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WAH-TO-YAH, AND THE TAOS TRAIL

WAH-TO-YAH, AND THE TAOS TRAIL

by GARRARD, LEWIS H

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CINCINNATI, OH: H. W. DERBY & CO. VG+. PUB 1850. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: SUBTITLE: "OR PRAIRIE TRAVEL AND SCALP DANCES WITH A LOOK AT LOS. ISBN: RANCHEROS FROM MULEBACK AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CAMPFIRE". THIS IS THE FIRST ISSUE WITH PAGE 269 INCORRECTLY NUMBERED 26. BOOK ISVERY NICE WITH A TINY BIT OF WEAR AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE, CORNERSSLIGHTLY RUBBED, A SMALL SURFACE ABRASION ON THE FRONT COVER, BRIGHT GILTTITLE ON THE SPINE, LACKING THE REAR FREE-ENDPAPER, OWNERSHIP STAMP OF H.CHADD CONFECTIONER-PICTON ONTARIO WITH H. CHADD'S OWNERSHIP SIGNATUREDATED 1850. AN EXCELLENT COPY OF A RARE BOOK.. Keywords: SOUTHWEST AMERICA, TRAVEL, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.
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San Juan de Ulua, ou, Relation de l'expedition francaise au Mexique, sous les ordres de M. le...
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San Juan de Ulua, ou, Relation de l'expedition francaise au Mexique, sous les ordres de M. le contre-amiral Baudin. Suivi de notes et documents, et d'un apercu general sur l'etat actuel du Texas, par M.E. Maissin

by Blanchard, P.; Dauzats, Adrien; Maissin, Eugene, ed

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Paris: Chez Gide, 1839. First edition. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. A very good or better copy, boards and spine rubbed, scattered foxing mainly marginal and to verso of plates.. xii, 591 pp. Illus. with 18 engraved plates on India paper and 34 woodcut vignettes. 4to. "The most exhaustive work on this episode [the Pastry War] with illustrations, mainly by Blanchard, who, assisting also as interpreter, had additional opportunity for gaining information. He accompanied Baudin's representative to Mexico and other places, and used his pen freely in observations on the scenery, the people, and their institutions, all of which served to add variety and interest to the narrative, the attractive style of which owes much to the revision of Dauzats," (Bancroft, Hist. Mexico, p. 204). Raines, discussing Maissin's report, concludes that "Admiral Baudin's favorable report of Texas doubtless hastened the recognition of the… Read More
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Travels through the interior parts of North America in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768
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Travels through the interior parts of North America in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768

by Carver, Jonathan

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London: Printed for the Author, 1778. First edition. Bound in 3/4 calf with raised bands and gilt titles, decorative endpapers. Published London: Printed for the author, 1778. 8vo., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", xvi, [17]-543, [1] pp. errata page, two folding, engraved maps that are fully hand-colored, plus four plates - Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi, An (Indian) Pipe of Peace, and two plates of native peoples. Includes a Chippewa vocabulary. Large bookplate of Otto Oren Fisher on front pastedown. Jonathan Carver (1710-1780) was an explorer, mapmaker, author, and one of the first white men to explore and map areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Part of a small expedition to map uncharted territory west of the Mississippi, he visited many of the Native American groups residing in the area. He "penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution" (Howes). While French explorers had been in the area earlier, they did not leave behind detailed maps or… Read More
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The Last of the Great Scouts
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The Last of the Great Scouts: [Inscribed by Buffalo Bill Cody]

by Helen Cody Wetmore

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The Last of the Great Scouts. The Life Story of Col. William F. Cody 'Buffalo Bill,' as Told to His Sister.Hardcover. Very Good. Illustrated. 8vo. Original red decorated boards, gold stamped. London: The Partington Company 1903. New Edition. Expressly printed to commemorate the visit of Colonel Cody and the Rough Riders of the Worlds's to Europe 1903-04, and could only to be obtained from the representatives of Colonel Cody. This copy inscribed by Buffalo Bill Cody, "With the compliments / of the subject / W.F. Cody / Buffalo Bill / To E. Drake 1904." Some slight chipping to cover; spine faded; some light foxing; o/w Very Nice. Scarce.
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Historic Sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory
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Historic Sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory

by Gilbert, Frank T.

