Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado by Elliott West

Just like always, money and greed supersede any other needs...



Author Name    West, Elliott 
 
Title   Contested Plains, The: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Lawrence, KS, U.S.A. University Press of Kansas 1998

ISBN Number    0700608915 / 9780700608911

Seller ID   016393

Hardcover. University Press of Kansas, 1998, first edition. In near fine condition, mylar cover over DJ. The rise of the Native American horse culture, white American's discovery and pursuit of gold in the Rocky Mountains, and the wrenching changes and bitter conflicts that ensued.
Price = 18.00 USD

Buy link:  Contested Plains 
 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ridin' and Wreckin' by Bob Wade

Been to a rodeo lately?


Author Name    Wade, Bob 
 
Title   Ridin' and Wreckin'

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Layton, Utah, U.S.A. Gibbs Smith 1996

ISBN Number    0879057300 / 9780879057305 

Seller ID   020527

Small hardcover, pictorial boards, 30 pages. Filled with photographs of rodeo riders. Some on the horse, some on the ground.
Price = 10.00 USD

Buy link:  Ridin' and Wreckin'
 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Clowns and Carousels by Virginia Creekman

Cross stitch.



Author Name    Virginia Creekman 
 
Title   Clowns and Carousels

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Seller ID   008568

Craft booklet. Tidewater Originals, 1979. In very good condition. Clown faces and carousel horse graphed for needlework.
CROSS  STITCH  

Price = 10.00 USD

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ring-Tailed Roarers Tall Tales of the American Frontier 1830-60 by V L O Chittick

Tall tales, anyone?



Author Name    V L O Chittick 
 
Title   Ring-Tailed Roarers Tall Tales of the American Frontier 1830-60

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Caxton Printers 1946

Illustrator   Lloyd J Reynolds

Seller ID   018264

Hardcover, no DJ, ex-library. Good condition, minor library markings, both ends of spine and corners bumped, boards have lost some cloth on edges, front joint is beginning to separate, rear hings is beginning to separate. Text and illustration are bright and clean. Original copyright 1941, this is the third printing. David Crockett, Whoppin' Tall Tales, Frontier Mishaps, B'ars and Panters, Ring-Taled Roarers, Two-Fisted Fights, Mississippi Steamboatin', Horse and Horse, Simon Suggs, Mike Fink. The wood engravings add to the tall tales!
FOLKLORE  FOLK  LORE  TALL  TALES  

Price = 15.00 USD


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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Zebra-Riding Cowboy: A Folk Song from the Old West by Angela Medearis

A picture book full of good fun!



Author Name    Medearis, Angela 
 
Title   The Zebra-Riding Cowboy: A Folk Song from the Old West

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   2nd Edition

Publisher   New York, New York, U.S.A. Henry Holt & Co 1992

ISBN Number    0805017127 / 9780805017120 

Illustrator   Maria Cristina Brusca

Seller ID   021550

Picture book. Inscription from previous owner on back of front endpaper. A raucous tale of a sissified city dude who offers to break a wild horse - and does so! The song lyrics are on the front endpapers.
 
Price = 12.00 USD

Buy link:  The Zebra-Riding Cowboy
 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fancy and the Cement Patch by Penelope Coker Wilson

Do you live in New York?



Author Name    Penelope Coker Wilson 
 
Title   Fancy and the Cement Patch

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Type   Book

Illustrator   Frank Aloise

Seller ID   010879

Pictoral hardcover, no DJ, ex-library. American Publishers Co, 1964. In good condition, usual library markings. Imagine having a horse in your New York apartment!
 
Price = 8.00 USD

Buy link:  Fancy

Monday, June 24, 2013

Booze: The Impact of Whiskey on the Prairie West by James Henry Gray

Remember bootlegging?



