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1 Anderson, LaVere. SADDLES AND SABERS: BLACK MEN IN THE OLD WEST.
Champaign, Illinois Garrard 1975 0811648052 / 9780811648059 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Herman Vestal 
128 pp, 8vo(8 1/2" H). Pictorial front cover - no dust jacket. B&w drawings, photographs. Written for the younger reader. Contents: They Helped Build the West; Nat Love - 'Deadwood Dick'; Isaiah Dorman - Custer Guide; Bob Lemmons - Mustanger; Cherokee Bill - Outlaw; Willis Peoples - Wolf Hunter; Bill Pickett - Cowhand; The Soldiers; The Cowboys; The Lawmen; The Scouts. Interior - faint pencil erasure marks on front free endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small bumps to board corners, minor rubbing and soiling, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Axelrod, Alan, commentary. Arrangements by Dan Fox. SONGS OF THE WILD WEST.
New York Metropolitan Musem of Art / Simon & Schuster 1991 0671747754 / 9780671747756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). Decorated endpapers, profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "Nothing captures the spirit of the Old West better than the jaunty tunes and classic ballads the cowboys and settlers sang, songs richly represented in this visually stunning volume. Panoramic in scope, the 45 songs, coupled with works of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, chronicle the stirring saga of westward expansion and reflect every facet of life during one of the most exciting periods in our nation's history. The lore of the West intrigued many artists, and the works featured include paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and N.C. Wyeth, as well as a myriad of fascinating artifacts: saddles, spurs, guns, guitars, a stagecoach ticket, a Navajo blanket, and other objects that provide a vivid picture of life in the West. A lively and intriguing text further illuminates this bygone world, exploring the history of the songs, their lyrics, the accompanying art, and the development of the West. The music, arranged for beginning to intermediate musicians and accompanied by chords for the guitar or banjo, is suitable for piano, organ, violin, or recorder." Includes: Across the Wide Missouri; The Big Corral; Billy the Kid; Blood on the Saddle; The Boll Weevil; Bucking Bronco; Buffalo Gals; The Buffalo Hunters; Bury Me Not in the Lone Prairie; Cavalry Charge; Chopo; Cielito Lindo; Cindy; The Colorado Trail; Cotton-Eyed Joe; The Cowboy; Cowboy Jack; Cowboy Lullaby; The Cowboy's Lament; The Day of '49; Down in the Valley; Git Along, Little Doggies; Goodbye, Old Paint; Ho! Westward Ho!; Home on the Range; I Ride an Old Paint; Jack O'Diamonds; Jesse James; Night-Herding Song; The Old Chisholm Trail; Old Dan Tucker; Old Texas; Patsy Ory Ory Aye; The Railroad Corral; The Rainbow Cradle; Sam Bass; The Strawberry Roan; Sweet Betsy From Pike; Tenting on the Old Campground; The Texas Cowboy; The Texas Rangers; The Wabash Cannonball; The Wells and Fargo Line; The Yellow Rose of Texas; The Zebra Dun. Minor rubbing on glossy boards, 2" faint line indentation on fron board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three tiny scuffs on front flap fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Barris, Ted. RODEO COWBOYS: THE LAST HEROES.
Edmonton, Alberta Executive Sport Publications 1971 0919035094 / 9780919035096 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Photography by Robert Semeniuk. 
144 pp, oblong (8 9/16" H x 10 1/16" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "Rodeo is perhaps the world's greatest test of physical endurance and raw heroism. It is the participant, the cowboy, who has excited both young and old for decades. Year in and year out, these men test their strength against the power of animals in such rodeo events as steer wrestling and bronc riding. Sometimes they are rewarded for their efforts by a winning time, but often they receive little more than the appreciative applause of an enthusiastic audience before heading down the road to the next rodeo. What motivates these men to keep up such a grueling schedule? What has kept the tradition alive for so long? Through the combined effort of a gifted writer and an expert photographer, the exciting and entertaining world of the rodeo cowboy comes alive." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling - crease at bottom edge of rear flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO HOPALONG CASSIDY MEMORABILIA., Caro, Joseph J.
