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  • Frink, Maurice

    Published by Denver, 1954

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    243pp. Plates. Maps. Facsimiles. Cloth. Very good in dust jacket. One of the series of histories of the association which has appeared over the years, including, of course, material on the Johnson County War. ADAMS HERD 852. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 776.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM4941

  • Hooker, William Francis

    Published by Chicago, 1918

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    156pp. Frontis. Gilt pictorial cloth. Corners lightly rubbed, one lightly abraded. Presentation inscription from the author on front flyleaf. Internally clean. Very good. The biography of an ox team driver and freighter in Wyoming in the early days.

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  • Johnson County War]

    Published by Evanston, 1955

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    8pp. in printed folder. Quarto. Pictorial wrappers. Very good. Reprint of the only surviving copy of this blast against the large stock interests in the Johnson County War, originally issued in Buffalo, Wyoming on April 24, 1892. Of the greatest interest for the history of the war. ADAMS HERD 1175.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM4759

  • Penrose, Charles B.

    Published by The Douglas Budget, Douglas, Wy., 1959

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    56pp. Pictorial wrappers. Near fine. Charles Penrose was the official surgeon accompanying the cattlemen who invaded Johnson County, Wyoming in 1892 to track down rustlers. His account was originally written in 1914, but published here for the first time. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 1712 ("Rare").

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  • Spring, Agnes Wright

    Published by The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, 1944

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    531pp., plus portrait and illustrations. Original red cloth, gilt spine title, t.e.g. Near fine. A limited edition by the Arthur Clark Co., with card signed by Deming tipped in; only 250 copies were available for sale. Deming was the editor and publisher of the Wyoming State Tribune in the early 20th century. He was also active in national and state affairs and was a proponent of the Good Roads movement. CLARK & BRUNET 268. ADAMS HERD 2139. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 2086.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM4996

  • Deming, William Chapin]

    Published by Glendale, 1946

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    Two volumes. Frontispiece in each volume. Large octavo. Cloth. Near fine. A limited edition published by the Arthur Clark Co., with printed compliments card signed by Deming laid in. Deming was a famous newspaper man in Wyoming in the early 20th century. Unlike Spring's biography of Deming, this is quite a rare Arthur Clark Co. title.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM14657

  • Powder River Cattle Co.]

    Published by [Np, 1888

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    4pp. Quarto, folded to docket size. About fine. An angry statement from Moreton Frewen, mainly concerning the management's plan to liquidate the company stock in Alberta, a further move in stripping Frewen of his authority and position.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM5178

  • Wyoming]: Mead, Elwood

    Published by Cheyenne, 1890

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    [4],100pp. plus folding table. Original printed wrappers. Trifle dust soiled, head of spine bit frayed. A very good copy. A fairly early Wyoming imprint, including a description of agricultural resources and recommendations regarding irrigation, dams, farming, etc. STOPKA, WYOMING TERRITORIAL IMPRINTS 1890.12.

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    273pp. Illus. Pictorial wrappers. Some wear at head and toe of spine. Very good. Inscribed on the titlepage: "Best Wishes Joseph T. Shaw Agnes Wright Spring August 14, 1944." "Excellent history of the cattle industry in Wyoming" - Reese. ADAMS HERD 2141 ("Scarce"). REESE, SIX SCORE 101. HOWES S850.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM16456

  • Hafen, LeRoy R., and Francis Marion Young

    Published by The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, Ca., 1938

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    429pp. including illustrations. Frontis. Blue cloth, t.e.g. Corners and front fore-edge slightly bumped. Very good. Covers the development of Fort Laramie from its establishment as a fur trade post through its days as a military post. CLARK & BRUNET 105. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 888.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM28606

  • Pelzer, Louis

    Published by The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, Ca, 1936

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    351pp., including five plates. Frontis. Original red cloth, spine gilt, t.e.g. Ownership signature on front free endpaper (see below). Near fine. One of the best general histories of cattle- raising on the plains. Contains a complete facsimile reproduction of the 1882 Wyoming Stock Growers Association brand book. The front free endpaper of this copy bears the ownership inscription of Edith Williams Blunk. Blunk was a member of the family who owned the XX Ranch in Sheridan, WY. She eventually became a ranch owner herself, as well as local historian. HOWES P187. ADAMS HERD 1778. CLARK & BRUNET 209. SIX SCORE 87.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM57044

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    Mercer, A.S.: Boots, John Mercer

