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Western Fiction

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Blood On The Land, Bonham, Frank
1 Bonham, Frank Blood On The Land
New York Ballantine Books 1952 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean condition however the text pages are noticably toned due to the acid content of the paper. There are a couple of small spots of foxing starting on the edges of the book cover. The dust jacket is clean and bright but has one one inch semi-closed edge tear to the top front edge, some noticable rubbing and beginning edge wear to the spine ends and corners and some fading / sunning to the spine. There is some beginning foxing to the flap edges of the dust jacket as well. "Ross Chance had travelled a long way to get to this spot - across a thousand miles of bleak range and five years of galling pride and bitter lonliness. In those yearshis land had been taken and his father killed. He had no evidence - nothing that would stand up in a court of law. But the gun in his hand was judge and jury. This land was his, and he would hold it - law or no law." 
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Night Raid A Western Novel, Bonham, Frank
2 Bonham, Frank Night Raid A Western Novel
New york Ballantine Books 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The book is in Fine condition with a dust jacket in Near Fine condition with some light rubbing and one tiny nick to the bottom front edge of the dust jacket. Ther is some generalize light toning to the rear cover of the dust jacket. "Under the hot Texas sun, the town of Paisano smoldered with hatred. In the cool darkness of Prothro's comanche Bar men talked of Scanlon's murder and the vengeance raid on San Miguel. Across the border an armed band of Mexicans waited for the cover of night." 
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Gunman's Gold, Brand, Max
3 Brand, Max Gunman's Gold
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1940 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
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, but have noticeable toning / foxing due to the poor quality of paper that was used. The dust jacket has seom light edge nicking and wear, especially to the spine ends. The colors on the dust jacket are bright and crisp. "Although Sam Shannigan was only a cowhand, his exploits had long been a legend in the West. Famous for taking care of his own troubles, he was often hired by others to handle theirs. That's why a little job like getting a man out of jail who was accused of murder seemed fairly simple to him." 
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This Violent Land (Signed), Jacobs, William H.
4 Jacobs, William H. This Violent Land (Signed)
New York Frederick Fell, Inc. 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has some light bumping and a light crease. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though with some light toning. There is a previous owner's ink stamped address on the rear endpaper and a bookplate on the front pastedown page. This copy has been signed with a long inscription on the front endpaper by the author. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears along with some rubbing and light edge wear. "This is a novel of the West as it really was - and is still remembered - in its most violent, yet most glorious era: The legend-packed West of Tombstone and Dodge City. The frontier West of Texas cattlemen and Wyoming pioneers. The outlaw West of fabulous Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Arizona, Kelland, Clarence Budington
5 Kelland, Clarence Budington Arizona
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1940 Reprint 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 mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is illustrated with two stills from the Columbia Pictures movie (Extravaganza! ) , one on the front cover, and another on the rear cover. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks, tears and smallish chips (mostly to the spine ends and joints) . There are spots of foxing / toning to the front panel and general tgoning / ground-in dirt to the rear panel. "Forced to drop out of a California gold rush wagon train, Phoebe Titus finds herself stranded in Arizona. She has no money but she can bake pies - and that is the start of her amazing adventures. She branches out into all sorts of business that women never thought of entering: freighting, the most hazardous undertaking in the old Southwest ... " "Clarence Budington "Bud" Kelland (July 11, 1881 – February 18, 1964) was an American writer. He once described himself as "the best second-rate writer in America". Although largely forgotten now, Kelland had a long career as a writer of fiction and short stories, stretching from 1913 to 1960. He was published in many magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post and The American Magazine. A prolific writer, his output included sixty novels and some two hundred short stories. His best known juvenile works were the Mark Tidd series and the Catty Atkins series, while his best known adult work was the Scattergood Baines series." 
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Tide of Empire, Kyne, Peter B.
6 Kyne, Peter B. Tide of Empire
New York Cosmopolitan Book Corporation 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by W. Smithson Broadhead Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some very beginning rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, by the author on the front endpaper. "In the late spring of 1848 a mounted man, herding before him two pack-animals, paused at timber-line in the mouth of a pass through the formidable range which forms the principal barrier between California and Nevada and which sinc e has been named - for no particular reason - for such is the paucity of men's imaginations - the White Mountains." "Peter B. Kyne (October 12, 1880 – November 25, 1957) was an American novelist who published between 1904 and 1940. He was born and died in San Francisco, California. Many of his works were adapted into screenplays starting during the silent film era, particularly his first novel, The Three Godfathers, which was published in 1913 and proved to be a huge success. More than 100 films were adapted from his works between 1914 and 1952, many of the earliest without consent or compensation. Kyne also created the character of Cappy Ricks in a series of novels." ; Signed by Author 
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Rivers West, L'Amour, Louis
7 L'Amour, Louis Rivers West
New York Saturday Review Press / E. P. Dutton 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
SIGNED By Dust Jacket Artist. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine - dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has one nick to the top spine end. The book has been signed on the title page by the dust jacket artist William George. George has also signed the rear flap of the dust jacket. "In this new novel, Louis L'Amour, America's most popular writer of Western fiction, unfolds an exciting tale of the wilderness frontier. The year is 1821. The westward expansion of the United States boundaries brings into the barely settled, rich river valleys and forests thousands of adventuring people - true pioneers and patriots as well as scoundrels, fortune-seekers, and thieves." "In the 1950s, L'Amour began to sell novels. L'Amour's first novel, published under his own name, was Westward The Tide, published by World's Work in 1951. The short story, The Gift of Cochise was printed in Colliers (5 July 1952) and seen by John Wayne and Robert Fellows, who purchased the screen rights from L'Amour for $4,000. James Edward Grant was hired to write a screenplay based on this story changing the main character's name from Ches Lane to Hondo Lane. L'Amour retained the right to novelize the screenplay and did so, even though the screenplay differed substantially from the original story. This was published as Hondo in 1953 and released on the same day the film opened with a blurb from John Wayne stating that "Hondo was the finest Western Wayne had ever read". During the remainder of the decade L'Amour produced a great number of novels, both under his own name as well as others (e. G. Jim Mayo). Also during this time he rewrote and expanded many of his earlier short story and pulp fiction stories to book length for various publishers." ; Signed by Illustrator 
