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Montana:. The Magazine of Western History. Volume 1 (1951) through Volume 41 (1991).

Helena, MT: Montana Historical Society, 1951-1991. First Edition. Hardcover. A quarterly publication, lavishly produced and covering a wide range of Montana and Western history related subjects. An exceptional run of this important record of Western Americana. All volumes privately bound. An outstanding collection (also includes several dozen 1990s editions). [N.B....  Item #1083
Price: $3,500.00

Cowboying:. A Tough Job in a Hard Land.

Salt Lake City, UT: Univ. of Utah Press, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. University of Utah publications in the American West, Volume 27. Foreward by Wilford Brimley. A near pristine copy of a very scarce volume, sadly sans DJ (it offended the tastes of the prior owner). Tight, bright and unmarred...   Item #898
Price: $125.00

Will James. The Life and Works of a Lone Cowboy.

Flagstaff, Ariz. Northland Pub, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. A remarkably well told tale, in pictures and text, of the legendary Will James, artist and storyteller. A very handsome copy. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very minimal shelf wear, spine lightly sun toned, else bright and clean. Rust cloth boards...   Item #1140
Price: $50.00

Will Soule. Indian Photographer at Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1869-74.

Los Angeles, CA: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1972. First Edition thus. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. A collection of exceptional images captured by Soule during his time photographing the construction of Fort Sill, includes essays and well crafted image notes. A very handsome copy. Very minimal shelf/edge wear, soft crease near front...   Item #874
Price: $75.00

Twilight of the Jackass Prospector:. Death Valley Area Portraits of the 1930's.

Morongo Valley, CA: Sagebrush Press, 1982. First Edition. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. A remarkable collection of images from the 1930s in and around Death Valley. The cover image, a 1935 color portrait taken in Ballarat, is exceptional. A near pristine copy of this increasing scarce volume. Very minimal shelf/edge wear, else...   Item #1230
Price: $75.00

The Marvellous Country:. or, Three Years in Arizona and New Mexico, The Apaches' Home. Comprising a Description of This Wonderful Country, Its Immense Mineral Wealth, Its Magnificent Mountain Scenery, the Ruins of Ancient Towns and Cities Found Therein.

Amherst, N.S. Rogers & Black, 1973 [1874]. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Produced to stimulate settlement in the region. This Nova Scotia imprint is the scarcest edition (and First Canadian) of this well known book (N.B. most bibliographies do not identify this edition (See, Howes C-8)). A quite handsome copy of...  Item #2007
Price: $450.00

In the Land of the Head-Hunters:. Indian Life and Indian Lore: Illustrated with Photographs by the Author.

Yonkers-on-Hudson: World Book Company, 1915 [1919]. Later Printing. Hardcover. Overall, rather nice copy of this rather scarce and desirable volume. Light shelf wear, touch of fraying at head and heel, touch of soiling to boards, small water stain at top of text block with very minimal penetration to leaves, else...   Item #2066
Price: $150.00

The Trading Post Guidebook. Where to find the Trading Posts, Galleries, Auctions, Artists, and Museums of the Four Corners Region.

Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing, 1995. First Edition. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Nice blurb by Tony Hillerman. Scarce and much sought after reference volume. A near pristine copy. Very minimal shelf wear, small soft crease at lower front corner, else tight, bright and unmarred. Oblong 8vo. 241pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates)...   Item #1566
Price: $55.00

Cowboy Culture. The Last Frontier of American Antiques.

West Chester, Pa. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Outstanding reference work about the artful objects of the Wild West, superb photographs and detailed text. A handsome copy. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very light shelf/edge wear, one small (>3mm), closed tear and a hint of sun fading...   Item #920
Price: $75.00

Cowboys, Indians and the Big Picture.

Chestnut Hill, MA: McMullen Museum/Boston College, 2002. First Edition. Original Wraps. Exhibition catalogue, Oct. 6-Dec. 8, 2002. A very handsome copy. Very minor shelf/edge wear, small shop/price sticker at rear wrap, else tight, bright and unmarred. Light brown stiff wraps, brown ink lettering. 4to. 113pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates)...  Item #3795
Price: $35.00

First Families of the Southwest.

Kansas City, MO: Fred Harvey, nd. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Overall, the fragile boards are in remarkably good shape, textblock is exceptional. A handsome copy of this scarce volume. Moderate shelf/edge wear (focused at head, heel and tips), light rubbing to paper onlay, chipping at bottom of spine hinge at...   Item #3775
Price: $175.00

Unto These Hills:. A Drama of the Cherokee.

