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  • TEN MOST WANTED: The New Western Literature. by Allmendinger, Blake.
    Allmendinger, Blake.
    TEN MOST WANTED: The New Western Literature.

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

    New York & London: Routledge, 1998. First edition - A fresh look at the 'literature of the west' - fiction, non-fiction and in film - with chapters on the only black cowboy to have left an autobiography, a memoir by one of Brigham Young's wives, the story of a boy in an Oregon logging camp who claimed to be a French aristocrat, the California Mother Lode and more. Photographs, notes, index. 222 pages. ISBN: 0-415-914639.

    Condition: Fine in glossy, stiff wrappers.

    Book ID: 13091
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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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  • 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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  • THE 19TH WIFE. by Ebershoff, David.
    Ebershoff, David.
    THE 19TH WIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, a combination of historical fiction - set in the Mormon culture of polygamy in the 19th century and focusing on Ann Eliza Young, who left her powerful husband and embarks on a crusade to end polygamy - and a modern mystery of murder in a polygamist family in modern-day Utah. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 514 pp. ISBN: 978-1400063970.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some wear to edges of boards)

    Book ID: 84710
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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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  • RED WATER. by Freeman, Judith.
    Freeman, Judith.
    RED WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - "On Sept 11, 1857, a group of 120 emigrants en route to California was attacked and slaughtered by Mormon settlers and their Indian allies. The lives of 17 children under the age of seven were spared. Twenty years later, John D. Lee, a Mormon and a participant in the massacre, was executed by a firing squad at the same spot and thus entered history as the scapegoat for all those responsible for what came to be known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Red Water is the story of the life of John D. Lee as told by three of his nineteen wives." Map. Author's note. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-375-420924.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57921
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  • RED WATER. by Freeman, Judith.
    Freeman, Judith.
    RED WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "On Sept 11, 1857, a group of 120 emigrants en route to California was attacked and slaughtered by Mormon settlers and their Indian allies. The lives of 17 children under the age of seven were spared. Twenty years later, John D. Lee, a Mormon and a participant in the massacre, was executed by a firing squad at the same spot and thus entered history as the scapegoat for all those responsible for what came to be known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Red Water is the story of the life of John D. Lee as told by three of his nineteen wives." SIGNED on the title page. Map. Author's note. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-375-420924.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60890
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  • RED WATER. by Freeman, Judith.
    Freeman, Judith.
    RED WATER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, (2002). First edition - "On Sept 11, 1857, a group of 120 emigrants en route to California was attacked and slaughtered by Mormon settlers and their Indian allies. The lives of 17 children under the age of seven were spared. Twenty years later, John D. Lee, a Mormon and a participant in the massacre, was executed by a firing squad at the same spot and thus entered history as the scapegoat for all those responsible for what came to be known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Red Water is the story of the life of John D. Lee as told by three of his nineteen wives." SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59244
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  • THE LEGEND OF COLTON H. BRYANT. by Fuller, Alexandra.
    Fuller, Alexandra.
    THE LEGEND OF COLTON H. BRYANT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a young man who grew up in Wyoming, a cowboy at heart, who worked - and died - on an oil rig there - a life which dramatizes the greed and carelessness behind this latest oil rush. 202 pp. ISBN: 978-1-594201837.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine jacket(tiny tear on back cover of dj).

    Book ID: 54520
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  • SISTER WIFE. by Gates, John.
    Gates, John.
    SISTER WIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Brigham Bybee, who has withdrawn from the routine practice of law and purchased Piute Villa, a motel of decaying teepees in Kanab, Utah, When he is asked to prosecute and imprison the most notorious polygamist in the area, Brig accepts it. But when one of Crowe's six wives turns up, beaten, bloody, and terrified and telling a story of murder and mutilation within the colony from which she's fled, Bybee decides to to go after Crowe for murder - not the show trial those in power wanted. SIGNED on the title page. 221 pp. ISBN: 0-802733638.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82582
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  • FROM THE SHADOW OF DEATH: Stories of POWs. by Heslop, J M. & Dell R. Van Orden.
    Heslop, J M. & Dell R. Van Orden.
    FROM THE SHADOW OF DEATH: Stories of POWs.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Company., 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of eight former prisoners of war, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), released by Viet Nam after years of captivity, based on interviews with them (and with the wife of a still missing man.) Photographs. Index. 350 pp. Blue and white map endpapers. ISBN: 0-877475091.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 44946
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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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  • AS WIDE AS THE RIVER. by Hughes, Dean,
    Hughes, Dean,
    AS WIDE AS THE RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co, 1980. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This "continues the story of the Williams family after their expulsion from Jackson County by an angry mob. This is the story of young Joseph's growing conflict with his family, his unsteady faith, and his longing for adventure and power as a riverboat pilot on the Missouri." SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. 150 pp. ISBN: 0-877478201.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket (some edgewear to the dj) .

