Sort By: Title | Author | Price Ascending | Price Descending
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next Last
Results for Books
All that Glitters.
Anderson, Duane
Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 1999. xiii, 199pp, illus. Signed by the author. Near fine in slightly rubbed dj. The emergence of Native American Micaceous art pottery in Northern New Mexico. Lavishly illustrated with many color photos. Eight of the photographs of pots have been signed by their creators.

Price: $50.00
Add to Cart

New Mexican Tinwork 1840-1940.
Coulter, Lane
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1990. First printing. xxii, 189pp, illus. Near fine in very good dj. Tinwork in New Mexico began as a folk art with the appearance of tin cans discarded by the U. S. Army, and was kept alive by the revival movement sparked by anglo newcomers to Northern New Mexico. The first account of an important religious folk craft hitherto largely overlooked by collectors and scholars. The book describes the tools, materials and processes of tinwork, as well as an explanation of how to date pieces, and definitions of functional types. Scarce in hardcover.

Price: $75.00
Add to Cart

Hopi Journal.
Stephen, Alexander MacGregor
NY: AMS Press, 1969. 1st edition. Two volumes. LII, 767pp, illus; IX, 768-1417pp, illus, 12 maps. Top corner of volume I slightly bumped, else bright, near fine condition. Stephen lived with the Hopi for many years, befriending them and earning their respect. He assisted several of the early ethnologists in their studies. These journals deal mostly with the years 1891-4 on First Mesa, providing extremely detailed descriptions of ceremonies and day to day life. They were edited by Elsie Clews Parsons who provided extremely useful notes. According to David Laird (who knows this sort of thing) the two volumes "…constitute a basic document in any significant study of the Hopi. This is a facsimile reprint, lacking only the color plates (here reproduced in black and white). Laird Hopi Bibliography 2503.

Price: $250.00
Add to Cart

Souvenir Pictorial History of Local Union No. 104 San Francisco, California.
(California)
San Francisco: Executive Board of Local No. 104, (1910). 121pp, illus. Printed boards. Minor wear and staining, else very good. Local 104 was a sheet metal workers' union, and this was issued in commemoration of its twenty fifth year. The pictures consist mostly of mug shots of officers and a few of union halls. The text consists of a history of the union, laudatory descriptions of member businesses, and the organization's by-laws.

Price: $175.00
Add to Cart

Information in Relation to the Operations of the Commission Appointed to Run and Mark the Boundary between the United States and
(California) U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington: GPO, 1850. 31st Congress, 1st Session, Senate Exec. Doc. No. 34. Two parts. 53pp, 22pp, 4 maps (2 folding). Foxing, sometimes severe throughout the text, three smaller folding maps with some foxing, large folding map loose but bright with little foxing. Disbound from the Serial Set, here rebound in cloth with minor external rubbing. At the ending of the Mexican War both nations immediately set about fixing the new boundary between the two countries. This report and the associated maps are a product of the first phase of the survey of the Mexican boundary. Initial work began in 1849 and immediately bogged down over establishing the length of a marine league and Mexican General Garcia Conde's demand that his country be given the port of San Diego. The large map (17 x 22 inches) was critical to the rest of the survey. Entitled Topographical Sketch of the Southernmost Point of the Port of San Diego and measurement of the Marine League for determining Initial Point of Boundary United States and Mexican Republic, it specifies that a marine league is equal to 5564 metres, and locates the initial point well south of the port. It is quite large scale with 2 inches to the mile. It shows several camps just inland from the bay and the surrounding topography. The Commissioner's route east is shown following the Arroyo de Tia Juana as far as Achilld's (sic) Ranch. The other maps are Plan of the Junction of the Colorado and Gila Rivers (8 x 6), an unnamed map of the same junction on a slightly different scale, and Map of a Survey and Reconnaissance of the Vicinity of the Mouth of the Rio Gila (11 x 16 ) quite a bit more detailed than the two above. The text consists of correspondence on file in the Department of the Interior referring to operations of the United States boundary commission. It shows the progress of the survey and gives detail of how the money appropriated for it was spent. Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing felt the reports from the boundary commissioner were vague and unsatisfactory and notes that an additional $50,000 will be needed for the current fiscal year. W-C-B 189a, Wheat 616, 650, 652, 653.

