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Category: All Categories: History: U.S.: Pioneer Era
14 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Altrocchi, Julia Colley  
Snow Covered Wagons: a Pioneer Epic : The Donner Party Expedition 1846-1847

Publisher: The Macmillan Company New York, NY 1936.
xxiii, grey-white boards w/black lettering on spine & front cover, map endpapers of the Donner Expedition. The book lists members of the following families: Donner, Reed, Breen, Eddy, Murphy, McCutcheon, Keseberg, Wolfinger, Graves, along with the teamsters and individuals. It contains a roster of life, roster of death, and a roster of relief. the story of the Donner party told in poetic form. prev owner's name & address along w/bookplate on the half title page, foxing to the endpapers, and stains and soiling on the boards. No Jacket Hard Cover Very Good- 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall

Appr.: | AUD 22.94 CAD 21.69 EUR 15.33 GBP 11.95 JPY 1,870.00 MXN 233.75 ZAR 207.78 

Purchase direct from: Curio Corner Books. Item number: 039878.
    
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2.
Burdett, Charles.  
[Kit Carson] The Life and Adventures of Christopher Carson, the Celebrated Rocky Mountain Hunter, Trapper, and Guide . . . .

Publisher: Philadelphia: G.G. Evans, 1860..
First Edition Twelvemo, about 7.5 inches (19 cm) tall, in blue cloth stamped in gilt on spine and blind on the covers. 374 pages plus 16 pages of ads. Illustrated by drawings. Wagner-Camp, 353; Rader, 539; Sabin 9213; Wynar-Depp, 269. Note that Wagner-Camp calls for 10 pages of ads. This copy is a variant with 16 advertising pages numbered [1] -10 and 17-22. The best early biography of this important frontiersman of the West. Frontis and tissue guard modestly foxed and other illustrations lightly foxed. Occasional soiling in the text. The remains of a sticker on the front endpaper; endpapers modestly toned. Covers are rubbed and lightly edgeworn; the spine is just a touch sunned with both ends mildly frayed. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 398.77 CAD 377.03 EUR 266.39 GBP 207.67 JPY 32,500.00 MXN 4,062.50 ZAR 3,611.11 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 18161.
    
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3.
Carse, Robert.  
PORTS OF CALL.
 Picture
Publisher: NY: Charles Scribner's Sons (1967)..
First Edition. History of the following American ports: Castine, Portsmouth, Boston, Salem, Bristol and Newport, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans. 344p: illustrations and photos throughout; 24cm. Selected Bibliography, Index. 853g. Very Good (used but not abused, spine titles rubbed, gift inscription free-front endpaper, otherwise clean and sound). Hardcover. Book condition: Very Good. Jacket condition: no dj.

Appr.: | AUD 12.69 CAD 12.00 EUR 8.48 GBP 6.61 JPY 1,034.00 MXN 129.25 ZAR 114.89 

Purchase direct from: Canterbury Books. Item number: 4043.
    
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4.
Davis, Matthew L.  
Memoirs of Aaron Burr, with Miscellaneous Selections from His Correspondence (two volumes)

Publisher: New York: Harper, 1858.
Early American fake cloth, without dust jackets. Fair. Heavy wear and tear to exteriors; text blocks very good, but with substantial foxing. Gold on dark brown spines. Standard Size. This is the full two volume set. 436 and 448 pages.

Appr.: | AUD 73.62 CAD 69.61 EUR 49.18 GBP 38.34 JPY 6,000.00 MXN 750.00 ZAR 666.67 

Purchase direct from: Tennessee Valley Books. Item number: 20777.
    
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5.
Dickenson, Luella.  
Reminiscences of a Trip Across the Plains in 1846 and Early Days in California.

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1977..
Reprint ISBN: 0877701806 Quarto, about 7.25 inches (28.5 cm) tall. 48 pages, with printed illustrationed end papers, drawings and a couple of portrait photos. Pattered cream cloth with gilt lettering and logo. A An edition of 785 copies (this one unnumbered) printed from the workshop of Glen Adams. A clean and sharp fine press book. The cover has a couple of ink marks and some of the gilt on the title has rubbed away. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

Appr.: | AUD 30.67 CAD 29.00 EUR 20.49 GBP 15.97 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 277.78 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 18709.
    
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6.
Kajencki, Francis Casimir.  
Poles in the 19th Century Southwest [Signed].

Publisher: El Paso, Texas: Southwest Polonia Press, 1990..
First Edition ISBN: 0962719013 Octavo, about 9.25 inches (24 cm.) tall in blue cloth with silver stamped title on the spine. 274 pages with illustrations. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. A publication announcement is laid in. Both the book and jacket are a little rubbed, and the book evidences a very light bump to the upper front tip. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 55.21 CAD 52.20 EUR 36.89 GBP 28.75 JPY 4,500.00 MXN 562.50 ZAR 500.00 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 18579.
    
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7.
Mennenga, Jay, Illustrated by: Photos & Maps  
Lessons from the Pioneers: Reflections Along the Oregon Trail

Publisher: Potential Press Council Bluffs, IA 1993.
192 pp, brown SC wraps w/black lettering and w/brown illustration on the front & rear covers. The books is a series of essays highlighting the emigrants' travel to Oregon. The book describes how the journey begins, knowing what to take, finding the way, where to find water, forts & missions, landmarks, weather, overcoming obstacles and achieving the goal. Inscribed & SIGNED by the Author First Printing No Jacket Soft Cover w/wire Spiral Very Good 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall

Appr.: | AUD 11.47 CAD 10.85 EUR 7.66 GBP 5.97 JPY 935.00 MXN 116.88 ZAR 103.89 

Purchase direct from: Curio Corner Books. Item number: 040009.
    
