Monday, May 22, 2017

Kill or be Killed: A Record of Violence in the Early Southwest by Ed Bartholomew

 
Author Name    Ed Bartholomew 
 
Title   Kill or be Killed: A Record of Violence in the Early Southwest

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   Limited

Publisher   Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Frontier Press 1953

Seller ID   017964

Hardcover, no DJ. In very good condition, light cover soiling. Limited edition of 1250 copies. The lives of hardcases such as Charles Webb, John Wesley Hardin, John Selman, George Scarborough, Will Carver, Elijah Briant, Black Jack Ketchum, and others. Adams - Six Guns (R) - #152. 16 black and white photo plates.
OLD  WEST  WESTERN  HISTORY  

Price = 75.00 USD

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Road Agents and Train Robbers: Half a Century of Western Banditry by Harry Sinclair Drago

 
Author Name    Drago, Harry Sinclair 
 
Title   Road Agents and Train Robbers: Half a Century of Western Banditry

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Dodd, Mead 1973

ISBN Number    0396067859 / 9780396067856

Seller ID   017972

Hardcover, ex-library. In very good condition, minimal library markings. Includes several black and white photos. The rowdy mining camps, the vast untouched wilderness, the highroads and trails that were safe neither for travelers nor gold shipments - and the men who made them unsafe, like Tom Bell, Rattlesnake Dick and gentlemanly Black Bart, amongst others.
Price = 15.00 USD

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Earps of Tombstone by Douglas D Martin

 
Author Name    Douglas D Martin 
 
Title   The Earps of Tombstone

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Tombstone Epitaph 1987

Seller ID   018005

Softcover. Second edition. In very good condition, minor cover soiling and corner bumping, pages toning, a few dog-earred. As reported by the early editors of the Tombstone Epitaph who wrote the stories as they saw them more than 75 years ago.
Price = 20.00 USD

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tenderloin Tales: Prostitution Gambling and Opium on the Gold Belt of the Northern Black Hills 1876 - 1915 by Don Toms

 
Author Name    Don Toms 
 
Title   Tenderloin Tales: Prostitution Gambling and Opium on the Gold Belt of the Northern Black Hills 1876 - 1915

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Pierre SD State Publishing Company 1997

Seller ID   018012

Softcover. In near fine condition. Stated first edition. Visit the badland districts of the historic mining towns of Deadwood and Lead and meet gamblers, prostitutes, madams, opium smokers, rounders and con men!
Price = 25.00 USD

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Vigilantes of Montana by Thomas Dimsdale

 
Author Name    Dimsdale, Thomas 
 
Title   The Vigilantes of Montana

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Publisher   Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Univ of Oklahoma Pr 1977

ISBN Number    0806113790 / 9780806113791 

Seller ID   017891

Trade paperback. In near fine condition. Being a correct and impartial narrative of the chase, trial, capture and execution of Henry Plummer's notorious road agent band.
Price = 12.00 USD

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Western Train Robberies by Don Denevi

 
Author Name    Denevi, Don 
 
Title   Western Train Robberies

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Berkeley, California, U.S.A. Celestial Arts 1976

ISBN Number    0890871256 / 9780890871256 

Seller ID   017895

Trade paperback. In good condition, cover wear, name on half title page. The most exciting train robberies of the Old West reconstructed from unpublished photographs and material from railroad files.
Price = 10.00 USD

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Vast Amount of Trouble: A History of the Spring Creek Raid by John W Davis

 
Author Name    Davis, John W. 
 
