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  • TAHOE DEATHFALL. by Borg, Todd.
    Borg, Todd.
    TAHOE DEATHFALL.

    Edition: Revised edition.

    South Lake Tahoe, California: Thriller Press, (2001). SIGNED - First mystery featuring ex-cop and detective Owen McKenna (and his Great Dane Spot), and his girlfriend, forensic entomologist Street Casey. SIGNED on the title page with the word "Enjoy." 256 pp. ISBN: 1-931296-111.

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

    Book ID: 72193
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  • TAHOE BLOWUP. by Borg, Todd.
    Borg, Todd.
    TAHOE BLOWUP.

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

    South Lake Tahoe, California: Thriller Press, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - Second mystery featuring ex-cop and detective Owen McKenna and his Great Dane Spot - an arsonist is setting forest fires, and the first one narrowly misses McKenna's cabin. INSCRIBED on title page. "--- A hot tale in the mountains of Tahoe! Enjoy." Winner of the Benjamin Franklin award for best mystery, 319 pp. ISBN: 1-931296-12x.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to upper edge of back cover)

    Book ID: 72206
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  • TAHOE ICE GRAVE. by Borg, Todd.
    Borg, Todd.
    TAHOE ICE GRAVE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original,

    South Lake Tahoe, California: Thriller Press, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Third mystery featuring ex-cop and detective Owen McKenna and his Great Dane Spot. Bibliomystery involving a long-lost manuscript by Mark Twain, reportedly hidden on the Hawaiian island of Kauia in 1866. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's letter. 288 pp. ISBN: 1931296146.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 58376
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  • TAHOE SILENCE. by Borg, Todd.
    Borg, Todd.
    TAHOE SILENCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    South Lake Tahoe, California: Thriller Press, (2007.). First edition - Fifth mystery featuring ex-cop and detective Owen McKenna and his Great Dane Spot. Winner of the Benjamin Franklin award for mystery/suspense. SIGNED on the title page. 352 pp

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

    Book ID: 40036
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  • TAHOE DEATHFALL. by Borg, Todd.
    Borg, Todd.
    TAHOE DEATHFALL.

    Edition: First edition stated, a trade paperback original.

    South Lake Tahoe, California: Thriller Press, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - First mystery featuring ex-cop and detective Owen McKenna (and his Great Dane Spot), and his girlfriend, forensic entomologist Street Casey. SIGNED on the title page. 256 pp. ISBN: 1-931296-111.

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

    Book ID: 42847
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  • TAHOE SILENCE. by Borg, Todd.
    Borg, Todd.
    TAHOE SILENCE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original,

    South Lake Tahoe, California: Thriller Press, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Fifth mystery featuring ex-cop and detective Owen McKenna and his Great Dane Spot. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Benjamin Franklin award for mystery/suspense. 352 pp. ISBN: 9781931296151.

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

    Book ID: 42848
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  • TAHOE HEAT. by Borg, Todd.
    Borg, Todd.
    TAHOE HEAT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original,

    South Lake Tahoe, California: Thriller Press, (2010.). SIGNED first edition - Eighth mystery featuring ex-cop and detective Owen McKenna and his Great Dane Spot. SIGNED on the title page with the word "Enjoy." 288 pp Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 1931296146.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56007
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  • THE PAROWAN BONANZA. by Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    THE PAROWAN BONANZA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1923. Hardcover first edition - Classic Western fiction -a story of the Nevada gold fields - 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, 305 pp. plus 3 pp publisher's ads for other books by Bower.

    Condition: Very good in pale green illustrated boards with dark blue lettering, yellow touches.

    Book ID: 76587
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  • UNCLE SAM AT HOME. by Bridge, James Howard (Harold Brydges)
    Bridge, James Howard (Harold Brydges)
    UNCLE SAM AT HOME.

    Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - Originally published in 1888. Illustrated with small drawings throughout. Commentary on the character of Americans from family life and bonnets to criminals, to Anglomaniacs, and relaxation. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054467.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in gold cloth with burgundy lettering.