Author Name    Gray, James Henry 
 
Title   Booze: The Impact of Whiskey on the Prairie West

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Rexdale, Ontario, Canada Macmillan of Canada 1972

ISBN Number    0770508936 / 9780770508937 

Inscription   Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID   017924

Hardcover. In near fine condition, with a very good DJ, a 3/4 inch closed tear at the top of front panel. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Wide open boozing was a fact of life in the pioneer west of Canada. And it didn't stay in Canada - booze runners came into the states. In Winnipeg, there is a legend that the city had an informal arrangment with Ginger Snooks, its most famous scavenger, to make a midnight sweep of the alleys behind the Main Street hotels with horse and wagon during the late fall and winter, and to cart the passed-out drunks to the police station. His fee was one dollar per body delivered.
Price = 30.00 USD

Buy link:  Booze 
 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Spurs to Glory: The Story of the United States Cavalry by James M Merrill

History of the Cavalry.



Author Name    James M Merrill 
 
Title   Spurs to Glory: The Story of the United States Cavalry

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Rand McNally 1966

Seller ID   016547

Hardcover with DJ in mylar protector. Rand McNally, 1966, first edition, first printing. In very good condition, minor bumping to corners and spine ends. DJ has minor chipping and soiling and is price clipped. The signed book-plate of John M Carroll (noted Custer authority) is pasted to the front endpaper. The horse cavalry lived for just 110 years. This is their story.
 
Price = 100.00 USD


Buy link:  Spurs to Glory


Saturday, June 22, 2013

My Horse Can Outrun Your Horse by J E Knott

Like horse racing?



Author Name    Knott, J. E. 
 
Title   My Horse Can Outrun Your Horse: A History of Horse Racing in New Mexico as Experienced by the Author

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   El Paso, Texas, U.S.A. Mesa Pub Corp 1992

ISBN Number    0962347124 / 9780962347122 

Seller ID   018754

Trade paperback. Very good condition, cover has been rubbed and is missing a bit color. A narrative history of horse racing in New Mexico with stories about racing at Tucumcari, State Fair, La Mesa Park, Ruidoso Downs, Farmington, Silver Park, Hot Springs, Sunland Park, and the Downs at Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Cover is actually a very light blue, although that doesn't show in the picture.
HORSE  RACING  NEW  MEXICO  

Price = 20.00 USD

My Horse Can Outrun Your Horse 





Friday, June 21, 2013

Sagebrush Trails by George Donaldson

Another "treasure" from my shelves:



Author Name    George Donaldson 
 
Title   Sagebrush Trails

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Quick Printing Co 1952

Illustrator   H B Crawford

Seller ID   020338

Spiralbound softcover, with stiff pictorial boards. Very good condition, cover edges bumped. The early days of the west when the country was free of wire fences and the horse was the only means of transportation.
COWBOY  POETRY  

Price = 20.00 USD


Buy link:  Sagebrush


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Crooked Trails by Frederic Remington

A real cowboy here:



Author Name    Frederic Remington 
 
Title   Crooked Trails

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Thus

Publisher   New York, New York, U.S.A. Bonaza Books 1975

Seller ID   016888

Hardcover. Bonanza Books, 1975, "a" letter, a facsimile of the 1898 edition. In near fine conditon, minor bumping to corners. DJ is very good and in mylar. "He Knew the Horse" is the simple epitah the man chose for himself, as plain as the word REMINGTON on his gravestone.
 
Price = 15.00 USD

Buy link:  Crooked Trails 
 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Enchanting Kid Pleasers

Tole painting anyone?  Very cute projects for kids.



Title   Enchanting Kid Pleasers

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   As New

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Annie's Attic 2004

ISBN Number    1931171874 / 9781931171878 

Seller ID   018159

Craft booklet. As new. Teddy bear checkers table and chair, panda needs a time-out chair, teddy bear crate, best friends bench, todeo teddy's rocking horse, cuddly friends album cover, friends around the world bedroom, design patterns, general directions.
PAINTING  

Price = 10.00 USD

Buy link:  Kid Pleasers 
 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee by Jason Akley

A fun picture book for little ones:



Author Name    Jason Akley 
 
Title   Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Publisher   Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A. Outskirts Pr 2007

ISBN Number    1432703412 / 9781432703417 

Illustrator   Bobbi Switzer

Seller ID   017222

Softcover. Outskirts Press, 2007. In near fine condition. The story of the growth of a sweet pea and a bee who helps her understand how she develops, step by step.
Price = 15.00 USD


Buy link:  Sweet Pea


Monday, June 17, 2013

Garden Magnets in Plastic Canvas Leaflet 1554 by Dick Martin

Do you like working with plastic canvas?




