Fiction of the American West

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The Iron Trail (First Printing)

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $215.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1913

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13533

Condition: Fine


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 col... View more info

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The Quirt

By: Bower, B. M.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co.: 1920

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12942

Condition: Near Fine


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... View more info

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A Woman Of Shawmut: A Romance Of Colonial Times (First Printing)

By: Carpenter, Edmund Jones

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Company: 1891

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13247

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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The Pitchfork Patrol (Personal Copy of the Author--Signed & Dated)

By: Clay Fisher

Price: $215.00

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon: 1965

Edition: First British Printing

Seller ID: cfe17507

Condition: Fine


From the consigned personal collection and Estate of Author & Screenwriter Clay Fisher--- (who also wrote as Will Henry--both pseudonyms of Henry Wilson Allen). This copy is signed by "Clay Fisher" and dated "1984" on the front free endpaper. A fine copy in a near-fine unclipped dustjacket-that has the lightest of rubbing to the panels--or would also be fine. This is the first British printing. There is a pasted in sticker on the front free endpaper that states "Not For Sale-- Sample Complete Copy". This is the publisher's finished copy which was sent to the author for final approval. This co... View more info

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The Legend Of Apache Kid (Personal Copy of the Author--Signed & Dated)

By: Clay Fisher

Price: $215.00

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon: 1964

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: cfe17509

Condition: Fine


From the consigned personal collection and Estate of Author & Screenwriter Will Henry--- (who also wrote as Clay Fisher--both pseudonyms of Henry Wilson Allen). This copy is signed by "Will Henry" and dated "1984" on the half-title page. In addition--there is an affixed paper label that says "Not For Sale--Sample Complete Copy"---this copy was sent by the publisher to the author for final approval before publication. A fine unread copy in a near-fine unclipped dustjacket--that has very mild rubbing to the panels or would also be fine. A solid clean and tight copy. This is the 1962 1st British... View more info

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Yellow Hair (Personal Copy of the Author--Signed & Dated)

By: Clay Fisher

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, The World's Work: 1956

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: cfe17510

Condition: Near Fine


From the personal collection and Estate of Author & Screenwriter Clay Fisher--- (who also wrote as Will Henry--both pseudonyms of Henry Wilson Allen). This copy is signed by "Clay Fisher" and dated "1984" on the half title page. A early title about Custer--he also wrote "Custer's Last Stand". This first book deals with Custer's desire to regain the favor of U. S. Army high command--such was his desire for fame and glory he ended up leading his men into suicidal missions and massacred entire unprotected villages. The second book deals with the Indian nations revenge. A near-fine copy with typi... View more info

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Red Blizzard (Personal Copy of the Author--Signed & Dated)

By: Clay Fisher

Price: $215.00

Publisher: London, Boardman: 1952

Edition: First British Printing

Seller ID: cfe17511

Condition: Near Fine


From the consigned personal collection and Estate of Author & Screenwriter Clay Fisher--- (who also wrote as Will Henry--both pseudonyms of Henry Wilson Allen). This copy is signed by "Clay Fisher" and dated "1989" on the recto of the title page. A near-fine copy--with a small discoloration area to the bottom of the red cloth spine-- in a very good unclipped dustjacket-that has moderate edgewear to the extremities with some paper loss--and a few closed end tears. This is the first British printing. There is a pasted in sticker on the front free endpaper that states "Not For Sale-- Sample Comp... View more info

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The Big Pasture (Author's Personal Copy--Signed & Dated)

By: Clay Fisher

Price: $205.00

Publisher: London, The World's Work: 1957

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: cfe17518

Condition: Near Fine


From the personal collection and Estate of Author & Screenwriter Clay Fisher--- (who also wrote as Will Henry--both pseudonyms of Henry Wilson Allen). This copy is signed by "Clay Fisher" and dated "1984" on the front free endpaper. A near-fine copy that has one slightly bumped tip and toning to the page edges--(as seen with many British printings due to paper quality)--- in a near-fine unclipped dustjacket-that has light rubbing to the rear panel--three closed end repaired tears and moderate edgewear to the extremities-with some paper loss to the bottom of the front panel. This is the first ... View more info

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The Haunted Jester (1st Printing)

By: Corley, Donald

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride: 1931

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13249

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

Tumbleweeds

By: Evarts, Hal G.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown &Co: 1923

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12725

Condition: 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 lig... View more info

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Back Trailers From The Middle Border (Zane Grey's Copy)

By: Garland, Hamlin

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan: 1928

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12788

Condition: Fine


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 inf... View more info

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White Aprons: A Romance of Bacon's Rebellion-Virginia 1676

By: Goodwin, Maud Wilder

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co.: 1897

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13253

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Fair Land, Fair Land

By: Guthrie, A. B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Orlando Florida, Houghton Mifflin: 1982

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13166

ISBN: 0395325110

Condition: 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. View more info

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Fair Land, Fair Land (Signed)

By: Guthrie, A. B.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Orlando Florida, Houghton Mifflin: 1982

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13167

ISBN: 0395325110

Condition: 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. View more info

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Hoof-Beats (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Hart, William S.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Lincoln MacVeigh/Dial Press: 1933

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13239

Condition: Near Fine


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 connec... View more info

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And All Points West!

By: Hart, William S. & Mary E.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Binghampton, New York, The Lacotah Press: 1940

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12655

Condition: Fine


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 cov... View more info

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Death of A Legend

By: Henry, Will

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1954

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12678

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Texas Rangers

By: Henry, Will

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1957

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12680

Condition: Fine


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 write... View more info

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The Gates of The Mountains

By: Henry, Will

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1963

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12708

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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The Covered Wagon

By: Hough, Emerson

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Appleton: 1922

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12976

Condition: 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 ... View more info