Title   A Vast Amount of Trouble: A History of the Spring Creek Raid

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   As New

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Univ Pr of Colorado 1993

ISBN Number    0870813102 / 9780870813108 

Seller ID   017928

Hardcover. As new. The story begins in late March, 1909, when five sheepmen headed east from Worland, Wyoming, driving 5,000 head of sheep. A few days later the men and their sheep camped on the banks of Spring Creek, where they thought they had safely brought the herd across the cattlemen's deadline, beyond which sheep were forbidden. That evening, however, the camp was raided by seven cowboys, and three of the sheepmen were brutally murdered.
Price = 35.00 USD

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Hanging of Bad Jack Slade by Dabney Otis Collins

 
Author Name    Dabney Otis Collins 
 
Title   The Hanging of Bad Jack Slade

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Golden Bell Press 1963

Inscription   Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID   018004

Softcover. In very good condition, minor cover soiling, back bottom right corner bumped. Signed and inscribed on title page. When vigilante justice was meted to a man of tremendous power and unflinching courage - who was born too late.
Price = 40.00 USD

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Great Adventure: How the Mounties Conquered the West by David Cruise, Alison Griffiths

 
Author Name    Cruise, David; Griffiths, Alison 
 
Title   The Great Adventure: How the Mounties Conquered the West

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. St Martins Pr 1997

ISBN Number    0312155387 / 9780312155384 

Seller ID   017932

Hardcover. In near fine condition, previous owner's marking on front endpaper. With little training and less experience, 150 men embarked on a nine-hundred-mile march from civilized Toronto to a trading post at the heart of the wild frontier. Their goal: to penetrate Indian territory, stamp out nefarious whiskey trafficking, and bring order to a lawless land.
Price = 25.00 USD

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Prison Centennial 1876 - 1976: A Pictorial History of the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma by Cliff Trafzer, Steve George

 
Author Name    Cliff Trafzer, Steve George 
 
Title   Prison Centennial 1876 - 1976 A Pictorial History of the Arizona Territorial Prison a Yuma

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Rio Colorado Press 1980

Seller ID   018013

Softcover. In very good condition, some cover wear. A short history of the Arizona Territorial Prison and then pages of photos of the guards, inmates, the prison itself. An amazing look at how prisoners were treated in the past and what their offenses were. The prison's nickname was Hellhole.
Price = 15.00 USD

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wyoming Reports - Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Wyoming from November 15, 1892 to February 15, 1894, Vol. 4 by Charles N Potter

 
Author Name    Charles N Potter 
 
Title   Wyoming Reports - Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Wyoming from November 15, 1892 to February 15, 1894, Vol. 4

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Callaghan & Company 1898

Seller ID   017980

Hardcover. In very good condition, corners bumped, some scuffing and sun-darkening of pages edges, previous owner embossed stamp on front endpaper with other owner markings on spine and inside front cover, pages toning. 599 pages in full leather covers. Great historical reference.
Price = 100.00 USD

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Sketch of Sam Bass The Bandit by Charles L Martin

 
Author Name    Charles L Martin 
 
Title   A Sketch of Sam Bass The Bandit

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    University of Oklahoma 1956

Seller ID   017906


Hardcover. In near fine condition with a very good DJ, has been price-clipped and has some edgewear, now in mylar. Sam Bass is perhaps the most notorious Texas outlaw of the 1870's. His brief criminal career lasted but four years, but he and his band robbed trains, stages, and stores from the Dakota Territory to the Mexican border.

Price = 35.00 USD


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Outlaw Trail: A History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch by Charles Kelly

 
Author Name    Charles Kelly 
 
Title   The Outlaw Trail: A History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Trade

Publisher   New York Devin-Adair 1959

Inscription   Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID   017967

Hardcover. In very good condition, owner's name front endpaper. DJ is good, has some chipping and creasing, two small sections missing, now in mylar cover. First trade edition after self-published edition. Signed and dated on half-title page. Hole-in-the-Wall, Brown's Hole, and Robber's Roost, Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch. Adams - Six Guns (R) - #1221.
Price = 200.00 USD

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Outlaw Trail by Charles Kelly

