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  • PIGS IN HEAVEN. by Kingsolver, Barbara
    Kingsolver, Barbara
    PIGS IN HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by this Southwestern writer. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-06-0168013.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (some bleeding from the cloth spine to the upper inside of the endpapers, one corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 52605
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  • KINO REPORTS TO HEADQUARTERS: Correspondence of Eusebio F. Kino, S. J. from New Spain with Rome. Original Spanish Text of Fourteen Unpublished Letters and Reports with English Translation and Notes. by [Kino, Eusebio F., S.J. 1645 - 1711] Burrus, Ernest J., S.J.
    [Kino, Eusebio F., S.J. 1645 - 1711] Burrus, Ernest J., S.J.
    KINO REPORTS TO HEADQUARTERS: Correspondence of Eusebio F. Kino, S. J. from New Spain with Rome. Original Spanish Text of Fourteen Unpublished Letters and Reports with English Translation and Notes.

    Edition: First edition.

    Rome, Italy: INSTITUTUM HISTORICUM SOCIETATIS JESU, 1954. Hardcover first edition - In addition to being a Jesuit missionary, Kino was a geographer, explorer, cartographer and astronomer. During the last 24 years of his life he worked in the Pimera Alta (modern-day Sonora in Mexico and southern Arizona in the United States) where he explored the region and worked with the Native American population, including primarily the Tohono O'Odham. He led an overland expedition to the Baja California Territory to prove that it was not an island but a peninsula. Index, 135 pp plus a supplement on glossy stock which includes black and white plates of the Kino's original documents plus a fold out map, complete.

    Condition: Very near fine in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 85569
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  • NELLIE CASHMAN: Prospector and Trailblazer. by Ledbetter, Suzann.
    Ledbetter, Suzann.
    NELLIE CASHMAN: Prospector and Trailblazer.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.

    El Paso, TX Texas Western Press / The University of Texas at El Paso, (1993). First edition - Biography of Irish-born Nellie Cashman (1850-1925) who, after arriving in Boston in the 1860s, soon went West and became a prospector and boarding house proprietor in mining towns ranging from Californian to Nevada to Tombstone, Arizona, . She was the first Caucasian woman to trek British Columbia's rugged Cassiar Mountain region and half a century later was the first woman to fly there in an airplane. Southwestern Studies No. 98. Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award Illustrated with vintage photographs throughout,Notes, bibliography. xii, 83 pp. ISBN: 0-87404-1945.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60769
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  • A GUIDE TO GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS OF THE YUMA AND LOWER COLORADO REGION: Tumco, Castle Dome, Fortuna, Kofa, Polaris, Picacho. by Love, Frank.
    Love, Frank.
    A GUIDE TO GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS OF THE YUMA AND LOWER COLORADO REGION: Tumco, Castle Dome, Fortuna, Kofa, Polaris, Picacho.

    Edition: Revised edition.

    Yum, AZ: By the author, (1988. c 1980). Detailed information about the old mining camps of Kofa, Polaris, Castle Dome, Picacho, Tumco, Fortuna with with maps and photographs of each, and a short list of some sidelights in the area. 32 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stiff stapled illustrated gold wrappers,

    Book ID: 82936
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  • PHANTOM DEATH. by Mahon, Annette.
    Mahon, Annette.
    PHANTOM DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avalon, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Maggie Brown mystery - the lead actor in a production of 'Phantom of the Opera' was found dead in the Scottsdale desert and Maggie and the members of the St Rose Quilting Bee determine to find out why. SIGNED on the title page. 217 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66426
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  • Mairs, Nancy.
    REMEMBERING THE BONE HOUSE: An Erotics of Place & Space.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A frank and honest memoir, in which Mairs explores her life and her sense of herself by focusing on the places she has lived -from a quonset hut in the South Pacific to Maine, Massachusetts and Arizona - and especially on living within her own body - the "bone house" - and dealing with her sometimes debilitating physical conditions. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0160411.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38077
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  • HOODOO. by Miller, Susan Cummins.
    Miller, Susan Cummins.
    HOODOO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring geologist Frankie MacFarlane set in the traditional homeland of the Chiricahua Apaches, among the volcanic hoodoos. 282 pp. ISBN: 978-0896726239.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72007
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  • DETACHMENT FAULT. by Miller, Susan Cummins.
    Miller, Susan Cummins.
    DETACHMENT FAULT.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The second mystery feauturing geologist Frankie MacFarlane, set in the Southwest. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-89672-5200.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Promotional material laid in.