Author Name    Dick Martin 
 
Title   Garden Magnets in Plastic Canvas Leaflet 1554

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Leisure Arts 1994

Seller ID   019449


Craft booklet. Good condition, heavy cover wear, interior is bright and clean. Sun, glove, rainbow, flower, butterfly, frog, turtle, blackbird, watering can, bee, rabbit arms, hat, sunflower petals, rabbit base, daisy center, sunflower base, redbird, daisy base.

MAGNETS  

Price = 8.00 USD

Buy link:  Garden Magnets 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

30,000 on the Hoof by Zane Grey

Sold one of his this morning, so here's another for you to peek at:



Author Name    Zane Grey 
 
Title   30,000 on the Hoof

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Harper & Brothers 1940

Seller ID   020846

Hardcover. Very good condition, minor bumping to corners and spine ends, minor soiling of edges, binding is no longer soild but hinges and joints are fully intact, residual glue from label removal on rear endpapers and three small numbers, pages toning. DJ is poor, has moderate surface chipping and creasing, extensive ripping at spine panel which has tape-repaired by previous owner, now in mylar cover. First edition stated, which G-P code on copyright page. Homesteading in an Arizona canyon and raising cattle.
Price = 150.00 USD

Buy link:  30,000 on the Hoof

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mouthful of Rocks: Modern Adventures in the French Foreign Legion by Christian Jennings

This one fascinated me but it hasn't sold...



Author Name    Jennings, Christian 
 
Title   Mouthful of Rocks: Modern Adventures in the French Foreign Legion

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Thus

Publisher   New York, New York, U.S.A. Atlantic Monthly Pr 1989

ISBN Number    0871133407 / 9780871133403 

Seller ID   010747

Hardcover, ex-library. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989, first printing. In very good condition, usual library markings. Whatever you do, do not join the Foreign Legion.
Price = 15.00 USD


Buy link:  Mouthful of Rocks


Friday, June 14, 2013

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Do you have mosquitoes in your area?



Author Name    Aardema, Verna 
 
Title   Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    2001

ISBN Number    0803760892 / 9780803760899 

Seller ID   014086

Hardcover with pictoral boards, no DJ, bookclub edition. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2001. In very good condition, plain white label on back of front cover. A cute folk tale about why the mosquito buzzes in your ear. A West African tale. Gorgeous illustrations!
Price = 10.00 USD

Buy link:  Mosquitoes 
 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Flower Doilies Star Book No. 64

A few lovely designs from the past.



Title   Flower Doilies Star Book No. 64

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Good

Type   Book

Publisher    American Thread Company 1949

Seller ID   019718

Craft booklet. Good condition, light cover wear, bottom of book pages dampstained but does not enter text area. Rose Hot Plate Mat Cover, Daisy Doily, Forget-Me-Not Doily, Passion Flower Luncheon Set, Wild Rose Luncheon Set, Irish Rose Doily, Pond Lily Doily, African Violet Ruffle Doily, New Pansy Doily.
Price = 10.00 USD

Buy link:  Flower Doilies 
 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Justice Betrayed: A Double Killing in Old Santa Fe by Ralph Melnick

True Crime.



Author Name    Melnick, Ralph 
 
Title   Justice Betrayed: A Double Killing in Old Santa Fe

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. Univ of New Mexico Pr 2002

ISBN Number    0826329012 / 9780826329011 

Seller ID   017951

Hardcover. In near fine condition, remainder mark on bottom outside pages. Angelina Jaramillo, the eighteen year old daughter of a prominent New Mexico family, was raped, bludgoned and stabbed to death in her bedroom on November 16, 1931. Thomas Johnson, an African American laborer with a prison record in four states, was convicted of the crime and executed. But he was not the killer.
MURDER  NEW  MEXICO  TRUE  CRIME  

Price = 18.00 USD

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Night Flower by Max Brand, Frederick Faust

Like noir?



