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Pingenot Auction, Lot 54

54. BURTON, Harley True. A History of the J A Ranch.... Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones Company, 1928. [x] 147 pp., frontispiece portrait of Charles Goodnight, 2 plates, map. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine. A fine copy of this modern range rarity. Contemporary ownership inscription of M. S. Garretson.
        First edition. Adams, Herd 382. Agatha, p. 62. Dobie, p. 98. Howes B1030. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 16. Reese, Six Score 18: "One of the first ranch histories, and one of the rarest and most important. It is not known how many copies of this book were printed, but it was certainly no more than several hundred. The JA Ranch was Col. Charles Goodnight’s old ranch, and this book, issued a bit more than a year before he died was dedicated to him and done with his cooperation."
($400-800)