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Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, Ambrose, Stephen E.
1 Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
New York Simon & Schuster 1996 First printing Hardcover Near Fine very near Fine Jacket 
511 pp. Light brown paper covered boards quarter bound in dark brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Price of $27.50 on front flap of dust jacket. Some slight tape residue on pastedowns from old jacket protector, else Fine in a very near Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 &1797, Baily, Francis
2 Baily, Francis Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 &1797
Carbondale, IL Southern Illinois University 1970 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine very near Fine Jacket 
336 pp. Price of $15.00 on front flap of jacket. Edited with an introduction by Jack D. L. Holmes. Foreword by John Francis McDermott. An Englishman's account of travel along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Bookplate on recto of page preceding the title page, else Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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A Majority of Scoundrels An Informal History of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, Berry, Don
3 Berry, Don A Majority of Scoundrels An Informal History of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company
New York Harper & Brothers (1961) 1961 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
432 pp. Price of $8.95 on front flap of jacket. Cazedessus 10. Includes several black and white photographs, an appendix, an index, and a two large maps in a pocket in the rear. An attractive copy of this key work on the fur trade, uncommon in collectible condition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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A Personal Record, Conrad, Joseph
4 Conrad, Joseph A Personal Record
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1912 First American edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
229 pp. Boards in original navy blue cloth with gold lettering. First printing of the first American edition. Ahearn APG 018c. Some light wear and a few traces of discoloration to boards. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Prairie Schooner Lady The Journal of Harriet Sherrill Ward, 1853, DeWitt, Ward G.; DeWitt, Florence Stark
5 DeWitt, Ward G.; DeWitt, Florence Stark Prairie Schooner Lady The Journal of Harriet Sherrill Ward, 1853
Los Angeles Western Lore Press 1959 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
180 pp. Price of $5.75 on front flap of jacket. A nice copy of this Gold Rush journal centered around a family's journey from Wisconsin to California in 1853. A Near Fine book in a Very Good dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear and mild fading to the rear panel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Lord of Beasts The Saga of Buffalo Jones, Easton Robert; Brown, Mackenzie
6 Easton Robert; Brown, Mackenzie Lord of Beasts The Saga of Buffalo Jones
Tucson, AZ The University of Arizona Press 1961 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
287 pp. Price of $6.00 on front flap of jacket. Includes several black and white illustrations, a bibliography, notes and an index. Illustrations by Mac Schweitzer. Foreward by Jack Schaefer. The story of Charles Jesse Jones. Light bumping to top corners of boards, a few faint hints of foxing to the textblock, and a small address sticker from previous owner on the free front endpaper; jacket shows traces of edge wear and a faint dampstain to the bottom of the front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Jim Beckwourth: Negro Mountain Man, Felton, Harold W.
7 Felton, Harold W. Jim Beckwourth: Negro Mountain Man
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1966 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
173 pp. Price of $3.50 on front flap of jacket. The fictionalized story of Beckwourth's life based on the account dictated by Beckwourth to T. D. Bonner originally published in 1856. Few hints of wear to edges of boards; jacket shows a bit of light edge wear and traces of rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor who drifted on a life raft for ten days without food or water, was proclaimed a national hero, kissed by beauty queens, made rich through publicity, and then spurned by the government and forgotten for all time, Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
8 Garcia Marquez, Gabriel The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor who drifted on a life raft for ten days without food or water, was proclaimed a national hero, kissed by beauty queens, made rich through publicity, and then spurned by the government and forgotten for all time
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1986 First printing Hardcover Fine very near Fine Jacket 
106 pp. Price of $13.95 on front flap of dust jacket. Translated by Randolph Hogan. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Theodore Roosevelt, His Life and Work: Memorial Edition, Herbert, Thomas
9 Herbert, Thomas Theodore Roosevelt, His Life and Work: Memorial Edition
New York L. H. Walter 1919 First edition Hardcover Near Fine 
512 pp. Bound in olive green cloth with gilt decorations and black ruling, green patterned endpapers and pastedowns, edges speckled with green ink. Introduction by Merritt Starr, special memorial by Bishop Samuel Fallows. 64 black and white photographs including the frontispiece photograph of Roosevelt. Presumed first edition of this memorial work released after Roosevelt's death in January 1919. A beautiful Near Fine copy with a number written in ink on the front pastedown. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Into the Wild, Krakauer, Jon
10 Krakauer, Jon Into the Wild
New York Villard (1996) 1996 First printing Hardcover Very near Fine very near Fine Jacket 
207 pp. Price of $22.00 on front flap of dust jacket. The author's first book, basis for the eponymous film. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Into Thin Air, Krakauer, Jon
11 Krakauer, Jon Into Thin Air
New York Villard 1997 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
293 pp. Price of $24.95 on front flap of dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom A Triumph, Lawrence, T. E.
