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Ranching Catalogue Part 1 (Authors A-C)

Items 751-775

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751. CADY, John H. Arizona’s Yesterday: Being the Narrative of John H. Cady, Pioneer. Rewritten and Revised by Basil Dillon Woon, 1915. [Los Angeles?, 1923?]. 120 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates. 12mo, original green gilt-pictorial cloth. Binding a bit abraded and discolored (mainly confined to lower cover), gilt on front cover slightly flecked, interior fine.
Second edition, with 120 pp. (first edition, Los Angeles or Patagonia, 1915 or 1916, with 127 pp.). Eberstadt 120:30n: “Journal of a trip across the plains with the Argonauts to Arizona, with details of Indian Warfare.” Graff 535 (citing an edition with 127 pp.; copyright notice 1916; dedication notice 1915 from Patagonia; printed at Los Angeles; illustrations not listed [in the present edition, the illustrations are listed on the contents leaf]). Herd 391n (citing an edition with 127 pp. and suggesting publication at Los Angeles at the Times-Mirror Printing and Binding House in 1916). Howes C16 (noting the first edition with 127 pp. and suggesting publication at Patagonia in 1915; Howes mentions a reprint edition done at Los Angeles in 1923, but provides no collation). Jones 1731n. Author’s account of his life in early Arizona, with a chapter entitled “Sheriff, Cattleman and Farmer.” $55.00

752. CAIRNS, Mary Lyons. Grand Lake: The Pioneers. Denver: World Press, 1946. 295 pp., numerous text illustrations (mostly photographs), endpaper maps. 12mo, original red cloth. Fine in d.j. (price-clipped, lightly worn, and with old tape repair on verso).
First edition. Wilcox, p. 21. Wynar 1022. Although set in ranching country, the book mostly deals with social history, mining, and even winter sports. The author drew much of her information from the 1881-87 issues of the Grand Lake Prospector and the recollections and letters of old-timers like Charles L. Beck, who carried the mail from Junction Ranch to Hot Sulphur Springs to as far as Hayden in 1878 and 1879, using “snowshoes” (probably skis) in the winter. Includes some information on area ranches, such as Peck Ranch, whose owner was said to trade guns to the Utes in exchange for furs and ponies. Beck and others quoted by the author make it clear that the Ute War was inflamed by encroachment on Ute Lands by ranchers, miners, and—most of all—hunters indiscriminately slaughtering buffalo. Includes material on early resident and Western sculptor A. Phimester Proctor. $55.00

753. CAIRNS, Mary Lyons. The Olden Days, a Companion Book to “Grand Lake: The Pioneers.” Denver: World Press, 1954. 242 pp., illustrations. 12mo, original red cloth. Very fine in very fine d.j. Signed by author.
First edition. Mintz, The Trail 524: “Deals mostly with Colorado.” Wynar 1023. Mentions Junction Ranch, Lehman Ranch, Never Summer Ranch, Holzwarth Ranch, Green Mountain Ranch, Cozens Ranch, and other early ranches (includes a couple of ranch-related photos). The author includes the strange tale of the mysterious death of big-footed William Redman, whose body was discovered by rancher Andy Strong and a party of cowboys who were searching for some strayed cattle. Includes an account of Mrs. Agnes B. Hatch’s 1892 hike around the Grand Lake and her bicycle trip (in bloomers!) around the lake the following year. When Agnes encountered a herd of cattle on the trail, she frightened them away by opening and closing her umbrella. The last chapter tells of the shooting of Texas Charley who was suspected of stealing cattle and loved to make the miners dance by shooting their bootstraps. $55.00

754. CAIRNS, Mary Lyons. Grand Lake in the Olden Days: A Compilation of “Grand Lake: The Pioneers,” and “The Olden Days.” Denver: World Press, 1971. 304 pp., maps, portraits, text illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original red cloth. Very fine.
First edition thus, combining the author’s two books on Grand Lake (see items 752 & 753 above). Wynar 1021. $50.00

