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Spanish Folk Songs of New Mexico.
Van Stone, Mary R.
Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 1926. 41pp. Decorative wrappers. Wraps lightly soiled, minor chip at top and bottom of spine, else clean and very good. Music and words - in Spanish and English - to 23 songs. Forward by Alice Corbin.

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The Heart of the Continent.
(Ephemera)
Chicago: Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, 1882. 64pp, illus, map. 12mo (about 7 x 5 inces). Original decorated wrappers. Wrappers slightly soiled, small chip from front corner, internally clean and very good. This is a promotional issued by the Chciago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad hyping the wealth of Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado. The individual states are written up and there is a good deal of statistical information. Many ingravings.

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Nature's Romance Over the Loop - Clear Creek Canon and Adjacent Scenery.
(Hynes, Frank W.)
Denver: NP, 1898. 18 views, each with a tissue guard and most with a paragraph of description (by Frank W Hynes). Square quarto. Original paper wraps. Minor soil and fading to wraps, else near fine The textured paper covers and gold foil title on the front cover make this a much classier than usual view book. Images include Colorado scenery, railroad views, (the Great Loop, the high bridge above Georgetown), and aerial views of towns (Golden, Silver Plume, Central City, Idaho Springs, Georgetown).

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Annual Message of the Governor of the State of California to the Eighth Session of the Legislature.
(Johnson, J. Neely)
NP (Sacremento): NP ND (1857). 28, 27pp. Disbound, pages browned. Along with the usual department reports and financials, Governor Neely summarizes the events surrounding the Vigilance Committee in San Francisco from May until November of the previous year. In an appendix (27 pages) the report reproduces correspondence and proclamations relating tot he events, including Neely's appeal to President Pierce for military aid and a lengthy opinion from the U.S. Attorney Genera as to why aid would not be forthcoming. Cowan p. 314.

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Resources of Montana; "The Land of Opportunity."
(Montana Department of Agriculture and Publicity)
Helena: Greenfield, Chas. D., 1919. 255pp, illus, maps. Original printed wrappers. Slight soil to wraps, small sticker to the top corner of the front wrap, else near fine. A detailed description of the resources, opportunities, and attractions of the state with chapters on agriculture, mines and mining, manufacturing, roads, recreation, climate, education, oil and gas, lumber and forests, and more. There is a full page map of each county with a facing page of descriptive text. Unusual for such a promotional, there is a frank discussion of the drought of the year 1919, "…the driest Montana has ever experienced." Rains failed during the growing season, and unusual heat reduced the mountain snowpack too soon. "The people of the state are undaunted, however, and are making the usual preparations for the season of 1920." A very detailed presentation in remarkable condition.

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Journal of New Mexico Convention of Delegates to Recommend a Plan of Civil Government. September 1849.
(New Mexico)
Santa Fe: Historical Society of New Mexico, 1907. 22pp. Original printed wrappers. Near fine. Citizens of the military superintendency met to organize a civilian government and send a representative to Congress where both the plan and the representative were roundly rejected. The government document was reprinted in 1907 by the Historical Society of New Mexico.

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Special Laws Passed by the Extra Session of the Eighth Legislature, Convened Jan., 21st 1861.
(Texas)
Austin: John Marshall, State Printer, 1861. 37pp. Original self wrappers, stitched. Well foxed, minor edge chipping. The extra session adjourned April 9th having passed 41 acts. Most had to do with railroads, but additionally there were bills passed providing relief to individuals, incorporating businesses, appropriating funds to pay for various services, and prohibiting the sale of liquor within three miles of Baylor University.

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Lot of 7 Pamphlets
Akweks, Aren (Ray Fadden or Tehanetorens)
Hogansburg, NY: Akwesasne Counselor Organization, 1947. All with light soil and wear, else near fine. Ray Fadden (1910-2005) was a Mohawk educator who was passionately involved in the preservation of Iroquois culture as early as the 1940's. He founded numerous Iroquois heritage programs, including establishing the Six Nations Indian Museum with his own resources on family land, and published more than two dozen pamphlets under the name Aren Akweks. Each of these pamphlets deals with some aspect of the history, culture and legends of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy combining text and pictographs to tell a traditional story. The titles include, The Formation of the Ho-de-no-sau-ne or League of the Five Nations (28pp), The Gift of the Great Spirit (12pp), Sa-ko-ri-on-nie-ni, Our Great Teacher (28pp), The Seven Dancers (8pp), The Great Gift, Tobacco (8pp), The Story of the Monster Bear, the Great Dipper (8pp), Why We Have Mosquitoes (8pp).

