Philadelphia: John E. Potter, 1863. Frontis. 408pp. 12mo, original green decorated cloth, spine ends rubbed, edges of corners lightly bumped and lightly worn. Philadelphia: John E. Potter, (1963). A novel. "The struggle to make Kansas a free state." Wright II, 2685.
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Topeka: The Kansas State Historical Society, 1961. Numerous illustrations, many in color. Folio, 104 pages. Quarter white morrocco with printed cloth, with slip case. Limited edition, number 162 of 200. In near fine condition.
illus. 8vo, cloth, d.w.; (d.w. rubbed). Chicago: Swallow Press, (1972). An epic poem on the life of William Clarke Quantrill.
illus. 8vo, cloth, d.w. Univ. of KS Pr., 1959. vg.
illus. 8vo, cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Promomtory Press, (1973). vg.
Akron, Ohio: 1858. Outstanding and exceedingly rare autographed letter signed, 4to, 2 1/4 pages, Akron, Ohio, June 28, 1858, giving his brother and sister information on his whereabouts and quoting a letter he has received from their father John Brown who is on the run and is secretly heading back to Kansas for what will be his very last visit with his family before departing to Harpers Ferry. In small part: "...Father in company with two other men left Cleveland...
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1975. Illus. 8vo, maroon boards, d.w. lightly soiled, bottom edges of boards spotted. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1975).
Garden City: Doubleday, 1973. Illus. 8vo, brown cloth, d.w. rubbed on edges and lightly soiled. Garden City: Doubleday, (1973).
illus. 702pp. 8vo, modern crude cloth-backed boards; (half-title loose, Frontis. dampstained). N.Y.: Webster, 1891. Eberstadt 105:101.
Providence: Brown University Press, 1966. 435pp. 8vo, blue cloth, d.w. Providence: Brown University Press, (1966). Very good.
Leavenworth, Kansas: Surveyor General's Office, 1862. Map. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 23" x 18.5". Fantastic map illustrating the progress of public surveys in Kansas and Nebraska. Shows townships, towns, waterways, Indian reservations and trust lands. A fascinating look at the changing American west in the 1860s. Minor toning along original folds.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1964. of Missouri, Kansas, Indian Territory, and Oklahoma for Half a Century. Illus. 8vo, red cloth, d.w. torn, chipped, and lightly soiled, top edge of front cover with several small bumps, spine ends of cloth rubbed. New York: Dodd, Mead, (1964).
New York: Clarkson Potter, 1960. 8vo, original brown cloth, d.w. slightly chipped, ex-lib, edges of corners worn. New York: Clarkson Potter, (1960).
New York: Clarkson Potter, 1960. 8vo, brown boards, boards lightly soiled. New York: Clarkson Potter, (1960).
New York: Knopf, 1968. Illus. 8vo, brown cloth, d.w. torn, d.w. and edge of lower corners of cloth, all lightly dampstained, New York: Knopf, 1968. Social History of Abilene, Ellsworth, Wichita, Dodge City, and Caldwell from 1867 to 1885. Presentation copy.
New York: Metropolitan Books, 2004. 8vo, 1/2 blue cloth, d.w. New York: Metropolitan Books, (2004). Fine.
Washington: Wilson S. Bissell, 1893. Wall map. Color lithograph mounted on linen with original dowels. Image measures 47" x 61", plus 37.5" of additional linen. Rare wall map of Kansas and Nebraska and surrounding areas (including Boulder, Denver and Cheyenne). Shows railroads, discontinued post offices, mail delivery routes by frequency, townships and cities. An inset shows the counties of Jackson, Missouri and Wyandotte, Kansas. In beautiful condition.
many illus. 4to, cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Bonanza, n.d.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. Illus. 624pp. 1/2 blue cloth, d.w. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1991). Profile of Chase County, Kansas.
New York: Scribner, 1972. 8vo, red cloth, d.w. chipped. New York: Scribner, (1972).
illus. 395pp. 8vo, cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Dutton, (1930). First Edition. vg "The author lived in Abilene, Kansas, from 1868 and wrote from personal knowledge and reliable records.-EDG" Graff 1868. "Most of the book concerns Abilene, Kansas, in its wild days, and the author gives Wild Bill Hickok considerable attention." Adams, Six-Guns 974. Howes H-427. Rader 1854.
Sherman: Early Bird Press, 1980. Illustrated. 197 pages, small slim 8vo, stiff pictorial wrappers. Sherman: Early Bird Press, (1980). First Edition. Very good (+).
New York: Johnson & Ward, 1863. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 17" x 23". Beautifully detailed double page map of Missouri and part of Kansas divided into counties and townships. Shows towns and cities, major routes, railroads and waterways. Includes three uncolored vignettes: "Fire on the Prairie", "Santa Fe from the Great Missouri Trail" and "Spearing Fish". In excellent condition with light scattered foxing to margins and centerfold. Alvin Jewett Johnson (1827-1884) is one of the most...
Illus. 621pp. 8vo, cloth. N.Y., (1947).
Topeka: 1937. Outstanding letter in which Landon lambastes Franklin D. Roosevelt in regards to the Panay Incident -- the unprovoked attack on an American Vessel by Japanese planes. 1 page on personal stationery, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, December 28, 1937, to powerful New York attorney Frederic R. Coudert, in part: "...It is a difficult thing for a man to cross his party lines. This is especially true in view of the bitterness which the President has engendered and the lack...