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"A Handfull of Western Books, A Second Handful of Western Books, A Third Handful of Western Books."

Three Volume Set, each inscribed by the author

A Handfull of Western Books, J. Christian Bay A Handfull of Western Books, J. Christian Bay A Handfull of Western Books, J. Christian Bay A Handfull of Western Books, J. Christian Bay

9892 Bay, J. Christian, A Handfull of Western Books, A Second Handful of Western Books, A Third Handful of Western Books., 3 Vol. Set. Published by Friends of Walter M. Hill. 1935, 1936 and 1937 first editions each inscribed by the author, Good to very good. The glassine covers are in poor shape on volume one and two, fair on volume 3. 1935 first edition with 44 pages, 1936 first edition with 56 pages, 1937 first edition with 58 pages, all 3 are hardback. bibliophile, western Americana. History, bibliophile, Western Americana ... $400


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11459Anderson, Eunice G.Second Biennial Report of the State Historian of the State of Wyoming For the Period Ending September 30, 1922 with Wyoming Historical CollectionsState of WyomingFair. The paper covers and spine are very frail. There are tears and creases along the edges, a two inch long triangular piece is missing from the right front cover and 1.5 inch piece is missing from the top of the spine. The lightly edge-worn contents are good.There is a picture of the Governor, Native American Basketry, Pima Indian Bowls....a total of 14 photos.Western Americana, Wyoming, Native American, History.$20
9960Arthur H. Clark CompanyThe United States and its Territories A Catalog of Books relating to the History of its Various States Counties and Cities No. 263The Arthur H. Clark CompanyVery good with light shelf wear and faint bumping on the covers. No dust wrapper.No date, circa 1920's? with many pages. Americana, bibliography.Bibliography, bibliophile, Americana, book catalogue$125
9892Bay, J. ChristianA Handfull of Western Books, A Second Handful of Western Books, A Third Handful of Western Books. 3 Vol. Set.Friends of Walter M. Hill. Good to very good. The glassine covers are in poor shape on volume one and two, fair on volume 3.1935 first edition with 44 pages, 1936 first edition with 56 pages, 1937 first edition with 58 pages, all 3 are hardback. All 3 are inscribed by the author.History, book collection, bibliophile, western Americana.History, bibliophile, Western Americana$400
11461Berry, Gladys B.Saints & Sinners Tales Of Old Laramie CityHigh Plains PressFine. No dust wrapper.This copy is number 48 of 233 signed by the author. There are b&w photos and an index. Laramie City, WyomingWestern Americana, Wyoming, Laramie City.$50
13866Bird, Annie LaurieThomas McKayCaxtonVery good. Small scrape mark on the back cover.Thomas McKay and early Idaho history. There is a map on the inside of the front cover, reproductions of McKay's letters, an appendix, and b&w photos on the inside of the back cover.Idaho, Thomas McKay, western Americana$20
11476Clough, Wilson O.A History of the University of Wyoming 1887-1937Self-publishedFair to good. The soft cardboard covers and spine have chipping and tears.A history of the University of Wyoming with several b&w photos, an appendix and an index.Western Americana, Wyoming, University of Wyoming$30
8635Cox, Mrs. Florence Marie Ankeny Kiss Josey For Me!Friis-Pioneer Press 1974 with 250 pages.Very good with light shelf wear. In a poor dust wrapper that is worn, chipped and has 4 holes on the spine.Americana, Civil WarAmericana, Civil war$25
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13210Crofutt, George A.Crofutt's New Overland Tourist and Pacific Coast GuideGeorge A. CrofuttFair. Much wear, chipping on edges, short tears on pages, soiling, the back cover is curled with multiple sharp creases. A little loose in places.A famous travel guide to the west coast with great illustrations and general information. This is an original edition, not a print on demand.Western Americana, Travel$50
12689Cummings, Elizabeth, editorLa Salle, Illinois An Historical SketchLa Salle Centennial CommitteeFair. The spine has a three inch fold/tear. Both covers have browning. The front cover has a moisture stain. The very bottom of the pages have a moisture stain.6 x 9 inch stapled paperback history of La Salle, Illinois with b&w photos and bibliography.La Salle, Illinois, history, Americana$20
