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  Section 2 : Ferris through Nystel

71. Ferris, Warren A. LIFE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: A DIARY OF WANDERINGS ON THE SOURCES OF THE RIVERS MISSOURI, COLUMBIA, AND COLORADO, FROM FEBRUARY 1830 TO NOVEMBER, 1833... EDITED, AND WITH A LIFE OF FERRIS, AND A HISTORY OF EXPLORATIONS AND FUR TRADE BY PAUL C. PHILLIPS. Denver, Rosenstock, 1940. [98],365pp. Illus., large folding map by Ferris, 5 plates. Original cloth(d.j.) Fine copy. First edition. Howes F100: " First full length description of the Yellowstone region." Not in Graff. $300.00

72. Fisk, James L. EXPEDITION OF CAPTAIN FISK TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. LETTER FROM...TRANSMITTING REPORT OF CAPTAIN FISK OF HIS LATE EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND IDAHO. Wash., HD45, 1864. 39pp. Dbd. First edition. Howes F154A, House issue: "Captain Fisk commanded an escort for an Idaho emigrant Company." Wagner-Camp 399: "This document begins with an 'Itinerary of Route from Fort Benton to Bannock City,' followed by Captain Fisk's report entitled 'North Overland Expedition, for the Protection of Emigrants...' The document concludes with " Itinerary of route from Fort Abercrombie to Fort Benton." $150.00

73. [FLORIDA]. GREAT SOUTHERN RAILWAY, A TRUNK LINE, BETWEEN THE NORTH AND THE TROPICS, TO WITHIN NINETY MILES OF HAVANA, CONNECTING AT THE NEAREST POSSIBLE POINT WITH THE WEST INDIES, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA. N.Y., Hickock, 1878. xiii,267pp. Illus., large folding map. Original gold stamped small 4to cloth(lightly ex-lib). First edition. Clark: Travels in the New South 1:89: "This is a grandiose description of a projected railway which was later built as the Florida East Coast. For almost three hundred pages the authors proclaimed the economic might of the nation, the Ohio Valley, the South, and the future of Florida. There is a good amount of statistical material, reviews of the history and progress of other railways, and the action of the Florida legislature. The large folding map shows the railway system of the eastern half o the United States, with the Great Southern route projected from Millen, Georgia to Key West." The map was a Julius Bien photo litho, showing eastern U.S. from the Great Lakes to Venezuela with an inset of the entire U.S. south to the Amazon. Very scarce and important work and map. $400.00

74. Freer, R. L. MEMOIRS, EXTRACTS OF SPEECHES, DIARY OF A JOURNEY TO AMERICA... Hereford, England, 1866. 294pp. Illus., three original photos. Full gold stamped leather. First edition. Howes F358. A very rare travel narrative. Freer left for America, August 16, 1862, arriving at Niagara Falls in September. He also visited Newfoundland. Probably printed in a small edition for family and friends. $450.00

75. Fremont, John Charles. GEOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR UPON UPPER CALIFORNIA. Wash., SMD148, 1848. 67pp. Original printed wrappers, expertly rebacked. First edition. Howes F366: "Map by Preuss, not issued in all copies, if in any, but intended to accompany the pamphlet... his third expedition..." Wagner-Camp-Becker 150: 1. Cowan p. 223. Graff 1429. Sabin 25837. $200.00

76. [FUR TRADE]. Dale, Harrison C. THE ASHLEY-SMITH EXPLORATIONS AND THE DISCOVERY OF A CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, 1822-1829, WITH THE ORIGINAL JOURNALS ... Glendale, Clark, 1941. 360pp. Illus., folding map is frontis, maps, plates, etc. .Original cloth. Revised ediiton. Howes D21. Contains a wealth of material on the fur trade. $175.00

77. [FUR TRADE]. Vandiveer, Clarence A. THE FUR TRADE AND EARLY WESTERN EXPLORATION. Cleveland, Clark, 1929. 316pp. Illus. Original cloth, nice copy. First edition. Perhaps one of the finest books ever done on the North American fur trade. $200.00

78. Gaines, Edmund P. MEMORIAL OF EDMUND P. GAINES, PROPOSING A SYSTEM OF NATIONAL DEFENSE, AND PRAYING ITS ADOPTION BY CONGRESS. Wash., SD256, 1840. 27pp. dbd. First edition. See Howes G7 and Wagner-Camp-Becker 69A and 80 for other works by Gaines on this subject. He advocates floating batteries to protect seaports and harbors, and the construction of military posts all the way west. $75.00

79. Glass, E. L. N., ed. THE HISTORY OF THE TENTH CAVALRY 1866 - 1921. Tucson, Acme, 1921. [1],[145]pp. Illus. Original black keratol with title in gilt in front cover. First edition. . The Tenth Cavalry was organized in 1866 when Congress provided for black regiments in the reorganization bill of 1866. The Act of Increase and Fix the Military Peace Establishment of the Unite States provided "that to the six regiments of cavalry now in service, there shall be added four regiments, two of which shall be composed of colored men." These two became the Ninth and Tenth Regiments of Cavalry. Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson arrived at Fort Leavenworth to organize the regiment which then only existed on the statute books. Glass covers the organization and composition of the unit, its early field service, being Buffalo Soldiers in Arizona, and combat in Cuba and the Philippines. Also involved in the Punitive Expedition after Pancho Villa raided Columbus, New Mexico. Appendix A of this work provides the engagements of the regiment and brief extracts from the Regimental Returns. This regimental history not widely known and is quite rare. Not in Eberstadt, Howes, Decker, etc. Only one hundred copies privately printed for friends and family. $1850.00

80. Greene, Max. THE KANZAS REGION: FOREST, PRAIRIE, DESERT, MOUNTAIN, VALE AND RIVER. DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENERY, CLIMATE, WILD PRODUCTIONS, CAPABILITIES OF SOIL, AND COMMERCIAL RESOURCES; INTERSPERSED WITH INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL... N.Y., Fowler and Wells, 1856. 192,[12]pp. Illus., map. Original small 8vo cloth. First edition. Howes G383. Graff 1650. Wagner-Camp-Becker 276: "This well written book contains a good account of the prairie and mountain region with many incidents in the author's own experiences from 1850 to 1855, as well as a history of the Santa Fe trade and descriptions of the Santa Fe Trail." Sabin 28607. Streeter Sale III: 1821 $950.00