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1882. Book. Illus. by Burr, Alfred. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First edition, Printing House of A. G. Walling 1882. 447 pages plus index and 66 page Biographical Supplement. Good brown tooled boards with complete gilt lettering and landscape scene. Leather spine has complete label but most of the leather is worn and rubbed away. Binding of this large heavy book is surprisingly solid although some mild cracking. No writings. Chipping to spine heel. All plates present and in very good or better condition, containing well over one hundred illustrations. Important historical and genealogical reference. The author Gilbert was a resident of Walla Walla, Washington and a noted historian. Illustrated by Alfred Burr whose sketches depict properties and landscapes of Walla Walla County. The author's intent was to provide "a glimpse of the Coast from its discovery; of California until Oregon ceased to be a part of it; of Oregon while Washington Territory was within her boundary limits; of the latter… Read More
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Texan Ranch Life ; with three months in Mexico in a Prairie Schooner.  Inscribed by the author....
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Texan Ranch Life ; with three months in Mexico in a "Prairie Schooner". Inscribed by the author. Together with her Prayer Book and small collection of photographs.

by JAQUES, Mary J

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Horace Cox, 1894 1894. 1st Edition. Hardcover. VG. 1st impression. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt stamped vignette to the front and titles to the front and spine. Inscribed by the author to 'Miss Barnett / With love from the author. / Xmas 1894.' Together with Mary Jaques family Church Services Book, 20 black and white photographs and Miss Barnett's autograph book c. 1905 which includes vers and illustrations from both Mary Jaques and Emma Hartley (a.k.a. "Didymusa", in Texan Ranch Life). The notes from a recent Texas A&M reprint say: J. Frank Dobie once claimed that 'the English write our best Western books:' and Jaques' account bears him out. Out of print for some ninety years, this collector's classic will delight and inform, entertain and amuse - a valuable resource on early Texas life, long sought by collectors and historians alike.' A very rare signed copy. Chipping to head and foot of spine, light rubbing to corners, two splits in the cloth at lower joint and a few white… Read More
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Colección de los autos de notificación como visitador general de Nueva Vizcaya en Sonora y...
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Colección de los autos de notificación como visitador general de Nueva Vizcaya en Sonora y Sinaloa.

by ISTURIZ, Gabriel de

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México (Varios lugares), 1685. 317x219mm. (12½x8½").. [Manuscrito]. México, varios lugares de la frontera norte, 1685-1686. En folio (317 x 219)mm. (1), 23 folios, 1 bl. En total 97 Autos redactados, algunos con tinta azul, en papel timbrado. Firmas autógrafas de Gabriel de Istúriz y Jacinto de Fuensaldaña en todos los autos. Sin encuadernar, cosido con hilo, dentro de carpetilla. posiblemente la fuente historiografica original mas importante para el conocimiento de los primeros años de la colonizacion en la frontera norte de mexico. Importantísima colección de los autos del visitador general Gabriel de Istúriz a los pueblos y haciendas que consigna, todos firmados de su mano, que sin duda complementan el manuscrito de la crónica del viaje a la provincia de Sonora que se conserva en los Archivos del Parral (México). Los pueblos, misiones y haciendas que visita durante su viaje entre 1685 y 1686 son: Mátape, Real de Minas de San Miguel Arcángel, pueblo de Guepaca, pueblo de Aconche… Read More
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Resolutions Passed by City Council
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Resolutions Passed by City Council

