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Ranching Catalogue Part 1 (Authors A-C)

Items 800-825

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800. CARLISLE, Bill. Bill Carlisle, Lone Bandit: An Autobiography. Pasadena: Trail’s End Publishing Co., [1946]. [2] 220 pp., plates, text illustrations by Charles M. Russell. 8vo, original tan leather, gilt vignette of Russell drawing on lower cover. Minor edge wear due to the soft leather, else very fine.
First edition, limited edition (#26 of 625 signed copies). Guns 375: “The honest autobiography of the last of the lone train robbers, a man who allowed himself to be captured rather than take a human life.” Malone, Wyomingana, p. 16: “The life story of a notorious but not infamous train robber: his bleak childhood, thieving youth, and roaming adult life until imprisoned at Rawlins, Wyoming. No tendency to romanticize or glamorize crime.” Yost & Renner, Russell I:47 (stating that there is no difference in the content, plates, etc., between the limited and trade edition). Chapter on the author’s range-riding days in which he meets Charlie Russell, and his mostly unsuccessful attempt to work as a ranch hand from Montana to Texas (at the Matador and XIT ranches) prior to his slightly more successful train-robbing career. $220.00

801. CARLISLE, Bill. Bill Carlisle, Lone Bandit.... Pasadena: Trail’s End Publishing Co., [1946]. 220 pp., photographic plates, illustrations by Charles M. Russell, endpaper maps by Clarence Ellsworth. 8vo, original red cloth. Very light foxing to edges, else fine in d.j. with minor tears. Signed by author.
First trade edition. $100.00

802. CARLISLE, Bill. Bill Carlisle, Lone Bandit.... Pasadena: Trail’s End Publishing. Co., [1946]. Another copy. Occasional light foxing to text, otherwise fine, with author’s signed and dated inscription (d.j. not present). $85.00

803. CARLISLE, Bill. Bill Carlisle, Lone Bandit.... Pasadena: Trail’s End Publishing Co., [1946]. Another copy. Very light foxing to edges, else fine in d.j. with minor tears. $75.00

804. CARLSON, Paul H. Texas Woollybacks: The Range Sheep and Goat Industry. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, [1982]. xiv, 236 pp., plates (mostly photographic), maps, tables. 8vo, original green cloth. Very fine in very fine d.j. with illustration by Joe Belt.
First edition. A chronicle of the development of the Texas range sheep and goat industry from Spanish times to about 1930, when open-range management ended due to use of mesh-wire fences. Covers the transition from late nineteenth-century sheep wars to cooperation among the “Texas triumvirate” of sheep, goat, and cattle ranchers in the early twentieth century and their battles with the federal government over tariffs, quotas, and policies. $40.00

805. CARLSON, Raymond (ed.). Gallery of Western Paintings. New York, London & Toronto: McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1951]. 85 [1] pp., with 64 pages of full-color paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Maynard Dixon, and others, 20 line drawings by Ross Santee. Small folio, original terracotta cloth with tipped-on color illustration. Slightly musty smelling, otherwise fine in d.j. with slight tear.
First edition. Dobie, pp. 188-89. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Dixon 43); (Leigh 88); (Remington 452); (Santee 30). $70.00

806. CAROTHERS, June E. Estes Park, Past and Present. [Denver]: University of Denver Press, [1951]. 88 [2] pp., plates (mostly photographic). 12mo, original photographic wrappers. Light marginal browning to wraps, spine slightly creased, otherwise fine.
First edition. Wilcox, p. 21: “Based on the author’s unpublished thesis.” Wynar 1164. Has information on early ranching in the region, including Griff Evans who, as early as 1871, realized that dude ranching might be more lucrative than stockraising (Isabella Bird was an early guest of Evans); and Lord Dunraven’s Estes Park Company and its conflicts with settlers. $37.50

807. CARPENTER, Eunice Pleasant. Ranch Sketches [wrapper title]. [Hayden, Colorado, 1948]. 34 [1] pp., text illustrations (mostly photographic). 12mo, original blue printed wrappers. Very fine. Rare in commerce; OCLC gives 8 locations, RLIN only one, the Yale copy (also noted by OCLC).
First printing. Wynar 6397. Ranching on the Yampa River in the 1940s, with sections on turning cattle out on their summer range, haying, and women’s role in ranching during World War II. $55.00