Chapel Hill, NC: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1950. First Edition. Original Wraps. Hint of foxing at text block edges (non-penetrating), else tight, bright and unmarred. Pictorial wraps. 8vo. 100pp. Illus. (b/w plates).  Item #2691
Price: $35.00

The American Cowboy.

New York: Scribners, 1942 [1945]. Second Printing (presumed). Hardcover. Illustrations also by Will James. Wonderful "western" bookplate (pen and ink sketch of man on horseback). Flaws notwithstanding, a very presentable copy of this rather scarce volume. Very light shelf wear, on small bump in upper rear board, small area of...   Item #2012
Price: $85.00

J.E. Stimson:. Photographer of the West.

Lincoln: Univ of Nebraska Press, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. A very handsome copy of this renowned collection. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ bright and clean. Cream cloth boards, gilt lettering, in blind decorative elements. 4to. 203pp (plus np plate pages). Illus. (b/w plates).  Item #613
Price: $125.00

Language of the Robe. American Indian Trade Blankets.

Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith, 1992. First Edition, as stated. Hardcover. An outstanding reference volume, with examples of all 5 major manufacturers showing the history and humanity of the trade blanket classified by pattern and time period. Very minimal shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very minimal...   Item #1159
Price: $55.00

A Daughter of the Sioux:. A Tale of the Indian Frontier.

New York: Hobart Co. 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Lively tale of love, war and intrigue at Fort Frayne on the Indian frontier in the 1880s. Light shelf/edge wear, touch of fraying at head of spine, light rubbing to color pastedown, else tight, bright and unmarred. Red cloth boards, gilt lettering...   Item #1302
Price: $75.00

William H. Jackson.

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Morgan & Morgan, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor shelf wear, bumped at head and heel, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very light shelf wear, else bright and clean. Gray coated paper boards, brown in lettering, beige endpapers, frontispiece. 4to. 158pp. Illus. (b/w plates).  Item #1707
Price: $55.00

Handbook of North American Indians:. California: Volume 8.

Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Light shelf wear, very minor rubbing of label, manufacturing ripple at ffep, else tight, bright and unmarred (both volumes appear to have been unopened). Gray cloth boards, red ink label, gilt lettering, black ink lettering, in blind decorative elements, gray endpages. 4to. 800...   Item #2163
Price: $75.00

Interior West:. The Craft & Style of Thomas Molesworth.

Cody, WY: Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1989. First Edition. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Exhibition catalog (the first of Molesworth's furniture). Opening his store in Cody, WY, in 1931, he produced a long series of original, often challenging, pieces of furniture for the next 30 years. Collected here are remarkable examples of...  Item #2050
Price: $75.00

Comparing Cowboys and Frontiers.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Examing the frontiers of North and South America and the men (and women?) who transformed them from Spanish colonial days into the 20th century. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ bright and clean. Faux-leather boards, yellow ink lettering. 8vo. 320pp. Illus...   Item #1718
Price: $25.00

American Frontiers:. The Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1867-1874.

Millerton, N.Y. Aperture/Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. A wonderful collection of images from the lens of the photographer for King and Wheeler Geological Surveys, among the first photographers to cross the American frontier. Light shelf wear, top and bottom edges of boards sun touched, head of spine...   Item #1725
Price: $95.00

The Ranch Papers:. A California Memoir.

Santa Monica, CA: Lapis Press, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. A history of the famed Hollister Ranch on the central coast of California. Owned by the same family for over 100 years and written by one of the family, it is a rich and wonderfully told tale, well illustrated with period...  Item #1731
Price: $45.00


Bartlesville, OK: Frank Phillips Foundation, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. The tale, in pictures and text, of the Western art museum & wildlife refuge located in the Osage Hills of Northern Oklahoma. A very handsome copy. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very light shelf wear, else bright and clean. Rust...   Item #1169
Price: $45.00

The Unchanging Hopi.

Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. One of the better overviews of the Hopi's history and way of life, richly illustrated. A very nice reading copy. Very minor shelf/edge wear, publishers gift plate on ffep (indicating donation), smallish dealer plate on ffep, ex libris with VA hospital library...   Item #3963
Price: $25.00

She's Tricky Like Coyote:. Annie Miner Peterson, an Oregon Coast Indian Woman.

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume 224 of The Civilization of the American Indian Series. This is the first real biography of an American Indian linguistic told from her perspective as a working-class Pacific Northwest Indian woman. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ bright and clean. Blue...   Item #1732
Price: $30.00