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"It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own": A History of the American West.

By: WHITE, Richard.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Norman and London:, University of Oklahoma Press, (1991)., 1991


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xix, 644 pp. Illustrations, maps, 18 tables, index. Light blue paper boards, red stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Near fine. ISBN: 0806123664 First Edition. View more info

A Description of the Kingdom of New Spain, 1774. Translated and edited by Seán Galvin.

By: O'CROULEY, Pedro Alonso.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: [San Francisco]:, John Howell—Books, 1972., 1972


4to. xviii, 148 pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, 2 maps (one folding, loose in pocket at rear of book), bibliography, index. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, dust-jacket; small front jacket tear. Near fine in very good jacket +. Translation of the O'Crouley's original Idea compendiosa del Reyno de Nueva España, housed in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. O'Crouley's family emigrated to Spain from Ireland in the 18th century to escape English rule. As both the Irish and Span... View more info

Exploring the West.

By: VIOLA, Herman J.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, Smithsonian Books, (1987)., 1987


FIRST EDITION. 4to. 256 pp. Profusely illustrated (many images in color), index. Brown cloth, copper stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Fine. ISBN: 0810908891 First Edition. View more info

Masalpina in California.

By: [MASALPINA, Alejandro (1754-1810)] David CUTTER.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: [San Francisco]:, John Howell—Books, 1960., 1960


4to. viii, 96 pp. Frontispiece map, 18 plates, 2 folding tables, index. Gilt-stamped beige cloth, front cover pictorial. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy of San Francisco. Masalpina "was an Italian nobleman who spent most of his life as a Spanish naval officer and explorer. Under a Spanish royal commission, he undertook a voyage around the world from 1786 to 1788, then, from 1789 to 1794, a scientific expedition (the Masal... View more info

Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Under the Direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A. A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, in Charge. By order of the Secretary of War. [with]: Hydrographic Report. [with]: Geological Report. [with]: Botany. [with]: Zoology. [with]: Appendices.

By: IVES, Joseph C.

Price: $1,400.00

Publisher: Washington:, Government Printing Office, 1861, 1860., 1861


5 parts in 1 (with each section heading) volume. Senate issue: 36th Congress, 1st Session. 4to. 131, 14, 154, 30, 6, [2], 31, [1] pp. Beautifully enriched with fine illustrations: 2 large folding lithographed maps "Rio Colorado of the West", 8 fine folding panoramic views, 8 chromolithographic plates [facing pages 31, 44, 54, 66, 94, 120, 121, 128], and 17 lithographed plates of views (including frontispiece and 3 fossil plates) from sketches by Baldwin Mollhause... View more info

Sword and Pen; or, Ventures and Adventures of Colonel Willard Glazier, (Soldier, Author and Explorer), in War and Peace, Including stories of his childhood and student-life; success as a teacher …

By: [GLAZIER, Colonel Willard] OWENS, John Algernon.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Franklin Book Co, 1900., 1900

Inscription: Signed


Three hundredth edition. 8vo. xxi, [1], 23-640 pp. Profusely illustrated; both hinges undone, endleaves loose. Original decorative blind and black stamped brown cloth; extremities worn. Ink inscribed on front and rear free endpaper "Parker Atwood, 352 Howard Ave.- New Haven Conn., From papa 1905" and rubber ink stamped with same name and address in several places, including bottom fore-edge. As is. This Franklin Book Co. issue is scarce. [Complete title: Sword a... View more info

The Art of the Old West. From the collection of the Gilcrease Institute.

By: ROSSI, Paul A. & David C. HUNT.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf, 1971., 1971

Inscription: Signed


Folio. 335 pp. Beautiful illustrations (1 folding), bibliography. Full calf, gilt-stamped spine, stamped front cover buffalo pictorial, illustrated paper-backed board publisher's slipcase; spine ends rubbed, slipcase corners rubbed with spine ends slightly torn. SIGNED by both authors in ink at limitation page. Near fine in very good case. LIMITED FIRST EDITION—280 of 450 copies. First Edition. View more info

The Young John Muir: An Environmental Biography.

By: HOLMES, Steven J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: (Madison):, University of Wisconsin Press, (1999)., 1999


First printing. 8vo. xv, 309 pp. Frontis., illustrations, index. Burgundy cloth, white stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0299161501 First Edition. View more info