    Book ID: 52264
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  • THE THREE-CORNERED WAR: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West. by Nelson, Megan Kate.
    Nelson, Megan Kate.
    THE THREE-CORNERED WAR: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2020). First edition - Based on letters and diaries, military records and oral histories, and photographs and maps from the time, this book sheds light on a forgotten chapter of American history as it explores the connections among the Civil War, the Indian wars, and western expansion. It focuses on nine individuals - among them "John R. Baylor, a Texas legislator who established the Confederate Territory of Arizona; Kit Carson, a famous frontiersman who led a company of volunteers against the Texans, Navajos, Kiowas, and Comanches; Juanita, a Navajo weaver who resisted Union campaigns against her people; Alonzo Ickis, an Iowa-born gold miner who fought on the side of the Union; and Mangas Coloradas, a revered…

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    New York: Scribner, (2020). First edition - Based on letters and diaries, military records and oral histories, and photographs and maps from the time, this book sheds light on a forgotten chapter of American history as it explores the connections among the Civil War, the Indian wars, and western expansion. It focuses on nine individuals - among them "John R. Baylor, a Texas legislator who established the Confederate Territory of Arizona; Kit Carson, a famous frontiersman who led a company of volunteers against the Texans, Navajos, Kiowas, and Comanches; Juanita, a Navajo weaver who resisted Union campaigns against her people; Alonzo Ickis, an Iowa-born gold miner who fought on the side of the Union; and Mangas Coloradas, a revered Chiricahua Apache chief who worked to expand Apache territory in Arizona." Maps, bibliography, notes. xx, 314 pp

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82525
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  • Nequatewa, Edmund (ca 1880-1969); Whiting, Alfred F.; P. David Seaman, editor.
    BORN A CHIEF: The Nineteenth Century Hopi Boyhood of Edmund Nequatewa, As Told to Alfred F. Whiting.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1993.). This account of the first 20 years of Nequatewa's life as a boy in the remote Second Mesa village of Shipaulovi in northern Arizona is invaluable both for his descriptions of the Hopi culture, but also as an account of the personal and social changes he and his people were facing, as they came into more and more contact with the Anglo world. Frontispiece, photographs. Bibliography, index. 193 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-13546.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, tape reinforcement to the spine, but overall tight and clean.

    Book ID: 31531
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  • THE PHANTOM TOWN MYSTERY. by Norton, Carol (pseudonym of Grace May North, 1876-1960)
    Norton, Carol (pseudonym of Grace May North, 1876-1960)
    THE PHANTOM TOWN MYSTERY.

    Edition: First or early edition by original publisher..

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1933). Hardcover - Dora and Mary leave Sunnybank-on-the-Hudson for an adventure in Arizona. A title in the Mystery and Adventure Series for Girls. Glossy frontispiece. 256 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in red cloth with black lettering (large homemade bookplate on front endpaper, some wear to the covers), no dust jacket..

    Book ID: 76006
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  • THE PHANTOM TOWN. by Norton, Carol (pseudonym of Grace May North, 1876-1960)
    Norton, Carol (pseudonym of Grace May North, 1876-1960)
    THE PHANTOM TOWN.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (1933). Hardcover - Dora and Mary leave Sunnybank-on-the-Hudson for an adventure in Arizona. Plain frontispiece. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in sage green cloth with black lettering (usual rather severe toning to the pages), no dust jacket..

