LIFE OF TOM HORN GOVERNMENT SCOUT AND INTERPRETER $ 30.00 FREE SHIPPING
- as written by Himself, a VINDICATION, SAVE 30%!
- with an introduction by Dean Krakel
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The book is the 1964 new edition (which is now also known as the first new edition) was published as part of the Western Frontier Library by the University of Oklahoma
Press. The book is complete with 277 pages in excellent condition. It also has an original dust jacket. The jacket has some scuffs and small chips, and spine fading but
should grade overall as good.
Tom Horn was hanged in 1903 in Cheyenne Wyoming for the murder of a 14 year old Willie Nickell, near Wheatland. The original murder, or "apprehension with malice" if
you will, depending on what side of the fence you're on, was covered extensively in the original publication Banditti of the Plains which was a banned book until it's re-
publication years later. Horn requested his executioner to be lawman T. Joe Cahill, another famous Wyomingite after he was arrested. The controversy of the arrest is
another story, explained in detail by Sheriff Joe LeFors in his book.
This interesting essay is more of a biography about Horn than a "vindication" [Krakel] and makes for a fascinating read into the life and times of Horn...from his youth in
Missouri to being taken in to train as a scout under the watchful eyes of Al Sieber, and became involved in rounding up recalcitrant Apaches and delivering them to the
reservation. The tales involve the wiley Geronimo, the renegade Natchez, old Chief Nana, and the ingenious Mickey Free.
History of Natrona County 1888 - 1922 $ 250.00 FREE SHIPPING
- Signed by Alfred James Mokler save $100.00!
- First Edition 1923
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True Portrayal of the Yesterdays of a New County and a Typical Frontier Town of the Middle West. Fortunes and Misfortunes, Tragedies and Comedies, Struggles and
Triumphs of the Pioneers.
Inscribed by the author Best Wishes of the Author Alfred James Mokler Casper, Wyoming November 11, 1942.
The book has green cloth binding and was published by R. R. Donnelly & Sons Lakeside Press Chicago.
Book runs 477 pages and includes Maps and Illustrations by the author. Many varied and interesting early black and white photographs of life in the West around Casper.
The edges of the cover have top and bottom shelf wear and browning of the end boards. Gold gilt on the top edge. Owner's inscription front end board. Some pages have
browning and foxing. Bad stain p118. This book is desirable for any Wyoming History Library. It is so difficult to come by that many people have give up trying to find this
edition and have resigned to buying Hembry's Centennial reprint just to say they have a copy of this book.
This is not just an original book, but it's also in overall good condition and is signed. Can't ask for more than that!
|Books for the Collector; True Western
Historical Biographical books & some
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Life of Buffalo Bill by William F Cody $ 125.00 FREE SHIPPING
- leather & gilt near pristine copy
- this is as good as it gets
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The real achievements of William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody as a plainsman, hunter, scout, and Indian fighter have tended to be obscured by his fame as a showman. From its
opening performance in 1883, Buffalo Bill's Wild West (it was never advertised as a show or circus) enthralled audiences in America and Europe, urchins and crowned
heads alike; and probably no one man did more to establish and romanticize the tradition of the old West of cowboy and Indian. Because he personified this tradition, Cody
inspired an ocean of literature - dime novels, stories, melodramas, allegedly true accounts of his exploits - which tarnished the credibility of his legend even as it
increased his renown..
Reprint of First Edition, Originally Published 1879  As New. Fine, No dust jacket (as issued) Americana. Classics of the Old West series. Single volume. Hardback.
365 pages. Gorgeous, brown leather, embossed cover, front cover and spine titles in gold gilt, all edges gilt, marbled end papers, ribbon bookmark. Frontispiece.
Illustration. Facsimile reprint from the first edition, with all typographical errors as originally published "to preserve historical accuracy"
It covers the years from Cody's birth in 1846 until his thirty-fourth year, the years during which he grew up on the plains, worked for Charles Russell, Majors & Waddell,
rode the Pony Express, went on fourteen expeditions against the Indians, and participated in fifteen Indian fights .. the years that underpin the legend of Buffalo Bill and
earned him the status of an authentic American Hero.
This edition is in excellent condition. There is a shallow scratch on the front that can only be seen when the light hits it just so. Sells upwards of over $200 at other
internet sites. BEAUTIFUL item for gift giving
1987 Wyoming Brand Book Livestock Board full edition $ 75.00 FREE SHIPPING
$ 12.50 off original price
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Official Brand Book of the State of Wyoming 1987 issued by the Livestock Board of Wyoming at Cheyenne. This is the full edition book, not a supplement. It runs 1018 pages
and includes every registered brand in the state. Condition is rough and well-used. Front cover is detached, with soiling. Spine binding is scuffed, with tears top and bottom.
