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  • THE LEGEND OF THE WHISTLE PIG WRANGLER. by Allen, Kate. Illustrated by Jim Harris.
    Allen, Kate. Illustrated by Jim Harris.
    THE LEGEND OF THE WHISTLE PIG WRANGLER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Del Mar, CA: Kumquat Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A humorous children's tale of perserverance and courage set 'long, long ago in Castle Rock, Colorado." Whistle pig is the name given to marmots. Illustrated in full color by Jim Harris, Includes 2 pp of cowboy lingo. Large oblong format, unpaginated.(32 pp.). ISBN: 1887218009.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a near fine dust jacket (creasing to edges of dust jacket,.)

    Book ID: 51917
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  • Alpert, Cathryn.
    ROCKET CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Aspen, CO: MacMurray & Beck, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a novel set in the Southwest of empty motels, atomic test sites and love affairs in road-strung desert towns. DJ praise from James Crumley and Stephen Dixon, among others. 347 pp. ISBN: 1878448625.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 5096
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  • ROCKET CITY. by Alpert, Cathryn.
    Alpert, Cathryn.
    ROCKET CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Aspen, CO: MacMurray & Beck, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a novel set in the Southwest of empty motels, atomic test sites and love affairs in road-strung desert towns. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from James Crumley and Stephen Dixon, among others. 347 pp. ISBN: 1878448625.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59318
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  • THE LAND OF JOURNEYS' ENDING. by Austin, Mary [Hunter], 1868-1934.
    Austin, Mary [Hunter], 1868-1934.
    THE LAND OF JOURNEYS' ENDING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Century, (1924.). Hardcover first edition - Classic work on New Mexico by this Illinois-born author, who migrated to California where she lived first in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and later in the Carmel area (where the writers Jack London and George Sterling also lived and wrote,) and who finally moved to Santa Fe as a result of her work on this book A lovely book illustrated with full page and smaller en texte drawings and chapter headpieces by John Edwin Jackson. Quotations, glossary. ix, 459 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in yellow cloth illustrated in red and black with black lettering. Some toning to the endpaper, but otherwise an unusually clean and attractive copy, bright covers, lacking the dj. Uncommon in the first edition, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 37305
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  • Baca, Jimmy Santiago.
    BLACK MESA POEMS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: New Directions, (1989.). First edition - A collection of poems rooted in the American Southwest by this award-winning writer. Glossary. 126 pp. ISBN: 0-8112-11029.

    Condition: Good overall -some creasing to the covers, contents clean.

    Book ID: 65650
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  • BLACK MESA POEMS. by Baca, Jimmy Santiago.
    Baca, Jimmy Santiago.
    BLACK MESA POEMS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: New Directions, (1989.). A collection of poems rooted in the American Southwest by this award-winning writer. Glossary. 126 pp. ISBN: 0-8112-11029.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and tape-reinforced spine, but otherwise tight and clean

    Book ID: 50469
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  • THE BONE FIRE. by Barber, Christine.
    Barber, Christine.
    THE BONE FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book (her first won the Tony Hillerman Prize), a mystery set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, featuring Detective Sergeant Gilbert Montoya. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-312-593503.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65407
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  • THE REPLACEMENT CHILD. by Barber, Christine.
    Barber, Christine.
    THE REPLACEMENT CHILD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, a mystery set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, introducing editor Lucy Newroe and Detective Sergeant Gilbert Montoya. 271 pp. ISBN: 0-312-385544.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like fine dustjacket (embossed seal of prev owner.)