4 Caro, Joseph J. COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO HOPALONG CASSIDY MEMORABILIA.
Gas City, IN L-W Book Sales 1992 0895380137 / 9780895380135 Soft Cover Very Good 
190 pp, 11" H, B&w and color photographs. Contents: Introduction; Articles & Song Sheets; Cameras & Opticals; Child Readers & Books; Coloring Books, Arts & Crafts; Comic Books, Trading & Serial Cards; Endorsement Items ; Games, Entertainment & Toys; Jewelry, Coins & Money; Lamps, Nitelights & Furnishings; Miscellaneous; Movie Items, Films & Posters; Records & Record Readers; School Items, Lunch Boxes, Thermos; Utensils, Cups & Plates; Pins & Badges; Occasion Cards; Playsuits, Clot hing, Guns & Holsters. Interior - Christmas gift inscription and date as well as previous owner's small note and signature on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling, small soft corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CANADA.  (A. & C. BLACK'S 'PEEPS AT MANY LANDS' SERIES), Cranston, J. Herbert.  Colour plates by T. Mower Martin.
5 Cranston, J. Herbert. Colour plates by T. Mower Martin. CANADA. (A. & C. BLACK'S 'PEEPS AT MANY LANDS' SERIES)
A. & C. Black, London, 1935. 
90 pp, small 8vo (7 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 4 colour plates by T. Mower Martin, b&w map, photographs - collated. Contents: "From Sea to Sea and From River Unto the Ends of the Earth"; Seen From an Aeroplane; A Climate Second to None; The Canadian Melting Pot; City and Country Life; The Habitants of Quebec; Maintaining Law and Order; The Red Man's Last Stand; Caring for the Eskimos; Centres of Population; The World's Fastest Games (Ice Hockey / Lacrosse); Fun in the Out-o f - Doors; The Gigantic Iron Horse; More Motorists than Cyclists; Mercy Flights in the Northland; Wild but not Dangerous; Mining Comes to the Front; The Lumberjack; Cowboys and "Combines"; Trap Lines and Fish Nets. Very light browning to pages and endpapers, previous owner's bookplate and name in ink on front endpapers, light browning to edges of text block and on spine/edges of boards, minor soiling, one slight corner bump, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has chips, tears and creases; moderate rubbing/soiling. Good+/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
6 Dempsey, Hugh A. TREASURES OF THE GLENBOW MUSEUM.
Calgary, Alberta Glenbow-Alberta Institute 1991 1895379008 / 9781895379006 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
200 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(P)rovides a glimpse into the vast collections of the museum and tells the stories of their origin and acquisition. From 1954 to 1966, Glenbow was the pride of Eric L. Harvie, Calgary philanthropist. During those years, he brought priceless objects from all parts of the world, while his staff concentrated on collecting western Canadian artifacts. Since then, Glenbow has added significantly to its collections and has gained international acclaim for its exhibitions and museum programs." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Goulart, Ron. AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE PULP MAGAZINE.
New York Ace 1973 Mass Market Paperback Good Reference Copy 
192 pp, 7" H. B&w illustrations. "Spanning the years between the dime novels of the 19th century and today's paperbacks, pulp magazines provided millions with their first and only taste of 'literature'. The noble, resourceful heroes of those gripping tales of fiction, along with their monstrous, evil antagonists, were depicted on cheap paper, and housed in lurid covers that shocked all but the near-blind. There was 'The Shadow', scourge of the underworld, 'Doc Savage', superhuman adventurer, and 'The Phantom Detective', sleuth extraordinaire, a well as the breathtaking exploits of World War I sky fighters, mad scientists, 'Tarzan' and a host of now-immortal writers. The printed word has indeed become alive in that most vigorous and thrilling of literary eras." "Special! Original illustrations." Interior - previous owner's name on pencil in first page, approx. 1/4 of the pages have light to heavy creasing at the top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, small soft crease on front cover, spine flat and uncreased. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HORSES I'VE KNOWN., James, Will.
