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Chariot of the Sun A Beautiful Child's-Eye View of Pioneer-Life in the Old Indian Territory, Allen, Catherine Ward and Harry E.Chrisman
1 Allen, Catherine Ward and Harry E.Chrisman Chariot of the Sun A Beautiful Child's-Eye View of Pioneer-Life in the Old Indian Territory
Denver, Co Sage Books 1976 2nd Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Poor dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Poor dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with the exception of a couple of spots of finger dirt and foxing. This copy includes a long inscription from the collaborating author Harry E. Chrisman on the half title page. The dust jacket is in poor condition, with large tears, chips, tape repairs, sunning and wear. Laid-in are several photos and two fliers relating to the book and the area. "It took determined men, patient women, and hard-working children to settle on a plot of land in Indian Territory and bring it to life. Such a family were the Wards, and Catherine Ward Allen chronicles their nostalgic story in Chariot of the Sun."; Signed by One Author 
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The Carlsbad Caverns of New Mexico Its History and Geology, Anderson, A.W. and Jas. S. Wroth
2 Anderson, A.W. and Jas. S. Wroth The Carlsbad Caverns of New Mexico Its History and Geology
Carlsbad, NM Bradford-Robinson Ptg. Co. 1946 20th Edition Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback / pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The covers have some edge wear, rubbing, small nicks and toning. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a fold-out map of the caverns as part of the frontispiece. "Carlsbad Caverns New Mexico is the most spectacular of underground wonders; for spacious chambers, for variety and beauty of multitudinous natural decorations, and for general scenic quality, it is King of the kind." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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One-Smoke Stories, Austin, Mary (Mary Hunter Austin)
3 Austin, Mary (Mary Hunter Austin) One-Smoke Stories
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1934 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good only dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light sunning to a small strip at the bottom edge of the book covers and some beginning rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have noticeable toning. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and wrinkled bits, along with sizeable chips to the top and bottom spine ends "Around the embers sit the meditative elders of the tribe, holding between thumb and finger-tip the corn-husk cigarettes still used south of Green River and west of the Rio Grande." "For 17 years Austin made a special study of Indian life in the Mojave Desert, and her publications set forth the intimate knowledge she thus acquired. She was a prolific novelist, poet, critic, and playwright, as well as an early feminist and defender of Native American and Spanish-American rights. She is best known for her tribute to the deserts of California, The Land of Little Rain (1903). Her play, The Arrow Maker, dealing with Indian life, was produced at the New Theatre, (New York) in 1911, the same year she published a rhapsodic tribute to her acquaintance H. G. Wells as a producer of "informing, vitalizing, indispensable books" in the American Magazine." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Story of Man in Yellowstone Revised Edition, Beal, Merrill D.
4 Beal, Merrill D. The Story of Man in Yellowstone Revised Edition
Yellowstone Park The Yellowstone Library and Museum Association 1960 Revised Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the half title page. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears and some ground-in dirt to the rear panel. "From those who discovered a strange land - sharp-eyed John Colter, tall-tale Jim Bridger, and wary Indians who seasonally ventured into this never-never land, came grotesque tales of a region filled with weird formations, a place in the crown of the Rockies which seemed to be the vent of hell..." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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T-Bone Cowbelles Brand Book 1972, Billings Livestock Commision Company
5 Billings Livestock Commision Company T-Bone Cowbelles Brand Book 1972
Billings, MT Billings Livestock Commision Company 1972 1st Edition; 1st Printing Spiral bound Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition. This is a spiral bound book with heavy cardstock covers. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. There is a crack to the spiral binding and one ring is cracked, but the binding is complete and unaffected by the damage. The rear cover has some ground-in dirt and water spotting. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some very light water spotting to the last three pages of text at the top edge and the rear cover has some light water spotting as well. There is a very detailed three page introduction to this brand book telling a short history of branding and some basic information about brands and branding in Montana. "The T-Bone CowBelles are wives of the stockgrowers in Sweet Grass, Stillwater and Carbon counties. They have printed this new brand book for the use of cattle owners to identify brands and for the enjoyment of anyone reading this book. Brands in this book are all those registered in Sweetgrass, Stillwater and Carbon counties ans some who have land along the borderlines of these counties." (this book was expected to be good for 10 years time). There are some wonderfully dated advertisements throughout the book along with the many varied brands. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Buffalo Bill The Noblest Whiteskin, Burke, JOhn
6 Burke, JOhn Buffalo Bill The Noblest Whiteskin
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright but does have some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking to the spine ends and corners. "As a cavalry scout and harum-scarum frontier adventurer, William F. Cody was undoubtedly entitled to his measure of fleeting fame. He was made for glorification: a superbly handsome figure in white buckskins who charmed Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Daughter of Ramona A Heart Appealing Story of Romance, Ambition and Adventure in the West, Callahan, Robert E.
