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Native American: The Book of My Youth

By: Baker, Ray Stannard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1941-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8-1-1911

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First Edition. Blue cloth hardcover. Corner and edge wear. Tanning on endpapers with some small stains. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight. Slightly askew.In this autobiography, he writes of his boyhood and youth on the frontier, of his education, and of his earliest ventures as a writer. View more info

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The New Country: A Social History of the American Frontier, 1776-1890

By: BARTLETT, Richard A.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Oxford Univ.: 1974-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2-2-909

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and missing a piece near the top of the spine. Small stains on outside page edges and endpaper. Corners bumped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. From borax mule trains to the canoe stop that was Chicago in the 1830s, this book vividly recreated the tale of the westward movement of pioneers into the heartland of North America. With nearly a century separating historian Richard Bartlett from the end of the movement, Bartlett's broad perspective stresses the continuity and inevitability of this greatest element of America's Golden Age. The boo... View more info

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Ten Texas Feuds (Historians of the Frontier and American West)

By: C. L. Sonnichsen; Foreword-Dale L. Walker

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press: 2000-06-01

Seller ID: unit91-83

ISBN: 0826322999

Condition: Used: Like New


Tales of Texas. Unread. For twenty years, grassroots historian C. L. Sonnichsen went door to door through the backcountry of east and south-central Texas to coax tales from reluctant informants and peruse county documents on the colorful feuds that bloodied the state's early history. From these human explosions emerged legendary gangs such as the Regulators, Moderators, Hoodoos, Heel Flies, and Boots. Personal vengeance righted intolerable wrongs and settled unbearable grievances. Sonnichsen notes,The men who fought these battles were mostly pretty good people, but they harshly stamped their o... View more info

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George Catlin and the Old Frontier

By: CATLIN, GEORGE(Subject); McCracken, Harold

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Dial Press: 1959-01-01

Edition: First THUS

Seller ID: 4-1-940

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition after the limted edition of 250 copies. Letter line ABCDEFG. Burnt orange cloth wirh gold lettering. Dust jacket in orange, gold and black with reproduction of some of Catlin's Indians on the cover.Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and torn. Book corners rubbed and bumped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. A biography and picture gallery of the dean of Indian painters. 36 full-color reproduction plus 130 in black and white. First edition after the limited edition. Full color frontis of Catlin. Bibliography. Index. McCracken was director of the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Gall... View more info

Image for Kendall of the Picayune :SIGNED Being his adventures in New Orleans, on the Texan Santa Fe expedition, in the Mexican War, and in the colonization of the Texas frontier

Kendall of the Picayune :SIGNED Being his adventures in New Orleans, on the Texan Santa Fe expedition, in the Mexican War, and in the colonization of the Texas frontier

By: Copeland, Fayette

Price: $90.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1943-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4-5-1704

ISBN: 0806108517

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Tan Cloth, 351 pages. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped, creased and price clipped. DJ also has small stains on edges and flaps. Pages are yellowing. Overall inside pages are clean and binding is tight. Inscribed and double signed.1. Inscribed to Mrs. Gilbert M. Denman and signed by Georgina Kendall Fellowes.The book is dedicated to Georgina Kendall Fellowes who is the daughter of George Wilkins Kendall...."but Punnie to 'us all' Perhaps after reading the 'Reflections of a little girl' you may enjoy the story of her 'folks' as told in 'Kendall of the Picayune' and find a touch of her individual... View more info

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Cattle Kings of Texas, Limited Edition

By: Douglas, C. L

Price: $95.00

Publisher: State House Press: 1989-01-01

Seller ID: 1-2-1409

ISBN: 0938349465

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Limited edition #23 of 50. Tan buckram with leather spine and gilt title. No slipcase.Boards slightly warped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Cattle ranching and trail herds.Contents include: The first beef barons roamed the banks of the Jordan, Spanish rancheros cleared way for American stockmen, Shanghai Pierce, How the term maverick originated, they created a buffer state between two nations, How Abel Borden, Shanghai Pierces' nephew brought India's sacred cattle to America, How John Chisum fought Apaches and thieves to found a 200 mile cattle empire, JA Ranch of today stands as a m... View more info

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Glorious: A Novel of the American West

By: Guinn, Jeff

Price: $65.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2014-05-06

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-5-1524

ISBN: 039916541X

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line.Jeff Guinn turns his eye for evocative detail and history to a sweeping novel of the Old West, weaving a compelling tale of life in the Arizona Territory in 1872. We've all got mistakes in our past we'd rather forget. Cash McLendon has always had an instinct for self-preservation, one that was honed by an impoverished childhood and life with an alcoholic father barely scraping by on the streets of Saint Louis in 1872. He's always had a knack for finding and capitalizing on the slightest opportunities, choos... View more info

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Twenty Four Years a Cowboy & Ranchman Will Hale