    Book ID: 65408
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  • THE NEW WOLVES. by Bass, Rick,
    Bass, Rick,
    THE NEW WOLVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lyons Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An eloquent account of the difficult task of reintroducing the Mexican wolf to the US Southwest - New Mexico and Arizona - with the first release of 11 wolves onto the mesas, and also a discussion of the balance between nature and our need to control it. Map, small drawings by Elizabeth Hughes Bass at the head of each chapter. Despite the setbacks in the first year, now more than 20 years later the wolf population in the wild is growing although it is still small and endangered. xiii, 165 pp. ISBN: 1-558216979.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80209
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  • THE GHOST OCEAN. by Benke, Richard.
    Benke, Richard.
    THE GHOST OCEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story of modern-day crime and violence set in the border area between southwestern New Mexico and Northern Mexico. Foreword by Max Evans. vii, 280 pp. ISBN: 0-826331947.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63591
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  • WHERE THE WATERS DIVIDE: A Walk Along America's Continental Divide. by Berger, Karen and Daniel R. Smith.
    Berger, Karen and Daniel R. Smith.
    WHERE THE WATERS DIVIDE: A Walk Along America's Continental Divide.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harmony, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a New York husband-and-wife team's 182-day, 2580-mile walk along the Continental Divide from Mexico to Canada. Maps, index. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-517-588048.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.(remainder line)

    Book ID: 52958
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  • CHACO CANYON. by Bowers, Edgar.
    Bowers, Edgar.
    CHACO CANYON.

    Edition: First printing.

    n.p. [Los Angeles:] [The Symposium Press,] n.d. [1988.]. SIGNED first edition - A slightly oversized chapbook containing one long poem. Cover photo of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon by Paul Logsdon. SIGNED inside the rear cover.While Bowers published relatively few poems during a long career, in his obituary Arthur Mortenson comments that "there are few, if any, American poets in the last fifty years who have produced work of such tender and thoughtful elegance." 8 pp. ISBN: 0-936576146.

    Condition: Fine in stapled wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 48248
    Keywords: chapbook, Poetry, southwest
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  • INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS. by Bowling, Dusti.
    Bowling, Dusti.
    INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Sterling Children's Books, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wonderful story about a young girl who doesn't let a little thing like not having any arms stop her - she "loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that shell have to answer the question over and over again." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Winner of the 2017 Reading the West Book Award…

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    New York: Sterling Children's Books, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wonderful story about a young girl who doesn't let a little thing like not having any arms stop her - she "loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that shell have to answer the question over and over again." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Winner of the 2017 Reading the West Book Award for Childrens Books. 262 pp plus 3 pp of ideas for discussion. ISBN: 978-1454923459.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 73069
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  • ARIZONA IN LITERATURE: A Collection of the Best Writings of Arizona Authors from Early Spanish Days to the Present Time. by Boyer, Mary G.
    Boyer, Mary G.
    ARIZONA IN LITERATURE: A Collection of the Best Writings of Arizona Authors from Early Spanish Days to the Present Time.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Haskell House Publishers, 1970. Hardcover - Originally published in 1934, so "present time" refers to the early 1930s. When it was published, it was the only extensive listing of Arizona literature. Arranged topically - adventurers, novels, poetry, biography, legends, translations from Spanish, etc - this includes brief biographical notes on each author and a selection from their work. Index, 574 pp. ISBN: 0-838311687.

    Condition: Very near fine in turquoise boards with gilt lettering on the spine (upper corner bumped).

    Book ID: 79846
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  • FADE THE HEAT. by Brandon, Jay.
    Brandon, Jay.
    FADE THE HEAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised legal thriller set in San Antonio,Texas (the author is a former district attorney in San Antonio.) Edgar nominee. SIGNED on the title page. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-671-702602.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47034
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  • CUTTING STONE. by Burroway, Janet.
    Burroway, Janet.
    CUTTING STONE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. First edition - Author's seventh novel - she has been nominated for both the Pulitzer and the National Book Award - set in the Arizona border town of Bowie in the early 1900s - 'a Western epic drawn in delicate nuances of character and theme.' SIGNED on the title page. 404 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (preliminary pages are loosely laid in)

