RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Featured items that Old West Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2011.
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Old West Books
Tim & Terrie Phelps
P.O. Box 51172 Colorado Springs CO 80949
Western Americana
Booth Number: 37

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Larimer, William H. H. Reminiscences of General William Larimer and of His Son William H. H. Larimer Two of the Founders of Denver City Compiled From Letters and From Notes Written by the Late William H. H. Larimer, of Kansas City, Missouri, by Herman S. Davis PH. D. The New Era Printing Company Lancaster PA. 1918 1st ed. "One of the best accounts of an overland journey across the plains and perhaps the best account of the founding of Denver and of life for the first few years that we have.” TWS. Graff 2400, Howes L102, “Larimer was among the earliest Pike’s Peak adventurers, and one of the founders of Denver.” Rittenhouse 354, “Larimer went over the Santa Fe Trail in 1858 to Bent’s Fort. He knew Alexander Majors and other prominent figures. Some data on mail lines, Cheyenne Indians, prospecting, mining, ranching, etc. The work was printed for private distribution.
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Langford, Nathaniel Pitt Vigilante Days and Ways The Pioneers of the Rockies The Makers and Making of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming 2 volumes J. G. Cupples Co. Publishers Boston 1890 1st ed. Original publisher’s deluxe leather binding, marbled boards with matching end-papers, all edges gilt, minor edge wear, Believed to be limited to 25 copies, Graff 2390, Howes L78, Adams One-Fifty 94, “One of the standard works on the Montana Vigilantes and the Plummer gang of road agents.” Six-Guns 1280
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Strahorn, Carrie Adell Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage A Woman's Unique Experience During Thirty Years of Path Finding and Pioneering from Missouri to the Pacific and From Alaska to Mexico G. P. Putnam's Sons N.Y. 1911 1st ed. VERY RARE in jacket. In 1877 Strahorn was hired by the Union Pacific Railroad to explore and publicize the West. His wife accompanied him and for the next thirty years they lived mainly in the coach, the saddle, and the railroad car. This is Adell's account of her roving life with her "Pard". Howes S1054, Graff 3999, Herd 2180.
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Phelps, Tim A Photographic Reference for the Western Americana Collector A Supplement to the Major References in the Field Including Many Titles Not Listed, Containing 1,550 Photos of Western Americana Items Focusing on Custer, Outlaws and Lawmen, the Cattle Industry, Overland Travel, Fur Trade, and Western Military Including Information About Book Collecting and Advice to Collectors, Introduction by Bruce Liddic, Foreword by Larry E. Myers. Old West Books, Colorado Springs CO. 2011 1st ed. limited to 100 copies. All items listed were checked against 15 references. Will be useful not only to the collector, but dealers as well.

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