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W. H. Jackson & Co.  Photographs of Rocky Mountain Scenery, Denver, Colo.  Very good tones.  Some light foxing.  Cabinet card: 7 inches by 4-1/2 inches.  Pueblo Laguna located in river basin of Rio San Jose.  Photograph taken circa 1885.



Ceremony of the Penitentes, New Mexico, 1896

Cabinet card photograph by E. M. Cosner, Trinidad, Colorado.  Image No. 3 (of a series of 10).  Condition: near fine.  Dimensions: 8 inches by 5 inches.



Horace S. Poley, Photographer, 713 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, Colo.  Artistic Views Along the Line of "The Colorado Road."  The Colorado & Southern Ry. Co.  Circa 1895.  Photographs of Native Americans in southeastern Colorado, northeaastern New Mexico, and northwestern Texas.  Original cabinet card with Poley's advertising emblem on back.  Dimensions: 8 inches by 5 inches.  Near fine condition; some very light fading.



Elizabethtown, New Mexico Territory, circa 1875

Neither photographer or location identified on photograph.  Dimensions of cabinet card: 8 inches by 5 inches.  Condition: very good plus to near fine.

Elizabethtown was founded in the summer of 1867 after the discovery of copper ore.  Not long after, gold was discovered and the area around Elizabethtown became a magnet of industry.



The Pueblo Indians.  Image No. 250.  Gambling.

F. A. Nims, Photographer.  Views of Rocky Mountain Scenery, New Mexico Series, Published at 42 Pike's Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colo.  Scenes on the line of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.  Circa 1882.  Dimensions: 7 inches by 4-1/2 inches.  Condition: good tones; very good plus; small stain in upper left-hand area.




H. W. Wyman, photographer.  Curiosity Store: Indian Pottery, Blankets, Bows, Arrows and Antiquities, Specimen Taxidermy and Leather Work from Acoma, Laguna, Isleta, the Navajos and Sioux Tesuque.  Grand Union Block, 110 Commercial Street, Trinidad, Colorado.  Dimensions: 8 inches by 5 inches.  Condition: very good plus; several light stains on photographic image; some light chipping to manila mount.

Pueblo of Isleta is located in the Rio Grande Valley, 15 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico, established in the 1300s and covering nearly 329 square miles.



Horace S. Poley, Photographer, 713 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, Colo.  Artistic Views Along the Line of "The Colorado Road."  The Colorado & Southern Ry. Co.  Circa 1895.  Photographs of Native Americans in southeastern Colorado, northeaastern New Mexico, and northwestern Texas.  Original cabinet card with Poley's advertising emblem on back.  Dimensions: 8 inches by 5 inches.  Near fine condition; some very light soiling; lower left-hand manila mount has been creased.



Two Native Americans posing in photographer's studio with rifles.  No photographer or location identified.  Print has two points of damage: top center area; and, lower right-hand margin.  Neither point seriously impacts this circa 1890s image.  Dimensions: 8 inches by 5 inches.  Manila card and format reminiscent of photographic work done by Horace S. Poley; however, this is only a logical attribution, as this image was among a group of Native American photographs by Poley.  Tones are rich; detail in clear and concise.

Price: $200.00



Department of the Interior.  General Land Office.  William A. Richards, Commissioner.



Compiled from the Official Records of the General Land Office and other sources under the direction of Frank Bond, Chief of Drafting Division, G.I.O., 1903.



Map dimensions: 35-1/2 inches in width by 42 inches in height.  Original paper mounted to original cloth; on original wood rollers, with brass pull ring.  Condition: very good; some water-staining on lower portion of map, mostly near the bottom margin; however, some staining near southern border of state outline.



Revised and drawn by Charles J. Helm.  Andrew B. Graham, Photo Litho., Washington, D.C.


Price: $575.00



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By Laura M. Bickerstaff.  Sage Books: Denver, Colorado, 1955.  First Edition



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Also, signed by the author, Laura M. Bickerstaff.  Superb association copy!  Original maroon cloth binding with black print on cover and spine; 93 pages; illustrations.  Fine in fine dust jacket.

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By W. W. H. Davis.  New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1857, 1st edition.  Original cloth; spine professionally reinforced; yellow endpapers; 432 pages; all 13 plates present.  Pages are clean and fresh; no foxing; rubbing to endpapers.  Overall condition: very good plus.

From PREFACE: "This volume is mainly written from a diary the author kept during a residence of two and half years in New Mexico, and the matters contained in it are either drawn from careful personal observation, or other reliable sources.  The historical portions are almost wholly obtained from official records in the office of the Secretary of the Territory at Santa Fe, and may be relied upon as correct ...."

  "... The beautiful drawings that adorn the work were executed by Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Eaton, U.S.A., on duty in that territory, and F.A. Percy, Esg., of El Paso, Texas, to whom I am much indebted ...."

Chapters include:  "Trip Across the Plains," "Historical Sketch of New Mexico," "The Pueblo Indians," "Santa Fe, with some account of the Manners and Customs of the People," "Winter in Santa Fe," "Riding the Circuit," and "Trip to the Navajo Country."

