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CHARLES ELLIOT PERKINS’ OWN COPY OF THE PINTO HORSE

PERKINS, Charles E. The Pinto Horse. Santa Barbara, 1927.

First edition, with a signed original pen-and-ink illustration of a cowboy on horseback by Edward Borein and “Charles Elliot Perkins-Santa Barbara-California, May 1928” written in the author’s hand on the front free endpaper. $7200.

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“IN THESE LANDS, THE HORSE-THIEF IS THE GREAT ENEMY OF MANKIND”

BURTON, Richard F. City of the Saints. London, 1861.

First edition of this important travel narrative exploring 19th-century America from the civilized East to the Wild West, with an extensive look at the early Mormon community including an interview with Brigham Young, illustrated with a folding plan of Salt Lake City, a folding chart, frontispiece, and eight plates. $3800.

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ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND BEST-ILLUSTRATED SURVEYS OF THE WEST

IVES, Joseph C. Report upon the Colorado River of the West. Washington, 1861.

First edition, Senate issue, of this important survey of the Colorado River area, with two large folding maps, eight large folding panoramic views, seven full-page chromolithographic portraits of Native Americans, 16 full-page engravings and lithographs of views (one in color, five tinted), three paleontology plates and numerous in-text wood-engravings. $3200.

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"THE FIRST WORK IN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO RELAY THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER"

(BECKWOURTH, James P.) BONNER, T.D. Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth. New York, 1856.

First edition of "a classic of pioneer days in the West," the dramatic life of Black western explorer and pioneer James Beckwourth, born the enslaved son of a white overseer and an African woman, whose history, like that of thousands of African American pioneers, "raises a different lens to an old tale," with engraved frontispiece and twelve full-page engraved illustrations, in original cloth. $2000.

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THE LONG EXPEDITION OF 1823, WITH VALUABLE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SIOUX AND CHIPPEWAY AND FOLDING MAP OF THE WESTERN ROUTE

KEATING, William H. Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River. London, 1825. Two volumes.

First English edition of the leading work on Major Long’s second expedition to explore the headwaters of the Mississippi, with large folding map of the route, eight engraved plates, three folding tables and a comparative vocabulary of four tribal languages. Desirable in original boards. $2000.

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