    Published by [Los Angeles, 1923

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    146,[2]pp. Original blue cloth, front board gilt. Light shelf wear. Bookseller's ticket on front pastedown, ownership inscription dated 1940 on front free endpaper. A few tiny stains along top edge of first few leaves, else clean and unmarked. Very good. The first reprint of Mercer's infamously scarce BANDITTI OF THE PLAINS, "rewritten" by John Mercer Boots. This is one of the most famous books on the cattle industry, growing out of the Johnson County War in Wyoming in 1892, one of the last major upheavals of frontier violence which pitted the large, established members of the Wyoming Stock Growers' Association against the smaller cattlemen and squatters on the range. In the course of the bloody conflict Mercer, editor of the NORTHWESTERN LIVESTOCK GROWER, took the side of the small growers and produced this vitriolic work. The entire issue of the original was impounded by a court due to a libel suit and ordered to be destroyed. A number of copies survived however, and members of the Stock Growers' Association reportedly continued attempts to suppress their continued circulation. Mercer himself was ordered to leave Wyoming after his print shop was burned to the ground. HOWES M522. SIX-SCORE 79 (first ed.). ADAMS HERD 1474. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 1478. SOLIDAY II:1097.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM57035

  • Wyoming]

    Published by [Laramie, Wy., 1904

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    80pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine somewhat chipped and faded. Institutional deaccessioning stamp on front wrapper. Internally clean. Very good. A promotional pamphlet for Albany County, Wyoming, published at the behest of the Laramie Commercial Club, with numerous photographic reproductions of agricultural scenes and products, and architectural images of early 20th-century Laramie. The pamphlet contains much information and copious statistics advertising the cultural, ranching, and agricultural possibilities of the county.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM52315

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    Loocke, Carl H.

    Published by The Chronicle Shop, Custer, S.D., 1935

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    102,[2]pp., including photographic illustrations. Original suede-texture pictorial wrappers. Loocke's name inscribed on front wrapper; Library of Congress duplicate stamp on verso of front wrapper. Text block detached from wrappers. Small tear to upper edge of titlepage, occasional fingerprint stains to pages. Overall, very good. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To you old Scout from The 'Sky Pilot,' [i.e. Carl Loocke] 1935." Dedicated to "the American Boy of red blood and adventure who sees always the beautiful and worthwhile things in life" (p.[5]), this is a warm and folksy introduction to the Black Hills of South Dakota for Boy Scouts and others coming to the region. Carl Loocke promises it all: "ADVENTURE did you say - Indians, cowboys and Gold? Yes we have all of that - just come with me." And he delivers, recounting the history of the Black Hills and Dakota Territory, stories of Indian warriors (noting that American Indians are the "true Americans"), cattle drives, Custer's campaigns, Deadwood and the gold rush, and then more recent developments, such as Mount Rushmore (which was under construction as Loocke was writing) and recent developments in aviation. Loocke had a colorful life himself. Originally from New Jersey, he moved west at seventeen to follow his dream of becoming a cowboy. After time on the ranch, he found a new calling, was ordained to the ministry, and served multiple parishes throughout South Dakota by biplane, earning the moniker "Sky Pilot." He was also a Scoutmaster, historian, and inventor - receiving a patent for an aircraft that merged the maneuverability of a plane with the stable lift of a dirigible; he called it the "Aero-Zep," and casually includes information on it towards the end of the book. This book is scarce, this is the only copy we have seen at auction, and the first time we have handled this title. JENNEWEIN 181.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM55067

  • Mercer, Asa S.

    Published by Hyattville, Wy, 1906

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    115,[1]pp. plus eight plates including frontispiece. 12mo. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers a bit soiled and edgeworn. Front wrapper with an early ink stamp of a Cody, Wyoming realtor, a different ink stamp on the front free endpaper. Very clean and fresh internally. Very good overall. With a tattered printed leaf relating to Cody affixed to the rear wrapper. An interesting and important work by the author of BANDITTI OF THE PLAINS., relating much of value, statistically and anecdotally, about the then-present state of Wyoming, including the cattle industry, the growth of settlement, agriculture, irrigation, oil exploration, hunting and fishing, etc. There are also descriptions of Yellowstone and several small towns in the Big Horn County area, including Basin City, Shell, Cowley, Meeteetse, Bonanza, and more. Scarce in wrappers. HOWES M523, "aa." GRAFF 2751. ADAMS HERD 1475. SMITH 6739.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM47015

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    Wyoming Photographica]

