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  • Aggeler, Geoff.
    CONFESSIONS OF JOHNNY RINGO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a fictional - but historically accurate - memoir of Johnny Ringo, guerrilla and outlaw. While the facts documented about Ringo are slight, it is possible that he rode with Quantrill's Raiders during the Civil War and met the Earps there. Interesting book. ISBN: 0-525-245197.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 24121
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  • LAST TRAIN TO BANNOCK. by Albert, Marvin.
    Albert, Marvin.
    LAST TRAIN TO BANNOCK.

    Edition: First thus- a pocket paperback.

    New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, (1989). A Gold Medal classic Western. "Clayburn would need all his wits and a lot of bullets- to get this wagon train through. First a stretch of desert, then the badlands, and after that mountains just crawling with Apache war parties -that was the trail to the gold rush town of Bannock. And if the early snows didn't stop Clayburn; Adler intended to."136 pp. ISBN: 0-449-133834.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 70363
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  • Barton, Wayne.
    RETURN TO PHANTOM HILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - After the Civil War, a former Union soldier tries to start a ranch in a West Texas area filled with Confederate veterans. The author's second novel, a Double D Western. ISBN: 0-385-184131.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder spray.)

    Book ID: 25304
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  • THE BARRIER. by Beach, Rex (1877-1949)
    Beach, Rex (1877-1949)
    THE BARRIER.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1908. Hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, set in Alaska during the time of the Klondike gold rush. Illustrated with a tinted frontispiece with a tissue guard and 5 inserted tinted plates by Denman Fink. Basis for three silent films - the first starring Mabel Scott and Russell Simpson, directed by Edgar Lewis in 1913 and the last in 1926 with Lionel Barrymore. 310 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated brown cloth (missing final illustration, name on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76553
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  • HEART OF THE SUNSET. by Beach, Rex (1877-1949)
    Beach, Rex (1877-1949)
    HEART OF THE SUNSET.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1915) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although best known for his books set in the far North, this novel of adventure, romance and humor is set on the Texas-Mexican border. Basis for the 1918 Frank Powell silent cowboy western ("Rex Beach's Epic Drama of the Great American West") starring Anna Q. Nilsson, Herbert Heyes, Robert Taber, and E.L. Fernandez. Illustrated with a full-color frontispiece and eight glossy black and white plates by M. Stockton Mulford (the dust jacket repeats the art on the frontispiece.) "Published September, 1915", H-P code at copyright page (indicating an actual printing in August 1915). 356 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket - the front cover of the book, with a cowboy in silhouette against a gold heart is bright and beautiful, but the spine of the book is faded where the dust jacket is missing approximately 3 inches at the bottom of the spine (other edgewear to the dj) Despite the flaws in the dj, this is very uncommon in the first edition in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69266
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  • HICKORY JACK: The Wild Man of the Woods: Beadle's Frontier Series, #69. by [Beadle's Frontier Series] Carleton, Capt Latham C.
    [Beadle's Frontier Series] Carleton, Capt Latham C.
    HICKORY JACK: The Wild Man of the Woods: Beadle's Frontier Series, #69.

    Edition: Digest sized paperback.

    Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, (c 1909). One of a series of 100 titles in Beadle's Frontier Series of dime novel paperbacks. Coverful front cover illustration. 100 pp.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated covers - some wear to covers, significant toning to pages.

    Book ID: 88227
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  • OLD ZEKE or the Wild Hunter of the Rocky Mountains : Beadle's Frontier Series, #96. by [Beadle's Frontier Series] Fletcher Samuel .
    [Beadle's Frontier Series] Fletcher Samuel .
    OLD ZEKE or the Wild Hunter of the Rocky Mountains : Beadle's Frontier Series, #96.

    Edition: Digest sized paperback, later printing.

    Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, (c 1909). One of a series of 100 titles in Beadle's Frontier Series of dime novel paperbacks. Coverful front cover illustration. 100 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated covers - front cover almost detached. some wear to covers, significant toning to pages.

    Book ID: 88231
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  • DEADWOOD DICK JR. Or the Sign of the Crimson Crescent: Beadle's Frontier Series, #28. by [Beadle's Frontier Series] Wheeler, Edward L.
    [Beadle's Frontier Series] Wheeler, Edward L.
    DEADWOOD DICK JR. Or the Sign of the Crimson Crescent: Beadle's Frontier Series, #28.

    Edition: Digest sized paperback, later printing.

    Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, (c 1886). One of a series of 100 titles in Beadle's Frontier Series of dime novel paperbacks. Coverful front cover illustration. 100 pp.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated covers - some wear to covers, significant toning to pages.

    Book ID: 88228
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  • BIG BRAVE, SCOUT OF THE MOHAWK: A Story of the French-Indian War. : Beadle's Frontier Series, #48. by [Beadle's Frontier Series] Wilton, Mark.
    [Beadle's Frontier Series] Wilton, Mark.
    BIG BRAVE, SCOUT OF THE MOHAWK: A Story of the French-Indian War. : Beadle's Frontier Series, #48.