755. CALAMITY JANE. [BURK, Martha Jane Cannary]. Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane, by Herself [caption title]. N.p., n.d. (ca. 1896? or slightly later?). 7 [1, blank except for ornament at center] pp. 16mo, disbound, stapled (measures approximately 16.4 x 10.2 cm). Lacks wrappers, lower half of first leaf missing, top blank corner of first leaf chipped, stained at staples, worn.
Early edition? The first edition, printed in 1896, is very rare. The paper in the present copy is definitely older, but the dimensions are not consistent with either the Graff copy or the Eberstadt copy, both of which had 7 pages of text plus the last leaf with ornament (as in the present copy). The text of this copy is consistent with the modern facsimile reprint (a copy of which is included with the book). Adams suggests that a reprint was done later at Livingston, Montana, but he does not date the supposed Livingston reprint, which apparently had continuing text on p. 8. Graff 484 (measures 16.5 x 10.5 cm; note indicates the Eberstadts had a copy that measured 15.9 x 10 cm, with 7 pages of text plus page with ornament, as in the Graff copy). Guns 329. Hanna, Yale Exhibit: “The records about Calamity Jane are so voluminous and contradictory that it is difficult to determine where the truth lies.... Complex and picturesque, she is one of the true ‘characters’ in Western history.” Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails 115. Smith 1270. In this little autobiography, Calamity claims that she had a ranch (which also served as a roadside inn) on the Yellowstone in 1882. $300.00

756. CALAMITY JANE. [BURK, Martha Jane Cannary]. Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane, by Herself. N.p., n.d. 7 pp. 16mo, original tan printed wrappers. Very fine.
Reprint of the excessively rare edition printed around 1896. $35.00

757. [CALAMITY JANE]. Calamity Jane and Sam Bass. [Hollywood]: Universal Pictures, 1949. Full-color movie poster measuring 56.0 x 71.0 cm. Creased where formerly folded, light wear to blank margins, generally very good.
Original promotional poster depicting a shootout. The movie starred Yvonne De Carlo, Howard Duff, and Lloyd Bridges. Graham, Cowboys and Cadillacs, p. 122: “The famous Texas outlaw hooks up with the famous cowgirl.” $80.00

758. [CALIFORNIA]. BURBANK BRANCH SECURITY TRUST & SAVINGS BANK. Ranchos de los Santos: The Story of Burbank. Burbank: Burbank Branch of the Security Trust and Savings Bank, 1927. 48 pp., profusely illustrated (mostly photographic). Narrow 8vo, original color pictorial wrappers. Wrappers moderately worn and with a few minor stains, internally fine.
First edition. Rocq 3408. This ephemeral promotional contains good coverage and photo-documentation of the early Mexican and Anglo ranchos that became beautiful downtown Burbank. Dr. David Burbank, California pioneer and namesake of the town, acquired Burbank in 1867 and operated it as a sheep ranch (included are photos of Dr. Burbank and his ranch). Excellent photos of early ranch families and their ranches, including the Verdugos, the Goldaracenas, the Sepulvedas, Lancaster Brent, the Benjamin D. Wilsons, et al. Especially interesting is an account of the Spanish-Mexican method of surveying with a lasso. $75.00

759. [CALIFORNIA]. Northwest Coast of America and California: 1832, Letters from Fort Ross, Monterey, San Pedro, and Santa Barbara, by an Intelligent Bostonian. Los Angeles: [Saul & Lillian Marks for] Glen Dawson, 1959. [8] 19 [1] pp., decorated title. 16mo, original half green cloth over patterned paper boards, printed paper spine label. Very fine.
First separate issue, limited edition (180 copies); originally published in The National Intelligencer in 1833. Early California Travel Series 48, edited by Glen Dawson. An early account of California, with mention of the missions’ cattle and hide trade. $55.00

760. [CALIFORNIA. DEATH VALLEY]. FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT OF THE WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Death Valley: A Guide. Boston & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin & Riverside Press, [1939]. xv [1] 75 pp., many photographic plates, folding map at rear. 8vo, original terracotta cloth. Light edge wear, but overall very fine in d.j. with a few small chips, tears, and stains.
First edition, later printing (without date on title). American Guide Series. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 83: “Of outstanding value are its superb photographic plates.” This excellent guide includes Furnace Creek Ranch, which had its origins in an ill-conceived endeavor to grow alfalfa in 1870. $40.00

