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  • IN THE BUFFALO COUNTRY. by Brewerton, George D.; Introduction by David Lavender.
    Brewerton, George D.; Introduction by David Lavender.
    IN THE BUFFALO COUNTRY.

    Edition: Limited first edition.

    Ashland, Oregon: Lewis Osborne, 1970. Hardcover first edition - Brewerton's account, as a young Lieutenant, of his journey over the Santa Fe Trail in 1848-49, originally published in three installments in Harper's magazine. Illustrated with the engravings from the magazine, believed to have been based on drawings by the author. Introduction by David Lavender. #377 out of 1400 individually numbered copies. 72 pp. plus colophon. Map on front endpapers, illustration on rear endpapers,

    Condition: Fine in coarse oatmeal cloth - Columbia Mills hopsaking - with gilt lettering on the spine, and decoration on the front cover.

    Book ID: 85095
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  • SHOOTING THE SUN. by Byrd, Max.
    Byrd, Max.
    SHOOTING THE SUN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on an event in the life of Charles Babbage - "an English genius of legendary eccentricity. He invented the cowcatcher, the ophthalmoscope, and the 'penny post' . . . And all his life he was in desperate need of enormous sums of money to build his fabled reasoning machine, the Difference Engine, the first digital computer in history. To publicize his Engine, Babbage sponsors a private astronomical expedition - a party of four men and one remarkable woman - who will set out from Washington City and travel by wagon train two thousand miles west, beyond the last known outposts of civilization. Their ostensible purpose is to…

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    New York: Bantam, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on an event in the life of Charles Babbage - "an English genius of legendary eccentricity. He invented the cowcatcher, the ophthalmoscope, and the 'penny post' . . . And all his life he was in desperate need of enormous sums of money to build his fabled reasoning machine, the Difference Engine, the first digital computer in history. To publicize his Engine, Babbage sponsors a private astronomical expedition - a party of four men and one remarkable woman - who will set out from Washington City and travel by wagon train two thousand miles west, beyond the last known outposts of civilization. Their ostensible purpose is to observe a total eclipse of the sun predicted by Babbage's computer, and to photograph it with the newly invented camera of Louis Daguerre." INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "For . .. . I hope you enjoy this fictional trip down the old Santa Fe Trail." 305 pp. ISBN: 0-553-802089.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (initials bottom edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 48988
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  • FORT UNION AND THE WINNING OF THE SOUTHWEST. by Emmett, Chris.
    Emmett, Chris.
    FORT UNION AND THE WINNING OF THE SOUTHWEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - The history of Fort Union in New Mexico from its founding in 1851 until it was largely abandoned in 1891. It was the supply post and focal point for dealing with the Spanish and Indian population of New Mexico, and a major target of the Confederate Army in the Civil War, although it remained in Union hands. Foreword by W. S Wallace. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Appendix, bibliography and index.xvi, 436 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library but with very few markings, upper corner of front endpaper clipped, overall tight and clean in a good dust jacket (spine label, sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 83687
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