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TRAIL DRIVERS OF TEXAS INTERESTING SKETCHES OF EARLY COWBOYS AND THEIR EXPERIENCES ON THE RANGE AND ON THE TRAIL DURING THE DAYS THAT TRIED MEN'S SOULS - TRUE NARRATIVES RELATED BY REAL COW-PUNCHERS AND MEN WHO FATHERED THE CATTLE INDUSTRY IN TEXAS.

By Hunter, John Marvin, Editor.

San Antonio: Jackson, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. Vol. I , 498pp., index, portraits. Blue pictorial cloth bright, no names, no writing, new endpapers, age-tone to text margins some rubbed or wear spots to boards, faint soil on lower board. Exceptionally tight for this binding. BASIC 99 "Absolutely the best source there is" - Walter P. Webb. SIX SCORE 61. HERD 1103. SIX-GUNS 1084. DOBIE p.108. GRAFF 2020. HOWES H816. Merrill ARISTOCRAT. RADER 1988.

$200.00

THE FIRST CATTLE IN TEXAS AND THE SOUTHWEST - Progenitors of the Longhorns
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THE FIRST CATTLE IN TEXAS AND THE SOUTHWEST - Progenitors of the Longhorns

By Dobie, J. Frank

First Separate Printing. Pamphlet. VERY GOOD. 29pp., reprinted from the Southwestern Hist. Qrtly. Jan. 1939. Printed white wraps with faint foxing. HERD 690. MCVICKER D24.

$50.00

Lazy E 342 No. 1 COLLECTION OF STRAY MAVERICKS.
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Lazy E 342 No. 1 COLLECTION OF STRAY MAVERICKS.

By Dobie, J. Frank, (Ed.)

Austin, TX: University of Texas, May, 1940. First Edition. Wraps. Fine. Caught, Roped and Branded by Members of the "Big Corral" (English 342: Life and Literature of the Southwest)...containing a few opening remarks by the Boss of the Outfit: J. Frank Dobie, 67 pp. 8 1/2 x 11 inches mimeographed one-side sheets, stapled in brick wraps with dark red titles. Contributions include the work of Faye Davidson, Estelle Rogers, Elithe Hamilton Beal, Paul Rosenfield, and others. Rare anthology of student writings from Dobie's English Lit class E-342. DRD 682. MCVICKER B39

$125.00

LBJ RANCH HEREFORD DISPERSAL May 21, 1973

By Reyes, Col. Bert

Stonewall, Texas, 1973. FINE. 159 detailed auction entries, photographs, 12mo printed sepia, stapled cream wraps booklet. Following the President's death his cattle were dispersed by auction attended by 1,000s of ranchers. Sale was conducted by Col. Bert Reyes and his brother Col. Reuben Reyes. This auction record contains many details of each cow and bull in the sale.

$45.00

TIM LOVE ON THE LONESOME DOVE TRAIL - Recipes of Urban Western Cuisine

By Love, Tim

N.p.: Author, 2008. First Edition. FINE. SIGNED on upper rawhide cover "Eat Drink Live Well! Tim Love 2008" printed single side loose leaf, color illus., unpaginated, 11pp., with background on each recipe in a 3-hole punch 4to brand embossed rawhide covers with rawhide ties. Designed for the possibility to add additional pages. Love was originally from Denton, Texas and has been involved in opening his signature brand restaurant in Fort Worth Stockyards, Manhattan, and now in Austin. This unique cookbook designed for a special event contains recipes for dutch oven scones, braised rabbit and wild boar tamale tart, Hatch green chile, duck spring rolls, and other unique wild game food.

$110.00

A GUY CALLED "JIMMIE".

By Witt, B. F.

Camp Wood, Texas: N.P., 1990. First Edition. VERY GOOD. SIGNED by the author, photographs, 202pp., pictorial yellow wraps. Autobiographical history of a cowboy's life in Texas and the southwest. He rode on the vast Palomas and A-Bar ranges near El Paso with its north boundary the New Mexico line. He knew Joe Evans and concludes with his joining the aviation part of the armed forces in WWII.

$16.00

CATTLE KINGS OF TEXAS.

By Malouf, Dian.

