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  • RECOLLECTIONS OF A CALIFORNIA PIONEER. by Abbott, Carlisle S.
    Abbott, Carlisle S.
    RECOLLECTIONS OF A CALIFORNIA PIONEER.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Neale Publishing 1917. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a pioneer who traveled to California at the start of the Gold Rush, written at age 88 during his retirement. Along with his brother, he left Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 3, 1850 and traveled along the Platte River through South Pass to Salt Lake City, where the company disbanded, although he continued across the desert to the Carson River and Mormon Station. He spent several months of mining at Volcano above Yankee Slide on the American River. After returning to Wisconsin, and back again to California, he leased a ranch at Point Reyes, and eventually wound up in Tombstone Arizona in an "attempt to recoup his fortunes."…

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    New York: Neale Publishing 1917. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a pioneer who traveled to California at the start of the Gold Rush, written at age 88 during his retirement. Along with his brother, he left Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 3, 1850 and traveled along the Platte River through South Pass to Salt Lake City, where the company disbanded, although he continued across the desert to the Carson River and Mormon Station. He spent several months of mining at Volcano above Yankee Slide on the American River. After returning to Wisconsin, and back again to California, he leased a ranch at Point Reyes, and eventually wound up in Tombstone Arizona in an "attempt to recoup his fortunes." He failed at mining, gave up on ranching, and was impoverished by a risky railroad venture, but he wrote an valuable and entertaining account of the overland journey and of life in Gold Rush California and afterwards. Frontispiece portrait. 235 pp.

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    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy dark green library binding, with the usual markings, but overall good condition. Uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 56955
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  • TERRITORY. by Bull, Emma.
    Bull, Emma.
    TERRITORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881. "Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Ike Clanton. You think you know the story? You don't." 318 pp. ISBN: 978-0312857356.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74660
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  • THE EARP PAPERS: In a Brother's Image. by [Earp, Virgil and Wyatt] Chaput, Don.
    [Earp, Virgil and Wyatt] Chaput, Don.
    THE EARP PAPERS: In a Brother's Image.

    Edition: First printing.

    Encampment, Wyoming: Affiliated Writers of America. 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first group biography of the Earp family, perhaps the notorious family in Western history. Based on 20 years of research, this focuses on especially on their time Tombstone and Prescott, Arizona, although the history of their crisscrossing America, starting over and over again in various states, is amazing in itself.. Photographs, bibliography, index. 261 pp. ISBN: 1-879915-103.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48176
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  • NELLIE CASHMAN: Prospector and Trailblazer. by Ledbetter, Suzann.
    Ledbetter, Suzann.
    NELLIE CASHMAN: Prospector and Trailblazer.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.

    El Paso, TX Texas Western Press / The University of Texas at El Paso, (1993). First edition - Biography of Irish-born Nellie Cashman (1850-1925) who, after arriving in Boston in the 1860s, soon went West and became a prospector and boarding house proprietor in mining towns ranging from Californian to Nevada to Tombstone, Arizona, . She was the first Caucasian woman to trek British Columbia's rugged Cassiar Mountain region and half a century later was the first woman to fly there in an airplane. Southwestern Studies No. 98. Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award Illustrated with vintage photographs throughout,Notes, bibliography. xii, 83 pp. ISBN: 0-87404-1945.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60769
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  • GUNMAN'S RHAPSODY. by Parker, Robert B.
    Parker, Robert B.
    GUNMAN'S RHAPSODY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Putnam, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - Novel about Wyatt Earp set in the untamed West in 1879 - by the author best known for his Spenser mysteries. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-399-147624.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (crease to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 53180
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  • GUNMAN'S RHAPSODY. by Parker, Robert B.
    Parker, Robert B.
    GUNMAN'S RHAPSODY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about Wyatt Earp set in the untamed West in 1879 - by the author best known for his Spenser mysteries. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-399-147624.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (slit on front cover of dj, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 56734
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  • GUNMAN'S RHAPSODY. by Parker, Robert B.
    Parker, Robert B.
    GUNMAN'S RHAPSODY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about Wyatt Earp set in the untamed West in 1879 - by the author best known for his Spenser mysteries. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-399-147624.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56408
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  • EPITAPH: A Novel of the O.K. Corral. by Russell, Mary Doria.
    Russell, Mary Doria.
    EPITAPH: A Novel of the O.K. Corral.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The real story behind the legend which persists to this day "A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands. . . . That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26 when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens…

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    New York: Ecco Press, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The real story behind the legend which persists to this day "A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands. . . . That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26 when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt. Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West." 581 pp. ISBN: 978-0062198761.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64176
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