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Ranching Catalogue Part 1 (Authors A-C)

Items 450-474

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450. BLOODGOOD, Lida Fleitmann & Piero Santini (comp.). The Horseman’s Dictionary. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., [1964]. 214 pp. 8vo, original red cloth. Ex-library: call letters on spine and upper cover, label on front pastedown, blindstamp on title page, stamp on back pastedown.
First edition. Over 3,500 entries, including ranch terminology. $10.00

451. BLOOM, Lansing B. Early Weaving in New Mexico. N.p.: New Mexico Historical Review, 1927. 11 pp. 8vo, original brown wrappers, stapled. Slight wear to fragile wraps.
First separate issue (first published in the New Mexico Historical Review 2:3, July 1927). Saunders 3882n. Covers Coronado’s introduction of domestic sheep, introducing a new medium for weaving. $20.00

452. BOATRIGHT, Mody C. “Fabulous Birds and Beasts: Some More Tall Tales for Tenderfeet As Told in the Cow Camps” in The Texas Monthly 4:4 (November 1929). Pp. 450-57. 8vo, original orange printed wrappers. Lightly worn, otherwise fine.
First printing. $20.00

453. BOATRIGHT, Mody C. Mody Boatright, Folklorist: A Collection of Essays. Austin & London: University of Texas Press for Texas Folklore Society, [1973]. xxvi, 198 pp., frontispiece portrait of Boatright, text illustrations. 8vo, original orange cloth. Very fine in d.j.
First edition. Edited and with an introduction by Ernest B. Steck; “Biographical Essay” by Harry Ransom; and foreword by Wayland D. Hand. A series of essays by Boatright, many exploring the folklore of the West and its impact on the U.S. Essays include “Frontier Humor,” “The American Myth Rides the Range: Owen Wister’s Man on Horseback,” “Theodore Roosevelt, Social Darwinism, and the Cowboy,” “How Will Boatright Made Bits and Spurs,” etc. $30.00

454. BOATRIGHT, Mody C. “Wind and Weather: Lanky’s Third Night in the Cow Camp Brings More Tall Tales for Tenderfeet” in The Texas Monthly 5:4 (May 1930). Pp. 412-19. 8vo, original orange printed wrappers. Slight fading to spine and light wrapper wear. J. Frank Dobie’s occasional penciled commentary, such as “Bunk!” Dobie also attached a related newspaper clipping to p. 412 that has offset onto the two adjacent pages.
First printing. Besides the article cited, there are references relating to ranching in other articles, such as the biography of Frank P. Holland, who was publisher and editor of Farm and Ranch. $20.00

455. BOATRIGHT, Mody C. (ed.). Mexican Border Ballads and Other Lore. Austin: Texas Folklore Society, 1946. vii [1] 140 pp. 8vo, original green cloth lettered in red. Binding with moderate shelf wear and a few small abrasions, endsheets lightly browned, generally very good.
First edition. Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society XXI. Basic Texas Books 203:XXI. Dobie, p. 43. This classic work includes Boatright’s discussion of how King Ranch vaquero corridos tend to vary from the genre’s customary orientation of protest. Includes the long ballad “Corrido de Kansas,” being the memories of José Gómez (former King Ranch cowboy), who describes a cattle drive from South Texas to Kansas City. $40.00

456. BODE, Elroy. Sketchbook II: Portraits in Nostalgia. El Paso: Texas Western Press, [1972]. x [2] 165 [2] pp., illustrations by Frank O’Leary. 8vo, original light brown cloth. Very fine in d.j.
First edition. The sketches are set against the backdrop of the cattle country and include a humorous piece entitled “Ranch Woman on the Phone.” Typographic arrangement by Hertzog. $45.00

457. BODE, Elroy. Texas Sketchbook: A Sheaf of Prose Poems. El Paso: Texas Western Press, [1967]. x [2] 182 [2] pp., illustrations by José Cisneros. 8vo, original tan cloth. Very fine in d.j. with one short tear (no losses). Signed by Bode, Cisneros, and Hertzog. Original prospectus and contemporary review laid in (offsetting to first blank page from review). Carl Hertzog bookplate.
First edition. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Cisneros 21). Lowman, Printer at the Pass 212 (quoting Lon Tinkle): “For the format of Bode’s book, Hertzog has surpassed himself. You will probably not find a more perfect title-page (point of view of design) all year.” Ranching is a theme woven into the short, thoughtful essays, and section 4 (pp. 87-109) is “At the Ranch.” $80.00

458. BODE, Elroy. Texas Sketchbook.... El Paso: Texas Western Press, [1967]. Another copy. Very fine in d.j. Signed by Bode, Cisneros, and Hertzog. $65.00