761. CALL, Hughie. Golden Fleece. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, [1942]. [6] 250 pp., text illustrations, endpaper maps. 8vo, original tan cloth. Spine slightly darkened, mild foxing to fore-edges, else fine in the scarce d.j. (lightly worn and a few stains, price-clipped).
First edition, later printing (without date on title). Dobie, pp. 62, 93, 98: “Delightful.... [Texan] Hughie married a sheepman, and after mothering the range as well as children with him for a quarter of a century, concluded that Montana is still rather masculine. Especially good on domestic life and on sheepherders.” Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #46. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 83 (“A Range Man’s Library”). Jordan, Cowgirls, p. 287: “This is a classic among sheep-ranch wife stories.” Malone, Wyomingana, p. 14. Montana 100 #67. Smith 1387. $30.00

762. CALL, Hughie. Photocopy of corrected proof sheets for The Little Kingdom. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964. [4] 118 [2] leaves. 4to, unbound sheets. Fine.
Photocopy of publisher’s original edited manuscript. This copy is from the Dudley R. Dobie Collection and may have been sent for review to J. Frank Dobie (d. 1964). The book was published in 1964. A mother’s story about her daughter, Louise “Wezie” Call, who grew up in the early twentieth century on a Montana sheep ranch and loved animals. $50.00

763. CALL, Hughie. The Little Kingdom. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1964. [8] 134 pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth. Very fine in fine d.j.
First edition. $20.00

764. CALLISON, John J. Bill Jones of Paradise Valley Oklahoma: His Life and Adventures for over Forty Years in the Great Southwest. He Was a Pioneer in the Days of the Buffalo, the Wild Indian, the Oklahoma Boomer, the Cowboy, and the Outlaw. Kingfisher, Oklahoma: Privately printed by Author [Chicago: Printed by M. A. Donohue & Company, 1914]. 328 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates, text illustrations. 8vo, original red cloth. Very fine.
First edition. Adams, Burs I:69; One-Fifty 25: “Very scarce.... This privately printed book was written in a humorous vein, and contains some material on the Dodge City gunmen and Billy the Kid.” Dykes, Kid 67: “Bill Jones went to work for Dave Pool, a Missouri native and an old Quantrell raider, at his ranch in Colorado.” Graff 553. Guns 365. Herd 398: “Scarce.” Howes C74a. Rader 573. This scarce biography of an Oklahoma boomer and cattleman deals extensively with ranching, trail drives, cowboys, and the often outlandish exigencies of range life in the late 1800s. $400.00

765. CALLON, Milton W. Las Vegas, New Mexico...the Town That Wouldn’t Gamble. Las Vegas: Las Vegas Daily Optic, 1962. xiv [2] 352 pp., plates. 8vo, original brown cloth. Front hinge cracked, else fine in slightly worn d.j.
First edition, limited edition (#53 of 1,500 copies). Guns 366: “A local history of Las Vegas in its early days with some material on Billy the Kid and his gang as well as Bob Ford and the James boys.” Mohr, The Range Country 641: “127 years of history on the Santa Fe trail.” $45.00

766. CALVERT, Charles E. United States Marshals, Territory and State, District of Colorado, 1861-1958, Research by Deputy U. S. Marshal Charles E. Calvert. N.p., [1958]. 17 leaves, typescript. 4to, stapled. Fine.
First printing. Wynar 7673. Several of the marshals were also engaged in ranching. $30.00

767. CALVIN, Ross. River of the Sun: Stories of the Storied Gila. Albuquerque: [Designed by Carl Hertzog for] University of New Mexico Press, 1946. xix [3] 153 pp., map, decorated initial letters and chapter headings, colored endpapers in Southwestern motif by Hertzog, photographic plates. 8vo, original terracotta cloth. Very fine in fine d.j. Inscribed and signed to Frank Gorman by Carl Hertzog.
First edition. Campbell, p. 191. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon 30: “Unusual insight into the character of the region, especially its vegetation. Contains a good summary of the portion of Emory’s report that relates to the Gila.” Herd 399: “Chapter VIII, ‘Thomas, the Lion, Cattle Baron,’ deals with the cattle industry.” Lowman, Printer at the Pass 35. Powell, Southwest Classics, pp. 155-56: “In format...the most attractive of Calvin’s books.” $95.00

