Published by The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, Ca., 1973
299pp. including illustrations. Frontis. Brown cloth, gilt. Fine. In dust jacket. Walter Stanley Campbell (a.k.a. Stanley Vestal) was the first Rhodes Scholar from Oklahoma, and taught writing at the University of Oklahoma for forty-three years. Includes a bibliography of Vestal's writings. CLARK & BRUNET 246.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28613
Published by Washington, 1957
70pp. Frontis. Illus. Quarto. Pictorial wrappers. Wraps bit dust soiled, ex.-lib with stamps. Good plus. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Library of Congress. A useful reference.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM2941
Published by Norman, 1968
xiv,96pp. including illustrations and a map. Cloth. Top edge of text speckled. Near fine. In price-clipped dust jacket. Prints for the first time the account by the young Swiss aristocrat, Pourtales, who travelled with Washington Irving and others down the Mississippi and into the Indian Territory in Oklahoma in 1832. Edited by George F. Spaulding.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM33734
Published by Oklahoma City, 1932
308pp. Frontis. Photos. Cloth. Fine. In chipped dust jacket. A biography of the Oklahoma governor.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM4349
Published by Girard, Ks, 1946
32pp. Printed wrappers. Text tanned as usual, front wrap sunned with closed tear, else very good. E. Haldeman-Julius' "Notes and Comments" appears on pages 28-32.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9425
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 Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1950
xx,386pp. including numerous illustrations. Original pictorial brown cloth. Near fine. In slightly worn dust jacket. Later edition. Dobie's great work on the preeminent folk symbol of the prairies. ADAMS HERD 703.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM30081
Published by Oklahoma City, 1926
138pp. Pictorial wrappers. Near fine. By the wife of the famed law officer, William Tilghman. Devoted mainly to Indian Territory baddies. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 2212.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM4749
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1936
iii-xxiv,,499,pp. Frontis. Original patterned paper-covered boards in worn jacket. Very good. A thorough list of early Oklahoma imprints from the wife of noted Native American scholar Grant Foreman.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27848
Published by [Tulsa, Ok, 1937
40pp. Illus. Stiff printed wrappers. Minor dust-soiling to covers. Very good. A scarce account of Oklahoma outlaws and Indian fighting throughout the 1890s, by an early Indian Territory law man. Describes the Crazy Snake rebellion, the notorious Buck gang of Okmulgee and the lynching of two Indians south of Sasakwa ("The only lynching of Indians that I know of in the history of the Indian Territory"). "Has much material on Oklahoma outlaws, such as the Daltons, Bill Doolin, Al Jennings, the Buck gang, Ned Christie, and others, as well as an account of the Ingalls fight" - Adams. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 1200.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53181
Published by Girard, Ks, 1943
pp.-24. Stiff printed wrappers. Creased, paper brittle. A good copy of this fragile pamphlet. This copy is inscribed on the front wrapper: "For George 'Two-Guns' Milburn, who was once at Broken Arrow, William Yancey Shackleford." "The author makes an effort to clear up some points about Belle Starr's life" - Adams. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 1980.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17774
Published by Washington, 1898
76pp. Illus. Large folding map. Original printed wrappers. Small tears at spine, titlepage torn, else very good. Extensive report on the prospects and resources of the state, with many statistics and much information.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM2312
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
Published by Ardmore, Ok, 1907
195pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, black and red gilt morocco labels. Rubbed, spine worn, contemporary ownership signature on front pastedown. Good. An early printing of the state constitution, which was ratified the same year the present work was published.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13808
Published by Philadelphia, 1859
283pp. plus two plates. Frontis. 12mo. Original blindstamped cloth, gilt pictorial spine. Some soiling on titlepage, else a tight, very good copy. The author travelled in the Indian Territory as a missionary in 1858-59, and gives a good account of life among the Creeks, with visits to several other tribes. HOWES L461, "aa." FIELD 1358. SABIN 77463. DECKER 36:209.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM24242
Published by Paine Printing Company, Ardmore, 1924
,xii,115pp. plus two portrait plates. Original printed wrappers bound into three- quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. A scarce work containing essays about two preeminent Indian figures, Pocahontas and Pushmataha. The author was a teacher, lawyer, and politician who served in the state legislature, then as U.S. Congressman, and later governor of Oklahoma. Also includes an Appendix with the transcript of Pushmataha's speech during his debate with Tecumseh, and short personal sketches of various Indian chiefs.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50303
Published by [Pawhuska, 1906