    Edition: Digest sized paperback, later printing.

    Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, (c 1909). One of a series of 100 titles in Beadle's Frontier Series of dime novel paperbacks. Coverful front cover illustration. 100 pp.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated covers - some wear to covers, significant toning to pages.

    Book ID: 88229
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  • HANGMAN'S LEGACY. by Bean, Frederic.
    Bean, Frederic.
    HANGMAN'S LEGACY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A letter discovered in the boot of a stranger hanging from a tree on the isolated Barclay Ranch on the Rio Grande, leads foreman Hobart Shedd, Tip Giles, and the other cowboys on a quest for stolen bank loot. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-802741177.

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

    Book ID: 83584
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  • Bindloss, Harold (1866-1945)
    PARTNERS OF THE OUT-TRAIL (original title: Dearham's Inheritance.)

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1919.). Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the Canadian Northwest - in British Columbia - by this prolific English writer, originally published in the U.K. under the title 'Dearham's Inheritance.' Glossy frontispiece. 344 pp.

    Condition: Very good condition in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, gilt illustration on front cover.

    Book ID: 25343
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  • RIGHT OF WAY. by Bindloss, Harold (1866-1945)
    Bindloss, Harold (1866-1945)
    RIGHT OF WAY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1932.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the Cumberland moors - by this prolific English writer who set most of his novels in Canada. Follows the adventures of young Ted Prescott who has left his factory in Canada for a time. 326 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (some minor edgewear, but overall a bright and strikingly attractive dust jacket.) .

    Book ID: 57091
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  • GRIM JOURNEY. by Birney, Hoffman.
    Birney, Hoffman.
    GRIM JOURNEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1934. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized account of one of the most tragic episodes of the Overland Trail: "The story of the adventures of the emigrating company Known as the Donner Party, which, in the year 1846, vrossed the plains from Independence, Missouri, to California. With an account of their sufferings upon the desert of the Great Salt Lake and their final tragic fate when many suffered death on the headwaters of the Truckee River in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The narrative from the lips of a survivor, Mr. Eddy, late of Illinois, who lost wife and children by a horrible fate, and who participated in the rescue of his late…

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    New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1934. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized account of one of the most tragic episodes of the Overland Trail: "The story of the adventures of the emigrating company Known as the Donner Party, which, in the year 1846, vrossed the plains from Independence, Missouri, to California. With an account of their sufferings upon the desert of the Great Salt Lake and their final tragic fate when many suffered death on the headwaters of the Truckee River in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The narrative from the lips of a survivor, Mr. Eddy, late of Illinois, who lost wife and children by a horrible fate, and who participated in the rescue of his late companions of the migration." Includes the four page "Roll of the Donner Party." Author's note. vii, 275 pp. Map endpapers.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (price-clipped) - uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 78789
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  • THE LUCK OF LOST CANYON. by Blasingame, C. M. [Clara]
    Blasingame, C. M. [Clara]
    THE LUCK OF LOST CANYON.

    Edition: First edition.

    Denver: Bell Publications, (1954.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel based on the author's own experiences raising and racing Quarter Horses in South Dakota and northern California at the Dixie Valley Ranch in the foothills of Mount Lassen.INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the author. Edited by Marya Tze Caraman. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. vii, 179 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (Offsetting to the endpapers, light edgewear to the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 54377
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  • BEAUTY FOR ASHES. by Blevins, Win.
    Blevins, Win.
    BEAUTY FOR ASHES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates / Forge, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Novel of the Mountain Men, second book in the Rendezvous series. Set in the Rocky Mountain West in the 1820Õs this is peopled both by fictional and real characters, including the black mountain man Jim Beckwourth. Dustjacket praise from Dee Brown, Tony Hillerman (who said 'Blevins has long since won his place among the Wests' very best.') and others. Author's note. 380 pp. Dust jacket painting by John Thompson. ISBN: 0-765-305747.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53580
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  • SO WILD A DREAM. by Blevins, Win.
    Blevins, Win.
    SO WILD A DREAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates / Forge, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Novel of the Mountain Men and fur trappers, set in the Great Plains and the remote West in the 1820s this is peopled both by fictional and real characters, including Captain William Clark and Jedediah Smith. SIGNED on the title page. Includes a reading list and sources for this novel. 395 pp. Dust jacket painting by John Thompson. ISBN: 0-765-305739.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but one corner of dj slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 70278
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  • Blevins, Win.
    BEAUTY FOR ASHES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates / Forge, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Novel of the Mountain Men, second book in the Rendezvous series. Set in the Rocky Mountain West in the 1820Õs this is peopled both by fictional and real characters, including the black mountain man Jim Beckwourth. Dustjacket praise from Dee Brown, Tony Hillerman (who said 'Blevins has long since won his place among the Wests' very best.') and others. Dust jacket painting by John Thompson. ISBN: 0-762-305747.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the title page 'For .... , a story of love and adventure.' Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 32681
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  • Blevins, Win.
    BEAUTY FOR ASHES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates / Forge, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Novel of the Mountain Men, second book in the Rendezvous series. Set in the Rocky Mountain West in the 1820Õs this is peopled both by fictional and real characters, including the black mountain man Jim Beckwourth. Dustjacket praise from Dee Brown, Tony Hillerman (who said 'Blevins has long since won his place among the Wests' very best.') and others. Dust jacket painting by John Thompson. ISBN: 0-765-305747.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the title page 'For .... , an adventure.' Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 35441
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  • STONE SONG: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse. by Blevins, Win.
    Blevins, Win.
    STONE SONG: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Double page map, historical note, glossary of Lakota words, phrases and Lakota place names, selected reading. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-312-855672.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 43089
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  • BEGINNER'S LUCK: The Pecos Kid #1. by Bodine, Jack (pseudonym of Len Levinson)
    Bodine, Jack (pseudonym of Len Levinson)
    BEGINNER'S LUCK: The Pecos Kid #1.