Price: $750.00
Add to Cart

A Century of Freemasonry in New Mexico.
(Freemasons)
Santa Fe: N/P; 1951. 94pp, illus. Blue decorated plush hardcovers. Near fine. Depending on your level of paranoia, Freemasons are either 1) a convivial group of like-minded men devoted to socializing and public service, or 2) a sinister cabal dedicated to world domination. This volume is a celebration of #1 and the first 100 years of the group's history in New Mexico. There is a list of leaders going back to Charles Bent and Kit Carson, who rates a full page biography, and descriptions of the various lodges throughout the territory and late in the state. Many photos of members - unlikely for a sinister cabal - and various meeting places from a dugout in Fort Sumner to the massive pink temple in Santa Fe. Undoubtedly a scarce publication done for members.

Price: $225.00
Add to Cart

Potewatemi Nememissinoikan Ewlyowat Nemadjik Ctholiques Endjoik.
(Indian languages)
Baltimoinak (Baltimore): John Murphy, Okimissinakisan,1846.

Price: $450.00
Add to Cart

Kinsey, Photographer; A Half Century of Negatives by Darius and Tabitha May Kinsey
(Kinsey)
New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 1978. 2nd printing oversize hardcover, n. fine in n. fine dj.

Price: $100.00
Add to Cart

The Westerners Brand Book. No. 7.
(Los Angeles Corral)
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners, 1957. 1 of 475. 293pp, illus. Some rubbing and bumping, generally very good in dj. A terrific collection including articles on unique early emigrant guides by Glen Dawson, California lithographs by Warren Howell, previously unpublished drawings by Charlie Russell, and the murder of John Henry Tunstall. 6 Guns 2368.

Price: $85.00
Add to Cart

Fort Thornburgh, Utah.
(Military)
Washington: U.S. House of Representatives, 1882. 47th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 90. 3pp, 27 folding sheets of architectural plans. Removed from the Serial Set and bound in cloth. Some edge chipping to the text and fold separations on the sheets, overall very good. The history of Fort Thornburgh began with the removal of the Ute Indians in Colorado to Utah following the hostilities of 1879. Secretary of War Robert T. Lincoln decided to construct a fort to hold the Utes on the reservation and to quiet any potential hostilities between the Indians and the white population. A final site for the site was selected in the spring of 1882 about 6.5 miles northwest of present day Vernal, Utah. Secretary of War Lincoln proposed an elaborate $84,000 fort consisting of thirty-two brick and frame buildings to house two companies of cavalry and two of infantry. This document is the proposal with elevations, sections, foundation plans, and floor plans for the major buildings, the largest 22 by 18 inches, most smaller. Plans include the post headquarters, officers' quarters, guard house, stables, and many more. The active army seems to have been unimpressed by the proposal. Gen. W. T. Sherman commented in his letter of transmittal, "The necessity for this post was forced on the War Department by the removal of the Utes from Colorado to Utah, but as this is their last ditch, the present Fort Thornburgh will have some chance of permanency. At all events, troops must be maintained there or thereabouts, and cannot exist without shelter." Sherman was wrong about permanency. Congress appropriated but $1,500 for the fort in 1883 and what there was of Fort Thornburgh was officially abandoned sometime during the winter of 1883 or spring of 1884. What remains is this interesting presentation of military architecture never realized.

