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  • RECOLLECTIONS OF A CALIFORNIA PIONEER. by Abbott, Carlisle S.
    Abbott, Carlisle S.
    RECOLLECTIONS OF A CALIFORNIA PIONEER.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Neale Publishing 1917. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a pioneer who traveled to California at the start of the Gold Rush, written at age 88 during his retirement. Along with his brother, he left Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 3, 1850 and traveled along the Platte River through South Pass to Salt Lake City, where the company disbanded, although he continued across the desert to the Carson River and Mormon Station. He spent several months of mining at Volcano above Yankee Slide on the American River. After returning to Wisconsin, and back again to California, he leased a ranch at Point Reyes, and eventually wound up in Tombstone Arizona in an "attempt to recoup his fortunes."…

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    New York: Neale Publishing 1917. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a pioneer who traveled to California at the start of the Gold Rush, written at age 88 during his retirement. Along with his brother, he left Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 3, 1850 and traveled along the Platte River through South Pass to Salt Lake City, where the company disbanded, although he continued across the desert to the Carson River and Mormon Station. He spent several months of mining at Volcano above Yankee Slide on the American River. After returning to Wisconsin, and back again to California, he leased a ranch at Point Reyes, and eventually wound up in Tombstone Arizona in an "attempt to recoup his fortunes." He failed at mining, gave up on ranching, and was impoverished by a risky railroad venture, but he wrote an valuable and entertaining account of the overland journey and of life in Gold Rush California and afterwards. Frontispiece portrait. 235 pp.

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    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy dark green library binding, with the usual markings, but overall good condition. Uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 56955
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  • Ballantine, Bill.
    HIGH WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Rand McNally & Co, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the front flap: "Ballantine, his wife and three of their teen-aged children traveled throughout eight Rocky Mountain states: Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. [This book] is an offbeat and highly personal (and a bit impertinent) look at the vacation places and tourist centers within these states, both well known and obscure, and at Americans at large, both tourist and native." Starting at Frontier Days in Cheyenne to the Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, from mining towns like Cripple Creek and Leadville in Colorado to visiting artist Georgia O'Keefe in New Mexico, this is a combination of interviews, and…

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    New York: Rand McNally & Co, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the front flap: "Ballantine, his wife and three of their teen-aged children traveled throughout eight Rocky Mountain states: Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. [This book] is an offbeat and highly personal (and a bit impertinent) look at the vacation places and tourist centers within these states, both well known and obscure, and at Americans at large, both tourist and native." Starting at Frontier Days in Cheyenne to the Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, from mining towns like Cripple Creek and Leadville in Colorado to visiting artist Georgia O'Keefe in New Mexico, this is a combination of interviews, and reporting on the West, illustrated with photographs (including one of O'Keefe) by the author. Note at the beginning of the book states that the trip was made in a 'Goldline pickup camper, Model 220, manufactured by Travel Industries, Inc, Oswego, Kansas and mounted on a Ford Motor Co. camper special.' 303 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (chipping to upper edge of dj spine, slight sunning to spine.)

