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  • SKETCHES FROM THE RANCH: A Montana Memoir. by Aadland, Dan. Illustrated by Nik Carpenter.
    Aadland, Dan. Illustrated by Nik Carpenter.
    SKETCHES FROM THE RANCH: A Montana Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Howell Book House, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A year in the life of a rancher, interspersed with stories of the past, in southern Montana on land originally settled in 1892 by a Danish immigrant cowboy. A beautiful book, reflective and thoughtful, illustrated with both full-color full-page plates (including one double-page spread) by Nik Carpenter and many smaller en texte illustrations. Slightly oversized format. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-87605-078x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51622
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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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  • BLOOD LURE. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    BLOOD LURE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2001.). First edition - Mystery featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon - set in Glacier National Park. SIGNED on the title page/ 320 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37987
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  • BLOOD LURE. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    BLOOD LURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon - set in Glacier National Park. SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39542
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  • Bass, Rick.
    WHERE THE SEA USED TO BE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Montana based author's first full-length novel, dealing with the conflicts between development and wilderness. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-395-770157.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped dj, a tight and straight copy.)

    Book ID: 34387
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  • THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2007.). Ten stories which explore our connection to nature, set in locations ranging from Texas to Montana. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-618-90966x.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 45791
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  • Bass, Rick.
    WHERE THE SEA USED TO BE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Montana based author's first full-length novel, dealing with the conflicts between development and wilderness. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-395-770157.

    Condition: Near fine in a like dustjacket (appears to be unread, but some signs of handling.)

    Book ID: 14366
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  • THE HERMIT'S STORY: Stories. by Bass, Rick
    Bass, Rick
    THE HERMIT'S STORY: Stories.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. First edition - A collection of short stories, some almost magical in their evocation of man and nature, several set in the Yaak Valley of Montana, where Bass lives. 179 pp. Cover by Russell Chatham.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44762
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  • WHERE THE SEA USED TO BE. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    WHERE THE SEA USED TO BE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Montana based author's first full-length novel, dealing with the conflicts between development and wilderness. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-395-770157.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60611
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  • THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - Ten stories which explore our connection to nature, set in locations ranging from Texas to Montana. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-618-596747.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52234
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  • WINTER: Notes from Montana. by Bass, Rick
    Bass, Rick
    WINTER: Notes from Montana.

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

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1991) dj. First edition - A celebration of winter in a remote valley of 30 inhabitants in Montana - the last valley in Montana to still lack electricity. SIGNED on the half title page with the words "All best" and dated in 1994. Illustrated with drawings by Elizabeth Hughes. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-395611504.

    Condition: Fine in glossy white wrappers in a fine dust jacket..

    Book ID: 62806
    Keywords: Essays, montana
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  • Bass, Rick.
    WHERE THE SEA USED TO BE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - Montana based author's first full-length novel, dealing with the conflicts between development and wilderness. ISBN: 0-395-770157.

    Condition: Near fine in a like dustjacket (appears to be unread, but some signs of handling.)

    Book ID: 32163
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  • VIGILANTES: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Plummer Gang of Outlaws in and about Virginia City, Montana in the early '60's. by Birney, Hoffman, Illustrated by Hargens, Charles
    Birney, Hoffman, Illustrated by Hargens, Charles
    VIGILANTES: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Plummer Gang of Outlaws in and about Virginia City, Montana in the early '60's.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, (1929.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Classic account of one of the most notorious 'outlaw gangs' in the story of the Western frontier - and of the organization - the Montana vigilantes - which brought them down, written in a very readable style, with an emphasis on the personalities of those involved. It is interesting to compare this with the 2004 book by Frederick Allen "A Decent and Orderly Lynching." Illustrated with a frontispiece, 15 photographic plates, a map and drawings by Charles Hargens. 346 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket - a very attractive copy, straight and tight, with a little light toning to the pages and dustjacket, very minor edgewear to the dj - uncommon in dust jacket and especially so in this condition. Original price of $3.50 still present.

    Book ID: 74943
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  • BREAKING CLEAN. by Blunt, Judy.
    Blunt, Judy.
    BREAKING CLEAN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover - The author's first book, a powerful memoir of growing up on a ranch in Montana, of learning to work cattle all day and then getting dinner on the table - and finally of breaking away from this world to find her own identity as a writer. Winner of the 1997 PEN/Jarrod Award for a work in progress and of the 2001 Whiting Writer's Award, this has blurbs by such writers as James Crumley (who calls it 'a magnificent achievement, a book for the ages.'), William Kittredge, James Welch and others. Kirkus Reviews states 'to shoehorn this into mere category or classification is to insult its power. Profound and profoundly moving.' 303 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401318.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28200
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  • Blunt, Judy.
    BREAKING CLEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a powerful memoir of growing up on a ranch in Montana, of learning to work cattle all day and then getting dinner on the table - and finally of breaking away from this world to find her own identity as a writer. Winner of the 1997 PEN/Jarrod Award for a work in progress and of the 2001 Whiting Writer's Award, this has blurbs by such writers as James Crumley (who calls it 'a magnificent achievement, a book for the ages.'), William Kittredge, James Welch and others. Kirkus Reviews states 'to shoehorn this into mere category or classification is to insult its power. Profound and profoundly moving.' 303 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401318.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38903
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  • POINTS WEST. by Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    POINTS WEST.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1928). Hardcover - When his father loses the ranch to foreclosure and kills himself, young Cole Lawson, with nothing but a few horses, sets out to find a way to make his way in the world. Bower, a prolific writer, the author of 68 novels, hid the fact that she was a woman behind initials. She lived on a ranch in Montana herself, and understood the people and land about which she was writing. 326 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in orange cloth with black lettering (some shelf wear), no dj

