Published by [Washington, 1854
7pp. Self-wrappers. Good. A speech against the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which was passed the same month. LAMAR, pp.611-12.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM6210
Published by Iola, Ks, 1920
647pp. Frontis. Illus. Gilt cloth. Spine lightly sunned. Very good. An important work for the history of ranching in Kansas. ADAMS HERD 1310.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM4952
Published by [Kansas City, 1950
116pp. plus plates. Frontis. Illus. Gilt decorated cloth. Fine. An exact facsimile reprint of the Spalding, one of the first and rarest works on Kansas City. HOWES S805. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 153 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM19340
Published by The Lakeside Press R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., Chicago, 1938
,xliv,480pp., including frontispiece portrait. 12mo. Original dark red cloth, spine gilt, front board gilt-ruled with gilt-stamped publisher's logo center, t.e.g. Spine slightly faded and stained. Ex-library copy with torn bookplate of Dartmouth College Library, shelving label, and deaccession stamps on front pastedown. Interior is otherwise clean and unmarked. Overall very good. Lakeside Press reprint of buffalo hunter John Cook's narrative, first published in 1907, with introduction by historian Milo Quaife. This is number thirty-six in the Lakeside Classics series. Cook was born in Ohio in 1844, and fought for the Union in Kansas and Missouri during the Civil War. Cook penned this narrative somewhat later in life, partially as a defense of the buffalo hunters whose role in that animal's near-extinction had earned them public scorn. Cook also relays a story about the ultimate fate of the Bloody Benders of Kansas, who he claims were followed and killed by a group of men as they attempted to escape - a story Adams notes he has not heard in any other source. This edition does not include the twenty-two page addendum "Miscellaneous Stories of Buffalo Land" which accompanied the original. HOWES C730. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 487 (note). GRAFF 864 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56944
Published by Topeka, 1958
90pp. plus plates. Original green stiff wrappers. Spine and top edge gently sunned. Near fine.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27631
Published by North Point, Inc., [St. Louis, 1970
20pp. Printed wrappers. Near fine. From an edition limited to 250 copies. A reprint of the 1893 original. "The work is quite general, with useful statistics for the period 1845-60" - Rittenhouse. RITTENHOUSE 252. GRAFF 1647. RADER 1675. SAUNDERS 2926. (all for the original ed.).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28688
Published by Cedar Rapids, Ia, 1941
58pp. Portrait. Original paper boards, printed paper label to front board. Near fine, in original (chipped) glassine wrapper. Extracts from the Kansas journal of Miriam Davis Colt. Privately printed for the friends of the Torch Press.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40462
Published by Buell & Blanchard, Washington, D.C., 1860
32pp. Printed self-wrappers. Very minor foxing. Near fine. Untrimmed and unopened. A widely distributed and influential speech by the outspoken Senator Sumner, in which he "set forth his indictment of slavery in its social, moral, and economic as well as political aspects" (DAB). One of several 1860 editions of Sumner's important speech. SABIN 93643. DAB XVIII, p.211.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40134
Published by [Fort Riley, Ks.], 1926
339pp. Illus. 2 folding maps. Original cloth. Very good. History of Fort Riley, Kansas, by a cavalry captain stationed there. Many photographic illustrations of buildings, military barracks, store houses, and soldiers. Folding map of Kansas and large detailed map of military installation at Fort Riley.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM24566
Published by Ft. Scott, Ks, 1900
145pp. Pictorial gilt-stamped cloth. Spine sunned, else very good, with compliments slip tipped in. The author arrived in Fort Scott in 1858, and his memoir covers the period through 1870, with a plug for his hotel at the rear of the book. This edition is vastly expanded over the pamphlet of the previous year. HOWES G240.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM4240
Published by New York, 1914
32pp. Narrow quarto. Stiff plain wrappers. Light offsetting to p., closed tear (repaired) in last leaf, else near fine. Reprinted from the Moravian Church Miscellaney of 1851-52. Detailed journalistic account of the trip to and visit with the Pawnees by these two missionaries, with descriptions of the Indians' life and labor.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM2287
Published by Johnson Publishing Company, Boulder, Co., 1966
,188pp. Frontispiece and several in text illustrations. Quarto. Cloth. Fine in torn and tattered glassine dust jacket. From an edition of 400 copies signed and numbered by the author.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25689
Published by [New York, 1856
15,pp. Self-wrappers. Stitched as issued. Clean. Very good. Strongly pro-northern statement on the Kansas question, issued by Horace Greeley. The map on the final page shows the United States divided into slave and free states.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46524
Published by [Olanthe], 1913
100pp. plus illustrations and photographs. Titlepage photograph. Original printed boards. Slightly rubbed, spine reinforced with buckram. Even browning. Good. A history of Kansas' settlement, filled with personal pioneer tails. An installment in Green's Historical Series. EBERSTADT 105:163. RITTENHOUSE 251.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31217
Published by Chicago, 1930
169pp. Portrait. Original cloth, spine gilt. Near fine, unopened. One of 650 copies printed at the Eyncourt Press. Indispensable Kansana.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM39478
Published by [Kansas City?], 1910
103pp. Portrait frontispiece plus plates. Original cloth. Very good. Memoirs of a man who got "Kansas fever" in the late 1860s, eventually becoming a prosperous farmer and merchant based in Ft. Scott.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM22977
Published by Bent County Democrat, Las Animas, 1960
,88,pp. including twenty-one illustrations. Original printed wrappers. Spine and top edge of back wrap slightly sunned, corners slightly curled. Very good. A history of the early settlers of the upper Arkansas valley. Many portrait photographs.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27774
Published by Topeka, Ks, 1871