768. CALVIN, Ross. River of the Sun.... Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1946. Another copy. Very fine in lightly worn and price-clipped d.j. $65.00

769. CALVIN, Ross. River of the Sun.... Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1946. Another copy. Slight shelf wear, otherwise very fine, without the d.j. $40.00

770. CALVIN, Ross. Sky Determines: An Interpretation of the Southwest. New York: Macmillan Company, 1934. xii [2] 354 pp., photographic plates (including frontispiece). 8vo, original grey cloth decorated in red. Spine a little dark, slight spotting to covers, otherwise fine. Dust jacket not present.
First edition. Campbell, p. 103: “A masterpiece of interpretation. Not to be superseded.” Dobie, pp. 21-22. Guns 367. Herd 400. Powell, Southwest Classics, pp. 150-54: “Ecology to anthropology, history and economics through the long range of New Mexican culture, from its earliest appearance in the art of the Mimbres Valley potters.” Saunders 3937. “In New Mexico, whatever is both old and peculiar appears on examination to have a connection with the arid climate. Peculiarities range from the striking adaptations of the flora onward to those of fauna, and on up to those of the human animal. Sky determines” (from the introduction). This broad history of the Southwest not only includes a chapter on ranching, but also touches upon the earliest introduction of cattle, sheep, and horses to the region, as well as covering the early Mexican grazing enterprises. $40.00

771. CALVIN, Ross. Sky Determines.... [Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1948]. xxii, 333 [2] pp., frontispiece photo by Calvin, illustrations by Peter Hurd. 8vo, original beige decorative cloth. Very fine in lightly chipped d.j. (price-clipped).
Second edition, revised and enlarged, with new illustrations by Peter Hurd and design and d.j. by Maude Harvey and Fern Griffith. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Hurd 55). $50.00

772. CALVIN, Ross. Sky Determines.... [Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1948]. Another copy. Fine in d.j. with a few small chips. Carl Hertzog’s copy, with his bookplate. $50.00

773. CAMP, Charles L. Desert Rats, Remembered by Charles L. Camp. [Berkeley]: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1966. [8] 55 pp., frontispiece portrait. Small 4to, original red cloth. Very fine, unopened.
First printing. Series of Keepsakes 14. Designed and printed by Alfred and Lawton Kennedy. Paher, Nevada 257: “About the epithet ‘desert rat’ the author writes: ‘The title was a proud one and not lightly bestowed. Genuine burro prospectors were self-sufficient, self-reliant men; uninhibited lovers of independence and solitude.’ In this book he covers twelve ‘lesser known’ desert rats who scurried about the Nevada-California deserts.” Not in Edwards. This anecdotal history of burro prospectors mentions ranching and the transition of rangelands from cattle to sheep. $40.00

774. CAMP, Charles L. Muggins the Cow Horse. [Denver: Welch-Haffner Printing Co., 1928]. 110 [2] pp., photographic illustrations and borders of photographic sequences on almost every page. 8vo, original stiff rose wrappers with printed paper label on upper cover. Very fine. This book is difficult to find, especially in fine collector’s condition like this copy.
First edition. Herd 401: “Scarce.... The story of an unusual cow horse.” McCracken, 101, p. 22: “A rare piece of Wyomingiana, this book tells the tale of Muggins, a cow horse that lived and worked in Wyoming. It also gives insight into the cattle business in Wyoming in the early years of this century and into that breed of horse known as the cow pony.” Great photos. $385.00

775. CAMP, Charles L. New Light Shed on Mr. Pegleg Smith. [San Francisco: John Howell Books], n.d. (ca. 1960). [2] 10 pp., illustrated title. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers. Very fine.
First separate printing, limited edition (200 copies); first published in Hutchings’ California Magazine 5:4 (October 1850). Designed and printed by Lawton & Alfred Kennedy. Edwards, Enduring Desert, pp. 39-40: “Authentic, definitive, impeccable account.” Paher, Nevada 258. Pegleg Smith opened a trading post on the Bear River in the 1840s, dealing primarily in horses and other stock rustled from Mexicans and Native Americans who had, in turn, rustled them from Southern California ranches. $35.00


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