RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Platte River Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2008.
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Georgetown And The Loop by P. R. Griswold, Richard H. Kindig and Cynthia Trombly Published by The Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, Denver. First Edition-1988. This is a different type of railroad history book. It is primarily a pictorial history of the “Old Loop” and the incredible rebuilding of the “New Loop.” The book contains 254 pages including many black/white photographs, limited text, bibliography and an index. The condition of the book and dust jacket is very good. Railroads $75.00
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SWEET MEDICINE The Continuing Role of the Sacred Arrows, the Sun Dance, and the Sacred Buffalo Hat in Northern Cheyenne. by Father Peter Powell Published by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. 1969-First Edition, Boxed Set. Inscribed to Dr. Donald Green by Father Powell. Volume 1 recounts tribal history against the background of the two great spiritual tragedies in Cheyenne life. Volume 2 records the contemporary Sacred Arrow and Sun Dance ceremonies in their entirety. Owner’s name on front end sheet of both volumes, with minimal underlining in the Introduction, otherwise very good with maps, appendices, bibliography, index. Heavily illustrated. Native American $200.00
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Tom Thumb’s Play-Books First Published about 1760 in Boston by Barclay. Said to have been printed by Isaiah Thomas while an apprentice in that city. This Copy: A facsimile reproduction in an edition, of 1200 copies from the rare complete copy in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society of Worchester by the Meriden Gravure Company, 1960. A miniature book. $40.00
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Why The West Was Wild A Contemporary Look at the Antics of Some Highly Publicized Kansas Cowtown Personalities. By Nyle H. Miller and Joseph Snell. Published by the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. First Edition-1963. For approximately 20 years, Kansas cowtowns were the principal shipping centers for Texas trail herds. This title contains 57 histories of Greater and Lesser Frontier Peace Officers and Gun Fighters. The title contains 685 pages including an appendix, acknowledgments and credits, index and black/white illustrations that include sketches and pictures. The book is signed and inscribed by both authors with an inscription to the owner. The owner’s name is on the front end sheet. The dust jacket has a minor tear Two Asher & Adams maps decorate the end sheets. Inside front cover 1872 & inside rear cover 1886 map. Americana. $225.00

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