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Motherlode: Legacies of Women's Lives and Labors in Butte, Montana

By: Finn, Janet L. and Ellen Crain, eds. [Margot Kidder]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Livingston, Montana, Clark City Press: 2005

Seller ID: 24089

ISBN: 0944439586

Condition: Very good


Quarto (28 cm), pp. 342. Association copy: inscribed to Margot Kidder "To Margie, happy birthday! -The Butte Project." Signed by both editors and inscribed "In the spirit of Butte women, best wishes." First paperback edition. Pictorial wraps. Includes numerous black and white photos. Light rubbing to wraps. View more info

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Free Grass to Fences: The Montana Cattle Range Story

By: Fletcher, Robert H.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, University Publishers: 1960

Seller ID: 24365

Condition: Good


Quarto (26 cm), pp. 233. Unknown edition, presumed first. Brown boards with gray quarter-cloth. Green and black spine text with Charles Russell drawing of a cowboy. Front board with stamped cattle brands. Full-color pictorial pastedowns. Illustrated throughout with drawings and Charles Russell plus numerous black and white plates of photography and paintings by various Western artists. Includes map of Montana showing location of brands, and chart of Montana Stockgrowers ... View more info

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Goldpans, Guns & Grit: Diamond City

By: Flynn, Kelly

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Townsend, MT, Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle & Guest Ranch: 2006

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 25812

ISBN: 1424302854

Condition: Near fine


Signed and inscribed by author on dedication page: "For Christmas / December 9, 2006 / To Jon, another of the folks / who love the history of Montana. / Oh, how fragile life / and history can be! / Best regards- / Kelly Flynn." Quarto (28 cm), pp. 336. Red boards, pictorial jacket. Includes erratum, black and white photo section, index. Very slight spine tilt, and inscription looks as though Flynn wrote it with a bad pen then retraced the letters. Documents five ... View more info

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With Custer's Cavalry

By: Fougera, Katherine Gibson

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Caldwell, ID, Caxton Printers: 1942

Seller ID: 24450

Condition: Very good


Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 285. Second printing. Blue cloth with gilt titling and design. Yellow jacket with photo of Custer on front, author photo and bio on back and $3 original price on flap. Numerous plates of black and white photography. "From the memoirs of the late Katherine Gibson, widow of Captain Francis M. Gibson of the Seventh Cavalry, U.S.A. (Retired)." Very light edge wear. Jacket sun-faded with numerous chips and tape repairs. Dust jacket present. View more info

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Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife

By: Fradkin, Philip

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16108

ISBN: 0520265424

Condition: Near fine


Octavo (23 cm), pp. 279. Brown boards with yellow quarter cloth and red titling, pictorial jacket. Includes black and white photos, maps, notes, selected bibliography and index. Faint "not for resale" stamp on bottom edge of text block. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Stagecoach : Wells Fargo and the American West

By: Fradkin, Philip L. and Andy Anderson

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 5143

ISBN: 0743227972

Condition: Very good


Octavo (24 cm), pp. 461. White with color speckle boards with pale yellow quarter-cloth and gilt spine text. Sixteen pages of black and white photographic plates. Book One by Fradkin: "Wells Fargo and the American West." Book Two by Anderson: Wells Fargo and the Rise of the American Financial Services Industry." Light bumping to spine of boards and jacket. Jacket has 1/4-inch closed tear at top. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Fabulous Quarter Horse: Steel Dust

By: Gard, Wayne and Nick Eggenhofer (illus)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1958

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 26446

Condition: Very good


Signed by Eggenhoffer on title page. Quarto (28 cm), pp. 64. Brown cloth with gilt-stamped horse on upper board, pictorial jacket. Includes bibliography and index; five of Eggenhofer's full- and double-page, black and white illustrations. Jacket is price-clipped, with chips and tears. Boards have light wear to extremities. Gard's fifth book tells the story of a famous Texas stallion. "Gard's years as a journalist taught him how to spot the significant and to be econo... View more info

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All the Wild That Remains Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West

By: Gessner, David

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton: 2015

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 21078

ISBN: 0393089991

Condition: Fine


Signed by author on title page with sketch of Abbey and Stegner. Later printing. Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 354. Blue boards with brown quarter paper, pictorial jacket. Includes black and white photos, index and notes on sources. Jacket has very slight edge wear. Dust jacket present. View more info

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When Tillage Begins: A History of Agriculture in Montana

By: Gilles, T.J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Laurel, MT, UMP Publishing: 1977

Seller ID: 14273

Condition: Near fine


Duodecimo (17.5 cm), pp. 145. Pictorial wraps, with bibliography. Illustrations by Mary Beth Percival. Author is a well-known Montana journalist, and the former agricultural editor for the Great Falls Tribune. Contents originally serialized in the Billings, Montana, Farmer-Stockman's News. Back cover is slightly wrinkled. View more info

Hidden Tales Well Told

By: Gillespie, Harla

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Radersburg, MT, Moccasin Tracks: 2011

