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Exploration in Texas, Ancient & Otherwise with Thoughts on the Nature of Evidence, Davis, John L.
41 Exploration in Texas, Ancient & Otherwise with Thoughts on the Nature of Evidence
Davis, John L.
San Antonio, TX The University of Texas 1984 086701-018-5 / 9780867010183 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author, in clean dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No previous owner names or bookplates. Clean orange-brown endpapers. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. 136 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket has slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 10-1/2". 010903

Price: 65.00 USD
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The West from a Car-Window, Davis, Richard Harding
42 The West from a Car-Window
Davis, Richard Harding
New York Harper and Brothers 1903 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration of a bucking bronco by Frederick Remington with clean tissue guard; many illustrations and photographs throughout. 243 pp. 019706

Price: 15.00 USD
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Mark Twain's America, DeVoto, Bernard
43 Mark Twain's America
DeVoto, Bernard
Chautauqua, New York Chautauqua Institution 1933 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Chautauqua edition in illustrated dust jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by M. J. Gallagher. 353 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, has very light soiling to rear panel, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025904

Price: 20.00 USD
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Dem Good Ole Times, Dooley, Mrs. James H.
44 Dem Good Ole Times
Dooley, Mrs. James H.
New York Doubleday, Page & Co. 1906 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Suzanne Gutherz, Illustrator 
Lovely condition First Edition, First printing (Published October, 1906) in scarce original dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding - pink cloth with blue green and light pink decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges and unmarked endpapers. Full color illustrations by Suzanne Gutherz; decorations by Cora Parker. 151 pages. Original brown paper dust jacket with darker brown title, author and publisher's name on front panel; very small chips at corner tips and spine ends, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about life in the old south of the United States of America. 026049

Price: 100.00 USD
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Wild, Woolly & Wicked - The History of the Kansas Cow Towns and the Texas Cattle Trade, Drago, Harry Sinclair
45 Wild, Woolly & Wicked - The History of the Kansas Cow Towns and the Texas Cattle Trade
Drago, Harry Sinclair
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1960 Stated First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dustjacket. Clean mauve cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name on half-title page; no other marks. 354 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (under 1/16"), hint of very light rubbing. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Complete and accurate story of the hell-roaring Kansas cowtowns--the brief violent lives of Abilene, Ellsworth, Newton, Wichita, Caldwell and Dodge City. 018160

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A Hoosier Holiday, Dreiser, Theodore
46 A Hoosier Holiday
Dreiser, Theodore
London John Lane/The Bodley Head 1916 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Franklin Booth, Illustrator 
Clean green paper covered boards with stamped gold and brown lettering and small illustration on cover, olive/beige cloth spine with stamped gold lettering. Slight wear to spine edges and some wear-through to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. Tasteful privately printed bookplate on fly leaf. 513 pgs. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Franklin Booth. 011442

Price: 40.00 USD
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Skyline Camps - A Note Book of a Wanderer in Our Northwestern Mountains, Eaton, Walter Prichard
47 Skyline Camps - A Note Book of a Wanderer in Our Northwestern Mountains
Eaton, Walter Prichard
U.S.A. W. A. Wilde Company 1922 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Good no dust jacket Fred H. Kiser, Illustrator 
Brown cloth boards with large unchipped paste-on illustration on cover, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Slight bumping and wear, tiny puncture to rear board near spine edge. A solid reading copy. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Full page photographic illustrations with descriptions from beautiful locations in the Northwest U.S. such as St. Mary Lake, Lake Chelan, Glacier Park, Crater Lake, Mount Jefferson, the Continental Divide and many more. 245 pages. 024033

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Leschi of the Nisquallies, Emmons, Della Gould
48 Leschi of the Nisquallies
Emmons, Della Gould
Minneapolis T. S. Denison & Co. 1965 First Edition, Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binfing is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers are ilustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 416 pgs. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on back of front free endpaper; also inscribed and SIGNED by C. E. Hutchin, Jr. to whom the book is dedicated by the author. Dustjacket has very light soiling, very small chip at lower spine corner and lower spine tip, small price clip to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Leschi, the bold, advetnurous Nisqually brave who wielded vast influence over his people and lived with his tribe in peaceful association with the British traders at Fort Nisqually until the Boston settlers pushed north to Puget Sound. 8vo. Native American. 013184

Price: 65.00 USD
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Life Was Simpler Then, Erdman, Loula Grace
49 Life Was Simpler Then
Erdman, Loula Grace
New York Dodd Mead 1963 Third printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Third printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean red boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pages. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Charming book of personal recollections of the author's childhood in western Missouri, told with humor and pathos. 021247

Price: 15.00 USD
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Papa Was Positive, Estey, Emily
50 Papa Was Positive
Estey, Emily
Sherburne, NY Heritage Press 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition in unclipped jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed on the half-title page by the author: "Best wishes to Aunt Ethel - Emily Estey - 1966." Line drawings by Hilda Faulkner. 160 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, a few faint spots of light soiling. Author's photo and short bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's story of growing up in the countryside of Onondaga County, New York - includes tales of Maple sugaring, planting, one room school houses, homemade ice cream, horses, picnics, making hay and all that is good about country life. 022704

