1052. [MODOC WAR]. Lot of about 15 imprints. Included are:

BIDDLE, Ellen McGowan. Reminiscences of a Soldier’s Wife. Phildelphia: Press of J.B. Lippincott Company, 1907. 256 [3] [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, 13 plates. 8vo, original light blue cloth, decorated in navy blue and gilt, gilt-lettered spine. Spine sunned, light shelf wear, text browned, else very good.
     First edition. Graff 288: “A very good account of Army life at western posts after the Civil War.” Howes B426.

BOYLE, William Henry. William Henry Boyle’s Personal Observations on the Conduct of the Modoc War, Edited by Richard H. Dillon from the Original Manuscript in the Bancroft Library. Los Angeles, 1959.
     Limited edition (1 of 300 copies)

BROWN, William S. California Northeast: The Bloody Ground. Oakland, 1951.

DILLON, Richard. Burnt-Out Fires. Englewood Cliffs, 1973.

FINCHER, Jack. “The Grisly Little Modoc War” in Smithsonian 15:11 (February 1985). Pp. 134-54, illustrated.

JOCELYN, Stephen Perry. Mostly Alkali. Caldwell, 1953.

MANYPENNY, George W. Our Indian Wards. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1880. xxvi, 436 pp. 8vo, original rust cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Moderate shelf wear, else near fine.
     First edition. Howes M268.

MEACHAM, A.B. Wigwam and War-Path; or the Royal Chief in Chains. Boston: John P. Dale and Company, 1875. [4] xxiii [1, blank], 700 [1, announcement] pp., text illustrations. Thick 8vo, original rust cloth, decorated in black and gilt. Head and tail of spine moderately worn, upper joint exposed, corners bumped and rubbed, text stained and foxed, else a good copy.
     First edition. Adams, Guns 1475. Cowan, p. 151.

MURRAY, Keith A. The Modocs and Their War. Norman, 1959.

PAYNE, Doris Palmer. Captain Jack, Modoc Renegade. Portland, 1938.

POWERS, Stephen. “The California Indians. No. VIII: The Modocs” in The Overland Monthly 10:6 (June 1873). Pp. 535-45.

QUINN, Arthur. Hell With the Fire Out: A History of the Modoc War. Boston & London, 1997.

RIDDLE, Jeff C. The Indian History of the Modoc War and the Causes that Led to It. N.p., 1914. 295 [1, blank] pp., numerous photographic illustrations. 8vo, original red pictorial cloth. Corners bumped, cloth lightly worn and stained, front hinge cracked, bookplate on front pastedown, ink gift inscription on title page, text with some creasing in lower outer corner. A good solid copy.
     First edition. Adams, Guns: “Has quite a bit about Captain Jack, the Modoc outlaw.”

THOMPSON, Erwin N. Modoc War: Its Military History and Topography. Sacramento, 1971.

THOMPSON, William. Reminiscences of a Pioneer. San Francisco, 1912.

UNITED STATES. CONGRESS. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Copies of the Correspondence and Papers Relative to the War with the Modoc Indians in Southern Oregon and Northern Calfornia, during the years 1872 and 1873. Washington, 1874. 43rd Congress, 1st Session, House of Reprentatives, Ex. Doc. No. 122.

WERNER, Herman. On the Western Frontier with the United States Cavalry Fifty Years Ago. N.p., 1934.

WILSON, Hugh, Jr. The Causes and Significance of the Modoc War. Klamath Falls, 1953.


Sold. Hammer: $300.00; Price Realized: $367.50.

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