81. Hafen, LeRoy R. and Francis Marion Young. FORT LARAMIE AND THE PAGEANT OF THE WEST, 1834-1890. Glendale, Clark, 1938. 429pp. Illus. Original cloth, spine lightly faded. On front flyleaf "For Paul H. Gantt, fellow student of western history. Cordially L. R. Hafen." First edition. Howes H11. Contains important material on the fur trade, first emigrants, missionaries, rival forts, pony express, Utah expedition, Black Hills, Wyoming, Harney massacres, etc. Adams Guns 888. $250.00

82. Hamilton, W. T. MY SIXTY YEARS ON THE PLAINS: TRAPPING, TRADING, AND INDIAN FIGHTING. N.Y., 1905. 244pp. Illus. by Charles Russell. Original pictorial cloth. First edition. Howes H139. Rader 1755. Smith 4019. Graff 1759: "Practically the whole of the work is a recital of the author's adventures and experiences in the Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain country and among its Indian tribes during three years [1842 - 45] spent in these regions in company with Williams." $200.00

83. Harmon, Daniel W. A JOURNAL OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOUR OF NORTH AMERICA, BETWEEN THE 47TH AND 58TH DEGREES OF NORTH LATITUDE, EXTENDING FROM MONTREAL NEARLY TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 5,000 MILES, INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL OCCURRENCES DURING A RESIDENCE OF NINETEEN YEARS, IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY... Andover, 1820. 432pp. Illus., folding map., portrait. Original full calf, some foxing in text. First edition. The first edition of this interesting work, edited for publication by Daniel Haskell, who surreptitiously inserted some religious maunderings not found in the author's manuscript. Harmon joined the North West Company in 1808 travelled to Lake Winnipeg and the Assinniboine, where he stayed some seven years. His later travels took him to Ft. William, New Caledonia, Ft. Vermillion, Ft. Chipewyan, etc. The map was engraved by Annin & Smith, Boston, and shows the northern United States and Canada to the Pacific Ocean in good detail. Wagner-Camp 17. Field 656. Graff 1786. Howes H205. Shaw 1518. Streeter Sale 3692. Peel 63. Lande 1216. TPL 1171. Pilling 1664. $1000.00

84. Haynes, William Barber. DUCK AND DUCK SHOOTING... Chicago, Haleton, 1924. 160pp. Illus., from photographs, plates, live drawings, vignettes. Largely wild fowling in North Carolina's Currituck and Pamlico Sounds. Original cloth, lacks flyleaves, some light wear at lower spine. First edition. Phillips p.165 : "a good book" (an unusual comment for this bibliography.) $400.00

85. Henry, Alexander and David Thompson. NEW LIGHT ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE GREATER NORTHWEST. THE JOURNALS OF... N.Y., Edited by E. Coues, 1897. 3 vols: [28],446; [6],447-916; [6],917-1027pp. Illus., port., 4 maps. Original gree cloth, gld stamped on spine. First edition. One of 1100 copies. Howes H419. Not in Graff. Contains the manuscript journals of these two major northwest company figures. They explored among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan, Missouri and Columbia Rivers. A most important source work. Wagner-Camp- Becker 7,note. Smith 4350. Tweney 9. $950.00

86. Hermes, Karl Heinrich. DIE ENTDECTUNG VON AMERICA DURCH DIE ISLANDER IM ZEHNTEN UND EILSTEN JAHRHUNDERTE. Braunschweig, Bieweg und Sohn, 1844. [5],134pp. Illus., l folding plate. Contemp. marbled boards with cloth spine. First edition. Howes H438. Not in Graff, Soliday, Eberstadt or Decker. A work on early discovery from the time of Erik the Red. The plate shows the Runes Stone of the Cable Sound River in Massachusetts. No copies on the net or at auction. Very scarce and important work on early America. $950.00

87. Hesse, Nicholas. DAS WESTLICHE NORDAMERIKA, IN BESONDERER BEZIEHUNG AUF DIE DEUTSCHEN EINWANDERER ... Padeburn, 1838. [22],224pp. Illus., folding map showing part of Missouri. Modern 1/2 leather in cloth case. First edition. Howes H446 who states: "Chiefly on Missouri; some information on Arkansas and Texas." Not in Streeter Texas, Eberstadt, Soliday, or Decker. Graff 1873, first edition. Hubach p.80-81: "The tale of Nicholas Hesse, written in his log house on the Osage River in Missouri, expressed his disappointment with the midwest, thus tending to discourage possible settlers..." $1500.00

88. Hewitt, Randall H. ACROSS THE PLAINS AND OVER THE DIVIDE: A MULE TRAIN JOURNEY FROM EAST TO WEST IN 1862, AND INCIDENCE CONNECTED THEREWITH. N.Y., Broadway, [1906]. [3],521,[12]pp. Illus.,59 plates which includes the plate facing page 320 which appears in only a few copies, folding map. Original pictorial cloth. Greatly enlarged edition . Howes H457. Smith 4394. Graff 1876: "One of the best of the Oregon trail narratives." Wagner-Camp-Becker 391 " Hewitt's journal was made, for the most part, over a hitherto unknown and dangerous route; from Dundee, Illinois to St. Joe, then up to Council Bluffs, overland to Laramie, Fort Hall, up to Coeur d'Alene, Spokane Falls, Portland and Olympia. He kept a careful diary, and this narrative is one of the few substantial accounts of an 1862 crossing." Streeter Sale 5:3211. $500.00

89. Hill, Alexander S. FROM HOME TO HOME; AUTUMN WANDERINGS IN THE NORTH-WEST IN THE YEARS 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884... New York, Judd, 1884. [10},432pp. Illus., 11 helio-grauvres, woodcuts in text, , 2 folding maps at rear. Original pictorial gold stamped cloth, joints lightly rubbed , small label removed from lower spine.] First Am edition. Adams Herd 1033. Howes H479: "For attack on the questionable practices of Hill's Canadian Ranch, see Craig, John R. (Ranching with Lords and Commons). The operations of this cattle combine extended into the United States." Smith 4456. Graff . The author accused the ranch manager, John Craig, of mismanagement. Craig responded to Hill's accusations in his own memoir "Ranching with Lords and Commons." - a Merrill : Aristocrat of the Cow Country." $1000.00

90. Hind, Henry Youle. NORTH-WEST TERRITORY. REPORTS OF PROGRESS; TOGETHER WITH A PRELIMINARY AND GENERAL REPORT ON THE ASSINIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION, MADE UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE PROVINCIAL SECRETARY, CANADA... Toronto, 1859. 201pp. Illus., 8 folded maps, 2 plates. Contemporary quarter calf over boards, printed paper label on front cover. First edition. Graff 1893. Peel 211. Sabin 31937. Wagner-Camp 300:1. Streeter 3726: "The area explored, called 'Rupert's land,' covers 4000 miles between the 49th and 54th Parallels and 96 degrees and 107 degrees longitude. The report is an extremely thorough one." TPL 3912. Lande 1293. $500.00

