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Pingenot Auction, Lot 131

131. HALEY, J. Evetts. Charles Goodnight, Cowman & Plainsman. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1936. xvi, 485 pp., illustrated by Bugbee. 8vo, original tan cloth. Fine in good d.j. Presentation copy to Ben Pingenot, signed by Haley.
        First edition. Adams, Guns 890; Herd 960. Basic Texas Books 81. Greene, The 50 Best Books on Texas 35: "The best Texas biography I've read." Howes H36. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 18. Reese, Six-Score 53: "Best biography of a cowman ever written....Haley's beautifully written biography, perhaps his best book, is an ample vehicle for a mighty figure, and is a classic of American biography." Robinson 62.
($150-300)