Price: $500.00
Add to Cart

Mineral Resources Survey of the Conservation and Natural Resources Commission of New Mexico.
(New Mexico)
Santa Fe: New Mexican Printing Company, 1911 150pp, illus. Ex lib, with bookplate on front pastedown and several blind stamps, otherwise clean. Issued in the last year as a territory, this official report has the feel of an interim report. The general introduction is largely a checklist of birds of New Mexico, the section on zoology has an emphasis on insects, and the one page report from the Division of Mineralogy essentially says, "We're working on it." Only the geology report has a feeling of completion and even that is a reconnaissance of three counties. Withal, a scarce territorial imprint.

Price: $100.00
Add to Cart

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.

Price: $175.00
Add to Cart

Ride the Big Red Cars.
(Pacific Electric Railway) Crump, Spenser
Corona del Mar, CA: Trans-Anglo Books, 1970. Some wear to dj, else very good. The Pacific Electric Railway was an interurban trolley line that at its peak operated over 1,100 miles of track with 6,000 scheduled cars daily throughout southern California. Operating from 1895 until 1961, this fast efficient mass transit system allowed for the development of the megalopolis that Los Angeles became. This is a comprehensive history of the line. Although not issued together, we are bundling this history with: Cars of Pacific Electric, Volume I/II/III. Glendale, CA: 1978/1976/1978. Three volumes. 224pp, illus; 225-448pp, illus; 449-793pp, illus. Printed wrappers. Some wear and bumping, else very good. These volumes describe and illustrate with photos and diagrams the types of cars run by Pacific Electric. They include Vol. I City & Suburban Cars; Vol. II Interurban & Deluxe Cars; and, Vol. III Combos, Locomotives & Non-Revenue Cars. Taken together the four volumes tell you as much as you ever need to know about the Pacific Electric Railway.

Price: $175.00
Add to Cart

The Flatey Book and Recently Discovered Vatican Manuscripts Concerning America as Early as the Tenth Century.
(Pre-Columbian Exploration)
London: Norroena Society, 1906. 1st edition, 176 pp. pages foxed, binding shaken, generally very good. Mostly a translation of the Flateyjarbok, a Norse saga supposedly describing settlement in the new world. The Vatican documents describe priestly proselytizing among the natives. In addition to the translation there is a facsimile of the original text enabling you to practice your Old Icelandic.

Price: $125.00
Add to Cart

A Biographical Cyclopedia of Interesting Personalities.
(Texas)
Dallas: The Who's Who Publishing Company, N/D. ca. 1936) 236pp, illus. Quarto. Elaborately figured boards, some wear to extremities, else very good. The half title is Who's Who in Texas. I suspect a vanity publication, that is, you pays yer money and an obituary writer waxes effusive about your prosperous, upstanding Christian character. The large majority of the more than one hundred biographies are of doctors, lawyers, and businessmen. I noticed a very few cattlemen and even fewer women. Many are in fact obituaries, since several articles are posthumous, no doubt sponsored by grieving families. An interesting look into the lives of upper middle class Texans between the world wars.

Price: $350.00
Add to Cart

Appletons' General Guide to the United States and Canada... Part II, Western and Southern States.
(Travel).
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1883. xiv, 265-502pp, illus, 8 folding maps bound in, folding map in rear pocket, errata slip, plus unpaginated advertising front and back. Original printed boards, some soil to edges, else very good. A detailed guide to the places and routes along America's railroads; although, the railroad map of the United States in the back pocket clearly shows that the south and west are relatively under served compared to the north and east. Only one transcontinental route is shown on the map, but the text makes reference to the recently completed Texas Pacific route. There is much of interest, including a grand tour to the Rocky Mountains on the Union Pacific for $38 round trip.

Price: $150.00
Add to Cart

The Rasp.
(United States - military)
Fort Riley, Kansas: The Cavalry School, Army of the United States, 1922. 272pp, illus. Original decorative boards, minor wear to extremities, else very good. This issue is still very much a school yearbook, although somewhat more polished than the volume from the preceeding year. Again, there are many photos. There are several articles on such diverse topics as histories of the classes, courses of instruction, camp activities, and "Polo in the Army." In one, Colonel Hamilton S. Hawkins opines that cavalry will always be indispensable to the Army, and that motorized vehicles only increase the value of mounted forces.