808. CARPENTER, Will Tom. Lucky 7: A Cowman’s Autobiography. Austin: University of Texas Press, [1957]. xxii, 119 [1] pp., text illustrations by Lee Hart. 8vo, original light green cloth. Very fine in lightly worn d.j. Laid in is a University of Texas Press catalogue of Western Americana titles with illustrated wrappers by Lea.
First edition. Herd 418. Carpenter settled in Texas in 1872, working as a cowhand and trail boss until 1900, when he established his own ranch west of the Pecos. Edited and with introduction and notes by Elton Miles. $35.00

809. CARPENTER, Will Tom. Lucky 7: A Cowman’s Autobiography. Austin: University of Texas Press, [1957]. Another copy. Light wear and soiling to binding. Dust jacket not present. Laid in is a University of Texas Press catalogue of Western Americana titles with illustrated wrappers by Lea. $15.00

810. CARR, Annie Call (comp.). East of Antelope Island. [N.p.: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, North Davis County Company, 1971]. 519 [4] [26, index] pp., illustrations, map. 8vo, original magenta cloth. Small snag at foot of spine, otherwise very fine.
Fourth edition, revised, index added (first edition Davis County, 1948). This compendium of local history has frequent mention of stockraising, one of the main industries of the early pioneers on the Wasatch Front. Information on the first herd of beef cattle being driven into Skull Valley in 1869, formation of co-ops for sheep and cattle raising, and Antelope Island (rounding up wild horses, grazing church cattle, and establishing the bison herd). $40.00

811. CARR, Harry. The West Is Still Wild: Romance of the Present and the Past. Boston, New York & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin & Riverside Press, 1932. iv, 257 pp., frontispiece, text illustrations by Charles H. Owens, endpaper maps. 8vo, original maize cloth, printed paper labels on spine and upper cover. Slight discoloration to label, upper corner of front cover bumped, otherwise fine in lightly worn and foxed d.j.
First edition. Campbell, pp. 103-4. Guns 379. Herd 419. Paher, Nevada 276. Rader 596. Saunders 3943 (giving a publication date of 1933). Smith 1524. Stories and history of the Wild West, including details of day-to-day life on a southern California cattle ranch in the early 1900s. The skillful illustrations are spontaneous and charming. $45.00

812. CARR, Harry. The West Is Still Wild.... Boston, New York & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin & Riverside Press, [1932]. iv, 257 pp., frontispiece, text illustrations by Charles H. Owens, endpaper maps. 8vo, original maize cloth, printed paper labels on spine and upper cover. Fore-edges foxed, otherwise fine in d.j. with stain on upper panel.
First edition, later printing (date of publication not on title). $20.00

813. CARR, Robert V. Cowboy Lyrics. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1908. 182 pp. 12mo, original gilt-lettered green ribbed cloth, t.e.g. Front hinge cracked, very small abrasion at top of front free endpaper, otherwise fine and bright. Armorial bookplate on front free pastedown. Inkstamp on front free endpaper: “Compliments of International Live Stock Expo” followed by contemporary manuscript ink notation: “From M.C.S.”
First edition, second or later printing? (“Second edition” and date 1908 printed on title). The type is less worn and stronger in this “second edition” than in the undated printing listed next. Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails 250: “His range verse antedates that of Badger Clark.” Mohr, The Range Country 642. From author’s introduction to the 1912 edition (see item 815 below): “In 1908 the author distributed a gift edition of ‘Cowboy Lyrics’ among his friends in the western cattle country. That edition was printed solely for private circulation.” Coursey (Beautiful Black Hills; see item 1182 herein) gives a short biography and photograph of Carr: “Carr, of Hill City, became known as the ‘Cowboy Poet,’ although, as a matter of fact, he never was a cowboy. However, as a lad he did linger around cowboy camps until he became thoroughly conversant with their ways and their phraseology” (p. 244). $70.00

