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Powder River Invasion War on the Rustlers in 1892, A S Mercer, John Mercer Boots
1 A S Mercer, John Mercer Boots Powder River Invasion War on the Rustlers in 1892
Self Published 1923 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Small hardcover, no DJ. In good condition, moderate bumping to spine ends and corners, minor cover staining, front hinge is beginning to separate, pages are toning, text is clear and clean. This is a 1923 printing of the extremely rare 1894 book written by Asa Shinn Mercer. Even this 1923 edition is scarce. This is the story of the Johnson County, Wyoming, war pitting the settlers (rustlers) against the cattle barons of the day. A S Mercer was not originally on the side of the settlers, but he felt compelled to write the story (Banditti of the Plains, sub-titled The Crowning Infamy of the Ages) to tell of the tactics used by the cattle barons. Most of the original edition was destroyed under mysterious circumstances. 
Price: 500.00 USD
 
 
Cowboy Stuff, F W LaFrentz
2 F W LaFrentz Cowboy Stuff
G P Putnam 1928 Limited Hardcover Very Good Book Henry Ziegler Signed by Author(s)
Oversized hardcover, no DJ. Very good condition, board edges bumped and some color removed, back boards have some soiling, pages toning, text and illustrations are clear and bright. Brown paper covered boards, title block pasted to front cover, 49 illustration plates, 49 poems, untrimmed pages. Author's Autograph Edition, limited edition of 500 numbered copies (this is number 131), signed by author, illustrator, and the publisher. Additional items with this copy: Signed letter from FWL, dated January 9, 1928, on water-makred American Surety Company stationary to a Mr. Herman J. Foleke of Oklahoma City asking him to subscribe to the publication of this book and stating that the Putnams will be remitting the proceeds to Lincoln Memorial University; a carbon copy of the reply to FWL dated January 13th, unsigned, but almost certainly from HJR stating he will "receive much pleasure" from the book and also stating some of his recollections of cowboys from when he first came to Oklahoma in 1900; signed note of FWL personal stationary, dated January 17, 1928 to HJR thanking him for subscribing to the book and also commenting "I have read your letter with real pleasure" handwritten on the otherwise typed note; "Excerpts from Publisher's Forward" by George Haven Putnam; "Excerpts from Introduction" by Chancellor John Wesley Hill (Lincoln Memorial University, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee). This book is item number 1295 in Adam's Rampaging Herd, with the comment "Although it is against my policy to poetry in this work, the above item is such a collector's item that it deserves a space here." 
Price: 750.00 USD
 
 
Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West, O'Connor, Richard
3 O'Connor, Richard Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West
Putnam 1973 0399111204 / 9780399111204 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Book 
Hardcover with DJ in mylar. Putnam, 1973, first edition. In near fine condition. How and why the transcontinental railroads were built, with cast of players from exploited Chinese and Irish gandy dancers and dance-hall girls to the Wall Street tycoons, land barons, and presidents who conned thousands onto the sterile waterless plains. William F. Cody was paid $500 a month to kill at least twelve buffalo a day for meat. In 18 months he killed 4,280 buffalo to nourish the Kansas Pacific's workmen. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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