91. Holden, William Curry. ROLLIE BURNS; OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE RANCHING INDUSTRY ON THE SOUTH PLAINS. Dallas, Southwest Press, [1932]. Original cloth. First edition, second state. vii,253pp. Original cloth. Adams Herd 1050: "There seems to be some confusion regarding the first state of this book. The publishers first bound 500 copies in tan cloth, with a frontispiece portrait of Rollie Burns. When the publishers went into bankruptcy, they had 500 unbound copies on hand, which were taken over by the author. He had them bound in green cloth by Carl Hertzog, of El Paso, Texas, but as he failed to secure the plates for the cover and the frontispiece, these copies have no frontis. One of 500 copies printed. Howes H582. Reese Six Score # 60. $150.00

92. Holmes, David (Rev.) and Rev. John M. Austin. A DEBATE ON THE DOCTRINES OF ATONEMENT, UNIVERSAL SALVATION, AND ENDLESS PUNISHMENT. HELD IN GENEVA, CAYUGA CO., N.Y., FROM DECEMBER 28TH, 1847 TO JANUARY 5TH, 1848... REPORTED BY W. E. BISHOP, ESQ., OF ALBANY, AND ADVISED BY THE PARTIES. Auburn, N.Y., Alden Markham, , 1848. (1)page errata as a frontis.), 823pp., last page glued at inner margin to rear cover, no text affected. Original cloth, gold stamped on spine, wear to joints, and light chipping at lower spine. First edition. Apparently neither of these debaters ever ascribed to brevity. It took three days and over 800 pages of bombast and doctrine to get through this marathon of ideology. $250.00

93. Horn, Hosea B. HORN'S OVERLAND GUIDE, FROM THE U. S. INDIAN SUB-AGENCY, COUNCIL BLUFFS, ON THE MISSOURI RIVER, TO THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO, IN CALIFORNIA, CONTAINING A TABLE OF DISTANCES, AND SHOWING ALL THE RIVERS, CREEKS, LAKES, SPRINGS, MOUNTAINS, HILLS, CAMPING PLACES AND OTHER PROMINENT OBJECTS... AND THE DISTANCES FROM PLACE TO PLACE, AND FROM THE MISSOURI RIVER, ACCURATELY ASCERTAINED, WITH A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE MAP. N.Y., Colton, 1852. 83,[1]pp., [18 adv. pp.]. Illus., large folded map "To Illustrate Horn's Overland Guide to California and Oregon..." The map has some foxing is a little crinkled and has some small tears at a fold. Original 16mo cloth, gold stamped on front cover with the "N" of Horn faded, in half morocco slipcase. A rare work in any condition This is the second issue with the comments of the press on p.5 Cowan p.292. Graff 1952. Kurutz 343b. Sabin 33021. Wagner-Camp-Becker 214. Wheat Maps 221. Wheat Mapping the Transmississippi West 715. Howes H641: "Best hand-book for the central route available at the time..." Streeter Sale #3170: "This is one of the best of the guides, as it is one of the few where the distances were closely measured. It is also interesting for the advertisements of many of the ferries, hotels and the like along the Iowa part of the route. These, with running heading ,'Business Advertisements' are on pages [69] - 83. The routes to Salt Lake City, California and Oregon are marked on the map which extends from slightly east of the Mississippi to the Pacific." $7500.00

94. Horn, Tom. LIFE OF TOM HORN, GOVERNMENT SCOUT AND INTERPRETER WRITTEN BY HIMSELF... Denver, [1904]. 317pp. Illus. Original pictorial printed wrappers.(a few nioks on front wrapper and upper spine). First edition. An attempt to vindicate Horn's crimes, it recounts much of his scouting days in Arizona. Adams Guns 1033. Adams Herd 1066. Graff 1957. Jones 1696. Rader 1931. $150.00

95. Hughes, W. E. THE JOURNAL OF A GRANDFATHER. [St. Louis, privately printed, 1912. 239pp. plus plates. Portrait. Original cloth backed boards. good. A presentation copy of this privately printed book, inscribed by Clifton Hughes on the front free endpaper dated 1924 with a four line quotation from Li Po. Limited to an edition of 100 copies. Hughes gives an account of years he spent as a cowboy, ranchman, soldier, and stagecoach driver in the West. He served in the Confederate army during the Civil War under McCulloch, and settled in Young County, Texas. He provides a detailed description of his experiences in the cattle business, as well as a long appraisal of the cattle industry of the late 1800s in Texas; with material on a number of famous cattlemen and ranches, such as Goodnight, Kennedy, and King; and a chapter on Indian depredations, especially those committed by the Kiowas. A trove of Western Americana material. DYKES, COLLECTING RANGE LIFE LITERATURE, p.9 ("very rare"). GRAFF 2007. HOWES C856 (misplaced). First edition. Hughes gives an account of years he spent as a cowboy, ranchman, soldier, and stagecoach driver in the West. He served in the Confederate army during the Civil War under McCulloch, and settled in Young County, Texas. He provides a detailed description of his experiences in the cattle business, as well as a long appraisal of the cattle industry of the late 1800s in Texas; with material on a number of famous cattlemen and ranches, such as Goodnight, Kennedy, and King; and a chapter on Indian depredations, especially those committed by the Kiowas. A trove of Western Americana material. DYKES, COLLECTING RANGE LIFE LITERATURE, p.9 ("very rare"). GRAFF 2007. HOWES C856 (misplaced). $1000.00

96. [IOWA]. Henn, Williams and Co. A TOWNSHIP MAP OF THE STATE OF IOWA COMPILED FROM THE UNITED STATES SURVEYS OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND PERSONA RECONNAISSANCE... [Phila.], 1855. Large folded map, colored, 35" x 21 1/2", folded into gold stamped cloth covers.(old stain 0n front cover and a few spots on rear cover) First edition. Shows streams, roads, towns, post offices, county seats, works of international improvements, etc. Henn, Williams and Co., was located in Fairfield, Iowa. $750.00

97. [IOWA]. Ransom, Harley. PIONEER RECOLLECTIONS: STORIES AND PICTURES DEPICTING THE EARLY HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF IOWA COUNTY. SELECTED FROM THE FAMILY ALBUMS... OF THE DESCENDANTS OF THE PIONEERS... Cedar Rapids, Ia, Hist. Pub. Co., , 1941. 240pp. Illus. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Contains an historical account of Benton County, Iowa. Contains local ads and a mine of interesting data and information $125.00