12 Lawrence, T. E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom A Triumph
Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing Co. 1938 Second edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
672 pp. This issue recorded in O'Brien under A060 (Second American Edition; bound in brown buckram with top edge brown, CL added as last line on copyright page with no blind stamping on the rear cover). The gift inscription on the free front endpaper appears to confirm O'Brien's speculation that this issue is from 1942. A handsome copy of the book in a Good only dust jacket with several large chips on the both the front and rear panels and the spine panel, along with considerable edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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American Legend: The Real Life Adventures of David Crockett, Levy, Buddy
13 Levy, Buddy American Legend: The Real Life Adventures of David Crockett
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 2006 First printing Hardcover Fine very near Fine Jacket 
339 pp. Price of $25.95 on front flap of dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Life of Theodore Roosevelt, Lewis, Wm. Draper
14 Lewis, Wm. Draper The Life of Theodore Roosevelt
New York The United Publishers 1919 First edition Hardcover Very Good 
544 pp. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, small portait of Roosevelt inset on the front board. Introduction by William Howard Taft. 64 black and white photographs including the frontispiece photograph of Roosevelt. Presumed first edition of this biography released after Roosevelt's death in January 1919. Rubbing to lettering on the spine, foxing to the textblock. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh, Charles A.
15 Lindbergh, Charles A. The Spirit of St. Louis
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1953 First printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
562 pp. Bound in blue cloth with silver airplane decoration on front board and silver lettering on the spine, light blue topstain. Lindbergh's account of his famous solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for autobiography in 1954. A Very Good+ book with a slight separation between the backstrip and the textblock with a gift inscription written on the verso of the free front endpaper in a Very Good dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear and rubbing and a few chips to the rear panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West, Morgan, Dale L.
16 Morgan, Dale L. Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West
Indianapolis, IN The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. [1953] 1953 First printing Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
458 pp. Bound in blue cloth with gold lettering on the front board and the spine, maps on the endpapers and pastedowns. Price of $4.50 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Cazedessus 12. A nice copy of this classic work on arguably the greatest of the mountain men. Very Good with wear to the edges of the boards, old bookseller's label and what appears to be a minor repair to the front pastedown and the very bottom of the front hinge, and a small faint dampstain to the bottom left corner of the front board in an attractive Near Fine dust jacket with a few traces of edge wear and the slightest bit of sunning to the spine panel. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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The West of William Ashley The international struggle for the fur trade of the Misouri, the Rocky Mountains, and the Columbia, with explorations beyond the Continental Divide, recorded in the diares of William H. Ashley and his contemporaries: 1822-1838, Morgan, Dale L. (Editor)
17 Morgan, Dale L. (Editor) The West of William Ashley The international struggle for the fur trade of the Misouri, the Rocky Mountains, and the Columbia, with explorations beyond the Continental Divide, recorded in the diares of William H. Ashley and his contemporaries: 1822-1838
Denver, CO The Old West Publishing Company 1964 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Signed
Folio. 341 pp. Bound in gray-green cloth with red line drawings on the front board and gilt titling on the spine. Includes a large fold-out map, numerous illustrations, reproductions of portions of a letter and diary entries, extensive notes, and an index. Signed by Morgan on the copyright page. Cazedessus 11. A very attractive copy of this classic work on the mountain men of the 1820s assembled by one of the foremost scholars of the period. A few very faint spots of discoloration on the top of the textblock, else Very near Fine. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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"Old Bruin" Commodore Matthew C. Perry 1794 - 1858, Morison, Samuel Eliot
18 Morison, Samuel Eliot "Old Bruin" Commodore Matthew C. Perry 1794 - 1858
Boston Little, Brown & Company 1967 First printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
482 pp. Price of $12.50 on front flap of jacket. Slight separation between backstrip and top of textblock; jacket has a few traces of rubbing and edge wear 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Lewis and Clark Journals An American Epic of Discovery, Moulton, Gary (Ed.)
19 Moulton, Gary (Ed.) The Lewis and Clark Journals An American Epic of Discovery
Lincoln, NE University of Nebraska Press 2003 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
413 pp. Price of $29.95 on front flap of dust jacket. The abridgement of the Definitive Nebraska Edition, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the Members of the Corps of Discovery. Edited and with an introduction by Gary E. Moulton. A Near Fine book with a tiny abrasion on the front pastedown in a Near Fine dust jacket with a tiny crease to the front flap. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Scotsman in Buckskin Sir William Drummond Stewart and The Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, Porter, Mae Reed and Davenport, Odessa
20 Porter, Mae Reed and Davenport, Odessa Scotsman in Buckskin Sir William Drummond Stewart and The Rocky Mountain Fur Trade
New York Hastings House 1963 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
306 pp. Price of $5.95 on front flap of jacket. The biography of a Scotsman who after fighting for Great Britain in Napoleon's wars, became involved in the fur trade as a frontiersman. Includes eight black and white photos. Slight separation between backstrip and top of textblock, tiny nicks on photos; tiny chip to spine panel, small tear to front panel of jacket, traces of edge wear to bottom of front panel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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