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A. [5106] Jefferson, Thomas. Memoirs, Correspondence and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Late President of the United States: Vol. 2, 3 and 4 . London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, Hard Cover. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph. 8 vo., Vol. 2, 496 pp.; Vol. 3, 521 pp.; Vol. 4, 552 pp., incl. Index. The first publication of Jefferson's collected writings; this the English edition. 1829. Missing Volume 1, but volumes 2, 3 and 4 of this 4-volume set are in G+ or better condition with quite clean contents. Vol. 3 has the tipped-in facsimile documents. Marbled paper-on-boards with leather spines and corners. Minor edgewear; some chipping of paper on covers; leather spine edges and corners rubbed and scuffed; prev. owner's bookplate and name on f.e.p.'s of each volume; top corner of some pages creased in Vol. 3; Vol. 2 has some margin damage to 8 pages; Vol. 4 has a little staining of edges; some minor foxing; endpapers discoloured; overall a very acceptable set of 3 volumes. See photo at left. $350.00

A Few General Americana Books

Catalog Report

Catalog Report

Americana : 42 Books

[4095] Balderston, Lloyd and Canby, George. Evolution of the American Flag. Philadelphia: Ferris & Leach, A second edition (first paperback printing) of a scarce book on the American Flag. Written by Lloyd Balderston, based on materials collected by George Canby. 1917. The original hardcover edition was published in 1909. Abt. 5 x 7-1/2" tall, 144 pp. 18 illustrations, including portraits and pictures of various flags, as well as a frontispiece illus. of "The Flag House", birthplace of Old Glory. In this edition, a few errors have been corrected and two paragraphs added. In the time between the printing of the first edition in 1909 and this edition, only one other flag of the Revolutionary period came to light. The flag had thirteen stars in three rows and was most likely a naval flag (described on p. 86). The book tells the story of the making of the first Stars and Stripes and all that was known of the Grand Union Flag. George Canby was a grandson of Elizabeth Claypoole (Betsy Ross), and Lloyd Balderston was Canby's nephew. This copy of "The Evolution of The American Flag" comes with two bonus items: the publisher's 4-page brochure promoting the book; and, a 4-page handbill printed in 1914 "For the Guidance of the Public Places of Interest in Philadelphia and How To Reach Them from Independence Hall". The book itself has heavy card wraps, lightly soiled, chipped along the edges, and with some minor damage to bottom of spine; minor foxing to foredges; prev. owner's name on free f.e.p.; still a G+ to -VG copy of this book about an important part of American history. See photo at left. $89.00

[3704] Bracken, Jeanne Munn (ed.). Shot Heard 'Round the World: The Beginnings of the American Revolution . Carlisle, Mass.: Discovery Enterprises, Abt. 5-1/4 x 7-1/2" tall, 64 pp. 3rd printing (1995). Ms. Munn describes the events leading up to the revolt in her essay "The Seeds of Revolution". Also included are excerpts from Paul Revere's Reminiscences, poetry of H.W. Longfellow, the origins of "Yankee Doodle", and excerpts of primary source materials representing the British point of view. Heavy Grey card wraps. Near Fine. $7.50

[3705] Bracken, Jeanne Munn (ed.). Women in the American Revolution. Carlisle, Mass.: Discovery Enterprises, Abt. 5-1/4 x 7-1/2" tall, 64 pp. 1st printing (1997). An anthology of letters, journals, eyewitness accounts, poetry, and illustrations that tell a small part of the story of the colonial women and wives of the British and Hessian forces who contributed to both sides of the war effort. Purple heavy card wraps. Near Fine. $7.50

[3706] Bracken, Jeanne Munn (ed.). Life in the Southern Colonies: Jamestown, Williamsburg, St. Mary's City and Beyond . Carlisle, Mass.: Discovery Enterprises, Abt. 5-1/4 x 7-1/2" tall, 64 pp. 1st printing (1997). A glimpse into life in the earliest Southern towns and colonies through selected primary source documents of those who founded the colonies, those who helped them grow, and the indentured servants and slaves who were the labor force of the South. Green heavy card wraps. Near Fine. $7.50

[5146] Carpenter, Chad . Tundra II: More Cartoons from the Last Frontier . Anchorage, Alaska : Todd Communications , Signed by Illustrator. Oblong 5 x 8-1/2", 121 pp. 1st Edition. April, 1994. "TUNDRA is what "Northern Exposure" would be if it were a comic strip." A very funny look at America's last wild frontier. This copy SIGNED by Carpenter and with a small sketch of one of the characters, "Sherman", on the title page. Pictorial stiff card wraps. Slight chipping and rubbing; o/w a VG+ clean copy. $15.00

