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Men of Affairs and Representative Institutions of Oklahoma.
(Oklahoma)
Tulsa: The World Publishing Company, 1916. np. Minor wear to extremities, foxing to end papers, internally clean and very good. This mug book bills itself as a reference for newspapers, although that seems a little doubtful since there are no page numbers, there is no index, and the biographies are not in alphabetical order. The large part of the book (perhaps 280 pages) consists of photos as short bios of (white) business men. The majority are in oil and gas production with lawyers heavily represented. The descriptions - provided by the subjects themselves - are remarkably free of superlatives and hyperbole. Another 70 or so pages are photos of homes, and businesses. Again, oil production facilities are well represented, but in addition there is a mortuary, a couple of railroads, a grain mill, auto dealerships, and an ice cream factory. A window into the commercial life of Oklahoma only ten years after statehood.

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Blake's Western Stories. The Truth About Buffalo Bill (Wm. F. Cody) Wild Bill (J.B. Hickok)...History and Busted Romances of th
Blake, Herbert Cody
Brooklyn: Herbert Cody Blake, 1929. 32pp, illus. Original printed wrappers. Light soil, else near fine. The full title is a lengthy recitation of subjects, but in fact most of this book is devoted to debunking Buffalo Bill and the claims about the marvelous shooting of Wild Bill Hickok. He claims Bill bought his military rank for $500 and never killed an Indian in his life. 6 Guns 220 "Scarce."

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Rim of Christendom; A Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino Pacific Coast Pioneer.
Bolton, Herbert Eugene
NY: The MacMillan Company, 1936. First edition. xiv, 644pp, illus, 8 folding maps. No dj, previous owner's discrete, else a clean, tight copy. A far more thorough biography than The Padre on Horseback.

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A Graphologist Looks at Custer and Some of His Friends (and a few enemies).
Carroll, John M., ed.
Bryan, TX: N/P: N/D. (1977) 1 of 100, numbered and signed by Carroll. 3 pamphlets. iv, (10)pp, illus; ii, (20)pp, illus; (26)pp, illus. Original printed wrappers. Light wear, sight creases to a few pages of the third book, else very good. Just when you think you've seen every possible indignity inflicted on Custer, something else turns up. Here Custer and twenty-nine of his contemporaries are analyzed by their signatures. Of Custer: "He was modest, but wanted to appear to be egotistical. He was intuitive, but preferred to seem logical in thought." Sure. Buy this load of hooey and then look up the phrase "cold reading." Nice portraits by Lorence Bjorklund, though.

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Autobiography of John Chambers
Chambers, John
Iowa City: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1908. [xiv], 49pp, illus. Printed boards, some rubbing, else very good. 1 of 400, numbered. Chambers was a pioneer and politician in Kentucky and Iowa when those areas were still the far frontier. He was the second territorial Governor of Iowa and was noted for his dealings with the Indians. Howes C271.

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Wild Bill and His Era.
Connelley, William Elsey
NY: The Press of the Pioneers, 1933. xii, 229pp, illus. 1st edition hardcover, no dj, boards lightly soiled and spine faded, internally clean and very good. Previous owner's name applied to the spine on a paper label. Life and adventures of James Butler Hickok. Adams says that Connelley is sympathetic to Hickok and repeats many legends of his fantastic shooting. 6 Guns 480 "scarce."

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Law and Order, Ltd., The Life of Elfego Baca.
Crichton, Kyle S.
Santa Fe: The New Mexican Publishing Corporation, 1928. viii, 219pp, illus. Lacking dj, spine slightly faded, else a clean, near fine copy. Not the limited edition, but signed by Crichton and Baca, dated September 1928. The first book devoted entirely to this noted gunman with much information about the famous fight at Frisco, his association with Billy the Kid, two chapters on Joel Fowler, and Baca's involvement in the Mexican Revolution. Adams says there are stories on Billy the Kid heretofore untold, albeit with errors. Nice condition and special with the signatures. Adams 6-Guns 511, Howes C886.

