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Ranching Catalogue Part 1 (Authors A-C)

Items 1251-1301

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Large Selection of Stanley’s Books on New Mexico & Texas

1251. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Colmor, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1967. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Passing mention given to the fact that the area is good ranching land and there are a few ranches around the now abandoned community. $30.00

1252. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Columbus, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1966. 22 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Although without doubt the biggest thing to come to Columbus was the Pancho Villa raid of 1916, the community is rooted in ranching, and the author refers to local ranches such as the Palomas Land & Cattle Company, the P.O.L. Ranch, and the Stiles Ranch. $40.00

1253. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). Dave Rudabaugh, Border Ruffian. [Denver: World Press, 1961]. viii, 200 pp., frontispiece, plates. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Very fine in d.j. Signed by author.
First edition. Guns 2095: “Only biography to date of this outlaw companion of Billy the Kid.” Like so many other famous and infamous men of the West, Dave Rudabaugh was a cowboy before abandoning that pursuit for more nefarious enterprises. $110.00

1254. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Dawson, New Mexico Story. Pantex, Texas, 1961. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition. Named for Dawson’s Ranch, bought out of Maxwell’s Land Grant, the town quickly turned to mining as its major enterprise. $35.00

1255. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Dawson, New Mexico Tragedies. Pep, Texas, 1964. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). $35.00

1256. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Deming, New Mexico Story. Pantex, Texas, 1962. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Lists prominent cattlemen at the turn of the nineteenth century and mentions problems with cattle rustlers. $35.00

1257. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Des Moines, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1965. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). The town was established in 1887 as a cattle stop on the Colorado & Southern Railroad. $35.00

1258. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). Desperadoes of New Mexico. [Denver: World Press, 1953]. xv [1] 320 pp., photoplates. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Very fine in d.j. Signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (#333 of 800 copies). Campbell, p. 69: “Interesting, readable, valuable.” Guns 2095: “Covers practically all the well-known outlaws of New Mexico. The author tells some things that do not appear in other books on the subject.” Outlawry in New Mexico was often synonymous with range wars and cattle rustling. $140.00

1259. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Duke City: The Story of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1706-1956. [Pampa, Texas: Pampa Print Shop, 1963]. [6] xiii [1] 267 pp. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Very fine in lightly chipped d.j. Author’s signed presentation inscription to Mrs. Oliver F. Jordan, with her Western-theme bookplate on front pastedown.
First edition. Guns 2097: “A chapter entitled “The Law—Both Sides” deals with some of the outlaws and gunmen of Albuquerque, including Baca and Clay Allison.” Albuquerque is the center of a large area of sheepraising, and this is discussed by the author. Also has early newspaper history, including that of The New Mexico Stockman, and discusses livestock at the state fair. $70.00

1260. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Duke City: The Story of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1706-1956. [Pampa, Texas: Pampa Print Shop, 1963]. Another copy. Very fine in lightly chipped d.j. Signed by author. $65.00

1261. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Elida, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1966. 22 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Before there was a town, there was ranching in Elida: “Chisum’s cowboys rode the range where houses now stand.” (p. 3). Also mentions prominent cattleman William P. Littlefield, and Dee Harkey, author of Mean As Hell. $35.00

1262. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Elizabethtown, New Mexico Story. Dumas, Texas, 1961. 19 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition. Guns 2098: “Has some mention of Clay Allison, Wall Henderson, and other gunmen of the period.” $35.00

1263. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Folsom, New Mexico Story. Pantex, Texas, 1962. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition. Guns 2099: “Has some material on William Coe, the outlaw, and on Black Jack Ketchum.” The Folsom anthropological discovery was made by the foreman of the XYZ Ranch. Also mentions the bad blood between William Coe and Charles Goodnight. $35.00

1264. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). Fort Bascom, Comanche-Kiowa Barrier. [Pampa, Texas: Pampa Print Shop, 1961]. [4] v [1] 224 pp. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Very fine in slightly worn d.j. Author’s signed presentation inscription to Mrs. R. A. Hulcie Sullivan.
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Guns 2100: “Has material on Clay Allison, Chunk Colbert, Davy Crockett, Jim Courtwright, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Gyp, Joe, Jim, and Mannen Clements, Billy the Kid, and others.” Tate, Indians of Texas 2966: “Begins with a chapter on Kit Carson’s 1864 victory over the Comanches and Kiowas at Adobe Walls, then moves into the 1867-1868 campaigns on the Southern Plains, culminating in the Battle of the Washita.” Includes chapters on “Comancheros and Rustlers” and “The Bell Ranch.” $90.00

1265. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). Fort Bascom, Comanche-Kiowa Barrier. [Pampa, Texas: Pampa Print Shop, 1961]. Another copy. Very fine in d.j. Signed by author. $85.00