    Published by Salt & Elston, Cheyenne, Wy., 1910

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    Panoramic silver gelatin print, 12 x 50 1/2 inches, with title and publisher written in negative at lower right of image. In a contemporary frame. Minor wear to frame, one thirteen-inch and one two-inch closed tears at right margin of image (image only slightly affected), minor creasing and warping (possibly from framing). Overall very good. A striking panoramic photo of the U.S. Army's 11th Infantry Regiment on maneuvers in the Fort D.A. Russell Target and Maneuver Reserve near Pole Mountain, Wyoming. The photo is taken from the summit of Pole Mountain looking southeast across the valley. The tents in the foreground house non- commissioned officers of the 11th. Also participating in the maneuvers were the 8th and 12th Cavalry (note the dozens of horses in the center of the photo) as well as the 15th and 18th Infantry. The maneuvers were substantial: the photo depicts at least nine separate encampments spanning one edge of the image to the other. Some encampments have over one hundred tents visible. There are several horse-drawn wagons both parked and moving along the dirt roads, and horses tethered in or near most of the camps. The Target and Maneuver Reserve, located about twenty-two miles east of Laramie, was created in 1879 as a wood and water reserve for Fort D.A. Russell. The fort itself was originally established in 1867 to protect workers for the Union Pacific Railroad. Initially spanning over 55,000 acres, the fort, together with its reserve, was an active base for many troops operating in the West, including the Buffalo Soldiers. By the turn of the 20th century, Fort D.A. Russell was one of the largest cavalry bases in the U.S., and subsequent expansions before and after World War I further increased its size. The 11th Infantry, the "Wandering 11th," was constituted on May 3, 1861 by President Lincoln. Fighting as part of the Army of the Ohio and later the Army of the Cumberland, they participated in the Battle of Shiloh, the Kentucky Campaign, Chickamauga, Murfreesboro, the Battle of Atlanta, and the march through Georgia. After the Civil War, they were active in Indian conflicts in Texas and the Dakota Territory, including the Great Sioux War and Custer's campaigns. During the Spanish American War, they traveled to Puerto Rico and then to the Philippines for the Philippine-American War. After the Philippines they were stationed at Fort D.A. Russell until the Mexican Border Crisis and World War I. The regiment became known as the "Wandering 11th" because, from 1898 to 1920, they made twenty-nine changes of station, including seven years of foreign service. This photograph is rare. We found no instances of it at auction and only one other photo of Camp Otis in OCLC, at the U.S. Army War College. G.B. Dobson, "Fort D.A. Russell Target and Maneuver Range" in WYOMING TALES AND TRAILS (2011) (accessed online). OCLC 49899269.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM55303

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    McAleenan, Joseph

    Published by Privately Produced for the author and his friends [by H.S. Nichols], New York, 1924

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    51 leaves. Duplicated typescript, printed on rectos only. Quarto. Sage green cloth, titled in gilt on front board. Cloth spotted. Hinges a touch weak, a few leaves at the rear with closed tears in the foredge. Very good. Inscribed to "Doctor William L. Ettinger, Superintendent of Schools" and signed by the author: "Joseph McAleenan, February 7th, 1924." From an edition of thirty copies, "produced by a special photographic process. Each of these autographed by the author." This appears to be one of the scarcest of McAleenan's works, all of which were produced in small editions and are highly prized. It bears a pictorial frontispiece "The Bronco" with a verse. The text describes hunting trips in Wyoming, mainly in the Wind River country, between 1895 and 1910, during the period when the author apparently had a Wyoming ranch. Included is a remarkable and bloody account of a battle between grizzlies and hunting dogs, as well as poetry by McAleenan's friend, Joe Magill, and other contributors. McAleenan, a well-known New York diamond dealer, was an avid sportsman and took many trips to the west to hunt and fish, privately printing his accounts of these expeditions in small numbers for the participants and his close friends. Not in Phillips or Heller. HOWES M10 (misdated 1914).

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM55714A

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    Wister, Owen

    Published by New York, 1911

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    xvi,506pp. Publisher's binding of quarter vellum and paper boards, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Publisher's prospectus tipped onto front endpaper recto. Near fine. The limited edition of THE VIRGINIAN., one of the most famous western novels, and the model for many later films and works of fiction in the western genre. This edition was limited to 100 copies, of which this is number eighteen, signed by Wister, and printed on Japan vellum, with illustrations by Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington. Curiously, this limited edition was issued by the publishers nine years after the first, which had by then achieved great fame. One of the most difficult to obtain of significant titles of the cattle industry in the American West. REESE, SIX SCORE 116. DYKES, REMINGTON 1128. YOST & RENNER 26a.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM51731