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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 ... 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 t... View more info

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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 journal... 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 H... 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 becam... 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

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Saga of Rancho El Tejon.

By: LATTA, FRANK F.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Santa Cruz, Bear State Books: 1976

Seller ID: 8857

Condition: Fine condition


293 pp., portrait frontis; 4to; orange cloth lettered and decorated in red; map endpapers. Illustrated with over forty-five historical photographs including portraits, scenes, buildings, along with other reproductions.Saga of Rancho El Tejon is the story of José Jesus Lopez, who was one of the most colorful pioneers to operate a stock ranch in California. In 1873, Lopez visited the San Joaquin Valley with a band of sheep. BY 1874, Edward F. Beale, owner of El Te... 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, "... 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 po... View more info

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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.... 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

The Autobiogrpahy of the West. Personal Narratives of the Discovery and Settlement of the American West.

By: Lewis, Oscar, compiler.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Henry Holt and Company: [1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2834

Condition: Fine condition in Very Good jacket


310 pp.; 8vo; cloth in dust jacket with moderate foxing to spine and foredges. View more info

San Francisco Since 1872, A Pictorial History of Seven Decades. With photographs and poems from the collection of Milton S. Ray - (Inscribed by the author).

By: Lewis, Oscar,.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, W. S. Ray Co.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5770

Condition: Near Fine condition


101 pp., frontis illus.; 4to; illustrated paper over boards; halftone plates throughout; pen-and-ink decorations by Malette Dean. Inscribed by the author on half-title to peripatetic San Francisco collector Charles Ozorio. Touch of soil back edge, minor wear to spine ends. View more info

The War in the Far West, 1861-1865 An Account of the Brilliant Artistic World of Gaslit San Francisco.

By: Lewis, Oscar.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5368

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


Warmly inscribed by the author on half-title: " For: (Violet?) Taylor - with memories (some of them fond) of early day Red Bluff. All the best from, Oscar Lewis." 263 pp.; 8vo; cloth in white dust jacket with light soil.An informal history of the part played by The Western States in the Civil War. View more info

The Silver Kings. The Lives and Times of Mackay, Fair, Flood, and O'Brien, Lords of the Nevada Comstock.

By: Lewis, Oscar.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6100

Condition: Fine condition in Very Good jacket in protective mylar wrap


Fifth Printing. Cloth in price clipped jacket with moderate rubbing at extremities. Illustrated with black & white photos and other reproductions. View more info

Sagebrush Casinos: The Story of Legal Gambling in Nevada [Signed].

By: Lewis, Oscar.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6628

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


8vo; cloth; small light ownership stamp on title page below imprint. In dust jacket with fading to spine & foredge; tape repair inside spine ends; light soil to white back panel.Signed by the author on half-title. View more info