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The Iron Trail (First Printing), Beach, Rex
1 Beach, Rex The Iron Trail (First Printing)
New York Harper & Brothers 1913 First Printing Decorative Cloth Fine Very Good Leone 
From the recently auctioned collection of M. B. Goldstone--with the auction tag laid in. A superb copy in red cloth with extensive gilt decorations to front board and spine. A fine copy with the original dustjacket--a very rare copy. Harper's first printing with "K-N" Published August 1913. A little dustiness to the page edges only--otherwise a superb and clean copy in near mint condition. The dustjacket is complete with the "$1.35" price on the spine--although the spine colors are slightly faded. A small amount of edgewear to the spine head and heel--but a complete front panel with strong coloration. 391 pp. Eight illustrations including frontispiece with original tissue guard still in place. From the Goldstone cllection of early western fiction. Digital photos available. 
Price: 215.00 USD
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The Quirt, Bower, B. M.
2 Bower, B. M. The Quirt
Boston Little Brown & Co. 1920 First Printing Decorative Cloth Near Fine No Jacket Anton Otto Fischer 
First Printing. From the M. B. Goldstone and Adrian Goldstone collection--with M. .B. Goldstone signature and notes in pencil to the front free endpaper. A near fine copy with only the lightest of age toning. Blue green cloth with yellow and darker blue decorations and lettering. 298 pp. 3 pp. adv at rear. A very collectable copy from famed Western writer B. M. Bower. She was a prolific author and her books were illustrated by many of the most famous illustrators of the day inlcluding Wyeth and Dixon. This title was illustrated by Anton Otto Fischer. Very collectable for Bower and Illustrators. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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A Woman Of Shawmut: A Romance Of Colonial Times (First Printing), Carpenter, Edmund Jones
3 Carpenter, Edmund Jones A Woman Of Shawmut: A Romance Of Colonial Times (First Printing)
Boston Little Brown & Company 1891 First Printing Cloth Fine Slipcased 
From the recently auctioned collection of Adrian Homer Goldstone (Steinbeck's bibliographer)--with the auction tag laid in. A superb copy in light grey cloth with gilt decorations and lettering--including a stamped cameo in oval with a pink background and an ivory portrait of a woman in relief. Illustrated by Merrill with frontispiece and tissue guard and several others dispersed throughout the book. Solid gilt top edge. 233 uncut pages. Enclosed in a navy blue foldover slipcase. A colonial romance with an dedication to William Dean Howells. Extraordinary fine condition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Haunted Jester (1st Printing), Corley, Donald
4 Corley, Donald The Haunted Jester (1st Printing)
New York Robert M. McBride 1931 First Printing Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 
From the recent auction of renowned collector M.B. Goldstone and with his gold bookplate loosely attached to the front pastedown along with his penciled signature to the front endpaper. A near fine copy with only mild uniform overall age toning, a little dustiness to the uncut page edges. Otherwise a splendid copy in black cloth boards with gilt lettering and decorations. A collection of 14 stories with beautiful self illustrated drawings. Will be shipped Priority mail at media mail prices. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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5 Evarts, Hal G. Tumbleweeds
Boston Little Brown &Co 1923 First Printing Cloth Very Good Very Good 
First Printing. From the recently auctioned collection of well known collector M. B. Goldstone, with his penciled signature and comments to the front free endpaper. Signed by Evarts on the title page--a rare signature. Goldstone has noted that this is "an above average Western". A very good copy with a nicely done pictorial front board--including three horseback riders at full gallop--in orange and turquoise with brown lettering. Light soiling and age toning only. A sturdy copy with owners original notation and greeting to the ffep. The dustjacket is intact with a price of $1.75. The usual light chipping to the head and heel of the spine and edges--however the front panel is complete. Evarts started out as a fur trapper in Wyoming--and wrote in his cabin in his spare time--and became a prolific writer of the West. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Back Trailers From The Middle Border (Zane Grey's Copy), Garland, Hamlin
6 Garland, Hamlin Back Trailers From The Middle Border (Zane Grey's Copy)
New York MacMillan 1928 First Printing Cloth Fine Fine Constance Garland 
