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Black Range Tales, Chronicling Sixty Years of Life and Adventure in the Southwest by  James A. (signed) McKenna - Signed First Edition - 1936 - from About Books and Biblio.com

Black Range Tales, Chronicling Sixty Years of Life and Adventure in the Southwest

by McKenna, James A. (signed)

Condition: Very Good condition/No jacket


New York: Wilson-Erickson, Inc., 1936. #458 of 500 copies of the signed, limited edition. Very Good condition. Bookplate neatly removed from the front pastedown endpaper leaving glue residue but no paper loss. SEE PHOTOS. Handsomely illustrated by Howard Simon with a frontispiece, chapter tail-pieces, and five full-page woodcuts. Introduction by Shane Leslie. "Reminiscences of prospecting life." -- J. Frank Dobie. This is an Irish-American's firsthand account of 60 years of life in the American Southwest. There is quite a bit on settlers and pioneering in the 1870s and 1880s around Kingston, New Mexico; Apache Indians; mining; burros; gamblers; western law; etc. Bound in the original black cloth, with red lettering on the front cover and spine. The cloth is still bright and shiny. "Of this Autographed Edition of Black Range Tales, Five hundred copies have been printed... and Autographed by the author [signed] James A. McKenna. This is copy is No. 458." Adams RAMPAGING HERD 1407. Howes M127. Dobie 146.. Signed by the Author. Autographed 1st Edition (#458 of 500. Hardcover. Very Good condition/No jacket. Illus. by Simon, Howard (woodcuts). 8vo. xv, 300pp.
  • Bookseller: About Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 016786
  • Title: Black Range Tales, Chronicling Sixty Years of Life and Adventure in the Southwest
  • Author: McKenna, James A. (signed)
  • Illustrator: Simon, Howard (woodcuts)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good condition
  • Jacket condition: No jacket
  • Edition: Autographed 1st Edition (#458 of 500
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Wilson-Erickson, Inc.
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1936
  • Bookseller catalogs: Autobiography; Western Americana;
  • Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General; HISTORY / United States / General;


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