[4931] DeCarava, Roy and Hughes, Langston. Sweet Flypaper of Life, The. New York: Simon & Schuster, 12 mo., 98 pp. 1st Edition (1955). This softcover edition published simultaneously with the first hardcover edition. A poignant look in words and photos at life in Harlem in the 1950's. Uncommon in either first edition form. Heavy card b/w wraps. Some edgewear and minor soiling of covers; o/w a G+ to -VG copy. $79.00

[4119] Dorin, Patrick C.. Everywhere West the Burlington Route . Seattle, Washington: Superior Pub., Hard Cover. Tall 4 to., 174 pp. 1st Edition (1976). The Burlington Railway will always be remembered for the Zephyr and other world famous passenger trains, the high speed freight trains, the triple track speedway between Aurora and Chicago, stainless steel commuter cars, Vista Domes, slumber coaches and last but not least, the red and grey freight Diesels. All of these and much more make up the story of the Burlington Route. Dozens of rare photos. 2-page map showing the Burlington's 11,000 miles of track in 14 states. Blue cloth with Gold lettering. Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in G+ pictorial d.j. with some chipping, rubbing and discolouring. $21.00

[4497] Eckert, Allan W.. Sorrow in Our Heart: the Life of Tecumseh. New York: Konecky & Konecky, Hard Cover. Lg. 8 vo., 794 pp. plus extensive 19-page Index. (1992) Later printing. An authoritative biography of one of America's greatest Indian leaders. A scholarly tome with over 100 pages of explanatory notes and several maps. Brown paper-on-boards. Slight edgewear; o/w Near Fine in VG+ d.j. $17.00

[3709] Emert, Phyllis Raybin. Women in the Civil War: Warriors, Patriots, Nurses and Spies . Carlisle, Mass.: Discovery Enterprises, Abt. 5-1/4 x 7-1/2" tall, 68 pp. 3rd printing (1995). This anthology begins with a moving excerpt from Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin", and ends with powerful recollections of former slaves, as they become free citizens. There are also journals and letters of Union and Confederate spies, soldiers, and nurses that include such well known figures as Harriet Tubman, Belle Boyd and Louisa May Alcott, as well as the women working tirelessly on the homefront. Purple heavy card wraps. Near Fine. $7.50

[3843] Evans, Burtt. Rooms with a View: Achievements of the Nationality Committees and the Office of Cultural and Educational Exchange . Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, Hard Cover. Tall 4 to., unpaginated (46 pp.). Probable 1st Edition. n.d. (circa 1960). "The eighteen International Classrooms which circle the vaulted Commons Room of the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning are rooms with a view, a view which encompasses all mankind." Each room is a tribute to one of the countries represented in the ethnic groups of Pittsburgh and is designed to reflect their culture in an earlier time. The book includes 18 full-page reproductions of paintings showing the architectural elements of each room. Brown paper-on-boards with Beige cloth spine. Minor edgewear; one corner bumped; slight loss of paper from upper front cover; o/w a VG or better copy in the Poor remains of the original glassine wrapper. $18.00

[2423] Faxon, Lavinia and Price, Alan. Young Explorer's New York Maps of Manhattan. New York: New York Graphic Soc., Hard Cover. Oblong 4 to., 59 pp. 1st Ed. 1962. A collection of wonderfully illustrated street maps of The Village, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Crosstown and Downtown New York. Try and see everything! Four pages are devoted to things to do in each busy season. Try and do everything! New York, New York, is a wonderful town! Blue paper-covered boards with Blue cloth spine. Corners bumped; moderate chipping; minor soiling; contents clean and unmarked; generally VG. $9.00

[3710] Forman, Stephen M.. Echoes of the Civil War: The Blue . Carlisle, Mass.: Discovery Enterprises, Abt. 5-1/4 x 7-1/2" tall, 64 pp. 1st printing (1997). This selection of letters, speeches, journals, and eyewitness accounts of the Civil War presents the views of soldiers, nurses, volunteers, and political and military leaders from the Union side of the war. The story opens and closes with inaugural speeches of President Lincoln. Blue heavy card wraps. Near Fine. $7.50

