaho, The Caxton Printers, Ltd.: 1968
Seller ID: 83749
Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket
First edition of this guide to the historic mostly-abandoned mining towns of the Colorado Rockies. There were ". . .something over 400. . ." of these towns, which rose up at the height of the rush to find gold and silver, many of which are completely abandoned or greatly reduced in size. With black & white photos throughout, depicting scenes and people of these places; map of Colorado at endpapers. --- In light brown cloth-covered boards with titling in black to cover and spine; printed on gloss coated leaves. Jacket with a couple of old black & white photos to front cover. --- An exce... View More...
Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1915
Seller ID: 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...
Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, The Denver Westerners, Inc. / Johnson Publishing Company: 1966
Seller ID: 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...
Menlo Park, California, Lane Publishing Co.: 1978
Seller ID: 84271
Condition: Near Fine
A softcover pictorial guide to various ghost towns in the Western U.S. (and in British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon). With text and color photos by William Carter. Towns, mills, mines, saloons and camps still standing are covered, along with maps and access information. --- In stiff wraps with color images of various ghost towns to covers. --- A clean, bright, newish copy but with partially-removed retailer's back-panel sticker.; Quarto - 11 to 13 in. tall; 224 pages View More...
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...
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...
Aurora, Colorado, The Filter Press: 1956
Seller ID: 83758
Binding: Stapled wraps
Condition: Very Good
A description of the various routes, passes, gorges and other challenges faced by the builders of narrow gauge railroads in the Rocky Mountains, especially by the Denver & Rio Grande Western RR and others. With plenty of black & white engraved illustrations depicting some of the rugged terrain in which the rails were laid. With a two-page map of the Rio Grande system in 1885 at mid-volume. The title is a reference to the weight of one yard of steel rail, as produced at a steel mill at Pueblo, Colorado and laid in the Rockies. --- A softcover copy, in yellow stapled wraps with wrap-around black... View More...
Norman, The University of Oklahoma Press: 1998
Seller ID: 84803
Condition: Near Fine
A softcover advance review copy offering these stories from the 19th century in the Cimarron country of southwestern Kansas, southeastern Colorado, the neutral strip of Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. Buffalo hunters, followed by cowboys and settlers established vast cattle ranches in the area, with no shortage of "bad guys and ruffians." With several black & white photos and a map; foreword by Jim Hoy. Publisher review request laid in. This work originally published by Sage Books in 1961. --- In pale green wraps with image of cowboys herding cattle across a stream. --- A clean, newish, tigh... View More...
Stated third printing, August 1969. 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 of 1878-1881, which also featured Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and many others. Includes an introduction by Peter Hurd and a foreword by Wilbur Coe. --- With 4 maps, 3 color plates (2 of which with Hurd paintings), and a section of black & white plates bearing images of the Coe family and their ranch. In green and cor... View More...
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...
Stated second printing of this biography of George Armstrong Custer, with special attention to the Battle of the Little Bighorn, in which Custer and several of his men were killed by Sioux forces fighting under Sitting Bull. With frontis and dust jacket drawings of Custer by Leonard Baskin and with maps to endpapers. A dust jacket blurb by Custer historian John M. Carroll states: "This is the best book ever written on the Battle of the Little Bighorn." --- In brown paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth, with titling and Custer's personal flag in gilt to spine and cover; pale yellow jacket... View More...
Boulder, Colorado, Johnson Publishing Company: 1983
Seller ID: 79538
Binding: Stapled wraps
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...
Number two in the Western Yesterdays series, presenting 26 interviews with interesting people who describe their adventures, principally in Colorado and the American West. Includes a section of 4 plates with photos on both sides, plus a two-page map of the west-central U.S. at rear of volume. --- A softcover copy, in stiff wraps with wrap-around black & white image of a rail fence near the foothills of the Medicine Bow Mountains of Wyoming. --- An excellent copy: tightly bound and unmarked.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 90 pages View More...
Number three in the Western Yesterdays series, presenting 25 interviews with interesting people who describe their adventures, principally in Colorado and the American West. Includes a section of 4 plates with photos on both sides, plus a two-page map of the west-central U.S. at rear of volume. --- A softcover copy, in stiff wraps with wrap-around black & white image of Creede, Colorado from a vantage point above the town in its canyon. --- An excellent copy: tightly bound and unmarked.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 94 pages View More...
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...
Stated second printing, August 1965. Number one in the Western Yesterdays series, presenting 22 interviews with interesting people who describe their adventures, principally in Colorado and the American West. Includes a section of 4 plates with photos on both sides, plus a two-page map of the west-central U.S. at rear of volume. --- A softcover copy, in stiff wraps with wrap-around black & white image of a handsome Abbot-Downing stagecoach on the Boulder-Nederland route in Boulder Canyon. --- An excellent copy: tightly bound and unmarked. ; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 86 pages View More...
New York / Boston, Duell, Sloan and Pearce / Little, Brown and Company: 1952
Seller ID: 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...
Stated first edition. A history of journalism in the Old West. David Dary describes how enterprising newspapermen often set up shop in frontier towns, using bare-bones printing presses and limited facilities to deliver news to the newly-arrived settlers. With information about such notable journalists as Mark Twain, Bret Harte and Horace Greeley. Includes 79 illustrations. --- In tan and green paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features photos of a print set-up under a tree and an early editor reviewing his newspaper. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and un... View More...