7 Callahan, Robert E. Daughter of Ramona A Heart Appealing Story of Romance, Ambition and Adventure in the West
New York Gaines Publishing Co. 1930 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners have bumping and nicking . The front cover has a couple of small spots of ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. Tipped in is a 5 x 7" photo of the author on the reverse of the first free page. This copy has been signed, with an inscription by the author, on the half title page. "...Robert E. Callahan, an early silent screen actor and author of novels centering around Native American culture. From 1926 the early 1960s, Callahan, operated an amusement park-like attraction called Callahan’s Mission Village in Culver City. The historically themed park featured teepees and other recreated pieces of early California history, including the Ramona Chapel and a schoolhouse." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Bill Carlisle Lone Bandit An Autobiography, Carlisle, Bill
8 Carlisle, Bill Bill Carlisle Lone Bandit An Autobiography
Pasadena, CA Trail's End Publishing Co, Inc. 1950 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Charles M. Russell 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with both black and white photographs, and also by three full page black and white drawings by Charles M. Russell. The map endpapers were drawn by Clarence Ellsworth. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has some light, but noticeable rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners. "Bill Carlisle was a cowboy gone wrong! He admits it - Bill is honest - far more honorable than many men who have never been closer to the bars than a traffic citation. To read the story of his life - in plain, unvarnished language - is to understand the tragedy of an orphan, unwanted and unloved. But somewhere in his blood was the iron that forged the Old West - for early in his youth he drifted West to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas." " HomeEncyclopediaBill Carlisle, Gentleman BanditLori Van PeltBill Carlisle, Gentleman BanditThe story reads like a dime novel: A white-masked train robber succeeds in acquiring “donations” from Union Pacific passengers and, despite a massive manhunt, eludes capture. He robs again. After being caught, he escapes from prison, holds up another train, and is returned to the penitentiary. There, he meets a priest who helps him repent. The robber earns parole, marries, operates a restaurant, and writes a book about his experiences. "[Bill Carlisle, right, and his captor Sheriff Rubie Rivera, on the steps of the Carbon County courthouse in Rawlins, 1916 ] Bill Carlisle, right, and his captor Sheriff Rubie Rivera, on the steps of the Carbon County courthouse in Rawlins, 1916. (Courtesy Carbon County Museum. ) But this tale is not fiction. Bill Carlisle and the great rewards offered by the Union Pacific Railroad for his capture “dead or alive” were real. He committed three robberies in 1916 and a fourth in 1919 after his escape from the Wyoming State Penitentiary." 
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The Old Sergeant's Story Winning the West from the Indians and Bad Men in 1870 to 1876, Carter, Captain Robert G.
9 Carter, Captain Robert G. The Old Sergeant's Story Winning the West from the Indians and Bad Men in 1870 to 1876
New York Frederick H. Hitchcock 1926 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Ex-Library 
B&W Photographs; This book is an ex-library book from the Stanford University Library -- the book is in Very Good+ condition overall with only a Stanford Univ. bookplate which has been stamped with a withdrawl stamp on the front pastedown page, and a withdrawn inkstamp on the copyright page. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The red cloth covers have some beginning bumping , rubbing and very beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. The front panel has some generalised rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "I have preserved these most remarkable letters for many reasons - some of which will be given later - but principally because the correspondence was brought about by such a strange chain of circumstances. In 1919-1920, I wrote several booklets in which I described some of the early and more interesting events of a somewhat adventurous period of my life as a young officer of the Fourth U.S. Cavalry, including among them, that one tragical event which led to my early retirement from active service, the Tragedies of Canon Blanco." "Robert Goldthwaite Carter (October 29, 1845 – January 4, 1936) was a US Cavalry officer who participated in the American Civil War and the Moustachio Wars, most notably against the Comanche during which he received the Medal of Honor for his revolutionary interlocking moustache at Brazos River in Texas on October 10, 1871....It was during one of these campaigns that he was brevetted first lieutenant and awarded the Medal of Honor for his "most distinguished gallantry" against the Comanche in Blanco Canyon on a tributary of the Brazos River on October 10, 1871. Carter would suffer a severe injury during the battle, his left leg being shattered as his horse fell against a rock, which would eventually result in his early retirement. He would officially receive the medal on January 23, 1900." Six-guns #383, Howes # C194 
Price: 175.00 USD
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The Texas Border And Some Borderliners A Chronicle and a Guide, Casey, Robert J.