287,pp. Frontis. Original gilt cloth. Rubbed. Good. Lacks the folding map. The text is an enticement to prospective settlers and describes all aspects of the state.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM14819
Published by Urbana, Il, 1988
xiv,,632pp. including map. Quarto. Cloth, gilt title on front board, spine gilt. Fine. Two thousand eighty-two entries describing manuscripts and books regarding overland travel in the American West in the 19th century. The entries are arranged chronologically, and give the name of the emigrant, the route followed, highlights of the content, and Mattes' own comments as to value of the work (including a "star" system ascribing a historical and literary value). A very useful bibliographical reference, of value to the historian, the collector, and the bookseller.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM29652
Published by [Washington], 1892
pp. Quarto sheet, printed on both sides. Several small, closed tears in margin, not affecting text. Edgeworn. Good only. A slip bill preliminary printing. Under this bill Indian tribes from New York that had been relocated to Kansas under an 1838 treaty would relinquish their claims on land, in return for a payment of $1,971,295.92. The bill was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31188
Published by Haskell Printing Company, [Np, but possibly Atchinson, Ks., 1886
238pp. Original green pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Minute stain on spine. Internally clean. Near fine. A missionary history of Kansas. OCLC 3784453.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31560
Published by Wichita, Ks, 1908
59pp. Original stiff pictorial wrappers. A bit dust soiled. Else very good. A compilation of thoughts and interpretations of Kansas pioneer days, observations on society, the Santa Fe Trail, and assorted reveries on the Great Plains. With contributions by seventeen Kansas writers. Issued by the Woman's Kansas Day Club.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM20179
Published by New York, 1856
400pp. Portrait frontispiece plus 8pp. advertisements. Modern cloth, leather label. Occasional fox mark. Else quite clean internally. Very good. "Brewerton was a correspondent of the NEW YORK HERALD. The book contains his letters to the newspaper. He was in Kansas Territory from December 1855 to January 1856. He was not a partisan, and his book is valuable because he recorded both Free-State and Pro- slavery versions of what was happening in Kansas Territory" - Dary. Brewerton was in California during the Mexican-American War and in 1848 he travelled east from Los Angeles to Taos over the Old Spanish Trail with Carson, later going farther east on the Santa Fe Trail. DARY, KANZANA 19. SABIN 7765.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM24389
Published by Topeka, 1907
352pp. Illus. Pictorial cloth. Hinges a touch weak, bookplates on front and rear pastedowns. About very good. Much on border warfare between Missouri and Kansas, the Benders of Kansas, and especially the large scale slaughter of the American buffalo. HOWES C730. GRAFF 864. RITTENHOUSE 128. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 487. RADER 909. DOBIE, p.159.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM1142
Published by Walker, Wise, & Co, Boston, 1859
24;14pp. Original printed front wrapper. Wrapper nearly detached, spine worn. Minute tanning, contemporary ownership signature on wrapper. Good. Two stirring sermons in support of John Brown's actions at Harper's Ferry. Quite scarce. SABIN 12396.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM32340
Published by New York, 1844
207pp. Original printed wrappers. Moderate chipping at edges, trace of foxing, else very good. First American edition. Although a fictionalized romance, the scenes and episodes of this novel are based on the author's experiences in the West in 1835, a trip which resulted in his TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA. A quintessential British romantic view of the West. WAGNER-CAMP 112:1. GRAFF 2939. SABIN 51489.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18690
Published by New York, 1898
xxiv,183pp. plus leaf of advertisements. Folding facsimile frontis. Original cloth. Bookplate on front pastedown. Very good. From an edition limited to 950 copies. Fowler was the first American to travel through much of the territory traversed. Edited by Elliott Coues. HOWES F298. RITTENHOUSE 224.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7787
Published by Philadelphia, 1867
95pp. Dbd. Titlepage detached, lower left corner torn away, affecting imprint. Final leaf chipped, worn, and lightly dampstained. Fair. ".The record of a journey made by a party of gentlemen from Philadelphia to Kansas and back, during the month of November, 1866.to examine the condition of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division." - Preface. HOWES L246. RAILWAY ECONOMICS, p.298. SABIN 39964. GRAFF 2453.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47516
Published by Thayer and Eldridge, Boston, 1860
118pp. Lithographic portrait, with tissue guard intact. Original printed wrappers with advertisements on verso of front wrapper and both sides of rear wrapper. Inconspicuous chipping to wrapper at spine and corners, else very good. A widely distributed and influential speech by the outspoken Senator Sumner, in which he "set forth his indictment of slavery in its social, moral, and economic as well as political aspects" (DAB). Of the several 1860 editions, the present volume is the most deluxe and is given priority by Sabin. "Of this speech it would be impertinent to speak in praise; for the whole country has already rendered its opinion of it. It is henceforth a classic. This edition is printed on fine paper, with large, clear type, and contains a splendid lithographic likeness of the orator, which is pronounced by his friends to be the only true portrait extant of him as he appears to-day, and is of itself worth the price of the book" - publisher's advertisement on rear wrapper. SABIN 93643. DAB XVIII, p.211.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35429
Published by The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, Ca., 1953
343pp. including illustrations. Frontispiece map. Red cloth, gilt, t.e.g. Spine lightly faded. Bookplate on front pastedown. Near fine. "A most interesting book of reminiscences" - Adams SIX-GUNS. Covers Nelson's experiences ranching and herding cattle in the Southwest and West, and freighting on the Chisholm Trail, including some encounters with Indians. "His reminiscences record an interesting and detailed first hand account of cowboy life in the area" - Reese. The fourth volume in the "Western Frontiersmen" series. CLARK & BRUNET 164. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 577. REESE, SIX SCORE 30. ADAMS HERD 670.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM44106A