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  • Extraordinary Events the Doings of God, and marvellous in pious eyes. Illustrated in a Sermon at the South Church in Boston, N.E., on the General Thanksgiving, Thursday, July 18, 1745. Occasioned by the taking of the City of Louisbourg, on the Isle of Cape-Breton, by New England Soldiers, assisted by a British Squadron by Prince, Thomas
    Prince, Thomas
    Extraordinary Events the Doings of God, and marvellous in pious eyes. Illustrated in a Sermon at the South Church in Boston, N.E., on the General Thanksgiving, Thursday, July 18, 1745. Occasioned by the taking of the City of Louisbourg, on the Isle of Cape-Breton, by New England Soldiers, assisted by a British Squadron

    Boston: J. Lewis, 1746. 32 pages. Prince's sermon celebrates the capture of Louisbourg in 1745 by New England forces under the command of William Pepperell. It is dedicated to William Shirley, Governor of Massachusetts, who was largely responsible for the formulation and promotion of the daring colonial expedition. ISBN: 281AIB1047734.

    Fifth edition. With half-title page, woodcut ornaments & initials. Pamphlet is bound in black cloth covers with gold lettering on spine. Prior owner name and address on front free endpaper. Two line ink note on rear free endpaper. Title page is browned at top and front edge.

    Book ID: 262388
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  • Outlaw Trail: A History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch by Kelly, Charles
    Kelly, Charles
    Outlaw Trail: A History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch

    First Edition

    Salt Lake City, UT: Charles Kelly, 1938. 337 pages. One of 1000 copies. A history of the cowboy-outlaw period that accompanied America’s expansion westward in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes histories of the bandit hideouts Hole-in-the-Wall, Brown's Hole and Robbers' Roost. Illustrated with reproductions of black-and-white photo and drawings by Bill Fleming. ISBN: 281AIB1046028.

    First edition (first printing). Black-red cloth with gilt lettering and gold cowboy figure on the cover. Endpapers illustrated with maps. Minor wear to the spine ends and light offsetting to the endpapers apparently from scotch tape used to secure a dust jacket protector (now replaced). A near fine copy in a dust jacket color faded on the spine and lightly along the top inch of the front cover; with some toning to flap edges and rear cover. Signed by the author on the first blank. A very nice copy. Six-Guns 1221; Howes K58.

    Book ID: 243820
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  • The Territory of Louisiana-Missouri. 3 Volume Set in the Territorial Papers of the United States: Volume XIII: 1803-1806; Volume XIV: 1806-1814; Volume XV: 1815-1821 by Carter, Clarence Edwin (compiler and editor)
    Carter, Clarence Edwin (compiler and editor)
    The Territory of Louisiana-Missouri. 3 Volume Set in the Territorial Papers of the United States: Volume XIII: 1803-1806; Volume XIV: 1806-1814; Volume XV: 1815-1821

    First Edition

    Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1948-1951. 641, 915, 834 pp. Three volumes from The Territorial Papers of the United States that embody "selections of relevant documents pertaining to the Territory of Louisiana-Missouri" -- from the preface. The papers elected for inclusion in the three volumes are found, with a few exceptions, in depositories in Washington, D.C., the greater portion of which are housed in the National Archives. ISBN: 281AIB1027221.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in blue cloth. No dust jacket. Bookplate of former owner facing title page in each volume.

    Book ID: 124240
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  • "Wild Bill" (James Butler Hickok) by Coursey, O. W.
    Coursey, O. W.
    "Wild Bill" (James Butler Hickok)

    First Edition

    Mitchell, S.D: Educator Supply Co, 1924. 80 pages. Four black-and-white illustrations. 4.5 by 7.5 inches. "Reprinted from the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader." A mostly mythical account of Wild Bill Hickok's life. Adams Six-Guns (no. 501) reports, "Only a few of these little books were printed" and "Wild Bill, facing the desperate character who entered the front door, had shot him with a revolver in his left hand, while with his right hand he had thrown the other gun over his shoulder and shot the man coming from the rear. History does not record a more dare-devil act, a more astute piece of gun work, or a cleaner fight." If only it were true. Adams didn't think much of Coursey's accuracy,…

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    Mitchell, S.D: Educator Supply Co, 1924. 80 pages. Four black-and-white illustrations. 4.5 by 7.5 inches. "Reprinted from the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader." A mostly mythical account of Wild Bill Hickok's life. Adams Six-Guns (no. 501) reports, "Only a few of these little books were printed" and "Wild Bill, facing the desperate character who entered the front door, had shot him with a revolver in his left hand, while with his right hand he had thrown the other gun over his shoulder and shot the man coming from the rear. History does not record a more dare-devil act, a more astute piece of gun work, or a cleaner fight." If only it were true. Adams didn't think much of Coursey's accuracy, but he included this book in his checklist of the 150 most important books on Western outlaws and lawmen. ISBN: B001LVUT58.

