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My Life in the Mountains and on the Plains, The Newly Discovered Autobiography of David Meriwether, edited by Robert Griffen

By: Meriwether, David

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Norman, Univ OK.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 241


301pgs illus. Very minor wear to dj. Meriwether was a frontiersman, mountain man in the far west, plainsman and territorial governor of New Mexico. He was a prisoner of the Spaniards in Santa Fe in the 1820's. While serving as governor and superintendent of Indian affairs, he preferred charges against Carson for disobedience, insubordination, and cowardice in the presence of Indians. Meriwether eluded that Carson was overrated. 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

Seller ID: 014379


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

March Of The First Dragoons To The Rocky Mountains In 1835 A Biography OF Ford, With A History Of The Dragoons, The Expedition, And A Map Of The Route

By: Mumey, Nolie

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Denver, The Eames Brothers Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13960


109 pages + index, frontis, illustrations, fold-out map, LIMITED EDITION, 1 of 350 SIGNED and numbered copies. "The march of the Dragoons under Colonel Henry Dodge was unique in that three companies consisting of 120 men, marched 1,600 miles with 60 days rations, and held councils with many Indian traibe along the Platte and Artkansas rivers, without having any hostile encounters." Ford a captain of one of the companies kept a diary. View more info

The Journal of a Sea Captain's Wife, 1841-1845 During a Passage and Sojourn in Hawaii and of a Trading Voyage to Oregon and California

By: Nye, Lydia Rider, Nunis, Doyce B. JR.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Spokane Washington, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015027


249 pages, frontis, illustrations 1 of 750 copies, in original shrink wrap. "It is presently the only known journal kept by a wife of a ship captain during a voyage along the Pacific Coast prior to 1848. Indeed, it may be the only known journal kept by an American hide and tallow sea captain's wife while voyaging along the Pacific Coast in the first half of the nineteenth century." "Appendixes supplement the text, and include "Lydia Rider Nye's Guest Book... View more info

Black Harris

By: Peltier, Jerome

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press: 1986

Seller ID: 14230


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

The Fur Trade

By: Phillips, Paul Chrisler, J. W. Smurr

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11562


2 Volumes in a very good slipcase, 686 + 696 pages, illustrations, maps. History of the fur trade industry. A must for the fur trade collection! View more info

The Fur Trade

By: Phillips, Paul Chrisler, J. W. Smurr

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11647


2 Volumes in a very good slipcase, 686 + 696 pages, illustrations, maps. History of the fur trade industry. A must for the fur trade collection! View more info

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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

Seller ID: 014288


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 manuscript... View more info

Ruxton Of The Rockies

By: Porter, Mae Reed and Clyde, LeRoy Hafen

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1962


325 pages, illustrations. Ruxton traveled through the Rocky Mountains in the early 1840's. He lived among and wrote about the trappers and traders in the American Far West. View more info

Yellowstone Kelly The Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly Edited by M. M. Quaife and Foreword by Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles U. S. A.

By: Quaife M. M. Kelly Luther S.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1474


268 pages, frontis, illustrations, jacket has minor edge wear and a small chip missing from the front panel, scarce in jacket.. Story an explorer, hunter and adventurer who served with Nelson Miles in the Indian Wars. Dowd 2871, Dustin 221. View more info

Yellowstone Kelly The Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly Edited by M. M. Quaife and Foreword by Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles U. S. A.

By: Quaife M. M. Kelly Luther S.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014647


268 pages, frontis, illustrations, jacket has minor edge wear. Story an explorer, hunter and adventurer who served with Nelson Miles in the Indian Wars. Dowd 2871, Dustin 221. View more info

Yellowstone Kelly The Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly Edited by M. M. Quaife and Foreword by Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles U. S. A.