    Book ID: 82837
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  • MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE: a Search for Perspective. by King, David S.
    King, David S.
    MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE: a Search for Perspective.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Washington, D.C.: Potomac Corral, The Westerners, 1970. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Monograph on the 1857 massacre in Mountain Meadows, Utah when 125 men, women and children were killed. Illustrated with photographs. Number 117 of a limited individually numbered and SIGNED edition of 250 copies. The Great Western Series, No. 8. 26 pp.

    Condition: Fine in burnt umber boards with black lettering.

    Book ID: 76769
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  • UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN: A Story of Violent Faith. by Krakauer, John.
    Krakauer, John.
    UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN: A Story of Violent Faith.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - "On July 24, 1984, a woman and her infant daughter were murdered by two brothers who believed they were ordered to kill by God. The roots of their crime lie deep in the history of an American religion practiced by millions." A look into the world of Mormon fundamentalists, who believe that the Mormon Church went astray when it renounced polygamy. Basis for the television series of the same name. Maps, notes, bibliography, index. xxiii, 372 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-385509510.

    Condition: Good in a very good dust jacket (lower edge of rear cover of book bent, but otherwise clean and tight).

    Book ID: 64187
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  • EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE AMERICAN WEST: Community Histories. by Luebke, Frederick, editor.
    Luebke, Frederick, editor.
    EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE AMERICAN WEST: Community Histories.

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

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1998). First edition - Articles by Dino Cinel, David M. Emmons, Dean L. May and others on several different types of immigrant communities: Southestern Indians, Spanish Missions; Swedish Settlement of Dakota; English Mormon Migration to Alpine, Utah; Italians in San Francisco; Irish Miners in Montana; Women of Block, Kansas 1868-1940; Czech Farmers & Mexican Laborers in South Texas 1880-1930 and more. Introduction by Luebke. Notes, select bibliography, index. xix, 198 pp. ISBN: 0-8263-19920.

    Condition: Very good in printed wrappers (a few corners dog-eared)

    Book ID: 58424
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  • WATCH FOR THE MORNING. by Macdonald, Elisabeth.
    Macdonald, Elisabeth.
    WATCH FOR THE MORNING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set in Utah in the second half of the nineteen century, one which tells the story of two indomitable women - Kate, born in Liverpool, who becomes the wife of a Morman missionary - and her daughter Mary Ann. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-684-145561.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (tear to upper edge of back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 84376
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  • Paine, Swift.
    EILLEY ORRUM: Queen of the Comstock.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, 1929. Biography of the woman, born in England, who came to the US as a Mormon immigrant, but eventually wound up wealthy from the great Comstock silver lode - only to face tragedy again at the end of her life.

    Condition: Very Good- in orange cloth covers (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 31095
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  • Peterson, Levi S., editor. Ann Putnam and others, contributors.
    WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, May 1987. Volume XXII (22), Number 1.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Logan, Utah: The Western Literature Association and Utah State University, 1987. First edition - The quarterly journal of the Western Literature Associaton. Includes articles on Hemingway's Hidden West and the Mormon experience. Book reviews, advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan printed wrappers (small piece torn from upper edge of first page).

    Book ID: 32242
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  • THIS IS THE PLACE. by Rock, Peter.
    Rock, Peter.
    THIS IS THE PLACE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Anchor Books / Doubleday, (1997). SIGNED first edition - "Sixty-four-feet tall and made of metal, the neon giant Wendover Will stands in front of the Stateline casino in Wendover, Nevada, facing east. The sign under him reads This Is the Place. Over a hundred miles away in Utah, across the salt flats, stands the statue of Brigham Young, atop his monument, also proclaiming This Is the Place. In this sinister, heartbreaking story, an aged and lonely blackjack dealer who lives in Wendover becomes obsessed with a nineteen-year-old Mormon girl from Bountiful, Utah." The author's first novel, SIGNED on the title page. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-385-485980.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps.

    Book ID: 60535
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  • THIS IS THE PLACE. by Rock, Peter.
    Rock, Peter.
    THIS IS THE PLACE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Anchor Books / Doubleday, (1997). SIGNED first edition - "Sixty-four-feet tall and made of metal, the neon giant Wendover Will stands in front of the Stateline casino in Wendover, Nevada, facing east. The sign under him reads This Is the Place. Over a hundred miles away in Utah, across the salt flats, stands the statue of Brigham Young, atop his monument, also proclaiming This Is the Place. In this sinister, heartbreaking story, an aged and lonely blackjack dealer who lives in Wendover becomes obsessed with a nineteen-year-old Mormon girl from Bountiful, Utah." The author's first novel, published as a trade paperback original. SIGNED on the title page. 244 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. .

