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Image for Outlaw Trail, a History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch, Hole-In-The-Wall, Brown's Wall, Robber's Roost.

Outlaw Trail, a History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch, Hole-In-The-Wall, Brown's Wall, Robber's Roost.

By: Kelly, Charles, with decorations by Bill Fleming.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, By the author: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7286

Condition: Good Condition


[9]. 337 pp., 7 blank leaves; portrait of Bat Masterson after title page; 8vo; dark red cloth lettered in gilt with horse & rider decoration front cover; map endpapers; plates throughout containing period photographs, drawings. Plates collated complete but a few don't conform to the location in list of illustrations page. Cover rubbed at edges; ownership name, Ed Taylor, Kaycee Wyo on front endpaper, found also at top edge of rear chapter heading, with just the name top edge title page. Bit of ink offset smudge to front pastedown from the signature."It is an excellant history of t... View more info

Image for First Directory of Nevada Territory . . . and including, Sketches of the Washoe Silver Mines by Henry De Groot.  containing the names of residents in the principal towns ; a historical sketch, the Organic act, and other political matters of interest ; together with a description of all the quartz mills ; reduction works, and all other industrial establishments in the territory ; as also of the leading mining claims; and various mineral discoveries, works of internal improvements, etc, with a table of distances, list of public officers, and other useful information.

First Directory of Nevada Territory . . . and including, Sketches of the Washoe Silver Mines by Henry De Groot. containing the names of residents in the principal towns ; a historical sketch, the Organic act, and other political matters of interest ; together with a description of all the quartz mills ; reduction works, and all other industrial establishments in the territory ; as also of the leading mining claims; and various mineral discoveries, works of internal improvements, etc, with a table of distances, list of public officers, and other useful information.

By: KELLY, J. WELLS, COMPILER; HENRY DE GROOT.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Gatos, CA, The Talisman Press: 1962

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 8807

Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap


(i cover), ii, front pastedown; iii-(xvii), ads; 266 pp., frontis; 24 pp. (sketchbook); 8vo; black fabrikoid spine lettered in gilt, and paper printed with advertisements over boards; in printed paper jacket. Two sections comprising 24 full page ads within the text; tables & lists. Folding map of Washoe Mines by De Groot. Jacket with a bit of fading bottom edge, minor crease foot of spine. View more info

Image for A History of California Newspapers 1846-1858.  Reprinted from the Supplement to the Sacramento Union of December 25, 1858

A History of California Newspapers 1846-1858. Reprinted from the Supplement to the Sacramento Union of December 25, 1858

By: KEMBLE, EDWARD C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Gatos, The Talisman Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 8450

Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap


Limited to 750 copies. 398 pp., frontis; 8vo; cloth in printed yellow jacket with faint tanning to top rear extremities.A useful reference to newspaper publishing arranged in chronological order. View more info

Image for [FourTitles] A Kemble Reader, Stories of California, 1846-1848; A Visit to California in 1841; A Sailor's Sketch of the Sacramento Valley in 1842; Recollections of Old Times in California or, California Life in 1843.

[FourTitles] A Kemble Reader, Stories of California, 1846-1848; A Visit to California in 1841; A Sailor's Sketch of the Sacramento Valley in 1842; Recollections of Old Times in California or, California Life in 1843.

By: KEMBLE, EDWARD CLEVELAND; JOSEPH B. CHILES; JOHN YATES; WILLIAM HENRY THOMES.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The California Historical Society; Friends of the Bancroft Library: 1963;1970;1971; 1974

Seller ID: 8816

Condition: Fine condition


8vo; first title in cloth, three Bancroft keepsakes in printed wrappers. Top leading corner tips bumped on the Kemble, else fine.Four personal reminiscences of life in the Golden State before the Gold Rush. View more info

Image for The Maquis de Custine and His Russia in 1839.

The Maquis de Custine and His Russia in 1839.

By: KENNAN, GEORGE F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8498

ISBN: 0691051879

Condition: Very Good condition in Very Good jacket


145 pp., incl. notes & index; 8vo; cloth in price-clipped jacket. Moderate foxing to rear flap edges of jacket, with a sprinkle to the lower portion of foredge of text block. View more info

Image for Mavericks, the Salty Comments of an Old-Time Cowpuncher. [Signed, Presentation copy].

Mavericks, the Salty Comments of an Old-Time Cowpuncher. [Signed, Presentation copy].

