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  • MAMAW: A Novel of an Outlaw Mother by Dodd, Susan
    Dodd, Susan
    MAMAW: A Novel of an Outlaw Mother

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the remarkable woman who was the mother of the James boys. Frontispiece portrait. Author's afterword. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-670-821802.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 22618
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  • SWEET THUNDER. by Doig, Ivan.
    Doig, Ivan.
    SWEET THUNDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2013. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1920s Butte, Montana, where Morrie Morgan has been drawn back by a quirky bequest which leads to his becoming the editor of 'The Thunder' the fledging union newspaper daring to stand up to the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. 305 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68841
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  • KID CURRY'S LAST RIDE. by Downing, Warwick.
    Downing, Warwick.
    KID CURRY'S LAST RIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books (Franklin Watts), (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First book for young readers by this Colorado mystery novelist. While spending the summer of 1935 at his grandmother's house in a small Wyoming town, 12 year-old Alex meets an old man who claims to be Kid Curry, a member of Butch Cassidy's legendary Wild Bunch gang. 166 pp. ISBN: 0-531058026.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (very short edge tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 56378
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  • DUTCH UNCLE. by Durham, Marilyn.
    Durham, Marilyn.
    DUTCH UNCLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set in a New Mexico mining town in 1880 where Jake Hollander, a mean hard man, former gunslinger and cardshark, finds himself the reluctant custodian of two Mexican orphans. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1269300.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj, short tear at fold of rear flap)

    Book ID: 61524
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  • COMSTOCK BONANZA: Western Americana of J. Ross Browne, Mark Twain, Sam Davis, Bret Harte, James W. Gally, Dan de Quille, Joseph T. Goodman and Fred Hart. by Emrich, Duncan, editor.
    Emrich, Duncan, editor.
    COMSTOCK BONANZA: Western Americana of J. Ross Browne, Mark Twain, Sam Davis, Bret Harte, James W. Gally, Dan de Quille, Joseph T. Goodman and Fred Hart.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Vanguard, (1950). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A selection from the writings of J. Ross Browne, Mark Twain, Sam Davis, Bret Harte, James W. Gally, Dan de Quille, Joseph T. Goodman and Fred Hart - all of whom spent time in the Comstock area of Nevada. Selected and edited by Emrich Duncan, the chief of the Folklore Section at the Library of Congress, who has written a brief biographical introduction to each author's works.SIGNED by Emrich on the page following the title page with the words "The Bucket of Blood in the Comstock." 363 pp.

    Condition: Good only in silver (tear to side of spine), no dust jacket. Uncommon signed

    Book ID: 69250
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  • SO BRAVE, YOUNG AND HANDSOME. by Enger, Leif.
    Enger, Leif.
    SO BRAVE, YOUNG AND HANDSOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The captivating second novel by the author of 'Peace Like a River.' In 1915 Minnesota, a failed novelist encounters an aging outlaw and together they set out on a trip to California in search of the outlaw's long abandoned wife. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9855.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75158
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  • SO BRAVE, YOUNG AND HANDSOME. by Enger, Leif.
    Enger, Leif.
    SO BRAVE, YOUNG AND HANDSOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by the author of 'Peace Like a River.' In 1915 Minnesota, a failed novelist encounters an aging outlaw and together they set out on a trip to California in search of the outlaw's long abandoned wife. SIGNED on the title page. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9855.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75001
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  • SO BRAVE, YOUNG AND HANDSOME. by Enger, Leif.
    Enger, Leif.
    SO BRAVE, YOUNG AND HANDSOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by the author of 'Peace Like a River.' In 1915 Minnesota, a failed novelist encounters an aging outlaw and together they set out on a trip to California in search of the outlaw's long abandoned wife. SIGNED on the title page. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9855.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (initals on front free endpaper).

    Book ID: 75002
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  • SKUNK RANCH TO HOLLYWOOD: The West of Author Hal Evarts. by Evarts Jr., Hal.
    Evarts Jr., Hal.
    SKUNK RANCH TO HOLLYWOOD: The West of Author Hal Evarts.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1915 during the long Wyoming winters on Skunk Ranch near Cody, Evarts began writing tales of adventure, which his sister sent off to New York secretly. Just as his ranch went bankrupt, he launched a new career as a best seller writer. Three of his novels were made into films - and one of them launched the career of John Wayne. Written with affection by his son this is "a colorful history told with the broad humor and a knack for sniffing out the comic and extraordinary details of Evarts' extraordinary life." Photographs, eulogy, bibliography, and list of books by Hal G. Evarts. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-884962970..

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55707
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  • CIMARRON. by Ferber, Edna (1887-1968.)
    Ferber, Edna (1887-1968.)
    CIMARRON.