    Book ID: 68657
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  • LONESOME LAND. by Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    LONESOME LAND.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Triangle Books, (1944) dj. Hardcover - Novel of a young woman from Down East who arrives in Montana with romantic dreams, only to find herself married to an alcoholic and a weakling, and living in a forlorn shack way out in 'lonesome land.' Bower, a prolific writer, the author of 68 novels, hid the fact that she was a woman behind initials. She lived on a ranch in Montana herself, and understood the people and land about which she was writing. 322 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (severe toning to the paper as is common with reprints from this era, edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 63576
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  • TROUBLE RIDES THE WIND. by Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    TROUBLE RIDES THE WIND.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Triangle Books, (1943) dj. Hardcover - Novel originally published in 1935. featuring Chip Bennett of the Flying U. Bower, a prolific writer, the author of 68 novels, hid the fact that she was a woman behind initials. She lived on a ranch in Montana herself, and understood the people and land about which she was writing. 300 pp.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (some toning to the paper as is common with reprints from this era, edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 66751
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  • COW-COUNTRY. by Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    COW-COUNTRY.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1921.). Hardcover - Classic Western fiction - the story of a young man trying to prove himself on the Idaho frontier - by this prolific writer (the author of 68 novels) who hid the fact that she was a woman behind initials. Bower lived on a ranch in Montana herself, and understood the people and land about which she was writing. Frontispiece by Frank Tierney Johnson, 249 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in pale green illustrated boards (gift inscription dated Christmas 1925 on front endpaper.).

    Book ID: 39590
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  • BITTERROOT. by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    BITTERROOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 3rd book in the series featuring attorney and former Texas ranger Billy Bob Holland: in this one, he goes to the Montana Big Sky country for some fishing and ends up helping out an old friend. SIGNED on the title page. 334 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-04832.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77024
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  • BITTERROOT. by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    BITTERROOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - The 3rd book in the series featuring attorney and former Texas ranger Billy Bob Holland: in this one, he goes to the Montana Big Sky country for some fishing and ends up helping out an old friend. ISBN: 0-7432-04832.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 60674
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  • THE LOST GET-BACK BOOGIE. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    THE LOST GET-BACK BOOGIE.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1987.). Although it is hard to believe now, this novel was rejected by many publishers before Louisana State University took it on. A beautifully written account of a man who finally finds some direction in his life. A country and western singer who served two years in Angola for manslaughter, Iry heads west to the Bitteroot ranch of fellow prisoner Buddy Riordan, but he and the Riordan family are caught up in the conflict around a local pulp mill. 241 pp. ISBN: 9780807113349.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57870
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  • NINE BELOW ZERO. by Canty, Kevin.
    Canty, Kevin.
    NINE BELOW ZERO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1999. SIGNED first edition - Second novel (third book) by this highly praised young Western writer. Set in Montana. SIGNED on the title page. 260 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in wrappers (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 13660
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  • NINE BELOW ZERO. by Canty, Kevin.
    Canty, Kevin.
    NINE BELOW ZERO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel (third book) by this highly praised young Western writer. Set in Montana. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from Harry Crews, Rick Bass and Jim Harrison. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-385-491603.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49051
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  • CLINICAL TRIAL. by Christofferson, April.
    Christofferson, April.
    CLINICAL TRIAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A medical thriller set on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana where a vaccine against the hanta virus is being tested. SIGNED on the title page. 333 pp. ISBN: 0-312868995.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, an unread copy.)

    Book ID: 70276
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  • BUSTER MIDNIGHT'S CAFE. by Dallas, Sandra.
    Dallas, Sandra.
    BUSTER MIDNIGHT'S CAFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by several non-fiction books on the American West) - "a wise and sassy narrator, mavelous characters, and a plot that blends Hollywood scandal, lifelong friendship, mystery and romance" - the story of the most famous citizens of Butte, Montana: the Hollywood legend Marion Street and the boxing champion Buster Midnight. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-394-576519.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34124
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  • Doig, Ivan.
    THIS HOUSE OF SKY: Landscapes of a Western Mind.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1979.). Doig's first book, an account of growing up in the rugged Montana wilderness with his restless father and his grandmother. 314 pp. ISBN: 0-15-6899825.

    Condition: Very good (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 42513
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  • Doig, Ivan.
    MOUNTAIN TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Scribner's, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in Seattle, San Francisco, Montana, and Alaska,this novel is the story of a generation, shaped by the sixties, which has reached its time of reckoning, and of a man who must uncover secrets of his past. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-684-83295X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (date written inside front endpaper.).

    Book ID: 35746
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  • Doig, Ivan.
    HEART EARTH: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of his family's move from defense housing in boomtown Arizona to the Montana high country during World War II - based mostly upon letters written by his mother. ISBN: 0-689-121377.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20321
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  • Doig, Ivan.
    HEART EARTH: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of his family's move from defense housing in boomtown Arizona to the Montana high country during World War II - based mostly upon letters written by his mother. SIGNED by the author. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-689-121377.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 30528
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