8 James, Will. HORSES I'VE KNOWN.
World, Cleveland, 1946, 3rd printing. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontispiece, b&w illustrations by author. "Will James knows the horse of the Western plains and ranges better than any other American writer. Not only does (he) stand in a class by himsel f for his writing about the horse, but his vivid drawings of cowboys, horses and ranch life generally are unsurpassed. In this book, Will James tells the stories of a number of horses, good and bad, that he has known. Writing in the same c o w b o y v e rnacular that made 'Smoky', 'Lone Cowboy' and other James books so successful, and illustrating his text with better drawings than he has done for a long time, (he) here records spectacular incidents in the lives of 'Little Eage', t he h or se w ho ac te d as 'seeing eye' for a blind rancher and saved his life in the flood that followed one of the sudden range storms; of 'Bearcat', the bucking horse that nobody could ride and whose final conquest lost a job for the cowboy wh o m ast ere d h im; of hil ari ous cowboy high-jinks with borrowed horses and a couple of ghostly white equines who turned a practical joke into a stampede that had unfortunate results for the jokers; and many other stories, all of them brimmin g w ith acti on a nd r ich with the colo r of the Western range that Will James portrays so well. As a reminiscent 'round-up' of horses that the author and illustrator has ridden and owned this book is the equal of anything Will James has written. " L ight brow ning to fo re-e dge o f tex tbloc k, minor bump at corners, small area of slight fading at bottom of rear hinge/spine, small faint watermark at bottom of rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has small chips and tear s - s ome wi th cr eases, mode rate t o heavy edge wear, darkening to spine and flap-folds/edges, light rubbing/soiling, tiny scuff on spine. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
9 James, Will. Illustrated by the author. COW COUNTRY. (CONTAINS: THE WILD HORSE; WHEN IN ROME; MONTY OF THE "Y" BENCH; SILVER-MOUNTED; THE LAST CATCH; TWO OLD TIMERS; COMPLETE; THE BREED OF 'EM.)
Mountain Press, Missoula, Montana, 1995 - Tumbleweed Series. 
242 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations by Will James. "Welcome to 'Cow Country' and the world of Will James - a place where 'there's not a fence as far as you can see, nothin' but blue grass ripplin' in the sun.' First published in 1927, these stories and drawings showcase Will James's great talent for capturing the essence of cowboy life on the open range." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, slight fading to upper part of spine, minor rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE RANGE MEN.  THE STORY OF THE RANCHERS AND INDIANS OF ALBERTA., Kelly, L.V.
10 Kelly, L.V. THE RANGE MEN. THE STORY OF THE RANCHERS AND INDIANS OF ALBERTA.
Toronto Coles 1980 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
468 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Kennedy, Fred. THE CALGARY STAMPEDE STORY.
Calgary, Alberta T. Edwards Thonger 1952 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
236 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Alternate pages are advertising for local and/or related businesses/services/etc. Contents: The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth; The Stampede Is Born; "Let 'Er Buck"; The Victory Stampede 1919; Prince of Wales Cowboy; Midnight, Hell On Hooves; Clem Gardner, Cowman; Four Of A Kind; 1924 To 1934. Prosperity and Depression; 1935-1952. The Lush Years; The Livestock Show; Royal Winter Stampede 1951; The Corral The Stampede Built; L'Envoi; The Record Tells The Story; Do You "Savvy The Burro"?; Banff Indian Days; Square Dance Glamour; Calgary, Canada's Oil Capital. Interior - covers have pulled away from their glue-down area exposing staples and glue residue, area of excess glue residue and surface paper loss on last page and inside of rear cover, very soft crease at top corner of approx. page 165 to end of book. Exterior - minor browning to top of text block, spine and front cover; two tiny ink marks and one small corner crease on front cover; very light edge wear; small area of soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH., Muller, Dan.  (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976)
12 Muller, Dan. (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976) CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH.
Chicago Reilley & Lee 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Dan Muller. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
249 pp, 9 3/8" H. Khaki cloth with black lettering/red banding on spine, red lettering/black illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings ranging from full page to vignette. The author/illustrator was born in Choteau, Montana and in his early years worked for Buffalo Bill Cody. His art was influenced by meeting Charles M. Russell around 1900 and he went on to become a collected artist of the American West. At the top of the half title page of this volume he has inscribed: "To H.R. Cannon (underscored) / Dont mind the ups and downs / of life - a good man is never / down - long. / Dan Muller" and has used the bottom half to sketch (first in pencil, then ink) a scene of a bucking bronco with his rider sitting on the ground with his hat beside him. This sketch is also signed "DAN MULLER" with a slanting dash above and below. A story of horses, cowboys, range wars, rodeos and romance. Pages 13 to 21 have a tiny dent in the middle of the page, pages 13 and 14 have a small light stain in the margin, minor toning to margins of pages, a few pages with a thumb mark in the margin, thin line of dried glue on front pastdown - some offset on free endpaper, small very light green/red soiling mark at bottom of page 84, spine has slight slant, small shallow bump at top of front hinge, a few scattered foxing marks on boards, two light liquid marks on bottom of text block, light soiling to board cloth, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, browning to spine, minor bump at top corner of boards. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD:  THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902., Reid, Brian A.
