Western History

Used and Rare Western History Book Selection.

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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Historic Trading Posts

Authors: Babbitt, James E; Blue, Martha;  Powers, Willow Roberts; and Brundige-Baker, Joan Publisher: Plateau (Museum of Northern Arizona) Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair to Good.  Stapled binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Sun-fading to front and rear covers.  Light edge and corner wear. Notes: Plateau Vol. 57, No. 3.  Not just Hubbell.  The trading…

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Borderland in Retreat: From Spanish Louisiana to the Far Southwest

Author: Nasatir, Abraham P. (1905-1991) Publisher: University of New Mexico Press Pub Date: 1976 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Without dust jacket.  Very light edge and corner wear.  Gilt on spine still sharp, easily readable. Notes: Nasatir was a student of Bolton’s at the University of California, Berkeley,…

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Rising From the Plains

Author: McPhee, John P Publisher: Farrar Straus  Giroux Pub Date: 1986 (Second printing) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Book: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Dust Jacket: Good.  NOT price clipped.  Very light edge and corner wear.  Appears unused. Notes:  The third volume in McPhee’s “Annals of the Former World”, an examination of the…

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The Crow Indians

Author: Lowie, Robert H.  (1883-1957) Publisher: Rinehart & Company Pub Date: 1958 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair to Good.  Previous owner’s name and markings on ffep.   Slight sun-fading to spine.  Light edge wear.   Appears unread. Notes: Originally published in 1935 and reprinted in 1956.  Oh how the times change.  “Morally, Maximillian’s informants gave the Crow an…

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Forty-Seventh Star: New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood

Author: Holtby, David V. Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press Pub Date: 2016 (First paperback edition) Binding: Paperback Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Signed by the author on ffep/half-title page.  This is a new book. Notes: Why did it take more than 60 years (yes, 60 years) for New Mexico to become…

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The Hawken Rifle: Its Place in History

Author: Hanson, Charles E.  Jr. Publisher: The Fur Press Pub Date: 1994 (3rd printing) Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  One small water spot, and some sticker residue, on rear cover.  Some edge and corner wear. Notes: Contrary to popular myth, the Hawken rifle was not the primary…

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Kiva, Cross, and Crown: The Pecos Indians and New Mexico 1540-1840

Author: Kessell, John L. Publisher: University of New Mexico Press Pub Date: 1987 (First paperback edition) Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair.  Binding tight.  No tears.  Signed by the author on ffep.  Upper rear cover corner has approx. 1″ bend, extending through more than half of the book.  Lower rear cover corner has approx. 1/2″ bend.  3…

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