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The Letters of William Diller Matthew

By: Camp, Charles L., ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], Journal of the West: (c.1969)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 18652

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, extremely light spotting to rear cover, no discernible wear]. (B&W photographs) A selection of letters from a noted paleontologist, written to his family while he was on various field research trips throughout the Western United States; letters are dated from 1897 to 1929. Dr. Matthew (1871-1930) was with the American Museum of Natural History in New York for 33 years, where he was named curator of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology in 1911. He... View more info

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Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver

By: Dobie, J. Frank

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1944

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 22595

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[tight clean book, with just a bit of shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket has a few tiny tears and chips along the top edge (front and rear panels both), still bright and attractive]. (color plates, pen and ink drawings) Beguiling mash-up of fact and legend about the mother(s) of all gold and silver mines, supposedly "still there!" somewhere in the American Southwest, by an author who "has prospected more exhaustively into the history and legends of the southwe... View more info

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The Conquest: The True Story of Lewis and Clark

By: Dye, Eva Emery

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, A.C. McClurg & Company: 1902

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 20072

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(pictorial cloth; no dust jacket) [moderate external wear, slight bumping at all corners, front hinge starting; ex-libris with attractive vintage bookplate from "Library of James Ritchie, Augusta, Kan." on front pastedown and name "Ritchie" written boldly on ffep]. (frontispiece portrait) The author, in her "Note of Acknowledgement," cites the assistance of more Lewises and Clarks than you can shake a stick at -- grandsons, nieces and nephews, wi... View more info

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"Rancho Grande": Memoires [sic] of a Cowboy

By: Herlihy, Herbert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: (n.p.), Privately Printed: (ca.1980)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 16049

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(photocopied typescript, velobound, with plastic strips) [moderately worn, with the plastic strip holding the rear cover in place beginning to pull loose at the top; this binding can easily be re-done at any copy shop]. (B&W photographs; see notes) Privately-printed memoir of ranch life in New Mexico, circa 1910-1921. The author's "forward" explains: "This is the story of a widow, born and raised in New York City, and four of her five sons, one of whom was m... View more info

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History of the Indian Tribes of North America; with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs [Volumes I and III only]

By: McKenney, Thomas L., and James Hall; edited by Frederick Webb Hodge

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Grant: 1933; 1934

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 18953

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[just a bit of shelfwear and light bumping to bottom edges/corners, one-time owner's rubber-stamped signature on front pastedowns (both volumes); jackets are uniformly age-toned (somewhat more at spines), with general soiling and some wrinkling along the top edges, but with no tears or chips]. (2 photogravure ports.; 72 color plates; 2 maps) Regrettably incomplete set (Volumes I and III only; Volume II is not present) of this classic work, originally published in three ... View more info

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My Friend the Indian

By: McLaughlin, James

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1910

Edition: 2nd impression

Seller ID: 17603

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket; photographic paste-on front cover) [moderate wear to extremities, all corners bumped to some extent; generally a solid clean copy, with some scuffing to the photographic portrait on the front cover]. (B&W photographic plates) A memoir by this Canadian-born ex-blacksmith who received his first appointment as a U.S. Government Indian Agent in 1876, who writes with some compassion of "what I know of the Indian, of his losing struggle for an existence ac... View more info

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Journal of the West (January 1963)

By: Morrison, Lorrin L., and Carroll Spear Morrison, eds.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Lorrin L. Morrison and Carroll Spear Morrison: 1963

Edition: (Vol. II, No. 1)

Seller ID: 20943

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[nice clean copy, some browning to covers and spine, price-sticker removal scar on front cover]. (B&W photographs, maps) Contents include: "Indian Horticulture West and Northwest of the Colorado River" by Jack D. Forbes; "The Last Days of Don Juan Perez, The Mallorcan Mariner" by James G. Caster; "Rustlers of the North Pacific" by Theodore C. Hinckley; "The Story of Los Angeles, Part II" by Margaret Romer; "Col. Henry Stimson's Peace M... View more info

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Journal of the West (April 1963)

By: Morrison, Lorrin L., and Carroll Spear Morrison, eds.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Lorrin L. Morrison and Carroll Spear Morrison: 1963

Edition: (Vol. II, No. 2)

Seller ID: 20944

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[nice clean copy, some browning to covers and spine, price-sticker removal scar on front cover]. (B&W photographs, maps) Contents include: "An Economic History of North Idaho, 1800-1900, Part I" by D.E. Livingston-Little; "San Blas, Nayarit: An Historical and Geographical Study" by Edward L. Inskeep; "San Miguel Island: Its History and Archaeology" by Francis R. Holland Jr.; "General James H. Carleton and the New Mexico Indian Campaigns, 1862-... View more info

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Journal of the West (July 1963)

By: Morrison, Lorrin L., and Carroll Spear Morrison, eds.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Lorrin L. Morrison and Carroll Spear Morrison: 1963

Edition: (Vol. II, No. 3)

Seller ID: 20945

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[nice clean copy, some browning to covers and spine, old inked-out price-sticker on front cover]. (B&W photographs, maps) Contents include: "Mexican Alcaldes of San Francisco, 1835-1846" by Benjamin Franklin Gilbert: "Pueblo Indian Auxiliaries and the Reconquest of New Mexico, 1692-1704" by Oakah L. Jones Jr.; "Pio Pico Mansion: Fact, Fiction and Superstition" by Martin Cole; "Ivan Petroff and the Far Northwest" by Morgan B. Sherwood; "... View more info

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Journal of the West (January 1964)

By: Morrison, Lorrin L., and Carroll Spear Morrison, eds.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Lorrin L. Morrison and Carroll Spear Morrison: 1963

Edition: (Vol. III, No. 1)

Seller ID: 20947

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


[light soilting to covers, browning to spine, old inked-out price-sticker on front cover]. (B&W photographs, maps) Contents include: "The Story of Los Angeles, Part V" by Margaret Romer; "Theodore Roosevelt 'Discovers' California" by Lowell Clark Pratt; "An Economic History of North Idaho, 1800-1900, Part III" by D.E. Livingston-Little; "Editor Bristow and the Great Plains Irrigation Revival of the 1890's" by A. Bower Sageser; "An Arch... View more info

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The Chieftain: A Story of the Nez Perce People

By: Payne, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22439

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edges of boards, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket a bit dampstained at bottom corner of rear panel and rear flap, a bit of wrinkling and surface damage to rear panel, small closed tear and small chip (no loss of text) at top of rear panel]. Historical novel of the Old West, centering around Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe, and the tribe's conflicts with the settlers who came into the Oregon Territory after the completion of the transco... View more info

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Fighting Indians of the West

By: Schmitt, Martin F., and Dee Brown

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20334

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minor shelfwear to book, a tiny bit of soiling to page edges; jacket a bit edgeworn, shallow chipping along top edge, with a number of small tears at edges and on spine (nothing too dire), still presents nicely in new protective jacket cover]. (B&W photographs, sketches, paintings) "Two hundred and seventy authentic photographs and sketches and a running narrative of rare simplicity and power make up this story of the struggle between the United States and the west... View more info