98. [IOWA]. Smith, Platt. THE DUBUQUE CLAIM CASE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, DECEMBER TERM 1852. HENRY CHOUTEAU V. PATRICK MOLONY. ABSTRACT AND ARGUMENT OF PLATT SMITH FOR DEFENDANT (wrapper title). Dubuque, Ia, Adams, 1852.. 20pp. Original printed wrappers, extracted from a bound to volume. Corner of rear wrapper mended, a few small embossed library stamps. First edition. Iowa Imprints Inventory 49, locates one copy. Eberstadt 138:344: "...history of the famous case involving some 150,000 arpens of land, including present day Dubuque, acquired from the Sac and Fox Indians by Dubuque in 1788. The documents include a transcript of the Indian sale, the papers of Carondelet, Todd, Troudeau, Morales and the patent granted to Moses Austin in 1802." $750.00

99. James, Edwin. ACCOUNT OF AN EXPEDITION FROM PITTSBURGH TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1819 AND 1820...UNDER THE COMMAND OF MAJOR STEPHEN H. LONG.. London, 1823. 3 volumes: (7),344; (7)356; (7)347pp. Illus., map, chart and 8 plates of which 3 are colored. Full calf with gold stamped red and black labels on spines. (volume two has some library markings on back of plates, etc.,else an attractive set) Sabin 35683. Wagner-Camp-Becker 25:2, (long note). Howes J41: "Notable government expedition, commanded by Major Stephen H. Long, supplementing earlier discoveries of Pike and Lewis and Clark, and pronouncing the plains region as nothing but a desert, incapable of cultivation!..." Graff 2188. Field 772. Rader 2046. Sabin 35682. Streeter Sale 1784: "This is perhaps the first published account of a journey up the Platte and then across the watershed to the Arkansas... It is also, I think, the first account of a trip down the Canadian River... This is perhaps the first account of a journey down the Arkansas from above Fort Smith...-TWS".. Pilling 1959. Peel 80. TPL Cat. 1612 $6000.00

100. [KANSAS]. KANSAS IN 1856. AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF THE OUTRAGES IN KANSAS SINCE THE APPOINTMENT OF THE KANSAS INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE, AND NOT EMBRACED IN THEIR REPORT TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. FROM ACTUAL OBSERVATION, AND THE TESTIMONY OF EYEWITNESSES BY AN OFFICER OF THE COMMISSION. [Washington, Buell & Blanchard, 1856. 15,[1]pp., double columns, uncut, stitched. First edition. A recounting of atrocities committed by the pro-slavery LeCompton government against the Free Staters at Lawrence. Includes an eyewitness account of the burning of Lawrence by a mob. The last page of the pamphlet trumpets the Republican Party and urges voters to go against Buchanan Democrats in November. $200.00

101. [KANSAS]. Thayer, Eli. NEW ENGLAND EMIGRANT AID COMPANY AND ITS INFLUENCE, THROUGH THE KANSAS CONTEST, UPON NATIONAL HISTORY. Worcester, Ma, Rice, 1887. 48pp. Original printed wrappers, x-library, light chipping to spine and front wrappers. First edition. $100.00

102. [KANSAS]. Webb, Thomas H. TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES: THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NEW ENGLAND EMIGRANT AID COMPANY RESPECTFULLY ASK YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING FACTS... [Washington, Buell an dBlanchard, 1856]. 8pp. Disbound in cloth box. First edition. A listing of six "prominent errors and misstatements," defending the company and its goals $300.00

103. Kelly, Charles. OLD GREENWOOD. THE STORY OF CALEB GREENWOOD, TRAPPER, PATH FINDER AND EARLY PIONEER OF THE WEST. Salt Lake City, privately printed for the author, Western Printing Co.,, 1936. 128,[5]pp. Illus., photographs by Edgar M. Ledyard and the author. Original green cloth with gold stamping on front cover. First edition. Number 185 of 350 copies printed. Not in Graff. Howes K57. This biographical sketch relates Greenwood's travels from 1763 to 1853, across much of the west and northwest, with accounts of Astoria, the Donner Party, gold mining, etc. $200.00

104. Krakel, Dean F. THE SAGA OF TOM HORN: THE STORY OF A CATTLEMAN'S WAR WITH PERSONAL NARRATIVES, NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS, AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS AND TESTIMONIES... [Laramie, Wy., Powder River], 1954. [9],277pp. Illus., original cloth, d.j. First edition. Adams Herd 1256(expurgated issue with pp. 13-54 and several illustrations replaced): "A thorough study of the trial and execution of Tom Horn. More than half the book is about the trial, including the questions of attorneys and the answers of the witnesses as the case progressed..." Adams Guns 1287. Singed by Krakel on endpaper. # 632 stamped on front endpaper as well. $175.00

105. Kretschmer, Konrad. DIE ENTDECKUNG AMERIKAS IN ...DEDEUTUNG FUR DIE GESCHICHTE DES WELTBILDES. Berlin, 1892. [24],471pp. Modern folio cloth with gold stamped leather label on front cover, spine is cloth with a printed label on upper backstrip, few x-library markings. This copy lacks the atlas (as usual) First edition. Howes K267. Deals with the new world in the 16th century, with material on Toscannell and Columbus. A very hard to find work on early America. $475.00

106. LaChapelle, A. De. LE COMITE DE RAOUSSET-BOULBON E L'EXPEDITIONDE LA SONORE. Paris, Dentu, 1859. 318pp., half title. Portrait and folding map : "Carte De La Sonore El De La Basse Californie... 25.8 x 21.5 cm. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, title in gilt on spine with extra gilt. Very nice copy of a rare item. First edition. Howes L6. The author, who was the chief editor of the "Messager de San Francisco" served with Count Raousset-Boulbon on his ill-fated filibustering expedition in an effort to establish a French colony in Sonora and envisioned the capture of the mines in Arizona. He provides an intimate account of this expedition. "The work opens with a biographical account of Raousset's career before his arrival in California, after which his history is continued down to the time of his tragical death." - Bancroft La Chapelle and the count were captured by Mexicans and imprisoned in Guaymas and sentenced to death, but he was pardoned by Santa Ana. The count's fate was more severe as he faced the Mexican firing squad ending this disastrous expedition. The map is of interest depicting Sonora, Baja California and portions of southern New Mexico, Arizona, California and a small piece of southwestern Texas. The Indian tribes along the border are shown, along with the Gadsden Territory, Ft. Yuma, Tucson, El Paso, Colorado City, San Diego, mountain ranges, rivers and streams, and other small villages. Cowan p. 339. Not in Phillips. Bound with Raousset-Boulbon's "Une Conversion", 277,(1)pp. $1850.00