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Lone War Trail of Apache Kid.
Forrest, Earle R. and Edwin B. Hill
Pasadena: Trail's End Publishing Co., Inc., 1947. 143pp, illus (one by Charles M. Russell). Limited edition, one of 250 numbered and signed by both authors. Dust jacket worn with some chipping and short tears, padded leatherette boards with slight edgewear, internally near fine. The Apache Kid was a trusted Indian scout in Arizona in the 1880's but got into a couple of scrapes and fled into the hills of the southwest and Mexico. The remainder of his life was a mystery and every unexplained murder in the region was blamed on him. Ramon Adams says of this bio, "A well-written history, and up to the time of it's publication the most nearly complete work on this notorious Arizona Indian outlaw." Rare praise from the usually critical bibliographer. 6Guns 748.

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My Life with the Army in the West; The Memoirs of James E. Farmer 1858-1898.
Giese, Dale F., ed.
Santa Fe: Stagecoach Press, 1967. Frontis, 83pp. Limited edition, 1/750, signed by Jack Rittenhouse, near fine hardcover in slightly faded dust jacket.

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The Flamboyant Judge; James D. Hamlin, a Biography.
Haley, J. Evetts and Wm. Curry Holden
Canyon, TX: Palo Duro Press, 1972. xxiii, 312pp, illus. Near fine hardcover in very good dust jacket. The story of Amarillo and the development of the great ranches of the Texas Panhandle.

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Reminiscences, Sketches and Addresses Selected From My Papers During a Ministry of Forty-Five Years in Mississippi, Louisiana an
Hutchison, I.R.
Houston: E.H. Cushing, Publisher, 1874. 218pp. Front free end paper missing, boards worn, else very good hardcover.

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Strictures, on Dr. I. Galland's Pamphlet, Entitled "Villainy Exposed," With Some Account of His Transactions In Lands Of The Sac
Kilbourne, David W.
Fort Madison, IA: The Statesman Office (?) 1850. 24pp. Sewn. Minor foxing, else unopened and near fine, laid in a quarter leather hard cover folder. In 1824 the U.S. Government designated a tract of land around the Mississippi and the Des Moines Rivers for the "half breed" members of the Sac and Fox tribes. When the region was opened for white settlement following the Black Hawk War land speculators followed. Among them were David Kilbourne and Isaac Galland who cheerfully set about forging quit claim deeds and promoting the land to emigrants. Galland conveniently converted to Mormonism and was specifically designated as a business agent by Joseph Smith, thus gaining an inside track on marketing to the Saints as they gradually moved west. Inevitably, the two speculators had a falling out, and this diatribe by Kilbourne is one side of a pamphlet war between them. In it he accuses Galland of selling $200,000 of Iowa land to which he could not give title. Not surprisingly, Kilbourne was loathed by the Mormons and came to be regarded as an enemy. A rare Mormon item. Streeter 1895, Howes K131, Flake 4610.

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The Saga of Tom Horn; The Story of a Cattlemen's War with Personal Narratives, Newspaper Accounts and Official Documents and Tes
Krakel, Dean F.
Laramie: Powder River Publishers, 1954. ix, 277pp, illus. First edition, second issue, out of print, inscribed, some browning spine faded, else very good hardcover, lacking dj. This the revised edition with pages tipped in replacing deleted material. 6 Guns 1256.

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Indian Agent in New Mexico; The Journal of Special Agent W.F.M. Arny 1870.
Murphy, Lawrence R.
Santa Fe: Stagecoach Press, 1967. 62 pp, #5 in the Southwestern Series. First edition, 1/750, small original bookshop sticker on front pastedown, else fine hardcover in fine dust jacket.

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The Twin Hells. A Thrilling Narrative of Life in the Kansas and Missouri Penitentiaries.
Reynolds, John N.
Atchison, KS: The Bee Publishing Co., 1890. Original printed boards. Pages browned but binding tight. Very good. "Those who desire to peruse works that tell about Heaven only, are urged to drop this book and run."