    Book ID: 38961
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  • NAVAJO: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa. by Begay, Shonto.
    Begay, Shonto.
    NAVAJO: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful book which combines twenty of Begay's paintings with his poetry. Includes an introduction by Begay in which he talks about living in two worlds, like many of the Dineh today. Index to paintings. Large square format, 48 pp. ISBN: 0-590-461532.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name and peeled spot on front endpaper, some edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 58313
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  • Begay, Shonto.
    NAVAJO: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful book which combines twenty of Begay's paintings with his poetry. Includes an introduction by Begay in which he talks about living in two worlds, like many of the Dineh today. Boldly INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. Index to paintings. Large square format, 48 pp. ISBN: 0-590-461532.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 62431
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  • THE TELLING DISTANCE: Conversations with the American Desert. by Berger, Bruce.
    Berger, Bruce.
    THE TELLING DISTANCE: Conversations with the American Desert.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1991.). Well-written, always entertaining, but sometimes elegiac, essays on the desert in Arizona, mostly - especially as suburbia and ranchettes encroach on the native desert. Among the topics are the growth of Phoenix, the effects of airconditioning, Frank Lloyd Wright, LSD, and much more. Illustrated with drawings by Johnson Charley. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-385-413947.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 51619
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  • THE TERRANAUTS. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    THE TERRANAUTS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press (Harper Collins) (2016). First edition - A provocative new novel by this award-winning writer "It is 1994, and in the desert near Tillman, Arizona, forty miles from Tucson, a grand experiment involving the future of humanity is underway. As climate change threatens the earth, eight scientists, four men and four women dubbed the "Terranauts," have been selected to live under glass in E2, a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. " 508 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69049
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  • THE TERRANAUTS. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    THE TERRANAUTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press (Harper Collins) (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - A provocative new novel by this award-winning writer "It is 1994, and in the desert near Tillman, Arizona, forty miles from Tucson, a grand experiment involving the future of humanity is underway. As climate change threatens the earth, eight scientists, four men and four women dubbed the "Terranauts," have been selected to live under glass in E2, a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. " 508 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73560
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  • TERRITORY. by Bull, Emma.
    Bull, Emma.
    TERRITORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881. "Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Ike Clanton. You think you know the story? You don't." 318 pp. ISBN: 978-0312857356.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74660
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  • CUTTING STONE. by Burroway, Janet.
    Burroway, Janet.
    CUTTING STONE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. First edition - Author's seventh novel - she has been nominated for both the Pulitzer and the National Book Award - set in the Arizona border town of Bowie in the early 1900s - 'a Western epic drawn in delicate nuances of character and theme.' SIGNED on the title page. 404 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (preliminary pages are loosely laid in)

    Book ID: 60250
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  • CUTTING STONE. by Burroway, Janet.
    Burroway, Janet.
    CUTTING STONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's seventh novel - she has been nominated for both the Pulitzer and the National Book Award - set i n the Arizona border town of Bowie - "a Western epic drawn in delicate nuances of character and theme." SIGNED on the title page. 404 pp. ISBN: 0-395-59300X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60251
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  • EASY FAVORS. by Claremon, Neil.
    Claremon, Neil.
    EASY FAVORS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel (fourth book) set on the Mexican border, one which intertwines the stories of a woman looking for her grandfather and the clue to her grandmother's unsolved murder, a man looking for a rare plant, and a old Indian who reminisces about his past. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-07-0111219.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (light toning, short closed tear at base of dj spine, with a tape repair on the interior of the dj)

    Book ID: 61359
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  • Claremon, Neil
    EAST BY SOUTHWEST

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - His first book, poems set within the stark desert terrain of Arizona and New Mexico.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (edgewear to top of dj.)

    Book ID: 7575
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  • THE YOUNG SILVER SEEKERS or Hal and Ned in the Marvelous Country. (The Young Trail Hunter Series #3.) by Cozzens, Samuel Woodworth [1834-1878.]
    Cozzens, Samuel Woodworth [1834-1878.]
    THE YOUNG SILVER SEEKERS or Hal and Ned in the Marvelous Country. (The Young Trail Hunter Series #3.)

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers / Charles T. Dillingham, (1882.). Hardcover first edition - The third and final volume in the Young Trail Hunters series as Hal Hyde and Ned Brown search for silver mines in Arizona and Mexico. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece, and 10 inserted plates. Although born in Massachusetts, Cozzens was for a time a district judge in Arizona, so this account is based on his own first hand experiences in the Southwest, and presumably he is the "judge" who narrates this tale. 343 pp plus 8 pp publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good+ in the original gold cloth stamped with gilt lettering on the spine and a small black illustration on spine, larger illustration and black stamping on front cover. (previous owner's names on front endpaper dated in 1890, and 1930, some toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 49864
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  • SHADOWS IN THE SUN: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire. by Davis, Wade.
    Davis, Wade.
    SHADOWS IN THE SUN: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Lone Pine Publishing (1992). First edition - The author, a Harvard ethnobotanist, writes with empathy and understanding and personal experience about indigenous tribes from the tropics to the Arctic circle. Included are chapters on shamanic healing, the plants of the gods - and on the end of the wild. Photographs. 156 pp. ISBN: 1551050269.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 56933
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  • Druhot, George Stanley.
    AMERICAN TOPOGRAPHER: The Working Years of George Stanley Druhot, 1914-1963.

    Edition: First printing.