11760Daniel, Price, Jr.Catalogue Number 25 Featuring Books Pamphlets etc. Illustrated by H.D. BugbeePrice Daniel Jr.Very good.6 x 9 inches with a tipped-in photo of Bugbee. There are also two loose pages from The Antiquarian Bookman, March of 1981, with Price's obituary. Books on Texas Illustrated by Bugbee.Print media, Book catalogue, Price Daniel Jr., Americana, Texas, bibliography, H. D. Bugbee$35
11761Daniel, Price, Jr.Texas and the West Catalogue No. 24 Featuring The Writings Of J. Frank DobiePrice Daniel Jr.Good. Minor wear and soiling on the covers. Two faint stains on the top of the back cover.6 x 9 inches with a forward by Jeff C. Dykes, "J. Frank Dobie and His Books," and "Mr. Southwest" by Lawrence Clark Powell. There's also an index.Print media, Book catalogue, Price Daniel Jr., Americana, Texas. J, Frank Dobie, bibliography$30
11762Daniel, Price, Jr.Texas and the West Catalogue No. 12 Featuring Books Printed and Designed By Jack D. Rittenhouse of the Stagecoach PressPrice Daniel Jr.Good. Minor wear and soiling on the covers. One faint stain on the top of the back cover.6 x 9 inches . There are photos of Jack D. RittenhousePrint media, Book catalogue, Price Daniel Jr., Americana, Jack D. Rittenhouse, Stagecoach Press, bibliography$20
9988Dykes, JeffI Had All The Fun Some Recollections of a Book CollectorTexas A&M University LibraryFine.1978 paperback with 70 pages and bibliography. Book Collecting, Western Americana. ISBN 0-89096-054-2Bibliophile, Western Americana$35
10062Dykes, Jeff C.Western High Spots Reading and Collecting GuidesNorthland PressFine in a good, price clipped dust jacket. The dust jacket has a sun-faded spine and minor creasing.1977 first edition hardback with 192 pages and b&w photos. ISBN 0-87358-162-8. Western Americana, bibliophile.Americana, Bibliophile, Western Americana$30
11456Frackelton, Will and Herman Gastrell SeelySagebrush DentistGrosset & DunlapGood. The spine is faintly creased and the cover corners have light bumping. The dust wrapper is fair with fading, expecially on the spine, wear on all edges and chipping, especially on the top of the spine.The autobiography of Frackelton, a dentist in Wyoming, and Alaska in the later 1800s. Sheridan, Wyoming is the center of his story, with three chapters on the Klondike gold rush. Western Americana, Will Frackelton, Wyoming, Alaska, Klondike, Dentist.$40
11210Gray, J. RufusPioneer Saints & SinnersPratt Rotary ClubFine. In a lightly worn dust wrapper.A history of Pratt County, Kansas.Americana, Pratt County, Kansas$20
11478Griswold, Don and JeanColorado's Century of "Cities"Self-publishedGood to very good with light wear on the top and bottom of the spine. In a good, lightly worn and soiled, dust wrapper. There's a glue fade through stain on the back of the tipped in plate and the next 2 pages.A history of Colorado towns. There's one tipped in color plate, b&w photos, a map, appendix, bibliography and an index.Western Americana, Colorado, Mining, history$50
11410Hannaford, Donald R. and Revel EdwardsSpanish Colonial or Adobe Architecture of California 1800 - 1850Architecturall Book Publishing Company, Inc.Good. The top 2/3's of the spine is worn, the "S" in "Spanish" is worn off. The bottom of the spine has wear. There is light shelf wear and soiling on the spine and covers. The previous owner's ink name stamp is inside two times, and the seller's small name tag in there once. No dust wrapper. The contents are very good.California Adobe Architecture...There are many pictures and illustrations. This book is 8 x 11 inches.California, Architecture, Adobe, history, Americana$80
12140Hayes, George GibbonsTales Of The Golden TrailTombstone EpitaphGood. Light shelf wear and soiling on the covers. The previous owner's name in ink inside.Tales of the old west and mining.Western americana$30
11613Hertzog, PeterA Directory of new Mexico DesperadosThe Press Of The TerritorianGood with light fading on the cover edges.Western Americana, an alphabetical list of new mexico Desperados. Each name has a short entry on associations and sometimes dates.Western Americana, New Mexico$20
13024Horn, TomLife Of Tom Horn Government Scout And Interpreter Written by Himself A Vindication. From The Western Frontier Library.University Of Oklahoma PressGood. In a good dust wrapper.The life of Tom Horn. Western Americana.Western Americana, Tom Horn$50
11533Horton, Arthur G.An Economic, Political and Social Survey Of Phoenix And The Valley Of The SunSouthside ProgressGood. Gold lettering has completely faded on the spine and is partially missing on the front cover. No dust wrapper. The previous owner's name in ink is inside as well as c-11 in marker. The rear free endpaper has a stamped number.This 8 x 11 inch book is filled with photos, maps, and a fold out map.Arizona, Usiana, Western Americana, Phoenix$60