107. Langworthy, Franklin. SCENERY OF THE PLAINS, MOUNTAINS AND MINES; OR, A DIARY KEPT UPON THE OVERLAND ROUTE TO CALIFORNIA, BY WAY OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE: TRAVELS IN THE CITIES, MINES, AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS - EMBRACING THE RETURN BY THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1850, '51, '52 AND '53... Ogdensburg, N.Y., Sprague, 1855. 324pp. Original black cloth, small chip at top of gold stamped spine. First edition. Graff 2892. Howes L84. Jones 1336. Matthews p.326. Rader 2201. Sabin 38904. Streeter 3179. Wagner-Camp-Becker 258: "Langworthy crossed the Missouri river at Council Bluffs on May 14, 1850. He reached Fort Laramie on June 13, South Pass on June 29, Granite Pass by way of Salt Lake City on September 9, and the Humboldt Sink on October 2. He crossed over the Sierra Nevada by way of Carson Pass, and arrived at Ringgold, near Placerville, on October 21, a total of 160 days from departure. The overland journey occupied the first 180 pages of the book, with the balance devoted to describing California and the return trip via Nicaragua...." Cowan p.383. Flake 4742: "Mormons in 'Canesville'; Mormon speculations. Also a trip through Salt Lake City in 1850 with notes of Mormonism." Inscribed preentation copy from "the author"on front flyleaf dated Nov. 1855 $1000.00

108. Laut, Agnes C. THE BLAZED TRAIL OF THE OLD FRONTIER: BEING THE LOG OF THE UPPER MISSOURI HISTORICAL EXPEDITION UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE GOVERNORS AND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS OF MINNESOTA, NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA, AND MONTANA FOR 1925. N.Y., McBride, 1926. [12],271pp. Illus.,( 35 drawings by Charles Russell, 22 halftones). Original cloth in original box. First edition. Howes L143. Not in Graff. Yost and Renner 40. Contains material on LaVerendrye, Thompson, Fort Union, Chief Joseph, Lewis and Clark, etc. $200.00

109. Lee, John D. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE, 1846-47 AND 1859. EDITED BY CHARLES KELLY. Salt Lake City, Privately Printed by Rollo Bishop Watt, Western Printing, 1938. 244,(7)pp. Illus., map, 13 portraits and plates. Original small quarto gold stamped cloth, private library embossed stamp on 2 leaves, E. B. Coolidge's bookplate on inside front cover. #176 of 250 copies. First edition. Howes L208: "Records events connected with the 1847 migration, Mountain Meadows Massacre, etc." Not in Graff or Flake. $750.00

110. [LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION]. Allen, John Logan. PASSAGE THROUGH THE GARDEN: LEWIS AND CLARK AND THE IMAGE OF THE AMERICAN NORTHWEST. Urbana, Ill, U. Ill, [1975]. [26],412pp. Illus, 47 port., plates, maps, etc. Original small 4to green cloth, d.j. First edition. An important contribution to this great exploration. $175.00

111. Longsworth, Basil Nelson. DIARY OF BASIL NELSON LONGSWORTH, MARCH 15, 1853 TO JANUARY 22, 1854. COVERING THE PERIOD OF HIS MIGRATION FROM OHIO TO OREGON. Denver, Harrington, 19297. 43,[1]pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Howes L458. Mintz 301. Smith 6091. Graff 2430: '...this is a detailed day-by-day contemporary diary - a real overland." Eberstadt Cat 135:710: "A circumstantial day-by-day of the journey with accounts of the country, trials, forts, Indians and incidents of the route." $300.00

112. Lyon, David. NAGRA WALMENTA RAD OCH UPPLYSNINGAR FOR SWENSKA UTWANDRARE TIL AMERIKANSKA STATERNA... Falun, [Sweden], Schmidt, 1869. 60pp. Illus., large folding map. Original printed front wrapper. A rare guide for Swedish emigrants to America. Includes data on how farmlands are divided and U.S. weights and measures. The map shows railroads west to St. Paul and Fort Laramie, as well as the route from Sweden to Quebec, thence through lower Canada, to Michigan and Wisconsin. Lyon was general agent for the Montreal Steamship Company and Grand Trunk Railway. We had our last copy in 1990. No copies on the internet, $600.00

113. MacDonald, James. FOOD FROM THE FAR WEST; OR, AMERICAN AGRICULTURE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE BEEF PRODUCTION AND IMPORTATION OF DEAD MEAT FROM AMERICA TO GREAT BRITAIN. N.Y., Judd, [1878]. [16[,331,[4]pp. Illus. Original gold stamped cloth(small nick at top of spine, else very nice). First American edition. Adams Herd 1393. Merrill Aristocrat, p.21. One of the great 19th century works on the American cattle trade. $375.00

114. [MASSACHUSETTS]. Little, George T. DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE LITTLE WHO CAME TO NEWBURY, MASSACHUSETTS IN 1640. Cambridge, Mass, Little, 1877. 82p. Illus., colored coat of arms, plates. Original gold stamped small 8vo cloth(light wear to top and bottom of spine).. First edition. Scarce. Privately printed in a small edition for family and friends. $175.00

115. McCormick, Henry. ACROSS THE CONTINENT IN 1856. Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot, 1944. 49pp. Original black cloth, with title in gilt on cover and spine. Privately printed for the family as the first issue was quite limited. Both issues are very scarce and difficult to locate. The colonel went west to examine mining properties and had an adventurous time crossing the Indian cordon surrounding Denver. He has much to say regarding Utah and the Mormons; then went on to the gold fields of Idaho, and later to Oregon, California, and Nevada. One of the few diaries of the overland stage. Howes M 64. $300.00

116. McGillycuddy, Julia B. McGILLYCUDDY AGENT: A BIOGRAPHY OF DR. VALENTINE T. McGILLYCUDDY. Stanford, Ca, [1941]. [11],291pp. Illus., 8 plates. Original cloth. First edition. After serving as a doctor during the Indian Wars, McGillycuddy later headed up one of the largest Indian agencies. Adams Guns 1404.Dustin 463. Life on the Sioux reservation, military affairs, Custer fight, death of Crazy Horse, Clamaity Jane, etc. Copies in d.j. have become very scarce. $125.00

