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  • (Angel, Myron.)
    HISTORY OF PLACER COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

    Edition: Facsimile edition.

    Auburn, CA: Placer County Historical Society, [1978.]. Hardcover - A very well done and high quality facsimile reprint of the original edition published by Thompson & West in Oakland in 1882. Includes several chapters on mining and the early mining history of the area, on the railroad, wagon roads, towns, on the criminal record (which includes a long account of the notorious outlaw Richard Barter, alias 'Rattlesnake Dick'), on agriculture, and on destruction by fire, on journalism, churches and societies, and one chapter devoted to reminiscences of Illinoistown, Also includes many biographical sketches and photographs of early pioneers. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of engravings, including two large fold-out sketches (of the Baker Divide Mining Co and of G. Griffith's…

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    Auburn, CA: Placer County Historical Society, [1978.]. Hardcover - A very well done and high quality facsimile reprint of the original edition published by Thompson & West in Oakland in 1882. Includes several chapters on mining and the early mining history of the area, on the railroad, wagon roads, towns, on the criminal record (which includes a long account of the notorious outlaw Richard Barter, alias 'Rattlesnake Dick'), on agriculture, and on destruction by fire, on journalism, churches and societies, and one chapter devoted to reminiscences of Illinoistown, Also includes many biographical sketches and photographs of early pioneers. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of engravings, including two large fold-out sketches (of the Baker Divide Mining Co and of G. Griffith's Granite Quarry in Penryn.) Patron's directory. Large format, measuring 11 inches tall by 9 inches wide, 416 pp; issued without dust jacket.

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    Condition: Fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine, issued without a dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38885
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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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  • VIGILANTES: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Plummer Gang of Outlaws in and about Virginia City, Montana in the early '60's. by Birney, Hoffman, Illustrated by Hargens, Charles
    Birney, Hoffman, Illustrated by Hargens, Charles
    VIGILANTES: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Plummer Gang of Outlaws in and about Virginia City, Montana in the early '60's.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, (1929.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Classic account of one of the most notorious 'outlaw gangs' in the story of the Western frontier - and of the organization - the Montana vigilantes - which brought them down, written in a very readable style, with an emphasis on the personalities of those involved. It is interesting to compare this with the 2004 book by Frederick Allen "A Decent and Orderly Lynching." Illustrated with a frontispiece, 15 photographic plates, a map and drawings by Charles Hargens. 346 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket - a very attractive copy, straight and tight, with a little light toning to the pages and dustjacket, very minor edgewear to the dj - uncommon in dust jacket and especially so in this condition. Original price of $3.50 still present.

    Book ID: 74943
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  • LILY. by Bonner, Cindy.
    Bonner, Cindy.
    LILY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first novel, set in 1880s Texas, the story of a good girl who falls in love with an outlaw and forsakes everything to follow him. INSCRIBED on the title page. Runner-up for the Western Writers of America's Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award for Best First Novel of the West. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-945575-955.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52847
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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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  • BLUE RUSSELL. by Bryant, Will.
    Bryant, Will.
    BLUE RUSSELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His third novel - like "Escape from Sonora" before it, this is a combination western, adventure and mystery novel set in 1899 - 1900 in St Louis, Wyoming, Utah and Montana. California, Arizona and Mexico. The kid Blue Russell is on the run, thinking he has killed his uncle and that he owes his life to a broken-down one-eyed safecracker. 310 pp. Dust jacket design by the author (the dust jacket unfolds to become a poster with WANTED at the top and then showing some of the questions answered in the novel). ISBN: 0-394-487591.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60809
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  • THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fictionalized history of Australia's Kelly Gang as told by the gang's leader, Ned Kelly, orphan, horse thief, farmer, bank robber, police-killer, and a beloved Robin Hood to his poor countrymen. Winner of the 2001 Booker Prize (the second novel for which Carey won this award.) SIGNED on the half title page. Illustrated title page. Map of "Ned Kelly's Australia" laid in (one sheet folded) 352 pp. ISBN: 0-571-192165.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61426
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  • THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. SIGNED first edition - A fictionalized history of Australia's Kelly Gang as told by the gang's leader, Ned Kelly, orphan, horse thief, farmer, bank robber, police-killer, and a beloved Robin Hood to his poor countrymen. Winner of the 2001 Booker Prize (the second novel for which Carey won this award.) SIGNED on the title page. Map, illustrated title page. 353 pp. ISBN: .

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63781
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  • MAMAW: A Novel of an Outlaw Mother by Dodd, Susan
    Dodd, Susan
    MAMAW: A Novel of an Outlaw Mother

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the remarkable woman who was the mother of the James boys. Frontispiece portrait. Author's afterword. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-670-821802.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 22618
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  • SHOT ALL TO HELl: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape. by Gardner, Mark Lee.
    Gardner, Mark Lee.
    SHOT ALL TO HELl: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013). First edition - "It was the most famous bank robbery of all time, involving the Wild West's most celebrated gang of outlaws and their iconic leader, Jesse James." A detailed account of their last robbery and the two-week chase that followed. Illustrations, extensive notes, resources. 290 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72949
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  • MAYBELLEEN: A Novel. by King, Kathleen Wallace.
    King, Kathleen Wallace.
    MAYBELLEEN: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - the story of two women, separated by more than half a century - in "1902, Maybelleen MacGregor, accused of murder, faces a Texas jury. The charge is unproven, but she is found guilty and sentenced to hang. 1958 - Margaret Dye flees New York City for the family farm in Kentucky and makes a desperate bid to reconnect a link with her great-aunt, Maybelleen." 225 pp. Dust jacket by Honi Werner. ISBN: 0-8050-36008.

