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"REVEALED A STRANGE AND UNKNOWN WORLD, FULL OF EXCITING WONDERS"

LEWIS, Meriwether, and CLARKE, William. Travels to the Source of the Missouri River. London, 1815. Three volumes.

Second English edition, "a reproduction, in larger type and better paper, of the Philadelphia [first] edition of 1814" (Sabin), published one year after that edition, with large folding map and five additional maps. $18,500.

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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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TAOS PUEBLO, SIGNED BY ADAMS

ADAMS, Ansel and AUSTIN, Mary. Taos Pueblo. Boston, 1977.

Signed limited edition, number 226 of 950 copies signed by Adams of this work exploring the fluid relationship between the architecture of Pueblo buildings and the Southwestern landscape. A fine facsimile of the very rare original 1930 edition, with 12 finely screened duotones by Ansel Adams and woodcut motifs by Valenti Angelo. $3400.

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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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"FIRST AMERICAN JUVENILE BOOK ON THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI REGION"

(SNELLING, William Joseph) BELL, Solomon [pseudonym]. Tales of Travels West of the Mississippi. Boston, 1830.

First edition of this collection of accounts of western travel, including the expeditions of Lewis and Clark, Long, and Jewitt. Written for a younger audience, this illustrated account includes a double-page map of the United States west of the Mississippi River, wood-engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, and 37 wood-engraved illustrations throughout the text. $1400.

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