First Printing. From the recently auctioned collection of M. B. Goldstone--this is author Zane Grey's personal copy in fine condition in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. Zane Grey's blind stamp is on two pages--the endpaper and the half title page. Signed by Garland on a tipped in paper "Cordially Yours, Hamlin Garland". Garland and Zane Grey were both in Hollywood at the time of this books release, although when Garland tried to arrange a meeting with Grey--he was more than once rebuffed. Grey was well known to avoid meetings with other writers (eventhough he listed Garland as one of the influential authors in his life)--a result of years of being insecure of his skills as a writer and sharp attacks from critics for his supposed lack of writing ability. They finally did meet quite by accident as they ended up on the same ship--and a meeting was arranged. This is Garland's final book in his "Border" Series, and probably the most interesting---retelling his meetings and relationships with many famous writers in England--including Kipling, Barrie, and Shaw---as well as his relationships with President Rooselvelt, William Dean Howells and many others. Garland won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. This is a fine and like new copy--a solid black top stain--and with unblemished boards and unmarked interior. Only natural and very light age toning. The dustjacket is almost equally fine--with only one or two light chips and, eventhough the photograph shows the copy looking faded, there is absolutely no fading--it is the normal meant to be look of this dustjacket. A most collectable copy with a solid historical provenance. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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White Aprons: A Romance of Bacon's Rebellion-Virginia 1676, Goodwin, Maud Wilder
7 Goodwin, Maud Wilder White Aprons: A Romance of Bacon's Rebellion-Virginia 1676
Boston Little Brown & Co. 1897 First Printing Decorative Cloth Fine No Jacket 
From the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone. A superb copy of this novel from the series "Romances of Colonial Virginia" issued by Little & Brown. Green cloth richly decorated in gold gilt lettering and decorations to the front board and spine. Profusely illustrated but the artist is not mentioned--plates are tissue protected. Solid gilt top edge and uncut fore edge pages. 339 pp. About the "great struggle between tyranny and popular rights in Virginia a hundred years before the Revolution". A great collectable copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Fair Land, Fair Land, Guthrie, A. B.
8 Guthrie, A. B. Fair Land, Fair Land
Orlando Florida Houghton Mifflin 1982 0395325110 / 9780395325117 First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine 
From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson. A superb fine copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket. Protected in a Brodart jacket cover and will be shipped Priority mail at media mail pricing. This is the sequel to the landmark novels "The Big Sky" and "The Way West". Great collectable condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Fair Land, Fair Land (Signed), Guthrie, A. B.
9 Guthrie, A. B. Fair Land, Fair Land (Signed)
Orlando Florida Houghton Mifflin 1982 0395325110 / 9780395325117 First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine 
From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson--with the auction tag tipped in. A fine and mint condition copy in an unclipped and fine dustjacket--as new. This copy is signed by the author on the title page--signature only. This is the sequel to "The Big Sky" and "The Way West"--two of the great American "Western" novels--and along with "Riders of The Purple Sage" and "Lonesome Dove"--may be the top four Western novels written thus far. Protected in a Brodart Jacket cover and will be shipped Priority mail at media mail pricing. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Hoof-Beats (Signed 1st Printing), Hart, William S.
10 Hart, William S. Hoof-Beats (Signed 1st Printing)
New York Lincoln MacVeigh/Dial Press 1933 First Printing Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 
From the recently auctioned collection of M. B. Goldstone--with the auction tag laid in. A handsome copy in near fine condition. This copy is signed by William Hart on the front free endpaper and inscribed to a movie fan. This copy is from the original collection Goldstone (Along with his brother Adrian Homer--Steinbeck's bibliographer) amassed of early 20th Century Western literature and crime literature. Attached is Goldstone's famed gold bookplate and penciled signature to the front free endpaper. No Jacket--rare to find with the fragile dustjacket. Hart was a cowboy with a Hollywood connection--who counted among his best friends--Will Rogers and artist and illustrator Charles Russell. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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And All Points West!, Hart, William S. & Mary E.