There are some corrections in red ink on the brand information pages. Pages are complete.
Representative Old Cowboy Ed Wright 1954 w/T Joe Cahill $ 95.00 FREE SHIPPING
- extremely rare copy 1 of 500 Torrington WY Orphanage reduced from $ 155.00
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Very rare copy, 1 of only 500 printed on behalf of the St. Joseph's Orphanage, Torrington Wyoming T. Joe (tee Joe) Cahill, endorser. The book is entitled The Representative
Old Cowboy Ed Wright, an Autobiography (authored by Edgar Wright) wonderfully and whimsically illustrated by Don Whiston with many old reproduced photographs of
The book runs 216 pages, and is in good original condition. There was never a dust jacket however the exterior boards on this hardcover are illustrated as seen in the
photos below. Moderate shelf wear but pages are damage-free.
The book is dedicated to Mr. Cahill and all proceeds were to be willed to the St. Joseph's Orphanage in remembrance of him. The inner FEP has the following inscription: To
The Author Mr. Ed Wright Our Sincere Thanks [signed] Rev. Les B. Morgan Sup't St. Josephs Orphanage Torrington Wyo [and] The best investment you can make is helping
the Orphans [signed] T. Joe Cahill. This is an ink-stamped lithograph. Former owners signature on the inner front board.
Another preface page has a photo of Mr. Cahill on his horse with an inscription offering platitudes to the author. His inscription, meant to spur sales of the book reads thus:
"If ever a man was qualified to write a cowboy story, it is Ed Wright, author of this book. I've known Ed since he was big enough to look into a chuck box and I can vouch that
he is a cowpuncher and bronc stomper through and through. He has ridden the range as line rider and roundup worker. He's known the solitude of wide open spaces and
the loneliness of a one-man night camp. The elements are no strangers to Ed Wright. He's fought storm and stampede, blizzard and hunger, flood and drought. As a rodeo
hand, Ed was one of the top entertainers in all rodeo history as well as an all-around good contestant and winner in each event. His book is refreshing as a spring rain in
sagebrush county and authentic as a Colt .45. I hope he sees fit to write another. If he dedicated each book to an old friend, as he dedicated this one to me, he would have to
write from now until doom's day. Sincerely, T. Joe Cahill" that's quite the endorsement!
T. Joe Cahill served on the board at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, The Daddy of 'em All, from 1915 to 1927 and is an inductee into the Cheyenne Rodeo Museum Hall of
Fame. It is believed he coined that famous phase. He was instrumental in the hanging death of Tom Horn: this is an excerpt from the Annals of Wyoming history "1903, Horn
was led to the gallows by Deputy Proctor and T. Joe Cahill who at the time was a clerk. Cahill later served as Chief of Police in Cheyenne 1934-1940 and was active in rodeo
circles including the Madison Square Garden Rodeo from 1928-33. Cahill apparently exhibited some nervousness. Horn commented, "What's the matter, Joe? Ain't losing
your nerve, are you?" Deputy Proctor placed the noose made from Horn's own rope over Horn's head. Horn obliged by ducking his head and thrusting it through the noose.
Sheriff Smalley and Joe Cahill then picked Horn up and placed him on the trap" Cahill went on to serve as Chief of Police in Cheyenne for many years.
This book is a WINNER in all aspects, full of heartwarming stories and hair-raising adventures of a young boy growing up in Wyoming: an excellent read, one of the most
interesting old books about Wyoming life.
Caspar Collins Indian Fighter $ 85.00 FREE SHIPPING
- 1st Edition Alice Spring 1927 save $ 10.00
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First Edition, no dust jacket: possibly the most interesting book concerning Lieutenant Caspar Collins and the Battle of the Platte Bridge. Very popular book among
Wyomingites, it describes some of the political decisions behind the death of Collins at the hand of the warring Indians. A very good read, some pages are reproductions of
Collins' letters home, the margins of which he has drawn pictures of some of the local wildlife. Other numerous illustrations by Collins as well. Spine cocked, corner
bumps particularly on the back bottom, ex-libris and former owner's name on the Front Inner board
Tensleep and No Rest 1 st Edition 1958 $ 45.00 FREE SHIPPING
- Autographed / Signed by Author Jack R. Gage huge price cut from $ 100.00
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(From the dust jacket) Tensleep and No Rest is primarily a History, yet it contains the narrative of a novel, and it contains drama nostalgia, and a good portion of humour...
