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75. COOK, John R. The Border and the Buffalo,
An Untold Story of the Southwest Plains.... Topeka,
Kansas: Crane & Company, 1907.  352 pp.,
photographic plates. 8vo, original pictorial cloth. Laid in
is a 4-page leaflet, which, according to Graff, may have
been written by Cook. The exceptionally fine Littell copy
with his bookplate.
First edition. Adams, Guns 487: "Contains some information on the Benders of Kansas I have not seen elsewhere." Dobie, p. 159. Graff 864. Howes C730. Rader 909. Saunders 2836. Pingenot: Much on Kansas history, including the Dull Knife Raid of 1878, eye-witness accounts of buffalo slaughter on the plains, etc. Milo Milton Quaife, who edited the 1938 reprint said: "For unadorned realism, the narrative...has seldom, if ever, been surpassed...[It is the] clearest first-hand recital ever written of the wholesale destruction of earths grandest ruminant."