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found: 8 books

 L'AMOUR, LOUIS, Rivers West
L'AMOUR, LOUIS
Rivers West
New York: Saturday Review Press / E. P. Dutton, 1975. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 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. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 34434
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4363]
Catalogue: Western Fiction
Keywords: Western Fiction Louis L'Amour Western Expansion The Old West American History Americana General Fiction Western fiction

 BONHAM, FRANK, Night Raid a Western Novel
BONHAM, FRANK
Night Raid a Western Novel
New york: Ballantine Books, 1954. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 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.". Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 32460
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3817]
Catalogue: Western Fiction
Keywords: Western Fiction Frank Bonham Ballantine Books Hardbacks Texas Mexico Murder Revenge Western fiction

 BRAND, MAX, Gunman's Gold
BRAND, MAX
Gunman's Gold
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1940. Reprint. Hardcover. 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.". Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 32495
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Western Fiction
Keywords: Western Fiction Western Max Brand Murder Mystery Mystery and Detective stories Western Americana General Fiction Western fiction

 JACOBS, WILLIAM H., This Violent Land
JACOBS, WILLIAM H.
This Violent Land
New York: Frederick Fell, Inc, 1959. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 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. "The town was established on a mesa above the Goodenough Mine. Within two years of its founding, although far distant from any other metropolitan area, Tombstone had a bowling alley, four churches, an ice house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice cream parlor, alongside 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dance halls and brothels. All of these businesses were situated among and on top of a large number of silver mines. The gentlemen and ladies of Tombstone attended operas presented by visiting acting troupes at the Schieffelin Hall opera house, while the miners and cowboys saw shows at the Bird Cage Theatre and brothel. " (from Wikipedia) ; Signed by Author. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 37796
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3817]
Catalogue: Western Fiction
Keywords: Western Fiction William H. Jacobs Historical Fiction The Old West Western Americana Western fiction

 KYNE, PETER B., Tide of Empire
KYNE, PETER B.
Tide of Empire
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1928. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by W. Smithson Broadhead. 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. Near Fine .
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Book number: 35131
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4363]
Catalogue: Western Fiction
Keywords: Western Fiction Peter B. Kyne Signed Editions California Nevada California Fiction Western fiction

 MARKEY, GENE (EUGENE WILLFORD "GENE" MARKEY), Kingdom of the Spur
MARKEY, GENE (EUGENE WILLFORD "GENE" MARKEY)
Kingdom of the Spur
New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 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.". Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 34796
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Western Fiction
Keywords: Western Fiction Western Fiction Gene Markey Gene Markey Ballantine Books Hardbacks Ballantine Books Hardbacks Mexico Mexico Western fiction

 POOLE, RICHARD, The Peacemaker 199p.
POOLE, RICHARD
The Peacemaker 199p.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1954. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 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).". Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 35125
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3817]
Catalogue: Western Fiction
Keywords: Western Fiction Richard Poole Ballantine Books Hardbacks Modern Fiction First Editions Western Americana California Fiction Ted Post Books into Film Western fiction

0688032524 WARD, ROBERT, Cattle Annie and Little Britches
WARD, ROBERT
Cattle Annie and Little Britches
New York: Morrow, 1977. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0688032524. 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.". Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 33938
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Western Fiction
Keywords: 0688032524 Western Fiction Robert Ward Books into Film Book adaptations Old West Western Americana The Dalton Gang Outlaws Western fiction

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