by Scrapbook; Denver City Council

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1888. A Fascinating Look at Denver in Its Early Decades [Scrapbook]. [Denver City Council]. Resolutions Passed by City Council [cover title]. [Denver, 1888-1889]. [100] pp. A few documents laid in. Quarto (11-1/4" x 9"). Three-quarter pebbled cloth over marbled paper boards, "Scrap Book" gilt-stamped to spine. Binding slightly cocked, moderate rubbing to boards, somewhat heavier rubbing to extremities with some wear to board edges and corners, which are bumped. Documents affixed to rectos and versos of first 64 pages. Light toning and edgewear to contents, light browning, edgewear and occasional chipping to scrapbook leaves, light toning, edgewear and occasional creases to documents. $2,500. * This scrapbook provides a fascinating look at Denver, Colorado, when it was about 30 years old. (The city was established in November 1858.) In 1888-1889 its mayor was the colorful Wolfe Londoner [1842-1912], a former dry-goods merchant who was elected by a campaign that turned to ballot stuffing and… Read More
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"BUFFALO BILL" (THE HON. WILLIAM F. CODY), RIDER AND REVOLVER SHOT; PONY EXPRESS RIDER;...
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"BUFFALO BILL" (THE HON. WILLIAM F. CODY), RIDER AND REVOLVER SHOT; PONY EXPRESS RIDER; TEAMSTER; BUFFALO HUNTER; GUIDE AND SHOT. A FULL ACCOUNT OF HIS ADVENTUROUS LIFE WITH THE ORIGIN OF HIS "WILD WEST" SHOW

by WILLIAMS, HENRY LLEWELLYN

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London: George Routledge and Sons, 1887., 1887. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Original color pictorial wrappers, vi, 7-192 pp., frontispiece, advertisements on front and rear inside covers and rear outer cover. Quite possibly the rarest Buffalo Bill item. Howes W454. Graff 4677. Adams Six Guns 2401: "Rare." Being a British biography of Buffalo Bill. A very early Buffalo Bill item from the first European tour of the Wild West Show. Ramon Adams says, "This is said to be the rarest book about Buffalo Bill..." A small portion of the spine title missing, faint evidence of an old corner creases to bottom edge of front and rear covers, top edges of front and rear covers have small corner chips, and minor occasional wear to a few page fore-edges, else a very good copy, housed in a cloth slipcase.
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A Natural and Civil History of California: Containing an accurate Description of that...
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A Natural and Civil History of California: Containing an accurate Description of that Country…The Customs of the Inhabitants...Together with Accounts of the several Voyages and Attempts made for settling California...Translated from the original Spanish of Miguel Venegas, a Mexican Jesuit, published at Madrid 1758 [sic.]..

by Venegas, Miguel

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London: Printed for James Rivington and James Fletcher, 1759 First edition in English of the first history of California, which "gave the English-speaking world its earliest thorough account of the little-known areas of the west coast of North America," (Hill). The original Spanish edition was published in 1757. . Contemporary tree calf neatly rebacked to style preserving the original red and green spine labels. Spine stamped in gilt and with raised bands. Two volumes, octavo. With four engraved plates (including both frontispieces) and a folding map of Baja California. The plates in volume one are "Women of California" and "Men of California" (frontispiece); plus "The Cayote or Fox" and "The Taye or California Deer." The plates in volume two are "The Manner of Curing the Sick in California" and "Sorcerers of California" (frontispiece); plus "The Martyrdom of Father Carranco" and "The Martyrdom of Father Tamaral." Some rubbing to extremities and some light chipping to lower board of volume two.… Read More
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(Presentation Copy)  Historical and Statistical Information, Reflecting the History, Condition,...
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(Presentation Copy) Historical and Statistical Information, Reflecting the History, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States . Parts I, III, and IV

by Schoolcraft, Henry R.(owe) (1793-1864)

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Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Company, 1851. "Collected and prepared under the direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, per Act of Congress of March 3d, 1847." Presentation Copies of Parts I, III, and IV only, each part a First Edition, 1851, 1853, and 1854 published by Lippincott, Grambo & Company, Philadelphia . Part I SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "Prof. George Howe with respect of H.R. Schoolcraft" at front paste down in tidy secretatial hand. Parts III and IV SIGNED AND INSCRIBED alike "Rev. George Howe with respects of H.R. Schoolcraft". George Howe (1802-1883 was an ordained minister and professor at Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Columbia, S.C. and the author of History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina published 1870-1883. Provenance: Part I additionally SIGNED AND INSCRIBED at front paste down "Presented to Joseph Hyde Pratt by Prof. George Howe University of North Carolina". Prof. George Howe (1876-1936) was the grandson of… Read More
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Essai Politique sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne
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Essai Politique sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne