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 11483

ISBN: 0982207220

Condition: Near fine


Octavo (20cm), pp. 400. Inscribed and signed by author "To Bob, hope you enjoy these stories, thanks for your support" on title page. View more info

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The Man Who Built the Stone Castle

By: Gordon, Taylor

Price: $12.00

Publisher: White Sulphur Springs, MT, Meagher County News: 1967

Seller ID: 18049

Condition: Very good


Octavo (22 cm), pp. 46. Pictorial wraps. Includes several black and white photographs and a sketch by Monte McAfee. Light smudging to wraps. A biography of Byron Roger Sherman, early developer of the town of White Sulphur Springs who built the town's famous castle (first serving as Sherman's home and now as the county historical museum). Written to mark the centennial of Meagher County, Montana. View more info

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Summit Pioneers

By: Grabau, Alison

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Breckenridge, CO, Summit Foundation: 1999

Seller ID: 16254

Condition: Near fine


Octavo (23.5 cm X 23.5 cm), pp. 160. Unknown edition. Black cloth boards with stamped title, historical photo and silver text. Illustrated throughout with black and white photography by Bob Winsett. Light rubbing to boards. No jacket. Historical essays on the pioneers of Summit County, Colorado. View more info

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Saddle Bag Yarns

By: Grosfield, Byron [Jo Sykes]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Big Timber, MT, Wild Horse Publications: 1988

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 17384

ISBN: 0961387513

Condition: Very good


Octavo (21.5 cm), pp. 171. Association copy: signed and inscribed by author inside front cover to Western novelist Jo Sykes: "To Jo Sykes, Thanks for all the help and constructive criticism throughout the years. Sincerely, Byron - 1988." Illustrated by award-winning artist Dave Hodges. Pictorial wraps have slight edge wear and creasing along spine. A renowned regional storyteller, Grosfield wrote a column titled "Yarns from the Yellowstone" for the weekly... View more info

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Buckaroos and Boxcars and Selected Yarns from the Yellowstone

By: Grosfield, Byron [Jo Sykes]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Big Timber, MT, Wild Horse Publications: 1981

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 17380

Condition: Very good


12mo (17.5 cm), pp. 136. Association copy: signed and inscribed by author inside front cover to Western children's novelist and Livingston, Montana, resident Jo Sykes. Unknown printing. Pictorial wrappers, illustrations by award-winning artist Dave Hodges. Original price tag on half title page. Glued binding showing stress on pages v and 133, wrappers have slight edge wear. View more info

The Life of John Wesley Hardin As Written by Himself

By: Hardin, John Wesley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1961

Seller ID: 5210

Condition: Very good


Duodecimo (19 cm), pp. 152. First edition thus. Marbled boards with gold lettering against black background on spine. Jacket is price clipped and has moderate wear. Boards have slight wear along bottom edge. Dust jacket present. View more info

The Life of John Wesley Hardin

By: Hardin, John Wesley

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Sequin, Texas, Smith & Moore: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26736

Condition: Fair


12mo (18.5 cm), pp. 144. Paper wrappers, frontispiece, black and white drawings throughout. Binding is frail and first two gatherings have detached. Evidence of moisture exposure along bottom edge throughout, but does not affect accessiblity nor readability. Faded wrappers with moderate wear, pages are toned. Few wormholes, primarily in first gathering. True first edition with Hardin's brother Joe mislabled. Six Guns (919) observes that the work is "so well-written t... View more info

Elsie: Forty-Four Years at the Mansion with Eight Montana Governors

By: Hardin-Hansen, Kay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1995,

Seller ID: 12203

ISBN: 0965378608

Condition: Very good


Octavo (22cm), pp. 164. Black and white photographs and floor plans throughout. Some light staining on front cover, ISBN sticker on back. View more info

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I Fought with Custer: The Story of Sergeant Windolph, Last Survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn

By: Hunt, Frazier and Robert

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Scribners: 1953

Seller ID: 24451

Condition: Very good


Octavo (24 cm), pp. 236. Second edition. Tan cloth boards with red titling. White pictoral jacket. Includes maps, bibliography, index and several plates of black and white photography. Light bumping to spine ends. Jacket shows light creasing, edge wear and tape repairs. Dust jacket present. View more info

Ghost Trails to California Pictorial Journey Rockies to Gold Country Gold Rush

By: Hunt, Thomas H

Price: $25.00

Publisher: American West Pub. Co: 1974

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 464

ISBN: 0910118574

Condition: Fine


Quarto (28 cm), pp. 262. Gray linen boards with navy quarter leather binding, gilt lettering on spine. In navy slipcase. Lushly illustrated with black/white and color photos throughout, includes maps and index. Case has light shelf wear. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Ride the Divide

By: John Ray Shreve

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sheridan, WY, John Ray Shreve: 2002

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 9597

Condition: Very good


Quarto (28 cm), pp. 142. Pictoral wraps, inscribed "upon the divide the gentle breez [sic] blows" and signed by author on title page. Black and white illustrations throughout, plus a few photos and color illustrations. Cover has creases, author's business card glued to title page. View more info