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1 APPENDIX TO THE REPORT ON THE TRIAL OF JOHN FRANCIS KNAPP ON AN INDICTMENT FOR MURDER, Containing The New Evidence, the Arguments of Counsel & the Charge of His Honor Judge Putnam, to the Jury, on the Second Trial.
Salem, Massachusetts Salem Edition 1830 1st soft covered booklet stitched at spine. Good 8vo 
72pp. Soft beige card covers and pages are quite foxed, but text is legible and pages are in good condition. A scarce pamphlet on this famous New England crime. The second trial of John Francis Knapp, who was one of the conspirators in the murder of Captain Joseph White, a wealthy octogenarian. Knapp and his brother Joseph hired a man called Richard Crowninshield to murder their wealthy uncle in order to gain his inheritance. Famous lawyer, Daniel Webster appeared for the Prosecution and his eloquence led to the accessories being convicted for murder, although the actual killer had hanged himself before the trial. Joseph refused to testify against his brother and this denied him immunity, so both men stood trial, were convicted and executed. 
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2 BOOKS FOR THE WESTERN LIBRARY. 1965. 4 EDITIONS. Vol. IV. Nos. 1-4.
USA Journal of the West Reprint stapled card covers VG 8vo 
Reprints of four editions from January, April, July and October 1965. Pages numbered 107- 124pp; 277-297pp; 469-482pp and 3-44pp - this is a slightly different format with glossy paper covers instead of cream card. VG copies, one set of staples little rusted. Each edition also contains pages of contemporary advertisements. Size approx. 10" x 7" (25cm x 17cm). Analytical reports on books on Western History, these four editions contain over 100 reviews. 
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3 BOOKS FOR THE WESTERN LIBRARY. 2 Editions - Vol.II No.4. October 1963 & Vol.V No.1. January 1966.
USA Reprint from Journal of the West Reprint stapled booklet VG 8vo 
477pp-496pp & 3-38pp. Each edition also contains contemporary advertisements. VG copies. 1963 stapled booklet in cream card covers and 1966 in glossy paper covers. The latter edition was presented courtesy of the Bookmark, Tustin, CA. Analytical reviews of books on Western History,editions contain 24 and 56 respectively. Size approx. 10" x 7" (25cm x 17cm). 
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4 BOOKS FOR THE WESTERN LIBRARY. Vol. III. Nos. 1-4. SET OF FOUR EDITIONS.
USA Journal of the West REPRINT stapled card covers VG 8vo 
Reprints of 4 editions from January, April, July and October 1964. Pages numbered 115-137pp; 257-274pp; 401-425pp and 539-559pp plus contemporary advertisements in each booklet. VG in cream card covers, size approx. 10" x 7" (25cm x 17cm). Full length analytical reviews of New Books on Western History, these four editions cover over 100 reviews. 
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5 DALLAS '63. The British Forum for Views and Research Into the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Number 2. Volume 1. May 1994.
UK 1994 First Edition Soft Cover VG 4to 
40pp. Illus. in text. Grey card covers with black spine. Chapters in this edition of the Magazine include Tributes to Larry Howard (co-founder and Director of the Dallas based JFK Assassination Centre); How news of the Kennedy and Oswald murders first reached Britain (Ian Griggs); The Garrison Case (Justin Bowley); The Frank Ragano Allegation (Paul Byrne); The Killing of the President, Review (Mike Royden) etc. 
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6 PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL CONGRESS OF THE NATIONAL PRISON ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES, Held at Chicago, June 7-10, 1893
Chicago Knight, Leonard & Co. 1893 First Edition Hardcover VG 8vo 
134pp+frontis. of Rutherford B. Hayes with tissue guard. Navy cloth with gilt titles, one page edge neatly repaired, no text affected. A very clean, smart copy. Proceedings include List of Officers, Standing Committees, Rutherford B. Hayes - In Memoriam; Report of the Standing Committee on Prison Discipline - Capt. J.W. Pope; The Lease System in Tennessee and other Southern States - P.D. Sims, M.D. 
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7 SID RICHARDSON COLLECTION OF WESTERN ART. The Works of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell
Fort Worth, Texas Sid Richardson Collection 1997 1569441529 / 9781569441527 First Soft Cover Fine coloured glossy card covers large 8vo 
33pp. Coloured illustrations in text. A superbly presented illustrated booklet from the Museum which opened in November, 1982. The Museum and Foundation are located in a replica of an 1895 building in Sundance Square, Fort Worth. Sid Richardson was born in Athens, Texas in 1891 and made his fortune from the oil business. His wonderful collection of Art is one of the major attractions of the town with its unique collection of art work by Remington and Russell. 
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8 ADAMS, Ramon F COWBOY LINGO
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1936 First Edition Hardcover GOOD No Dj 8VO 
257pp+illus. Beige cloth with red titles, rather dusty and little marked. Pencil notes relating to the contents of the book on endpapers and few in margins, but o/w pages very clean internally. "The first book devoted entirely to the language of the cowman" - Rampaging Herd, No.13. A fascinating look at all aspects of the cowboy, his life and work by an author who is one of the foremost authorities on Western history. A note on the endpaper says "Pure Entertainment!" which sums it up well. Includes some wonderful illustrations by Nick Eggenhofer (1897-1985) - who was known for his superb western dry-brush illustrations and later produced highly esteemed watercolours and oils for Western galleries. 