    Book ID: 57392
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  • YELLOW PINE BASIN The Story of a Prospector. by Catlin, Henry G.
    Catlin, Henry G.
    YELLOW PINE BASIN The Story of a Prospector.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: George H. Richmond & Co 1897. Hardcover first edition - A novel which follows the adventures of prospectors Bud and Zeb in the California gold fields. Years later, Catlin was involved with the Croesus Mine in Eureka, Nevada -and while this venture might have failed because of crashing silver prices after World War I, his "concept was bold and envisioned a level of automation never before seen in Nevada mining. A two-mile aerial tram to a modern smelter eliminated ore teams and reduced ores on location for direct transport by rail to the main east-west line." iv, 214 pp. Top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with an illustrated binding with gilt lettering designed by Alice Morse (some foxing to the endpapers, not affecting the text.)

    Book ID: 76340
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  • BACON, BEANS, AND GALANTINES: Food and Foodways on the Western Mining Frontier. by Conlin, Joseph R.
    Conlin, Joseph R.
    BACON, BEANS, AND GALANTINES: Food and Foodways on the Western Mining Frontier.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reno & Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating, entertaining and scholarly look at this important, but often neglected, aspect of social history. While the book focuses on the California gold rush of 49 and the Nevada mines in the early 1900's much more is covered - including nutrition on the Overland trail, restaurants in the mining towns, etc. Much of the material is based on early diaries. Profusely illustrated. Index, bibliography. 246 pages.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15703
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  • GIRL OF THE DESERT, The Life and Writings of One of the Most Extraordinary Women in America Today. by Cranford, Florence.
    Cranford, Florence.
    GIRL OF THE DESERT, The Life and Writings of One of the Most Extraordinary Women in America Today.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Greenwich Book Publishers, (1961) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of her years in the West - born in South Dakota, she moved to Nevada where she spent 5 years hunting and trapping and ranching. She became a prominent livestock rancher, but went bankrupt during the Depression of 1935, so she moved to California and then to Alaska where she spent 10 years on the frontier. INSCRIBED on the half title page by the author. Illustrated with photographs. 134 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (a few spots of foxing to the endpapers, some rubbing to the dj, sunning to the spine.)

    Book ID: 66223
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  • ABOUT A MOUNTAIN. by D'Agata, John.
    D'Agata, John.
    ABOUT A MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief but provocative collection of essays, triggered by a move to Las Vegas one summer: D'Agata "begins to follow a story about the federal governmentÕs plan to store high-level nuclear waste at a place called Yucca Mountain, a desert range near the city of Las Vegas" and winds up with a re-examination of the future of human life. Notes. 236 pp. ISBN: 978-0393068184.

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

    Book ID: 66415
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  • AREA 51: THE DREAMLAND CHRONICLES. by Darlington, David.
    Darlington, David.
    AREA 51: THE DREAMLAND CHRONICLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The legend of America's most secret military base and the stories of those who try to pierce the secrecy - "Area 51, Dreamland, Groom Lake, the Ranch, the Box--all these names refer to the top-secret research installation, located 100 miles north of Las Vegas, that has prompted speculations about captured alien spacecraft and hidden bodies of extraterrestrial beings." Check it out for yourself - go to Rachel, Nevada and grab a beer or a burger at the A-le-inn. SIGNED on a preliminary page. Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography, index. 281 pp. ISBN: 0-805047778.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67703
    Keywords: Military, nevada, test site, ufos
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  • De Vries, Clare.
    I & CLAUDIUS: Travels With My Cat.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Bloomsbury, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of the adventures of an intrepid young woman and her 19 year old cat who take a road trip accross the US. Color photographs. Map endpapers. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-58234-0544.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 28150
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  • Douglass, Jack (as told to William A. Douglass)
    TAP DANCING ON ICE: the Life and Times of a Nevada Gaming Pioneer

    Edition: First printing.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Oral History Program, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the early days of Nevada gaming - the home-grown variety which sprung up in the small mining towns after gambling was legalized in 1931. Douglass, who recounted his story to his son, a professor involved in Reno's oral history program, began his career in Tonopah in the 1930's and eventually wound up as owner of the Cal-Neva, so his story spans the development from the simple slot machines (his primary business was the Nevada Novelty Company) to the growth of the large casinos. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 10 black and white photographs, notes, index. xvi, 255 pp. ISBN: 1-564753735.