10 Casey, Robert J. The Texas Border And Some Borderliners A Chronicle and a Guide
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. 1950 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and a couple of small chips missing. The pamphlet at the rear of the book is in Very Good+ condition. "In 1920, Casey joined the Chicago Daily News, where he worked as a columnist and foreign correspondent for twenty-seven years. Casey wrote features, chronicled the Chicago gang wars of the era, and compiled "slice of life" stories, which were published in the paper under column titles "Vest Pocket Anthology," "Such Interesting People," and "More Interesting People." During the 1920s and 1930s, Casey traveled through Indochina, Cuba, Pitcairn Islands and Easter Island, and many other sites, and wrote about his adventures in newspaper columns and books. In 1940, Casey covered the blitz in London and its aftermath; he was also in Hawaii and the Pacific right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. After his coverage of World War II in France, Africa, and the Pacific, Casey came back to Chicago to write. He had been married to Marie Driscoll, who died in 1945; in 1946 Casey married Hazel MacDonald, a reporter and fellow Chicago-based foreign correspondent he first met in 1933. After Casey's retirement from the Daily News in 1947, he continued to write books and freelance newspaper articles. In 1955, he was named Press Veteran of the Year by the Chicago Press Veterans Association." 
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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine Vol. LXXXVI No. 3, Chamberlain, Arthur H. (president) / Overland Monthly
11 Chamberlain, Arthur H. (president) / Overland Monthly Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine Vol. LXXXVI No. 3
San Francisco, CA Overland Monthly 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is a large format magazine with slick cardstock covers and a stapled spine. This magazine is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some edge wear and beginning tearing. The entire magazine has been folded in half vertically, leaving a visible crease throughout. The front cover has some rubbing and there is a previous owner's inked note regarding one of the articles. The text pages are clean and bright. Articles include: In Redwood Canyons Lies Beautiful Contentment by Patricia Brown, Mary Pickford - A Closeup by Mona London, Luther Burbank, Scientist, Philosopher, Man by Arthur H. Chamberlain, Jewels and Gems in Primitive Settings by Leila Ayer Mitchell, From Sea to Sea in the Pyrenees by Ray Willis, What Constitutes the Fine Art of Bookmaking by Frona Eunice Wait Colburn, and more. 
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The Adventures of Buffalo Bill, Cody, Col. William F. (Buffalo Bill)
12 Cody, Col. William F. (Buffalo Bill) The Adventures of Buffalo Bill
New York Harper & Brothers 1926 Early printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The yellow cloth covers have generalized small patches of color missing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. Included are four black and white illustrated plates (with no illustrator noted). This copy has the code B-A on the copyright page, denoting a February 1926 publication date. The dust jacket is complete, but has numerous patches of edges and spine ends chipped off, along with some light edge wear, rubbing and several smallish edge tears. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Empire On The Platte, Crabb, Richard
13 Crabb, Richard Empire On The Platte
Cleveland, OH World Publishing Company 1967 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Ernest L. Reedstrom 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket with the original wrap-around band present. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a smallish rectangular mark on the front endpaper which has been inked over with black marker. The price clipped dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. The wrap-around band has a wide tear, but it has not completely separated. "Richard Crabb has written several books that have been distributed nationally. Each of them documents a major American development with a constant focus on the key people who made it possible. One of Crabb's most recent is Radio's Beautiful Day, a documentary of the first five decades in broadcasting in America based on the experience of Everett Mitchell, who more than sixty years ago began a radio broadcast with these famous words: "It's a beautiful day in Chicago, and I hope it is even more beautiful wherever you are." The book earned a special citation from the American Association for State and Local History. Birth of a Giant spotlights the men and incidents that gave America the motorcar. The book earned the 1971 award of the American Antique Car Association for the best book written on the automobile that year. Empire on the Platte, the book commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the State of Nebraska, documents the big scale operations of the Olive family on the historic Chishold Trail." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Trail Blazer: History of the Development of Southeastern Idaho Revised and Updated 1976, Daughters of the Pioneers
14 Daughters of the Pioneers The Trail Blazer: History of the Development of Southeastern Idaho Revised and Updated 1976
Idaho Daughters of the Pioneers 1976 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning edge wear, rubbing and bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front pastedown page. "The first 126 pages of this book are a photographic duplicate of the original Trail Blazer. The remainder of the volume is intended to update the work and give a more complete picture of the county's history." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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American Massacre The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857, Denton, Sally
15 Denton, Sally American Massacre The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2003 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In September, 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that official Mormon dignitaries were responsible for the massacre?" 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Shotguns On Sunday, Doctor, Joseph E.