[3711] Forman, Stephen M.. Echoes of The Civil War; the Gray . Carlisle, Mass.: Discovery Enterprises, Abt. 5-1/4 x 7-1/2" tall, 64 pp. 1st printing (1997). This volume of letters, journals and government documents provides a glimpse of life during the Civil War from the point of view of the Confederacy. Among the selections from military leaders are General Beauregard's demand for the surrender of Fort Sumter and Robert E. Lee's farewell to his troops. Gray heavy card wraps. Near Fine. $7.50

[4091] Fornari, Harry. Bread Upon the Waters: a History of United States Grain Exports . Nashville and London: Aurora Publishers, Hard Cover. 8 vo., 174 pp. plus a whopping 60 pp. of historic photos. 1st Edition (1973). The author carefully outlines the development of America's enormous grain industry, dwelling on the social and political factors which contributed to the country's rise to leadership in the grain export market. Brown cloth. Slight edgewear; o/w VG+ in VG d.j. $10.00

[2599] Franklin, Roger. Defender: the Story of General Dynamics. New York: Harper & Row, Hard Cover. 8 vo., 385 pp. 1st Ed. (1986) An investigative look at claims of negligence, shoddy workmanship, deceptive accounting and outright fraud against a major American company that manufactured the Trident nuclear submarine, the F-16 fighter plane, the Tomahawk missile and the M-1 tank. Blue cloth. Moderate wear and fading of edges; o/w VG in VG price-clipped d.j. with some chipping and one taped tear. $8.00

[5017] Gordon, Welche. Jesse James and His Band of Notorious Outlaws. Chicago: Laird & Lee, Abt. 5-1/2 x 7-1/4" tall, 212 pp. plus 12 pp. of publisher's ads. 1892 printing. A title in the Pinkerton Detective Series. 7 full-page illustrations. Blue paper covers with train-robbery scene on front panel. Most of front cover is present but stained, chipped and detached from book; spine and rear cover stained and heavily chipped; edges stained; the poor paper used is discoloured; a Poor but intact and readable copy. $15.00

[1331] Hanscom, Warren D. (Bob). Pioneers in Grease Paint. Bradenton, Florida: Collins & Co., 1975. 1st Ed.. Hard Cover. 8 vo., 115 pp., plus numerous pages of b/w photos. Bob Hanscom's autobiography chronicles not only his own fascinating story, but that of Chautauqua, an era of show business and a way of life, that, like vaudeville, has faded from the American scene. Brown cloth. Slight edgewear; minor staining to topedges; 2 round, impressed stamps with name of an ex-owner; o/w VG in G+ d.j. that is chipped, taped and stained. $9.00

[4733] Hardt, Anton. Adventuring Further in Souvenir Spoons with "A First Glimpse of the Tiffany Souvenir Spoons . New York: Greenwich Press, Hard Cover. Tall 4 to., 107 pp. 2nd Edition. 1971. The story of the Souvenir Spoon craze that swept America in the 1890's and continued for a quarter of a century. Along with this goes the tale of the Souvenir Spoons produced by the famed Tiffany & Co., how the lists of their spoons were found, and how digging in dusty bins brought forth the spoon drawings, shown here. 140 illus. Red cloth. Minor edgewear; two corners mildly bumped; o/w VG+ in a VG pictorial d.j. with a little chipping and rubbing. $12.00

[4739] Hildebrand, George H.. Borax Pioneer: Francis Marion Smith. San Diego: Howell-North Books, Hard Cover. 8 vo., 318 pp. 1st Edition (1982) Biography of the Wisconsin farm boy who became one of the great entrepreneurs of California and Navada. By 1890, he had established a borax empire known to all Americans by its famous trademark, the 20-mule teams. Dozens of historic b/w photos. This special copy INSCRIBED by Hildebrand to Captain Kenneth Thompson on the f.e.p. Pebbled Brown cloth. Near Fine in VG+ pictorial d.j. $28.00

[4978] Hill, Ruth Beebe. Hanta Yo: An American Saga. New York: Doubleday & Co., Hard Cover. Signed by Author. 8 vo., 834 pp. 1979. Possibly 1st printing ($14.95 on d.j.) A powerful narrative describing the lives of two families of the Mahto band of the Teton Sioux and their world from the late 1700's to the 1830's. This special copy SIGNED with Best Wishes by Ruth Beebe Hill and also SIGNED by language collaborator Chunksa Yuha on the half-title. Tan paper-on-boards and Brown cloth spine. Slight edgewear; minor foxing on topedges and foredges; gift inscription on half-title, dated Christmas 1979; o/w a VG or better copy in a G+ or better d.j. $44.00

