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This Reckless Breed of Men, The Trappers and Fur Traders of the Southwest

By: Cleland,Robert Glass

Price: $24.00

Publisher: N.Y, Knopf: 1963

Seller ID: 60


361pgs,illus. maps, index, Bk.Lvrs.SW. pg59,163 View more info

James Clyman American Frontiersman 1792-1881 The Adventures Of A Trapper And Covered Wagon Emigrant As Told In His Own Reminiscences And Diaries

By: Clyman, James Charles L. Camp

Price: $675.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California Historical Society: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015003


California Historical Society Publication No. 3 (has the Arthur H. Clark Company Cleveland pasted over the CA Historical Society) 251 pages, frontis paste-on, maps (1 fold-out), illustrations, very slight wear, couple corners bumped. Limited to 300 copies. Howes C81aa "One of the most trustworthy narratives of the far west, for the period 1842-6, the only Oregon overland journal of 1844." Mintz 99, Graff 769, Rader 849. View more info

James Clyman American Frontiersman 1792-1881 The Adventures Of A Trapper And Covered Wagon Emigrant As Told In His Own Reminiscences And Diaries

By: Clyman, James Charles L. Camp

Price: $1,150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California Historical Society: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015004


California Historical Society Publication No. 3 251 pages, frontis paste-on, maps (1 fold-out), illustrations, owner name, very light occasional foxing, complete jacket with a stain on rear panel edge, one small chip to spine, and foxing to front cover. Dust jackets for this title are rare in any condition. Limited to 300 copies. Howes C81aa "One of the most trustworthy narratives of the far west, for the period 1842-6, the only Oregon overland journal of 1844.... View more info

James Clyman Frontiersman 1792-1881 The Adventures Of A Trapper And Covered-Wagon Emigrant AS Told In His Own Reminiscences And Diaries

By: Clyman, James Charles L. Camp

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Champoeg Press: 1960

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 015008


352 pages, maps, illustrations, frontis, in orginal mylar cover. Definitive Edition, Limited to 1,450 copies. Howes C81aa "One of the most trustworthy narratives of the far west, for the period 1842-6, the only Oregon overland journal of 1844." Mintz 99 View more info

Uncle Dick Wootton The Pioneer Frontiersman Of The Rocky Mountain Region An Account Of The Adventures And Thrilling Experiences Of The Most Noted American Hunter, Trapper, Guide, Scout, And Indian Fighter Now Living

By: Conard, Howard Louis

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Chicago, W.E. Dibble & CO Chicago: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13963


472 pages, frontis, photos, illustrations, original decorative cloth, minor edge wear. Howes C659, Rader 881, Rittenhouse 121, " Wootton made his first trip over the Santa Fe Trail in 1836 and spent years in the Far West. In 1856 he hauled government freight on the trail. In 1866 he secured a charter and built a toll road through Raton Pass, operating it until the railroad came in 1878. His account contains many tales and description of wagons, techniques, and perso... View more info

The Ashley Smith Explorations and the Discovery of a Central Route to the Pacific 1822-1829 With the Original Journals Edited by Harrison Clifford Dale

By: Dale, Harrison Clifford

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Arthur H. Clark Company: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12620


352 pages, maps, illustrations, top edge gilt, very slight fading to spine, very nice copy. Consists of three sections, The Fur Trade and the progress of discovery to 1822, The Ashley Narrative, The Smith narrative along with the two journals of Harrison G. Rogers. Howes D21, Rader 1040 View more info

The Story Of The Frontier A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Earliest White Contacts to the Coming of the Homemaker

By: Dick, Everett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Tudor Publishing Company: 1941

Seller ID: 652


574 pgs, illustrated, blue cloth, dust jacket worn minor nicks. Fur Trade, Mountain Men Custer, Indian Wars, Overland Travel, Pioneers, etc. View more info

Siskiyou Trail The Hudson's Bay Fur Company Route to California

By: Dillon, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., McGraw-Hill: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6315


381 pages, map, illustrations. "The fur traders and trappers road in the 1820s, 30s, and 40s from Ft. Vancouver to San Francisco and beyond." View more info

The Plains Of The Great West

By: Dodge, Richard Irving Col.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: N.Y., Archer House Inc.: 1959

Seller ID: 9927


452pgs illus, map, slight edge wear to jacket . Luther 134 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

Seller ID: 014342


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

Old Bill Williams, Mountain Man

By: Favour, Alpheus H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Univ. OK. Press: 1962

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 201


234pgs Inscription on FEP else VG-/VG- Williams born in 1787, was an itinerant preacher, a missionary to the Osage Indians, became a master trapper, and was a guide on the Sibley survey of the Santa Fe Trail in1825. He was a guide on two o f Fremont's expeditions. Williams was blamed for the failure and disaster of the Fremont expedition of 1848 when they tried to cross the mountains in winter. The author believes that Williams was falsely accused. View more info

Pioneer Days in the Early Southwest Introduction by Donald E. Worcester

By: Foreman, Grant, Donald Worcester

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press: 1994

Seller ID: 8872


345 pages, frontis, illustrations. "One of the best books ever written about the Southwest."--Stanley Vestal This pioneering work is about the traders, trappers, and explorers in the vast area that would become Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, New Mexico, Kansas, and Colorado. Foreman describes the early explorations of the French and Spanish in the Louisiana Territory and often focuses on the junction of the Verdigris, Grand, and Arkansas rivers, known as th... View more info

Wah-to-yah And The Taos Trail or Prairie Travel and Scalp Dances, with a Look at Los Rancheros from Muleback and the Rocky Mountain Campfire

By: Garrard, Lewis H.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1955

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 381


298 pgs, map Vol #5 of the Western Frontier Library Series minor wear to dj else VG- Account of Gerrard's adventures in the west in the mid 1800's. View more info

One Hundred Years Ago in Old Taos

By: Grant, Blanche C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Taos, New Mexico, by author: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 015099


Original wraps, 31 pages, illustrations, slight edge wear. History of Taos including information on Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Old Bill Williams, Albert Pike and others. Rader 1645. View more info

Frontiers and the Fur Trade

By: Greenbie, Sydney

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.Y., The John Day Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11320


235 pages, frontis, illustrations jacket fair only. Rader 1673 View more info