144pp. Lacks wrappers. Good. Confusion exists concerning this very scarce Oklahoma book. Only a very few copies were initially distributed because the author, who was also the publisher, went bankrupt shortly after publication. We are told that a remainder of this item was found by a Kansas City bookseller in the 1940s, lacking wrappers, and that he had blue and pink wrappers made. This pamphlet contains much information on the Osage in Oklahoma and the history of the northeastern part of the state. STREETER SALE 606. GRAFF 1079. HOWES D321.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM1176
Published by [Washington, 1892
5,17pp., each docketed in print on final, blank leaf. Self-wrappers. Upper corner chewed, with some loss of text. Spine perished, leaves loose. Tanned and stained. A readable copy. Slip bill printings of legislation under consideration. The first bill expands the legal jurisdiction of the United States courts into the Indian Territory in Oklahoma. The second bill spells out the legislative procedure for bringing Oklahoma into the Union as a state, and deals with representation, taxes, internal improvements, and other issues. Oklahoma would not gain statehood until 1907, although the Dawes Commission began its reorganizational work contemporaneous to this legislation.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31246
Published by Indian Citizen Print, Atoka, Indian Territory [Oklahoma], 1890
22pp. Original printed yellow wrappers. Two holes punched through near spine, not affecting text. Front wrapper lightly stained. Institutional ink stamp ("withdrawn") on verso of titlepage. Very good. A scarce Indian Territory imprint, describing the meeting of the Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention held October 23-26, 1890, at the Atoka Baptist Church. This report records its minutes, committees, the expenditures of the mission, and describes its religious and educational work. OCLC locates only a single copy, at Yale. GILCREASE HARGRETT, p.224. OCLC 54236757.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM43960
Published by [Scotland?], 1911
Folio or quarto broadsides. Some old folds. Very good to near fine. The Hansford Land and Cattle Company was a ranching operation centered in Texas and the Indian Territory, but directed and financed by Scottish capital, with headquarters in Dundee, Scotland. This collection includes an 1884 resolution allowing for the borrowing of funds; three documents dated 1908, and two 1911, tracing the liquidation of the Company, which concluded in 1914.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM8188
Published by Chieftain Print, Vinita, Indian Territory, 1891
8pp. in Cherokee (titlepage in Cherokee and English). Printed self-wrappers. Paper toned and brittle with minor tear at inner margin, else very good. Scarce Cherokee language imprint from Vinita, where printing began in 1875. The author, Rev. John Edwards, a descendant of Jonathan Edwards, was a Presbyterian missionary to the Choctaw and superintendent of the Wheelock Academy during the early 1860s and mid-1880s. Amory Nelson Chamberlin was an important missionary to the Cherokee and translator and printer of numerous religious pamphlets and hymnbooks in the Cherokee language. AYER INDIAN LINGUISTICS (CHEROKEE) 48. BISHINIK, January 1979, pp.8-9. CHRONICLES OF OKLAHOMA, Vol. 11, p.1026; Vol. 12, p.101.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM36833
Published by Oklahoma Committee to Defend Political Prisoners, Oklahoma City, 1941
23,pp. Original pictorial self-wrappers, stapled. Slight wear. Old dampstain in lower outer corner throughout. Very good. A stinging attack on right-wing intimidation, violence, and political prosecutions in Oklahoma on the eve of American entry into World War II. Friesen describes prosecutions brought against Oklahomans because of the books they read, heightened Ku Klux Klan activities, the burning of books and attacks on bookstores, and more. Author Gordon Friesen's name is misspelled "Friessen" on the front wrapper, and in the short biographical note about him on the inner front wrapper. Friesen, a novelist and publisher, is best known for his influential folk music journal, BROADSIDE, published with his wife, Agnes Cunningham, and for his novel, FLAMETHROWERS, which was informed by his own Mennonite upbringing in Oklahoma. Uncommon in the trade.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56413
Published by Published by L. Swormstedt & A. Poe, Cincinnati, 1860
314pp. Publisher's black blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. Moderate rubbing and shelf wear, corners bumped, rear joint partially exposed but still strong, spine ends lightly chipped. Bookseller's stamp on front free endpaper. Titlepage and a few other pages slightly soiled. Very good. A detailed account of life among the Choctaw people by Methodist minister Henry C. Benson (1815-97). Benson was sent as a missionary to the Choctaw in 1843, but due to the Methodist Church's split over slavery, he returned to the north in 1845. In the preface, he writes that in 1858, he found himself snowed in at home in Placerville, California, and turned to his "notes and sketches which had been written in the south- west.and he lived over the years of his early ministry in the Indian country," producing this book. He explains that he hopes to awaken new zeal for Indian missions, but more importantly to educate readers about the tribes he encountered: "The Indian tribes of the south-west are the largest and most hopeful on the continent; and yet not a single volume has been written, setting forth their history, their state of advancement in religion and the arts of civilized life, or of their future prospects." "This is evidently a veritable relation of personal experience during three years' service as teacher and missionary among the Choctaws; and is the work of a man of sense, who does not fill his pages with the emotional religious exercises of his converts, but narrates the every-day story of incidents and character, grave or ludicrous, which presented themselves" - Field. HOWES B360a, "aa." FIELD 113. GRAFF 265. GILCREASE, p.116. RADER 342. SABIN 4750.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55223