    Condition: SIGNED by both authors on the half title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32813
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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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  • COMSTOCK BONANZA: Western Americana of J. Ross Browne, Mark Twain, Sam Davis, Bret Harte, James W. Gally, Dan de Quille, Joseph T. Goodman and Fred Hart. by Emrich, Duncan, editor.
    Emrich, Duncan, editor.
    COMSTOCK BONANZA: Western Americana of J. Ross Browne, Mark Twain, Sam Davis, Bret Harte, James W. Gally, Dan de Quille, Joseph T. Goodman and Fred Hart.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Vanguard, (1950). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A selection from the writings of J. Ross Browne, Mark Twain, Sam Davis, Bret Harte, James W. Gally, Dan de Quille, Joseph T. Goodman and Fred Hart - all of whom spent time in the Comstock area of Nevada. Selected and edited by Emrich Duncan, the chief of the Folklore Section at the Library of Congress, who has written a brief biographical introduction to each author's works.SIGNED by Emrich on the page following the title page with the words "The Bucket of Blood in the Comstock." 363 pp.

    Condition: Good only in silver (tear to side of spine), no dust jacket. Uncommon signed

    Book ID: 69250
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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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  • THE DISCRETIONIST. by Hawvermale, Lance.
    Hawvermale, Lance.
    THE DISCRETIONIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Five Star / Gale, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - Unusual thriller set in Las Vegas and the desert around it, featuring a black limousine driver, the son of a cop, brain-damaged in an accidental shooting, and a young woman who came to Vegas to make it big as a dancer. "Limousine driver Micah Donovan prides himself on his discretion. Regardless of what transpires in the back of his car every night, he keeps his eyes on the road and his heart so far away that he can no longer reach it. But something's different tonight in Las Vegas. The driver's wealthy client, Austin Savlodar, is the malicious son of an imprisoned gangster." 338 pp. ISBN: 978-1432828660.

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

    Book ID: 72468
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  • MUSTANG: Wild Spirit of the West. by Henry, Marguerite (Robert Lougheed, illustrator).
    Henry, Marguerite (Robert Lougheed, illustrator).
    MUSTANG: Wild Spirit of the West.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Chicago: Rand McNally, (1966.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Written for older children this is the true story of Velma Ione Bronn Johnston (1912-1977) - "Wild Horse Annie" - and her fight to save the mustangs from slaughter - and to establish refuges for them, not just in her state of Nevada but across the West. Illustrated in both full color (including some 2 page spreads) and with black and white drawings by Robert Lougheed

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 54958
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  • DEATH VALLEY SCOTTY TOLD ME - by Houston, Eleanor Jordan,
    Houston, Eleanor Jordan,
    DEATH VALLEY SCOTTY TOLD ME -

    Edition: Later printing.

    Death Valley, California: Death Valley Natural History Association, (1985, c. 1954.). From the author's preface:" Death Valley Scotty is a legend - one of the few who became legends while they lived. To the author and others who knew him, he was a very real, forceful and unique personality. Even in his eighties, he could hold a group spellbound with his tall tales, his individual phrasing and his ability to puncture a stuffed shirt with a few vivid words. Yet he never capitalized on his exploits, and he never hurt anyone, even those who called him a faker and harder names." Although basically a con-man, Scotty did not build and never owned the incredible edifice called Scotty's Castle in…

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    Death Valley, California: Death Valley Natural History Association, (1985, c. 1954.). From the author's preface:" Death Valley Scotty is a legend - one of the few who became legends while they lived. To the author and others who knew him, he was a very real, forceful and unique personality. Even in his eighties, he could hold a group spellbound with his tall tales, his individual phrasing and his ability to puncture a stuffed shirt with a few vivid words. Yet he never capitalized on his exploits, and he never hurt anyone, even those who called him a faker and harder names." Although basically a con-man, Scotty did not build and never owned the incredible edifice called Scotty's Castle in a remote canyon in northern Death Valley, California, although it was his home for many years - and his story is inextricably entwined with this desert oasis. Illustrated with photographs. 127 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in cream colored wrappers with a photograph of Scotty on the front cover.

    Book ID: 42071
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  • THE LAKE OF THE SKY: Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras of California and Nevada. Its History, Indians, Discovery By Fremont, Legendary Lore, Various Namings, etc. by James, George Wharton
    James, George Wharton
    THE LAKE OF THE SKY: Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras of California and Nevada. Its History, Indians, Discovery By Fremont, Legendary Lore, Various Namings, etc.