    Book ID: 69859
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  • Obreht, Tea.
    INLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, named one of the best books of the year by Time, Washington Post and many others. Set in "the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary livesunfold. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her lifeher husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons, who have vanished after an explosive argument." 324 pp plus additional material for this special Barnes and Noble edition, including an essay by the author on the origins of this book and a reader's guide. ISBN: 978-00593133606.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81287
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  • Page, Bob.
    TALES FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS DUGOUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    USA: Sports Publishing, LLC., 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - 'A collection of the greatest Arizona Diamondback stories ever told' - stories which help to explain how this new baseball expansion team, which lost 97 games in 1998, their first season, and won the World Series in 2001, just 3 years later. Illustrated with drawings. 181 pp. ISBN: 1-58261-4946.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (black line on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 27574
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  • IRON RIVER. by Parker, T. Jefferson
    Parker, T. Jefferson
    IRON RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Charlie Hood novel, as he joins a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms task force on the 'iron river' - the illegal flow of guns from the US to drug dealers in Mexico. SIGNED on the title page. 369 pp. ISBN: 9780525951490.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 50906
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  • THE BORDER LORDS. by Parker, T. Jefferson
    Parker, T. Jefferson
    THE BORDER LORDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Charlie Hood novel - an ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) agent disappears while deep undercover in Mexico.SIGNED on the title page. 372 pp. ISBN: 978-0525952008.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67106
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  • IRON RIVER. by Parker, T. Jefferson
    Parker, T. Jefferson
    IRON RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Charlie Hood novel, as he joins a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms task force on the 'iron river' - the illegal flow of guns from the US to drug dealers in Mexico. 369 pp. ISBN: 9780525951490.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's stamp on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 66643
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  • NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH: A Joshua Rabb Novel. by Parrish, Richard.
    Parrish, Richard.
    NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH: A Joshua Rabb Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in Tucson, Arizona in the late 1940s, this is the third thriller featuring part-time Bureau of Indian Affairs lawyer and public defender Joshua Rabb, a one-armed World War II veteran, a widower with a 15 year old daughter, originally from Brooklyn NY. This involves murder, double-dealing, and heroin smuggling. beginning with the story of Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, and their feud with the Mafia. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted collector Larry Owens. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-525938524.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83860
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  • SOUTHWEST BORDERLANDS: Veins of Silver and Gold. by Perez, Robert H.
    Perez, Robert H.
    SOUTHWEST BORDERLANDS: Veins of Silver and Gold.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Tucson: University of Arizona - Arizona Educational Materials Center, (1982.). First edition - Stories of the Spanish conquest of the southwest, including California, and of the people involved. Also includes some discussion of culture change, then and now. Illustrated with maps and photographs. viii, 150 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated tan wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 51397
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  • BLASPHEMY. by Preston, Douglas.
    Preston, Douglas.
    BLASPHEMY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2007). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in Arizona, where deep in a mountain a super-collider will probe what happened at the very moment of creation - the Big Bang itself - "some call this the greatest scientific discover of all time - others call it blasphemy." SIGNED on the title page. 415 pp. ISBN: 978-0765311054.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71990
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  • PUMPELLY'S ARIZONA:An excerpt from "Across America and Asia" by Raphael Pumpelly, comprising those chapters which concern the Southwest. by Pumpelly, Raphael; Wallace, Andrew, editor.
    Pumpelly, Raphael; Wallace, Andrew, editor.
    PUMPELLY'S ARIZONA:An excerpt from "Across America and Asia" by Raphael Pumpelly, comprising those chapters which concern the Southwest.

    Edition: First thus.

    Tucson: The Palo Verde Press, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first separate publication of this excerpt of perhaps the most interesting section of a work originally published in 1870 - that is a description of Pumpelly's 8 months in Arizona, including his harrowing stagecoach ride to Tucson and his efforts along with Charles Poston to develop mines in Southern Arizona - at Santa Rita and elsewhere. Preface by Will Rogers Jr. Introduction and annotations by Andrew Wallace. Photographs, doublepage map, index. xii, 141 pp Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 68326
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  • THE THEATER OF NIGHT. by Rios, Alberto.
    Rios, Alberto.
    THE THEATER OF NIGHT.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (2006.). SIGNED - An interrelated series of poems by this award-winning Arizona poet - they tell of a lifelong love story that unfolds along the Mexican-American border. His poems trace the lives and loves of an elderly couple - Clemente and Ventura - through their childhood and courtship to marriage, maturity, old age, and death. SIGNED on the title page and uncommon thus. 115 pp. ISBN: 9781556592591.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 41972
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  • Rios, Alberto.
    WHISPERING TO FOOL THE WIND.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Sheep Meadow Press, 1982. SIGNED first edition - His first full-length collection of poems (after 2 earlier chapbooks), winner of the 1981 Walt Whitman Award. The judge was Donald Justice and he cited Rios's ability "to transform and illuminate" natural seeming objects and images - many from Rios' experiences growing up in the Arizona - Mexico border town of Nogales. This copy is both SIGNED on the title page, and warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page. ISBN: 0-935296-31x.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 18765
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  • THE IGUANA KILLER: Twelve Stories Of The Heart. by Rios, Alberto Alvaro.
    Rios, Alberto Alvaro.
    THE IGUANA KILLER: Twelve Stories Of The Heart.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lewiston, Idaho: A Blue Moon and Confluence Press Book, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning Arizona born author's first collection of short fiction, winner of the 1984 Western States Book Award in Short Fiction. The twelve stories in this book are set along the Southwest border; they explore growing up Hispanic, and weave together three distinct worlds: Mexico, the United States, and childhood.SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with etchings by Antonio Pazos. The limited clothbound issue. 119 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-933188-285.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45972
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  • UNDER TURQUOISE SKIES: Outstanding Features of the Story of America's Southwest from the Days of the Ancient Cliff-Dwellers to Modern Times. by Robinson, Will H.
    Robinson, Will H.
    UNDER TURQUOISE SKIES: Outstanding Features of the Story of America's Southwest from the Days of the Ancient Cliff-Dwellers to Modern Times.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1928. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Chapters on the missions, the 'Indian question,' irrigation, art, the animals and plants of the area, and much more. Illustrated with photographs by the author. SIGNED by the author on the half title page. Index 558 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with gilt lettering (bookplate, toning to the endpapers, spine slightly rubbed, binding very sturdy)