By: King, Frank M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pasadena, Trail's End Publishing Co.: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6972

Condition: Very Good condition in Very Good jacket, with protective Mylar Wrap


269 pp., color illus. frontis by Charles M. Russell; 8vo; red cloth lettered in gilt, in red dust jacket. Inscribed on copyright page by the author "To R. Lee Pollard, tophand cattle breeder, who likes books that feature authentic items about the old wild west and the men and women who tamed it. Frank M. King, cowhand Author." Two inch line of surface marks to jacket evident also on front cover of cloth as small, light dimples; light offset tanning to endpapers near hinges. Jacket with chips & light wear at edges.Frank M. King, cowboy, ranchman, editor, and author, was born in... View more info

The Selling of the Soviet Empire. Politics & Economics of Russia's Privatization- Revelations of the Principle Insider.

By: Kokh, Alfred, Ph.D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Liberty Publishing House: 1998

Seller ID: 7968

ISBN: 1561719846

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jacket


8vo; cloth in red jacket; publisher's promotional material for other titles laid in. View more info

Sarah & the Senator.

By: Kroninger, Robert H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Howell-North: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5986

Condition: Good Condition in very good jacket, in mylar wrap.


253 pp.; 8vo; cloth with fading & discoloration to front and back covers. In price-clipped dust jacket with small spots of 1" internal tape reinforcement at edges near spine and flap creases; moderate wear to jacket at edges. Illustrated with photographs. The story of Senator William Sharon, "King of the Comstock", and Sarah Althea Hill, who claimed that his attraction to her resulted in a marriage contract making her Mrs. William Sharon, entitling to her half of his fortune. The claim inspired litigation in civil suits ranging from divorce to libel and slander, criminal p... View more info

Image for Knights of the Lash. The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman.

Knights of the Lash. The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman.

By: KURUTZ, GARY, EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 2005

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8843

Condition: Near Fine condition


350 copies of this Publication Number 219 of The Book Club of California, designed and printed by The Castle Press. 114 pp., portrait frontis; 8vo; blue cloth back and tan paper over boards; paper title label inset on front cover; spine lettered in gilt; twenty two period illustrations of stagecoach scenes. In publisher's clear mylar cover. Fading to lower portion of front board.Benjamin Cummings Truman (1835-1916), born in Rhode Island, had a career as a journalist and worked on the staff of President Andrew Johnson before being sent to California as a special Post Office agent (1866-... View more info

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The Preston School of Industry, A Brief History.

By: LAFFERTY, JOHN, LIBRARIAN.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: (Ione, CA), The Preston School of Industry: 1987

Seller ID: 8783

Condition: Very Good condition


12 pp.; sq. 8vo; pictorial white wrappers; illustrated with many historical photographs. Printed by the Wards of the Preston Print Shop. Covers show some toning mainly along front cover near spine. Two page history of Preston Castle, laid in. The Preston School, also known as Preston Castle, opened in 1894, and was one of the oldest and better known reform schools in the United States, with an impressive alumni, that included among others: Eddie Anderson, Merle Haggard, Neal Cassady, Eddie Machen, Caryl Chessman. View more info

Image for Scenery of the Plains, Mountains and Mines.  Edited by Paul C. Phillips.

Scenery of the Plains, Mountains and Mines. Edited by Paul C. Phillips.

By: LANGWORTHY, FRANKLIN.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., De Capo: 1972

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 8810

ISBN: 0306717859

Condition: Very Good condition


292 pp.; 8vo; cloth. Moderate foxing to top edge. View more info

Image for Controversial James.  An essay on the life and work of George Wharton James.

Controversial James. An essay on the life and work of George Wharton James.

By: LARSON, ROGER KEITH.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1658

Condition: Fine condition in fine slipcase.


400 copies designed and printed at The Yolla Bolly Press. [99] pp., frontis, incl. bibliographical checklist; 4to; burgundy cloth, front cover decorative basket in gilt; duotone photographs; drawings. In slipcase with paper title label. A handsome production.Born 1858 in northeastern England, the cradle of Wesleyan Methodism, James went to Nevada as a circuit-riding minister and later as a pastor in Long Beach, fell from grace after a scandalous divorce. He became a popular public speaker on social issues and the western scene. BCC Publication 195. View more info

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Death Valley '49ers.

