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1 CLARK, WALTER VAN TILBURGThe Ox-Bow Incident
New York: Random House, 1940. Second printing before publication, 8vo, cloth. Second printing before publication, ex lib of film studio agency Leland Hayward & Company. Basis for the 1943 film. A very good, clean copy with some discoloration on top edge. Toning to end papers, with tape residue where the d/w was formerly affixed. D/w in fair-good condition with darkened spine and wear to edges and corners, several closed tears up to 1", chipped top and bottom of spine.. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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2 Hart, William S.The Law on Horseback and Other Stories
Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1935. 1st ed. (1935) in dust-jacket, inscribed to western film actor Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. (Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail, the Comancheros). A good copy; interior is clean and tight. Front hinge is a little loose at top, but fully intact. A few stains inside front cover where the inked signature bled when the book was apparently closed before the ink dried. 1/2" light stain on front cover, otherwise exterior has average wear but no significant defects. Only the front panel of the dust jacket is present.. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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The Thunderer, M. B. [Max Brand]
3 M. B. [Max Brand]The Thunderer
Derrydale Press, 1933. 1st, M.B. [Max Brand]. Illustrated by Paul Brown. New York: Derrydale Press, 1933. Limited edition of 950 copies. Pebble-grained red cloth decorated in gilt. Light wear to edges and corners, spine lightly darkened. Bookplate front endpaper. Interior clean and tight.. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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Over, Under, Around or Through; The Proud Sheriff; Paso Por Aqui. [1/1 - INSCRIBED and CORRECTED Special Edition], Rhodes, Eugene Manlove
4 Rhodes, Eugene ManloveOver, Under, Around or Through; The Proud Sheriff; Paso Por Aqui. [1/1 - INSCRIBED and CORRECTED Special Edition]
Sacramento: E. H. Crussell, N.p., n.d. [Sacramento: Edward H. Crussell, c. 1933] Three original issues of the Saturday Evening Post, bound in small folio, ½ burgundy leather and pebbled cloth, gilt titles and borders. April 21,1917; Feb 20,1926; and October 1,1932. Sacramento bookseller Edward H. Crussell was a great fan of Rhodes and had these three issues bound by Sacramento bookbinders Silvius and Schoenbackler. He mailed the book to Rhodes for review. Rhodes responded with a full-page inscription: ####### “Dear Mr. Crussell: Your binding of this book is best possible evidence that you really like these yarns. I thank you. / Am correcting Paso Por Aqui - in the volume “Once in the Saddle”. Not correcting “Over Under Around and Through.” The only copy I have is the English edition, wherein mistakes of American edition were eleminated. [sic] And I haven’t strength to read it over, closely, watching for errors. This yarn was published in book form, under the title Copper Streak Trail - to my sorrow. If they had made it “Copper Hill Trail” I would have been better pleased. / Personally, I liked Robteelee Carr, I was well aquainted [sic] with that Lad. / In the Proud Sheriff” I have made one correction - in chapter VIII. My mistake entirely. There was no empty shell. All was [sic], the cylinder had been turned so that the first attempt to shoot would bring the hammer down on an empty cylinder. Billy the Kid did that to Joe Grant, and as Joe snapped Billy laughed and killed him. / My favorite wife is copying off news paper item about Johnny Dines. By rights, it should go in Stepsons of Light. I am putting the sheets, loose, in this book, for you to dispose of as you will. [not present] Johnny Dines lives and thrives at Hillsborough, Cole Railston? at/or more accurately near) Magdalena and Jeff Bransford(?) is an old man in El Paso. Jack Farr an old man at Oscuro[?] And Johnny Pardee - (who is Bob Martin) drove down to see me yesterday. / Yours truly E.M.R.” ###### The April 21 issue includes the illustrated Post cover featuring the story; the other two issues only the interior pages . Except for a small rubbed area on the April 21 issue cover, all pages are fine as is the binding. Each issue separated by several blank sheets. Glued to the front pastedown is Crussells’s bookplate and Rhodes’ 1934 newspaper obituary. In a cardboard portfolio with title label typed by Crussell.. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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The Trusty Knaves. INSCRIBED COPY WITH SCARCE D/W AND ERRATA SHEET, Rhodes, Eugene Manlove
5 Rhodes, Eugene ManloveThe Trusty Knaves. INSCRIBED COPY WITH SCARCE D/W AND ERRATA SHEET
Ny: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1933. 1st ed. Inscribed copy with the scarce dustjacket and publisher’s errata sheet! 8vo, beige cloth, tight and square binding with sharp corners, Very good-near fine; soiling to top edge, a few spots on fore-edge. Internally clean and tight. D/W not price-clipped [$2.00], but spine darkened and chipped at top of spine; also upper right front corner; light wear along folds. Inscribed on FEP by Rhodes with a quotation from one of his tales to Sacramento bookseller Edward H. Crussell. Rhodes wrote the inscription “in trust for....” It is later completed by Crussell to his son Ernest. On the verso of the FEP, Crussell notes in ink that when he was visiting Rhodes, he thought it “would be a neat trick” to present the author with a copy of his own book. “This he would not listen to and inscribed the book so that I might give it to some other body. He forgot however to sign his name…so I have corrected the oversight by pasting in his signature cut from one of his letters.” This copy also has the rare errata sheet bound between the FEP and half-title page.. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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6 Rhodes, May D.The Hired Man on Horseback: My Story of Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. First ed., 8vo, tan cloth. Biography of the noted southwestern writer by his wife. Lengthy inscription on FEP by the author to Sacramento bookseller Edward H. Crussell. Very good-near fine. A clean tight copy with a bit of soiling on bottom and top edges. Photo of Rhodes in his later years laid in [5x7 b/w] .. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Lone Star Cowboy: Being Fifty Years experience in the Saddle as cowboy, Detective and New Mexico Ranger, on Every Cow trail in the wooly Old West. Also the Doings of Some
7 Siringo, Charles. ALone Star Cowboy: Being Fifty Years experience in the Saddle as cowboy, Detective and New Mexico Ranger, on Every Cow trail in the wooly Old West. Also the Doings of Some "bad" Cowboys, Such as "Billy the Kid," Wess Harding and "Kid Curry"
Santa Fe: NM: Siringo Press, 1919. First edition. 8vo, red cloth covered boards; yellow titles and illustration of Texas Longhorn on front board. 291pp, plus one page of advertisements. Black & white photographic illustrations. Siringo's experiences in frontier Texas and New Mexico (Six Guns #2029, Herd #2074). Near fine; lettering on cover and spine very lightly rubbed; staple transfer to rear end paper. Internally pristine.. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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