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Life On The Red River Of The Northwest 1857 to 1887 Being the History of Navigation on the Red River of the North By Fred A. Bill and Life on the River Towns of Fargo and Moorhead By J. W. Riggs Introduction and Preface By Usher L. Burdick

By: Bill, Fred A., Riggs, J. W., Usher L. Burdick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Wirth Brothers: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 015085


122 pages, frontis, photos, 2 small owner labels on front pastedown, slight edge wear. Limited to 750 copies. Laid in is a typed letter dated 1958 from the Fargo Forum addressed to the owner of the book discussing river travel and boats. View more info

Thrilling Narratives Of The Adventures Sufferings And Starvation Of Pike's Peak Gold Seekers On The Plains Of The West In The Winter And Spring of 1859

By: Blue, Daniel

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press: 1987

Seller ID: 2698


23 pages, NEW condition, from the original 1860 edition of which only 3 copies are known. Wagner-Camp, # 350a " Blue's narrative is perhaps more horrifying to the modern reader than thrilling. He was the survivor of an emigrant party that set out on foot for Pike's Peak from Leavenworth, most of his companions including two brothers died of starvation on the trail, and Blue survived by eating their flesh with their previous consent and even their insistence." View more info

Across the Continent: A Summer's Journry To The Rocky Mountains, The Mormans, And The Pacific States, With Speaker Colfax. By Samuel Bowles Editor Of The Springfield (Mass.) Republican

By: Bowles, Samuel

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Springfield, Mass., 1866

Seller ID: 494


452pgs, +ads, minor exterior wear, slight foxing. Rader 431 indicates a map for the 1st ed 1865, but does not mention the 1866 ed. This book does not contain a map. View more info

Recollections Of Persons And Places In The West

By: Brackenridge, H. M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & CO.: 1868

Seller ID: 965


331 pages + ads Second Edition Revised, minor fading to spine, however gilt lettering is bright. Howes B687, Graff 378 Travels on the Ohio and Missouri Rivers, New Madrid, St. Louis, Pittsburg, etc. View more info

On Two Continents A Long Life's Experience

By: Brake, Hezekiah

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Topeka, Crane & Co.: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4578


240 pages, frontis, illustrations, minor spotting (lighter spots) to cover. Tells about trip across the plains in the 1850s from Missouri to New Mexico. Rader 462, Graff 389, Rittenhouse 80, Herd 304, "A chapter on ranching in New Mexico." Howes B718, "Experiences in Minnesota, New Mexico and Kansas in the 50s and 60s." View more info

Memory Pictures An Autobiography

By: Braly, John Hyde

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Neuner Company: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9854


268 pages, illustrations, original pictorial cloth, minor edge wear, limited edition, numbered and SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author. Mintz 47, Graff 390, "The author describes his boyhood in Missouri and his overland trip to California in 1847. On his way he met General Kearny returning from California. Kearny told him he was too late to cross the mountains to California, so they took the Oregon Road down the Snake River. Braly stayed a while with Whitman, but due ... View more info

Joseph N. Nicollet On The Plains And Prairies The Expeditions Of 1838-39 With Journals Letters, And Notes On The Dakota Indians

By: Bray, Edmund C.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: St. Paul., Minnesota Historical Society: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2012


294 pages, illustrations, map end-papers. Nicollet was a French scientist led two U.S. government sponsored expeditions into the land between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. View more info

New Travels In The United States Of America Performed in 1788

By: Brissot DE Warville J.P.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: N.Y., T & J Swords: 1792

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 895


1st American Edition, 264 pgs + ads. New cloth, foldout table, Howes B784 A favorable view of America, attracting to its shores many Europeans. The author gives us details about the slavery issue, Quakers, transportation, climate, and other information on the "New Land." View more info

Three Years In The Rocky Mountains

By: Brown, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press: 1982

Seller ID: 014832


Limited edition, of 500 numbered copies, 28 pages, index. "Provides what is probably the only known account of the Fur Trade Rendezvous of 1837 View more info

Rocky Mountain Adventures

By: Bryant, Edwin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press: 2000

Seller ID: 3782


452 pages, frontis, decorative end-papers. Reprint of the 1848 edition. Which was originally titled What I Saw In California Being The Journal Of A Tour By The Emigrant Route And South Pass Of The Rocky Mountains, Across The Continent Of North America, The Great Desert Basin, And Through California, In The Years 1846, 1847 View more info

Camping & Tramping With Roosevelt

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1907

Seller ID: 015014


111 pages, frontis, illustrations, slight fading to spine, pencil inscription on flyleaf, most of jacket spine missing, large chips to jacket edges, title print on front and spine present, with all its flaws, a very rare jacket. "Burroughs accompanied Roosevelt when he dedicated the Arch at Gardiner Montana, the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. A significant intimate look at Roosevelt by a friend and fellow devotee of the outdoors." The trip occurred in the... View more info

Travels Between The Hudson & The Mississippi 1851-1852

By: Busch, Moritz, Norman, H. Binger

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Lexington, University of Kentucky Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1097


296 pages. Originally published in Europe, this is the first English edition. Busch traveled through the Midwest areas of Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, in 1851 and 1852. He traveled by stagecoach and riverboat, interesting account of frontier life. View more info

Fur Traders From New England The Boston Men In The North Pacific, 1787-1800 The Narratives of William Dane Phelps, William Sturgis, and James Gilchrist Swan

By: Busch, Briton C. Barry M. Gough, William Phelps, William Sturgis, James Swan

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Spokane Washington, The Arthur Clark Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4503


137 pages. Northwest Historical Series XVIII "The earliest accounts of the Northwest fur trade, prepared and edited by two top scholars in the field. They have gathered original narratives of the earliest stages of the fur trade: William Dane Phelps' "Solid Men of Boston," William Sturgis' "The Northwest Fur Trade," "William Sturgis on the American Vessels and the Maritime Fur Trade," and "Account of the Vessels Engaged in the Sea-Otter-F... View more info

Report On The Pacific Wagon Roads

By: Campbell, Albert H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press: 1969

Seller ID: 8835


125 pages, Limited Edition, 1 of 500 copies, fold-out maps in map pocket, pictorial endpapers. Source material on construction of pioneer wagon roads on the north central Great Plains immediately preceding the Civil War. Senate Exec. Dec 36, 1859, See Howes C-86, Wagner-Camp 321 View more info