459. BODE, Elroy. Texas Sketchbook.... El Paso: Texas Western Press, [1967]. Another copy. Very fine in d.j. Signed by Hertzog. $55.00

460. BODE, Winston. A Portrait of Pancho: The Life of a Great Texan, J. Frank Dobie. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1965. xiii [1] 164 pp., portrait of Dobie on title (by Tom Lea), numerous photographic illustrations. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. Very fine in d.j.
First edition. Cook 413. One Hundred Head Cut Out of the Jeff Dykes Herd 43: “Harry Ransom wrote the introduction to this biography. Mrs. Dobie provided many of the photographs used in this book from her husband’s personal collection.” Biography, critique, and numerous photos documenting the life and work of J. Frank Dobie, the legendary Texas man of letters who grew up on a ranch and wrote groundbreaking material on ranching. $50.00

461. BODE, Winston. A Portrait of Pancho.... Austin: Pemberton, 1965. xiii [1] 164 pp., portrait of Dobie on title (by Tom Lea), numerous photographic illustrations. 8vo, original brown cloth. Very fine in d.j. Carl Hertzog bookplate.
Third printing. $10.00

462. BOETHEL, Paul C. Echoes on the Lavaca. [Austin: Privately printed by Paul C. Boethel, 1974]. vii [1] 122 pp., illustration. 8vo, original olive cloth. Very fine in d.j. Author’s lengthy signed inscription to Dudley R. Dobie on front free endpaper, and invoice with signed note from author laid in.
First edition. Humorously written autobiography by attorney Boethel, with local history and occasional references to ranching. Boethel describes one legal case: “At one time, a local bank made a loan on a herd assembled by a man for inspection and appraisal, only to learn two days later, it was the man’s neighbor’s cattle that he had penned.... In the floods of 1936 and 1940, I learned that a cow burdened with a mortgage could never make it out of high water; her sisters not covered by a mortgage always made it to high ground.” $50.00

463. BOETHEL, Paul C. Echoes on the Lavaca. [Austin: Privately printed by Paul C. Boethel, 1974]. Another copy. Fore-edges lightly foxed, otherwise very fine in d.j. $35.00

464. BOETHEL, Paul C. The Free State of Lavaca. [Austin: Weddle, 1977]. vii [1] 184 pp. 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Light discoloration to binding, otherwise fine in d.j. Author’s presentation copy: “To James & Mary Hopkins, Garwood, Texas. I know you cherish the tales of early life in Texas. This, in the main, will add another dimension. Paul C. Boethel. Feb 11, 1978.”
First edition. Lavaca County took its name from the Spanish word for “cow,” and it became true cow country following the Civil War. Chapter 2, “When the Rustler Was Told to Leave,” details the rise of ranching in the county, the transition from open range to fenced ranching, expulsion of rustlers, etc. $65.00

465. BOETHEL, Paul C. The History of Lavaca County. San Antonio: Naylor, 1936. [10] 151 pp. 8vo, original tan pictorial cloth. Endpapers browned, otherwise fine in d.j. with a few stains. Rare.
First edition. CBC 2940. Guns 232. Herd 283. A fine history of one of the early, important centers for ranching in Texas. Wild cattle were rounded up during the Republic era, and by 1851 over 13,000 cattle were shown on the tax rolls. Information on stockraising, cattle drives, problems of fencing the open range, breeds of cattle, and Shanghai Pierce’s 1871 trail drive. $350.00

466. BOETHEL, Paul C. The History of Lavaca County. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, [1959]. [8] 172 pp. 8vo, original pale slate green pictorial cloth. Tape stains on endpapers, otherwise fine in d.j. Signed by author. Prospectus and order form for Sand in Your Craw laid in.
Second edition, revised. $60.00

467. BOETHEL, Paul C. On the Headwaters of the Lavaca and the Navidad. [Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones], 1967. v [1] 192 pp., portraits, endpaper maps. 8vo, original green cloth. Fore-edges moderately foxed, a few light pencil notations, overall fine in d.j. with slight wear and one short tear.
First edition. Much background information on ranching, along with a section on “The Cattlemen on the Headwaters.” $45.00

468. BOETHEL, Paul C. Sand in Your Craw. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, [1959]. [10] 134 pp. 8vo, original turquoise pictorial cloth. Fore-edges lightly foxed, otherwise fine in d.j. with two tape stains. Signed by author.
First edition. CBC 2941. Guns 233: “Has information on murders, feuds, cattle rustling, and other lawlessness in Lavaca County, Texas.” $75.00