By: Hale, Will

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1959

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 001332

Condition: Very Good


Stated first printing, Decorative Green Hardcover, 183 pages, 7 3/4"" tall, Volume # 12 of the Western Frontier Library Series, illustrations.VG/VG. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Will Hale tells of fights with the Comanches in Texas, cattle raids and killings on on both sides of the Rio Grange by both Mexican and American cowboys, the murder of a Pinkerton detective, the Lincoln County War, and the pursuit of Billy The kid. Cattle business" investing nothing but powder and lead.". View more info

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The Pioneers; or, the sources of The Susquehanna

By: J. Fenimore Cooper

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hurst & Company: 1889-01-01

Seller ID: c16-1-239

Condition: Collectible: Acceptable


Green colored cloth hardcover with pastedown cover of Native American in a canoe. Cloth is worn, sun faded and has deterioration. Corners bent. Pastedown is rubbed and chipped. Foxing on endpapers and fingerprints on inside pages. Book askewThe first of the five Leatherstocking Tales, The Pioneers is perhaps the most realistic and beautiful of the series. Drawing on his own experiences, Cooper brilliantly describes Frontier life, providing a fascinating backdrop to the real heart of the novel, the competing claims to land ownership of Native Americans and settlers. View more info

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Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio

By: Lewis F. Fisher

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Maverick Publishing Company: 2013-12-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-4-951

ISBN: 1893271633

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line, 12345.This coffee table book displays more than one hundred rarely seen images to bring to life the frontier era of one of the most unusual cities in the nation, seen through its Spanish plazas. Colorful iconic paintings and drawings mix with nineteenth century photographic stereoviews and cabinet cards, cropped for impact and appearing with their original subtle tonings. As the frontier era was ending for San Antonio in the 1870s and 1880s, Military Plaza by day was a vivid outdoor market. By night it was... View more info

Image for Folk laughter on the American frontier by Boatright, Mody Coggin

Folk laughter on the American frontier by Boatright, Mody Coggin

By: Mody Coggin Boatright

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 961

Condition: Used: Very Good


Stated first printing but shows other printings, Tan Cloth Hardcover, 182 pages, 8 1/4" tall. A couple of small marks on the cover. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Filled with anecdotes and folklore, including many examples of the lively styles of journalism, including some jim-dandy words coined in the west, such as: absqatulated, combobbolate, exflunctify, flumex and others. This is not a joke book but is filled with phrases, anecdotes and speech patterns unique to the west. View more info

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The Renegades: A Charlie Hood Novel

By: Parker, T. Jefferson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Dutton Adult: 2009-02-10

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16-2-2

ISBN: 0525950958

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on half title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Some say that outlaws no longer exist, that the true spirit of the American West died with the legendary bandits of pulp novels and bedtime stories. Charlie Hood knows that nothing could be further from the truth. These days he patrols vast stretches of the new American West, not on horseback but in his cruiser. The outlaws may not carry six-shooters, but they're strapped all the same. Along the desolate and dusty roads of this new frontier, Hood... View more info

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The North American Indians in Early Photographs

By: Paula Richardson Fleming

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Borders Press: 1988-01-01

Seller ID: 3-3-1434

ISBN: 0681465719

Condition: Used: Very Good


Like new condition but previous owner stamped name on inside front board.Orange cloth with dustjacket. A photographic book providing a record of the Indians of North America between 1850 and the First World War as seen by early photographers. From the first pictures, prompted by a sense of curiosity, to the later images capturing the change in the Indian way of life, these photographs document the confrontation between white and Indian cultures. The pictures, some of which have never before been published, combine with the text to provide an important history of North American Indian life. The... View more info

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The Calumet Region Indiana's Last Frontier XXXIX [Hardcover] by Moore, Powell A

By: Powell A Moore

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Indiana Historical Bureau: 1959-01-01

Seller ID: 539

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Indiana Historical Bureau, 1959, Blue Cloth Hardcover, 654 pages, 9 1/4" tall, Corners show slight wear. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.An interesting history of the northern part of Indiana, along Lake Michigan, just east of Chicago, including Gary, Hammond and East Chicago--from pre-settlement days to the growth of industry and immigrant populations to politics and labor troubles. With maps and b/w photos. Includes bibliography and extensive index. Indiana Historical Collections Vol. XXXIX. View more info

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Frontier Days

By: Swan, Oliver G.; SCHOONOVER ILLUSTRATIONS [Illustrator]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: GROSSET & DUNLAP: 1928-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-5-1624

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition. Cover has light stains and cloth deterioration. Pastedown in very good condition. Corners worn. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.A collection of stories for children about the American West. Pioneers and Indians with subjects like: fur trade, Oregon Trail, Kit Carson, Blackfeet and Crows, Indian Wars, Buffalo Bill, hunting buffalo, Beecher's Island Sitting Bull, and a bad medicine man. 6 color plates. View more info

Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier

By: Thompson, Bob

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Crown: 2013-03-05

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-4-1910

ISBN: 0307720896

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.Combining the stories of the real hero and his Disney enhanced afterlife, Born on a Mountaintop delves deep into our love for an American icon. Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times. Over the years, he has been repeatedly reinvented by historians and popular storytellers. In fact, one could argue that there are three distinct Crocketts: the real Dav... View more info