1266. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Fort Conrad, New Mexico Story. Dumas, Texas, 1961. 19 pp. 8vo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition. The fort was created in part to guard the remudas of the garrisons at El Paso, Dona Ana, and Socorro. $35.00

1267. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). Fort Stanton. [Pampa, Texas: Pampa Print Shop, 1964]. [6] iv, 263 pp. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Very fine in d.j. Signed by author
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Guns 2101: “History...from Civil War days to the present. There is much on the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid.” $80.00

1268. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). Fort Union, New Mexico. N.p. [1953]. xiii [1] 305 pp., photoplates. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Very fine in d.j. and slipcase. Author’s signed presentation inscription to Mrs. Troy Smith. Western-theme bookplate of Mrs. Oliver F. Jordan.
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Guns 2102. Rittenhouse 533: “First book-length work on the history of Fort Union.” Tate, Indians of Texas 2967. Mentions in passing various ranching enterprises as they concerned the fort. $110.00

1269. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). Fort Union, New Mexico. N.p. [1953]. Another copy. Very fine in rubbed d.j. Signed by author. $95.00

1270. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The French, New Mexico Story. Pantex, Texas, 1962. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Briefly mentions various ranching concerns of the area. $35.00

1271. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Galisteo, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1965. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Briefly mentions cattle and sheep operations in the area. $35.00

1272. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Glorieta, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1965. 22 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Mentions the ranches of the area in the context of the Civil War battle of Glorieta Pass. $35.00

1273. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Golden, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1964. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Peripheral mention of the cattle herds of the early governors. $35.00

1274. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Grady, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1968. 22 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Slight spotting to lower cover, else fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). The townsites of this area of eastern New Mexico were originally bought out of the large holdings of cattlemen. $25.00

A Reese “Six Score” Title

1275. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Grant That Maxwell Bought. [Denver: The World Press, 1952]. [8] 256 pp., photographic illustrations, folded map (Map of the Beaubien and Miranda or Maxwell Grant in Colorado and New Mexico, patented May 19, 1879) in pocket on rear pastedown. 4to, original blue cloth. A few mild stains to binding, otherwise very fine, signed by author.
First edition of author’s first book, limited edition (#69 of 250 copies). Campbell, p. 191. Dobie, p. 109. Guns 2103: “Very rare. The limited edition was immediately sold out and is now very rare. In a chapter on Clay Allison the author tries to correct some of the legends.” Herd 2149. Howes C892. Reese, Six Score 102: “The Maxwell Land Grant at one time comprised a large portion of New Mexico, and its history inevitably involves much concerning land and cattle. Father Stanley’s work...deals extensively with the history of the area, with emphasis on personalities.” Wynar 161. By industry, luck, and trading, fur trapper and trader Maxwell in 1864 became the sole owner of the legendary grant of approximately 1,777,000 acres, said to be the largest single tract owned by any one individual in the United States. “After coming into possession of the land grant [Maxwell] was regarded as being the richest man in the region, living like a feudal lord in a mansion he had built at Cimarron.... He possessed vast herds of sheep and cattle, married the aristocratic Señorita Luz Beaubien, and sired a half dozen offspring” (McLoughlin, Wild & Woolly, pp. 110-11). $935.00

1276. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Hillsboro, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1964. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Mentions the rustling activities of Toppy Johnson. $35.00

1277. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Inez, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1967. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Mentions the range wars—fought both in court and with six-shooter—that were waged between the pro-fence farmers and the anti-fence ranchers. $35.00

1278. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). Jim Courtright: Two Gun Marshal of Fort Worth. [Denver: World Press, 1957]. xii, 234 pp., portraits, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original grey cloth. Very fine in d.j. Signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (#457 of 500 copies). Guns 2104. Like many of the accounts of lawmen and outlaws of the West, Courtright’s story unfolds against the backdrop of cowboys, cattlemen, and range wars. Courtright was a wizard with his six-shooters and one of that rare breed of ambidextrous gunslingers. In the 1880s Courtright worked as foreman on the New Mexico ranch of General A. Logan, in a region where the range was being overrun by nesters. $85.00

1279. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Johnson Mesa, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1965. 22 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). The area was named for Elijah Johnson, who moved west from Texas after the Civil War to try his luck as a cattleman. $35.00

1280. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Kenna, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1966. 23 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Kenna was home to Bob Crosby, a world-champion cowboy known as “The King of Cowboys.” $35.00

1281. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Kingston, New Mexico Story. Pantex, Texas, 1961. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition. Guns 2105. “In 1883 Kingston was the hotbed of rustler activity” (p. 6). Toppy Johnson and the Kinny Gang drained the herds of Kingston area ranchers, and much of this volume deals with efforts to control their activities. $35.00