    Book ID: 60250
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  • CUTTING STONE. by Burroway, Janet.
    Burroway, Janet.
    CUTTING STONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's seventh novel - she has been nominated for both the Pulitzer and the National Book Award - set i n the Arizona border town of Bowie - "a Western epic drawn in delicate nuances of character and theme." SIGNED on the title page. 404 pp. ISBN: 0-395-59300X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60251
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  • THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: Dispatches from the Border. by Cantu, Francisco.
    Cantu, Francisco.
    THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: Dispatches from the Border.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2018). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, an account of his four years in the Border Patrol, between 2008 to 2012, and afterwards - a book which reveals the violence our border and policies wreak on both sides. The son of a park ranger, Cant grew up in the southwest and when he joined the Border Patrol, he became a witness to the stark realities of the desert, where the obligations of his job weighed heavily against his sense of humanity. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73052
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  • CROSSERS. by Caputo, Philip.
    Caputo, Philip.
    CROSSERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel about "the brutality and beauty of life on the Arizona-Mexico border . . When Gil Castle loses his wife in the Twin Tower attacks, he retreats to his familys sprawling homestead in a remote corner of the Southwest - a strange, forsaken part of the country, where drug lords have more power than police and violence is a constant presence. But it is also a world of vast open spaces, where Castle begins to rebuild his belief in the potential for happiness - until he starts to uncover the dark truths about his fearsome grandfather, a legacy that has been tightly shrouded in mystery in the…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel about "the brutality and beauty of life on the Arizona-Mexico border . . When Gil Castle loses his wife in the Twin Tower attacks, he retreats to his familys sprawling homestead in a remote corner of the Southwest - a strange, forsaken part of the country, where drug lords have more power than police and violence is a constant presence. But it is also a world of vast open spaces, where Castle begins to rebuild his belief in the potential for happiness - until he starts to uncover the dark truths about his fearsome grandfather, a legacy that has been tightly shrouded in mystery in the years since the old mans death." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 448 pp. ISBN: 978-0375411670.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81603
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  • Carlson, Vada F.; illustrated by Joe Rodriguez.
    HIGH COUNTRY CANVAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, (1972). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collects fifty poems which depict the natural beauty of the desert high country, each accompanied by a full page drawing by Joe Rodriguez. SIGNED by Vada Carlson on the title page with "Sincerely." vii, 100 pp plus final drawing. Square format. ISBN: 0-873581016.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76867
    Keywords: Poetry, southwest
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  • NATURAL CONNECTIONS: Photographs by Paula Chamlee Accompanied by Selections from her Journals. by Chamlee, Paula; Estelle Jussim, introduction.
    Chamlee, Paula; Estelle Jussim, introduction.
    NATURAL CONNECTIONS: Photographs by Paula Chamlee Accompanied by Selections from her Journals.

    Edition: First printing.

    Revere, Pennsylvania: Lodima Press, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The artist's first book, a collection of 42 striking black and white photographs most rooted in the American southwest and west, printed one to a page each with a blank facing page, and interspersed with selections from her journals. Introductory essay by Estelle Jussim. Large oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-960564667.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (stamp on front endpaper, a bit of sunning to the dj)

    Book ID: 82997
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  • THE LIGHT POSSESSED. by Cheuse, Alan.
    Cheuse, Alan.
    THE LIGHT POSSESSED.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel inspired by the life of artist Georgia O'Keefe. SIGNED on the title page. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-87905-3631.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50476
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  • THE LIGHT POSSESSED. by Cheuse, Alan.
    Cheuse, Alan.
    THE LIGHT POSSESSED.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, (1990.). First edition - A novel inspired by the life of artist Georgia O'Keefe. 325 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 50499
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  • Claremon, Neil
    EAST BY SOUTHWEST

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - His first book, poems set within the stark desert terrain of Arizona and New Mexico.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (edgewear to top of dj.)