By: LATTA, FRANK F.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Santa Cruz, Bear State Books: 1979

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 8488

Condition: Fine condition


365 pp., frontis; 4to; cloth, spine lettered in gilt; front cover illustrated in gilt; illustrated throughout with period photographic scenes and portraits.On the heroic trek of the '49 parties and the importance of the tortuous journey from Salt Lake City to San Fernando Valley. View more info

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Dalton Gang Days.

By: LATTA, FRANK F.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Santa Cruz, Bear State Books: 1976

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 8491

Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap


293 pp., frontis; 4to; orange cloth lettered and illustrated in black, in pictorial tan jacket with light soil and tanning top front edge; map endpapers of Coffeyville, Kansas; illustrated with reproductions of period photographs including scenes, and many portraits, The Dalton Gang rode into eternity and history when they attempted to rob two banks at the same time in Coffeyville. View more info

Westward Vision, The Oregon Trail.

By: Lavender, David.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Toronto, McGraw-Hill: [1964]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3346

Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine jacket


424 pp., incl. index; 8vo; cloth in dust jacket; drawings, maps. Jacket with 1" closed tear rear top edge, moderate browning to spine.From the American Trails Series. View more info

Image for The Journal of Indian History, Vol. V., July, 1892, No. 39. Where Warren Hastings Rests. (with original trial tickets bound in).

The Journal of Indian History, Vol. V., July, 1892, No. 39. Where Warren Hastings Rests. (with original trial tickets bound in).

By: Lawson, Sir Charles.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, W. Giggs: 1892

Seller ID: 7413


28 pp.; folio; half leather and pebbled green cloth over boards with original periodical including cover bound in. Thirteen plates reproducing art portraits; photographs, letters, double page spread of an illuminated page from Hastings's library in color; facsimile of ticket of admission to Warren Hastings's Trial. Two original tickets laid down on a separate plate and bound in. One engraved in blue, for the Hundred And Forty-Ninth Day, with holograph note on edge, "This was the last day of the trial where the Lords pronounced his acquittal, April 23d, 95." The other ticket engraved in... View more info

Image for Vielles maisons, vieux papiers. [Six Volumes, complete]. Together with his Versailles, au Temps Des Rois.

Vielles maisons, vieux papiers. [Six Volumes, complete]. Together with his Versailles, au Temps Des Rois.

By: Lenotre, G. (pseud. of Theodore Gosselin).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Paris, Perinn: 1906 - 1930

Seller ID: 3280

Condition: Very good or better condition


6 vols. with volumes 4, 5, & 6 inscribed by Lenotre on half-title; 8vo; uniformly bound in marbled blue paper covered boards, blue quarter cloth with gilt stamped, brown leather spine labels. Vols. 1, 4, 5, & 6 with original wrappers bound in. Plate portraits & reproductions throughout. Very slight fading to spines; marbled paper vol. 5 slightly different than other volumes; very light bumping & wear to leading corners with a minor divot to spine vol. 5 and two small points of white residue to spine vol. 2; even moderate tanning to endpapers, and text pages at margins. Versaille, published by... View more info

Image for Confucian China and Its Modern Fate: A Trilogy.

Confucian China and Its Modern Fate: A Trilogy.

By: LEVENSON, JOSEPH R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles, University Of California Press: 1968

Edition: First Combined Edition

Seller ID: 8872

Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap


1886 pp., including notes, bibliography, index; 8vo; cloth in price-clipped red jacket, else a crisp copy. View more info

Image for Frank Morrison Pixley of The Argonaut.

Frank Morrison Pixley of The Argonaut.

By: LEVINSOHN, JOHN L.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1989

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8474

Condition: Fine condition in Near fine jacket


450 copies, designed and printed by Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press. 81 pp., frontis photograph of Pixley; includes bibliography; 8vo; gray cloth, spine stamped in gilt; in plain paper jacket; black & white photographic plates; title page cartoon of Pixley, taken from The Wasp, 1884; illustrations including chapter head illus. taken directly from department headings of The Argonaut during it's first eighteen years. White paper jacket with some toning at edges.BCC publication no. 190. Second in the Literary Profile series. View more info

Image for Roman Civilization: Selected Readings, Volume I - The Republic; Volume II - The Empire.

Roman Civilization: Selected Readings, Volume I - The Republic; Volume II - The Empire.

By: LEWIS, NAPHTALI, AND MEYER REINHOLD, EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: N.Y. & London, Columbia University Press: 1967

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 8844

Condition: Fine condition


2 vols.; 544 & 652 pp., incl. bibliographies, indexes; 8vo; green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. View more info