Published by New York, 1928
296pp. including plates. Frontis. Cloth. Stain on front cover affecting four letters of title, else very good, without the dust jacket. A presentation copy from Collins to Hamlin Garland, who provides an introduction, with the inscription on the verso of the frontispiece: "To piva maa Hamlin Garland with compliments of Hubert E. Collins." Hamlin Garland states in his forward: "My own connection with his work has been that of instigator. Perceiving the value of his material I repeatedly urged him to proceed, and I am writing this brief introduction to his book because I know the scene and some of the characters with which he deals. As a farmer in Oklahoma.I knew the Washitay Country very well. I knew the Cheyennes and Arapahoes, who were my neighbors in Seger's Colony." The books is a history of the Red Fork Ranch of Oklahoma, just across the Red River from Texas. A prime association copy. HOWES C592. ADAMS HERD 506. GRAFF 808.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM1135
Published by New York, 1884
,227pp. Frontis. Later gilt buckram. Ex-lib. with rubberstamps. A good, sound copy. The author read Samuel N. Townsend's letters from the West and decided to head ranchward. From 1877 to 1884 he lived on ranches and travelled in western Kansas, eastern Colorado and northern Texas. Aldridge was a partner of Benjamin S. Miller, who also wrote a work recounting his experiences with cattle. ADAMS HERD 23. GRAFF 30. HOWES A110. MERRILL ARISTOCRAT.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM11681
Published by [Tulsa, 1930
92pp. Original pictorial cloth. Front hinge shaken, but not cracked. Lower corners somewhat worn. Else just about very good. Ownership inscription dated 1930 on front pastedown. Describes ranching in northeast Oklahoma from the opening of the Territory until the 1920's, including material on Oklahoma outlaws. One of the rarest of ranching histories, as all were ruined by oil, according to the author. Howes mistakenly lists this book under "Stanbery." HOWES S871, "aa." ADAMS HERD 2146. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 2125.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27460
Published by Mission Press. Edwin Archer, printer, Park Hill, 1850
120pp. Lacks pp.17-18, 47-48. 12mo. Dbd. Light to moderate foxing and soiling. Several signatures loose. Fair. The fifth edition of this Park Hill imprint, printed entirely in Cherokee except for part of the title, which is in English; this work uses Sequoyah's syllabary (generally called the "Cherokee alphabet"). The translators were Samuel Austin Worcester and Elias Boudinot. As a young man living with his parents in New England, Worcester had met and become friends with Buck Oowatie, a Cherokee whose name among Anglos was Elias Boudinot. Worcester studied for the ministry and after he had been ordained, he requested a post among the Cherokee. Once there, he set to introducing printing, newspapers, and expanded literacy using Sequoyah's syllabary. One of only 5,000 copies printed. HARGRETT, OKLAHOMA 145. PILLING, IROQUOIAN, p.172. PILLING, PROOF SHEETS 4224. AYER, INDIAN LINGUISTICS (CHEROKEE) 7.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41217
Published by Muskogee, Indian Territory, 1893
243pp. Quarter morocco and marbled boards, leather label. Ink library stamp to titlepage and first leaf of text, light tanning. Very good. A collection of important laws of the Creek nation, compiled and codified by Arthur P. McKellop, a Creek Indian. McKellop was born in the Indian Territory in 1858. He later attended Wooster University in Ohio and "afterwards served his nation in many important posts, not the least being his compilation and codification of the Creek laws." This is the most important Creek tribal compilation of the late 19th century. EBERSTADT 113:364. FOREMAN, pp.44-45. HARGRETT, CONSTITUTIONS AND LAWS OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN 182.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM2851A
Published by American Bible Society, New York, 1875
73pp. 12mo. Contemporary three-quarter sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt lettered, t.e.g. Front hinge cracked, light edge wear, corners and spine ends worn. Shelf label at spine foot, Ayer gift bookplate on front pastedown, institutional ink stamps on titlepage and second leaf. Front endpapers detaching. Some tanning. Good. A scarce translation of the Gospel of John into Muskogee, published by the American Bible Society. This is the second edition of the work translated by the Reverend W.S. Robertson and his wife. This copy was given by Edward Ayer to the Chicago Historical Society in 1901, and was subsequently released as a duplicate. AYER, INDIUAN LINGUISTICS (MUSKOKI) 12. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2335.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52978
Published by American Bible Society, New York, 1876
32pp. 12mo. Contemporary three-quarter sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt lettered, t.e.g. Front hinge cracked, spine and edges worn, boards scuffed. Remnants of shelf label at spine foot, Ayer gift bookplate on front pastedown, institutional ink stamps on titlepage and second leaf. Front endpapers detaching. Light tanning. Good. A scarce translation of three New Testament epistles, published by the American Bible Society. This is the first edition of the work translated by principally by Ann Eliza Worcester Robertson. This copy was given by Edward Ayer to the Chicago Historical Society in 1901, and was subsequently released as a duplicate. AYER, INDIAN LINGUISTICS (MUSKOKI) 18. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3322.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52979