Western History

Used and Rare Western History Book Selection.

Frontier Military Posts of the Southwest

Author: Littleton, John O. Publisher: National Park Service Pub Date: 1953 Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor to Fair.  Stapled binding tight, but lower staple wearing on cover.  No marks.  Lower front cover corners curling, same with all pages.  One long fold on front cover from spine edge to recto edge.  Edges curling.  Edge and corner wear.…

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The Story of “Old Bill Williams”: Scout of the Santa Fe Trail; For whom Bill Williams Mountain, the Town of Williams, Arizona and Bill Williams River were named (Pamphlet)

Author: Wells, Frank Evarts (1887-1942) Publisher: Williams News Press Pub Date: 1954 (Eighth Edition) Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor.  Covers are separating from the staples.  Numerous chips and tears on front cover.  Rear cover has fold at lower corner, watermark on upper quarter.   Some interior pages separating from staples, a couple of pen marks.  Several pages…

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Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest

Author: Dobie, J. Frank  (1888-1964) Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press Pub Date: 1952 Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor to Fair.  The binding is tight but worn.    Previous owner’s name on half-title page, above warm inscription, date, location, and signature of the author (see photo).   Upper front cover corner has approx. 1″ bend.  Upper  front cover…

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Rio del Norte: People of the Upper Rio Grande From Earliest Times to the Pueblo Revolt

Author: Riley, Carroll L.  (1923-2018) Publisher: University of Utah Press Pub Date: 1995 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Book: Fair.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Signed by the author on title page.  There’s a stain of some sort on the side text block that extends from the first page to the last.  It’s very light,…

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Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict over Land in the American West, 1840-1900

Author: Montoya, Maria E. Publisher: University of California Press Pub Date: 2002 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Book: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s address label on upper corner ffep.  Gilt on spine still sharp, easily readable.  Dust Jacket: Fair to Good.  NOT price clipped (no price indicated).  Some edge wear.…

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Kenneth Milton Chapman: A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists

Authors: Chapman, Janet and Barrie, Karen Publisher: University of New Mexico Press Pub Date: 2008 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Copy 1: Book: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  The book looks like it has water damage, but the pages don’t have that “water-damaged” wrinkle.  There’s a mark that looks like a…

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Crow Killer: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson

Author: Thorp, Raymond W. (1896-1966) and Bunker, Robert (1918-?) Publisher: Indiana University Press Pub Date: 1979 (9th printing) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Book: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Very light edge and corner wear.  Gilt on spine still sharp, easily readable.  Dust Jacket: Fair.  NOT price clipped (no price indicated).  One small…

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Nevada’s Black Rock desert (sic)

Author: Wheeler, Sessions S. (1911-1998) Publisher: Caxton Printers Pub Date: 1985 (third printing) Binding: Paperback Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Very light edge and corner wear.  Includes fold-out map. Notes: Home to the present-day Burning Man “community” (though this was published long before BM started) the Black Rock desert was,…

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Patrolling the Santa Fe Trail: Reminiscences of John S. Kirwan (Pamphlet)

Author: Kirwan, John S. (1840-1908) Publisher: The Kansas Historical Quarterly Pub Date: 1955 Binding: Paperback Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds. Notes: Pamphlet.  Offprint from The Kansas Historical Quarterly, Winter 1955.  Kansas in the 1850’s–soldiers, Indians, traders.  Kirwan was born in New Hampshire, enlisted in the cavalry in 1858 and was…

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