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Buffalo Hunting on the Texas Plains in 1877

By: Hornecker, Martin

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition


Original salmon pictorial stapled wraps, 36 pages. Hornecker spent two years hunting buffalo from 1877 to 1879. Great reading! "A scarce work unlisted in any bibliographies consulted. The author left northwestern Illinois in 1877 for the southwest to get a job as a cowhand. Spending a few days at St. Louis he went on to Dallas and Fort Worth, the latter then a small gambling town. He moved on to Graham City, worked for a few days in a stone quarry, then moved westwar... View more info

Buffalo Jones Forty Years Of Adventure

By: Inman, Henry Colonel

Price: $205.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1899

Edition: First Thus


First English edition, 469 pages, frontis, photos, pictorial cloth, minor exterior wear to upper and lower spine, slight fade to spine. Howes I-54aa "Authorative plains narrative." Account of Jones's efforts to save the buffalo from extinction. Difficult to find this printing in decent condition. View more info

Buffalo Jones Forty Years Of Adventure

By: Inman, Henry Colonel

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Topeka, Crane and Company, 1899

Edition: First Edition


469 pages, signed and inscribed by author, frontis, photos, pictorial cloth, moderate wear. Howes I-54aa "Authoritative plains narrative." Account of Jone's efforts to save the buffalo from extinction. View more info

California As It Is A Reprint of the Edition of 1851 With Biographies of the Ancestors of John Hale 1637-1800 and His Descendants 1826-1952

By: Hale, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Grabhorn Press, 1954

Edition: First Thus


49 pages, frontis, illustrations, in original plain brown jacket, limited to 150 copies, as new-condition. Wagner-Camp 198a, Howes H31, Mintz 198, "Hale speaks disparagingly of the emigration to California. After reaching California by way of Lassen's cutoff, he stayed just a year before returning home. One of the rarest of the overland narratives." View more info

California in 1792 A Spanish Naval Visit

By: Cutter, Donald C.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma, 1990

Edition: First Edition


illustrations, 176 pages. In the summer of 1792 two schooners were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancover Island to Monterey. This is a translation of these explorers accounts of California during the age of the Spanish Colon y. View more info

California Odyssey An Overland Journey on the Southern Trails, 1849

By: Goulding, William R., Patricia A. Etter, Howard R. Lamar

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Norman, The Arthur H. Clark Co., 2009

Edition: First Edition


356 pages, frontis, maps, illustrations. American Trails Series XXI. "In 1849, William R. Goulding and the Knickerbocker Exploring Company struck out for California on the southern route-a road less traveled. This rare first-person diary of the southern Gold Rush trails, introduced and annotated by Patricia A. Etter, highlights an important alternative route to the Pacific Coast. One of the best-educated Gold Rush participants, Goulding kept a remarkably articulate j... View more info

Camping & Tramping With Roosevelt

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1907


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

Captivity of the Oatman Girls

By: Stratton, R. B.

Price: $7,500.00

Publisher: San Francisco, 1857


The rare 2nd edition, 231 pages, illustrations, containing a map which was not contained in the 1st ed. original cloth with gilt lettering on front cover, minor foxing mainly on end-papers, housed in a custom 1/4 leather clamshell case, overall a near fine copy. The Oatman family was attacked while part of a schismatic Mormon wagon train en route to California via the Old Santa Fe Route in 1851. Six members of the family were murdered, one of the sons left for dead, and ... View more info

Children's Voices From The Trail Narratives Of The Platte River Road

By: Palmer, Rosemary Gudmundson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Spokane Washington, Arthur Clark Company, 2002

Edition: First Edition


336 pages, map endpapers, illustrations. American Trails Series XX. "Extracts from diaries, journals, letters and reminiscences are woven into the analytical framework developed by the author to interpret the experience of youngsters moving west, either with their families or on their own. Twenty three diaries, letters and journals of young pioneers and 430 reminiscences of adults who made the trek under the age of sixteen years are included in the analysis." View more info

Colonel Richard Irving Dodge The Life and Times of a Career Army Officer

By: Kime, Wayne R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 2006

Edition: First Edition


646 pages, frontis, illustrations, maps. "Few soldiers saw more of the late-nineteenth-century West and its peoples or made more friends and acquaintances, civilian and military, than the energetic and sociable Col. Richard Irving Dodge. In this first biography of the soldier-author, Wayne R. Kime describes Dodge's early years, experiences as a writer, and forty-three-year career as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, setting his life story in a rich historical con... View more info

Companion of Adventure A Biography of Isaac Ingalls Stevens First Governor of Washington Territory

By: Hazard, Joseph T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Portland, Binfords & Mort Publishers, 1952

Edition: First Edition


238 pages, illustrations, SIGNED by the author, chipping to jacket edges and spine. Stevens was commissioned as governor in 1853. View more info

Converting The West A Biography Of Narcissa Whitman

By: Jeffrey, Julie Roy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norman, Univerisity of Oklahoma Press, 1991


238 pages, illustrations, maps. Volume 3 in the Oklahoma Western Biographies. Narcissa traveled to Oregon with her husband in 1836. Classic Oregon trail, Oregon stories. View more info

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Cow Range and Hunting Trail

By: Mackay, Malcolm S.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: N.Y., G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1925

Edition: 1st Edition


243 pages, frontis, photos, illustrations by Charles Russell, wear to jacket edges, owner name. Yellowstone, much on hunting, elk, deer, grizzlies, mountain lions, has a chapter on Bill Williams, mountain man. "Hunter's experiences on a ranch in Montana during the late 1890s among men of the cow ranges and on the game trails of the Rockies and Alaska." Extremely rare in jacket! Rader 2304, Howes M120, Herd 1411, Merrill Aristocrat. View more info

Crossing the Plains Days of 57 A Narrative of Early Emigrant Travel to California by the Ox-Team Method

By: Maxwell, WM. Audley

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Sunset Publishing House, 1915

Edition: First Edition


179 pages, illustrations, owner name, very slight chipping to edges. Mintz 329, Particularly outstanding is Maxwell's narration of an incident involving justice on the trail.." Graff 2728, View more info

Crossing the Plains in 49

By: Thissell, G. W.

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Oakland California, by author, 1903

Edition: 1st Edition


176 pages, frontis, illustrations, original cloth with minor wear. Graff 4124, Howes T160, Mintz 460, "Thissell did not actually start his travels until the spring of 1850, when, with an ox team, and as a member of the very small Chambers train, he began his long overland journey. He arrived in California in September of that year. His narrative is interspersed with anecdotes from many old pioneers." View more info