13 Reid, Brian A. OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD: THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1996 1551250241 / 9781551250243 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Boer War, 1899-1902, saw the first Canadian troops sent overseas to fight. Many units of the present Canadian army first distinguished themselves in South Africa, and still proudly bear the Battle Honours earned there. This is the story of the Canadian soldiers in the Boer War, how they overcame the limitations of the old-style British army, and how they defeated very tough, unconventional warriors. (This book) uses extensive archival research to shed new light on some of the failures and controversies, as well as the obvious successes, of the Canadians in South Africa." 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD:  THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902., Reid, Brian A.
14 Reid, Brian A. OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD: THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1996 1551250241 / 9781551250243 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Boer War, 1899-1902, saw the first Canadian troops sent overseas to fight. Many units of the present Canadian army first distinguished themselves in South Africa, and still proudly bear the Battle Honours earned there. This is the story of the Canadian soldiers in the Boer War, how they overcame the limitations of the old-style British army, and how they defeated very tough, unconventional warriors. (This book) uses extensive archival research to shed new light on some of the failures and controversies, as well as the obvious successes, of the Canadians in South Africa." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN COWBOY:  STORIES OF COWS, COWBOYS, AND CAYUSES., Russell, Andy.  Illustrations by Don Brestler.
15 Russell, Andy. Illustrations by Don Brestler. THE CANADIAN COWBOY: STORIES OF COWS, COWBOYS, AND CAYUSES.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1994), 2nd printing. 
287 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Trailing Herds North and West; Saddles and the Men Who Rode Them; The Development of Cowboy Costume; Cowboys and the Buffalo; The Last of the Free Range; Life in Cow Country; Saskatchewan Campfires; British Columbia Cow Country; Trails of a Young Cowboy; Tough Times; The Unknown Quantity; Some Hazards of the Game; George and Frenchy; Cows, Cayuses, and Dudes; In Retrospect; Epilogue - The Wall-Eyed Stud. Interior - a few scattered light ink marks on last page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 11.50 USD
 
 
16 Weeks, Verna Mae. MY VILLAGES OF MISSISSAUGA.
Chesley, Ontario Verna Mae Weeks 1986 0969130112 / 9780969130116 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
287 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "(A)n account of people, places and events as I recall them during the unforgettable years between World War I and World War II, when I lived in the southern part of Peel County which later became the City of Mississauga. Anything further removed from the little villages of Peel County, fifty or sixty years ago, and the new City of Mississauga would be difficult to imagine. The years of the 1920s were happy years for us; but the Great Depression years of the 1930s were ones that most people who lived through them would rather forget. It seems to me that the story should be told and accepted as part of our real history and, as such, written in the first person by someone who lived through those days. New pictures, not published before, have been freely given by people who lived in the region, making this a more valuable book. Many of the places and buildings which are 'of historical interest' today were everyday places and houses to us, with everyday people living and working in them. For example: the Wilcox Inn, at Port Credit, was to us just Wilcox's, a house past which we went to go swimming in the Credit River, and Clarke Memorial Hall was where we went to watch cowboys in the old silent moveis. I have painted a word picture of life as it was lived then; beyond that, I have put flesh and bones back into the old buildings, moved real people back into their homes, schools and businesses, and shown you familiar nooks and byways they knew." Interior - spine slightly cracked at pages 142/143 - pages holding firmly, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light crease on spine; slight fading to color on spine, front cover and part of rear cover; very small faint stain on fore-edge and on bottom of text block, small light corner creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Wickenden, Dorothy. NOTHING DAUNTED: THE UNEXPECTED EDUCATION OF TWO SOCIETY GIRLS IN THE WEST.
New York Scribner 2011 1439176582 / 9781439176580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied - shocking their families and friends. They took the new railroad over the Continental Divide and made their way by spring wagon to the tiny settlement of Elkhead, where they lived with a family of homesteaders. They rode several miles to school each day on horseback, sometimes in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied on barrel staves, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The man who had lured them out west was Ferry Carpenter, a witty, idealistic, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher. He had promised them the adventure of a lifetime and the most modern schoolhouse in Routt County; he hadn't let on that the teachers would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. In their buoyant letters home, the two women captured the voices and stories of the pioneer women, the children, and the other memorable people they got to know. Nearly a hundred years later, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff found the letters and began to reconstruct the women's journey. Enhancing the story with interviews with descendants, research about these vanished communities, and trips to the region, (she) creates an exhilarating saga about two intrepid young women and the 'settling up' of the West." Browning to bottom of text block - mainly near spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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