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Oh, Valley Green!
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Oh, Valley Green!

By John H. Culp

New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972 Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York. 1972. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Good; light shelfwear; dust soiling to text block top; small tear to fabric at rear lower gutter. DJ: Good; Price Clipped; closed tear at rear lower flap fold; light bumping and small tears on top edge. Brown cloth boards with yellow cloth overlay on the spine with black lettering on the spine and a wagon train on the front board. 291 pp 8vo. In this epic-sized novel about the American government's move to annex Texas and the territory of California, the author tells the story of Jacob Key who moves his family westward from the Shenandoah in 1842, across the Mississippi, and down the Santa Fe Trail, where outlaws and hostile Indians abound. A clean presentable copy.

$12.50

Wild Grape

By John Hewlett

New York, NY: Whittlesey House, 1947 Whittlesey House, New York. 1947. Hardcover. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for old price written on the front endpaper corner. Book Condition: Very Good; gray cloth boards and spine with gilt titling in a red shadowbox on the spine. 364 pp 8vo. A warm presentation of racial problems, though not a Strange Fruit by any means. This is substantial novel of Uncle Gimme's old time methods of righting wrongs, Dr. Dease's slow awakening to the wrongs that must be righted, and of the long standing white and Negro color lines. Uncle Gimme's daughter, raped by Millowner Newbanks, bears a white daughter, just as Newbanks' wife bears his legal child; it is little Deel, a prisoner in her family's house that all would protect from trouble. Uncle Gimme fights the idea of her being sent North, contrives in every way to provide books, security and happiness for the child, but is forced into yielding. Here is the Georgia of the Ku Klux Klan, the pillory of color, the hatred of the whites for that color in the mass, and the love for the colored individual. Here too is the clash of theory with practice, the attempts to evade the issues on the part of the died-in-the-wool Georgian, the flagrant hypocrisy and lack of justice. For all its picture of the non-progressive attitudes, there is humor and sympathy in the gradual realization of the old timers that things are changing and so must they. A clean very presentable copy.

$15.00

Landmarks
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Landmarks

By Mary Langley Wacker (AUTHOR SIGNED)

Baltimore, MD: PublishAmerica, 2002 PublishAmerica, Baltimore, MD. 2002. Softcover/Trade Wraps. Stated First Printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. No DJ. Pictorial card stock wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split; text is secure in binding. A book of historical fiction by the great-grand-daughter of book's subject, Darwin Langley. After losing his home and family, fourteen-year-old Darwin Langley leaves Michigan in 1881 to make his fortune in Kansas. He's sure he needs no help, not even from the God his parents believed in. He works in a northern lumber camp until pride causes him to make a dangerous mistake. In Chicago, he thinks he's ready to tackle the world, but hadn't considered traitorous companions. A bout with typhoid sends him down the Illinois and Michigan Canal with an unusual missionary. Striking out alone along the flooding Mississippi River, he's stuck in quicksand, and stranded on a sandbar with a very pregnant lady. Still believing in his own abilities, Darwin encounters thieves and a bone collector in the peaceful hills of Missouri. A dying Indian befriends him in Kansas, convincing him to consider the possibility of a higher power, but when he is wrongfully imprisoned, Darwin doubts again. A story of courage and faith.

$25.00

Salome

By Oscar Wilde

New York, NY: Illustrated Editions Company, 1930 Illustrated Editions Company, New York. 1930. Hardcover. Reprint Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former owner bookplate on front pastedown. Book Condition: Very Good; light soiling overall; sunfading to spine with slight deterioration of the gilt on the spine; all lettering is readable but is lessened in intensity. No DJ. Red thick beveled red cloth boards with dark brown cloth overlay on spine with vertical gilt lines on the boards portion and tilt titling with dulled gilt lettering on the spine. Internal hinges are sound with no cracking or splits. Light brown endpapers.120 pp 8vo. This is the French translation with reproductions of the program from 1905 and the music sheet from the first performance of Salome in England on May 10th and 13th, 1905.The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils. A clean presentable copy.