    Edition: First thus- a pocket paperback.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1992). First edition - "Bastard son of an outlaw and a whore, Duane Braddock was raised in a monastery, and at 17, can't ride a horse, shoot a gun, and is defenseless against warm whiskey, wanton women, and screaming lead. But before the week is out, Duane is feared by every gunman in the county as the notorious 'Pecos Kid'." Cover art By Paul Bachem. 264 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 0-061005088.

    Condition: Good overall (light crease on spine and some spine slant, usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 70394
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  • LOOKING AFTER LILY. by Bonner, Cindy.
    Bonner, Cindy.
    LOOKING AFTER LILY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel, set in 1880s Texas, sequel to Lily. Lily is not pregnant, and her outlaw lover is trying to reform. SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 1565120450.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52848
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  • Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    THE FLYING U'S LAST STAND

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, c.1916. dj. Early edition of this Western classic set in the ranch country of Montana.

    Condition: Very good in green illustrated cloth covered boards in a good dustjacket (wear at ends of spine with the loss of about 1/4 " at bottom, 1/2"a t top, gift inscription dated Dec 25, 1918 on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 8209
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  • THE FLYING U STRIKES. by Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    THE FLYING U STRIKES.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Triangle Books, (1942, c.1933. dj. Hardcover - Western novel set in the ranch country of Montana. 304 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in pale orange boards (usual rather severe toning to the pages) in a poor dust jacket, missing the bottom half of the rear cover)

    Book ID: 76895
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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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  • THE PHANTOM HERD. by Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    THE PHANTOM HERD.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1916.). Hardcover - Lucky Lindsay, former ranch-hand and now involved with a moving-picture company wants to make authentic films of the disappearing West.. Foreword by Bower states: 'For the accuraacy of certain parts of this story which deal most intimately with the business of making motion pictures, I am indebted to Buck Connor, whose name is a sufficient guarantee that all techinical points are correct.'.Frontispiece by Monte Crews. 325 pp.

    Condition: Very good- in tan illustrated boards (missing front endpaper, but otherwise tight and clean.).

    Book ID: 44483
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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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  • 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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  • MORGETTE ON THE BARBARY COAST. by Boyer, G. (Glenn) G.
    Boyer, G. (Glenn) G.
    MORGETTE ON THE BARBARY COAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third book in this series of Western adventure novels. "Pursuing his old nemesis, Forrest Twead, Dolf Morgette leaves Alaska for the unsavory Barbary Coast of California, where he is hired by the powerful, wealthy Will Alexander as security chief." 178 pp. ISBN: 0-802740332.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 75428
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  • Brand, Max [Faust, Frederick Schiller], edited by Robert and Jane Easton.
    THE COLLECTED STORIES OF MAX BRAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of 18 of the best of Brand's short stories (from the over 900 he published), including several westerns, the story which introduced Dr. Kildare, a spy story, etc. Edited and with prefaces to each story by Robert and Jane Easton. Introduction by William Bloodworth. 342 pages. ISBN: 0-8032-12445.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20157
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  • THE NOTEBOOKS AND POEMS OF "MAX BRAND" by [Brand, Max] Frederick Faust; edited by John Schoolcroft.
    [Brand, Max] Frederick Faust; edited by John Schoolcroft.
    THE NOTEBOOKS AND POEMS OF "MAX BRAND"

    Edition: First printing. A numbered, limited edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1957. Hardcover first edition - Using the pen name of Max Brand (and about 20 other pseudonyms), Frederick Faust became one of the best known and most prolific writers of Western fiction. He was killed in action in Italy in 1944 while serving as war correspondent with the American army. Frontispiece portrait. Introduction. One of 750 individually numbered copies. 138 pp.

    Condition: Fine in dark blue cloth spine with gilt lettering over light blue boards in a near fine dark blue slipcase and a slightly chipped, but still intact original glassine wrapper.

    Book ID: 58586
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