11719Howes, WrightU.S. IANA (1650-1950)R. R. BowkerVery good with faint shelf wearA Selective Bibliography In Which Are Described 11,620 Uncommon and Significant Books Relating To The Continental Portion Of The United States."Bibliography, Americana, Usiana, Book Collecting$50
6125Inman, Colonel Henry, and Colonel William F. CodyThe Great Salt Lake TrailCrane & Company 1899 with 529 pages, b&w illustrations, fold out map, index.Good. Corners bumped and a little worn, scrape marks on back cover, covers worn and soiled, no dust wrapper. Owner's embossing stamp on page 15.History, Americana, Utah, Great Salt LakeHistory, Americana, Utah, Great Salt Lake$30
14273Insurance Company StaffA History of Sprague, Washington, 1900 to 1917- Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance Policy Register BookSelfPoor to fair. The front cover is partially detached. One half of the spine is missing. Both covers are soiled, worn and stained. The contents are occasionally stained and worn.11 x 16.5 inches. 1900 to 1917, Sprague, Washington, a Northern Pacific Railroad stop. Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance Policy Register Book. There are 172 pages with policy holder information and customer signatures on a left-hand page and pasted in copies of policies to the right. George F. Holland is the first agent. In 1902 C. W. McCoy becomes the agent. In 1905 Damrell & Pettijohn become agent/owners. Smalley & McCroskey follow, J. F. Hall and Hall & Smalley are the last listed agents.. There are interesting "riders" on the use and storage of kerosene, gas and gunpowder.Sprague, Washington, Americana, Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance.$175

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Vendor SKUAuthorTitlePublisherConditionDescriptionKeywords(s)PriceImage
14273Insurance Company StaffA History of Sprague, Washington, 1900 to 1917- Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance Policy Register BookSelfPoor to fair. The front cover is partially detached. One half of the spine is missing. Both covers are soiled, worn and stained. The contents are occasionally stained and worn.11 x 16.5 inches. 1900 to 1917, Sprague, Washington, a Northern Pacific Railroad stop. Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance Policy Register Book. There are 172 pages with policy holder information and customer signatures on a left-hand page and pasted in copies of policies to the right. George F. Holland is the first agent. In 1902 C. W. McCoy becomes the agent. In 1905 Damrell & Pettijohn become agent/owners. Smalley & McCroskey follow, J. F. Hall and Hall & Smalley are the last listed agents.. There are interesting "riders" on the use and storage of kerosene, gas and gunpowder.Sprague, Washington, Americana, Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance.$175
11509Kumlien, W. F.The Social Problem of the Church In South DakotaSouth Dakota State College of Agriculture And Mechanic ArtsGood. Previous owner's name in ink on the title page. The front cover has a crease.The "problem" is "....our present lack of community socialization in south Dakota or our present lack of capacity and will to act together in community life." There are graphs, several maps, on of which is a fold out of all the churches in South Dakota.Religion, South Dakota, Americana$25
11245Lowe, Percival G.Five Years a Dragoon ('49 To '54) And Other Adventures On The Great PlainsThe Franklin Hudson Publishing CompanyGood. The cover cloth has some rippling and soiling. No dust wrapper.The biography of Percival G. Lowe. There are b&w photos and an index.Autobiography, Percival G. Lowe, Americana, Great Plains, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas$60
14225Paddock, Capt. B. B.A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North And West TexasThe Lewis Publishing Co.Fair. Volume 1 has water staining and 'wavy' pages, especially in the second half. Volume 2 is good. Sturdy but amateur re-binding.Texas biographies circa early 1900s. There are many b&w photos.Texas, Americana$150
13699Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc.Americana Duplicates from the Distinguished Collections of the Newberry LibraryParke-Bernet Galleries Inc.Good.The front cover and spine have a vertical crease and both covers have some sun fading.7 x 10.25 inches with occasional illustrations, an auction catalogue for a collection of books on Americana.Americana, Bibliophile$20