[2166] Hopkins, William John. Indian Book. Bos and N.Y.: Houghton Mifflin Co., Hard Cover. 12 mo., 239 pp. 1911. 1st Ed. An informative book for young people about early American Indian culture. Attractive title-page illus. by E. Boyd Smith, plus 24 full-page drawings reproduced from the drawings and paintings of George Catlin, used to illustrate his work upon the American Indian. Brown decorated cloth. Moderate edgewear and soiling of covers; some minor internal smudging; o/w G+ $15.00

[5106] Jefferson, Thomas. Memoirs, Correspondence and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Late President of the United States: Vol. 2, 3 and 4 . London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, Hard Cover. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph. 8 vo., Vol. 2, 496 pp.; Vol. 3, 521 pp.; Vol. 4, 552 pp., incl. Index. The first publication of Jefferson's collected writings; this the English edition. 1829. Missing Volume 1, but volumes 2, 3 and 4 of this 4-volume set are in G+ or better condition with quite clean contents. Vol. 3 has the tipped-in facsimile documents. Marbled paper-on-boards with leather spines and corners. Minor edgewear; some chipping of paper on covers; leather spine edges and corners rubbed and scuffed; prev. owner's bookplate and name on f.e.p.'s of each volume; top corner of some pages creased in Vol. 3; Vol. 2 has some margin damage to 8 pages; Vol. 4 has a little staining of edges; some minor foxing; endpapers discoloured; overall a very acceptable set of 3 volumes. See photo at left. $350.00

[5179] Jones, R. H.. History of Lake Quinault Lodge . Mukilteo, Washington : Winepress Publishing , Abt. 6 x 9" tall, 43 pp. Probable 1st Edition (1997) The author "...describes the arrival of Quinault Valley's early pioneers, the 1924 fire and loss of the original hotel, and the events leading to the present day lodge's construction in an incredible 53 days." Numerous historical and modern-day photos of the lodge, the lake and the Quinault Loop. Glossy pictorial stiff card wraps. Slight edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy. $9.00

[3909] Lloyd, John Uri. Stringtown on the Pike: a Tale of Northernmost Kentucky . New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Hard Cover. Sm. 8vo., 414 pp. (1900). Slightly later reprint (circa 1910). An entertaining novel set in Kentucky in the late 19th century. Frontispiece plus 3 photographs of Kentucky scenes taken by the author's wife. Brown cloth with Black lettering and Red decorative lines, plus a small illus. on paper inset into front cover. Minor edgewear; covers stained; poor paper discoloured; a prev. owner's name on f.e.p.; abt. a G+ copy. $9.00

[3538] Lucid, Robert F. (ed.). Journal of Richard Henry Dana, Jr. 3-vol. Set. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Hard Cover. 8 vo.,, 3 volumes: 1201 pp. in total plus 12 pp. per volume of photos and other illus. 1st Edition. 1968. Contents: Vol. 1 has "Beginnings, 1815-1844", and "The Middle Years, 1845-1850"; Vol. II has "The Middle Years, 1851-1853", and "A Lawyer at Home and Abroad, 1854-1859"; Vol. III has "A Voyage Round the World, 1859-1860". Brown cloth bindings. May have been read once...the contents are bright and fresh and clean. Bindings have only slight edgewear and perhaps slight fading to spines; o/w a Near Fine set in a VG slipcase with some discolouring and a couple of dings. Extra postage applies. $38.00

[1627] Lummis, Charles F.. Mesa, Canon and Pueblo. N.Y.: Century Co., Hard Cover. 8 vo., 517 pp. plus colour frontis and 66 additional pages of rare b/w photos. (1925) A wonderful description of the American Southwest: its marvels of nature, its pageant of the earth building, its strange peoples and its centuried romance. A much expanded book based on the author's earlier 1892 book entitled, "Some Strange Corners of Our Country". Includes a fold-out "Main Auto Roads" Red/Black map of the southwest, courtesy of Rand McNally. Rust cloth with embossed decorative front panel. Moderate edgewear; hinges a little loose; prev. owner's name on front inside cover; o/w a clean VG copy. $24.00

[2729] Mason, Walt. Song of Prunes. La Jolla, California: Self Published, 12 mo., unpaginated (14 pp.) Undated, but either late 1924 or early 1925. Reprinted in this booklet form from Hearst's International Magazine, July issue, 1924. An appeal by the author for Americans to buy more home-grown products. Beige heavy card wraps with embossed Brigatine picture on front panel. Minor soiling and rubbing of covers; o/w VG. $8.00