11 Hart, William S. & Mary E. And All Points West!
Binghampton, New York The Lacotah Press 1940 First Cloth Fine Very Good Flagg, James Montgomery 
First Printing. A spectacular copy in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorations--in unread condition. Signed by William S. Hart. Fine in a near fine dustjacket. From the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone. You simply will not fine a nicer copy. As new condition, no interior markings--remarkable for a copy dated 1940. The dustjacket is price clipped with a little darkening to the spine and a tiny bit of edgewear and chipping--the front cover of the dustjacket is bright and flawless. From the golden age of Western fiction. Illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg--including cover and matching frontispiece. Characters such as Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and others. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Death of A Legend, Henry, Will
12 Henry, Will Death of A Legend
New York Random House 1954 First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Stated first printing on the copyright page--a stunning fine copy in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket. Mildest of age toning only. A tight and square copy with a totally unmarked interior. The dustjacket has very mild edgewear to the corners and head of the spine and scant rubbing to the rear jacket cover--a very rare collectable copy with the hard to find dustjacket. The story of Jesse James from one of America's finest Western authors. Henry himself grew up in Missouri and had connections to the legend. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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The Gates of The Mountains, Henry, Will
13 Henry, Will The Gates of The Mountains
New York Random House 1963 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
Stated first printing. A near fine copy in a very good and unclipped dustjacket. Signed by Henry on the title page--signature only. Light age toning, top stain olive green, uncut page edges, 307 pp. Tangerine hardcover with brown 1/4 cloth spine with gilt lettering. Dustjacket is unclipped, however the price is darkened out. Minor edgewear and chipping to the usual places--head and heel of the spine--but not much--otherwise only light age toning. Protected in a mylar jacket covering. Henry's take on the Lewis & Clark expedition--put to fiction--complete with a love story of a scout and Indian girl who guides the party through the Rockies. Henry was a prolific Western writer of fiction, including McKenna's Gold and San Juan Hill. Henry himself had an interesting upbringing and connection to Western lore. A fine collectable copy. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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The Texas Rangers, Henry, Will
14 Henry, Will The Texas Rangers
New York Random House 1957 First Printing Cloth Fine Very Good Wilson, Charles Banks 
Stated first print copy on the copyright page. A handsome and scarce first print copy in fine condition in a very good dustjacket--which has been price clipped. Turquoise blue cloth with navy blue and red stars and lettering to the front board and spine. Light age toning only--a little dustiness to the page ends. The dustjacket has mild rubbing and edgewear with some chipping to the head and heel of the spine and two repaired closed end tears--overall the dustjacket is very good with a nice front cover. Henry was a prolific western writer and one of America's most beloved Western fiction writers--who even influenced McMurtry. The story of the Texas Rangers. A beautiful copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Covered Wagon, Hough, Emerson
15 Hough, Emerson The Covered Wagon
New York Appleton 1922 First Printing Cloth Very Good Very Good 
First Printing. A handsome copy with the rare dustjacket. From the M. B. Goldstone collection of early Western Fiction. This copy is in Very Good condition with a very good unclipped ($2.00) dustjacket. There is overall moderate age toning with some minor wear to the extremities, rubbing to the cloth boards and some soiling to the page ends--a well read copy--but also tight and square with no compromise to the binding or spine. The rare dustjacket is bright and colorful, missing some of the paper at the heel of the spine--and with light chipping at the head of the spine and a couple of closed end tears. The verso of the dustjacket has a Paramount Picture advertisement of the movie starring J. Warren Kerrigan and Lois Wilson--. This copy is protected in a red cloth chemise (covering the dustjacket) that is near fine. The entire book and chemise fits nicely into a custom clamshell container in matching red cloth and quarter morocco with gilt lettering to the spine and "First Edition 1922" in gilt at the bottom of the clamshell spine. The clamshell casing has some light wear to the extremities and some minor rubbing to the spine. In addition--there is a nicely done cartoon caricature of Zane Grey, Emerson Hough and Philip Ashton Rollins laid in--roughly 5" x 7"--appears to be from the publisher--along with some small clippings relating to the bibliography--probably from Goldstone. Additional pics available. Hough was also the author of "The Story of The Cowboy". A very unique and collectable copy--with the very rare dustjacket. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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The Girl At The Halfway House, Hough, Emerson
