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Pingenot Auction, Lot 263

263. REMINGTON, Frederic. Crooked Trails. New York & London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1898. v [3] 151 pp., frontispiece and plates by Remington. 8vo, original pictorial ecru cloth with blue, green and lilac. A few minor spots on binding, some stains to pastedowns and free endpapers.
         First edition. Adams, Herd 1877: "Scarce." BAL 16491. Dobie, p. 114-15. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Remington) 309; Western High Spots, pp. 121-22 ("Ranger Reading"); ("Remington Rarities" #30). Graff 3455. Howes R203. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 23. One Hundred Head 88: "Remington used his published writings as vehicles for his art. In Crooked Trails he has demonstrated his skills as both illustrator and author." Wright III:4510. Pingenot: The author’s second book and with the text wholly by him, consisting of a collection of short stories and reminiscences commencing with "How the Law Got into the Chaparral" (Rip Ford and the Texas Rangers).
($200-400)