 
Author Name    Charles Kelly 
 
Title   The Outlaw Trail

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Bonanza 1958

Inscription   Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID   017978

Hardcover. In very good condition, minor bumping to corners and spine ends, previous owner has taped rear flap from a different state DJ inside the front cover, previous owner markings on front endpaper and inside rear cover. DJ has minor chipping and creasing, now in mylar cover. Laid in items have one fold, horizontally across the middle of the page. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Laid in, 4 pages (197-200) from Volume 39 (1971) of the Utah Historical Quarterly which includes the text of a letter written by Kelly to "Rod and Dale" (Morgan) telling of his discovery of Chief Walker's grave near Kanosh (Utah). The letter recounts the story that a 10-year old Piede slave boy was buried alive with Chief Walker, along with two Piede slave women. The laid in pages also include a memoriam, by A R Mortenson, for Kelly, who died April 19, 1971. The story of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch. Adams - Six Guns (R) - #1221.
Price = 150.00 USD


Monday, May 8, 2017

The Rustler Business by Charles B Penrose

 
Author Name    Charles B Penrose 
 
Title   The Rustler Business

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Publisher    Douglas Budget 

Seller ID   018007

Softcover. In near fine condition, very minor soiling of covers. In 1914 Dr. Charles B. Penrose accompanied the invaders as official surgeon. This is his version of the Johnson County War, found in the Wyoming Stock Grower's Association archives. There is also information on Tom Horn. Adams - Six Guns (R) - #1712. Rare.
Price = 150.00 USD

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Virgil Earp: Western Peace Officer by Donald Chaput

 
Author Name    Chaput, Donald 
 
Title   Virgil Earp: Western Peace Officer

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Publisher   Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A. Affiliated Writers of Amer 1994

ISBN Number    187991509X / 9781879915091 

Seller ID   017953

Hardcover. In near fine condition, DJ has some sun lightening on the spine, in mylar cover now. The story of Virgil Earp's 25 year law enforcement career.
Price = 25.00 USD

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Cowboy Capital of the World: The Saga of Dodge City by Samuel Carter

 
Author Name    Carter, Samuel 
 
Title   Cowboy Capital of the World: The Saga of Dodge City

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York, New York, U.S.A. Doubleday 1973

ISBN Number    0385051921 / 9780385051927 

Seller ID   017975

Hardcover. In very good condition, minor foxing outside page edges. DJ has minor chipping and creasing, spine lightly sunned, in mylar cover. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Big Nose Kate - the truth behind the legend.
OLD  WEST  WESTERN  HISTORY  

Price = 40.00 USD

Friday, May 5, 2017

Under Cover for Wells Fargo: The Unvarnished Recollections of Fred Dodge by Carolyn Lake

 
Author Name    Carolyn Lake 
 
Title   Under Cover for Wells Fargo The Unvarnished Recollections of Fred Dodge

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Houghton Mifflin 1969

Seller ID   017974

Hardcover. In very good condition, minor corner bumping, slight slant to spine, previous owner markings on front endpaper and half-title page, some minor soiling to outside page edges. DJ has some minor chipping and creasing, now in mylar cover. Stated first printing. Fred Dodge was an under-cover detective for the Wells Fargo freight/stage line, spending early years in Tombstone, Arizona, where he knew and was a friend of Wyatt Earp and his brothers. Adams - Six Guns (R) - #2484.
Price = 50.00 USD

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Six Racy Madams of Colorado by Caroline Bancroft

 
Author Name    Caroline Bancroft 
 
Title   Six Racy Madams of Colorado

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Johnson Publishing 1975

Seller ID   018001

Softcover. Fifth edition. In very good condition, light cover soiling. Jennie Rogers, Mattie Silks, Laura Evans, Lillian Powers, Pearl de Vere, Cock-Eyed Liz.
Price = 12.00 USD

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tom Horn: Blood on the Moon Dark History of the Murderous Cattle Detective by Chip Carlson

 
Author Name    Carlson, Chip 
 
Title   Tom Horn: Blood on the Moon Dark History of the Murderous Cattle Detective