    Rancho Cordova, California: Landmark Enterprises, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography covering five decades of working as a topographer for the US Geological Survey, across 22 Western states and the territory of Hawaii, spanning two world wars, the Depression, and the coming of age of modern topographic mapping (in fact, Druhot was one of the pioneers of the use of aerial photography in topography.) Also includes information about his wife, and his family, who traveled with him throughout the West - to mining country in California (the mother lode, but also Sonoma County and more), Montana, Utah, Arizona and more - - even a chapter on mapping the Olympics. Includes photographs taken by the author that illustrate much…

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    Rancho Cordova, California: Landmark Enterprises, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography covering five decades of working as a topographer for the US Geological Survey, across 22 Western states and the territory of Hawaii, spanning two world wars, the Depression, and the coming of age of modern topographic mapping (in fact, Druhot was one of the pioneers of the use of aerial photography in topography.) Also includes information about his wife, and his family, who traveled with him throughout the West - to mining country in California (the mother lode, but also Sonoma County and more), Montana, Utah, Arizona and more - - even a chapter on mapping the Olympics. Includes photographs taken by the author that illustrate much about the life on the traveling survey crews of the early 20th century, and it has a picture of the official USGS wagon wheel survey techniques. Endpaper maps of Oahu, Hawaii. Brief commentary from his wife "A Woman's Vantage Point." Index. 238 pp. Slightly oversized format. ISBN: 0-910845255.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, still in shrinkwrap.)

    Book ID: 39803
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  • PIOUS DECEPTION. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    PIOUS DECEPTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery featuring Kiernan O'Shaughnessy, a fiesty medical examiner turned sleuth, set on the well-heeled southern California coast near La Jolla and in the desert near Phoenix, Arizona . SIGNED on the title page. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-394-571681.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15633
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  • PIOUS DECEPTION. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    PIOUS DECEPTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery featuring Kiernan O'Shaughnessy, a fiesty medical examiner turned sleuth, set on the well-heeled southern California coast near La Jolla and in the desert near Phoenix, Arizona . SIGNED on the title page. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-394-571681.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (initials on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 43941
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  • THE EARP PAPERS: In a Brother's Image. by [Earp, Virgil and Wyatt] Chaput, Don.
    [Earp, Virgil and Wyatt] Chaput, Don.
    THE EARP PAPERS: In a Brother's Image.

    Edition: First printing.

    Encampment, Wyoming: Affiliated Writers of America. 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first group biography of the Earp family, perhaps the notorious family in Western history. Based on 20 years of research, this focuses on especially on their time Tombstone and Prescott, Arizona, although the history of their crisscrossing America, starting over and over again in various states, is amazing in itself.. Photographs, bibliography, index. 261 pp. ISBN: 1-879915-103.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48176
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  • TALES FROM WIDE RUINS: Jean and Bill Cousins, Traders by Engels, Mary Tate, editor.
    Engels, Mary Tate, editor.
    TALES FROM WIDE RUINS: Jean and Bill Cousins, Traders

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech University Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An account of a vanished way of life, based on the stories of the Cousins family and their letters. "The Cousins spent a lifetime in the Indian trading business at Cousins Brothers Post, Thunderbird Post, Borrego Post, Wide Ruins Post" and more - in the 1930s and 1940s they were at Wide Ruins in Arizona, known to the Navajos as "Kin-teel" or wide house, and while there they encouraged the Navajo weavers to use entirely vegetale dyes in their rugs. Illustrated with both full color and black and white photographs. SIGNED on the title page by the editor, Mary Tate Engels with the comment "Step into the living…

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    Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech University Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An account of a vanished way of life, based on the stories of the Cousins family and their letters. "The Cousins spent a lifetime in the Indian trading business at Cousins Brothers Post, Thunderbird Post, Borrego Post, Wide Ruins Post" and more - in the 1930s and 1940s they were at Wide Ruins in Arizona, known to the Navajos as "Kin-teel" or wide house, and while there they encouraged the Navajo weavers to use entirely vegetale dyes in their rugs. Illustrated with both full color and black and white photographs. SIGNED on the title page by the editor, Mary Tate Engels with the comment "Step into the living history of the old time traders. Enjoy!' Foreword by Sallie Lippincott Wagner. Includes Cousins geneological chart, notes, bibliography, index. xx, 244 pp. ISBN: 0-896723682.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69506
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  • THE WIND IN A JAR. by Farella, John.
    Farella, John.
    THE WIND IN A JAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although this is a book about anthropology, and specifically about doing fieldwork among the Navajo, it is primarily a book of stories about some Navajo people, their families, and some of their experiences in the parched and difficult land in which they live. It is powerful book which is also a critique of modern anthropology, of contemporary American society and of Western thought. xv. 164 pp. ISBN: 0-826314074.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68765
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  • LORD OF OPIUM by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    LORD OF OPIUM

