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1 Botkin, B.A. A Treasury of American Folklore
NY Crown Publishers 1944 6th Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket Anthology 8vo -- -8.5 In 
932 pp. Index. Blue cloth, with sunned spine, faded titling, browned endpapers. Text clean, binding firm. Bumped corners. A Library of Congress folklorist has assembled a broad sampling of American folklore from all regions -- anecdotes, folksongs, tall tales, jokes, legends, etc. with notes on sources, which include books, old newspaper articles, field research,etc. . Edited for a popular readership, but includes material of interest to scholars. Foreword by Carl Sandburg. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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2 Dearmond, R. N., Ed. Klondike Newsman: Stroller White
Skagway, Alaska Lynn Canal Publishing 1990 0945284039 / 9780945284031 2nd Edition Trade Paperback Fine 8mo -- 8.5 In Tall 
237pp., plus 8 pp. glossy b&w historical photos. Nearly new, tight, clean, no markings, slight wear along top edge of spine. An anthology of columns written by newspaper reporter Elmer White circa 1900 during the Klondike Gold Rush in northern Alaska. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Oscar Wilde Discovers America: A Novel, Edwards, Louis
3 Edwards, Louis Oscar Wilde Discovers America: A Novel
NY . Scribner 2003 0743236890 / 9780743236898 First Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8vo -- 9.25 in 
287 pp. Nearly new, no markings, price sticker on dj. An historical novel based on Wilde's tour of the American West and the experiences of his black valet. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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4 Forbis, William H. The Cowboys
NY Time-Life Books 1980 Full-Leather Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
240 pp., numerous photos, some in color. Bibliography. Retired Time journalist from Montana gives factual overview of the cowboy and his daily life in this attractive picture book. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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5 Forge, Brad Best Time of Year: A Story of Violence, Lies and Love in the Old West
Santa Barbara, California Astral Publishing Co. 2001 0964586770 / 9780964586772 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall Inscribed By Author
272 pp. Close to new, sticker remains on front cover. Inscribed by author to "Fran a fellow golfer..." A novel about ranch life and buffalo hunting in Colorado circa 1900. / orig 25, may 2016, m-d to 23. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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6 Gilchrist, Micaela The Good Journey
NY Simon & Schuster 2001 0684871432 / 9780684871431 First Edition Trade Paperback Good Advance Uncorrected Proofs 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
396 pp. Slight edgewear, text slightly thumbed. Dampstain upper right corner.no markings, no spine creases. Proof version of a historical romance about a young woman in the 19th century who marries an older, taciturn general and goes off with him to the Wild West for adventures with Indians. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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Living in the Runaway West: Partisan Views from Writers on the Range, High Country News Editors, Eds
7 High Country News Editors, Eds Living in the Runaway West: Partisan Views from Writers on the Range
Golden, Colorado, Fulcrum Publishing 2000 1555910483 / 9781555910488 1st Printing Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo--8.75 in Tall 
244 pp. Lightly read, no creases in spine. Text clean, still very close to new. Subtitled: Partisan views from Writers on the Range. An anthology of more than 70 mini-essays on the modern American West, its pressures from urban and suburban growth and its ecological issues. Some of the pieces are personal reflections about life in or on the edge of endangered wilderness. The pieces were taken from syndicated writings sponsored by High Country News in Colorado. 
Price: 4.70 USD
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8 Janetski, Joel C. Indians of Yellowstone Park
Salt Lake City, Utah Bonneville Books (University of Utah) 1987 0874802725 / 9780874802726 Trade Papeback Very Good 8vo -- 9 in High 
90 pp. on coated stock. Several b&w historical photos and maps. Cover curled, with edge crinkling of acetate along fore edge. Text clean. Cover photo shows Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe. An overview of Native Americans past and present who inhabited land now preserved as Yellowstone National Park. With reference notes. A populare history written by an archaeologist. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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9 Kopit, Arthur Indians
NY Hill & Wang Pub 1969 First Edition Cloth Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
81 pp. Library discard stampings, shelf tag on spine. Else very good, no other markings, light toning. A play about the American West, first performed in London in 1968, then in the United States. Characters include Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull and Wild Bill Hickock. With photos from the NY production, showing actor Stacy Keach and others. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Mysteries and Miracles of Colorado: Guide Book to the Genuinely Bizarre, Kutz, Jack
10 Kutz, Jack Mysteries and Miracles of Colorado: Guide Book to the Genuinely Bizarre
Corrales, New Mexico Rhombus Pub Co 1993 0936455055 / 9780936455051 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo-- 7.25 in Tall 
222 pp. Light wear, nearly new, slight spine creasing. An entertaining collection of folktales, urban legends and ghost stories from various parts of Colorado. Subjects include the Granby idol, Packer the cannibal, the Rock Springs diamond field and the 1966 UFO reports. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Mysteries and Miracles of Colorado: Guide Book to the Genuinely Bizarre, Kutz, Jack
11 Kutz, Jack Mysteries and Miracles of Colorado: Guide Book to the Genuinely Bizarre
Corrales, New Mexico Rhombus Pub Co 1993 0936455055 / 9780936455051 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo-- 7.25 in Tall 
222 pp. Light wear, nearly new, slight spine creasing. An entertaining collection of folktales, urban legends and ghost stories from various parts of Colorado. Subjects include the Granby idol, Packer the cannibal, the Rock Springs diamond field and the 1966 UFO reports. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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The Road to Lame Deer, Mader, Jerry