by HUMBOLDT, Alexander von

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Paris: Chez F. Schoell, 1811. First octavo edition. With more extensive text than the quarto edition before it. Five octavo volumes (8 1/8 x 4 15/16 inches; 205 x 125 mm). Volume I with large folding map and Volume II with an engraved folding plan. Complete. Uniformly bound in full contemporary cat's paw calf. Boards tooled in gilt. Spines elaborately stamped in gilt. Spines with two calf spine labels each. Labels lettered in gilt. Gilt board edges and gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Previous owner "Hon Captain Spencer" bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Some minor rubbing to outer hinges. Light sunning to back board of volume I and front board of volume V. Text very clean. Overall a near fine set. "This important work, the third part of Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland, contains the most complete and accurate picture of the natural resources of Mexico then available, and in 1824 was declared by a representative of the Mexican government to have contributed to the… Read More
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The English-American his Travail by Sea and Land: Or, a New Survey of the West-India's,...
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The English-American his Travail by Sea and Land: Or, a New Survey of the West-India's, Containing a Journall of Three Thousand and Three Hundred Miles within the Main Land of America.: Buccaneering in the West Indies

by GAGE (THOMAS)

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First edition, title within woodcut border, woodcut initials and decorations, , contemporary calf, rebacked,small folio,
R. Cotes, and are to be sold by Humphrey Blunden at the Castle in Cornhill, and Thomas Williams at the Bible in Little Britain, 1648.
"The English-American his Travail by Sea and Land... was the first book by an English writer portraying daily life in the West Indies and Spanish America... Gage saw much and recorded the buccaneering and wholly his own were the strong narrative lines and his gift for observation. He wrote of the volcanoes overlooking Antigua (Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango) and the bustle of Portobello when the treasure fleet was in, with silver ingots piled in the street like paving-stones. He zestfully recalled the cuisine of the New World - the tortillas, beans, and tamales of the poor, the strange new fruits of the Indian market, and delicacies like the iguana. To chocolate, with an addict's obsessiveness, he devoted an entire chapter. He denounced the blending of… Read More
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A Journey Over Land from the Gulf of Honduras to the Great South-Sea
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A Journey Over Land from the Gulf of Honduras to the Great South-Sea: First Hand Account of Pirates in Central America

by COCKBURN, JOHN

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FIRST EDITION, viii-349[3], folding map frontispiece showing Central America and the Isthmus of Panama., lower margin of map trimmed without loss, modern speckled calf, a.e.g., 8vo, London, C. Rivington, 1735First edition of an important work on Central America, with a first hand account of the pirates Captain Johnson and Poleas. Cockburn was an English seaman who had sailed to the coast of Central America in 1731. Cockburn's ship was attacked by the infamous pirates Captain Johnson and Poleas off the coast of Jamaica. Johnson was known as a ruthless and bloodthirsty pirate, said to be an excellent shot despite missing a hand. After a five hour battle Cockburn's ship surrendered and Johnson's pirates boarded and looted. Cockburn, Thomas Rounce, Richard Banister, John Holland, Thomas Robinson, and John Ballman found themselves 'naked and wounded', stranded on the shore at Porto-Cavalo. They escaped from jail in San Pedro Sula in Honduras, crossed the Isthmus to San Salvador. They then crossed Guatemala… Read More
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Commerce of the Prairies: or the Journal of a Santa Fe Trader During Eight Expeditions Across the...
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Commerce of the Prairies: or the Journal of a Santa Fe Trader During Eight Expeditions Across the Great Western Prairies and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico

by Gregg, Josiah

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New York and London: Henry G. Langley; Wiley & Putnam, 1844. Hardcover. Very good. First edition, second issue, with New York and London imprints on title page. Two volumes, uniformly bound in three-quarter leather and marbled boards, housed in a custom cloth slipcase and chemise. Complete with two engraved maps (one linen-backed and folding), frontispiece and two additional plates in each volume, as well as illustrations in the text. Text and plates very clean. Wagner-Camp (108:2): "Commerce of the Prairies is regarded as one of the classic accounts of the trans-Mississippi West....Wheat calls its map, 'a cartographic landmark...an outstanding achievement.' Born in Tennessee, Josiah Gregg set out for Santa Fe in 1831 to recover his health, and afterward he became an active trader on the Santa Fe Trail for the next decade." Rittenhouse (255): "This work stands as a cornerstone of all studies on the Santa Fe Trail in the early period, describing the origin and development of the trade, Gregg's own… Read More
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