    Edition: First edition (stated)

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1930. Hardcover first edition - Novel which begins with the Oklahoma land rush - on the Cherokee strip - in 1893.Twice adapted for the movies (in 1931 and again in 1960.) 388 pp Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Fair condition only in the original tan cloth covers (soiling to the covers, binding somewhat shaken, but still sturdy, prev owner's name) .

    Book ID: 63396
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  • OH GLITTERING PROMISE! A Novel of the California Gold Rush. by Fisher, Anne.
    Fisher, Anne.
    OH GLITTERING PROMISE! A Novel of the California Gold Rush.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1949.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel spanning the years from 1849 to 1865, set mostly in the Southern Mother Lode in Columbia and Tuttletown and Fremont's place at Bear Valley, etc. SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication - the centennial of the gold rush. 294 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gold lettering (lettering rubbed on spine), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55287
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  • A SUDDEN COUNTRY. by Fisher, Karen.
    Fisher, Karen.
    A SUDDEN COUNTRY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2005). First edition - Her first book, a novel with characters based on Fisher's ancestors and on actual events of the 1847 Oregon migration. 360 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (tanning to the edges of the text block.)

    Book ID: 53080
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  • FENCING THE SKY. by Galvin, James.
    Galvin, James.
    FENCING THE SKY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (1999). SIGNED first edition - The first novel by this award winning poet - a story of accidental murder, of "how circumstances spiral out of control, the story of gross indifference and avarice in the face of breathtaking beauty. . . . a book about violence and how it destroys lives when the land is at stake." SIGNED on the title page. 258 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79639
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  • BRIGHAM'S DAY. by Gates, John.
    Gates, John.
    BRIGHAM'S DAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A historical thriller, based on the events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The author's first novel, this introduces attorney Brigham Bybee. 187 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-33441.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48750
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  • Graulich, Melody, editor.
    WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, May 1997. Volume XXXII (32), Number 1.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Logan, Utah: The Western Literature Association and Utah State University, 1997. First edition - The quarterly journal of the Western Literature Associaton. Includes an interesting article from the new editor, Graulich; articles on Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, a mixed race Siouzx woman) , on race and domesticity in Winona and Deadwood Dick, and another on the Western hero. Photographs, notes and bibliographical infomation following each article, book reviews, advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Fine in tan printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 32247
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  • Graulich, Melody, editor.
    WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, February 1998. Volume XXXII (32), Number 4.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Logan, Utah: The Western Literature Association and Utah State University, 1998. First edition - The quarterly journal of the Western Literature Associaton. The last issue to include the annual bibliography of studies in Western American literature. Illustrated with Laura Gilpin photographs. Book reviews, index to volume 32. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Fine in tan printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 32254
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  • WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, WINTER 1999. Volume 33, Number 4. by Graulich, Melody, editor. (Wanda Coleman, Edward Abbey)
    Graulich, Melody, editor. (Wanda Coleman, Edward Abbey)
    WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, WINTER 1999. Volume 33, Number 4.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Logan, Utah: The Western Literature Association and Utah State University, 1999. First edition - The quarterly journal of the Western Literature Associaton. Includes a long article on Wanda Coleman, illustrated with full-color paintings by Elizabeth Catlett and Elsie Palmer Payne; an article on the 20th century nature writer by Ann Roland and essay reviews on Edward Abbey and the critics, and on the letters of Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman. Photographs, notes and bibliographical infomation following each article, book reviews, advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Fine in white illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 32250
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  • PLAYING CATCH-UP. by Guthrie, A. B. Jr.
    Guthrie, A. B. Jr.
    PLAYING CATCH-UP.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery by this Pulitzer prize winning Western author - set in Montana and featuring Sheriff Chick Charleston and his sidekick Jason Beard. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-395-356334.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76469
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  • UNDER THE BIG SKY: A Biography of A. B. Guthrie Jr. by [Guthrie, A. B. Jr] Benson, Jackson J.
    [Guthrie, A. B. Jr] Benson, Jackson J.
    UNDER THE BIG SKY: A Biography of A. B. Guthrie Jr.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2009). First edition - "Author of The Big Sky series, The Way West, and the screenplay for the classic Shane, among many other timeless stories of frontier mountain men, icon of Western literature A. B. Bud Guthrie Jr. brought a blazing realism to the story of the West. . .. [this biography] details the life and work of this true giant on the Western literary landscape." Notes and documentation, index. xii, 316 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67291
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  • DESPERADOES. by Hansen, Ron.
    Hansen, Ron.
    DESPERADOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Hansen's highly praised first novel - in it "one of the legends of [the West] comes alive again - the story of the notorious outlaw gang, the Daltons, from their hardscrabble beginnings to the final, terrible morning when all but one of the boys are shot down and snuffed out in the fatal raid on Coffeyville, Kansas." This book is told in the voice of the surviving brother - the youngest of the Daltons. INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 273 pp. Map endpapers. Wraparound dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-394-503503.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84167
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  • ATTICUS. by Hansen, Ron.
    Hansen, Ron.
    ATTICUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of a Colorado rancher who goes to Mexico to uncover the mystery that lay behind the murder of his son there. Finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0182172.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 14984
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  • ATTICUS. by Hansen, Ron.
    Hansen, Ron.
    ATTICUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of a Colorado rancher who goes to Mexico to uncover the mystery that lay behind the murder of his son there. Finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0182172.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (lower corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 14985
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  • ATTICUS. by Hansen, Ron.
    Hansen, Ron.
    ATTICUS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperCollins, 1996. SIGNED first edition - The story of a Colorado rancher who goes to Mexico to uncover the mystery that lay behind the murder of his son there. Finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 255 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (Tear to front cover)