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    First edition (first printing). Gilt on front cover dimmed; a few tiny spots on the back cover, else very good.

    Book ID: 50150
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  • Denver, the Man: The Life, Letters and Public Papers of the Lawyer, Soldier and Statesman [Autograph edition] by Barnes, George C.
    Barnes, George C.
    Denver, the Man: The Life, Letters and Public Papers of the Lawyer, Soldier and Statesman [Autograph edition]

    First Edition

    Wilmington, OH: (n.p.), 1949. 372 pages. Autograph Edition.

    A biography of the man who gave Colorado's capital its name -- a land speculator named his settlement after James W. Denver, then governor of the Kansas Territory, which included present-day Colorado. Denver also served as a general during the Civil War and as the Secretary of State of California.

    This is one of a small number of copies of this book bound with an original autograph letter. The letter is written on thin tissue paper, which was removed from a copy press book - an early letter copying technology. The writer wrote his letters using a special slow drying ink in a book of thin paper…

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    Wilmington, OH: (n.p.), 1949. 372 pages. Autograph Edition.

    A biography of the man who gave Colorado's capital its name -- a land speculator named his settlement after James W. Denver, then governor of the Kansas Territory, which included present-day Colorado. Denver also served as a general during the Civil War and as the Secretary of State of California.

    This is one of a small number of copies of this book bound with an original autograph letter. The letter is written on thin tissue paper, which was removed from a copy press book - an early letter copying technology. The writer wrote his letters using a special slow drying ink in a book of thin paper sheets. After the letter was finished, the writer's letterhead was placed below the tissue paper and a special oiled paper was inserted in front of the tissue paper and behind the letterhead, to prevent the ink from spreading to other sheets of paper. The copy book was placed in a modified bookpress for a few seconds, which forced the ink through the copy paper and onto the letterhead sheet. In this way, the writer kept the original and sent the copy on letterhead. ISBN: 281AIB0027262.

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    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy, no dust jacket. A bit of wear to the spine ends and small scuffs to the rear cover. Signed letter by Denver in printed envelope affixed to front free endpaper. The letter in this copy was written in 1870 regarding a land patent in Santa Cruz, California. At the time the letter was written, Denver was an attorney in private practice in Washington, DC.

    Book ID: 16874
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  • Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ending June 30, 1900 by Langley, S. P. (Secretary, Smithsonian Institution)
    Langley, S. P. (Secretary, Smithsonian Institution)
    Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ending June 30, 1900

    First Edition

    Washington D. C: Government Printing Office, 1902. 738 pages. Document no. 537, part 2. Report on various departments of the National Museum with articles describing and illustrating collections including Aboriginal American Harpoons: A Study in Ethnic Distribution and Invention by Otis Tufton Mason; A Sketch of the History of the Ceramic Art in China with a Catalogue of the Hippisley Collection of Chinese Porcelains by Alfred E. Hippisley; A Collection of Hopi Ceremonial Pigments by Walter Hough; and a Descriptive Catalogue of the Meteorite Collection in the U. S. National Museum by Wirt Tassin. ISBN: 281AIB1040929.

    First edition (first printing). A very good hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Original calf binding has been repaired with page block reglued a bit too low. Front hinge cracked. A large, heavy book.

    Book ID: 206660
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  • 1957 Brand Book of the Denver Westerners (Volume XIII) by James, Numa L. (editor)
    James, Numa L. (editor)
    1957 Brand Book of the Denver Westerners (Volume XIII)

    First Edition

    (Boulder, CO): (The Westerners), 1958. 436 pages. Essays on Western topics. Adams, Six-Guns, no. 2357. ISBN: B000L2PFH0.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. One of 60 copies of the Posse edition.

