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Fiction: Westerns

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Fiction: Westerns

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Wiregrass Country: A Florida Pioneer Story, Chapman, Herb; Chapman, Muncy
1 Chapman, Herb; Chapman, MuncyWiregrass Country: A Florida Pioneer Story
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Press 1998 1561641561 / 9781561641567 Soft Cover Fine 7" Tall Regina Stahl Briskey (cover art) 
Second printing. Paperback. 361 pages. Book is in fine, clean condition, appears unread with no reading crease, and interior pages unmarked. ~~ This historical fiction novel set in early Florida is one title in Pineapple Press's "Cracker Western" genre. The year is 1835, and this is the saga of the pioneer Dover family and their adopted son Treff Barlowe, as they deal with the various challenges of maintaining their cattle ranch. The harsh environment of frontier Florida, rustlers, hostile Indians and the threat of the Second Seminole War tests their mettle as they also deal with additional characters and situations that enter their lives. 
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Ghosts of the Green Swamp: A Cracker Western, Gramling, Lee
2 Gramling, LeeGhosts of the Green Swamp: A Cracker Western
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Press 1996 1561641200 / 9781561641208 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
First printing. Cover art by Regina Stahl Briskey. 295 pages. Map of Central Florida, 1877. ~ Book is clean tight, appears unread, a small red dot on top of the text block, perhaps a remainderr mark. Dust jacket is crisp, no edge wear, with some color fading on the front cover. Now protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ Gramling is a sixth-generation Floridian and admirer of Louis L'Amour. This is his fourth novel in Pineapple Press's "Cracker Western" genre, featuring the pioneering inhabitants of frontier Florida. Good guys and bad guys, strong women, horses, cattle, and gunfighting, and more can all be found against the backdrop of the swampy wilderness of early Florida. ~ In this story, Tate Barkley is robbed and left for dead by two henchmen of a beautiful but cold-hearted woman. He recovers and meets up with a quirky traveling "elixir" salesman, and the two go in search of the attackers into the heart of the Green Swamp. There they encounter the evil doings of the ne'er-do-wells who are behind the local legends of ghosts and witches, and eventually have a showdown. An action-packed frontier Florida-style tale. ~ At the back of the book there is a "Historical Notes" section where several Cracker terms and features of early Florida are explained. First edition hardcovers of this title or any of Gramling's Cracker westerns are quite uncommon, especially in such nice condition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Riders of the Suwannee: A Cracker Western, Gramling, Lee
3 Gramling, LeeRiders of the Suwannee: A Cracker Western
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Press 1993 1561640433 / 9781561640430 First Paperback Edition Soft Cover Fine 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Signed by Author
First printing of the paperback edition. 292 pages. Includes a map of Suwanee County, FL, in 1875. Book is clean and unmarked, crease along front of edge spine from opening the cover. ~~ With the publication of this title (simultaneously with "Trail from St. Augustine") a new series and also a new fiction genre began: the Cracker Western, featuring the pioneering inhabitants of frontier Florida. Good guys and bad guys, strong women, horses, cattle, and gunfighting can all be found against the backdrop of the swampy backwoods of early Florida. In this novel, Tate Barkley returns to 1870s Florida to settle down, only to have a run-in with an outlaw gang when helps a woman hold on to her house. Gramling is a sixth-generation Floridian and admirer of Louis L'Amour. ~At the end of the book there is a Notes section where several "cracker" terms and features are explained. ~~ This copy is inscribed on the half-title page by Gramling: "For May Wright with Best Wishes, Lee Gramling." 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Thunder on the St. Johns: A Cracker Western, Gramling, Lee
4 Gramling, LeeThunder on the St. Johns: A Cracker Western
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Press 1994 1561640646 / 9781561640645 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Textured orange papered boards with silver Cracker with lasso illustration stamped on front cover. 288 pages. Book is tight, clean, appears as new. Dust jacket is also clean, crisp, as new. Now protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ Gramling is a sixth-generation Floridian and admirer of Louis L'Amour. This is his third novel in Pineapple Press's "Cracker Western" genre, featuring the pioneering inhabitants of frontier Florida. Good guys and bad guys, strong women, horses, cattle, gunfighting, and more can all be found against the backdrop of the swampy wilderness of early Florida. A reviewer with the Tampa Tribune newspaper described these novels as "adventure-packed cowboy yarns set right here in Florida as historically accurate as anything Zane Grey or Louis L’Amour wrote." ~ In this story, a riverboat gambler on the run after killing a man in self-defense encounters a young family traveling to their destination to start a new life in the 1850s Florida wilderness. They must rely on all their sillks and wits to prevail against outlaws out to capture land and livestock. ~ At the back of the book there is a "Historical Notes" section where several Cracker terms and features of early Florida are explained. This is an uncommonly nice first edition copy of this title. First edition hardcovers of any of Gramling's Cracker westerns are scarce. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Buffalo Grass - Star Weekly Complete Novel: May 19, 1956, Gruber, Frank
5 Gruber, FrankBuffalo Grass - Star Weekly Complete Novel: May 19, 1956
Toronto, Canada Star Weekly 1956 First Edition Unbound Wraps Near Fine 11" x 15.25" Bill Book 