Price: $175.00
Add to Cart

The Rasp.
(United States Army)
Kansas City: The Cavalry School, U.S. Army, 1914. 477pp, illus, folding charts, 36pp of advts. Original boards. Water damage throughout including bleeding of color from the covers onto the first and last two pages (but no further) and pages cockled (that is, wavy and puckered). Withal, there is no adhesion to the pages, and no loss of print or images, thus a fully usable volume. This is the annual of the U.S. Army's Mounted Service School located at Ft. Riley, Kansas. There were two preceding editions, and the editor here states that there is little on the school itself, but rather, "It has been our idea to make the book a potent influence for the revival of interest in the American Horse. We are convinced that The Mounted Service School should and can be the center of such influence." Toward that end, this volume consists largely of articles on the care, feeding and training of horses. There are many photos of horses, with and without riders. There are a few pieces specific to the Army horse and on the Mounted Service School itself, but the only one that seems to deal with the cavalry in any combat role at all is an article by Lieut. G.S. Patton on "Mounted Swordsmanship."

Price: $175.00
Add to Cart

Traits of American Indian Life & Character.
A Fur Trader
San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. 1 of 500. [xii], 107pp, illus, prospectus laid in. No dj as issued, light shelf wear. A very good copy. Sketches of life in Oregon, mostly concerning Indians with some information on the fur trade. Originally published anonymously in 1853, there was some controversy over the authorship - Howes lists Duncan Finlayson - but I'll go with Wagner-Camp-Becker. Ogden (1790-1854) was a successful agent for the Hudson's Bay Company who explored much of the Rocky Mountain west when the term still meant something. The story of the massacre of Jedidiah Smith's party on the Umpqua River in 1828 seems to be quoted in Smith's own words. An attractive Grabhorn production. Howes F139, W-C-B 232.

Price: $150.00
Add to Cart

The Corporal Segundo.
Adams, Andy
Austin: Encino Press, 1968. Limited ed #246 of 750 copies, signed on half title page, deckle edge, paper covered boards, fine.

Price: $45.00
Add to Cart

This is the American Earth
Adams, Ansel and Nancy Newhall
San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1960. 1st edition hardcover. DJ soiled and chipped, some edgewear, else good.

Price: $85.00
Add to Cart

To and Fro in Southern California with Sketches in Arizona and New Mexico
Adams, Emma H.
Cincinnati: W. M. B. C. Press, 1887. 288pp. Light wear to extremities, slightly cocked, else clean and very good. A lady's letters to eastern newspapers describing the west with emphasis on the civilizing effects of schools, ranching and agriculture in the Los Angeles area, and how women have become land owners and "cultivators of the soil" in southern California. Several chapters on her travels on New Mexico and Arizona.1st ed. 288pp. Very good in original cloth.

Price: $150.00
Add to Cart

The Klondike Stampede.
Adney, Tappan
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1900. xii, 471pp, illus. Original red printed cloth. Spine faded, else very good. Adney was sent by Harper's Weekly to report first hand on the Alaska gold rush, and in this detailed account of the history and circumstance little seems to have missed his eye. He describes incompetent officials, gambling, inflated prices, and the rare miners who struck it rich. Plentifully illustrated, with nice fold out views of Dawson's main street, as well as panoramic overviews of Dawson, Bonanza Creek and Skagway.

