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By Warnock, Kirby.

Dallas: Trans Pecos,, 1992. First Edition. Softbound. FINE. SIGNED with author's presentation to former owner, photos, 128pp. Relates his experiences working on the Guadalupe Ranch in South Texas near Monte Christo and later in his career around Ft. Stockton.


SOME BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS; A Collection of Articles and Essays.

By Erickson, John R.

Denton: UNT, 1999. First Edition. Wraps. FINE. 153pp., index, glossy color wraps.


CRYIN' FOR DAYLIGHT. A Ranching Culture in the Texas Coastal Bend.

By O'Connor, Louise S.

Austin: Wexford, 1989. First Edition. FINE IN GOOD DJ/GOOD. 298pp., over-size, folio, glossy forest green boards, gilt pictorial on upper board, gilt spine titles, fine bright copy no names, with archival mylar cover on price unclipped dust jacket with tear. Much of this is a unique history of the African American cowboys and their families from Victoria County and surrounding areas of South. The fascinating ranch photos covering 155 years and selected from 10,000 collected images by the families who founded and continue to operate these ranches make this a unique volume in the history of western ranching. The author's personal interviews with the cowboys are related in their own words with much biographical material and memoirs of those who knew them added. Increasingly more difficult to find in nice condition.



By Millard, F. S.

No Publisher, 1950. Softbound. Good. Intro. J. Marvin Hunter, 47pp., photos. (1928) No publisher or date, circa 1950s. Facsimile of the 1920's edition on light gray paper. Author was born at Georgetown in 1863. HERD 1483.



By Reid, Ace

Kerrville: Ace Reid Enterprises, 1969. Sixth Printing. Paperback. VERY GOOD. . Unpaginated. Fine. No names, no writing, brown pictorial printed orange wraps. Recipes, including, mountain oysters, possum belly, yankee tea, etc. and cartoons, with a photo and biography of the author.



By Millard, F. S.

No place: No Publisher, 1928. First Edition. Softbound. GOOD. . Intro. J. Marvin Hunter, 47pp., 4 historic photos, author's portrait p. 9. (1928) No publisher or date, circa 1920s. Printed dark grey wraps, titles inside decorative frame with two rules, detached at spine with several resulting chips. Printed on poor quality paper not unlike that used by Hunter to publish his original Frontier Times. Author was born at Georgetown in 1863. HERD 1483 -"Crudely printed & full of typographical errors, but a story of and by a genuine old cowboy."



By Holling, Holling C.

NY: Platt & Munk, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. Full page color illus. by H.C. and Lucille Holling, 4to. Great cowboy illus. Written for younger readers.



By McGraw, L.R. (Mac)

Gunnison, Co.: B&B Printers, 1995. First Edition. Paperback. FINE.. SIGNED on title page, no other names. Illus. chart of brands inside front cover, more brands in text, 68pp., drawings, introductory essay on cattle brands, terms used by cowboys like "crowbait" for old or scrubby horse, more information on brands and who uses them Author spent 70 years in the Gunnison Country as a rancher, outfitter, and outdoorsman writes traditional information in the form of cowboy poetry.



By Hall, Douglas Kent

NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1984. First Edition. Soft Cover. FINE.. 118pp. 4to glossy b/w photographic wraps. Many of the Bell ranch cowboys and other Texas, New Mexico and Montanna ranch hands.


Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail

By Roosevelt, Theodore

Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1985. PAPERBACK. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾. Clean tight no names no writing not a remainder. Illustrated by Frederic Remington, 186pp. Lovely copy on coated stock, printed in Great Britain. Color pictorial wraps. For a true narrative of cowboy life it is necessary to go back to the narratives of people who actually experienced this life and in Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail we have the most roaringly popular president who was a cowboy.