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9 AKIN, Wallace THE FORGOTTEN STORM. The Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925
Guilford, CT Lyons Press 2002 158574607X / 9781585746071 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 8vo 
xv+173pp+illus. The author was two years old when the Tri-State Tornado picked up his house - with him and his mother inside - and dropped it on top of two other collapsed buildings. Across town his father lay unconscious near his auto shop and his brother managed to crawl from beneath the ruined shop. Using first person accounts from his family and neighbours, newspaper reports and diaries, he reconstructs a blow-by-blow account of the terrible events, attempts to explain how it began and how it changed his life by making him aware of weather patterns. This led to a distinguished academic career in geography and climate. Includes Bibliography and Index. 
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10 ALTROCCHI, Julia Cooley SNOW COVERED WAGONS. A Pioneer Epic. The Donner Party Expedition 1846-1847.
New York Macmillan 1936 1st hardcover VG no dj 8vo 
xxiii+203pp. VG in grey covers with black titles, just a little wear and a little sunned. Endpapers lightly tanned, maps inside covers but internally clean. Edges uncut. The story of the Donner Party personnel, events and tragedy told in form of an Epic poem. Includes Dramatis Personae, Roster of Life, Roster of Death, Roster of Relief and sections on Dream of Wagons; Dust Covered Wagons and Snow Covered Wagons, recounting their aspirations and the reality of the venture. 
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11 ANDERS, Leslie THE TWENTY-FIRST MISSOURI. From Home Guard to Union Regiment.
Connecticut Greenwood Press 1975 0837179629 / 9780837179629 First Edition Hardcover Fine Dj not called for 8vo 
x+298pp. Illus. in text. Contributions to Military History, Number 11. Bound in green cloth with silver titles. The Twenty-first Missouri Volunteer Infantry was formed on December 31st, 1861, when the understrength First and Second North-east Missouri Volunteers merged. Following the muster in at Canton, the new outfit left for the lower Mississippi valley. It was the first Union regiment engaged at Shiloh and, after a severe mauling, went on to participate in both battles of Corinth later that year. Other campaigns followed, including skirmishes and scouting in Western Kentucky and Tennessee, Sherman's Meridian expedition, the battle of Tupelo, the Price raid into Missouri, battle of Nashville and seige and assault on Mobile's Fort Blakely in April 1865. After the close of hositilities the regiment was a mainstay of federal authority on Alabama's Gulf coast. Includes Bibliographical Essay and Index. 
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12 ANDREWS, Evangeline Walker, Editor, in Collaboration with Charles McLean Andrews, Farnam Professor of American History in Yale University JOURNAL OF A LADY OF QUALITY, Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina and Portugal, in the Years 1774-1776
New Haven Yale University Press 1923 Third Printing Hardcover VG No Jacket 8vo 
341pp+illus. Grey cloth with marbled boards, a little rubbed at extremes, paper label dusty.Top-edge-gilt. Edges uncut. Neat pencilled inscription to endpaper, o/w pages very clean. The journal falls into four parts, dealing respectively with the voyage from Scotland to the West Indies; life and experiences in the West Indies and the voyage from St. Kitts to the Cape Fear River; life on the Cape Fear prior to the American War of Independence and experiences of Miss Schaw and her companions in Portugal on the way back to Scotland. The name of the diariest does not appear in the original manuscript and the editors had to research many archives in order to trace the careers of those who play the leading parts in the story. A fascinating account. Appendices include The Highland Emigration; The Martin Family; 'Olivees' and the Hamiltons; James Innes & Francis Corbin; James Murray and John Rutherford; Archibald Neilson; Captain John Abraham Collet, etc. Includes Index. (1st published 1921). 
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13 ARMES, Ethel, Compiled and Edited by NANCY SHIPPEN HER JOURNAL BOOK
Philadelphia/London J.B. Lippincott 1935 1st hardcover VG Good 8vo 
348pp+illus.+ folding genealogical table. Dj a little chipped and frayed but all titles complete, just minor loss to corners. Neat sig. to endpaper. Blue covers a little rubbed at extremes. A moving drama of a Colonial belle set against the background of the Revolution and the early days of the Republic. Schooldays in Trenton, life on a Virginia plantation and Hudson River manor and the bustle of society in Philadelphia and New York. Nancy Shippen's journal also gives intimate glimpses of the great figures and families of America. Well illustrated including coloured frontis portrait. Bibliography and Index. (Heavy item, may require additional postage on overseas orders). 
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14 ARNOLD, James R. & Roberta Wiener. THE AMERICAN WEST. Living the Frontier Dream.
