Western History

Used and Rare Western History Book Selection.

Colorado Volunteers in the Civil War: The New Mexico Campaign in 1862

Author: Whitford, William C. Publisher: Rio Grande Press Pub Date: 1989 (reprint edition) Binding: Paperback Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Some edge and corner wear. Notes:  I don’t know who designed this reprint, but on the top of the cover is “The Battle of Glorieta Pass” which would lead one…

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A Sense of Mission: Historic Churches of the Southwest

Author: Drain, Thomas A. Photographer: Wakely, David Publisher: Chronicle Books Pub Date: 1994 Binding: Paperback (with flaps) Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears.  Two pages (35-39) have approx. 1″ x 1/8″ fold at lower corners, not affecting text.  Otherwise appears unused. Notes: 29 churches built by Spanish missionaries (read with Indian labor)…

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Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande

Author: Sonnichsen, C.L.  (Charles Leland) (1901-1991) Publisher: Texas Western Press Pub Date: 1968 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Without dust jacket.  Signed by the author on half-title page.  Very light edge and corner wear.  Slight smudge to bottom text block. Notes: A history of El Paso, Juarez,…

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Comanches in the New West, 1895-1908

Author: Noyes, Stanley  (1924-2014) Publisher: University of Texas Press Pub Date: 1999 (First edition) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Very Good.  Book and dust jacket, AS NEW.  Dust jacket in mylar. Notes: This appears to be a smaller continuation of Noyes “Los Comanches: The Horse People” with many more illustrations.  See https://joethebookguy.com/shop/indian/los-comanches-horse-people-1751-1845/

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Sin Nombre: Hispana & Hispano Artists of the New Deal Era

Author: Nunn, Tey Marianna Publisher: University of New Mexico Press Pub Date: 2001 (First edition) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Very Good.  Book and dust jacket, AS NEW.  Dust jacket in mylar. Notes: Hispanic artists in the 1930’s who were labeled as “craftsmen”, and their work as “handicraft” or “labor.”  NOT an exhibit catalog.

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Navajo and Photography: A Critical History of the Representation of an American People

Author: Faris, James C. Publisher: University of New Mexico Press Pub Date: 1996 (First edition) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Very Good.  Book and dust jacket, AS NEW.   Dust jacket in mylar. Notes: How Navajo have been portrayed in photographs, from the first known photos taken at Bosque Redondo to Edward Curtis and Laura Gilpin.  Includes ephemera.…

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Colonia Juarez: An Intimate Account of A Mormon Village

Author: Hatch, Nellie Spilsbury  (1887-1979) Publisher: Deseret Book Co. Pub Date: 1954  (First edition) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No tears,  folds.  Without dust jacket.  Previous owner’s bookplate on front pastedown.  Some pencil marks throughout.  One very small folded corner on second front end paper.  Folding map at rear in good condition,…

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Heritage Overview of the Piedmont of the Sierra Ancha, Sierra Ancha, and Cherry Creek Geographic Study Area: Payson, Pleasant Valley, and Tonto Ranger Districts, Tonto National Forest, Gila County, Arizona

Author: Ciolek-Torrello, Richard Publisher: Statistical Research, Inc. Pub Date: Not dated  (1999?) Binding: Paperback (wire-o binding) Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s name in ink on title page.  Some edge and corner wear. Notes:  Statistical Research Inc. Technical Report 99-65.  VERY RARE.  No copies available for sale, and no library…

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Philmont: A History of New Mexico’s Cimarron Country

Author: Murphy, Lawrence R.  (1942-) Publisher: University of New Mexico Press Pub Date: 1972 Binding: Paperback Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Some light edge and corner wear. Notes: “Cimarron Country” is a rough description of an area centered around Cimarron, New Mexico–northeastern New Mexico, plains on the east side, mountains…

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