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Friday, September 24, 2010

Western Americana: New stuff in

Stout: Montana Its Story and Biography A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Montana and Three Decades of Statehood
The American Historical Society, Chicago, 1921. Three volume set. Information on Custer and the Little Big Horn battlefield. Herd 2178, Six-Guns 2149, "Has a long chapter on the and vigilantes of Montana." $300.

Idaho: A Guide in Word and Picture
WPA, Caxton Printers, 1937
Signed by Vardis Fisher, the State Director of the WPA in Idaho, who wrote most of the book but whose name was omitted from this first printing ... Very rare: This was the first American Guide published by the WPA and most of this printing was destroyed in a warehouse fire in January, 1937. Torn DJ, mild warping in some of the pages, overall very good plus. $500.00

Raymer: Montana: The Land and the People. Three Volume set.
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. Three volume set. 634, 842, 863pp. Quarto [26.5 cm] Dark blue pebbled cloth. Blind stamped borders to boards. Blind stamped bands to backstrips. Titles gilt stamped on backstrips. All edges marbled. Marbled endsheets and pastedowns. Very good Minor sunning to heads of boards. Light rubbing to corners. Index included in volume one. Black and white illustrations throughout. Volume one contains histories of the native tribes of Montana, Lewis and Clark, Yellowstone, the Fur Trade in Montana, the gold rush boom, railroads, Custer, copper mining and the beginning of the twentieth century. Volumes two and three offer biographical sketches of the prominent and leading men (and women) that made Montana. $400

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