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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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  • COLORADO. by Carhart, Paul.
    Carhart, Paul.
    COLORADO.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Coward-McCann, 1932. Hardcover - An informal tour of the state of Colorado, with various sections focusing on the pioneers, others on the Rocky Mountains and the incredible geography - the peaks, lakes and glaciers, and on Colorado as a land of legends. Illustrated with nine drawings by Paul Bringle. Appendix with a bibliography and miscellaneous facts. Index. xvii, 322 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in orange cloth (some sunning to the spine and part of the front cover, embossed seal of previous owner, but overall a tight and straight copy)

    Book ID: 67631
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  • Karr, Leona.
    MURDER IN BANDORA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery (following several romance and gothic novels), introducing Addie Devore, journalist, who has taken over the weekly newspaper her grandfather founded in the small Colorado mountain town of Bandora. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-802732402.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38311
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  • McPhee, John.
    RISING FROM THE PLAINS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. A fascinating look at the geology of the Rocky Mountains, and at the history with which these mountains are infused. His third book on geology and geologists, a series under the overall title of 'Annals of the Former World.' 214 pp. ISBN: 0-374-520658.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 34708
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  • GRIZZLY TRAIL. by Moffat, Gwen.
    Moffat, Gwen.
    GRIZZLY TRAIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gollancz, 1984. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Tenth mystery in the series featuring mountain climber Melinda Pink. "Miss Pink encounters more than bears while travelling through the Rocky Mountains in winter." SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-57503503X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78434
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  • Price, Janet Muirhead.
    STARLIGHT, STAR BRIGHT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Norris, Montana : Raven Publishing, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Illustrated by Pat Lehmkuhl. The third in a series about the mishaps and adventures of young Miranda Stevens and Starlight, the black stallion she loves and wants to own someday. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-9714161-25.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30371
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  • TRAILS OF A WILDERNESS WANDERER. by Russell, Andy.
    Russell, Andy.
    TRAILS OF A WILDERNESS WANDERER.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983 (c 1970) dj. Hardcover - Autobiography of a man born in southwest Alberta in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, and who still runs a working ranch there - a look back at his life as a cowboy, broncbuster, trapper, guide, outfitter, rancher and wildlife photographer. Illustrated with photographs and drawings at the head of each chapter. xv, 298 pp. ISBN: 0-39444938X.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (stamp of previous owner, partially hidden by dj flap, edgewear to dj especially at the ends of the spine)

    Book ID: 67889
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  • BAR B BOYS or The Young Cowpunchers, #1 in series. by Sabin, Edwin L.
    Sabin, Edwin L.
    BAR B BOYS or The Young Cowpunchers, #1 in series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Crowell, (ca 1914, c 1909). Hardcover - A story of life on a Western ranch - the Bar B Ranch is described as being 75 miles from the railroad in the Rocky Mountains. Illustrated by Charles Copeland with a glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy plates. Lists to #6, the last title in this series, in the ads in the back. 386 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good only in tan cloth with an illustrated front cover - rubbing to the lettering on the spine, some soiling to the edges of the text block, gift inscription dated in 1915.

    Book ID: 72848
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  • Woods, Nancy.
    THE GRASS ROOTS PEOPLE: An American Requiem.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - A tribute to the people of the Rocky Mountain West, in the plains, the valleys, mesas and mountains, written and photographed by Woods - and also a tribute to a dying way of life, that of rural America. Slightly oversized volume, printed on glossy stock, illustrated with many black and white photographs, illustrated endpapers. 174 pages.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (one closed tear on front cover and back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 13329
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