Hillsboro, Oregon: Beyond Words, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD IN GOOD DJ. 176pp., biblio, photos., oblong folio. Book near fine, white dj with soil on back in archival mylar cover. Author was invited into the homes on many south Texas ranches where she photographed and recorded their ranching histories. Contains the only interview ever given by Alice Gertrudis Kleberg East, Granddaughter of Captain Richard King from her home on the 350,000 acre San Antonio Viejo Ranch, 13 miles north of the Rio Grande near Zapata. She didn't have to invent these stories, they came with a pedigree.

$35.00

THE KING RANCH.

By Lea, Tom.

Kingsville, Texas: Private Printing, 1957. Special Edition. FINE IN FINE SLIPCASE. Printed for the KING RANCH, MCMLVII, designed by CARL HERTZOG, illus. by TOM LEA, 2 vols., 838pp., with rawhide label on slipcase rough around edge from removing from the tight fitting packing case made especially for shipping this set, which is also present, and the BOOK CLUB of TEXAS announcement regarding the donation of several sets to the Club as a fund raiser. LOWMAN 99 -"The special edition was printed on an all rag paper made especially for this book...bound in heavy white crush linen resembling the King Ranch Saddle Blanket with the running `W' brand in brown. This edition consisted of 3000 copies privately used by the ranch." SIX SCORE 69. HINSHAW 114. RAMPAGING HERD 131819. Included in the Fifty Books of the Year and in the Exhibition of Western Books it also won the Summerfield G. Roberts Award. BASIC 121 "The first volume consists of a biography of Richard King, and contains the best of Lea's writing." This collaboration between Lea and Hertzog was seven years in the making. RARE. Considedered one of the single best books on the history of Texas which it broadly covers.

$750.00

SIX SCORE: THE 120 BEST BOOKS ON THE RANGE CATTLE INDUSTRY

By [BIBLIOGRAPHY]. Reese, William S.

New Haven: William Reese Co., 1989. 2nd edition. Hardcover. FINE IN VERY GOOD DJ. Clean, no names, no writing, black endpapers, gilt-stamped black cloth spine over brown leatherette.

$30.00

A STOVE-UP COWBOY'S STORY.

By McCauley, James Emmit.

Austin: Texas Folklore Society, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE/fine. Limited edition of 700 copies, design and typography by Carl Hertzog. Range Life Series Editorship of J. Frank Dobie, introduction by John A. Lomax, drawings by Tom Lea. 3 color dj in mylar cover, illustrated endpapers by Lea, brown saddle on buckskin colored cloth. Volume two in the Range Life Series under the General Editorship of J. Frank Dobie. Six-Guns #1389; Rampaging Herd # 1373; Six-Score #75; Lowman #22. McVicker B50 Dykes LEA 187. DRD 720.

$250.00

COWBOYS AND CATTLE KINGS, LIFE ON THE RANGE TODAY.

By Sonnichsen, C. L.

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE/good. 18 photographic plates, sources, 316pp., index, buff cloth green spine titles, price unclipped bright two color pictorial dj chipped, torn. HERD 2108

$30.00

KING RANCH - 100 Years of Ranching - 1853 - 1953

By Editors

Corpus Christi: Caller-Times, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD.. 143pp., many historic photographs, map of the 6 counties embraced by the ranch. 4to brown printed khaki cloth, no names or writing. Some information on the families who manage and operate the ranch including the Kinenos. HERD 2260.

$30.00

HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF THE CATTLE INDUSTRY OF TEXAS A ND ADJACENT TERRITORY.

By Cox, James with new introduction by J. Frank Dobie

New York: Antiquarian Press, LTD, 1959. Limited Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. Only 550 Facsimile copies of the 1895 edition in 2 volumes, 293pp., 297-743pp., color frtspc., portraits, plates, illus., photographs, index, 1/2 leather, gilt titles, gilt top edge, ribbon markers, salmon endpapers, heel of spine on historical volume worn. Gilt pictorial of steer inside star on upper brown heavy linen boards. Mylar djs torn in publisher's green cloth slipcase some what dulled, rubbed. With 450 individual biographies this is a classic source on the early cattlemen of Texas. MERRILL ARISTOCRAT. Reese - SIX SCORE 24. Jenkins - BASIC 34. HOWES C820. Adams - Rampaging Herd 593. DRD 824. McVicker B114.

$350.00

MY RAMBLES AS EAST TEXAS COWBOY, HUNTER, FISHERMAN, TIE-CUTTER.

By Wright, Solomon A.