    Book ID: 60536
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  • HIGH-SPIRITED WOMEN OF THE WEST. by Seagraves, Anne.
    Seagraves, Anne.
    HIGH-SPIRITED WOMEN OF THE WEST.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Hayden, Idaho: Wesanne Publications, 1992. First edition - The stories of ten courageous women who lived life on their own terms in the nineteenth century West, including Jessie Benton Fremont, Sarah Winnemucca, desperado Belle Starr, Mormon women Fanny Stenhouse and Eliza Young, artist Grace Carpenter Hudson and more. Illustrated with many photographs. Glossary, bibliography. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-96190884x.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56205
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  • Spencer,Clarissa Young with Mabel Harmer.
    ONE WHO WAS VALIANT.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1940. dj. Hardcover - An affectionate memoir of Brigham Young and his household, written by his daughter (his 51st out of 56 children, who was born in 1860). Includes an interesting account of life as a child in the Beehive House, where she lived with her mother, and information on the growth of the Mormon population in Utah with the arrival of immigrants from Europe, etc. Illustrated with photographs. 279 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and some wear to the blue cloth covers (corners reinforced with cloth tape), no dj, but still a good reading copy - sturdy binding, contents clean.

    Book ID: 37368
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  • 'That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made' in ANALOG Science Fiction and Fact, September 2010. Volume CXXX, Number 9. by Stone, Eric James ; Sean McMullen and others (edited by Stanley Schmidt.)
    Stone, Eric James ; Sean McMullen and others (edited by Stanley Schmidt.)
    'That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made' in ANALOG Science Fiction and Fact, September 2010. Volume CXXX, Number 9.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norwalk, CT: Analog, 2010. SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED by Stone at his Hugo nominated novella 'That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made' and dated in August 2011. Also includes stories by Sean McMullen, Kristine Katherine Rusch, Jerry Oltion and more. 112 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51624
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  • DAREDEVILS. by Vestal, Shawn.
    Vestal, Shawn.
    DAREDEVILS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, 2016. First edition - The author's first novel (preceded by an award-winning collection of short stories), set in Arizona and Idaho in the mid-1970s, This is the story of fifteen-year-old Loretta, "who slips out of her bedroom every evening to meet her so-called gentile boyfriend. Her strict Mormon parents catch her returning one night, and promptly marry her off to Dean Harder, a fundamentalist who already has a wife and a brood of kids. The Harders relocate to his native Idaho, where Dean's teenage nephew Jason, a fan of Tolkien and Eveil Knievel, falls hard for Loretta. . . He and Loretta make a break for it. They drive all night, stay in hotels, and relish…

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    New York: Penguin, 2016. First edition - The author's first novel (preceded by an award-winning collection of short stories), set in Arizona and Idaho in the mid-1970s, This is the story of fifteen-year-old Loretta, "who slips out of her bedroom every evening to meet her so-called gentile boyfriend. Her strict Mormon parents catch her returning one night, and promptly marry her off to Dean Harder, a fundamentalist who already has a wife and a brood of kids. The Harders relocate to his native Idaho, where Dean's teenage nephew Jason, a fan of Tolkien and Eveil Knievel, falls hard for Loretta. . . He and Loretta make a break for it. They drive all night, stay in hotels, and relish their dizzying burst of teenage freedom as they seek to recover Deans cache of Mormon gold. But someone Loretta left behind is on their trail..." 306 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84898
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  • NOTES OF A TOUR IN AMERICA. FROM AUGUST 7TH TO NOVEMBER 17TH, 1877. by Vivian, H. Hussey.
    Vivian, H. Hussey.
    NOTES OF A TOUR IN AMERICA. FROM AUGUST 7TH TO NOVEMBER 17TH, 1877.

    Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - Originally published in 1878. Folding frontispiece map. The author, a member of Parliament, traveled from Halifax in Nova Scotia, to Boston, New York, Saratoga, etc, and then went across to the Pacific and back on the Union Pacific Railroad, taking in the California sites, including Yosemite. Vivian visited Utah and includes notes on the Mormons and polygamy. As a metallurgist, he devotes a significant amount of attention to the mining districts and the mineral resources of Nevada, Utah and California. Comments on the Chinese questions, frequent statements like loving the "darkies" and preferring "the niggers, etc." A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. iii, 260 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054769.

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

    Book ID: 57391
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