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   As New

Type   Book

Publisher   Glendo, Wyoming, U.S.A. High Plains Pr 2001

ISBN Number    0931271592 / 9780931271595

Seller ID   017958

Trade paperback. As new. Tom Horn was a notorious cattle detective. Did Tom Horn kill Willie Nickell? He was a death sentence to rustlers and the devil incarnate to homesteaders in late nineteenth century Wyoming.
FRONTIER  PIONEER  LIFE  HORN  TOM  

Price = 25.00 USD

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Outlaws of the Old West by Carl W Breihan

 
Author Name    Carl W Breihan
 
Title   Outlaws of the Old West

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Bonanza 1957

Seller ID   017902

Hardcover. In very good condition, top of spine bumped, small paper stain at top of front endpaper. DJ is good, has light foxing on front and back, in mylar protector now. Jesse James, the Younger brothers, Billy the Kid, Sam Bass, the Daltons, and more. Author researched old newspaper files, city records and local museums to write this book.
Price = 25.00 USD

Monday, May 1, 2017

Montana's Righteous Hangmen: The Vigilantes in Action by Llewellyn Link Callaway

 
Author Name    Callaway, Llewellyn Link 
 
Title   Montana's Righteous Hangmen: The Vigilantes in Action

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Univ of Oklahoma Pr 1982

ISBN Number    0806117281 / 9780806117287 

Seller ID   019778

Hardcover. Near fine condition, with a good DJ, has light soiling and a tear at the top of the spine. On the day Joseph A. Slade was hanged by the Montana Vigilantes, he carried the severed ears of one of his victims in his pocket. But he is also credited with efficiently organizing and managing the Overland state route and clearing its way of desperadoes.
SLADE  JOSEPH  ALFRED  1829  1864  

Price = 25.00 USD

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Vigilante by William E Burrows

 
Author Name    Burrows, William E. 
 
Title   Vigilante!

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1976

ISBN Number    0151936552 / 9780151936557 

Seller ID   017886

Hardcover. In very good condition, with a good DJ, has a small tear, small soil mark on back and some leftover glue from tag on front, now in mylar. Stated first edition. The stories of Americans - then and now - guarding each other!
Price = 20.00 USD

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Robbers Rogues and Ruffians: True Tales of the Wild West by Howard Bryan


Author Name    Bryan, Howard 
 
Title   Robbers Rogues and Ruffians: True Tales of the Wild West

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. Clear Light Pub 1992

ISBN Number    0940666235 / 9780940666238 

Inscription   Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID   017955

Trade paperback. In very good condition, cover has light edgewear. Signed by author on half-title page. Appears to be tales of New Mexican bandits of various sorts, including one female. Short stories that will amaze and amuse you as follow the infamous escapades in the Old West.
Price = 20.00 USD

Friday, April 28, 2017

Badge and Buckshot: Lawlessness in Old California by John Boessenecker

 
Author Name    Boessenecker, John 
 
Title   Badge and Buckshot: Lawlessness in Old California

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Univ of Oklahoma Pr 1988

ISBN Number    0806120975 / 9780806120973 

Seller ID   017898

Hardcover. In near fine condition. Some of the characters mentioned in this book are: Ben Thorn, John C Boggs, Tom Bell, Rattlesnake Dick, Ben and Dudly Johnson, the Tulare Twins, Kid Thompson, Steve Venard, Bill Miner.
Price = 40.00 USD

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost by Pearl Baker

 
Author Name    Baker, Pearl 
 
Title   The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Publisher    Abelard-Schuman 1971

ISBN Number    0200717820 / 9780200717823

Seller ID   017909

Hardcover. In near fine condition, front endpapers lightly toned from lain-in newspaper clipping. DJ is very good and covered in mylar. Includes a newspaper advertisement dated Jan. 1, 1972, for this book. Pearl Baker's family's ranch included Robbers Roost and she heard many of the legends and knew many people who remembered the outlaws. Additional research resulted in this book. Adams - Six Guns (R) - #121.
Price = 35.00 USD