Austin: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD /good. Range Life Series, printed by CARL HERTZOG, Arranged with Introduction by J. Frank Dobie, 159pp, illus. by B.E. Lewis. Cream cloth, couple of tiny bumps and previous owner's name, brown titles in torn DJ with light stain, promotional laid-in states "This book...is not a numbered publication, but it is being sent out in lieu of a numbered volume for 1942, in this year the Texas Folkore Society is issuing the first of its Range Life Series." Author was born on an old-time East Texas ranch, near the Louisiana line on the edge of the Big Thicket in the 1860s. LOWMAN 20. RAMPAGING HERD 2565. DRD 713.

$145.00

WILD COW TALES.

By Green, Ben K.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First Edition. VERY GOOD IN VERY GOOD DJ. Illus. by Lorence Bjorklund, price clipped DJ tiny tears at crown and in archival mylar cover. Bookplate illus. by Charles M. Russell. SIX SCORE 50.

$35.00

MY LIFE ON THE RANGE

By Clay, John

Chicago: Privately Printed, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. GOOD. Privately Printed at Lakeside Press, 17 b/w photographic plates, 365pp.No names, no writing, Bright gilt titles on green cloth, gilt top edge. Ink stain in upper corner margin pages 71-114 otherwise a bright sharp Very Good copy. Inofrmation on Swan Land & Cattle Company, Matador Land & Cattle Co. from 1917-1923.HERD 475. HOWES C470. MERRILL ARISTOCRAT. SIX-SCORE 19. "A well-educated Scot, Clay has been damned by some later students of the range cattle industry because of his prejudices, they are open and notorious, he was not at all impressed with the moral fiber of most of the Texans whom he encountered at the end of the Long Trail North." - W. H. Hutchinson. Important history of the cattle industry particularly in Montana and Wyoming.

$125.00

AN ECONOMIC STUDY OF A TYPICAL RANCHING AREA ON THE EDWARDS PLATEAU OF TEXAS.

By Youngblood, Bonney

College Station: A&M, 1922. 1st edition. Paperback. GOOD. Bulletin No. 297, July, 437pp., 10pg. biblio, illus. printed self wraps torn, stained, corners of first few pages clipped or dog-eared. SIX-SCORE 120 "One of the earliest serious studies of ranch economics, this book yields insight into the problems of ranching in southwest Texas in the early part of the twentieth century. It also contains much local history of Sutton County, Texas. HERD 2647

$50.00

"THE COW KILLERS" with the Aftosa Commission in Mexico.

By Gipson, Fred.

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE/fine. SIGNED with presentation from artist, full page drawings by Bill Leftwich. 130pp., 4to, price unclipped dj with photos of author and artist on back panel. Not in Guns or Herd. In 1949 The People resisted American attempts to stamp out foot-and-mouth disease. The “cow killers” were the gringos of the Aftosa Commission who invaded rural Mexico in 1949 armed with six-shooters and hypodermic syringes, in an attempt to stamp out the spread of hoof-and-mouth disease. At its peak the Commission employed 1,166 U.S. and 7,938 Mexicans, including Leftwich, a cowboy with the Commission, who sketched scenes he encountered in the course of his work. Lack of adequate explanation and campesino suspicion of authority led to many episodes of misunderstanding.

$30.00

Lazy E 342 No. 1 COLLECTION OF STRAY MAVERICKS.

By Dobie, J. Frank, (Ed.)

Austin, TX: University of Texas, May, 1940. First Edition. Wraps. Fine. Caught, Roped and Branded by Members of the "Big Corral" (English 342: Life and Literature of the Southwest)...containing a few opening remarks by the Boss of the Outfit: J. Frank Dobie, 67 pp. 8 1/2 x 11 inches mimeographed one-side sheets in stapled tan covers printed in brown ink. SIGNED by Dobie with presentation to former owner R. Niles Graham. Contributions include the work of Faye Davidson, Estelle Rogers, Elithe Hamilton Beal, Paul Rosenfield, and others. Rare anthology of student writings from Dobie's English Lit class E-342. DRD 682. MCVICKER B39

$250.00

FRANCKLYN LAND & CATTLE COMPANY - A Panhandle Enterprise, 1882-1957.

By Sheffy, Lester Fields.

Austin: UTP, 1963. First edition. Hardcover. FINE/good. No. 3 in the M.K. Brown Range Life Series, 402pp., photos. Previous owner's name, brown endpapers, cloth bright, dj chips, wear. BASIC 183 "Ranching masterpiece on British & American corporate development, informative & entertaining."

$20.00

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