8810Prucha, Francis Paul, editorArmy Life on the Western Frontier Selections From The Official Reports Made Between 1826 and 1845 by Colonel George CroghanUniversity of Oklahoma Press 1958 first edition with 187 pages, illustrations and an index.Very good. Owner's small name and address stamp inside. In a very good dust wrapper.University of Oklahoma Press 1958 first edition with 187 pages, illustrations and an index.Americana, Army Life, West$20
11473Reusser, Walter C., ChairmanThe United Presbyterian Church Of Laramie, Wyoming 1869 - 1969Self-PublishedGood. There's a short but sharp crease on the bottom of the front cover. There's a rainbow sticker inside on the front free end paper.150 pages with b&w and color photos and several appendicies.Western Americana, Religion, Presbyterian, Wyoming$20
13062Roosevelt, TheodoreStories from The Winning of the West 1769-1807G. P. Putnam's SonsGood. Light shelf wear and soiling on the covers and spine. One of the fold out maps has a short tear on an inner border. No dust wrapper.A history or early western US exploration. There are b&w illustrations and two fold-out maps.Western Americana$40
12458Schoyer's BooksSchoyer's Books Catalogue Number 99 Asia, Near & Middle East, Pacific, & Catalogue Numberd 106 Western AmericanaSchoyer's BooksVery good.Two book catalogues, 8.5x10.075 inches, no. 99 , Asia, near & Middle East, Pacific, and no. 106, Western Americana.Bibliophile, book catalogue, western americana, Asia, middle east.$20
11415Stone, IrvingMen To Match My Mountains The Opening of the Far West, 1840 - 1900DoubledayGood to very good. There's a bookplate from the previous owner. One fourth of the acetate front cover is missing.Full leather, limited edition, signed by the author. There are end paper maps and several pages of ads for other "Mainstreams of America" books.Western Americana, history$50
9920Swinford, T.A., and Tal LutherCusteriana A Field guide To Custer LiteratureSouth Print InternationalVery good/fine. Slip case very good.!999 Limited, boxed edition hardback of 100 coopies, this is # 80, signed by the two authors, with 206 pages and illustrations.Bibliophile, Americana, George Armstrong Custer$150
11458University of WyomingThe University Melange University of Wyoming Vol. II April, 1905 No. 4 Catalogue Number 1905 - '06University of WyomingGood. The bottom and top of the paper spine is worn.There are lists of the faculty, The Board of Trustees, historical sketches, a list of buildings, courses, a list of each college, (agriculture, mechanical engineering, School of Mines, etc.) and a list of each student for the individual colleges. There is also a three page index.Western Americana, University of Wyoming, history.$30
11199Veech, JamesMonongahela of Old; Or historical Sketches of South-Western Pennsylvania To The Year 1800Genealogical Publishing Co.Very good. Previous owner's book plate. No dust wrapper.This book has 3 b&w photos and other illustrations. It's reprinted with a new index.Americana, Monongahela, Pennsylvania, genealogy.$50
9929Wagner, Henry R.The Plains and the Rockies A Bibliography of Original Narratives of Travel and Adventure 1800-1865Grabhorn PressGood. Covers and spine show a little soiling and shelfwear, the spine label has faded.1937, one of 600 copies, 6.25 x 9.25 inches, with 299 pages, illustrations and an index. Americana, American West, bibliophile$80
10004Washington, MaryAn Annotated Bibliography of Western Manuscripts in the Merrill Library at Utah State University, Logan, UtahUtah State University PressGood/very good with light shelf wear. An ink price? stamp inside.1971 6 x 9 inch paperback with 157 pages and an index. Bibliophile, western Americana, the Merrill Library , Utah State University, Logan, Utah$20
13997Weltzin, J. FrederickJoachim And His Family The Life and Times of a Dakota PioneerSelf-publishedFine. In a very good, original, plastic cover.Biography of Joachim Frederick Weltzen, Dakota pioneer, with 5 b&w photos.Dakota, Americana, Biography, Joachim Frederick Weltzen$50
9889William L. Clements LibraryFifty Texas Rarities Selected from the Library of Mr. Everett D. Graff for an Exhibition to Commemorate the Hundredth Anniversary of the Annexation of Texas by the United StatesThe Pemberton Press Very good to fine. One faint, small dot on the spine. Slip case is fine.1964 5x7.025 inches with 40 pages and illustrations. Hardback with slip case.Texas, bibliography, Americana.Bibliophile, Texas, Americana$50
13371Willingham, Robert Marion Jr., and Richard Barksdale HarwellGeorgiana: A Selection of a Dozen Dozen Collectible Georgia BooksHarvey Dan AbramsVery good. No dust wrapperGeorgiana, collectible books with illustrations of title pages and an index.Americana, Georgiana, bibliography$20

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