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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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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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Recollections.
Chambers, Andrew Jackson
NP: NP, 1947. 40pp. 12mo. Plain wrappers Slight soil, else very good. The Chambers family crossed the plains to Oregon in 1845, and here he gives an account of the trip via Laramie, Fort Hill, Bridger and Boise to the Dalles. They wintered at the Dalles, later going to Oregon City, Vancouver and Puget Sound before finally settling in 1847 at Tualatin Plains. Valuable pioneer information as well as material on the Indian War of 1855-6. A rare item, written in 1904 and printed in a small edition for the family in 1947. Howes C270, Mintz 85.

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A Child's Bouquet; Fifteen Songs for Children.
Corbin, Alice and Mary Morley
Santa Fe: Writers Editions, 1935. Edition of 1000. 31pp. Original printed wrappers in pristine condition. Corbin's poetry put to music. Published by Writer's Editions, a collective of writers and poets active in the southwest in the 1930s. Most Writer's Editions were printed at the Rydal Press in Santa Fe; this, an exception, was designed and printed by Ralph Fletcher Seymour at his Alderbrink Press in Chicago. Seymour maintained traditions of the Arts and Crafts Movement into the 1950s.

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Tourist's Handbook; Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.
Denver & Rio Grande R.R.
NY: Press of American Bank Note Company, 1887. 56pp, [10pp of advts], folding map. Original printed wrappers. A couple of minor creases to the wrappers, original travel agent stamp on front cover, else very good. A guide to the important stops along the route of the D&RG. It is almost all devoted to Colorado, only two locales in New Mexico are described (Ojo Caliente, and Espanola and vicinity_ and three pages on Utah. Actually the advertising is as interesting as the text, mostly hotels and transportation lines. One double page advert for preserved foods is a bright color lithograph. The nice sized folding map (14.5 by 17.5 inches) is the familiar depiction of the line in black with sepia topography. Although common, this is an early example in excellent condition that is seldom seem in situ.

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Gulf Coast Farm Lands.
E. S. Allison Land Co.
Houston, TX: E. S. Allison Land Co., 1913. 3.5 x 6.5 inches. OK, listing this as a map is a stretch. The map is on the inside of a 12 page pamphlet pitchng this land in the "famous rain belt region of south Texas, the land of corn and cotton, the never-failing crop country." It shows an area from Houston and Galveston west past Jackson County The land is black hogwallow, black sandy and chocolate loam, its productivity demonstrated by photos in the pamphlet. Included are a cover letter and the original mailing envelope.

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Eighth Annual Session. Third Annual Message of Governor A. J. Faulk, tothe Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Dakota.
Faulk, A. J.
Yankton, DT: Geo. W.Kingsbury, 1868. 14pp. Original printed wrappers. Light soil with one short tear to the front wrap, else near fine. A short address, but Governor Faulk addresses several interesting issues. He lauds the creation of Wyoming Territory as an antidote to the"...many turbulent and lawless individuals, who were, practically, beyond the control of civil law; and whose crimes were of such a startling character as to compel the better class of citizens to resort to measures, deemed unavoidably necessary for the protection of society, to reduce such refractory spirits to submission." (ie vigilantism) The Governor reports that Indians in the Territory remain friendly and show signs of progress, but he bemoans the setting aside of the Black Hills for Indian use over his objections. Additionally, he offers a description of the recently passed 14th amendment to the Constitution. A scarce territorial imprint.

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Report on the Climate of New Mexico...Irrigation and Water Storage in the Arid Region.
Greely, General A. W. and Lieut W. A. Glassford
Washington: GPO, 1891. 51st Congress, 2d Session, House of Representatives Ex. Doc. No. 287. 59pp, tables, 8 folding maps. Offprint from a larger document, original printed wrappers. Wraps soiled with a library notation on the front wrap, pages browned, else very good. A detailed report on climatological conditions in New Mexico including descriptions of each county. The folding maps show temperature and precipitation by season.