after whetting the appetite, the book goes into material developing and leading up to the raid, the war between the cattlemen and the sheepmen. In these chapters are
material on Worland, the story of a romance between a pretty school teacher Mary Hayes and a cow hand, Tom Wilson. The story focuses on the Spring Creek Raid
between the two warring parties. The book is in good condition, with some shelf wear. The former owners' sticker is on the front inner board, and there is a pencil notation
on the FEP, same page the author has signed on. Dust jacket has moderate chips and wear. Several B & W photographs and illustrations.
JOHNSON COUNTY WAR IS / AIN'T A PACK OF LIES $ 85.00 FREE SHIPPING
The Cattle Barons side / The Rustlers side
Jack R. Gage Fist Edition, Stated
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Book Description: [Cheyenne: Flintlock Publishing Co., 1967]., 1967. First edition. 8vo. Bound dos-a-dos each sides' view is presented in two separate forms. THE JOHNSON
COUNTY WAR IS A PACK OF LIES, THE BARONS SIDE is cloth, xviii, 89 pp., dedication, foreword, illustrated, plates, portraits. THE JOHNSON COUNTY WAR AIN'T A PACK OF
LIES, THE RUSTLERS' SIDE is cloth, xvi, 79 pp., dedication, foreword, illustrated, plates, portraits, directory. The author uses real people and real events to present what, in
his opinion, is the real story of the Johnson County War. Book is in good condition; inscribed by former owner 'From Tim Mahoney to John Forsling when he was in
hospital'. Dust Jacket has splits, chips, tears and top right corner missing on the Baron's Side.
1875 Laramie History and Directory Triggs $ 3200 Free Domestic Priority Shipping
Wyoming Territory Imprint
With the First Directory of Laramie
TRIGGS, J. H. History and Directory of Laramie City, Wyoming Territory, Comprising a Brief History of Laramie City from Its First Settlement to the Present Time, Together
with Sketches of the Characteristics and Resources of the Surrounding Country; Including a Minute Description of a Portion of the Mining Region of the Black Hills. Also a
General and Business Directory of Laramie City . Laramie City: Daily Sentinel Print, 1875. 91 [1 blank] pp. (ads interspersed and included in pagination). 8vo, original blue
printed wrappers, original stitching. Some soiling and chipping to cover. Custom made case with embossed silver lettering. First edition. Adams , Guns 2239: “This
exceedingly rare imprint gives a frank history of Laramie in its turbulent days and reign of violence.” Adams, Herd 2332: “Very rare.” AII, Wyoming Imprints 23. Bauer
482. Bradford 5479. Eberstadt 136:667h: “A history of the region from the day of first settlement in April of 1868. It has long been recognized by students of western
history as probably the most honest, outspoken, and vivid account of the early and turbulent days.” Available elsewhere for $6K: recently sold Dorothy Sloan rare books
Despite its violent and ugly beginnings, described in detail in the first few pages, Laramie by this time is represented as a well-ordered and prosperous city. Unlike Triggs’
other work concerning Cheyenne (q.v.), this work contains in its latter part a fascinating general directory of the populace, which captures a valuable snapshot of the
residents who comprised the town. Not surprisingly, a large number of them are employed in the building trades or other manual labor. Of equal interest is the fact that a
good percentage of the residents are employed by the railroad in such occupations as engineers, brakemen, or firemen. Of more surpassing interest, however, is the
fact the directory specifically identifies the few dozen “colored” citizens who resided there. Almost all are confined to menial jobs, such as waiters or cooks. Finally,
several women are given separate entries, although they, too, are normally confined to genteel occupations such as dressmakers.
Book is complete with some water stains throughout. Binding is tight. Some foxing to covers Comes in a custom royal blue and silver gilt case.
The Sandbar - Early Casper 1888-1977 autographed Walter R Jones $ 275.00 Free Domestic Shipping
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Pristine, First Edition 1981 copy of one of Casper Wyoming's most popular historical books. The sandbar was the original "red light" district in central Wyoming, home
to protitutes, madames, theives and robbers. None write about this exciting part of Casper's history better than Walter Jones. Autographed by the author, introduction
by Bill Bragg. Produced without a dust jacket; 202 ppg Covers glossy and bright. Front board has former owner "Inky's" in pencil. You won't find better. Also available is
another autographed copy with a personalized note from the author. Contact me for details.