Price: $200.00
Add to Cart

Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation and Animals, Compared with Those of Other and Similar Regions with a Narrative
Agassiz, Louis
Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 1850. Original boards. Ex lib consisting of a library bookplate and ink DD number on the front pastedown, blind stamp on title page, and signs of a removed bookplate on the back pastedown; externally clean. Hinges reinforced, thus a tight sound copy. The text divided into two parts; pp 1-133 a description of a tour around the lake, pp 137-428 a natural history of the region including chapters on geology, fishes, flora, birds and more. Howes A88, Sabin 506 ("The most complete work on this comparatively unknown region. Now scarce.")

Price: $425.00
Add to Cart

The Cowboy in Art.
Ainsworth, Ed
New York: The World Publishing Company, 1969. Second printing, name scratched out on ffep, else vg in chipped, price clipped dj.

Price: $35.00
Add to Cart

Pottery Southwest.
Albuquerque Archaeological Society
Aluquerque: Albuquerque Archaeological Society, 1974-96. Quarterly periodical. This is a complete run from Volume I Number 0 (a one page prospectus soliciting subscriptions and articles) through Volume 23 Number 1. Issues are from four to fourteen pages, most six or eight. Very good in a basic clip binder. According to the prospectus, "Pottery Southwest will contain brief contributions on current research projects of the pottery of the southwest. This area includes Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas and Oklahoma, southern Colorado, Utah and Nevada, and northern Mexico." Additionally the journal had letters, announcements, notices, reviews and pretty much anything else of interest to the archaeological community. Initially, there were occasional line drawings graduating to photocopied photos and at least one color insert. Obviously a nonprofit, volunteer project, the effort had a pretty good run.

Price: $125.00
Add to Cart

Chapters in the History of Organized Labor in Texas.
Allen, Ruth
Austin: The University of Texas, 1941. 258pp. Original printed wrappers. Wraps soiled, top corner bumped, else clean and very good. Various incidents in Texas labor history including a chapter on the first and only cowboy strike that occurred in 1883.

Price: $75.00
Add to Cart

Transactions of the American Ethnological Society
American Ethnology Society
NY: Bartlett & Welford, 1848. This is the second issue of Albert Gallatin important map that appeared in the Transactions of the American Ethnological Society, Volume II. (See Wheat 417 for a lengthy discussion of the significance of the first issue.) Several Indian tribes have been added, most notably in the southwest and Pacific northwest. Two - Pawnees and Arapahos - are printed by a stamp of some sort rather than in type. Topography has been revised with mountains indicated with hachures and the "Great Basin titled the Great Interior Basin or California Desert" rather than the "Great Sandy Desert" as in the first issue. The map is accompanied by the full volume of the Transactions of the American Ethnological Society, Volume II, (NY: 1848. clxxxviii, 298, 151pp, 7 maps [five folding, including the Gallatin], rebacked and tight) which rates a separate comment. The volume includes several interesting articles, the most important being Hale's Indians of North-west America with a lengthy introduction by Gallatin. The maps include an ethnographic map of Oregon derived from the American Exploring Expedition, and another titled Map of the Rio Grande and Rio Gila, Compiled from the Surveys of Col. Emory and Lieut. Abert, And from the Early Spanish Authorities by E. G. Squier. Gallatin's Introduction provides a fascinating discussion of recent knowledge on western geography. Having this context greatly compliments the map.

Price: $1,800.00
Add to Cart

The Silver Country
Anderson, Alex D.
NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1877. 1st edition. 221pp, color folding map. Slight rubbing to extremities, short tear to map, else very good. This is the first general study of the new territory acquired from Mexico by conquest and purchase. It gives a good description of the area included in the states and territories of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado with emphasis on mineral wealth. Probably the most interesting part is a 57 page bibliographic essay on books about the states and territories of the southwest with quite a few titles not familiar to me.

Price: $150.00
Add to Cart

Amado Maurilio Pena
Anderson, Howard L.
Albuquerque: ND. Signed, n. fine hardcover in sl. worn printed cream cloth slipcase.