117. [MEXICAN WAR]. Polk, James K. TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO. MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES... Wash, HED50, 1849. 82pp. dbd. New marbled boards, with gold stamped cloth backstrip. First edition. Howes M565: "Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War, and adding to our national domain Arizona, California and New Mexico. " $250.00

118. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. Preston, William. JOURNAL IN MEXICO, BY WILLIAM PRESTON OF THE FOURTH KENTUCKY REGIMENT OF VOLUNTEERS, DATING FROM NOVEMBER 1, 1847 TO MAY 25, 1848. N.p., [Paris], privately printed, [n.d, ca 1929?]. [4],45pp. Illus. (frontis map).4to, Full red pebbled leather with an American flag in color on front cover, colored fine endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound in. Gold stamped on front cover: "Journal in Mexico(at the top)", and "Lt. Colonel William Preston(at bottom of front cover). First edition. Garrett Mexican American War p.243. Howes P579. Tutorow 3619. Kentuckian Preston had a long and distinguished career, including service with the 4th Kentucky Volunteers, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel He served in several diplomatic capacities, including U. S. Minister to Spain and the Confederacy's representative to Mexico City during Maximilian's reign. He had the novel idea at one time of purchasing Cuba to create another slave state. During the Mexican-American War he actually saw no combat because he was assigned to Logistics units, but these recollections embody his experiences and reports of that war, and those of others. He is referred to as "Kentucky's Last Cavalier." Less than 100 copies printed. The volume was designed by Jack Kahane, 16 Place Vendome, Paris, and printed on Arches mould-made vellum. The binding is signed by Marcelle Simon. $2000.00

119. [MINNESOTA]. Warren, George H. THE PIONEER WOODSMAN AS HE IS RELATED TO LUMBERING IN THE NORTHWEST. Minneapolia, privately printed in a small edition for the author, Hahn and Harmo, 1914. 184pp. Illus., photographic portrait frontispiece of author, 29 plates. 3/4 brown straight grain morocco over tan boards, gilt spine, small spot at middle of spine. Presentation coy inscribed by the author to Miss Agnes Wells, Minneapolis, June 25, 1816. Contains chapters on Wisconsin, government timber, Indian traits, Minneapolis, Swan River, Duluth, six hundred miles in a birch canoe, forest fires, etc. Very scarce. $225.00

120. Minor, Thomas. THE DIARY OF THOMAS MINOR, STONNINGTON, CONNECTICUT 1653 TO 1684. New London, Ct., 1899. Prepared for publication by Sidney J. Miner and George D. Stanton, Jr. 221pp. Illus. Original cloth, soiled, spine faded. First edition. Among his exploits, he led a group against the Narragansett Indians in the middle 1600's. Privately printed in a small edition. $150.00

121. MINUTES OF THE GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES AND MINISTERS OF IOWA. Dubuque, Ia, 18687. 1867. Original printed wrappers. 39,[1]pp. (Dubuque)

122. [MISSOURI]. ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE TRADE AND COMMERCE OF ST. LOUIS, FOR THE YEAR 1848. COMPILED FOR THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER. St. Louis, Mo., 1849. 13pp. Original printed wrappers, chipped, crudely repaired, in cloth box. First edition. Missouri Imprints Inventory 613, locates only 1 copy. Much on produce, tobacco, lumber, beef and pork packing, steamboats and barges, etc. A very scarce imprint. $1000.00

123. [MISSOURI]. Yeaman, W. Pope. A HISTORY OF THE MISSOURI BAPTIST GENERAL ASSOCIATION. Columbia, Stephens, 1899. [17],404pp. Illus. Original gold stamped cloth. First edition. From the Franco-Spanish period through territorial states, progress, jubilee, mission work, the press, education, woman's work, etc. $125.00

124. Mitchel, Martin. HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF FOND DU LAC, WIS. EMBRACING A GEOGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF EACH TOWN, FROM ITS EARLIEST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME. Fond Du Lac, Smith, 1843. 96pp. Original printed front wrappler only. First edition. Howes M671 (aa). The preface states: "...the author has personally visited every town in the county, to learn, buy actual observation their read condition, and obtain a history of the first settlement from those who broke the soil..." An early and interesting promotional pamphlet $450.00

125. Mix, George A. REPORT GIVEN BY COL. GEO. A. MIX, DUBUQUE, OF THE EXPLORATION OF THE PROPOSED ROUTE OF THE DUBUQUE & PACIFIC RAILROAD! Dubuque, Printed the Daily Tribune Office, 1855. 8pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Describes a project for a railroad extending from Dubuque to California via Fort Laramie and South Pass. Moffitt 185. Eberstadt 113:268. Graff 2847. Sabin 21042. $450.00

126. [MOHEGAN INDIANS]. Jones, Miss Electa F. STOCKBRIDGE, PAST AND PRESENT; OR, RECORDS OF AN OLD MISSION STATION. Springfield, Ma., Bowles, 1854. 275pp. Original decorated small octavo cloth( spine lightly chipped at top; lower front joint shows a small amount of wear) First edition. Howes J210: "Practically a history of the Mohegans." Field 800: " "Stockbridge, in Massachusetts, was the residence of the Stockbridge Housatonic Muh-he-ka-ne-ok (Mohegan) Indians... In Section II entitled 'Indian History' the author reproduces a fragment of a work said to be written by the Indian 'Captain Hendrick Aupaumut." It consists of ten closely printed pages, of very valuable information regarding the habits and mode of life of the Stockbridge Indians. Section III is entitled: 'Further particulars relating to Manners, Customs, Religion, etc., and Section IV, 'Language of the Muh-he-ka-ne-ok.' Section V to XIX are entirely occupied with a history of the Missions among the tribe until 1785, when it removed to Madison County in New York, upon a tract of land donated to them by the Oneidas, as a mark of gratitude for their aid in the Revolutionary War, during which the latter were threatened with destruction by the Senecas. Chapters XX and XXI narrate their removal to New Stockbridge, and Chapters XXIII and XXIV their emigration again to Lake Winnebago. Their fourth removal in 1848 to Minnesota, to which they were driven by the greed of speculators, aided by an unscrupulous and faithless government, is narrated in Chapter XXV. Sections XXVI and XXVII are entitled "Biographical Notices of Indians, and of Individuals engaged in the Stockbridge Missions." Very scarce. Not in Larned, Eberstadt, Soliday, Decker, or Graff. $850.00

