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AUCTION 19

Reese Six Score Title - A Superb Copy

28. DAYTON, Edson C. Dakota Days May 1886-August 1898. [Clifton Springs, New York]: Privately printed [by Case, Lockwood & Brainard in Hartford, Connecticut], 1937. [10], 128 pp., frontispiece map, plate. 8vo, original gilt-lettered blue cloth, t.e.g. Superb copy, in original paper box. Manuscript correction on p. [1].

     First edition, limited edition (#241 of 300 copies). Adams, Herd 665: “Scarce.” Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 28. Dobie, p. 102: “[Dayton] had spiritual content. His very use of the world intellectual on the second page of his book; his estimate of Milton and Gladstone, adjacent to talk about a frontier saloon; his consciousness of his own inner growth—something no extrovert cowboy ever noticed, usually because he did not have it; his quotation to express harmony with nature...all indicate a refinement that any gambler could safely bet originated in the East and not in Texas or the South.” Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 14. Howes D165. Reese, Six Score 29: “Dayton had more connection with sheep than with cattle, but he saw a good deal of both. A well educated easterner, he gives an interesting perspective on life in the Dakotas during the hard years of the 1890s.” ($250-500)

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