$18.75

The Big Sky

By A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

New York, NY: William Sloane Associates, 1947 William Sloane Associates, New York. 1947. Hardcover. Stated 3rd Printing. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for address label and book plate from former owners on the FFFP. Book Condition: Good; bumped lower tips; light wear to tips, head, and tail. smudging to textblock foredge. DJ: Poor; NOT Price Clipped (3.50); missing rear panel and flap; wear and 90% separation of front panel and front flap. Red cloth boards and spine with gray and red lettering on spine in gray shadowbox. 386 pp 8vo. Originally published more than fifty years ago, THE BIG SKY is the first of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s, epic adventure novels of America's vast frontier. THE BIG SKY introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers, three of the most memorable characters in Western American literature. Traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers. The story centers on Caudill, a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hunger for life and a longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big, wild places. Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness, Caudill becomes an untamed mountain man, whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to love. With THE BIG SKY, Guthrie gives us an unforgettable portrait of a spacious land and a unique way of life. A clean presentable copy.

$20.00

The Patriot

By Pearl S. Buck

New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939 Grosset & Dunlap, New York. 1939. Hardcover. Reprint of the John Day original. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; slightly bumped upper tips, head, and tail. DJ: Good; NOT Price Clipped ($1.00); chipping and small missing pieces at head and tail; light wear at tip covers. Rose cloth boards and spine with bright silver lettering on the spine and front cover. 372 pp 8vo. A novel of modern China centering on a young Chinese from a rich family who sends their son away during the revolution to Japan where marries a Japanese girl and lives a quiet, ordered life almost forgetting China until World War II begins. A clean very presentable copy.

$15.00

Thunderstick

By Don Coldsmith

New York, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1993 Doubleday & Company, New York. 1993. Hardcover. Stated First Edition/First Printing by Line Number. A Double D Western. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; light shelfwear. DJ: Near Fine; NOT Price Clipped; light rubbing to panels. Brown leatherette boards and spine with bright silver lettering on the spine. 182 pp 8vo. The author continues his acclaimed saga as the People (Great Plains Native Americans) are town between the hallowed traditions of their past and the changing ways of the future- a crucial test could ensure their survival.. or doom them to destruction. A clean very presentable copy.

$15.00

An Heiress in Name Only or The Adventures of Gwendolyn

By Amelia M. A. Ross (AUTHOR SIGNED)

Baltimore, MD: Saulsbury Publishing Company, 1919 Saulsbury Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD. 1919. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed by the author on the FFFP. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for an inked out former owner name on the front pastedown. Book Condition: Very Good; light wear to tips, head, and tail. No DJ. Gold boards and spine with bright gilt lettering on the spine and front board with box embossing on the front board. 106 pp 12 mo. This a piece of fiction about WWI written by the author when she was a student at Fayette, Ohio in 1917. This is a little love story in the midst of the fall of France and German occupation. A clean very presentable copy.

$45.00

Coal Camp Justice;  Two Wrongs Make a Right
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Coal Camp Justice; Two Wrongs Make a Right

By Ricardo L Garcia

Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2005 University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM. 2005. Hardcover. First Printing by line number. Inscribed by the author on the half title page. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: Near Fine; rubbing to covers. Red cloth boards and spine with black lettering on spine and picture of raven and pick-axe on front board. 317pp 8vo. From the coal camps of Northeastern New Mexico comes a tale of families and friends struggling to rise above the working and living conditions once described as worse than the serfdom of the Middle Ages. A story of death, friendship, and the power of the coal mining companies. A clean and very presentable copy.

