“The best account of trailing cattle from Oregon to Wyoming that I have seen” (Dobie).
154. RICKETTS, W[illiam] P[endleton]. Fifty Years in the Saddle. Sheridan: Star Publishing Company, 1942. , 198 pp., 2 plates, text illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth, title in black on spine and upper cover. Fine, autographed by author.
First edition. Adams, Guns 1851: “A privately printed little book of reminiscences, now very scarce, containing some material on the Hole-in-the-Wall Country.” Adams, Herd 1893: “Scarce.” Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 76. Dobie, p. 115: “A natural book with much interesting information. It contains the best account of trailing cattle from Oregon to Wyoming that I have seen.” Graff 3500. Howes R275. Malone, Wyomingana, p. 48: “Reminiscences of a cowboy who was an early-day foreman at the Goose-Egg Ranch near Casper. Later settled near Gillette and established the Sunnyside and Rawhide ranches. Personal experiences and cattle-raising advice.” ($300-600)
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