"Never before published in book or any other form" stated on front page. 16 oversize newsprint pages. Color illustration by Bill Brook on front page. Back page has the "Vignettes of Life" feature: a series of comic panels by Harry Weinert, collectively titled "Watching Little Acorns Grow." ~In near fine condition, no tears or wear, with some light foxing spots on upper front and back covers near spine edge, and some scattered ones on interior pages near center crease. ~~ The Star Weekly was a weekend supplement to the Toronto Star newspaper, and it was also sold as a stand-alone publication in other cities in Canada. It consisted of four parts: the main section, a magazine section, a comic section, and the novel section. Offered here is the novel section of the Saturday, May 19, 1956 issue, which contains the very first published appearance of Gruber's novel "Buffalo Grass," i.e., it preceded the publication of the first edition in book form. Gruber was a prolific writer of the pulp era, known chiefly for his westerns and detective fiction, and he published over 60 novels as well as material for magazines and original screenplays. Buffalo Grass was made into a movie, as were many of his books, and according to an inset in this issue, the sale of this novel was the highest rate ever paid for a western historical novel. The movie, titled "The Big Land," (and also known as "The Stampeders") starred Alan Ladd and Virginia Mayo. Set in Texas and Kansas after the end of the Civil War, some cattle ranchers attempt to build a small town as a strategic link for a railroad line to connect Texas to the Rio Grande, as a way of helping the cattle business. A love story is mixed in. This scarce "first issue" version of Gruber's novel is an attractive, collectible piece of ephemera. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Legend in the Dust - Star Weekly Complete Novel: May 1, 1957, O'Rourke, Frank
6 O'Rourke, FrankLegend in the Dust - Star Weekly Complete Novel: May 1, 1957
Toronto Star Weekly 1957 First Edition Unbound Wraps Near Fine 11.25 " x 14" Leone 
"First Publication Anywhere." 15 large newsprint pages. Color cover illustration by Leone. Back page contains a full-size ad from Cole's, for giant size color prints, posters and old maps, with an order blank. ~ In very nice condition, mild toning, no tears or stains. ~~ The Star Weekly was a weekend supplement to the Toronto Star newspaper, and it was also sold as a stand-alone publication in other cities in Canada. It consisted of four parts: the main section, a magazine section, a comic section, and the "complete novel" section. Offered here is the Complete Novel portion, for the May 1, 1957 issue. ~~ This is the first appearance of this western novel by O'Rourke, in its entirety, before it appeared in book form. O'Rourke was a prolific author of westerns, mysteries and some sports fiction, and several of his novels were made into film. Caption on front cover reads: "Without law, the town was ripe for open warfare!" A nice piece of ephemera for a collector, and quite scarce in this form. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Bride Stealer - Star Weekly Novel: June 18, 1960 Issue, O'Rourke, Frank
7 O'Rourke, FrankThe Bride Stealer - Star Weekly Novel: June 18, 1960 Issue
Toronto, Canada Star Weekly 1960 First Edition Unbound Wraps Near Fine 11.25 " x 14" 
"First Publication Anywhere." 12 oversize newsprint pages. Color illustration by Paul Soik on front page. Back page has the "Vignettes of Life" feature: a series of comic panels by Harry Weinert, collectively titled "Snacks." ~In nearly fine condition with a single short closed tear at top edge. ~~ The Star Weekly was a weekend supplement to the Toronto Star newspaper, and it was also sold as a stand-alone publication in other cities in Canada. It consisted of four parts: the main section, a magazine section, a comic section, and the novel section. Offered here is the novel section of the June 18, 1960 issue, which contains the first published appearance of O'Rourke's novel "The Bride Stealer." Caption on the front page: "The story of Talache Coyote whose return sparked an old legend into new life!" Coyote was a vigilante who was passionate about protecting brides from unhappy marriages. In this story he suddenly returns after a long absence in order to perform another deed, this time for the daughter of a wealthy but ruthless horse breeder. O'Rourke was a prolific author of westerns, mysteries and some sports fiction, and several of his novels were made into film. A nice piece of collectible ephemera, quite scarce in this form. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Guns of the Palmetto Plains: A Cracker Western, Tonyan, Rick
8 Tonyan, RickGuns of the Palmetto Plains: A Cracker Western
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Press 1994 1561640700 / 9781561640706 Paperback As New 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Signed by Author
Third printing. Cover art by Guy LaBree. 405 pages. Map of Northeastern Florida, 1863-1865. Book is fresh, bright, unread. ~~ A novel in the "Cracker Western" genre, featuring the pioneering inhabitants of frontier Florida. Good guys and bad guys, strong women, horses, cattle, and gunfighting, and more can all be found against the backdrop of the swampy wilderness of early Florida. ~This story takes place near the end of the Civil War. Tree Hooker, tough as alligator hide and quick with gun, knife and whip, takes on the job of driving cattle north to feed the hungry Confederacy. Quicksand, snake-filled swamps, Yankee raiders, and outlaws try to block his way. ~ At the back of the book there is a "Historical Notes" section where several cracker terms and features of early Florida are explained. This is Tonyan's debut novel. He worked for 17 years as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel before turning to fiction. This copy is inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "To -------, Hope you enjoy this book. God bless you. Rick Tonyan 11/07/09." 
Price: 17.00 USD
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