814. CARR, Robert V. Cowboy Lyrics. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, [1908]. 182 pp. 12mo, original gilt-lettered green ribbed cloth, t.e.g. A fine, bright copy with stylized ink ownership stamp “Otto Floto” on front pastedown and title. Perhaps the former owner was Otto Floto, sports editor for the Denver Post (Floto had bad blood with Bat Masterson and is said to have once managed Colorado heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey).
First edition, third or later printing? (Date not printed on title, no edition statement; the type in the present printing is more worn than in the printing listed above). OCLC shows a first and a second edition, both in 1908, but there is no indication of whether the date 1908 appears on both editions. RLIN has both a 1908 and 1912 edition, but only a single bibliographical record (Yale copy) for the 1908 edition, with no edition statement. Checking University of Texas holdings, the Center for American History has two copies of the 1908 edition that, like the present copy, are undated on the title; the Perry-Castañeda and Humanities Research Center (J. Frank Dobie’s copy) have copies like that listed in our first entry for this book. Smith 1528. 80.00

815. CARR, Robert V. Cowboy Lyrics: Roundup Edition. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, [1912]. xv [1] 229 pp., tinted frontispiece by Robert Farrington Elwell. 12mo, original burgundy cloth, t.e.g. Light edge wear, mild foxing to fore-edges and margins of a few leaves, overall very good, unopened.
Second edition, revised and expanded, with new introduction by author; the “Roundup edition,” reprinting most of the material in the 1908 issue, with many new poems added; first illustrated edition. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Elwell 9): “In 1908 the author distributed a gift edition of Cowboy Lyrics among his friends. It was printed solely for private distribution. The 1912 Roundup edition is the only authorized edition ‘published’ and is the first to have the Elwell frontispiece.” From author’s new introduction: “This, the 1912 Roundup Edition, is the only complete, revised and authorized collection of poems under the title of ‘Cowboy Lyrics’ ever published.... The present edition contains a majority of the poems in the 1908 gift book, as well as many new verses, and late poems reprinted from magazines.” $40.00

816. CARR, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City: Western Epics, [1972]. [2] 166 pp., numerous text illustrations (many photographic), maps. 4to, original black wrappers with color photographs. Very fine.
First edition. Many of the ghosts towns are classified as agricultural: “This most numerous type was usually established during the colonization period and includes not only farming towns but livestock centers, and in some cases, homestead centers.” $20.00

817. CARRILLO, Carlos Antonio. Exposition Addressed to the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union...Concerning the Regulation and Administration of the Pious Fund. Translated and Edited by Herbert Ingram Priestly.... San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1938. xx, 15 [1] pp. 4to, original half green cloth over green boards, printed paper spine label. Exceptionally fine, in very fine d.j.
First edition in English, limited edition (650 copies), handsomely printed by John Henry Nash and with translator Priestley’s introduction and editorial notes. The rare original edition printed in Mexico in 1831 is the first book about California published by a native Californian. Barrett, Baja California 3198n. Cowan, pp. 106-7n. Rocq 8798. Weber, The California Missions, p. 14n: “It is a monument to the efforts of Carrillo and his associates to save the Pious Fund for its original purposes.” Zamorano 80 #15n. Carlos Antonio Carillo (1783-1852) was the son of a prominent California family. His father, José Raimundo Carrillo, came to California with the Portolá expedition in 1769 and served at Santa Barbara for twelve years. In 1834 Carlos Antonio was granted one of the famous ranchos of California, the Sespe in Santa Clara Valley, which had been considered as a mission site for Serra and Palóu. Carlos Antonio was serving as California diputado to Mexico in 1831 when he delivered the present Esposición to the Mexican Congress. He objects to the proposed secularization of the California missions and confiscation of the Pious Fund, which had helped underwrite the California missions that first developed ranching and large herds of cattle in California. Carrillo expresses deep concern about secularization and its possible dire effects on property values and mission holdings, pointing out that the missions had contributed to civil settlement, conversion of Native Americans, and “the astonishing multiplication of herds of all classes.” Carrillo worries about the impact on Native American herdsmen who had abandoned their nomadic ways of life, as well as the presidial soldiers and families who had been usefully occupied with agriculture, stockraising, and industry. $75.00

