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A Tour on the Prairies

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma, 1956

Edition: First Thus


Volume # 7 of the Western Frontier Library Series, 218pgs, ink name. Account of Irving's journey on an expedition west of the Arkansas, from Ft. Gibson to Oklahoma. View more info

A Tour on the Prairies

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma, 1956

Edition: First Thus


Volume # 7 of the Western Frontier Library Series, 218 pages. Account of Irving's journey on an expedition west of the Arkansas, from Ft. Gibson to Oklahoma. View more info

Adventurers and Prophets American Autobiographers in Mexican California 1828-1847

By: Churchill, Charles B.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Spokane Washington, The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1995

Edition: First Edition


278 pages. Western Frontiersmen Series XXIV. 1 of 750 copies. "These personal narratives, combined with social, cultural, political and economic elements, offer an authentic record of early California society. Kit Carson, explorer and mountain man; Richard Henry Dana, seaman; William Heath Davis, Jr., prominent trader who assimilated into the Californio upper class; James Ohio Pattie, fur trapper; William Dane Phelps, ship captain; Alfred Robinson, trader and promin... View more info

Adventurers and Prophets American Autobiographers in Mexican California 1828-1847

By: Churchill, Charles B.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Spokane Washington, The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1995

Edition: First Edition


278 pages. Western Frontiersmen Series XXIV. 1 of 750 copies, in original shrinkwrap. "These personal narratives, combined with social, cultural, political and economic elements, offer an authentic record of early California society. Kit Carson, explorer and mountain man; Richard Henry Dana, seaman; William Heath Davis, Jr., prominent trader who assimilated into the Californio upper class; James Ohio Pattie, fur trapper; William Dane Phelps, ship captain; Alfred Rob... View more info

Alexander Barclay Mountain Man From London Corsetier to Pioneer Farmer in Canada, Bookkeeper in St. Louis, Superintendent of Bent's Fort, Fur Trader and Mountain Man in Colorado and New Mexico,

By: Hammond, George P.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Denver, CO, Old West Publishing Company, 1976

Edition: Limited


TITLE CONTINUED...Builder of Barclay's Fort On The Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico in 1848 A Narrative of His Career 1810 to 1855 His Memorandum Diary 1845 to 1850 246 pages, fold-out maps, frontis, illustrations, chipping to jacket edges, The title says it all!! View more info

Alexander Barclay Mountain Man From London Corsetier to Pioneer Farmer in Canada, Bookkeeper in St. Louis, Superintendent of Bent's Fort, Fur Trader and Mountain Man in Colorado and New Mexico,

By: Hammond, George P.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Denver, CO, Old West Publishing Company, 1976

Edition: Limited


TITLE CONTINUED...Builder of Barclay's Fort On The Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico in 1848 A Narrative of His Career 1810 to 1855 His Memorandum Diary 1845 to 1850 246 pages, fold-out maps, frontis, illustrations, slight edge wear to jacket edges, The title says it all!! View more info

Battle At Sand Creek The Military Perspective

By: Michno, Gregory F.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: El Segundo, CA, Upton & Sons, 2004

Edition: First Edition


329 pages, photos, maps, map end-papers. Collector's edition, #34 of 50 copies bound in leather and SIGNED by the author. Montana and the West Series Volume XV. The author focuses on the perspective of the white soldiers and civilians of Colorado Territory in the 1860s. Also contains a roster of members of the 1st and 3rd Colorado Cavalry and list of casualties. View more info

Black Harris

By: Peltier, Jerome

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press, 1986


162 pages, illustrations. Harris was a mountain man who knew Ashley, Smith, the Sublettes, Beckwourth, Bridger, and others. He also served as a guide for many emigrant parties in the 1830's. View more info

Brand Book XII The Westerners

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles Corral, 1966

Edition: 1st Edition


211 pages, photos, illustrations, limited to 500 copies, housed in a slipcase. Chapters include; The Old West is Gone, Deserted Diggings, Railroads of Arizona, California's Gold Rush Churches, Mountain Men as Explorers, Edward S. Curtis, Following Fremont's Fifth Expedition, etc. View more info

Broken Hand The Life Story of Thomas Fitzpatrick, Chief of the Mountain Men

By: Hafen, Leroy, W. J. Ghent

Price: $550.00

Publisher: Denver, CO, Old West Publishing Company, 1931

Edition: First Edition


316 pages, frontis, illustrations, scarce jacket with slight edge wear, and minor soiling. Fur trade, mountain men, Bents Fort, Indians, Kit Carson, Bridger, etc. Classic fur trade item! Howes H10aa. View more info

Buffalo Bone Days A Story of the Buffalo Slaughter on Our Western Plains

By: McCreight, M. I.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: DuBois, PA, 1950

Edition: First Thus


85 pages, photos, rear hinge cracked, owner name on first blank page, minor exterior wear. Reprinted from a series of articles appearing in the DuBois Courier-Express 1949. The author's 1st edition was printed in 1939 and only contained 40 pages. Apparently the author expanded his 1st ed. in a series of articles in 1949 cumulating in book form in 1950. The 1st edition is rare and this edition scarce. The author was a bone buyer and shipper in Dakota Territory, and tell... View more info

California In 1837 Diary of Col. Philip L. Edwards Containing An Account of a Trip to the Pacific Coast

By: Edwards, Philip L.

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Sacramento, A. J. Johnson & Co. Printers, 1890

Edition: 1st Edition


47 pages, original printed wraps, chipping to upper spine, housed in a custom case. Graff 1216, Herd 747, "This rare little booklet is written in the form of a diary and contains details of the earliest cattle drive." Howes E66, Merrill Aristocrat, Six-Score 36, "Aside from its cattle interest, which recounts bringing some 630 head of cattle from California to Oregon, the book is also a California and fur trade item." View more info

Colter's Hell and Jackson's Hole

By: Mattes, Merrill J.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: National Parks Service, 1962


87 pages, fold-out map, illustrations. Fur trapper's exploration of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park Region. View more info

Dobe Walls A Story of Kit Carson's Southwest

By: Vestal, Stanley

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1929

Edition: First Edition


314 pgs. Map endpapers, Bent's Fort, The Warpath, Fandango, Kit Carson, Fur Trade, Indian Battles, etc. View more info

Exploratory Travels Through the Western Territories of North America Comprising a Voyage From St. Louis On The Mississippi To The Source of That River and a Journey Through the Interior of Louisiana and the North Eastern Provinces of New Spain Performed I

By: Pike, Zebulon Montgomery

Price: $6,900.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1811

Edition: First Thus


436 pages, fold-out map, very nicely bound with marbled boards with leather spine with gilt lettering, very nice copy. "Pike set out from St. Louis on July 15, 1806, and traveled westward, sighting the Colorado peak now bearing his name on Nov. 23. He then moved southward to seek the Red River for his return home. He missed the Red River and was imprisoned by Spanish authorities and taken to Santa Fe." In 1811 an English edition was prepared by Dr. Rees from a ma... View more info