469. BOLTON, Herbert E. The Mission As a Frontier Institution in the Spanish-American Colonies, with an Introduction by John Alexander Carroll. El Paso: Texas Western College Press for Academic Reprints, 1962. iv, 24 pp. 8vo, original rose pictorial wrappers with illustration by Cisneros. Very fine. Carl Hertzog’s copy, with his bookplate.
Later edition with added material (first edition 1917; first Academic Reprints edition published 1960). Lowman, Printer at the Pass 119n. Wallace, Arizona History III:14. Weber, California Missions, p. 10: “Best treatise on the missions in the plan of Hispanic colonial enterprise” (quoting from Maynard Geiger in Franciscan History of North America 18, p. 362). Bolton explains how the Native Americans were to become self-supporting, in many cases doing so by acquiring wealth through stockraising. $20.00

470. BOLTON, Herbert Eugene. Outpost of Empire: The Story of the Founding of San Francisco. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. xxiv, 334 [2] xvii [1] pp., numerous plates, maps (several folding). 8vo, original dark teal cloth. Some light shelf wear, internally fine.
First separate edition. Edwards, Enduring Desert, pp. 30-31: “This is Vol. 1 of the 5-volume set of Anza’s California Expeditions [and] is essentially an introduction by Dr. Bolton to his translation of the several diaries in the other 4 volumes of the Anza set. The introduction relates to but one phase of de Anza’s colorful career—his activities in California. Pp. 78-109 and 200-221 bear directly upon his California desert crossing.” Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon 7a. Rocq 8359. Wallace, Arizona History III:39. Weber, The California Missions, p. 9n. Anza’s diaries relate to the first land route expedition to California, and details are given on the cattle his expedition drove there, including rustling by Apaches. In discussion of earlier treks, Bolton mentions that Oñate’s party drove 7,000 head of stock. $100.00

471. BOLTON, Herbert Eugene. The Padre on Horseback: A Sketch of Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J., Apostle to the Pimas. San Francisco: Sonora Press, 1932. 90 [1] pp., frontispiece, illustrations, endpaper maps by William Wilke. 12mo, original grey cloth over marbled boards, printed leather label on spine. Fore-edges foxed, otherwise fine, mostly unopened, in very good d.j. (price-clipped)
First edition. Dobie, p. 65: “Life of the Jesuit missionary Kino.” Wallace, Arizona History III:22. Father Kino, who is known as the Father of the Southwest, was very interested in cattle and ranching. He is credited with being a pioneer cattleman and for helping introduce stock and good stockraising methods. As this work attests, Kino was also one of the greatest equestrians ever. $80.00

472. BOLTON, Herbert E., Carl Oscar Borg, John R. McCarthy & Millard Sheets. Cross, Sword, and Gold Pan: A Group of Notable Full-Cover [sic] Paintings. Los Angeles: Primavera Press, [1936]. [31] pp., 12 full-color illustrations of historical paintings by Borg. Folio, original brown cloth over tan boards. Corners slightly bumped and some mild staining to boards, interior fine. Carl Hertzog bookplate.
First book edition (the paintings, historical essays, and ballad were first published in 1931 by Touring Topics, later renamed Westways, the official publication of the Automobile Club of Southern California). The present book is the trade edition (an edition limited to 100 copies and bound in vellum was also published). Rocq 16692. “The Coming of the Cattle” is devoted to Father Kino, “easily the cattle king of his day.” The section on “The Era of the Boston Ships” discusses the California hide and tallow trade. The book is by Carl Oscar Borg and Millard Sheets with interpretive historical essays by Bolton and John R. McCarthy. $80.00

473. [BONNER, MARY]. GEORGE, Mary Carolyn Hollers. Mary Bonner: Impressions of a Printmaker. San Antonio: Trinity University Press, [1982]. ix [1] 125 pp., 28 full-page illustrations of Bonner’s prints (several in color, a few foldout), many other illustrations (mostly photographic or after Bonner’s works). Small 4to, original terracotta cloth. Fine in lightly worn d.j. with one short tear.
First edition. Mary Bonner (b. 1887) moved to Texas in 1897, where she spent summers on the family’s large ranch near Sabinal in Uvalde County. Her interest in art heightened during a summer at an art colony in Woodstock in 1922; later in the 1920s she lived in Paris, where her works inspired by the ranch themes and imagery of her childhood brought her much attention. $45.00

474. BONNEY, Cecil. Looking over My Shoulder: Seventy-Five Years in the Pecos Valley. Roswell: Hall-Poorbaugh Press, 1971. [2] xiv, 235 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic illustrations, text illustrations and endpaper maps by Cisneros. 8vo, original beige cloth. Very fine in lightly rubbed d.j. Carl Hertzog bookplate.
First edition. Adams, One-Fifty 12. Contains good material on ranching, including the Lincoln County War. The Bonney family home was the T Ranch in Lincoln County, southeast of Picacho. $65.00


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