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    New York: Henry Holt, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - the story of two women, separated by more than half a century - in "1902, Maybelleen MacGregor, accused of murder, faces a Texas jury. The charge is unproven, but she is found guilty and sentenced to hang. 1958 - Margaret Dye flees New York City for the family farm in Kentucky and makes a desperate bid to reconnect a link with her great-aunt, Maybelleen." 225 pp. Dust jacket by Honi Werner. ISBN: 0-8050-36008.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47887
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  • [Lakeside Classics] Breakenridge, William M.
    HELLDORADO: Bringing The Law to the Mesquite.

    Edition: First thus.

    Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Co. (Lakeside Press) 1982. Hardcover first edition - Lakeside Classics # 80, index, photos. Autobiography of the man who was best known for being Deputy Sheriff in Tombstone during its early lawless years - and when the "Shoot-out at OK Corral" occurred - although he also worked as a rancher, for the railroads, etc. Edited and with a historical introduction Richard Maxwell Brown. Illustrated with many photographs including a frontispiece of William Breakenridge and a colored fold-out map. Index. xlii, 454 pp

    Condition: Very near fine in dark brown cloth with gilt lettering, top edge gilt.

    Book ID: 33907
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  • ANYTHING FOR BILLY. by McMurtry, Larry,
    McMurtry, Larry,
    ANYTHING FOR BILLY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1988.) dj. First edition - Novel based on the mythic life of Billy Bone, best known as Billy the Kid. 382 pp. Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-671-642685.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (some toning to the pages, small horizontal slit on spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 56654
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  • ANYTHING FOR BILLY. by McMurtry, Larry,
    McMurtry, Larry,
    ANYTHING FOR BILLY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1988.) dj. First edition - Novel based on the mythic life of Billy Bone, best known as Billy the Kid. 382 pp. Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-671-642685.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket. (bookstore's black line on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 61823
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  • HOPALONG CASSIDY RETURNS. by Mulford, Clarence E.
    Mulford, Clarence E.
    HOPALONG CASSIDY RETURNS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Triangle Press, (1943, c 1923) dj. Hardcover - Setting off on the long trip back to Montana after the death of his son, old Hop is tired - and then he encounters young Mesquite Jenkins, wanted for bank robber, but Hop thinks he has the right stuff. 310 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in a like dust jacket (bleeding from the lower edges of the boards to the dj, other edgewear, pages rather severely toned)

    Book ID: 71024
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  • Schultz, Duane
    QUANTRILL'S WAR: The Life And Times Of William Clarke Quantrill 1837- 1865

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which portrays Quantril as a career criminal with no personal convictions who used the Civil War as an opportunity to do what he loved most: slaughter and steal. Among those who joined him in his raids were Frank and Jesse James, Cole Younger and Bill Anderson. This book ends with his bloodiest battle: the sacking of Lawrence ,Kansas where he had 185 killed. Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. Bibliography, index. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-312147104.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 35158
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  • CALIFORNIA DESPERADOES: Stories of Early California Outlaws in Their Own Words. by Secrest, William B.
    Secrest, William B.
    CALIFORNIA DESPERADOES: Stories of Early California Outlaws in Their Own Words.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Clovis, CA: Word Dancer Press, (2000.). From the back cover: "[Chris] Evans and seven other early outlaws tell their own raw stories -- tales of holdups, shootouts and desperate flights from the law. Witness the cruel confessions of the ruthless gang of California bandits who murdered a whole family, men, women and children, in the opening days of the Gold Rush. Stand on the gallows with the notorious Jim Stuart as he is hanged by San Francisco vigilantes determined to retake their city from hordes of Australian convicts, robbers and killers.The ill-starred adventures of Tom Bell, Tiburcio Vasquez and Charles Dorsey will hold you spellbound as the outlaws themselves take you along the dangerous trails they rode. And stage…

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    Clovis, CA: Word Dancer Press, (2000.). From the back cover: "[Chris] Evans and seven other early outlaws tell their own raw stories -- tales of holdups, shootouts and desperate flights from the law. Witness the cruel confessions of the ruthless gang of California bandits who murdered a whole family, men, women and children, in the opening days of the Gold Rush. Stand on the gallows with the notorious Jim Stuart as he is hanged by San Francisco vigilantes determined to retake their city from hordes of Australian convicts, robbers and killers.The ill-starred adventures of Tom Bell, Tiburcio Vasquez and Charles Dorsey will hold you spellbound as the outlaws themselves take you along the dangerous trails they rode. And stage robbers Jim Smith and Dick Fellows will shock you with their own tales of the harrowing and sometimes hilarious antics of the California highwaymen of another day. These are true stories told by true desperadoes and illustrated with many rare photographs." Notes, bibliography, index. 257 pp. ISBN: 1884995195).

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    Condition: New.

    Book ID: 35725
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  • BAD BLOOD: The Families Who Made the West Wild. by Smith, Robert Barr,
    Smith, Robert Barr,
    BAD BLOOD: The Families Who Made the West Wild.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Guilford, CT & Helena, MT: TwoDot , (2014). First edition - A "collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old WestÕs most egregiously bad family-based gangs caught in the act of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, includes famous names like the James brothers and lesser known families just as the Deautremonts, the Newtons, and many more." Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography, index. ix, 229 pp. ISBN: 978-1493006137.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67492
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