By: Quaife M. M. Kelly Luther S.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015083


268 pages, frontis, illustrations, minor edge wear to jacket. Story an explorer, hunter and adventurer who served with Nelson Miles in the Indian Wars. Dowd 2871, Dustin 221. View more info

Forging A Fur Empire Expeditions in the Snake River Country 1809-1824

By: Reid, John Phillip

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Norman, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13866


229 pages, map. Western Frontiersmen Series XXXVI. "Alexander Ross, the pioneer recorder of the early fur trade in the far northern West, led a beaver trapping expedition in 1824 into the vast, unfamiliar territory east of trading posts in the Pacific Northwest. He and his men ventured deep into Snake River country in present-day Idaho and Montana. In this narrative, based on the accounts left by Ross and others Ross recorded in exquisite detail the endless vexations... View more info

The Great Fur Land or Sketches of Life in the Hudson's Bay Territory

By: Robinson H.M.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Putman's Sons': 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104


348pgs Ill. 1/2" tear on upper spine else VG- copy View more info

Journal of a Trapper Nine Years In The Rocky Mountains 1834-1843 Being A General Description Of The Country, Climate, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Etc., And A View Of The Life Led By A Hunter In Those Regions

By: Russell Osborne

Price: $8,500.00

Publisher: Boise Idaho, SYMS-York Company: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 015021


105 pages + index, original full black morocco leather, gilt lettering, very slight edge wear, housed in a slipcase. Russell joined an expedition led by Nathaniel J. Wyeth in the spring of 1834 which headed for the Rocky Mountains. The author relates his experiences at various forts, the Yellowstone, much about Indian fights, hunting, trapping, etc. He later joined Jim Bridger's company and tells of the Green River Rendezvous, more trapping, exploring and Indians fightin... View more info

Great Day In The West Forts, Posts, And Rendezvous Beyond The Mississippi

By: Ruth, Kent

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1978


308 pages, photos, illustrations, slight wear to jacket. The author examines the significance of 147 of the great frontier sites of the Trans-Mississippi West, photos are included on many of the places, and forts. View more info

Kit Carson Days 1809-1868 "Adventures in the Path of Empire" Revised Edition with New Matter by Edwin L. Sabin With Twenty Full Page Drawings by Howard Simon

By: Sabin, Edwin L.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: N.Y., The Press of the Pioneers, Inc.: 1935

Seller ID: 489


2 vols, one of 1,000 copies trade edition 996 pgs, illustrated, green cloth with gilt lettering soiling to spines else tight crisp copies VG- Rader 2867 Howes S1 View more info

The History of Bannock County Idaho

By: Saunders, Arthur C.

Price: $1,475.00

Publisher: Pocatello Idaho, The Tribune Company, Limited: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 015124


Original cloth 143 pages, minor edge wear. Information of the early fur trade and exploration, Indian Wars, cowboys, etc. Herd 2011, Howes S118, Six-Guns 1944, "In a chapter on stagecoaches the author tells about holdups, road agents, and lynching's." A rare item as of the 1000 printed, 700 were destroyed by fire, however, some accounts state that only 100 copies survived. View more info

Peace River A Canoe Voyage From Hudson's Bay to Pacific by the Late Sir George Simpson Governor, Hon. Hudson's Bay Company In 1828 Journal of the Late Chief Factor, Archibald McDonald, (Hon. Hudson's Bay Company) Who Accompanied Him Edited With Notes bu M

By: Simpson, George, Archibald McDonald, Malcolm McLeod

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Durie & Son: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8831


119 pages, original cloth with wear to edges, hinges cracked but holding, moderate soiling, lower front corner creased, (no map). Rare item "Journal of Archibald McDonald, Chief Factor of the Hudson Bay Co., who accompanied Sir George Simpson on this early upper Canadian overland trip. It is edited with long notes by Malcolm McLeod. At the time this was printed the fertility of the Peace River country was just being recognized." Rare! Graff 3787. View more info

The Northwest Fur Trade 1763-1800

By: Stevens, Wayne Edson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mansfield Centre, Martino Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 3636


204 pages. Reprint of the 1928 edition by the University of Illinois. Revolution and fur trade, Treaty of 1783, expansion and monopoly, organization and methods of the fur trade, and the diplomatic settlement. View more info