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Kingdom Of The Spur, Markey, Gene (Eugene Willford "gene" Markey)
8 Markey, Gene (Eugene Willford "gene" Markey) Kingdom Of The Spur
New York Ballantine Books 1953 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book number H-18. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing with some beginning paper loss to the bottom spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright, but are noticeably toned / darkened due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and a couple of very small edge nicks and tears along with one very small chip. There is one semi-closed edge tear to the top rear spine joint of the dust jacket. "Terril was a wanderer, a cowhoand riding for wages on other men's range. He owned the clothes on his back, the saddle he rode, the Colt .44 at his side. Then he met Miguel de Sabara, richest of Mexico's great landowners, and the pattern of his life changed. He rode south of the border to serve the cattle king - and discovered a tyrant." "He went to Hollywood in 1929 and became a screenwriter for Twentieth Century Fox. His screen credits included King of Burlesque (1936) starring Alice Faye, Girls' Dormitory (1936) featuring Herbert Marshall, and On the Avenue (1937) , starring Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, and Alice Faye. He was also the producer of the 1937 Shirley Temple film, Wee Willie Winkie, among others. Although he was not overly handsome, he was a very skilled conversationalist and he quickly became a popular fixture in Hollywood society. Among his good friends in Hollywood were producer John Hay Whitney, composer Irving Berlin, and actors Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. , Ward Bond and John Wayne. He would often go fishing with Bond and Wayne off Catalina Island. A 1946 article in the Washington Times Herald said, "Other Men Say: What's Gene Markey Got That We Haven't Got?" The article ran a photo of Rudolph Valentino with the caption, "NOT SO HOT – By Comparison." 
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Hopalong Cassidy Takes Cards, Mulford, Clarence E.
9 Mulford, Clarence E. Hopalong Cassidy Takes Cards
New York Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc. 1937 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. This is a stated first edition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping to the spine ends of the book cover along with some beginning nicking and beginning fraying to the bottom spine end. The spine of the book has a slight slant and there are several small spots of white discoloration to the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable generalized toning. "Twice during the year, Hopalong Cassidy, sheriff of Twin River, had gone up into the wild, rugged country to the north and and west to investigagte rumors of rustling. When the rumors came for the third time, he sat down to 'figger things out." "Clarence Edward Mulford (3 February 1883 – 10 May 1956) was the creator of the character Hopalong Cassidy and who wrote many works of fiction and nonfiction....More than just writing a very popular series of Westerns, Mulford recreated an entire detailed and authentic world filled with characters drawn from his extensive library research. His biographer, Francis Nevins, characterized Mulford's writing as "rooted in Victorian convention." Nevins also states that he originated the Western series that has continuous characters, and that, unlike the characters of most later Western series writers, his aged." 
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The Peacemaker 199p., Poole, Richard
10 Poole, Richard The Peacemaker 199p.
New York Ballantine Books 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Part of the Ballantine Books Hardback series, this book was published simultaneously with the paperback and is the First Hardback Edition. Book number H-60. This book is in Near Fine conditoin and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some beginning edge wear, nicking and a couple of small semi-closed edge tears. "A man who came without guns. A man who didn't want to fight. But a man who would fight if he had to." "The Peacemaker (1956) is a western film directed by Ted Post and starring James Mitchell, Rosemarie Bowe, and Jan Merlin. Hal Richards based the script on the novel of the same name by Richard Poole. Producer Hal R. Makelim intended The Peacemaker to be the first of a series of low-budget productions. According to Merlin, who played the villain, shooting took only "seven or ten days." Although the film featured some successful character actors like Hugh Sanders in supporting roles, none of the performers qualified as marquee names; in fact, at this point in his career, star James Mitchell was known only as a dancer (despite some dramatic roles at MGM). While Makelim tried to compensate for these problems by marketing the film to a religious audience—the local clergymen were invited to the film's premiere in Wichita -The Peacemaker enjoyed only sporadic distribution and was not widely reviewed. Makelim managed to produce only one more film, Valerie (1957) , and Mitchell would not make another film appearance until The Turning Point (1977)." 
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Cattle Annie And Little Britches, Ward, Robert
11 Ward, Robert Cattle Annie And Little Britches
New York Morrow 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
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 two small semi-closed tears and some beginning ground-in dirt. "Robert Ward is an American writer. He is a native of Baltimore currently living in Los Angeles. Ward has numerous credits as novelist, teacher, journalist, screenwriter, producer, and actor. Shedding Skin was published in 1972 after taking five years to complete. Ward worked on it for two years while living in a hippie commune in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. He destroyed the first draft of the manuscript before moving back to Baltimore where he began working on it once again. In 1968, in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , he escaped the North Ave. Riots in Baltimore with only his manuscript and guitar before his block was burned down. Some chapters from Shedding Skin were published in the Winter 1970 Carolina Quarterly. Shedding Skin was published by Harper & Row in 1972. After publication it won the National Endowment of the Arts award for first novel of exceptional merit. Cattle Annie and Little Britches was adapted into a movie in 1981 that was directed by Lamont Johnson. Ward adapted his own novel. It saw some favorable responses from critics, including praise from The New York Times, before being pulled from theaters after only one week." 
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