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  • THE REAL BOOK ABOUT THE MOUNTIES. by Block, Irvin.
    Block, Irvin.
    THE REAL BOOK ABOUT THE MOUNTIES.

    Edition: First edition, stated.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police written for older children and based on official records. The force was founded in 1874 to bring law and order to Canada's wild northwest frontier and had two mottoes - 'Uphold the Law' and 'Get Your Man.' Among the stories are those of Jerry Potts and Ernest Cashel. This also includes stories of the dogs who were trained to work with the Mounties. Illustrated by C. L. Hartman. A title in the Real Books series edited by Helen Hoke. Index. 183 pp. Dust jacket art by Manning De V. Lee.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some wear to the corners, closed tear to dj, original price of 1.25 on dj flap)

    Book ID: 89662
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  • Eckert, Allan W.
    THE WILDERNESS EMPIRE: A Narrative.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1969. dj. Hardcover - An epic account of the story of the French and Indian war, based only on historical events and people and gathered from letters, diaries and newspaper accounts of the day. The second volume in his series 'The Winning of America.' Includes maps, extensive notes, sources, index. Map endpapers. 653 pages. ISBN: 0-553-208756.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Bound in dark red cloth, attractive dj with a wraparound illustration, price-clipped.

    Book ID: 25532
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  • Eckert, Allan W.
    THE WILDERNESS EMPIRE: A Narrative.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1969. dj. Hardcover - An epic account of the story of the French and Indian war, based only on historical events and people and gathered from letters, diaries and newspaper accounts of the day. The second volume in his series 'The Winning of America.' Includes maps, extensive notes, sources, index. Map endpapers. 653 pages. ISBN: 0-553-208756.

    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket (short closed tear on fold of dj flap.)

    Book ID: 25533
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  • Eckert, Allan W.
    THE WILDERNESS WAR: Narratives of America, Book IV.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Bantam, 1982. An epic novel of the story of the Western frontier, based only on historical events and people and gathered from letters, diaries and newspaper accounts of the day. Includes extensive notes, sources, index. 587 pages. ISBN: 0-553-263684.

    Condition: Good condition (crease on front cover, some creasing to spine.)

    Book ID: 25877
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  • Eckert, Allan W.
    THE WILDERNESS EMPIRE: A Narrative.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1969. dj. Hardcover - An epic account of the story of the French and Indian war, based only on historical events and people and gathered from letters, diaries and newspaper accounts of the day. The second volume in his series 'The Winning of America.' Includes maps, extensive notes, sources, index. Map endpapers. 653 pages. ISBN: 0-553-208756.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (some bleeding from the red cloth cover to the inside of the dj from dampness, almost unnoticeable dampstaining, crinkling on the upper edges of some pages.)

    Book ID: 36511
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  • Horgan, Paul.
    THE HEROIC TRIAD: Essays in the Social Energies of Three Southwestern Cultures.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Heinemann, (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A return to the area of Horgan's Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winning work "The Great River" - the Rio Grande - and the peoples who lived near it: Hispanic, Indian, and Anglo. Bibliography, index. Map endpapers. xii, 256 pp. ISBN: 0-434-478202.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35128
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  • SOME WENT WEST. by Johnson, Dorothy M.
    Johnson, Dorothy M.
    SOME WENT WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dood, Mead, and Company, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which describes some of the many ways in women made their way West - some were captured by Indians - like Cynthia Ann Parker, assimilated to the Comanche tribe after being captured as a child, was later recaptured by U.S. soldiers who killed her Comanche husband and separated her forever from her sons. Others went to work, like missionary Mary Richardson Walker or to marry, some to accompany their husbands like Elizabeth Custer, some were adventurers, like Molly Slade, fiercely loyal to her ruthless husband, and some were rebels. Among the other women whose stories are told in this book are the German sisters, Isabella…

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    New York: Dood, Mead, and Company, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which describes some of the many ways in women made their way West - some were captured by Indians - like Cynthia Ann Parker, assimilated to the Comanche tribe after being captured as a child, was later recaptured by U.S. soldiers who killed her Comanche husband and separated her forever from her sons. Others went to work, like missionary Mary Richardson Walker or to marry, some to accompany their husbands like Elizabeth Custer, some were adventurers, like Molly Slade, fiercely loyal to her ruthless husband, and some were rebels. Among the other women whose stories are told in this book are the German sisters, Isabella Bird, Electa Plummer, Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair and more. Illustrated with photographs, Bibliography, index. 180 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (a bit of wear to the ends of the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 84783
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  • Matthews, Jack.
    SASSAFRAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the 1840's, on the Western frontier featuring a young phrenologist who travels from town to town giving readings. Cover praise from James Dickey (who calls this 'rowdy, boisterous, bold and it flows over with comic energy, Our hero is that great American figure, the philosopher-rogue.'), A. B. Guthrie, Tom O'Brien and others. 288 pp. Great dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-395346401).