1282. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Lake Valley, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1964. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Guns 2107: “Contains some information on Jim McIntire and Jim Courtright.” Jim McIntire, author of Early Days in Texas and for a time a cowboy with the Loving outfit, lived in Lake Valley. $35.00

1283. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Lamy, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1966. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Guns 2108: “Early Lamy was noted for its lawlessness. There is material on robberies, horse stealing, Ike Stockton, Joel Fowler, the Ketchums, and others.” Mentions various cattle and sheep enterprises in the area from the mid-1600s to the mid-1900s. $35.00

1284. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Las Vegas, New Mexico Story. [Denver: The World Press, 1951]. xi [1] 340 pp., frontispiece, plates. 8vo, original green cloth. Light shelf wear, closed tear to back flyleaf, otherwise fine in worn and torn d.j.
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Guns 2109: “Has a chapter on Vicente Silva and another on outlaws and lawlessness. His account of the of the capture of Billy the Kid and Rudabaugh at Stinking Springs is quoted from the Las Vegas Optic.... There is good material on Doc Holliday and many others of Las Vegas’ lawless days.” Mentions ranching activities in the area. $165.00

1285. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Lincoln, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1964. 26 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Guns 2110: “A story of Lincoln County and its troubles.” $40.00

1286. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Loma Parda, New Mexico Story. Nazareth, Texas, 1969. 22 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Mentions various ranching enterprises through the years, among them the miniature range war of John Hittson, once a partner of John Chisum. $35.00

1287. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Manzano, New Mexico Story. Pantex, Texas, 1962. 19 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Mentions cattle rustling and the assassination of Charles G. Kusz, a newspaperman who purportedly was about to expose the rustlers. $35.00

1288. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Melrose, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1965. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Briefly mentions ranching enterprises in the region. $35.00

1289. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Miami, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1964. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Information on the Miami Ranch. $35.00

1290. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Milnesand, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1968. 23 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Mentions the Bob Crosby Ranch, the Flying M Ranch, and the once vast DZ Ranch. $35.00

1291. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Mogollon, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1968. 23 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Guns 2111. Briefly mentions cattle rustling activities in the area. $35.00

1292. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Mosquero, New Mexico Story. Nazareth, Texas, 1970. 24 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Mentions cattle ranching activities on the open range before the town was incorporated. $35.00

1293. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Nambe, New Mexico Story. Pep, Texas, 1966. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Briefly mentions sheepraising of the pueblo. $35.00

1294. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). No Tears for Black Jack Ketchum. [Denver: World Press, 1958]. x, 148 pp. 12mo, original black wrappers. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (#145 of 500 copies). Guns 2112. Black Jack Ketchum was another outlaw who got his start riding the open range as a cowboy. $110.00

1295. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). Notes on Joel Fowler. Pep, Texas, 1963. 19 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Guns 2113: “Gives some highlights on Fowler’s life, his murder of James Cale, and his own lynching.” Joel Fowler was an eccentric, Shakespeare-quoting, ranch owner of the Gallinas Mountains of New Mexico, who strayed to the other side of the law. $35.00

1296. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). One Half Mile from Heaven; or, The Cimmaron Story. [Denver: World Press, 1949]. [8] 155 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers. Very fine.
First edition, limited edition. Guns 2114: “Contains much material on Clay Allison and other gunmen of Cimarron.” Has information on ranching enterprises throughout the history of the region and the Maxwell Land Grant. $275.00

1297. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). El Potrero de Chimayo, New Mexico. Nazareth, Texas, 1969. 22 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Has information on sheepraising as it pertained to Native American weaving: “Sheep and goats were to the New Mexican what steers were to be to the Texan” (p. 15). $35.00

1298. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). [The Private War of] Ike Stockton. [Denver: World Press, 1959]. x, 169 pp. 8vo, original yellow cloth. A few small spots to covers, otherwise fine in d.j. Signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (#19 of an unstated number of copies). Guns 2116: “Includes the life of Stocktons, bad men of the first order, the story of the Colfax County War, and an account of the San Juan County War and touches on the Lincoln County War.” Wynar 7006. $140.00

1299. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Puerto de Luna, New Mexico Story. Nazareth, Texas, 1969. 22 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition, limited edition (400 copies). Mentions sheepraising activities in the area. $35.00

1300. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Questa, New Mexico Story. Pantex, Texas, 1962. 20 pp. 12mo, original yellow wrappers, stapled. Fine. Author’s unsigned presentation copy to Mrs. Oliver Jordan, with her Western-theme bookplate inside upper cover.
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Peripheral mention of sheepraising activities. $35.00

1301. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). The Questa, New Mexico Story. Pantex, Texas, 1962. Another copy. Fine, signed by author. $35.00


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