[4656] Mortensen, A. Russell. Early Utah Sketches: Historic Buildings and Scenes in Mormon Country . Utah : University of Utah Press , Hard Cover. Oblong 4 to., 61 pp. 1st Edition (1969). Series of 24 full-page drawings by Carlos Andreson of early buildings and scenes of life in Mormon Country, with a full-page description for each. The book is divided into sections: Street Scenes; Government Buildings; Brigham Young's Houses and Buildings; Public Buildings; Forts; Mills; and Miscellaneous Houses. Beige Buckram binding with Gold lettering. A VG+ copy complete with the original 5-1/2" wide band in Good condition. $17.00

[4344] Murphy, Claire and Haigh, Jane G.. Gold Rush Women. Anchorage, Seattle, Portland: Alaska Northwest Books, 8 vo., size, 126 pp. 4th printing, 2000. A book about the daring and enterprising women who ventured to the Yukon and Alaska during the many gold rushes between the 1880's and early 1900's. Read about Kate Carmack, Ethel Berry, Fanny Quigley, Martha Louise Black, and of course, Klondike Kate Rockwell and others. Several maps and numerous b/w historic photos. Glossy stiff card pictorial wraps. Minor edgewear; o/w a VG+ copy. $9.00

[4849] Narvaez, Thomas and Walters, Dorothy. Great Communicators: Encyclopedia of Candid, Informative, Magnetic Communication Ideas. Glendora, California : Royal Publishing (Dorothy Walters), Hard Cover. 8 vo., 511 pp. (1985) "Gathered in this exhilarating book are some of the greatest Speakers and Communicators in the world!" Introduction by Ty Boyd, recipient of the 2 highest awards in the speaking profession. Prologue by Dorothy (Dottie) Walters, celebrated speaker and publisher. Includes 26 chapters by some of America's great communicators, including Captain Gerald Coffee, Joe Batten, Brian Taylor, Lee S. Shapiro, M. Kay duPont, Bill Barnett and Joe Calhoon. White cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in a VG d.j. with minor chipping and one short taped tear. $11.00

[5224] O'Farrell, Brigid . She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker . Ithaca and London : HR Press (Cornell University), Hard Cover. Signed by Author. 8 vo., 274 pp. plus 19 pp. of b/w photos. 1st Edition. 2010. The author describes how First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt translated her ideas about social and economic justice into action. This copy INSCRIBED on the title page " For Kat, In sisterhood & solidarity! Brigid O'Farrell 2011". Black paper-on-boards with Grey cloth spine. Slight edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+ pictorial d.j. $25.00

[4512] Poindexter, John R.. Sumter County: a Photographic Chronicle 1845-1955. Sumter, S.C.: Sumter County Museum, Hard Cover. Tall 4 to., 191 pp. 1st Edition. 1989. This wonderful book presents a collection of more than 190 vintage photographs documenting the growth and progress of Sumter County, South Carolina. The majority of photos were never before published. Wine cloth. Large gift inscription on f.e.p.; o/t a VG+ copy in a VG+ pictorial d.j. Uncommon. $19.00

[3707] Robinson, Mary Alice Burke (ed.). French and Indian War: Prelude to American Independence . Carlisle, Mass.: Discovery Enterprises, Abt. 5-1/4 x 7-1/2" tall, 64 pp. 1st printing (1997). Excerpts from the journals and letters of British, French, colonial and Indian participants give important insights into the tactics of the warring factions, and suggest why the outcome of this war led to the colonists' revolt against British rule 13 years later. Rust color heavy card wraps. Near Fine. $7.50

[5183] Rose, Robert . Back Row for Niggers . Los Angeles: Aware Press , Abt. 5-1/4 x 7-3/4" tall, (1970) "The author, a teacher in a model school program, reports the successes and failures of the education of black children. He slashes through hypocrisy to reveal that the black student is still waiting to ...MOVE FORWARD FROM THE BACK OF THE ROOM." Stiff card wraps. Some edgewear, rubbing and creasing of covers; o/w a G+ copy of an uncommon title. $27.50

[2226] Ross, Alfred E.. Graded Games for Rural Schools. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., Hard Cover. Tall 8 vo., 62 pp. 1st Ed. 1926. A selection of games for the country school teacher, classified by difficulty and degree of organization from 1st Grade to 8th Grade, and divided between "quiet" and "active" categories. Some diagrams included. Red cloth. Minor wear and fading of edges; foxing of topedges; prev. owner's name on f.e.p.; o/w VG. $11.00