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Journal of the Life, Travels and Gospel Labours of that Faithful Servant and Minister of Christ, Job Scott.
Scott, Job
New York: Isaac Collins, 1797. First edition. xii, 360pp. Rebound in black quarter leather and cloth with new endpapers and a custom slipcase. Scott was an American Quaker who traveled from his home in Rhode Island to congregations of Friends throughout the United States as they then existed. The book concludes with his travel to France, England and Ireland in where he died in 1793. Howes S228.

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Yarns of a Navy Daredevil; John H. Stevenson.
Stevenson, Gordon
Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, 1946. xiii, 151pp, illus. First edition, signed, very scarce, boards worn, else vg hardcover. Stevenson (1839-1899) had many adventures as in the Union navy during the Civil War. Printed at the Rydal Press, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Yarns of a Navy Daredevil; John H. Stevenson.
Stevenson, Gordon
Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, 1946. xiii, 151pp, illus. First edition, very scarce, front free endpapers removed, boards sl. worn, else vg hardcover in vg slipcase. Stevenson (1839-1899) had many adventures as in the Union navy during the Civil War. Printed at the Rydal Press, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Charles Stillman 1810-1875.
Stillman, Chauncey Devereux
New York: Chauncey Devereux Stillman, 1956. First edition, limited, 1/505, scarce, deckle edged, near fine hardcover in torn glassine wrapper.

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Following the Drum
Vielˇ, Mrs.
NY: Rudd & Carleton, MDCCCLVIII (185 1st edition. 256pp, [x - advts]. Original stamped boards, somewhat worn, spine faded, binding sound, and internally relatively free of foxing. There is a minor genre of womenÕs accounts of frontier army life, the best known being those of Elizabeth Custer although this is undoubtedly one of the earliest examples. Mrs. Vielˇ describes her yearÕs stay at Ringold Barracks in Texas where her husband was stationed. Wagner-Camp-Becker describes it as ŅÉan entertaining commentary on life in the Texas Frontier in the early 1850ÕsÓ WCB 312a:1, Howes V92.

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The Great Understander; True Life Story of the Last of the Wells Fargo Shotgun Express Messengers.
Walter, William W.
Aurora, IL: William W. Walter, 1931. Frontis, 315pp. Printed boards, issued without dj. Has only the slightest of wear and browning, else a clean, near fine copy. This is the biography of Oliver Roberts de la Fontaine (b. 1857) compiled from his notes and journals. After a rugged childhood, Roberts (the name he came to use) went west where he had requisite wild west adventures with bad men, Indians, and miners in California and Nevada. William W. Walter, the compiler of this book, was a metaphysical thinker and promulgator of Eschatology, a philosophy of science and nature that is associated with Christian Science. Roberts came to "The Walter Method" late in life, calling Walter the "Great Understander," hence the odd title, although Christian Science does not pop up until the final 35 pages of the book. 6 Guns 2299.

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Synopsis Life History of Jens Christensen Westergaard
Westergaard, Jens Christensen
Portland, OR: Metropolitan Printing Co., 1946. 155pp, illus. 1st ed. No du (as issued?) some edgewear, else very good. Inscribed. Westergaard was born in Denmark, and emigrated to the United States where he worked around the west. Much on his life in the Mormon Church. Not in Flake.

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Autobiography of Isaac Jones Wistar 1827-1905. 2 Vols.
Wistar, Isaac Jones
Philadelphia: The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, 1914. 1st edition. 2 volumes. volume I; frontis, ix, 341pp, illus, folding map. volume II; 191pp, illus. Some wear to extremities, chipping to spine titles and spine fading, else tight and very good. 1 off 250, numbered with a presentation bookplate on front pastedown. A slip tipped into both volumes reads: "the recipient of this book is requested to regard its contents, for the present as confidential." Wistar led a long, adventurous life. He crossed the plains to California where he wisely went into business hauling supplies to miners instead of mining himself. He traded in hostile Indian country and journeyed to the Pacific northwest. Almost all of volume I consists of his California experiences which provides good and engaging detali. It is a significant account of the gold rush. Wistar was a Union General in the Civil War where he was wounded four times. After the war he made a fortune in railroad financing, although these business activities didn't make it into his autobiography. Howes W598 "b," Kurutz 691a, Mintz 501, Wheat Books of the California Gold Rush 234.

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