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38624
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  • INSIDE PASSAGE: Living with Killer Whales, Bald Eagles and Kwakiutl Indians. by Modzelewski, Michael.
    Modzelewski, Michael.
    INSIDE PASSAGE: Living with Killer Whales, Bald Eagles and Kwakiutl Indians.

    Edition: First thus (apparently printed from the original Harper Collins sheets)

    Boynton Beach, FL: Adventures Unlimited, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the half title page with the words "Make life an adventure! All the best." 184 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-9660625-0-7.

    Condition: Very near fine in a a very good dustjacket (light edgewear to dj and small peeled spot at base of dj spine.).

    Book ID: 52041
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  • INSIDE PASSAGE: Living with Killer Whales, Bald Eagles and Kwakiutl Indians. by Modzelewski, Michael.
    Modzelewski, Michael.
    INSIDE PASSAGE: Living with Killer Whales, Bald Eagles and Kwakiutl Indians.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the half title page with the words "To ---- Great cruising Alaska with you. Make life an adventure! All the best." 184 pp. ISBN: 0-06-165332.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65423
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  • BONE RATTLER. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BONE RATTLER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2008. SIGNED first edition - " A Mystery of Colonial America" - the first book in a new series by this author best known for his series set in Tibet - but like that series, this also involves the need to understand different cultures and spirits. "Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, protagonist Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and apparent suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners. [He] is thrust into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War and finds himself exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger and defying death in a wilderness populated by European settlers, Indian shamans, and mysterious scalping parties." SIGNED on the title page. 456 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some toning to the edges of the textblock).

    Book ID: 75749
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  • BONE RATTLER. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BONE RATTLER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2008. SIGNED - " A Mystery of Colonial America" - the first book in a new series by this author best known for his series set in Tibet - but like that series, this also involves the need to understand different cultures and spirits. "Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, protagonist Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and apparent suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners. [He] is thrust into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War and finds himself exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger and defying death in a wilderness populated by European settlers, Indian shamans, and mysterious scalping parties." SIGNED and dated on the title page.Time…

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    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2008. SIGNED - " A Mystery of Colonial America" - the first book in a new series by this author best known for his series set in Tibet - but like that series, this also involves the need to understand different cultures and spirits. "Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, protagonist Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and apparent suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners. [He] is thrust into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War and finds himself exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger and defying death in a wilderness populated by European settlers, Indian shamans, and mysterious scalping parties." SIGNED and dated on the title page.Time line. Promotional postcard laid in. 460 pp. ISBN: 1-582434643.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80748
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  • Potter, David M.
    PEOPLE OF PLENTY: Economic Abundance and the American Character

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1966.). A study of how Americans have been shaped by the ideas of abundance. Index. 217 pp.

    Condition: Very good (some underlining.notations)

    Book ID: 10129
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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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  • CHRISTIANS ON THE OREGON TRAIL: Churches of Christ and Christian Churches in Early Oregon, 1842-1882. by Rushford, Jerry.
    Rushford, Jerry.
    CHRISTIANS ON THE OREGON TRAIL: Churches of Christ and Christian Churches in Early Oregon, 1842-1882.

    Edition: First printing.

    Joplin, Missouri: College Press Publishing Company, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of the Restoration Movement on the Western frontier, and of those who braved the dangers of the Oregon Trail to plant "Bible Christianity" in the wilds of Oregon. "Taken from periodicals, diaries, letters, family histories, genealogical sources, news items and biographies found only in early Western and national publications, Dr. Rushford has documented a unique story of religion, party politics, congregations, and tensions over divisive mission methods in this book." INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 1998. Includes an alphabetical listing of Christian preachers in Oregon and Oregon Christians, extensive notes, bibliography and index. xiii, 543 pp plus the hymn "O Oregon.". ISBN: 0-899007775.

    Condition: Fine in brown boards with gilt lettering on the spine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82685
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  • THE RANCHERS: A Book of Generations. by Steiner, Stan.
    Steiner, Stan.
    THE RANCHERS: A Book of Generations.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - The stories of the descendants of the pioneers - from the Jordan Valley in eastern Oregon to a man whose father rode with Butch Cassidy but went on to make a life in the Bull Mountains of Montana frontier to a mother and daughter in the general store of the New Mexico ghost town they own and more. Illustrated with full page drawings by Lloyd Bloom. 241 pp. plus final illustration. ISBN: 0-394-501934.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (chip to base of spine of dj)

    Book ID: 61348
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