[4101] Seward, Frederick W.. Seward at Washington as Senator and Secretary of State. New York: Derby and Miller, Hard Cover. 8 vo., 561 pp. plus 30 pp. of illus. and photos and a fold-out map of "Historical Sketch of the Rebellion", showing blockade sites and the various territorial lines from 1861 to 1864. 1891. Volume 3 of 3 volumes by Seward's son. This volume "A Memoir of His Life, With selections From His Letters, 1861-1872". The most important and interesting volume, dealing with the time period including the American Civil War, the Purchase of Alaska and the comings and goings of various dignitaries from around the world to Washington. William Seward died on October 10th, 1872, having contributed greatly to the growth of the United States. On the "Illustrations" page is written "D. Page Coll." and the "90/9/27". On the obverse of the rear marbled endpaper is written in Red ink: "Purchased in August 1966 from the William Seward Estate collection at the Seward home in Auburn, New York". Lovely marbled endpapers and all edges. Dk. Brown Buckram on boards with Black leather corners and spine; gilt lines and lettering plus embossed gilt insignia with the words "Governor/U.S. Senator/Secretary of State" on front panel. Moderate edgewear; some definite scuffing and wear to corners and spine; still a VG sturdy, clean volume. Scarce. See photo at left. $155.00

[3980] Simpkinson, John Nassau. Washingtons, The: a Tale of a Country Parish in the 17th Century . London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts , Hard Cover. 12 mo., 326 pp. plus 89 pp. Appendix. 1st Edition. 1860. A novel based on authentic documents, many of which are reproduced in the Appendix. In a Note by the author, he explains "The principal facts relating to the Washingtons of Sulgave (early 1600's) have been thoroughly and satisfactorily investigated by the industrious and judicious historian of Northamptonshire, George Baker: and his account, combined with what Washington himself knew or discovered in America, has been adopted by the later biographers of the great President". Illustrated with a vignette on title page and a lovely frontispiece of "Brington Church: the Burial Place of Lawrence and Robert Washington". Orig. Brown blind-stamped cloth with Gold embossed eagle decoration and the Washington family arms. Moderate edgewear; small pieces missing from bottom of spine; front endpaper missing; inner hinges cracked; small name stamp on title page; a G to G+ copy of this interesting story about the origins of George Washington. $28.00

[4670] Spector, Robert. Legend of Eddie Bauer . Lyme, Connecticut : Greenwich Book Publishers, Abt. 10 x 9-1/2" tall, 96 pp. 1st Edition. Oct. 1994. Celebrating 75 years of business, started by "The Kid from Orcas Island" in 1920. Eddie Bauer was a legendary Pacific Northwest sportsman who created a successful business and an enduring legacy. Many photos. Glossy wraps with French flaps. A VG+ copy with some slight creasing and rubbing. $12.00

[4914] Tuininga, Margaret Jean. Treasure in the Big Woods . Montreal, Quebec: Bibles & Publications , Abt. 5-1/4 x 8" tall, 144 pp. 1st Edition. 1995. "Peggy Jean and her two older sisters each found the wonderful treasure while homesteading in the big woods of northern Minnesota seventy-five years ago (1920). Many happy and exciting things happened in this true story, but the best of all was finding the treasure that would never disappoint them and would last forever!" A few b/w illus. by the author. Glossy pictorial card wraps. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $8.00

[2465] Tyler, Ron. Prints of the West: Prints from the Library of Congress . Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing, Hard Cover. Sq. 4 to., 197 pp. 1st Ed. (1994) This interesting volume brings together for the first time the magnificent collection of early Western prints housed by the Library of Congress, highlighting the colorful lives of the artists, the art of the print and the role printmakers played in the proliferation of images of the West. Includes 50 colour and 50 b/w reproductions. Brown cloth. Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. with some chipping and rubbing. $14.00

[4953] Various. Atlantic Monthly Magazine, May 1928. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, Abt. 6-1/2 x 9-1/2" tall, 142 pp. plus over 100 pp. of ads. One of the most popular literary magazines of the '20's. This issue features stories and articles by A. Edward Newton, Governor Albert C. Ritchie, Paul Shorey, Edwin Muir, Mary Ellen Chase, Henry Williamson, Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson, Samuel McChord Crothers and Ivor Brown, plus others. Brown paper wraps. Some chipping and minor staining of covers; paper a little discoloured; o/w a G+ to -VG copy. $12.50

