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By Alana, Nancy Sifford

North Charleston, S.C.: Createspace, 2013. First Edition. FINE. SIGNED by the author on title page, no other names. 192pp., sources Hood County author's account of ranch life some historical facts.


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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.


The Broncho Buster, Painted by N. C. Wyeth for Cream of Wheat Company

By Wyeth, N. C.

1907. Original. Flat. VERY GOOD. 11 x 16 inches, color illustration of rider on bucking bronco at rodeo. Extracted back cover from periodical.


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 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.