Price: $125.00
Add to Cart

Amado Maurilio Pena, Jr.
Anderson, Howard L.
Albuquerque: Robert Stephan Young Publishing Co, N/D. Prev. owner's nameplate on fpd, else n. fine hardcover in vg illustrated dj.

Price: $75.00
Add to Cart

Minnesota and Dacotah: Letters descriptive of a Tour through the North-West, in the Autumn of 1856...
Andres, C. C.
Washington: Robert Farnham, 1857. First edition. 215pp. (Howes calls for a map, but I can find no record of a copy with a map and John Jenkins in a catalog states that he has never seen one thus.) Original embossed cloth, some external wear with minor loss at the top of the spine, library stamp on title page, slightly cocked, withal a very good copy. This is Andrews' account of his travels in a series of letters. He describes the scenery, settlers, Native Americans, and potential of the region. A lawyer himself, he has an entire chapter on the bar of Minnesota and "chances for lawyers in the West." A short concluding chapter deals with "The Proposed New Territory of Dacatoah." Howes A253.

Price: $400.00
Add to Cart

The Early Empire Builders of the Great West.
Armstrong, Moses K.
St. Paul, MN: E. W. Porter, 1901. ix, 446pp, illus. Some spotting to boards, else good. This is an expansion of the author's earlier books on Dakota (the first history of the territory). In addition to the history, he describes his experiences as a Congressman from S. Dakota during the Reconstruction and a tour through the southern states which he describes with true northern tact.

Price: $65.00
Add to Cart

The Mormon Experience; A History of the Latter-day Saints.
Arrington, Leonard J. and Davis Bitton
New York: Alfred A. Knopf; 1979. First edition. xiv, 404pp, maps and illus. Spine of the dust jacket slightly tanned, else near fine. Signed by both authors on the ffep. A splendid copy of this new and authoritative history.

Price: $65.00
Add to Cart

One-Smoke Stories.
Austin, Mary
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934. First edition. xiv, 295. Dust jacket tanned with some chipping and a major tear across the front panel crudely repaired; thus good only but complete. Book with some tanning to the pages but clean and very good. A compilation of thirty nine varied short pieces, including short stories, legends, and pithy cultural sayings. The title and introduction suggest native origins, but in fact include tales from Anglo, Mexican American and even Chinese American sources. This is Austin's last book published during her lifetime.

Price: $75.00
Add to Cart

The World's Worst Marbled Papers; Being a collection of ten contemporary San Serriffean marbled papers showing the lowest level
Bachaus, Theodore (pseud. Henry Morris)
N/P: (Bird and Bull Press), 1978. This #1 of 400, all so numbered. 5pp, 10 samples of marbled paper. Wrappers. Wraps sun faded, slight crease to the back wrap, else very good. The extended title, "Being a collection of ten contemporary marbled papers showing the lowest level of technique, the worst combinations of colors, and the most inferior execution known since the dawn of the art of marbling." Well, when they're right, they're right.

Price: $100.00
Add to Cart

Report of an Archaeological Tour in Mexico in 1881.
Bandelier, A. F.
Boston: Cupples, Upham, and Company, 1884. x, 326pp, illus. Some dampstaining to the foredge, a few pages soiled some others with edges chipped, library stamps and owner's name on title page. All that said, the fragile book has been rebound in cloth with the original front laid down on the cover, thus a tight, useable volume. Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier (1840 – 1914) was born in Bern, Switzerland and emigrated to the United States as a youth. After 1880 he devoted himself to archaeological and ethnological work among the Indians of the southwestern United States, Mexico and South America. Beginning his studies in Sonora (Mexico), Arizona and New Mexico, he made himself the leading authority on the history of this region, and — with F. H. Cushing and his successors — one of the leading authorities on its prehistoric civilization. In this study his narrative takes him from Tampico the city of Mexico with studies about Cholula and an excursion to Mitla.

