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  • CRAB CREEK CHRONICLES: THE DYNASTY: Book Three of the Adventure Trilogy. by Athey, M. M.
    Athey, M. M.
    CRAB CREEK CHRONICLES: THE DYNASTY: Book Three of the Adventure Trilogy.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Ritzville, WA: Arrowmist Publishing, (2012). SIGNED first edition - The third book in a series of historical novels about the settling of the Western frontier - and Washington territory - in the 1880's. SIGNED on the first page with the words "Learn from the past!" 270 pp. ISBN: 978-188014435.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72911
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  • Dary,David.
    ENTREPRENEURS OF THE OLD WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A detailed account of the 'silent army' of merchants, outfitters, freighters, land speculators, town builders, railroad promoters and others... who came after the mountain men and fur traders." Illustrated with 120 contemporary photographs and line drawings and 20 pen and ink drawings by Al M. Napoletano. Notes, bibliography, index. 368 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-8032-65727.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (faint stamp inside front free endpaper.)

    Book ID: 33585
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  • Gray, James.
    PINE, STREAM & PRAIRIE: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile,

    Edition: 2nd printing before publication.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Hardcover - Illustrated with many photographic plates. Frontispiece of a fold-out map of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The 'heartland,' agriculture, fishing, creativity (including Frank Lloyd Wright) are just some of the topics covered. Index. 312, x pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering, no dj (front flap of dustjacket laid in).

    Book ID: 35991
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  • COMING INTO THE COUNTRY. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    COMING INTO THE COUNTRY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1995). Probably his best known book (this was certainly his 'break-through' book), and the longest, this is a fascinating study of Alaska and of contemporary Alaskans. Originally published in 1977. Map frontispiece. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-374-522871.

    Condition: Good+ overall (some curling to covers.)

    Book ID: 44387
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  • McPhee, John.
    COMING INTO THE COUNTRY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1977). dj. Hardcover - Probably his best known book (this was certainly his 'break-through' book), and the longest, this is a fascinating study of Alaska and of contemporary Alaskans. 438 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-374-126453.

    Condition: Near fine in a fair only dust jacket. (prev owner's name, several edge tears to the dj, with the longest repaired with tape on the interior.)

    Book ID: 46649
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  • COMING INTO THE COUNTRY. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    COMING INTO THE COUNTRY.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1977). dj. Hardcover - Probably his best known book (this was certainly his 'break-through' book), and the longest, this is a fascinating study of Alaska and of contemporary Alaskans. 438 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-374-126453.

    Condition: Fne in a near fine dust jacket (very short tear to upper edge of dj).

    Book ID: 60445
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  • KATE MULHALL: A Romance of the Oregon Trail. by Meeker, Ezra.
    Meeker, Ezra.
    KATE MULHALL: A Romance of the Oregon Trail.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Meeker, Ezra. 1926. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Meeker, born in 1830, who first crossed the Oregon Trail in 1852 by oxcart, with his young wife, describes himself as the only remaining survivor of those adults who took the Oregon Trail at the height of the migration of 1852. In 1906-1910 and again in 1915, he crossed the trail by automobile as he worked to help erect monuments to the wagon train pioneers. Illustrated with 20 drawings, most full-page, and some on glossy paper. The verso of the rather uncommon dust jacket contains a larger map of the route. SIGNED by Meeker on front free endpaper. Includes several pages on the work of the Oregon Trail Memorial Association and a one page list of Meeker's other works. 287 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated red boards with white lettering in a very good dust jacket (some tape reinforcement to the dj).

    Book ID: 75406
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  • JINNY AND HIS PARTNERS. by Otis, James. [James Otis Kaler, 1848 - 1912]
    Otis, James. [James Otis Kaler, 1848 - 1912]
    JINNY AND HIS PARTNERS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Hurst and Company, (c 1894). Hardcover first edition - A stand-alone novel by this prolific author. Jinny is a young boy trying to make it on the streets of New York. Frontispiece. 250 pp plus 6 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good in tan boards with pasted-on illustration on the front cover (bumping to the corners, light overall wear, prev owner's name). An interesting example of a cover unrelated to the contents - this depicts two boys in a canoe, with the one in front holding a rifle.

    Book ID: 66395
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  • The Society of California Pioneers
    CELEBRATION OF THE THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADMISSION OF CALIFORNIA INTO THE UNION, SEPTEMBER 8, 1850.

    Edition: First thus.

    San Francisco: Frank Eastman and Co., 1888. First edition - A booklet issued by The Society of California Pioneers to commemorate the celebration in honor of the 38th anniversary of the Admission of California into the Union on Sept 10. 1850; this event was held at Camp Taylor in Marin County on Sept 10, 1888. About 600 Pioneers and their families took the steamer 'San Rafael' from San Francisco to Sausalito and then a special train to the camp, where a rather expansive outdoor feast awaited them. Includes the text of the various speeches, a poem by Rev. Joseph Benton, in addition to a description of the festivities. 30 pp, sewn, in light blue wrappers with a small engraving on the front cover. Uncommon.

    Condition: Overall good condition: some toning to the covers, spine of cover beginning to split.

    Book ID: 30521
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  • MISSISSIPPI MUD: Three Prairie Journals. by Turner, Ann (illustrated by Robert J. Blake.)
    Turner, Ann (illustrated by Robert J. Blake.)
    MISSISSIPPI MUD: Three Prairie Journals.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Poems reflecting the points of view of three pioneer children describing their family's journey from Kentucky to Oregon" in a covered wagon. Illustrated in full color by Robert J. Blake. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-06-024433X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57570
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