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Last Updated December 1, 2016


1. Alter, J. Cecil. James Bridger: Trapper, Frontiersman, Scout and Guide. A Historical Narrative. Long's College Book Co., 1951. Limited to 1,000 and signed by the author on the half-title page. Red covers show some wear to the spine edges and corners. A clean and tight copy. $38.50

2. Brooks, George R., editor. THE SOUTHWEST EXPEDITION OF JEDEDIAH S. SMITH:  HIS PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA, 1826-1827. Glendale, California: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1977. 259 pages. Light wear to the corners. A clean and tight copy. Second printing. Clean and tight. $60.00

3. Chase, Don M. He Opened the West: And Led the First White Explorers through Northwest California, May-June, 1828. Del Norte Triplicate Press, 1958. 36 pages. Softbound covers in very good condition. $6.25

4. Cox, Ross. THE COLUMBIA RIVER: OR SCENES AND ADVENTURES DURING A RESIDENCE OF SIX YEARS ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AMONG VARIOUS TRIBES OF INDIANS HITHERTO UNKNOWN. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1957. 398 pages. Some shelf wear to binding. Corners bumped. Dust jacket has some chips to the edges. $14.50

5. Dale, Harrison Clifford. The Ashley-Smith Explorations and the Discovery of a Central Route to the Pacific, 1822-1829. Arthur H. Clark, 1918. 352 pages. Shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners slightly bumped. Slight shelf wear to the spine and corners. The corners are slightly worn through. Slight fading to the spine. The binding is tight and overall this is a solid copy of the 1918 first edition. $100.00

6. Dodge, Grenville M. Biographical Sketch of James Bridger: Mountaineer, Trapper, and Guide. None Indicated, 1970. Light brown stapled softbound covers in very good condition. $9.50

7. Ferris, Warren Angus. Life in the Rocky mountains, 1830-1835. Salt Lake City: Rocky Mountain Book Shop, 1940. 272 pages. This is the 1940 edition published by the Rock Mountain Book Shop. Bound in tan buckram. Some shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Some discoloration to the edges of the boards and some fading to the gold lettering on the spine and cover title. $55.00

8. Flandrau, Grace. Astor and the Oregon Country. Great Northern Railway, 1930. Brown paper wrappers show some wear to the edges. A couple of small tears and light soiled spots to the covers. A clean and tightly bound copy. $38.00

9. Greenie, Sydney. Furs to Furrows; an Epic of Rugged Individualism. Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1939. Shelf wear to the binding. The dust jacket has several long tape-repaired tears. $20.00

10. Hafen, Leroy R.-editor. The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West. Complete 10 Volume set. Glendale, California: Arhur H. Clark, 1965. Complete set of 10 volumes, published from 1965-1972. Shelf wear to the spien edges and corners and titles slightly faded on the spines. A clean and tight set of this comprehensive historical set. $700.00

11. Hanson, James Austin & Kathryn J. Wilson. THE MOUNTAIN MAN'S SKETCH BOOK. Volume I. Chadron, Nebraska: The Fur Press, 1979. Volume 1 only. Oblong softbound covers. Some shelf wear. Light soiling to the covers. Signed by authors. Softbound covers. $9.50

12. Hewitt, J. N. B. & Myrtis Jarrell-Contributors. Journal of Rudolph Friederich Kurz. An Account of His Experiences Among Fur Traders and American Indians on the Mississippi and the Upper Missouri Rivers During the Year 1846 to 1852. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 115. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1937. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. A couple of small chips and tears to the cover. $20.00

13. Laut, Agnes C. The Fur Trade of America. The MacMillan Company, 1921. Shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners slightly bumped.  $10.00

14. Leonard, Zenas. Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1934. 1934 Lakeside Press edition. Maroon cloth covers show light wear to the spine edges and corners. A clean and bright copy in near very good condition. $20.00

15. Lewis, William S. & Paul C. Phillips. The Journal of John Work: A Chief-Trader of the Hudson's Bay Company During His Expedition from Vancouver to the Flatheads and Blackfeet of the Pacific Northwest. The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1923. 209 pages. 1923 first printing. Some shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. The corners are slightly bumped. A clean and tight copy. $125.00

16. Mumey, Nolie. Old Forts and Trading Posts of the West. Bent's Old Fort and Bent's New Fort on the Arkansas River. Volume 1, all Published. Denver, Colorado: Artcraft Press, 1956. 239 pages. Limited edition of 500 copies, signed by the author. This copy also has an additional signature and dated inscription by the author on the front blank endpaper. Red cloth covers show light wear to the spine edges and corners. A clean and tight copy. $75.00

17. Quaife, Milo Milton. FORTY YEARS A FUR TRADER ON THE UPPER MISSOURI: THE PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF CHARLES LARPENTEUR 1833-1872. Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1933. Shelf wear to the binding and rubbing to the spine and corners. Lakeside Classics edition. $19.50

18. Skarsten, M.O. &  Map Illustrated. George Drouillard, Hunter and Interpreter for Lewis and Clark and Fur Traders, 1807-1810. The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1964. Shelf wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners. A clean and tight copy. $65.00

19. Smith, Alson J. MEN AGAINST THE MOUNTAINS: JEDEDIAH SMITH AND THE GREAT SOUTH WEST EXPEDITION OF 1926-1829. New York: John Day Company, 1965. 320 pages. Shelf wear to the binding. The dust jacket has a few small tears and chips to the edges. $9.50

20. Thwaites, Reuben Gold. COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN. Volume 20-"The Fur Trade in Wisconsin, 1812-1825" and "A Wisconsin Fur Trader's Journal, 1803-04". Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1911. 497 pages. Blue cloth covers show shelf wear to the spine edges and corners, with the corners slightly bumped. There is a printer's error on pages 435-438, where pages 435 and 436 reprinted on top of pages 437 and 438. There are also some tears to these pages. The rest of the text is free from defects. The front and back hinges are cracked, but the binding is holding. Still a solid copy of this important fur trade, Wisconsin history. $20.00

21. Vandiveer, Clarence A. THE FUR TRADE AND EARLY WESTERN EXPLORATION. Cleveland, Ohio: Arthur H. Clark, 1929. 316 pages. Green cloth binding shows some wear to the spine edges and the corners. A clean and tight copy  $47.50

22. Wilson, Iris Higbie. WILLIAM WOLFSKILL, 1798-1866: FRONTIER TRAPPER TO CALIFORNIA RANCHERO. Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1965. Some wear to spine and corners, else near VG. A clean and tight copy. $33.95

23. Wood, Raymund F. Monuments to Jedediah Smith. Jedediah Smith Society, 1984. 47 pages. Large softbound covers with stapled binding. Very good condition. $10.50

24. Woodward, Arthur. THE DENOMINATORS OF THE FUR TRADE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF WRITINGS ON THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE FUR TRADE. Pasadena, California: Socio-Technical Publications, 1970. 73 pages. Light wear to the blue cloth covers. $17.50

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