$15.00

The Leavenworth Irregulars

By William D. Blankenship

Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1974 Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN. 1974. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: Near Fine; small closed tear on top rear of cover. Green cloth boards and spine with bright silver lettering on spine. 264 pp 8vo. Three "graduates" from the US Army Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, KS decide to take their revenge by stealing the approximately half-million monthly paycheck from Fort Riley, KS. After being discovered, they set off to recapture the money via torture, murder, and mutilation. An absorbing novel of deceit in high places; of betrayal and ironic revenge. A clean pristine copy.

$15.00

The Stone Ponies; The Black Sabre Chronicles (Book Four)
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The Stone Ponies; The Black Sabre Chronicles (Book Four)

By Tom Willard

New York, NY: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2000 A Tom Doherty Associates Book, New York. 2000. Hardcover. Stated First Edition/First Printing by line number. Book Four of the Black Sabre Chronicles. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for remainder mark on text block bottom. Book Condition: Near Fine; two ssmall splash marks on text block bottom. DJ: Near Fine; bumping to cover at tail. Black boards and spine with bright gold lettering on spine. 316 pp 8vo. Historical fiction of the Sharps family of black military soldiers from the Buffalo Soldier era to the present day. This book is about Franklin LeBaron Sharps, a young paratrooper sent to Vietnam in 1965 with the 101st Airborne Division. He is bent on avenging the death of his brother by the Vietcong. Based on the author's experiences as a paratrooper in Vietnam. A clean and very presentable copy.

$13.00

Bohemian Mobility Tales

By Emil Vopata

Bend, OR: Maverick Publications, 1994 Maverick Publications, Bend, OR. 1994. Softcover/Trade Wraps. First Edition thus. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; slight edge bumps. No DJ. Printed Wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split; text is secure in binding. 60 pp 8vo. The book was written to provide insight into seeing how some of the generalized ways of looking at people with visual and physical impairments have roots in how such conditions were explained in tales told centuries ago mostly from Bohemia (Czech Republic). A clean very presentable copy.

$12.00

Paso Por Aqui

By Eugene Manlove Rhodes

Alamogordo, NM: Alamogordo Printing Company, 1963 Alamogordo Printing Company, Alamogordo, NM. 1963. Softcover/Tradewraps. Stapled booklet. Reprint edition #2644 of 5000 copies. Inscribed by the Illustrator on back of the front wrap. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: VG; moisture spots on the front wrap; white painted C on the front wrap; closed tear to bottom of the wrap at spine crease. Pictorial wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded and spine is securely stapled at spine. 68 pp. Taking his title from Juan de Onate's carving in the living rock of El Morro, New Mexico, Eugene Manlove Rhodes created his own memorial to the decent people of his world who had "passed this way" without fanfare. Rhodes wrote about them with wit, gusto, and tenderness, with honesty, clarity, and a sureness of interpretation as yet unequaled. He captured for all time the free, lonely, self-reliant, skilled, eternally optimistic essence of his West. A clean and very presentable copy.

$15.00

Boone's Lick
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Boone's Lick

By Larry McMurtry

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2000 Simon & Schuster, New York. 2000. Hardcover. First Printing by line number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; three spots of moisture discoloration at top edge of rear board. DJ: Near Fine; three spots of moisture discoloration at top rear cover edge. Blue boards with red overlay on spine with copper lettering on spine. 287 pp. This is an enthralling tale of the nineteenth-century west. A blend of historical fact and sheer storytelling genius, the novel follows the Cecil family's arduous journey by riverboat and wagon from Boon's Lick, MO to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming. A novel of high adventure, a western tale and a moving love story. A clean and very presentable copy.

$5.00

The Man Who Killed the Deer
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The Man Who Killed the Deer

By Frank Walters

Athens, OH: Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 1981 Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, Athens, OH. 1981. Softcover/Trade Wraps. Reprint of the 1942 original. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: VG+ bumping to head; wear on upper corner of rear wrap. No DJ. Printed Wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split. 266pp 8vo. The story of Martiniano, the man who killed the deer, is a timeless story of Pueblo Indian sin and redemption and of the conflict between Indian and white laws: written with a poetically charged beauty of style, a purity of conception, and a thorough understanding of Indian values. Includes a Mapa Historico de Taos, 26th edition, 1984-85. A clean and very presentable copy.