Price: $275.00
Add to Cart

Light in Yucca Land; Centennial Commemorative Volume 1852-1952.
Barbour, Sister Richard Marie
Santa Fe: Loretto Academy of our Lady of Light, 1952. Printed cloth, some wear and fading, name stamps on pastedowns, internally clean and very good. History of the Sisters of Loretto on the centennial of their educational mission in the SW.

Price: $65.00
Add to Cart

Frijoles Canyon Pictographs.
Baumann, Gustave
Los Angeles: William & Victoria Dailey Antiquarian Books & Fine Prints, 1980. [44]pp, illus, including two folding sheets (making a single, long print). Edition of 250, numbered. Bright and near fine with a like dust jacket. This is a reprint done by William and Victoria Dailey in a edition quite a bit smaller than the original 480. It is Baumann's most important illustrated book. I'll quote from the essay Gustave Baumann in the West by David Acton. "In the late 1930's, when he realized that several of the original cave paintings had disappeared in the years since he recorded them, Baumann embarked on Frijoles Canyon Pictographs, published in 1939 by the Santa Fe publishing cooperative Writers' Editions. Baumann wrote and illustrated the book printing the woodcuts in his own studio.…This text is punctuated by nineteen freely transcribed woodcuts representing vignettes from the images on cliff and cave walls, printed in a sandy brown color. Several of the pictographs represent wild game; others show divinities and spirits.…Spaced throughout the book are six color prints representing some of Frijoles Canyon's most elaborate pictographs, as well as both a glimpse inside a cave dwelling and an overall view of the canyon's south wall. In the center of the book are two pages that fold out to reveal The Deer Hunt pictograph reprinted from Baumann's original blocks carved in 1918. On every page, down to the book's endpapers that carry a woodcut aerial panorama of the canyon's south wall, Baumann lavished loving and meticulous care." Likewise this splendid reprint. (By the way, this edition has a dust jacket decorated with woodcuts prepared by Baumann but not printed in 1939. They appear here for the first time.)

Price: $750.00
Add to Cart

Life in Utah; Or, The Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism.
Beadle, J.H.
Philadelphia: National Publishing Company, 1870. 540pp, illus, folding map. Rebound in gray cloth, map with several misfolds but complete, a stain at the gutter of the final 60 or so pages is unattractive but does not obliterate text. Thus, a complete, tight and useful copy of the first edition. The title continues, "…Being an expose of the Secret Rites and Ceremonies of the Latter-Day Saints with a full and authentic history of polygamy and the Mormon sect from its origin to the present time." Beadle was edition of the Salt Lake Reporter who took a dim view of Mormonism in general and polygamy in particular. Flake 344.

Price: $100.00
Add to Cart

Growing Up in Dallas.
Beckett, Hazel Williams
Austin: New Hope Press, 1985. [viii], 304pp, illus, map ep. Near fine in plain dustwrapper. 1 of 500 designed and published by David Holman of the Wind River Press. Autobiography of Mrs. Beckett (1911 - ?) whose significant contribution to Texas life seems to be this pleasant and handsome book.

Price: $75.00
Add to Cart

The Fur Trade of America, and some of the Men who Made and Maintain it.
Belden, A. L.
New York: The Peltries Publishing Company, Inc. 1917. 591pp, illus. Extremities quite rubbed with some loss of cloth, spine faded, internally clean and very good. Not really a history, this is a comprehensive survey of the fur industry as it existed at the end of the nineteenth century. Published by something called the "Peltries Publishing Company," one can reasonably anticipate the spin offered up on issues relating to the industry. There is a lengthy addendum on "Furs and Fur Bearers of Other Continents and Countries and Islands of the Sea."