    Book ID: 58544
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  • EPITAPH: A Novel of the O.K. Corral. by Russell, Mary Doria.
    Russell, Mary Doria.
    EPITAPH: A Novel of the O.K. Corral.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The real story behind the legend which persists to this day "A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands. . . . That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26 when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens…

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    New York: Ecco Press, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The real story behind the legend which persists to this day "A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands. . . . That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26 when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt. Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West." 581 pp. ISBN: 978-0062198761.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64176
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  • Schellie, Don.
    ME, CHOLAY & CO: APACHE WARRIORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Four Winds Press, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older children based on an actual historical incident: the massacre of 125 Apaches by whites and Papago Indian warriors, in Arizona.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (stamp on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 19910
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  • BILLY THE MAVERICK. by Scott, Evelyn.
    Scott, Evelyn.
    BILLY THE MAVERICK.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1936 c 1934). Hardcover - The adventures of a young boy on a ranch in Arizona and in England - Billy had grown up unclaimed and almost unnoticed on an Arizona ranch, but when he was thirteen he was told that he was heir to a lands and a title in England . Illustrated with frontispiece drawing and several small textual drawings scattered throughout. Dedicated by Scott to her son "beloved Jig, for him to remember." 359 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with black lettering (some scattered foxing to pages, and to fore-edge of textblock, previous owner's name in pencil)

    Book ID: 79331
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  • Seagraves, Anne.
    DAUGHTERS OF THE WEST.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Hayden, Idaho: Wesanne Publications, 1996. First edition - "Free-wheeling ladies on high-stepping horses, daring cowgirls, Wells Fargo women and adventurous schoolmarms capture the feminine side of the West brighten these pages...[this] tells of the colorful ladies who earned the respect of their male counterparts." Among them are silent movies star Nell Shipmann; Charlie Parkhurt, Jo Monaghan and Mountain Charley (3 women who lived their lives as men); road agent Pearl Hart of Arizona, and others both well-known, and almost forgotten. Lots of great photographs, bibliography. 176 pp. SIGNED on the half title page. ISBN: 0-9619088-58.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 32075
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  • HOHOKAM. by Shelton, Richard.
    Shelton, Richard.
    HOHOKAM.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with limited edition hardcover.

    Tucson, Arizona: SUN / Gemini Press, 1986. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A long narrative poem on the vanished Southwestern people we call the Hohokam. Includes an afterword by Shelton on the little we know of the history of the Hohokam, a prehistoric people who lived in South Central Arizona for at least 1500 years, before their civilization abruptly collapsed around 1450 A.D. A handsome production designed by Clint Colby and Charles Alexander, illustrated with photographs by Stevem Trubitt of Hohokam pottery sherds found at Snaketown, Arizona (dating from 700-1000 A.D.) and with a silhouette of Shelton by Rebecca Gaver. Sun Lizard Book Number 2. ISBN: 0-933313055.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86643
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