12 Mader, Jerry The Road to Lame Deer
Lincoln, Nebraska Univ of Nebraska Pr 2002 0803231032 / 9780803231030 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall 
As new, crisp, no markings, slight edgewear to dj. A white photographer-writer offers an intensely personal account of his efforts to meet, befriend and photograph the Northern Cheyenne in Lame Deer, Montana. Several b&w photos, contemporary and historical, are included. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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13 McClintock, Walter Old Indian Trails
Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin 1992 0395611555 / 9780395611555 Reprint Trade Paperback Fine Trade Paperback 8vo --8.25 in Tall 
336 pp. with b&w historical photos by the author. Virtually new, no markings. Clean covers and text. Binding tight. A modern reprint of a 1923 memoir of a Yale-educated photographer who in 1896 decided to live for many years with the Blackfoot tribe in the Great Plains. Details about daily life, Native American beliefs and rituals, hunting, folktales, plural marriage, interaction with white cowboys, etc. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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14 McMurtry, Larry Folly and Glory: A Novel (The Berrybender Narratives, Book 4)
NY Simon & Schuster 2004 0743233050 / 9780743233057 First Edition Cloth Strip and Boards Fine Fine 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
236 pp. Tight, square, no markings, gift quality. Final volume of the four-book Berrybender saga as eccentric Lord Berrybender and his entourage decide where to go from Santa Fe. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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The Wandering Hill (Berrybender Narrative, Bk 2), McMurtry, Larry
15 McMurtry, Larry The Wandering Hill (Berrybender Narrative, Bk 2)
NY Simon & Schuster 2003 0743233034 / 9780743233033 First Edition Cloth & Boards Fine Fine Historical Fiction 8vo -- 9.5 In.l 
302 pp. Pristine, gift quality. No markings. Vol 2 of the Berrybender saga. The English family and their retainers continue their rambling up the Missouri River in the 1830s. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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16 Mills, Joe A Mountain Boyhood
Lincoln, Nebraska Bison Books 1988 0803281544 / 9780803281547 Repirnt Trade Paperback Very Good Facsimile Reprint 8vo -- 8 in Tall Comstock, Enos P. 
311 pp. Corners thumbed. Binding firm, spine uncreased. No markings. A first printing of a reproduction of the 1926 edition from J.H. Sears Co. A pioneer's account of life in the Estes Park region of the Colorado Rockies. Estes Park was just a crossroads in 1899, when young Joe Mills first saw Colorado's Front Range. A would-be Robinson Crusoe, Joe scaled peaks, watched wild animals, hunted and trapped, and roughed it in the1900-1930 period and later wrote about it for Boys Life magazine. Introduction and notes by James H Pickering of the University of Houston. Mills lived 1880 to 1935. Includes map of Longs Peak. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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17 Norman, William M. A Portion of My Life.. Being a Short & Imperfect History Wrriten While a Prisoner of War on Johnson's Island 1864
Winston-Salem, North Carolina John F. Blair 1959 First Edition Cloth Very Good + Very Good + Ex Library 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
292 pp. Although ex-library, this copy is nearly new, with just one borrowing recorded on library card on rear endpaper. Colored endpapers. Text clean. Mylar protector of dust jacket.Highly readable autobiography of a North Carolina man who tried teaching in Virginia and later a series of jobs in the the Midwest before spending some time in at a salt refinery in Nebraska Territory. Later he joined the Confederate army in Viriginia and fought several battles before being captured and sent to a POW camp on Johnson's Island in Lake Erie. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Pillsbury, Dorothy L. Star Over Adobe
The Lightning Tree 1983 0890160686 / 9780890160688 First Paperback Edition Trade Papeback Good + 8vo -- 8 in Tall Kurman, Richard 
208 pp. Corners curled and thumbed, top edge of front cover scuffed.Light to moderate wear. No markings in text. Light rubbing to spine edges. Frontispiece plus several illustrations. A collection of vignettes of life in a New Mexican village during the Christmas season, told by a social worker who has a keen eye for the interactions of Hispanic, Zuni and Anglo cultures. This was Ms. Pillsbury's fourth book about traditional life in the Santa Fe area, where she lived 25 years before her death in 1967. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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19 Ridings, Sam P. The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail
Medford, Oklahoma Grant County Historical Society 1975 Reprint Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
591 pp., with more than 50 hb&w historical photos and drawings. A Bicentennial Edition reprint of a history first published in 1936. Light wear, light fading of gilt design and titling. Text clean, no markings or notes. Index. 37 chapters. Some chapter titles include: Jesse Chisholm, John Chisum, Brinton Darlington and his Quakers, Indian Tribes Familiar to the Trail, Mexicans as Trailmen and their Habits, Horses of the Frontier, Capture of Frank Swaggart by the Indians. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory, Roberts, Randy and Olson, James S.
20 Roberts, Randy and Olson, James S. A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory
NY Touchstone (Simon & Schuster) 2002 0743212339 / 9780743212335 1st Thus Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo 
356 pp., 16 pp. glossy b&w historical photos. Index, bibliography, reference notes. Text clean, close to new. Readable narrative of Santa Anna's siege of the Alamo (held by Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Travis in March 1836. How a minor battle grew into a major myth, told from both the Mexican and American perspectives. Roberts and Olson are professors of history at Purdue and Sam Houston State, respectively. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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