Price: $100.00
Add to Cart

The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630.
Benavides, Fray Alonso de
Chicago: RR. Donnelley and Sons, 1916. 1st edition. xiii, 309pp, illus. Hardcover. Ex-lib book plate on the front pastedown. Some shelfwear, covers slightly soiled, else clean and very good. One of a numbered edition of 300. Written in the year 1626, this memorandum is an eye witness account of travels through the mission territory of New Mexico. Fray Alfonso de Benavides was the first religious superior of the territory, but he was also a competent explorer, demographer and map-maker. The original text was translated by Mrs. Edward E. Ayer and was annotated by Frederick Webb Hodge and Charles Lummis (who also did the splendid photographs). A basic New Mexico book. Wagner Spanish Southwest 33.

Price: $1,200.00
Add to Cart

The Tarahumara; An Indian Tribe of Northern Mexico
Bennett, Wendell C. and Robert M. Zingg
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1935. 1st edition HB, previous owners name stamped on title page and top and bottom edges, bookplate on ffep, hinge starting, else very good.

Price: $125.00
Add to Cart

Plains Indian Drawings 1865-1935
Berlo, Janet Catherine, ed.
NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1996. 240pp, illus. Near fine in like dj. The most comprehensive treatment to date of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Plains Indian drawings published to accompany an extensive exhibition organized by the Drawing Center, New York. Featured are thirty-six artists from the Lakota, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Arapaho tribes, many previously unknown even to experts in the field. There are eight essays, four artist statements and color reproductions of 153 ledger drawings with commentary.

Price: $150.00
Add to Cart

Manuel D'Archeologie Americaine.
Beuchat, H.
Paris: Librairie Alphonse Picard Et Fils Auguste Picard, 1912. Preface by M.H. Vignaud. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titles, text in French. Some pages uncut, hinges strengthened, previous owner's bookplate (Edgar L. Hewitt) on front pastedown, else very good.

Price: $120.00
Add to Cart

A Report on the Hygiene of the United States Army, with Descriptions of Military Posts.
Billings, John S.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875. lix, 567pp, plates and illus, folding map in facsimile. Recased with new end papers. A stain across the top edge has entered the text block and caused deterioration of a few pages not approaching the text. Otherwise very good. Billings reports on individual military installations around the United States and includes such information as medical statistics, climate, and plans of forts, along with a lengthy discussion of the state of army hygiene. Particularly interesting for the site plans of many of the facilities described. A vas amount of information on frontier posts. Howes presents this as the second edition of an 1870 publication by the Surgeon-General's Office of the War Department, but the present volume contains much of the information in the earlier document, but adds information of 95 additional posts and the report on hygiene, making it substantially more than a simple later edition. Howes B450.

Price: $475.00
Add to Cart

A Sunrise Brighter Still; The Visionary Novels of Frank Waters.
Blackburn, Alexander
Athens, OH: Swallow Press, 1991. xix, 171pp. "Author's edition", #20 of 30, signed, hand bound in half leather. Gilt spine title a trifle faded, else near fine. Ana analysis of Frank Water's novels by a noted literary critic.

Price: $225.00
Add to Cart

Report upon the Precious Metals.
Blake, William P.
Washington: GPO, 1869. iv, 369pp. Original printed front wrapper. Spine reinforced and new back wrap. Front wrap chipped and worn but intact. Some browning and edge chipping to the text block, but the pages are clean and almost completely unopened. The extended title continues, "…Being Statistical Notices of the Principal Gold and Silver Producing Regions of the World Represented at the Paris Universal Exposition." Blake was the Commissioner (of what?) from the State of California at the Paris Universal Exposition, 1867. The report has major sections on gold, silver, platinum and other rare metals, as well as on the production and consumption of gold and silver. In all, a very detailed study of the production of precious metals with much on the United States, but representing many other parts of the world as well.

Price: $175.00
Add to Cart

Sufferin' Springs Valley, Early Southeast Arizona As I Lived It.
Bliss, Bob
N.p. self 1980. 1st ed., near fine in vg illustrated dj.

Price: $40.00
Add to Cart

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next Last
terms | privacy policy | security | sitemap
© Dumont Books & Maps 2017
Site by bibliopolis