818. [CARRINGTON, Margaret Irvin]. Ab-Sa-Ra-Ka, Home of the Crows: Being the Experience of an Officer’s Wife on the Plains, and Marking the Vicissitudes of Peril and Pleasure during the Occupation of the New Route to Virginia City, Montana, 1866-7, and the Indian Hostility.... Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1869. 284 pp., engraved text illustrations and plans by Van Inge and Snyder (Court-House Rock, Chimney Rock, Camp Phisterer Canon, view of North Platte opposite Fort Fetterman, Laramie Peak, 2 plans of Fort Phil Kearney), engraved folding map (untitled map showing the area bounded on the west by Montana City and Salt Lake City and on the east by Burlington, Minnesota, and Nebraska City; 20.3 x 40.6 cm). 12mo, original plum cloth (faded to brown). Binding worn at edges and extremities, small tear on spine (inexpertly repaired), a few spots and minor stains to binding, a bit loose in binding with a few signatures starting, map split at a few folds (no losses). Bookplate of Alfred R. Williams.
Second edition. Howes (C175) states that the present edition has the same imprint and collation as the first edition printed at Philadelphia in 1868 (“aa”). Graff (596) notes that the first edition does not list the map or illustrations; in the present edition, the map and illustrations are listed after the dedication leaf. Field 244: “The most valuable portion of the book is that in which she gives the personal narrations of some restored captives.” Jones 1504. Malone, Wyomingana, p. 2. Mattes, Platte River Road Narratives 2054. Myres, Following the Drum, p. 6: “An extensive description of the flora, fauna, and native peoples of the northern plains along with an eye-witness account of the events leading up to and following the Fetterman ‘massacre’ at Fort Phil Kearny, 1866. Carrington expressed sympathy for the Indians involved in the affair.” Smith 1536. One of the best army wife accounts of the West. A short section on ranches on the central Plains in 1865: “Ranches alike provide for man and beast, and are arranged for their special care and protection. A large yard is surrounded by a stockade paling, with stabling, feed troughs, and hay-ricks, with here and there loop-holes for the rifle.” She also mentions early abandonment of area ranches and Jack Morrow, (the “prince of ranchemen”). $330.00

819. CARROLL, Elsie Chamberlain (ed.). History of Kane County. Salt Lake City: Kane County Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1960. xxiv, 472 pp., portraits. 8vo, original black cloth. Very fine.
First edition. Establishment of the ranching community of Kanab in the 1860s led to numerous conflicts with Native Americans, whose supplies of food and other natural resources were impacted by the settlers’ livestock. In the 1930s this Mormon community, surrounded by spectacular and stereotypical Western scenery, became a focal point for the filming of Westerns. The entire population sometimes turned out to work as extras, and local stock were even hired out to appear in films! Also includes rodeo, sheep, and a wealth of social history. $70.00

820. CARROLL, H. Bailey. Texas County Histories: A Bibliography. Foreword by Walter Prescott Webb. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1943. xxxii, 200 pp., frontispiece portrait of E. L. Shettles (“Texan Bibliographer Unexcelled”) by Bugbee, title with county map of Texas, foldout Texas county map. 8vo, original beige linen. Slight foxing to spine, edges of covers, and fore-edges, otherwise fine, untrimmed and unopened.
First edition. Basic Texas Books B37: “The first checklist on the subject, with an introduction by Walter Prescott Webb.” CBC 4947. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Bugbee 29). Dobie, p. 58. Tate, Indians of Texas 26: “Though...dated, this remains a valuable reference tool because it includes all books, pamphlets, articles, theses, dissertations, and even some manuscript items.” Because county and local histories are frequently so dense in information and biography, this work contains many good leads into ranching history in Texas. $165.00