$5.00

Sailor With A Gun

By Hjalmar Rutxebeck

New York, NY: Pageant Press, Inc. , 1957 Pageant Press, Inc., New York. 1957. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Inscribed by author on FFFP. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: VG; light foxing to text block top; light edge wear to bottom boards from shelving. DJ: VG; chipping at head; bump and crease at tail; closed tears on rear top edge; light wear at hinge fold. Blue-green cloth boards and spine with bright black lettering on spine. 182 pp 8vo. Based on actual events this is the story of Svend Norman, a Dane, who was a seafaring man who got put ashore with a weapon in the Army in WWII in Alaska. He survives in the cold north, learning from the Indians and using his own wits to service and maintain his identity against the military forces of compliance and conformity. A clean and presentable copy in Brodart mylar.

$25.00

The Price of the Prairie; A Story of Kansas

By Margaret Hill McCarter

New York, NY: A.L. Burt Company, 1912 A.L. Burt Company, New York. 1912. Hardcover. (Copyright A.C. McClurg 1910/First Burt printing October 8, 1910) Stated 15th Edition December 28, 1912. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for gift inscription on FFFP in pencil dated March 1914. Book Condition: Very Good+; light wear to tips, head and tail from shelving. No DJ as issued. Green cloth boards with white and green lettering on spine and front board. 4 color illustrations by J.N. Marchand present. 489 pp 8vo. his is the book by Margaret Hill McCarter is a little love story of the prairies is dedicated to all who believe that the defense of the helpless is heroism; that the protection of the home is splendid achievement; and, that the storm, and stress, and patient endurance of the day will bring us at last to the peace of the purple twilight. A clean very presentable copy. Inner hinges are not cracked or split/board colors are bright/almost a near fine copy.

$31.25

The Life and Times of Liberty Falls; Part Two

By Susan K. Jones

Northbrook, IL: International Resourcing Services, Inc. , 1998 International Resourcing Services, Inc., Northbrook, IL. 1998. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: Fine. Red faux-leather boards and spine with bright gold lettering on spine and front board. 98 pp 8vo. The continuing story of the fictional Colorado "Boom Town" of Liberty Falls. Inspired by the Liberty Falls buildings and pewter figurines that capture the spirit of Old Colorado. Based on personal interviews with local experts about the people and events in the villages and ghost towns of Colorado to make the book an accurate as possible description of what life in 1880-1910 Colorado was like. A clean pristine copy.

$7.50

Stepsons of Light

By Eugene Manlove Rhodes

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969 University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK. 1969. Hardcover. Stated First Printing of this edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine; DJ: Very Good +; price clipped; light rubbing and slight wear at high points of the panels. Blue marbled boards and spine with bright gilt lettering and rules within a black field on the spine. 322 pp 8vo. This novel is one of Rhodes' few attempts to write a love story. Set in territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s Rhodes writes with fidelity to time and place and incident of the Old West complete with his essayish jeremiad against literary realism. A story of cold-blooded murder, vilany, raw justice, and of good men and true. This is Volume 43 of The Western Frontier Library series. A clean very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.

$30.00

In the Shadow of the Ark
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In the Shadow of the Ark

By Anne Provoost

New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2004 Arthur A. Levine Books, New York. 2004. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: Near Fine; closed tear on cover at front tip. Red grained boards and spine with bright copper lettering on spine and reed imprint on front board. 368 pp. A thundering epic set in the apocalyptic days of Noah's Ark. This book shows us the familiar story of the Biblical Flood and Noah's great Ark through an outsider's perceptive eyes- from the point of view of a woman who refuses to surrender to fate or mann's dictates. A fascinating and thought-provoking read. A clean pristine copy.

$7.00

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