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8.
Moore, Jackson W. (Intro. by Dwight E. Stinson, Jr.).  
Bent's Old Fort: An Archeological Study.

Publisher: (Boulder CO): State Historical Society of Colorado, 1973..
First Edition ISBN: 0871080559 Oblong quarto, about 11 inches wide, in cream colored cloth stamped in brown. 144 pages with mostly photographic illustration. As title states, this is an archeological project at the site of a famous fort in southeast Colorado along the Santa Fe Trail. There is a light erasure mark on the front endpaper. Book is otherwise just slightly worn at extremities. Jacket lightly edge and, extremity worn with rubbing to the covers; three closed edge tears of about a half-inch and very short tears at the ends of the flap folds. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 42.94 CAD 40.60 EUR 28.69 GBP 22.36 JPY 3,500.00 MXN 437.50 ZAR 388.89 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 18372.
    
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9.
Morgan, Dale L., editor; James A Pritchard; biography by Hugh Pritchard Williamson.  
The Overland Diary of James A. Pritchard from Kentucky to California in 1849 (with a biography of Captain James A. Pritchard.

Publisher: Denver: Old West Publishing Co., 1959..
First Edition Quarto, about 10.5 inches tall, in red cloth. 221 pages illustrated with frontis portrait and three maps, two of them fold-outs. A scholarly and useful editing of this important diary of an 1849 Gold Rush trek from the east. Kurutz, 519 ("This . certainly ranks as one of the most important, not only because of Pritchard's observations, but also because of the scholarship of editor Dale Morgan."). Paher, 1590 ("This book ranks with the most significant overland books."). Mintz, 380. ("one of the most capably researched"). Heckman, 291. The bifold announcement of the publication is laid in. Designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. Light edge wear to the covers, but clean, bright and soundly bound. The jacket cover with the text of the title page is mostly present but that's about all that's acceptable. Large pieces of the jacket are missing or gone by way of predators (mice or insects): about 25% of the total. The jacket is quite toned as is (to a lesser extent) the announcement. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good in Poor Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 92.02 CAD 87.01 EUR 61.48 GBP 47.92 JPY 7,500.00 MXN 937.50 ZAR 833.33 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 12318.
    
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10.
Ronda, James P.  
Lewis and Clark Among the Indians.

Publisher: Lincoln NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1984 ..
First Edition ISBN: 0803238703 Octavo, about 9.25 inches tall, in gilt stamped black cloth. 310 pages illustrated by drawings and a map. A scholarly ethnographic study of the exploration and the significant part played by the Indian tribes along the way. Both the book and jacket are bright and crisp, without wear. Hardcover Hardcover Fine in Fine Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 92.02 CAD 87.01 EUR 61.48 GBP 47.92 JPY 7,500.00 MXN 937.50 ZAR 833.33 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 18641.
    
US$75.00
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11.
Salisbury, Albert and Jane, Illustrated by: Photos  
HERE ROLLED THE COVERED WAGONS

Publisher: Bonanza Books New York, NY 1948.
264 pp, quarterbound w/green boards w/yel cloth covered spine w/blk lettering, dj glossy black w/yel lettering w/color pictorial front & pictorial back. Book contains 223 pictures w/text depciting nearly 100 important historical spots in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, & North Dakota. The book provides directions, notes about locale, and the event the maker commemorates. dj price-clipped, prev owner wrote name on ffep & name was crossed out. 3rd Revised Edition Very Good Hard Cover Very Good Sm4to from 9" to 11"

Appr.: | AUD 22.43 CAD 21.21 EUR 14.98 GBP 11.68 JPY 1,828.00 MXN 228.50 ZAR 203.11 

Purchase direct from: Curio Corner Books. Item number: 032868.
    
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12.
Salisbury, Albert and Jane.  
Here Rolled the Covered Wagons.

Publisher: New York: Bonanza Books, 1978..
ISBN: 9780517229187 Third revised edition. 264 pp. Very Good book (no markings; very light foxing top page edges) / Very Good dust jacket (price-clipped, light scratch on rear dj panel). A clean, solid copy. Hardcover

Appr.: | AUD 21.47 CAD 20.30 EUR 14.34 GBP 11.18 JPY 1,750.00 MXN 218.75 ZAR 194.44 

Purchase direct from: Buckeye Bookshop. Item number: 9580.
    
US$17.50
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13.
Teague, Charles G.  
Fifty Years A Rancher: The Recollections of half a Century Devoted to the Citrus and Walnut Industries of California...

Publisher: Privately printed 1944.
Centers around Santa Paula, California. Listed as Second Edition, 1944. Actually the same book, printed for distribution by the California Walnut Growers Association Hardcover Near very good condition, no dust jacket. #04620

Appr.: | AUD 18.40 CAD 17.40 EUR 12.30 GBP 9.58 JPY 1,500.00 MXN 187.50 ZAR 166.67 

Purchase direct from: Coyote Press. Item number: 2327.
    
US$15.00
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14.
Tullidge, Edward W.  
The Women of Mormondom.

Publisher: Salt Lake City: Published by author, 1973..
Facsimile Reprint Note that this is the third reprint of the 1877 original, this one having no indication of a publisher. See Flake, 9046 (citing first edition). Octavo, about 8.75 inches tall, in gilt decorated purple cloth. 552 pages. A clean, bright, sound copy with no sign of wear. Hardcover Hardcover Fine

Appr.: | AUD 79.75 CAD 75.41 EUR 53.28 GBP 41.53 JPY 6,500.00 MXN 812.50 ZAR 722.22 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 18283.
    
US$65.00
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