    Book ID: 80810
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  • Behind Custer at the Little Big Horn: The Story of Lieutenant Edward Mathey and the Packtrain by (Custer, George Armstrong) Schneider, James V. with Richard Campbell
    (Custer, George Armstrong) Schneider, James V. with Richard Campbell
    Behind Custer at the Little Big Horn: The Story of Lieutenant Edward Mathey and the Packtrain

    First Edition

    N. Pl: Privately printed, 1981. Unpaginated, 88 pages, B/W illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1048704.

    Inscribed by Schneider on the limitation page: "To Dick Upton - Although this effort in no way comes close to your "Custer on the Big Horn," I do hope you find it informative. I treasure your friendship & the kindness you've always shown me. Jim." Additional author signature below inscription. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in cream illustrated wrappers (paperback). Slight soiling to covers.

    Book ID: 263935
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  • Tombstones for Bluecoats: New Insights into the Custer Mystery Vol. II, III, IV, V (Four volumes) by (Custer, George Armstrong) King, W. Kent
    (Custer, George Armstrong) King, W. Kent
    Tombstones for Bluecoats: New Insights into the Custer Mystery Vol. II, III, IV, V (Four volumes)

    First Edition

    Marion Station and Jesup, Maryland: W. Kent King, 1980-81. Vol. II, 59 pages; Vol. III, 37 pages, Vol. IV, 30 pages; Vol. V, 40 pages plus viii pages of footnotes. Volume V titled "Mappings of an Unknown Land: Battle Road of the Dakota Column". ISBN: 281AIB1048988.

    First edition (first printing). Very good copies in blue folders with diecut window opening for title. Slight cover wear.

    Book ID: 264412
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  • The Men Who Made the Nation by Dos Passos, John
    Dos Passos, John
    The Men Who Made the Nation

    First Edition

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1957. 469 pages. On "the architects of the young republic 1782 - 1802" -- from the jacket cover. The ninth book in the Mainstream of America series. ISBN: B003J9EHI0.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a dust jacket with a short, creased snag to the rear panel and a short tear to the rear flap fold. Inscribed by the author to the previous owner on the front free endpaper. With the previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown.

    Book ID: 265887
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  • The Casting Vote of Vice-President Dallas on the Tariff of 1846 [Cover title] by Dallas, George M.
    Dallas, George M.
    The Casting Vote of Vice-President Dallas on the Tariff of 1846 [Cover title]

    Philadelphia: Office of the "Daily Keystone", 1846. Paginated 5-16 pages. 5-1/2 by 8-3/4 inches. Pamphlet. Concerns the Walker Tariff reduction. Records the remarks of the U. S. Vice President in favor of ordering the Tariff Bill to a third reading. ISBN: 281AIB1037225.

    A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Original string-bound self-wrappers, as issued. Light creasing to pages.

    Book ID: 183251
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  • No Man's Land: The Historic Story of a Landed Orphan by Rainey, George
    Rainey, George
    No Man's Land: The Historic Story of a Landed Orphan

    First Edition

    Enid, Oklahoma: George Rainey, 1937. 245 pages. This is a self-published memoir of life in 'No Man's Land,' of Colorado, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Six Guns 1791, Rampaging Herd 1855. ISBN: B000M042AC.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in red cloth with gold lettering and decoration. Lower front corners and spine edges worn. Spine faded. Signature stamp of author on front free endpaper.

    Book ID: 105391
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  • JOURNAL of JOS. W. FAWCETT (Diary of His Trip in 1840 Down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Gulf of Mexico and up the Atlantic Coast to Boston) by Fawcett, Joseph W. Introduction by Eugene D. Rigney
    Fawcett, Joseph W. Introduction by Eugene D. Rigney
    JOURNAL of JOS. W. FAWCETT (Diary of His Trip in 1840 Down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Gulf of Mexico and up the Atlantic Coast to Boston)

    First Edition

    Chillicothe, Ohio: David K. Webb Private Press, 1944. 59 pages. ISBN: B001TZQDBA.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in light brown wrappers (paperback) with black tape on spine. Some mild scuyffing to covers and edges.

