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  • WILD RIDES AND WILDFLOWERS: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes. by Abbott, Scott and Sam Rushforth.
    Abbott, Scott and Sam Rushforth.
    WILD RIDES AND WILDFLOWERS: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Salt Lake City: Torrey House Press, (2014). First edition - Two professors set out to ride the Great Western Trail on Mt Timpanogos in Utah on their mountain bikes in every season, noting the changes from month to month and year to year, but this book becomes much more than a simple look at wildflowers. 355 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69001
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  • DEAD DRY. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    DEAD DRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Tenth mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen. 306 pp,. ISBN: 0-312-342527.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46308
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  • FAULT LINE. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    FAULT LINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen, set in Salt Lake City on the eve of the Olympics. INSCRIBED on the title page "To - - with thanks." Author's note. 307 pp,. ISBN: 0-312-253508.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket. (name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 56185
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  • AN EYE FOR GOLD. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    AN EYE FOR GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen, set mostly in the Nevada desert around Lovelock. INSCRIBED on the title page. Author's note. 387 pp,. ISBN: 0-312-253494.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51364
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  • BONE HUNTER. by Andrews, Sarah
    Andrews, Sarah
    BONE HUNTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen, set at a paleontology conference in Utah. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-312-203810.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61072
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  • THE WILD BUNCH AT ROBBER'S ROOST. by Baker, Pearl.
    Baker, Pearl.
    THE WILD BUNCH AT ROBBER'S ROOST.

    Edition: First thus (Completely revised and certain new material added by the author.)

    New York: Abelard-Schuman, (1971.). Hardcover - The story of the outlaws who found sanctuary in the high desert canyon county of southeastern Utah - especially Butch Cassidy and his gang. Illustrated with many photographs, map endpapers. Index. 224 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in cream cloth with green lettering, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48850
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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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  • Bills, Greg.
    CONSIDER THIS HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a young woman who returns with her 6 year old son to the small town in Utah where she grew up, and to the web of family friction and strict Mormon customs. Long blurb on cover from Tony Kushner, who called this a "wonderful exciting novel... the writing is fierce, funny, smart, observant, and at times very sexy." 318 pp. ISBN: 0-671798731.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26689
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  • Bills, Greg.
    CONSIDER THIS HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a young woman who returns with her 6 year old son to the small town in Utah where she grew up, and to the web of family friction and strict Mormon customs. Long blurb on cover from Tony Kushner, who called this a "wonderful exciting novel... the writing is fierce, funny, smart, observant, and at times very sexy." 318 pp. ISBN: 0-671798731.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's card laid in.

    Book ID: 36482
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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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  • THE KING'S ENGLISH: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller. by Burton, Betsy.
    Burton, Betsy.
    THE KING'S ENGLISH: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, (2005). First edition - A history of a small independent bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah, and much more. Includes reflections on books, and bookselling, book lists, accounts of author events. Illustrated with photographs. 302 pp. ISBN: 1423601246.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps.

    Book ID: 61223
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  • THE KING'S ENGLISH: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller. by Burton, Betsy.
    Burton, Betsy.
    THE KING'S ENGLISH: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, (2005). SIGNED first edition - A history of a small independent bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah, and much more. Includes reflections on books, and bookselling, book lists, accounts of author events. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED on the title page. 302 pp. ISBN: 1423601246.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps.

    Book ID: 63118
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  • PRISONER FOR POLYGAMY: The Memoirs and Letters of Rudger Clawson at the Utah Territorial Penitentiary, 1884-87. by [Clawson, Rudger, 1857-1943] Larson, Stan, editor.
    [Clawson, Rudger, 1857-1943] Larson, Stan, editor.
    PRISONER FOR POLYGAMY: The Memoirs and Letters of Rudger Clawson at the Utah Territorial Penitentiary, 1884-87.

    Edition: First printing.

    Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of the prison memoirs and letters of Rudger Clawson, the first Mormon convicted of violating the Edmunds Law of 1882. "His memoirs of three years as a "cohab" in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary are published here for the first time. They reflect the pride Mormon polygamists felt at being "prisoners for conscience sake," and they include discussions of Mormon doctrines, accounts of daring prison escapes, details of prison life, and the sense of a husband's frustration at being separated from his plural wife. Clawson's memoirs highlight his ability as a storyteller and, in passages dealing with his feelings about African-American prison inmates, confirm his racist…

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    Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of the prison memoirs and letters of Rudger Clawson, the first Mormon convicted of violating the Edmunds Law of 1882. "His memoirs of three years as a "cohab" in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary are published here for the first time. They reflect the pride Mormon polygamists felt at being "prisoners for conscience sake," and they include discussions of Mormon doctrines, accounts of daring prison escapes, details of prison life, and the sense of a husband's frustration at being separated from his plural wife. Clawson's memoirs highlight his ability as a storyteller and, in passages dealing with his feelings about African-American prison inmates, confirm his racist attitudes." Also included is a selection of his letters to his plural wife, Lydia; appendixes containing Clawson's 1884 prison journal, lists of Mormon polygamists imprisoned in the Utah Penitentiary and of Clawson's families; and a bibliography of various diaries, journals, and autobiographies of Mormon polygamists held in the Utah prison. Index. 256 pp. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. ISBN: 0-252018613.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 75897
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  • RED ROCK EDEN: Story of Fruita, One of Mormon Country's Most Isolated Settlements. by Davidson, George E.
    Davidson, George E.
    RED ROCK EDEN: Story of Fruita, One of Mormon Country's Most Isolated Settlements.