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to Farmer's award-winning "House of Scorpion." As a clone of El Patron, 14 year old Matt is expected to take over as the Lord of Opium, a drug kingdom running along what used to be the border between the US and Mexico, a land devastated by ecological disasters. Cast of characters, maps, chronology, appendix. xvii, 411 pp. ISBN: 978-1442482548.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72005
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  • TOMBSTONE: Myth and Reality. by Faulk, Odie B.
    Faulk, Odie B.
    TOMBSTONE: Myth and Reality.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A history of Tombstone, Arizona beyond the violent frontier myths of the shoot-out at OK Corral and Boot Hill - an account of how the town grew, the mines, daily life, and finally how it survived as a town. SIGNED by the author on front endpaper. Maps, photographs, notes, bibliography, index. ix, 242 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5015819.

    Condition: Very good+ in fair dust jacket. (stamp on front endpaper, long diagonal tear on back cover of dj to spine - not very conspicuous in the mylar protector)

    Book ID: 58610
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  • NO MAN'S LAND. by Ford, G. M.
    Ford, G. M.
    NO MAN'S LAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth suspense novel featuring rogue journalist and lone wolf Frank Corso. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0554827.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (initials on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 53653
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  • NO MAN'S LAND. by Ford, G. M.
    Ford, G. M.
    NO MAN'S LAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth suspense novel featuring rogue journalist and lone wolf Frank Corso. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0554827.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54532
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  • TUMBLEWORDS: Writers Reading the West. by Fox, William L., editor.
    Fox, William L., editor.
    TUMBLEWORDS: Writers Reading the West.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, (1995). First edition - Collects works by 72 western writers - featuring poets, novelists, short-story writers and essayists from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming (the selections are arranged by state) Among the authors are Kim Barnes, William Johnson, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Jonathan Penner, Dennis Hickman and many others, Foreword by Donald Meyer and an introduction by the editor, William L. Fox. Map, notes on contributors, index of authors and titles. A title in the Western Literature Series.xxv, 377 pp.. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-874172713.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67213
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  • Goldwater, Barry M with Jack Casserly.
    GOLDWATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of the distinguished conservative presidential candidate and senator from Arizona. Photographs, index. 414 pp. ISBN: 0-385-239475.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (spine slant, prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 31391
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  • Hannum, Alberta (illustrated with color paintings by the Navaho boy artist, Little No-Shirt, Beatien Yazz)
    SPIN A SILVER DOLLAR: The Story of a Desert Trading-Post.

    Edition: 4th printing, just 5 months after the first .

    New York: Viking, 1946. dj. Hardcover - The story of a young Eastern couple's 4 years running a trading post on the Navaho reservation in Arizona, and the remarkable story of the shy young Navaho boy whose beautiful paintings illustrate this book. Includes 12 full-color, full-page pictures, and the striking dust jacket illustration is also based on a painting by Beatien Yazz. An early printing, just one year after the first. 173 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (bookplate, price-clipped, rubbing and edgewear to the dj, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 35474
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  • THE FALLEN MAN. by Hillerman, Tony
    Hillerman, Tony
    THE FALLEN MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Navajo mystery with Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-06-017773x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48496
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  • THE SINISTER PIG. by Hillerman, Tony
    Hillerman, Tony
    THE SINISTER PIG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery involving Navajo police officer Jim Chee and the now retired 'legendary Lieutenant' Joe Leaphorn. . 228 pp. ISBN: 0-06-019443x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 75997
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  • Hillerman, Tony
    THE FIRST EAGLE.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1999.). Mystery involving Navajo police officers Joe Leaphorn (now retired and taking on a job as a private investigator) and Jim Chee. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-06-1097853.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 47781
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