    Book ID: 264014
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  • Holograph card signed by Dixon, Thomas
    Dixon, Thomas
    Holograph card signed

    1915. Thomas Frederick Dixon Jr. (January 11, 1864 – April 3, 1946) was an American white supremacist, successively a politician, lawyer, Baptist minister, lecturer, novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. Dixon wrote two best-selling novels, The Leopard's Spots: A Romance of the White Man's Burden – 1865–1900 (1902) and The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan (1905), that romanticized Southern white supremacy, endorsed the Lost Cause of the Confederacy, opposed equal rights for blacks, and glorified the Ku Klux Klan as heroic vigilantes. Film director D. W. Griffith adapted The Clansman for the screen in The Birth of a Nation (1915), which inspired the creators of the 20th-century rebirth of the Klan. He was a classmate and good friend of Woodrow Wilson. ISBN: 281AIB1049227.

    5.25 x 3.25 holograph card: With best wishes - Sincerely, Thomas Dixon. New York, June 6, 1915."

    Book ID: 264796
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  • America: A Lecture. At Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, April 13, 1939 by Thompson, Dorothy. Foreword by Eddie Cantor
    Thompson, Dorothy. Foreword by Eddie Cantor
    America: A Lecture. At Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, April 13, 1939

    First Edition

    Los Angeles. Printed by Ward Ritchie Press: The Modern Forum, 1939. 17 pages. ISBN: 281AIB1049751.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in blue wrappers (paperback), stapled. Fading to covers. Scarce. WorldCat locates 2 copies.

    Book ID: 265730
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  • The True Grandeur of Nations: An Oration Delivered Before the Authorities of the City of Boston, July 1, 1845 by Sumner, Charles
    Sumner, Charles
    The True Grandeur of Nations: An Oration Delivered Before the Authorities of the City of Boston, July 1, 1845

    First Edition

    Boston: William D. Tichnor and Company, 1845. 104 pages. ISBN: 281AIB1047962.

    Very good in printed wrappers (paperback). Covers darkened. Small edge chips. Closed tear of lower 5 inches of rear cover at spine edge.

    Book ID: 262849
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  • Son of the Morning Star: Custer And The Little Bighorn (Uncorrected Proofs) by Connell, Evan S.
    Connell, Evan S.
    Son of the Morning Star: Custer And The Little Bighorn (Uncorrected Proofs)

    (N.-Pl. but San Francisco): North Point Press, 1984. 424 pages. Advance uncorrected galley produced by Crane Duplicationg Service. ISBN: 281AIB1038833.

    A near fine copy in gray illustrated wrappers (paperback). Light toning to spine and minor edge wear.

    Book ID: 195247
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  • Annals of the West: Embracing a Concise Account of Principal Events Which Have Occurred in the Western States and Territories from the Discovery of the Mississippi Valley to the Year Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-six by Albach, James R.
    Albach, James R.
    Annals of the West: Embracing a Concise Account of Principal Events Which Have Occurred in the Western States and Territories from the Discovery of the Mississippi Valley to the Year Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-six

    Pittsburgh: W. S. Haven, 1857. 1016 pages. Edited originally by James H. Perkins. Howes P-231. ISBN: 281AIB1049182.

    Enlarged 1857 edition, same collation as 1856. Very good copy rebound in orange cloth covers with leather label with gilt lettering on spine. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 264702
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  • Poems Relating to the American Revolution by Freneau, Philip. With introductory memoir and notes by Evert A. Duyckinck
    Freneau, Philip. With introductory memoir and notes by Evert A. Duyckinck
    Poems Relating to the American Revolution

    First Edition

    New York: W. J. Widdelton, 1865. 288 pages. ISBN: 281AIB1048112.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in green cloth with bright gold lettering on spine. Mild edge wear. Bottom of spine rolled. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 263077
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  • Holograph Letter by Maynard, Horace
    Maynard, Horace
    Holograph Letter

    Knoxville: 1855. Horace Maynard (August 30, 1814 – May 3, 1882) was an American educator, attorney, politician and diplomat active primarily in the second half of the 19th century. When this letter was written he was parcticing law in Knoxville. Maynard was an ardent Union supporter and opposed Tennessee's succession. He was one of the few Southern congressmen to maintain his seat in the House during the Civil War. Toward the end of the war, Maynard served as Tennessee's attorney general under Governor Andrew Johnson, and later served as ambassador to Turkey under President Ulysses S. Grant and Postmaster General under President Rutherford B. Hayes. ISBN: 281AIB1049231.

    One sheet, 9.75 x 8 inches, folded for mailing, from Knoxville, dated Dec. 22, 1855, addressed to Mr. John B. Hunt, signed Horace Maynard. Page is stained and has closed tears along top folds.

    Book ID: 264805
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