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1 David Lavender (1910-2003). "Bonanza Land."
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
In: Growing Up Western. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. Oblong 8vo. 8 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Pages 63-99. Entire volume: (xii), (222) pp. 7 chapters including this one by David Lavender, frontispiece, black-and-white photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked. Silver-titled black cloth spine, black-titled olive paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, dust jacket toned. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. Lavender established himself as one of the most well-respected and prolific writers on the history of the American West. In this memoir, he describes his childhood in Telluride, Colorado, still a booming gold-and-silver mine at the time. Also included in this volume are memoirs by six other celebrated Western writers: Dee Brown, A. B. Guthrie, Jr., Wright Morris, Clyde Rice, Wallace Stegner, and Frank Waters, with portraits of each of the seven authors. With a Foreword by Larry McMurtry. 
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Andy Claybourne., David Lavender (1910-2003).
2 David Lavender (1910-2003). Andy Claybourne.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1946 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. [viii], 370 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth titled in silver, top edge stained brown, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, pages toned, scratches on covers, spine ends softened, dust jacket chipped and price-clipped. INSCRIBED by author on title page, January 17, 1987. Very Good. A novel by western historian and author David Lavender about the youth and growth of a proud, low-born boy from Colorado who sets out to prove his independence and worth. 
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Golden Trek., David Lavender (1910-2003).
3 David Lavender (1910-2003). Golden Trek.
Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1948 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 265 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Yellow cloth stamped in dark red ink; binding square and tight, dust soiling on top edge, soiling on covers, spine ends softened, no dust jacket. Very Good. A novel by western historian and author David Lavender, about a young boy in the California Gold Rush. 
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Mountains to Desert: Selected Inyo Readings., Friends of the Eastern California Museum.
4 Friends of the Eastern California Museum. Mountains to Desert: Selected Inyo Readings.
Independence, CA: Friends of the Eastern California Museum, 1988 First Edition Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [viii], 259 pp. 39 black and white illustrations, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, gently curled front cover. Very Good. A collection of writings from 9 authors about the history of Inyo County. 
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Novelle Cinque: Tales from the Veneto.  Illustrated with Facsimiles from the 16th Century Manuscript, Translated, Edited, and Annotated by George H. Bumgardner., George H. Bumgardner (1918-1995), editor.
5 George H. Bumgardner (1918-1995), editor. Novelle Cinque: Tales from the Veneto. Illustrated with Facsimiles from the 16th Century Manuscript, Translated, Edited, and Annotated by George H. Bumgardner.
Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1974 First Edition, thus. Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 1950 copies, this is number 276. 8vo. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. (146) pp. 2 color frontispiece illustrations taken from the original manuscript, title-page printed in red and black within a typographic border, 2 additional color facsimiles within the text, color initials; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red cloth, brown paper over boards, gilt ruled covers, spine titled in gilt, comes in the original slip case as issued with printed paper label on the side; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Bumgardner on the colophon. Fine. This volume contains the first English-language translation of a sixteenth century manuscript now held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. It was designed by Martino Mardersteig who oversaw the letterpress printing in the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona. Printed on specially manufactured paper made by Cartiere Magnani, Pescia and bound in Milan by Legatoria Recalcati. The manuscript translated here contains 5 stories that mark the beginnings of a Venetian national literature in the Italian Renaissance. The author(s) are not known. 
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A Conversation on D. H. Lawrence by Aldous Huxley, Frieda Lawrence Ravagli, Majl Ewing, Lawrence Clark Powell, Dorothy Mitchell Conway, With a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell., Haruhide Mori, editor.
6 Haruhide Mori, editor. A Conversation on D. H. Lawrence by Aldous Huxley, Frieda Lawrence Ravagli, Majl Ewing, Lawrence Clark Powell, Dorothy Mitchell Conway, With a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell.
Los Angeles, CA: Friends of the UCLA Library, 1974 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 1,250 copies designed by Marian Engelke and printed by Grant Dahlstrom. The frontispiece and front cover with a woodblock printed by Dorothy Brett. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 46 pp. 14 black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, woodblock print frontispiece; text clean, unmarked. Black-stamped green cloth; binding square and tight, edges and rear cover foxed. Presentation slip. Good. This volume contains the transcript of a conversation held at the UCLA library on March 7, 1952 which included D. H. Lawrence's widow, Frieda Ravagli, Aldous Huxley, and Lawrence Clark Powell. See Powell's Foreword. 
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The Voice of the Coyote., J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964).
7 J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964). The Voice of the Coyote.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950 Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. xx, 386 pp. Frontispiece, double-page illustrated title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, spine blocked in dark blue and titled in gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, first signature is loose, very light shelf wear to dust jacket. Good. Here Dobie writes of the coyote, both as a biological entity and a character in American folklore. Known as the "Storyteller of the Southwest" for his focus on rural Texas and ranch-land folklore, James Frank Dobie was the author of over 20 books. He was known for his progressive activism and liberal political philosophy. He was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 1964, four days before he died. 
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Wild and Wily Range Animals., J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964).
8 J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964). Wild and Wily Range Animals.
Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1980 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Series: Southwestern Classics, No. 2. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. xii, (124) pp. Frontispiece illustration by Boyd Hanna, illustrations throughout in brown ink; text clean, unmarked. Brick red cloth over boards, spine titled in gilt, colored end pages, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. This is a reprinting of Dobie's collection of folk tales, Wild and Wily Range Animals, produced by letterpress from handset and machine-set printing types by Northland Press. It includes lovely woodcut illustrations printed directly from wood engravings by Boyd Hanna (1907-1987) used as the frontispiece and chapter headpieces. 
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