[3887] Wister, Owen. Lady Baltimore. New York: Macmillan Co., Hard Cover. 16 mo., 276 pp. 1928. One of the sought-after 11-vol. set published by Macmillan in 1928, "The Writings of Owen Wister". These handsome little volumes seem hard to come by and full sets are demanding high prices. This copy has many unopened pages, obviously unread. Blue cloth with spine lettered and decorated in Gold. Minor wear and fading of edges; a few spots to cover; spine somewhat faded; topedges discoloured; a G+ to -VG copy with very clean contents. $17.00


Catalog Report

Catalog Report

Western Americana : 14 Books

[2648] Brooke, L. Leslie. Reminiscences of a Ranchman. Toronto: Musson Book Co., 12 mo., 314 pp. 1st Can. Ed. (1908) The author relates many cowboy adventures in the American West of the 1870's. Green cloth with bright Gold lettering on spine and front cover. Moderate edgewear and rubbing; slight soiling of foredges; couple minor stains in margins; prev. owner's name on inside cover and again on title-page; o/w G+ to -VG. $50.00

[5165] Engelhard, Michael (ed.). Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals of the North . Fairbanks, Alaska : University of Alaska Press , Signed by Editor. Abt. 6-1/4 x 9" tall, 221 pp. Probable 1st Edition (2009). "Wild Moments" brings readers face to face with the creatures at home in Alaska, Canada, Washington and Montana. Thirty-three accounts by some of the best of contemporary nature writers showcase as many species and capture wild animals in their essence..." This copy SIGNED by the Editor and one of the contributing authors, Carol Kaynor who wrote of the Elusive Lynx. Stiff card wraps with French flaps. Slight edgewear and rubbing; "Autographed Copy" sticker on front cover; gift inscription on half-title; o/w a VG+ copy. $20.00

[3507] Haley, J. Evetts. XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 12 mo., 258 pp. plus 32 pp. of illus. and 2-page fold-out map. 1st Western Frontier Library Edition, 1967. Orig. publ'd in 1929. Of the famous ranch brands of Texas, "XIT" was the greatest. After its formation in the 1880's, The XIT Ranch of Texas became the largest single operation in the cow country of the Old West and covered more than three million acres, all fenced. This is the story of the development and operation of this pastoral enterprise and its relation to the history of Texas. Green cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in G+ chipped and rubbed d.j. $20.00

[3396] Haley, J. Evetts. Life on the Texas Range. Austin, Texas: Univ. Of Texas Press, Tall 4 to., 112 pp. 2nd printing. 1973. The magnificent photographs of Erwin E. Smith, the outstanding cowboy photographer of the West. The result of many trips and years of work in the early part of the 20th century was a voluminous collection of photographic prints that illustrated the life of the range better than anything else in existence. First published in 1953, this book presents the best of Smith's work, accompanied by text from J. Evetts Haley, a master of range-life anecdote and history. Illus. e.p.'s. Brown cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in VG price-clipped, pictorial d.j. $30.00

[3036] Hassrick, Royal B.. Colorful Story of North American Indians. Secaucus, NJ: Derbibooks, 4 to., 144 pp. 1st U.S. softcover edition. 1975. An fact-filled and lavishly-illustrated book of the history of both American and Canadian native Indians, from the east to the west and up to Alaska and Canada's north. Heavy-card pictorial wraps. Slight chipping and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $8.00

[1966] Hendrickson, Robert. Happy Trails: a Dictionary of Western Expressions . N.Y.: Facts On File, 8 vo., 274 pp. 1st Ed. (1994) Volume II: Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms. Within are a host of interesting and entertaining expressions, anecdotes, idioms and catchwords of the West. The second in a series of five dictionaries. An important reference for writers and researchers. Blue paper-on-boards with Beige cloth spine. Slight edgewear, o/w VG+ in slightly chipped and rubbed VG+ d.j. $10.00

[4258] James, Will. Flint Spears: Cowboy Rodeo Contestant. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 8 vo., 269 pp. plus 18 pp. of b/w rodeo photos. 1st Edition. 1938. This title is the only Will James book after the first five where the first editions do not have the Scribner's "A" on the copyright page. A book of short stories with one central character throughout. Colour frontis and 30 b/w drawings, as well as 18 pages of 21 photos of James' choosing to help show the differences between the rodeo and the range. Orange cloth with Blue/Black lettering and bands on spine. Minor wear and soiling of edges; some browning of endpapers; general discolouring of the poor paper; some darkening of topedges; o/w a clean VG copy in a G+ pictorial d.j. with some chipping and discolouring (not price-clipped). Ask about my other Will James books. $175.00