Author Name    Brand, Max; Faust, Frederick 
 
Title   Night Flower

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York, New York, U.S.A. Intl Polygonics Ltd 1987

ISBN Number    093033048X / 9780930330484 

Seller ID   016337

Paperback. IPL, first edition, 1987. In near fine condition, with light cover wear. Front cover by Nicky Zann. William Nolan introduction. First serialized by Flynn's Detective Weekly in six installments from December 16, 1933 through January 20, 1934. First book publication was The Night Flower by Walter C. Butler. The holdup of an armored truck by a pair of armed bandits, the killing of two guards, the theft of $2.5 million, and the escape of the criminals, unscathed and unidentified.
Price = 10.00 USD

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Monday, June 10, 2013

If You Had a Nose Like an Elephant's Trunk by Marion Dane Bauer

A fun picture book for the young ones:



Author Name    Bauer, Marion Dane 
 
Title   If You Had a Nose Like an Elephant's Trunk

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Holiday House 2001

ISBN Number    0823415899 / 9780823415892 

Illustrator   Susan Winter

Seller ID   018273

Oversized hardcover. Near fine condition. Imagine what you could do if you had a nose like an elephant's, cheeks like a chipmunk's, or a tail like a monkey's!
Price = 15.00 USD

Buy link:  If You Had a Nose... 
 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend by Casey Tefertiller

An interesting man from the past:



Author Name    Tefertiller, Casey 
 
Title   Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   As New

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A. John Wiley & Sons Inc 1997

ISBN Number    0471189677 / 9780471189671 

Seller ID   017921

Hardcover. In as new condition. Wyatt Earp - hero or villain? This well researched biography separates the man from the myth. "It should really be called 'The gunfight in the vacant lot next to Fly's Photo Gallery', but that just doesn't have the same ring to it."
EARP  WYATT  1848  1929  PEACE  

Price = 45.00 USD


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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Ten Old Men and a Mouse by Cary Fagan

This is a really cute tale.  A little mouse brings them joy.



Author Name    Cary Fagan 
 
Title   Ten Old Men and a Mouse

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Tundra Books 2007

ISBN Number    0887767168 / 9780887767166 

Illustrator   Gary Clement

Seller ID   020765

Hardcover. Near fine condition. Ten old men come to pray and clean the synagogue daily. The addition of a mouse to their group brightens their life.
Jewish  Men  Mouse  

Price = 16.00 USD

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Magic Embroidery Cross Stitch Collection 1983

Can you embroider?  I can!



Title   Magic Embroidery Cross Stitch Collection 1983

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher   France Les Editions De Saxe SA 1983

ISBN Number    0460230077 / 9780460230070 

Seller ID   016188

Magazine. In very good condition. 72 pages of designs for cross stitch work. Lots of mini designs. Contains patterns and photos of completed projects for the following: sheet for child's bed, bell pull, telephone book cover, hydrangea tea set, round tablecloth with center motif, tablecloth with geometric design, tablecloth, pink tablecloth, tablecloth with thistles, pillows, cocktail napkins with mushrooms, cocktail napkins, twelve flowers on a panel, pillows and panels with birds, greeting cards, bear family bib and napkin case, baby bib and napkin case, rectangular centerpiece, rectangle with lozenges, multicolored mat, nightgown case, window shade with dutch houses, 24/30 place mats and serviettes, alphabet, decorative bands.
 
Price = 10.00 USD

Buy link:  Magic Embroidery 
 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Classics for Children Volume 835

Do you knit?



Title   Classics for Children Volume 835

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Brunswick 1985

Seller ID   019683

Craft booklet. Very good condition. Beautiful sweaters for both boys and girls, and a great coat for girls, sizes 4-14.
Price = 15.00 USD

Buy link:  Classics for Children 
 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Quilter's Handbook: Includes 24 Original Projects by Rosemary Wilkenson

Like quilting?



Author Name    Rosemary Wilkenson
 
Title   The Quilter's Handbook: Includes 24 Original Projects

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Woodinville, Washington, U.S.A. Martingale & Co Inc 

ISBN Number    1564772934 / 9781564772930 

Seller ID   010730
Pictoral hardcover. M
artingale & Co, first, 1999. In near fine condition. From basic to advanced, patchwork, quilting, and applique.
Price = 15.00 USD

Buy link:  The Quilter's Handbook