127. Mollhausen, Baldwin. DIARY OF A JOURNEY FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE COASTS OF THE PACIFIC WITH A UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT EXPEDITION. London, 1858. London, 1858. 2 vols. bound in one: xxx,[2],352,x,[2],397pp. Illus., plates, many chromolithographs, and folding map. Contemporary calf boards, gold stamped leather spine, expertly mended; with five raised bands, hinges mended. First English edition. Translated by Mrs. Percy Sinnet, with an introduction by Alexander von Humboldt. Mollhausen accompanied Whipple's expedition to survey a route to the Pacific, and served as the party's naturalist and artist. The text is devoted largely to excellent descriptions of Indian life and aboriginal antiquities, with additional material on the expeditions of Col. Fremont. The handsome chromolithograph plates depict the landscape and natives of the areas traversed. One of the most important accounts of the American west. The map illustrated the route to the part from Ft. Smith up the Canadian River, across northern Arizona and New Mexico to Los Angeles. Graff 2849. Wheat, Gold Regions 268. Howes M713. Wagner-Camp 305. Wheat, Transmississippi 956. Sabin 49915. Streeter Sale 3134. $2000.00

128. Mollhausen, Heinrich Balduin. REISEN IN DIE FELSENGEBIRGE NORD-AMERIKAS BIS ZUM HOCH-PLATEAU VAN NEW-MEXICO, UNTERNOMMEN ALS MITGLIED DER IM AUFTRAGE DER REGIERUNG DER VEREINIGTEN STAATEN AUSGESANDTEN COLORADO-EXPEDITION.... Leipzig, 1861. 2 vols. . (16),455,1; (10),406pp. Illus., 12 in tint , 2 facsimilies, one woodcut map in text, one folding map. Contemporary half morocco, a little rubbed,gold stamping on spine. Volume one is dated 1861, but volume 2 is undated. This would suggest that volume 2 is a first edition. Narrative account of the Colorado River expedition of 1857-8, of which Mollhausen was a part. With the report of Lieut, Ives, this is one of the primary reports on the expedition, but it has never been published in English, despite its importance. Wagner-Camp 362:1. Howes M712. $1750.00

129. Morgan, Dale L. and Carl I. Wheat. JEDEDIAH SMITH AND HIS MAPS OF THE AMERICAN WEST. San F., California Hist. Soc, 1954. 86pp. plus seven folding facsimile maps. Original large folio cloth. First ed. with the original prospectus laid in.. A vital reference on the impact of the great fur trade leader and explorer on the cartography of the West, by the two foremost experts. Printed by Lawton Kennedy in an edition limited to 530 copies $750.00

130. [MORMONS]. Pratt, Parley Parker. AEGTESKAB OG SAEDER I UTAH. EN ADRESSE, SKREVEN AF AELDSTE PARLEY P. PRATT OG LAEST, DEN FORENEDE SESSION AF HR. THOMAS BULLOCK... FORORDNE DES ADRESSEN OPTAGET I "DESERET NEWS..." Kjobenhavn, Udgivet, Bording, 1880. 16pp. dbd., some old staining. Flake and Draper 1602(2 copies located). A Danish translation of "Marriage and Morals in Utah..." originally published in Liverpool in 1856 (Flake and Draper cite only 4 copies of this first edition). $150.00

131. Mumey, Nolie. THE LIFE OF JIM BAKER, 1818-1898: TRAPPER, SCOUT, GUIDE AND INDIAN FIGHTER. Glendale, CA, Clark, 1931, pasted over other publisher. 234pp. Illus., 32 plates and two plates of the frontis. of Baker, folding map. Original cloth backed boards with printed paper label on front cover and spine. First edition. Streeter Sale 3096. Howes M889(b). # 197 of 250 numbered and signed copies. Contains the bookplate of Joe F. Jacobucci on inside front cover. $250.00

132. [NAVAHO INDIANS]. Amsden, Charles Avery. NAVAHO WEAVING: ITS TECHNIC AND HISTORY... FOREWORD BY FREDERICK WEBB HODGE. Albuquerque, New Mexico Press, 1949. [20],263pp. Illus, 12 figures, 123 plates. Original decorated small 4to pictorial cloth. Contains chapters on technique, loom development, Navaho textiles, native dyes, Bayeta, taming the Navaho, rug business, growth of design, revival of weaving, etc. $175.00

133. [NEBRASKA]. Abbott, Othman A. RECOLLECTIONS OF A PIONEER LAWYER... EDITED BY ADDISON E. SHELDON. Lincoln, NB., Neb. Hist. Soc., 1929. 176pp. Illus. , 23 ports and plates. Original gold stamped small 4to cloth. First edition. Chapters on the Civil War, crossing the plains in 1867, starting a law practice in pioneer Nebraska, women's rights struggle, grasshopper plague, constitutional convention of 1875, etc. Dornbusch ILL #41 Not in Howes, Nevins or Graff. Abbott was a member of the 9th Illinois Cavalry. $175.00

134. [NEBRASKA]. Lambertson, G. M. ADDRESS OF HON. G. M. LAMBERTSON AT THE NEBRASKA STATE FAIR... SEPTEMBER 12, 1883... Omaha, Nb., Herald, 1883. 14pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Discusses the western frontier and the way to the Pacific, with much on Indians, railroads, game, growth, resources, agriculture, and the future of Nebraska with its crucial geographical location. Scarce. Not in Eberstadt, Soliday, Decker or Graff. $175.00

135. [NEVADA]. Angel, Myron, ed. HISTORY OF NEVADA. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS. Oakland, Thompson & West, 1881. 680pp. plus 116 lithographic plates. Thick quarto original cloth with worn leather gold stamped spine, some light discoloration on rear cover. First edition. "This classic work is the most used and quoted history of any ever issued of the state. It is likely to remain forever the all time Nevada book, for nothing issued since compares to its exhaustive coverage...There is very little worth knowing about Nevada before 1881 that cannot be found in this first statewide Nevada history" - Paher. Besides the historical and biographical material, a wealth of lithographic plates depict all sorts of mining, agricultural, and domestic scenes throughout the state. HOWES A273, "b". PAHER NEVADA, 27. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 58. GRAFF 64. FLAKE 175. $750.00

136. [NEVADA]. CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF CARSON LODGE, NO.4, I.O.O.F., OF THE STATE OF NEVADA. Sacramento, Crocker, 1879. 76,(2)pp. Original printed 16 mo., some older waterstaining on last several leaves. First edition. $175.00