[3505] Montgomery, David. Mountainman Crafts and Skills: an Illustrated Guide to Clothing, Shelter, Equipment and Wilderness Living . Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 8 vo., 239 pp. Later printing, 1995. A useful book for people of many ages and ability levels. Includes mountain man historical lore too. Many helpful drawings by the author. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear; gift inscription on free endpaper; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. $12.00

[4441] Mulford, Clarence. Hopalong Cassidy and the Eagle's Brood . London: Hodder & Stoughton, 12 mo., 319 pp. 6th Edition. 1935. More adventures of Hopalong Cassidy and the boys of the Bar-20. The Brits seemed to love these American Western stories. Red cloth with blind decoration on front cover and Black lettering and design on spine; topedges Red. Minor edgewear and rubbing; poor paper discoloured; o/w a clean G+ copy. $12.50

[3970] Myers, John Myers. Last Chance: Tombstone's Early Years . New York: E.P. Dutton, 8 vo., 260 pp. plus 7 pp. of b/w photos. 1st Edition. 1950. Among the photos are "Apache Warrior Group" and "Wyatt Earp and Redoubtable Group of Friends". Included are a streetmap of Tombstone and a map of Cochise County (repeated on the endpapers). Wine cloth with Silver decoration on spine. Minor edgewear and rubbing; paper a bit discoloured; small stain on a couple of margins; o/w a VG copy. $15.00

[3954] Pence, Mary Lou. Boswell: the Story of a Frontier Lawman . Laramie, Wyoming: Self Published, Sm. 8 vo., 186 pp. 1st Edition (1978). Nathaniel Kimball Boswell (Boz) had a long career as a border detective, Indian fighter, territorial marshal, town tamer and sheriff and is said to have been as fearless a lawman as the West ever saw. This is his life. SIGNED with Best Wishes by the author on the Copyright page. Numerous illus. Brown cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. $28.00

[3047] Perry, Dr. Richard W.. Shack of the Cedar Shakes. Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., 12 mo., 79 pp. plus portrait frontis of the author and 3 other photos, including a picture of a group of polo players in 1928 that included the author and Will Rogers. 1st edition (1951) Born in Ontario and receiving his medical degree at Trinity University, the author started his practice in 1900 in Seattle, Washington. In this lively work of fiction in poetic form, Dr. Perry blends "all the elements of the action-packed Western, the satire of the Sennett opus, the lore of the galloping horses--all in an original style". This copy INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title, another note with his initials on the free front endpaper, and two pages with margin notes by the author. A very personalized copy. The author's name/address stamp on the f.e.p. as well. Blue cloth with Gold lettering. Minor edgewear; minor stain on bottom of front cover; two corners bumped; rear d.j. flap stuck to inside cover and a Seattle bookseller's card stuck to inside cover; o/w a clean G+ copy in a Good d.j. with some chipping and taped tears. $25.00

[4437] Seagraves, Anne. High-Spirited Women of the West . Hayden, Idaho : Wesanne Publications, 8 vo. size, 174 pp. 1st Edition (1992). Profiles of 10 courageous women who helped shape Western American history by leaving conventional roles behind and becoming America's early feminists. Included are Belle Starr, Ann Eliza Young, Sarah Winnemucca, Abigail Duniway, Jessie Benton Fremont, Jeanne Elizabeth Wier, and others. This copy SIGNED by the author on the half-title. Stiff card pictorial wraps. Minor edgewear and rubbing; crease to top corner of front cover; spine perhaps slightly faded; o/w a VG clean copy. $7.50

[4786] Skovlin, Jon M. and Donna McDaniel Skovlin. Hank Vaughan (1849-1893): a Hell-Raising Horse Trader of the Bunchgrass Territory . Cove, Oregon : Reflections Press, Abt. 6 x 9" tall, 219 pp. 1st Softcover Edition (1996). The first biography of Hank Vaughan, bank robber, gunman and top horse thief of a 4-state area in the American Northwest. 44 b/w illus. and a comprehensive Bibliography and Index. This copy INSCRIBED to a friend by the authors' daughter, Kelly. Beige heavy card wraps with pictorial front cover. Minor chipping; one corner creased; o/w a Very Good copy. $20.00

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