    Edition: First thus.

    Chicago: The Charles T. Powner Co., 1956. dj. Hardcover - Reissue of the 1915 edition with a new foreword by the Rt. Rev. Noel Porter, describing some of the changes that have affected Lake Tahoe but saying that this is still the best guide to the unchanging aspects - the history, geology, etc . Includes many new photographs, showing the area around Lake Tahoe in the 1950's (the newer photos are at the front, the historical photographs from the original edition are in a section following the index. xlvi, 414 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine condition in blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine in a poor dustjacket (missing the front flap, staining on front cover, chipping to all edges.)

    Book ID: 38971
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  • WILD HORSE ANNIE: Velma Johnston and Her Fight to Save the Mustangs by [Johnston, Velma Ione Bronn 1912-1977] Kania, Alan J.
    [Johnston, Velma Ione Bronn 1912-1977] Kania, Alan J.
    WILD HORSE ANNIE: Velma Johnston and Her Fight to Save the Mustangs

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Reno & Las Vegas, NV: University of Nevada Press, (2012). First edition - An account of Annie Johnston - "Wild Horse Annie" - twenty-seven year fight to save the mustangs from slaughter - and to establish refuges for them, not just in her state of Nevada but across the West. Although it seemed like she had succeeded when Congress passed the Wild Free Horse and Burro Act in 1971, and the Supreme Court upheld it, there have been many setbacks since - both legislative and bureaucratic. Still, without the efforts of this shy Nevada horsewife, there would probably not be any mustangs in the wild at all. Illustrated with photographs. Notes. xiv, 212 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64150
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  • Kuhlken, Ken.
    MIDHEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1980.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this mystery writer, set in the Tahoe region of California and Nevada, a story of an 18 year old girl and the conflicts between the serenity of the Sierras and the lure of the casinos. SIGNED on title page. 265 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, although tight and clean, in a laminated dj.

    Book ID: 16029
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  • Lauck, Jennifer.
    BLACKBIRD: A Childhood Lost.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pocket Books, 2000. A highly praised memoir of the author's look at her childhood in Carson City Nevada until it was devastated by the fatal illness of her mother.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 20889
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  • Lauck, Jennifer.
    BLACKBIRD: A Childhood Lost.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (2000.) dj. Hardcover - A highly praised memoir of the author's look at her childhood in Carson City, Nevada until it was devastated by the fatal illness of her mother. 406 pp. ISBN: 0-671-042556.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39847
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  • Lauck, Jennifer.
    BLACKBIRD: A Childhood Lost.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pocket Books, 2000. A highly praised memoir of the author's look at her childhood in Carson City Nevada until it was devastated by the fatal illness of her mother.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (small crease on corner)

    Book ID: 19107
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  • SAUCER EYES: A Story of Becoming in Hard Rock Mining Country. by Laucks, Eulah Croson.
    Laucks, Eulah Croson.
    SAUCER EYES: A Story of Becoming in Hard Rock Mining Country.

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

    Santa Barbara: Fithian Press, 1996. First edition - Cover praise from Harry Ashmore ("Laucks sets forth an unfolding view of the hard-scrabble community situated atop the Comstock Lode in Nevada - a far place populated by rough and ready miners lured by glittering prospects that never panned out for her father.. a uniquely revealing perspective on the last days of the waning American frontier") and Wendell Berry ("a little nugget of a book,, it wastes not a word and undervalues nothing.") Photographs, 95 pp. ISBN: 1-564741532.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, and tape reinforcement to the edges. A good reading copy.

    Book ID: 37944
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  • SWEET PROMISED LAND. by Laxalt, Robert.
    Laxalt, Robert.
    SWEET PROMISED LAND.

    Edition: First thus.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, (1986.) dj. Hardcover - A handsome new edition of this book originally published in 1957, which has become a classic in the field of immigrant literature. This is an account of the author;s father, a Basque sheepherder raised on the Pyrenees in France, who came to the Sierras in Nevada as a young man, and who fifty years later returned to his home in the Basque country, only to discover that Nevada had become his real home. A title in the Basque series with a new foreword by William O. Douglas, the general editor of the series. Frontispiece by George Carlson. xx, 176 pp. ISBN: 0-87417-1148.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52403
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