Quirt and Spur in Rare D.J.
163. RYE, Edgar. The Quirt and the Spur Vanishing Shadows of the Texas Frontier. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company Publishers, . 363 [1 blank] pp., frontispiece portrait of author, full-page text illustrations by Carqueville. 8vo, original tan pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in red and slate blue. Other than slight wrinkling to cloth on spine, very fine, in d.j. (soiled and chipped with some losses to spine and lower wrap, back flap separated).
First edition. Adams, Guns 1953: “Material
on the early life of John Selman and John Larn.” Adams, Herd 1982: “Wild
days of the cowboy and buffalo hunter around Fort Griffin, Texas.” Dobie,
p. 161. Howes R559. Norris 3911. Rader 2864. Reese, Six Score 95: “Rare
because a prominent ranching family felt themselves slandered by some remarks
in it and destroyed all the copies they could purchase.... Much about Ft. Griffin
and Shackelford County in the early days, particularly the history of ranching
there.” Tate, Indians of Texas 2425: “Includes a totally
erroneous tale of Tonkawa defeat in Palo Duro Canyon, and other stories of
Comanche depredations and combats with Texas Rangers.”
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