    Book ID: 14986
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  • ATTICUS. by Hansen, Ron.
    Hansen, Ron.
    ATTICUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a Colorado rancher who goes to Mexico to uncover the mystery that lay behind the murder of his son there. Finalist for the National Book Award. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0182172.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82419
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  • ATTICUS. by Hansen, Ron.
    Hansen, Ron.
    ATTICUS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (1997.). SIGNED - The story of a Colorado rancher who goes to Mexico to uncover the mystery that lay behind the murder of his son there. Finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0927868.

    Condition: Very good- (prev owner's address label, usual light toning to pages.)

    Book ID: 47008
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  • DESPERADOES. by Hansen, Ron.
    Hansen, Ron.
    DESPERADOES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. SIGNED - Hansen's highly praised first novel - in it "one of the legends of [the West] comes alive again - the story of the notorious outlaw gang, the Daltons, from their hardscrabble beginnings to the final, terrible morning when all but one of the boys are shot down and snuffed out in the fatal raid on Coffeyville, Kansas." This book is told in the voice of the surviving brother - the youngest of the Daltons. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp. Wraparound cover art by Wendell Minor.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 46644
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  • THE MYSTERIOUS TRAIL: Philip Hart Adventure series #3. by Hart, Philip.
    Hart, Philip.
    THE MYSTERIOUS TRAIL: Philip Hart Adventure series #3.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (1934) dj. Hardcover - Western fiction for older boys. Despite being warned off by ruffians who attack them, two boys set out to find an old prospector in the mountains, follow a mysterious trail and the old man shows them were there is still more buried treasure. Plain frontispiece. The last title listed on the back cover of the dj under Philip Hart Adventure Series. 256 pp.

    Condition: Good only in gold cloth with black lettering in a good dust jacket (gift inscription dated 1938, usual severe toning to the pages, overall edgewear to dj and sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 70674
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  • THE FLIGHT OF THE MYSTIC OWLS: Mystery and Adventure Series for Boys #6. by Hart, Philip
    Hart, Philip
    THE FLIGHT OF THE MYSTIC OWLS: Mystery and Adventure Series for Boys #6.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1929). Hardcover first edition - Adventure story in the West. Glossy frontispiece. Last title in this series listed at the front of the book. 242 pp. plus 14 pp publisher's ads at rear.

    Condition: Good only in very pale green cloth lettered in black and illustrated in copper and brown (cover illustration reproduces the frontispiece.) Gift inscription dated Christmas 1929. Mottling to back cover.

    Book ID: 68974
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  • WESTERN STORIES OF BRET HARTE. by Harte, Bret.Adapted by Inez Bouton.
    Harte, Bret.Adapted by Inez Bouton.
    WESTERN STORIES OF BRET HARTE.

    Edition: Second edition.

    New York: Globe Book Company. (1968). Hardcover - Intended for use in schools, with exercises and questions at the rear, this collection of Harte's stories is notable for its use of movie stills to illustrate the story. Includes the classics "The Outcasts of Poker Flats," "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and more. vi, 224 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in light green cloth with blue lettering and illustration on the front cover.

    Book ID: 59190
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  • Haruf, Kent.
    THE TIE THAT BINDS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (2000.). Spanning more than 80 years from 1896 to modern times, and set in the spare country of Colorado's high prairie, this is the story of a woman, who found herself bound by love and obligation to her father and her younger brother - first by the death of her mother when she was just 15, and then by an accident that left her father crippled and half mad. A very spare, powerful and highly praised debut novel, finalist for the American Book Award. ISBN: 0-375-724389.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 34565
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