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Historical Facts of the Ancient Cliff Dwellers and a Glimpse of the Ruins and Canon at Manitou.
Manitou Cliff Dwellers' Ruin Co.
Colorado Springs Manitou Cliff Dwellers' Ruin Co., ND. (22pp). Original printed wrappers. Wraps chipped with some loss, internally clean and very good. Here's an interesting take on historic preservation. In the first decades of the 20th century (this piece is not dated, but the company name appears in the Colorado Springs directory for 1911) interest in the ruins of Mesa Verde grew rapidly, but access to the ruins was difficult. The Manitou Cliff Dwellers' Ruins Co. met this need by buying ruins on private land, and dismantling them to reconstruct "exact rerorductions" of portions of Spruce Tree House, Cliff Palace and Balcony House in a canyon more convenient to Manitou, Colorado. This promotional offers photos of the reconstructions, plus a fifteen page essay on "The Southwest of Yesterday" by J. A. Jeancon. One of the photos is a four panel fold out panorama of the reconstruction. Impressive, but obvipusly bogus.

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Historical Address Delivered at the Village of the Pawnee Republic.
Martin, Geo. W.
Topeka: W.Y. Morgan, State Printer, 1900. 37pp. Original printed wrappers, bound into worn hard covers, front free endpaper detached. This is a patriotic speech hung on the early history of Kansas. The "Pawnee Republic" refers to a great village of that tribe where Pike first raised the American flag inn Kansas (or Nebraska). Included are extracts from other addresses in which Martin touches on other historical events.

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A Preliminary Study of the Pueblo of Taos New Mexico
Miller, Merton Leland
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1898. First edition. 48pp, plates. Original printed wrappers. A couple of minor chips to the wraps, one plate almost loose, previous owner's name on front wrap, else near fine. A very early account of the Pueblo based on first hand observation submitted by Miller as his dissertation in anthropology. In a contemporary review, Charles Lummis said of the monograph, "Merton Leland Miller has printed A Preliminary Study of the Pueblo of Taos, N.M., the results of his three months in that interesting village in 1896. The paper is a creditable one, leaning largely on Bandelier; and is marred by few errors of fact or of judgement."

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Canada West
Minister of the Interior
Ottawa, Canada: (Roche, W. J., Minister of the Interior) (1917) 40pp, illus, maps. Original decorative wrappers. Minor soil, very slight dampstain to one corner, else very good. An elaborate promotional obviously designed to attract settlers from the United States to the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Rather more sober and factual than the usual run of these things, it is full of statistics and helpful hints although not above several pages of testimonial letters from successful farmers. There are large (19 by 15 inches) fold out maps of the three provinces plus a double page map of British Columbia (The 'California' of Canada") and a color map of Canada on the back cover.

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Laws of the Gregory Diggings (and) Laws of (Central City) Central Mining District.
Mumey, Nolie
NP: NP, ND. Numbered and signed. 2 folio sheets in paper covered boards. Very good. In 1859-60 the rumor of gold drew thousands of men to the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. Nominally a part of Kansas Territory, the mining camps were far beyond the existing structures of law and order. Early attempts to organize the territory of Colona or Jefferson came to naught, but local attempts to establish governments were more successful. Two of the first camps to organize were the Gregory district and Central district, establishing laws that laid out the boundaries, created rules for staking claims, and set punishments for a variety of crimes. These laws were printed on broadside sheets for all to see. The ubiquitous Nolie Mumey has here reproduced those broadsides in facsimile.

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The Great Western Series, Nos. 1-13.
Potomac Corral of The Westerners
Washington: NP, 1967-75 13 pamphlets from 16 to 42 pages, most 26-28pp. All are very good to near fine, one with a crease at the spine being the most serious fault. Here are a baker's dozen short pieces on various aspects of western history, the one exception being a book of poems on the west. Most are by non-professionals, although Frederic G. Renner writes on Charles Marion Russell and Jeff Dykes on Lincoln County lawmen. Other pieces are on two Texas Rangers, Charlie Siringo, the Snake River, Lewis and Clark, and so on. The write up says they constitute an, "…original and valuable addition to the literature of the West," and I suppose so. The lot

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Eighteen New Mexico Pamphlets.
Press of the Territorian
Santa Fe: Press of the Territorian, 1962-1970 Fourteen are stated first printings, four have no statement of edition, one is signed by the author. Some soiling, a couple owner names, one with a price on the front blacked out, otherwise a generally very good set. Phil Cooke established the Press of the Territorian to present a series of booklets concerning the many facets of the history of the Territory of New Mexico, “the most colorful, violent and interesting of any State in our Nation.” He did other publications, but these eighteen pamphlets represent a complete run of that series.