    Book ID: 7575
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  • GOATWALKING: A Guide to Wildland Living. by Corbett, Jim.
    Corbett, Jim.
    GOATWALKING: A Guide to Wildland Living.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book by one of the founders of the Sanctuary movement - one which presents "his beliefs and experiences as a former goat raiser, naturalist, activist, and Quaker whose wanderings have led him to many locations in the United States and Latin America. [He] describes the brutality he has witnessed as an activist in the sanctuary movement.. and expounds upon human rights and civil disobedience in the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Saul Alinsky, and Gandhi." (Library Journal)" Review copy with publisher's material, including a photograph of the author laid in. xi, 237 pp. ISBN: 0-670828467.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 84216
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  • THE YOUNG SILVER SEEKERS or Hal and Ned in the Marvelous Country. (The Young Trail Hunter Series #3.) by Cozzens, Samuel Woodworth [1834-1878.]
    Cozzens, Samuel Woodworth [1834-1878.]
    THE YOUNG SILVER SEEKERS or Hal and Ned in the Marvelous Country. (The Young Trail Hunter Series #3.)

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers / Charles T. Dillingham, (1882.). Hardcover first edition - The third and final volume in the Young Trail Hunters series as Hal Hyde and Ned Brown search for silver mines in Arizona and Mexico. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece, and 10 inserted plates. Although born in Massachusetts, Cozzens was for a time a district judge in Arizona, so this account is based on his own first hand experiences in the Southwest, and presumably he is the "judge" who narrates this tale. 343 pp plus 8 pp publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good+ in the original gold cloth stamped with gilt lettering on the spine and a small black illustration on spine, larger illustration and black stamping on front cover. (previous owner's names on front endpaper dated in 1890, and 1930, some toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 49864
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  • SIX MILES TO ROADSIDE BUSINESS. by Doane, Michael.
    Doane, Michael.
    SIX MILES TO ROADSIDE BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a tiny settlement in the Utah desert, in a place which got its name "Roadside Business" from a highway sign. Ravel's father was a soldier on atomic test sites and, cancer-ridden, he "walked into the light" during a test and disappeared, and a strange cult developed around his disappearance. With his life and marriage disintegrating, Ravel had left Utah and now after several years, he has returned, walking across the desert. INSCRIBED on the title page. 257 pp. ISBN: 0-394-581067.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81992
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  • SIX MILES TO ROADSIDE BUSINESS. by Doane, Michael.
    Doane, Michael.
    SIX MILES TO ROADSIDE BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a tiny settlement in the Utah desert, in a place which got its name "Roadside Business" from a highway sign. Ravel's father was a soldier on atomic test sites and, cancer-ridden, he "walked into the light" during a test and disappeared, and a strange cult developed around his disappearance. With his life and marriage disintegrating, Ravel had left Utah and now after several years, he has returned, walking across the desert. 257 pp. ISBN: 0-394-581067.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (little crinkling to top edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 35541
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  • THE AMERICAN INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST. by Dutton, Bertha P.
    Dutton, Bertha P.
    THE AMERICAN INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1983.). A revised and enlarged edition of a book originally published in 1975 - a comprehensive one volume look at the culture and history of the various groups who settled in the Southwest - the Athabascans, the Utes and Paiutes, the Pueblo and Rancheria peoples and more. Illustrated with photographs. bibliography, index.. xxvii, 5 pp maps, 285 pp. ISBN: 0-826307043.

    Condition: Very good in yellow glossy illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 54292
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  • CROSSING THE CONTINENT, 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South. by [Esteban] Goodwin, Robert.
    [Esteban] Goodwin, Robert.
    CROSSING THE CONTINENT, 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1528-1537, "a group of three Spanish noblemen and an African survived shipwreck, famine, Indian attack, and disease to make the first crossing of North America in recorded history. . . Goodwin's groundbreaking research in original Spanish archives has led him to a radical new interpretation of American historyone in which an African slave named Esteban emerges as the nation's first great explorer and adventurer" leading them from Florida along the Gulf Coast to Texas and eventually to Mexico City, and from there he was sent to establish a permanent Spanish route from Mexico into what is now New Mexico and Arizona. Illustrated. Buibliography, notes, index. xviii, 414 pp. ISBN: 978-0061140440.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a small remainder dot)

    Book ID: 66413
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