Frost, Nina Holt 32pp. Original small 4to printed wrappers, small piece missing from lower title page, not text affected. Early life and removal to Minnesota, Sioux Indian massacre; overland in 1891 to Oregon; return to Vermont in 1892. She traveled with her father Benjamin Ash, who drove his team from Vermont to Oregon "a distance of 4500 miles in 7 months, crossing the Rocky Mountains." After 9 months, they traveled back to Vermont. Not in Eberstadt, Howes, Decker, Graff, Soliday, Streeter or Wright. Also contains material on the Dakota War of 1862 Rare.
Burpee, Lawrence J. New York, 1936. 2 vols. ,609pp. Illus., Original cloth( dust jackets on both volumes) New and revised edition(best edition). Hoes B1006. Much on Hudson's Bay, Northwest passage, Hearne, Kelsey, LaVerendrye, French explorers, Peter Pond, Alexander Henry, David Thompson, Canada west, fur trade, etc.
MINING LAWS ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF COLORADO FROM FIRST RO NINTH SESSION.CONCERNING MINE AND MINERALS.FARMING AND GRAZING LANDS TO mARCH, 1873.Colorado] 160pp. Original printed yellow wrappers Fourth and best edition of this important work on Colorado mining. Not in Wynar
HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF FOND DU LAC, WIS. EMBRACING A GEOGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF EACH TOWN, FROM ITS EARLIEST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIMEMitchel, Martin 96pp. Original printed front wrapper only. Howes M671 (aa). The preface states: ".the author has personally visited every town in the county, to learn, by actual observation their read condition, and obtain a history of the first settlement from those who broke the soil." An early and interesting promotional pamphlet
THE WORKS OF JOHN ADAMS, SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR, NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY HIS GRANDSON CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS.Adams, John. 10 vols. Illus., ports, engraved plates, facs. Original terra cotta cloth.(ex-library set with white numbers on spines. Library bookplates on inside front covers. Some vols have small chip at top of spines) First edition. One of the most important source works for the 18th century America extent. Not in Howes. Larned 1201. Edited by his grandson, Charles Francisc Adams, it remains to this date the best source on John Adams and his life and times.
Keleher, Wm. A. 168pp. Illus. Original pictorial cloth. Howes K38. Adams Herd 1263. Adams Guns 1215. A most important source on Lucien B. Maxwell and the huge land grant that became known by his name. It also contains material on Clay Allison, vigilantes, Billy the Kid, etc. Inscribed presentation copy from Keleher to Ream
Blankenburg, Heinrich ,346pp. Illus., large folding map, mostly orange with than shading through the South and West, with colored outlines. Original printed wrappers( two small pieces missing at lower front wrapper; spine worn, and pieces missing from back wrapper as well. Not in Pocheman and Schultz, Nevins, Meynen, Baginsky, Howes, Griffin, Tolzman, Decker or Eberstadt. A scarce and important look at America and its domestic struggles (Civil War) to the year 1868. Nicholson Cat . p. 89. There is also material on sectionalism and reconstruction.
Storm,Gustav 80pp. illus( 4 woodcut maps in text). New Cloth with gold stamped leather label on spine spine. Howes S1044. Larned 755:" These ten brief studies are admirable specimens of historical criticism, and are one of the most important contributions to the subject since Rafn wrote.Storm finds Vineland in Nova Scotia. " Very scarce. No auction records. Not on the internet.
MINING LAWS ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF COLORADO FROM FIRST TO NINTH SESSION, INCLUSIVE, AND THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES CONCERNING MINES AND MINERALS.Collier & Hall, Publishers 100 pp. Original bright-yellow wrappers. Minor chipping. Fine copy Fourth edition and expanded. The mining laws of Colorado Territory were compiled and first published in 1869. Allen and McMurtrie Colorado Imprints 172 with two locations. One being in the private collection of Fred Y. Holland of Denver. An important document for studying mining and mining laws of Colorado. Not in Eberstadt, Graff or Streeter Sale
Merrick, George B. 323pp.(uncut) Illus.(many plates and one map at p.304) Original cloth. Howes M 539. Contains a mine of information on the early steam boaters, Bars and barkeeps, gamblers and gambling, Fort Ridgely, etc. The appendix contains a list of steamboats on the Upper Mississippi River, 1823-1863; Opening of navigation at St. Paul, 1844-1862; table of distances from St. Louis; improvement of the Upper Mississippi, 1866-1876; and Indian nomenclature and legends.