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The Line of Least Resistance.
Rhodes, Eugene Manlove
Chico, CA: Hurst & Yount, 1958. [vi], 78pp. #265/500, numbered. Original printed wrappers, edges of the wraps worn, else clean and very good. A long short story set in New Mexico that was originally serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in 1910. Signed, edited and with an introduction by W. H. Hutchinson.

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Raymond Moreau Crosby an Appreciation from the Class of '98.
Ripley, Julien A.
New Haven, CT Edith T. A. Crosby, 1946. 1 of 200. 21pp, illus. Original printed wrappers. Minor soil and creasing, internally clean and very good. Crosby (1876-1945) was a Yalie who studied art in France and became an illustrator, lithographer and painter mostly in Massachusetts. Late in life he moved to Santa Fe for his health. Apparently it didn't work, as he died shortly thereafter. This is a collection of his letters to friends written in Santa Fe. They are pleasant and urbane - a little too urbane, in fact, as he says little about New Mexico and more about his life back east. However, several of his illustrated letters are reproduced, some with sketches of scenes in Santa Fe. A really obscure New Mexico item.

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Handbook of Indian Dances.
Stewart, Dorothy N.
Santa Fe: Pictograph Press by D. N. S., 1950. (16pp), illus. Printed wrappers. Wraps slightly soiled, internally bright and near fine. Stewart was among the group of wealthy, cultured, bohemian women who gravitated to New Mexico in the 1920's and `30's. They dabbled in the arts, cultural preservation, and philanthropy some making significant contributions. This little booklet by Stewart is done in hand set type, with two and three color block print illustrations. There are seven full page (about 8.5 x 6.5 inches) prints depicting Indian dances adapted from Pueblo paintings at the Museum of New Mexico. They are not sophisticated, but dramatic in their way. Scarce, particularly in such nice condition.

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Colorado in Color and Song.
Thayer, Frank S.
Denver: Frank S. Thayer, 1899. Color frontispiece plus 12 color plates each accompanied by a poem. Square quarto. Stiff paper covers. Slight wear else near fine. The plates are from photographs, although the photographer is not identified. The poetry is uniformly dreadful, but the plates are quite nice showing a variety of scenic wonders, with some town views.

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The Texas & Oklahoma Official Railway & Hotel Guide.
The Texas Railway Guide Co.,
St. Louis: The Texas Railway Guide Co., 1919. 136pp. Original printed wrappers. Edge chipping, one third of the back wrap torn away, pages browned. An exceedingly fragile guide that "Contains complete time tables of all railways in Texas and Oklahoma together with a reliable hotel directory." It was published monthly, this being the September 1919 issue, Volume XXIV, No. 9. No doubt monthly updates were called for as the cover notes, "20 roads change time in this issue." There are timetables for more than 110 railroads including the Motley County Railway Co. that ran eight miles from Matador to Matador Junction and back once a day.

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Chinatown Declared a Nuisance!
Workingmen's Party of California (WPC)
(San Francisco): NP, (1880) 16pp. Disbound. Dampstain along the bottom third of the document with no loss or adhesion. Now here's an unpleasant little item. It was distributed by the Workingmen's Party of California (WPC) calling for the "abatement" of Chinatown as a health menace. The Workingmen's Party had successfully elected the Rev. Isaac Kalloch mayor in 1879 on a platform to crack down on the cities' wicked ways, but was continually opposed by the established powers. The four sections of this pamphlet include an attack on the national Republican Party, the Governor of California and the legislature for their refusal to listen to o=complaints about the Chinese, a resolution to the Department of Health to have Chinatown declared a nuisance, and a speech by Mayor Kalloch in which he declares, "The Chinese must go, peacefully, if we can, forcibly, if we must." Finally, there is a description of the foul conditions within Chinatown locating opium dens, and houses of prostitution by address. Cowan p. 116.

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