137. [NEVADA]. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE GOLDFIELD MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA. SHOWING THE LATITE-SHALE CONTRACT OR SHALE SURFACE, THE PRESENT SURFACE AND THE PROMINENT VIENS. [N.p., , n.d., ca. 1895?]. Map, 17 " x 11" with some coloring , a tear and two small chips, no text affected. First edition. $150.00

138. [NEVADA]. Prescott, Wm. C. REPORT BY WM. C. PRESCOTT, ESQ., MARCH 8, 1866, ON THE UNCLE SAM SR. AND GOLD CANON SILVER MINES OF THE COMSTOCK LODE IN NEVADA. [Boston, 1866]. 8pp., folded sheets. First edition. $35.00

139. [NEW MEXICO]. Bandelier, Adolph F. ADDRESS OF ADOLPH F. BANDELIER OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, DELIVERED IN THE PALACE SANTA FE, N. M., APRIL 28TH, 1882. Santa Fe., N.M., New Mexican, 1882. 8pp., double columns. Original printed wrappers, loose. First edition. Published for the Historical Society of New Mexico. His address dealt with "peculiarities and characteristics of the Indian Race." $100.00

140. [NEW MEXICO]. Clever, Charles P. NEW MEXICO: HER RESOURCES; HER NECESSITIES FOR RAILROAD COMMUNICATION WITH THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC STATES; HER GREAT FUTURE. Washington, McGill & Witherow, 1868. 47pp. Original printed wrappers, chipped, in cloth box. Across the top of front wrapper: "Hon. James W. Nye, U. S. Senator with compliments of C. P. Clever." First edition. Reese Cat 257: 51: " Clever was a delegate to Congress from New Mexico. In this interesting pamphlet he devotes much space to a description of the mineral resources of New Mexico, finally outlining the importance of building a western railroad from Memphis, through New Mexico, terminating in San Diego, California. ". Howes C488. $1500.00

141. [NEW MEXICO]. Crichton, Kyle S. LAW AND ORDER, LTD. THE ROUSING LIFE OF ELFEGO BACA OF NEW MEXICO. Santa Fe, New Mexican Publishing, 1928. [8],218pp. Illus., 14 plates. Original cloth, d.j. First edition. One of 375 copies, not numbered or signed. Howes C836: "Only account of this outlaw pal of Billy the Kid." Adams Six-Guns 511: "...it includes much information about the now famous fight at Frisco, New Mexico, his association with Billy the Kid, and two chapters on Joel Fowler..." $150.00

142. [NEW MEXICO]. [Crocchiola, Father Stanley]. SOCORRO, THE OASIS. [Denver, World Press, 1950]. 418pp. Illus. Original cloth, d.j.(small piece missing at top of spine; some cover soiling) First edition. One of 500 copies,signed by Father Stanley. Howes C894. Adams Guns 2121: "Has some history of early-day Socorro, with a chapter on Joel Fowler and his lynching, as well as information on the vigilantes and on Elfego Baca." $200.00

143. [NEW MEXICO]. Hagerman, Herbert J. A STATEMENT IN REGARD TO CERTAIN MATTERS CONCERNING THE GOVERNSHIP AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS IN NEW MEXICO IN 1906 - 1907. {Roswell, N.M.], printed for private circulation, 1908. 113pp. Original stiff small 4to wrappers, old discoloration at lower front wrapper. First edition. Howes H12: "Defense of his gubernatorial conduct, with a discussion of mining and timberland frauds." Very scarce. Not in Graff. Tipped in at rear is a typed letter dated Santa Fe New Mexico February 10, 1927 from Hagerman to the great bibliographer R. W. G. Vail, librarian of Roosevelt House, discussing his controversy with Colonel Roosevelt. Very interesting content. $600.00

144. [NEW MEXICO]. Hinkle, James F. EARLY DAYS OF A COWBOY ON THE PECOS. Roswell, N.M., 1937. 35pp. Illus., 7 plates. Original printed 12 mo wrappers in cloth slipcase. First edition. Howes H507: "35 copies printed." Adams Herd 1041: "Rare. The experiences of a New Mexico cowboy, written by a man who later became Governor of the State. A very rare book, it is said to have been issued in an edition of only thirty five copies." Graff 1898 cites the number of copies published was confirmed by his widow. $3000.00

145. [NEW MEXICO]. Ritch, W. G. INAUGURAL ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEW MEXICO, WITH THE CHARTER, CONSTITUTION, AND BY-LAWS. Santa Fe, New Mexico Book and Job Printing, 1881. 20pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Contains material on the overland trade, American occupation, Coronado, Espejo's expeditions, Pueblo insurrection, Spanish exploration, pre-historic remains, etc. $150.00

146. [NEW MEXICO]. Stanley, Frank. GRANT THAT MAXWELL BOUGHT. [Denver, 1952. 236pp. Illus., plates and ports., folding map in rear pocket. Original cloth, light red marks at top of front cover. Bookplate of Father Stanley on inside front cover. On front flyleaf: "To Theresa this only available copy of the Grant That Maxwell Bought for her help and service Sincerely, F. Stanley." First edition. One of 250 numbered copies, this is copy # 2 signed by Stanley. Adams Herd 2149: "The limited edition was immediately sold out and is now very hard to come by." Howes C892. Adams Guns 2101. $600.00

147. [NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAED]. Villard, Henry. STATEMENT OF HENRY VILLARD TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY. N.Y., Rankin, 1884. 24pp. Original printed wrappers, small corner missing from rear wrapper. First edition. A report to the stockholders in re the progress of completing the road to the Pacific Coast , mainly in Oregon and Washington. Not in Graff, Eberstadt, online, or auction records. Villard was the retired President of the N.P.R. $300.00

148. Nystel, Ole T. LOST AND FOUND: OR, THREE MONTHS WITH THE WILD INDIANS. Dallas, Wilmans Bros., 1888. 26pp. plus inserted testimonial leaf. Original yellow printed wrappers. First edition. Ole Nystel was captured by the Comanches in Bosque County in the spring of 1867 at the age of fourteen. For the first few weeks of his captivity he was subjected to numerous indignities and abuses, but was finally accepted into the tribe after having displayed courage during a thunderstorm. After several attempts at escape, the Indians felt it best to be shed of him and traded him for $250 in goods at a post on the Arkansas River. Nystel made his way back home to Texas, indignant that Indians would be traded with in Kansas, only to return and maraud in Texas. The remainder of the narrative deals with the author's account of Indian customs and the large part providence played in his experience. A rare captivity, not in Eberstadt, Decker, or Ayer. GRAFF 3057. HOWES N233, "aa." VAUGHAN 207. TATE 2420. $1250.00





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