Orrin Porter Rockwell, Forty Years Among the Indians, Life of David P. Kimball, Among the Shoshones

Get your Christmas shopping done early!  Here are four highly collectible and affordable (each $100 or less) pioneer/Western themed items that are great reads. As with all of our Christmas Shopping Ideas items, we are offering free shipping (U.S. only). Please e-mail or call with any questions.

Life of David P. Kimball and Other Sketches by Solomon F. Kimball. Deseret News Press, 1918. First edition. Hardback. Scarce. The story of one of the teenage rescuers of the Martin handcart companies as told by his brother Solomon. Also includes ancestry and patriarchal blessings of Vilate and Heber  C. Kimball. $85.

Among the Shoshones by Elijah N. Wilson “Uncle Nick.” Pinecone Press, 1971. Hardback w/ dust jacket (jacket price-clipped). Scarce reprint. Includes sections on his life among the Mormons. This first edition was suppressed as it was seen to be critical of polygamy. This is a facsimile printing of the extremely rare, 20-copy edition bound only for author’s immediate family. $100.

Forty Years Among the Indians by Daniel W. Jones. Privately published, 1997. Leather. Very attractive photo-reprint of first edition published by a descendant. Jones’ entertaining first-hand narrative documents his experiences as a peacemaker, missionary, and frontier scout among the Indians. $100.

Orrin Porter Rockwell: Man of God, Son of Thunder by Harold Schindler. University of Utah Press, 1966. Hardback. First ed./printing in rare pictorial dust jacket. Schindler’s award-winning biography of enigmatic Mormon frontiersman Orrin Porter Rockwell is a classic of Mormon and Western biography.  Signed by author (now deceased) on title page. $100. SOLD

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