    Torrey, UT: Capitol Reef Natural History Association, (1986). "The little community called Fruita, never more than ten families, found itself deep inside Capitol Reef National Monument after a Presidential proclamation in 1937." Illustrated throughout with photographs, map. A title in the Man in the Waterpocket Fold Series. 63 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated burgundy stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 69831
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  • DEATH TRAIN TO BOSTON. by Day, Dianne
    Day, Dianne
    DEATH TRAIN TO BOSTON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 5th Fremont Jones historical mystery, this one involving an undercover assignment on the Southern Pacific Railroad, and life in early 20th century Utah among the Mormons. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. ISBN: 0-385-48609X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59683
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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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  • THE NATURAL WEST: Environmental History in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. by Flores, Dan.
    Flores, Dan.
    THE NATURAL WEST: Environmental History in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (2001). First edition - A book which asserts that "Western Environmental history cannot be explained by examining place, culture, or policy alone, but should be understood within the context a universal human nature." Photographs and illustrations throughout book. Notes , bibliography, 272 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed tan wrappers.

    Book ID: 59630
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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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  • FAMILY ATTRACTIONS. by Freeman, Judith.
    Freeman, Judith.
    FAMILY ATTRACTIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a collection of short stories, with praise from such writers as Ivan Doig and Alice Adams. Several of the stories are set in Mormon Utah, where the author was born and raised. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-670-82108X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2828
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  • FAMILY ATTRACTIONS. by Freeman, Judith.
    Freeman, Judith.
    FAMILY ATTRACTIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first book, a collection of short stories, with praise from such writers as Ivan Doig and Alice Adams. Several of the stories are set in Mormon Utah, where the author was born and raised. INSCRIBED on the title page "To -- best wishes" 227 pp. ISBN: 0-670-82108X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55071
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  • BRIGHAM'S DAY. by Gates, John.
    Gates, John.
    BRIGHAM'S DAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A historical thriller, based on the events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The author's first novel, this introduces attorney Brigham Bybee. 187 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-33441.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48750
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  • Huffaker, Clair.
    ONE TIME, I SAW MORNING COME HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - A poignantly moving story of HuffakerÕs parents, a young couple growing up in a small Utah town. A suprisingly uncommon title by this very popular Western writer.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (dj- edge wear)

    Book ID: 13188
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  • THE GREAT REMINDER. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    THE GREAT REMINDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon and ex-pro football player detective, Moroni Traveler. Set in Salt Lake City and Utah, this finds him investigating the disappearance of a German prisoner-of-war fifty years earlier. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-312-093020.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72665
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  • THE HOSANNA SHOUT by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    THE HOSANNA SHOUT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon detective, Moroni Traveler. Set in Salt Lake City and a dying small Utah copper- mining town. Dustjacket praise from fellow Utah writer Wallace Stegner: "He's got the touch.". ISBN: 0-312-114184.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72914
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  • CALLED HOME. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    CALLED HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon detective, Moroni Traveler, who is asked to investigate the apparent suicide of a young wife.. Set in Salt Lake City, Utah. As usual, the church elders don't want Moroni anywhere near the case. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-312-093020.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72915
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  • PILLAR OF FIRE. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    PILLAR OF FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon detective, Moroni Traveler. His investigation of a faith healer takes him to the desolate southwestern corner of Utah, commonly known as cult country. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-312-135882.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72916
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  • THE SPOKEN WORD. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    THE SPOKEN WORD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon detective, Moroni Traveler, set in Salt Lake City and Utah. Laid in is a photocopy of a review which calls this "another strong entry in a remarkable series." 229 pp. ISBN: 0-312-078412.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72917
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  • THE ANGEL'S SHARE. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    THE ANGEL'S SHARE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon and ex-pro football player detective, Moroni Traveler. Set in Salt Lake City. 202 pp. ISBN: 0-312-028628.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71982
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  • BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing the ex-Mormon and ex-pro football player detective, Moroni Traveler. Set in Salt Lake City.185 pp. ISBN: 0-396-09337x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71983
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  • GONE TO GLORY. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    GONE TO GLORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon and ex-pro football player detective, Moroni Traveler. Set in Salt Lake City and Utah, and demonstrating that The Traveler still isn't following his father's advice "Never stick your nose in Church business." 231 pp. ISBN: 0-312-04321x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (short closed tear to bottom edge of dj).

    Book ID: 71984
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