London Blandford Press 1996 1st hardcover FINE FINE 4to 
191pp. Illus. throughout. Drawing on letters and diaries the authors look beyond the legendary exploits and romanticised image of the West to describe the daily life and practical concerns of the pioneer settlers - ordinary people of modest means living lives of astonishing courage. Stories of the hardships and dangers of Kentucky in the 1780s; the lush fields of Oregon in the 1840s; New Mexico in the 1850s; windswept South Dakota in the 1880s. Very well illustrated. Bibliography and Index. A very nice copy. Not price-clipped. 
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15 BAILY, Francis, F.R.S. (edited with Introduction by Jack D.L. Holmes). JOURNAL OF A TOUR IN UNSETTLED PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA IN 1796 & 1797.
Carbondale & Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Press 1969 1st thus hardcover VG VG 8vo 
xxvi+plates+336pp, maps on endpapers. Signature to endpaper o/w a NR FINE copy with only very minor wear to dust-jacket. A well balanced account by an Englishman of the American frontier and travel along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. His journal was not published immediately upon his return and parts of the original diaries were lost in 1856. What remained of the journal lay hidden behind a memoir of his scientific accomplishments. His account includes some of the most vivid and intimate glimpses of American life during the first territorial expansion of the United States. A rich source of information on the old settlements along the east coast, the western slope of the Alleghenies, the river towns, emigrants and exotic customs. A very nice copy. Includes Sources and Index. 
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16 BALL, Edward THE SWEET HELL INSIDE. A Family History
New York William Morrow 2001 068816840X / 9780688168407 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 8vo 
xv+384pp+illus. Remainder mark to lower closed edges. The author recounts the lives of the Harleston family of South Carolina, the progeny of a Southern gentleman and his slave, who cast off their blemished roots and achieved affluence in part through a surprisingly successful funeral parlour business. Their wealth afforded them chauffers, tailored clothes and servants whose skin was darker than theirs. It also launched the family into a generation of glory as painters, performers and photographers in the 'high society' of America's coloured upper class. A remarkable story, enhanced by the recollections of the family archivist, 84-year-old Edwina Harleston Whitlock, whose bloodline the author shares. Index. 
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17 BANCROFT, Elizabeth Davis (Mrs George Bancroft). LETTERS FROM ENGLAND, 1846-1849
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1904 First Edition Hardcover VG No Jacket 8vo 
xi+224pp+illus. Blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration, little faded on spine. Top-edge-gilt. Some pages have not been opened and the book is very clean internally. Elizabeth Davis Bancroft was the youngest child of William and Rebecca Morton Davis and was born at Plymouth, Mass. in October 1803. She often spoke in later times of what good preparation for her life abroad were the years she spent at Miss Cushing's school at Hingham, and of her visits to her uncles, Judge Davis and Mr I.P. Davis of Boston. Her first husband, a brilliant young lawyer, died a few years after their marriage and in 1838 she married George Bancroft, the historian and statesman. In 1846 he became Minister to England and it was during that times that these letters were written. Includes over twenty plates. Index of Names. 
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18 BARRETT, John G SHERMAN'S MARCH THROUGH THE CAROLINAS
Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press 1956 First Edition Hardcover VG No dj 8vo 
viii+325pp. VG copy in red cloth. General William Tecumseh Sherman always maintained that the Carolinas campaign of 1865 was his greatest military achievement, but little has been written of Sherman's important operations in North and South Carolina. The author attempts to correct the omission. Includes Bibliography and Index. 
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19 BARRY, Louise THE BEGINNING OF THE WEST. Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West, 1540-1854
Topeka, Kansas Kansas State Historical Society 1972 First Edition Hardcover Nr Fine Nr Fine 
viii+1296pp. Illus. in text. DJ a little dusty, o/w a Fine copy. The definitive study of the Great Westward Movement to and through what is now Kansas on the Sante Fe Trail. The author decided to prepare the annals covering the known activity in the pre-Kansas region from the appearance of the first Europeans in the mid-1500s to 1854 when the territory was created and land opened for settlement. These detailed records include a wide range of characters and events, along with some excellent illustrations covering the towns, trails, Indians, pioneers, Fort Leavenworth and much more. Source Notes throughout plus extensive Index. Foreword by Dale L. Morgan. A very nice copy indeed. (heavy item, may require additional postage). 
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20 BAUER, K. Jack, Editor SOLDIERING. The Civil War Diary of Rice C. Bull
San Rafael, CA Presidio Press 1978 0891410147 / 9780891410140 2nd Printing Hardcover Fine Fine 8vo 
x+259pp. Maps in text. A unique Civil War memoir. Sergeant Rice C. Bull was a rare exception amidst the rank and file of uneducated men - a sensitive and perceptive individual who portrays the training, daily routine and combat that comprised the life of an infantryman. He graphically describes the horrors of the battlefields, including the gruesome contest at Chancellorsville and recalls Sherman's 'March to the Sea', a revealing picture of the Union Army cutting through Georgia, with portraits of innocent civilians, bewildered slaves and outnumbered Johnnies trying to stop the advance. Bibliography and Index. 
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