WHAT MAY BE SEEN CROSSING THE ROCKIES EN ROUTE BETWEEN OGDEN, SALT LAKE CITY AND DENVER ON THE LINE RIO GRANDE WESTERN RAILWAYRio Grande Western Railway] 471pp. Illus., (in text). Original pictorial printed 16 mo wrappers. Flake/Draper #7295B: "Utah and the Mormons p.2-25,20,27 (locates 1 cop)
St. Maur, Mrs. Algernon. ,279,pp. Illus., large folding map, frontis., woodcuts in text. Original pictorial gold decorated cloth.(a nice copy with the Gold Stamped Indian on a horse; small nick at top of spine.fading) Adams Herd 1991. This Englishwoman, the Duchess of Somerset, describes ranch homes visited in the 1880's near Calgary Canada. She also travelled to California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Canadian Prairies. Not in Cowan, Howes, Rocq, Smith, or Peel.Inscribed presentation copy from "The Duke and Dutchess of Somerset. Phillips p. 353
Grandfort, Marie F. De (4),272,(1)pp' . Original boards wirh calf spine Howes G296: "Conclusions concerning American more malicious than those of Mrs. Trollope." Chapters on New Orleans(p59-109); Kentucky(p.129-144); Rebecca Smith(p144-186); French in America(p. 235-246); Canada (p246-259); etc. Monaghan 768: "This little book is a classic of parody and abuse."Clark: Travels in the Old South 322 with a long note.Not in Coleman
CONSTITUTION AND DECLARATION OF PURPOSES OF THE NATIONAL GRANGE, P. OF H, TOGETHER WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE TEXAS STATE GRANGE. BY-LAWS FOR POMONA AND SUBORDINATE GRANGES.GENERAL PROVISIONS AND RULES FOR TRIALSTexas] 59,(1)pp. Original printed yellow wrappers, a few nicks on spine.
REPORT ON THE EXPLORATION OF THE COUNTRY BETWEEN LAKE SUPERIOR AND THE RED RIVER SETTLEMENT, AND BETWEEN THE LATTER PLACE AND THE ASSINIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN.Dawson, Simon James. Toronto, Lovell, 1859. 45pp. Illus., 3 large folded maps.:PreelFirst edition. Contemporary quarter calf over boards, library stamps. Wagner-Camp 322. TPL 3885. Dawson was in charge of the surveying party of the government explorations of the western regions, another division of which was led by Hind. Sabin 18958.Also contains WC330:1,Hind: Northwest Territory.illus.((contains 5 maps) Graff1893'. Peel211.Sabin31937' .Peel207'Sabin18958.Streeter3725.
Wyoming] Van Horne, Isaac and co. 146pp.(unpagenated) Illus.(Rocky Mountains region in ports, views, etc.) Although there is much on the Cattle Trade. Original 4to cloth, rubbed at edges of the front cover). 146pp. illus(throughout the text). Wyoming at the start of the 1900's. Not in Adams Herd.Profuesly illustrated throughout the text. The pagination has no numbers.but the plates are very well executed.
Rattenbury, Richard C. 396pp., illus(many in color).Full red leather bound edition in a slipcase. This book illustrates hunting and conservation of big game animals in the American West for 100 years. Published in a small edition for members of the Boone and Crocket Club.
Hansen, Marcus L. ,270pp. Illus. Original decorated cloth. First edition. Fort Snelling was at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. COntains chapters on frontier duty, glimpses of Garrison life, Sioux-Chippewa feuds, fur trade, soldiers of the cross, Chippewa treaty of 1837, etc.
CATTLEMAN’S FRONTIER: A RECORD OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI CATTLE INDUSTRY FROM OXEN TRAINS TO POOLING COMPANIES, 1850-1890.Pelzer, Louis. Glendale, Clark, 1936. 351pp. Illus. Original cloth. First edition. Howes P187. Adams Herd 1779. Reese Six Score 87. One of the best general histories of cattle raising on the plains. Contains a complete facsimile reproduction of the 1882 Wyoming Brand Book.
REMINISCENCES AND EVENTS IN THE MISISTERIAL LIFE OF REV. JOHN WESLEY DEVILBISS.FORMERLY A MEMBER OF THE WEST TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE.Texas} Graves, H. A.(compiler) 190pp., illus ( 4 ports). Original gold stamped cloth. He was sent to Texas in 1842 at theage of 23 and spent the next 42 years spreading the gospel across Texas and the frontier.
DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WITH THE ORIGINAL NARRATIVES OF MARQUETTE, ALLOUEZ, MEMBRE, HENNEPIN, AND ANASTASE DOUAY.Shea, John G. ,268pp. Illus., a facs. of the newly discovered map of Marquette, of Marquette's letter and a steel portrait of La Salle. Original boards. Second and best edition. One of 500 copies. Howes S357.