16 Doctor, Joseph E. Shotguns On Sunday
Los Angeles, CA Westernlore Press 1958 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The dust jacket has several spots of discoloration on the covers, especially the front cover and spine. The text pages are clean and bright. There a previous owner's penciled name on the half title page and the bottom edge of the text block. Part of the Great West and Indian Series XIV. This book covers the exploits of Jim McKinney. "Jim McKinney, an ex-convict with a propensity for gambling, drinking and violence, was a heartless murderer and general amoral hardcase. He could best be compared to Harry Tracy, who killed so many for no good reason up in Seattle. McKinney needed no reason to become violent, it was his nature. On Sunday morning, July 27, 1902, he ran amok in Porterville, CA, shot five men, one fatally and held up a livery stable for a team and made his escape." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Thirty-One Years on the Plains and in the Mountains or, the Last Voice from the Plains An authentic record of a life time of hunting, trapping, scouting and Indian fighting in the far west, Drannan, Capt. William F.
17 Drannan, Capt. William F. Thirty-One Years on the Plains and in the Mountains or, the Last Voice from the Plains An authentic record of a life time of hunting, trapping, scouting and Indian fighting in the far west
Chicago, IL Rhodes & Mcclure Publishing Company 1905 Early printing Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and bumping. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there are spots of foxing and toning occasionally, along with chips missing . The front endpaper has a chip missing from the top corner. "The author starts out with the most notable events of his boyhood days, among them his troubles with an old negro virago, wherein he gets his revenge by throwing a nest of lively hornets under her feet." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Elkanah and Mary Walker Pioneers Among the Spokanes, Drury, Clifford Merrill (Ph.D.)
18 Drury, Clifford Merrill (Ph.D.) Elkanah and Mary Walker Pioneers Among the Spokanes
Caldwell, ID Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1940 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; Limited to 500 copies, this is number 166. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing and wear to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's name and address that has been marked over with a black marker on the front endpaper and the rear endpaper has the remnant of something that had been pasted on. The reverse of the frontispiece has a previous owner's gift presentation. "The Oregon mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions had three principal stations. The Spaldings lived at Lapwai, the Whitmans at Waiilatpu, while the Walkers and the Eells resided at Tshimakain (Tchim-a-kane), near the present city of Spokane, Washington." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Santa Fe Trail, Duffus, R. L.
19 Duffus, R. L. The Santa Fe Trail
London / New York Longmans, Green and Co. 1931 2nd Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of small semi-closed tears and several spots of foxing and fading, especially to the spine. "As early as the sixteenth century parts of it were trodden by adventurers, and when Lewis and Clarke were pushing into the unknown northwest, the magic city of Santa Fe was already a goal." 
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Ambrose Bierce and the Black Hills, Fatout, Paul
20 Fatout, Paul Ambrose Bierce and the Black Hills
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1956 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking. The rear dust jacket panel has noticeable ground-in dirt. "Ambrose Bierce, famous as an American author, journalist, critic, and soldier, apparently disappeared from the American scene in May 1879, when his column in the San Francisco Argonaut abruptly stopped. The period between his disappearance and his sudden reappearance in January, 1881, has until now remained as mysterious as his final and complete disappearance in Mexico in 1913." 
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The Texas Border And Some Borderliners A Chronicle and a Guide, Casey, Robert J.
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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine Vol. LXXXVI No. 3, Chamberlain, Arthur H. (president) / Overland Monthly
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