Price: 15.00 USD
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Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction, Fairbanks, Carol
51 Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction
Fairbanks, Carol
New Haven and London Yale University Press 1986 0300033745 / 9780300033748 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings. 300 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, has slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book is based on an examination of over 100 works from the frontier era to the present, all written by American and Canadian women who lived long periods of their lives on the prairies. The works provide new insights into women's roles on the frontier, their ordeals, and the factors behind their decisions to stay on prairie farms and in prairie towns. 025474

Price: 25.00 USD
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Seeing The Eastern States, Faris, John T.
52 Seeing The Eastern States
Faris, John T.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1922 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Light brown cloth boards with blue line border, blue, black and brown illustration of seascape with lighthouse on cover, black lettering and small oval decoration on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration ("Morning at Seaside Park, New Jersey") with clean tissue guard. Illustrated with many black and white photographic plates throughout. 244 pages with index. Early printing; same date (1922) on title page and copyright page, no additional printings stated. 022300

Price: 30.00 USD
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Family, Frazier, Ian
53 Family
Frazier, Ian
Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. Farrar Straus Giroux 1994 0-374-15319-1 / 9780374153199 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean leather-look brown boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners; no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 386 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A chronicle of the author's family in America from the early colonial days to the present--a poetic epic of facts, a chronicle of Protestant culture's rise and fall, and a revised view of American history as romantic as it is realistic. Approx. 9-1/2" x 6-1/2". Americana. 016861

Price: 15.00 USD
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Desert Mavericks: Caught and Branded, Ganson, Eve
54 Desert Mavericks: Caught and Branded
Ganson, Eve
Santa Barbara, California Wallace Hebberd 1928 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Author illustrated 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with blue lettering on cover and spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings. Foreword by Dr. William T. Hornaday. Clean jacket with price intact (2.00 on rear inside flap), shallow chipping ata base of spine (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Humorous adventures with wild animals on the Sonora Desert illustrated with cartoons and drawings. 019870

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Mountain Men, George Laycock
55 The Mountain Men
George Laycock
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Stackpole Books 1988 1556540345 / 9781556540349 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near FIne Jacket Tom Beecham and others 
Clean unworn book and unchipped dust jacket. Size approx. 8-1/2" x 10-1/2". Clean smooth rust brown boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by Tom Beecham, as well as full-color illustrations, photographs and maps. 308 pages with index. Dust jacket has small corner clip to front inside flap (clipped Canadian price; American price still visible - 24.95 - but neatly inked over). No chipping, no tears. Enclosed in removable mylar cover. 024874

Price: 20.00 USD
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Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark, From Elysian Fields to Camden Yards, Gershma, Michael
56 Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark, From Elysian Fields to Camden Yards
Gershma, Michael
Houghton Mifflin 1993 0395612128 / 9780395612125 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Size approx. 9-1/2" x 12". Very clean green boards with green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with historical photographs. 259 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. 025888

Price: 20.00 USD
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Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca, Glazier, Captain Willard
57 Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca
Glazier, Captain Willard
Chicago / New York Rand McNally & Company 1893 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Copyright date 1892; date on title page 1893. Decorated dark blue-green cloth boards with gold and silver illustration on cover (map of Lake Glazier and Lake Itasca), gold shield title box and Indian paddling canoe on spine, black lakes map illustration on rear board. Beveled board edges. Slight wear to corners and spine edges. Light soiling (a few very tiny spots). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean floral endpapers; neatly ink-stamped previous owner name on blank front fly leaf. Frontis portrait of Willard Glazier with tissue guard. 527 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, map. Beautiful solid book. 024484

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Art of Colonial America, Glubok, Shirley
58 The Art of Colonial America
Glubok, Shirley
London The MacMillan Co. 1970 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Illustrated 
Clean, illustrated boards with black and white lettering on spine, black and red lettering on front cover. Very slightest hint of surface wear to bottom edges. Binding is tight and square. Pages are clean, crisp and bright; no writing or marks. 48 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, one 3/4" chip to top left corner of rear panel near flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Miss Glubok presents the rich artistic heritage - distinctively American - that developed from roots in England, Holland, Germany and France. Great for young readers. 10" x 10". Art. 014747

Price: 15.00 USD
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Elizabeth Visits America, Glyn, Elinor
59 Elizabeth Visits America
Glyn, Elinor
New York Duffield & Co. 1909 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition - very clean green cloth boards with unchipped white lettering, small crown and line border on cover, crips white lettering and small crown on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with slight browning to endpapers. "Snow Ranch - Aladdin, Wyo." neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. 350 pages. 025340

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Pennsylvania Reader, Goho, Stephen O.
60 The Pennsylvania Reader
Goho, Stephen O.
American Book Co. 1897 Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean tan cloth boards with decorative title box, bright gilt lettering on cover, gilt lettering and small decoration on spine. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no foxing. No names, bookplates or marks. 207 pgs. Illustrated throughout with engravings. An exceptionally nice copy of this book. 008989

Price: 25.00 USD
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