16 Hough, Emerson The Girl At The Halfway House
New York Appleton 1900 First Printing Cloth Fine No Jacket issued 
First Printing 1900. From the M. B. Goldstone collection--with his penciled signature and notations lightly written on the front free endpaper. Goldstone and his brother Adrian (Steinbeck's Bibliographer) were relentless collectors of crime and early western fiction--with some of their collection netting over 5 figures at auction. This is a near flawless fine copy from the first printing in 1900. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to the front board and spine--as well as a depiction of a horse drawn covered wagon on a cloth label to the top front board in cream-- light blue--- and black. This copy has a few small faint splashes to the cloth spine--otherwise mint condition. Tight square and uncompromised--apparently tucked away and unexposed to sunlight and human touch for 110 years. From the author of "The Covered Wagon" and "The Story of The Cowboy", Hough was a master storyteller of early Western Fiction. 
Price: 215.00 USD
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Sun Up, James, Will
17 James, Will Sun Up
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1931 First Cloth Near Fine Very Good James, Will 
Second Edition published after the Scribner's first edition of 1930. Many consider this publication to be a better quality issue--although not the first. From a groupage of 6 titles written and illustrated by the author with near matching dustjacket themes of the West--usually always with a horse and bronc rider. The author himself was a well known Montana cowboy who started writing long after his cowboy days--known for using vivid language and illustrated with his "delightful" drawings. Near fine copy in an unclipped and very good dustjacket with modest edgewear to the usual places but with a beautiful pictorial dustjacket. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Phaeton Rogers: A Novel of Boy Life, Johnson, Rossiter
18 Johnson, Rossiter Phaeton Rogers: A Novel of Boy Life
New York Scribner's 1881 First Printing Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket Howard Pyle 
From the recently auctioned collection of Adrian Homer Goldstone (Steinbeck's bibliographer) and M. B. Goldstone--with the auction tag laid in. Goldstone's penciled signature and comments on the front free endpaper. Red cloth richly decorated in black and gilt to the front board and spine. Overall moderate uniform age toning. A couple of small stains to the rear board and some dustiness to the page edges. Interior is clean and the spine and hinges are tight. The author's first book and collectable thus. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Witch (Signed First Printing), Johnston, Mary
19 Johnston, Mary The Witch (Signed First Printing)
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1914 First Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket N.C. Wyeth 
First Printing--Published "October 1914". From the recently auctioned collection of well known collector M. B. Goldstone. Brown cloth with gilt lettering. 442 pp. with illustrations by famed illustrator N. C. Wyeth. This copy is signed by Mary Johnson on the front endpaper. Near Fine condition without DJ-- Fading to the spine lettering or would be fine. A tight sturdy and unmarked copy. In the early 1900's--Johnston was one of the most popular authors of fiction. A very collectable copy. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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The Prodigal Judge (Advance Copy), Kester, Vaughn
20 Kester, Vaughn The Prodigal Judge (Advance Copy)
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1911 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
From the recently auctioned collection of M. B. Goldstone. A near fine copy in green cloth with green boards to front and back with gilt lettering and decorations to the front board and spine. Stated "Advance Copy" in gilt lettering at the bottom front board. A superb collectable copy with uncut page edges, green top stain. Original owners bookplate to the front pastedown--otherwise a clean interior. Light overall uniform age toning only--near fine. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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