Price: $275.00


Signed by Blanche Grant

TAOS INDIANS, by Blanche C. Grant, 1925, stated, "First Edition."  Published in Taos, New Mexico; printed by Santa Fe New Mexican Publishing Corporation.  Book is in its original tan wrappers; square-bound; black print and illustration on front cover; 128 pages.  SIGNED BY BLANCHE C. GRANT on title page.  Various half-tone photographs printed on coated paper.  Condition of book: covers show light wrinkling and wear, however, no serious flaws; pages are bright and clean.  Overall, very good.  $150.00

Grant, Blanche C.  TAOS TODAY, 1925, first edition, Taos, New Mexico.  Original aqua-colored stiff wrappers; 54 pages, plus enamel-coated plates.  Condition: bumped corners; light aging around edges; some soiling on back cover; pages are fresh and bright; very good.  $65.00

Grant, Blanche C.  WHEN OLD TRAILS WERE NEW: The Story of Taos.  The Press of the Pioneers, Inc., New York, 1934, first edition.  Book is in its original blue cloth binding with gold embossing on front cover and spine; 344 pages; no dust jacket.  Condition: binding is strong; spine is faded; pages are clean, bright; all plates present.  $50.00



Murphy, Lawrence R., Introduction and Notes.  INDIAN AGENT IN NEW MEXICO: The Journal of Special Agent W.F.M. Arny, 1870.  Stagecoach Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1 of 750.  Southwestern Series Number 5.  Book is in its original brown cloth binding with gold embossing on spine; 62 pages; tipped on frontis illustration; price-clipped dust jacket.  Dust jacket has some fraying at top of spine, otherwise, very good plus condition.  Overall condition of book: near fine; bright, fresh, clean pages.


KIN AND CLAN: Address delivered by Adolph F. Bandelier

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1882

Signed by archaeologist and historian R.E. Twitchell (Ralph Emerson Twitchell); bookplate of Twitchell on protective front wrappers)

(Later, Vice-President of New Mexico Historical Society; author of THE MILITARY OCCUPATION OF NEW MEXICO, 1846 - 1851).  Original green printed wrappers; 8 pages.  ADDRESS OF MR. ADOLPH F. BANDELIER, Of the Archaeological Institute of America, Delivered in "The Palace," Santa Fe, N.M., April 28th, 1882.  Santa Fe, New Mexico: New Mexican Print, 1882



Signed by Paul Horgan

With original elaborate drawings by Horgan on end papers

THE HABIT OF EMPIRE, by Paul Horgan, Harper & Brothers, New York and London, 1939, first edition in dust jacket, inscribed by Paul Horgan to Helen Bell Harris.  Also, landscapes by Peter Hurd, with an original landscape by Peter Hurd on front flyleaf, signed  by "The Captain-General."  Book is in its original gray cloth binding with green and black lettering on front cover and black lettering on spine.  Strong, tight binding; pages are clean, bright, and fresh; 114 pages.  Book is in its original dust jacket, price-clipped, edges worn, toe and head of spine chipped, repaired tear on back.  Overall, book and dust jacket are in very good condition.  




Inscribed by Erna Ferguson  Drawing by Peter Hurd

MURDER & MYSTERY IN NEW MEXICO, by Erna Ferguson, Merle Armitage Editions, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1948, stated, "First Edition."  Inscribed by Erna Ferguson.  Book is in its original black cloth binding with gold-embossing on cover and spine; 204 pages, with half-tone photographs; price-clipped dust jacket.  Book is in near fine condition, with bright and clean pages; dust jacket is very good plus, with a light bit of edgewear.  Maps on endpapers and flyleafs.  Nine true tales of murder in New Mexico.  Price: $95.00


LANDMARKS OF NEW MEXICO, by Edgar L. Hewett and Wayne L. Mauzy, 1940, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Publication of University of New Mexico Press and the School of American Research, part of the Handbooks of Archaeological History.  First edition in dust jacket.  Book in original blue cloth binding with gold-embossing on front cover and spine; indexed; 200 pages.  Coated paper with numerous half-tone illustrations.  Pages bright and clean.  Dust jacket shows very little wear, very good plus to near fine condition.  Book, overall, is in very good plus to near fine condition.  Bookplate of Muriel V. Sibell on front endpaper; signature of Muriel S. Wolle (author of STAMPEDE TO TIMBERLINE, 1949) in pencil on front flyleaf.  Price: $50.00


THE HISTORY OF THE MILITARY OCCUPATION OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, from 1846 to 1851 by the Government of the United States together with Biographical Sketches of Men Prominent in the Conduct of the Government During that Period.  By Ralph Emerson Twitchell, Vice-President New Mexico Historical Society.  Denver, Colorado: The Smith-Brooks Company, Publishers, 1909.  First edition, Inscribed by Twitchell.  $275.00


Calvin, Ross, PH.D.  SKY DETERMINES: An Interpretation of the Southwest.  New York: The MacMillan Company, published April, 1934, first edition.  Book is in its original gray cloth binding with red print on front and spine; 354 pages; dust jacket; indexed; illustrations.  Book is near fine condition, with few, if any signs of age or wear.  Dust jacket has some edge wear, a chip to toe of spine, and some light soiling; overall, very good.  a "beautifully strange story of New Mexico ...."  Price: $35.00


Signed by former Governor of New Mexico

Otero, Miguel Antonio (former Governor of New Mexico).  MY LIFE ON THE FRONTIER, 1864 - 1882: Incidents and Characters of the Period when Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico were passing through the last of their Wild and Romantic Years.  Illustrated by Will Shuster.  1935: The Press of the Pioneers, New York, 1st limited edition.  Copy No. 514 of 750.  Book is in its original tan cloth binding, with brown printing on cover and spine; 293 pages; indexed; no dust jacket.  Condition: good plus; some soiling to covers; front flyleaf clipped; otherwise, spine is strong and pages bright.  Price: $75.00


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Dirac equation

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