821. CARROLL, H. Bailey & Milton R. Gutsch (eds.). Texas History Theses: A Check List of the Theses and Dissertations Relating to Texas History Accepted at the University of Texas, 1893-1951. Austin: Texas [State] Historical Association, 1955. xiii [1] 208 pp., frontispiece illustration of the old Barker Texas History Center. 8vo, original tan linen. Very fine in slipcase with small stain on spine label.
First edition. Basic Texas Books B38: “A useful, indexed guide with content summaries to 470 theses and dissertations, updated periodically in issues of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.CBC 4948. Tate, Indians of Texas 27: “Many...contain single chapters on local Indian history.” Valuable research tool containing many listings of interest for ranching. Perhaps the most notable is John Evetts Haley’s “A Survey of Texas Cattle Drives to the North, 1866-1895,” but there are many others indexed under cattle, cattle brands, cattle drives, cattle markets, cattle ranges, and specific ranches including the XIT, JA, and King ranches. $55.00

822. CARROLL, J. M. Just Such a Time: Recollections of a Childhood on the Texas Frontier, 1858-1867. Austin: [Printed by W. Thomas Taylor, Bradley Hutchinson, and Elaine Smyth] Kairos Press, 1987. [4] 65 [2] pp., 12 color woodcuts by Barbara Whitehead. 8vo, original smooth brown calf over yellow boards. Very fine in publisher’s plain paper d.j.
First edition, limited edition (150 copies). Written in 1924 when Carroll (1852-1931) was 72 years old, this hitherto unpublished and beautifully printed memoir of his childhood is a lively account of pioneer life in Caldwell in Burleson County, where Carroll’s family arrived after traveling overland in an emigrant train from Arkansas in 1858. Carroll served as pastor in Lampasas during Reconstruction and notes that “at this time [Lampasas] was a frontier town and was under martial law.” Carroll, historian and Baptist leader, was “a man of many talents [who] also enjoyed a reputation as an amateur ornithologist and owned one of the largest collections of bird eggs in Texas” (Handbook of Texas Online: James Milton Carroll). Carroll’s family was primarily involved in plantation-farming, but we include this book in this catalogue because of one incident related by him. After the Civil War, the size of the Carroll household diminished considerably and there was less help for chores (their 50 slaves had been freed). Carroll tells how as a thirteen-year-old boy he tried to keep up with the task of milking thirty cows twice a day while also attending school. However, after several months, he gave up and branded the calves and the poorest milkers. He then released the cattle on the abundant Carroll free range. $220.00

823. CARROLL, John Alexander. Reflections of Western Historians. Papers of the Seventh Annual Conference of the Western History Association on the History of Western America San Francisco, California: October 12-14, 1967. [Tucson]: University of Arizona Press, [1969]. xiv, 314 pp. 8vo, original brown cloth. Very fine in d.j. with light wear at head of spine.
First edition. Western Historical Studies 1967. Articles include David B. Gracy, “George W. Littlefield: From Cattle to Colonization, 1871-1920,” Lewis G. Thomas, “The Umbrella and the Mosaic: The French-English Presence and the Significance of the Canadian Prairie West,” and Earl Pomeroy, “The West and New Nations in Other Continents.” $30.00

824. CARROLL, John M. Buffalo Soldiers West. [Fort Collins: The Old Army Press, 1971]. 64 pp., text illustrations by Bjorklund, Bugbee, Cisneros, Eggenhofer, Rossi, Remington, Powell, and others. Oblong folio, original terracotta pictorial wrappers, brown cloth backstrip. Backstrip detaching along upper cover, else very fine.
First trade edition (a limited edition of 50 issued the same year). Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Bjorklund 25), (Bugbee 36), (Cisneros 37), (Eggenhofer 46), (Remington 459); Western High Spots, p. 67 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #217). Fifty illustrations with brief explanatory text. Mostly of military interest, but there is a Bjorklund illustration of troopers in the Johnson County War. Also includes the work of Ace Powell, a real cowboy artist. $45.00

825. CARROLL, John M. (ed.). The Black Military Experience in the American West. New York: Liveright, [1971]. xxv [1] 591 pp., illustrations by Bjorklund, Bugbee, Cisneros, Eggenhofer, Hurd, Rossi, Remington, Russell, Schiwetz, and others, illustrated endpapers. 4to, original brown cloth. Very fine in fine d.j. (price-clipped) and publisher’s black cloth slipcase. Signed by editor Carroll. Without the 2 separate prints by Cisneros and Grandee, which are usually lacking.
First edition, first printing, limited edition (#194 of 300 copies signed by editor). Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Bjorklund 22), (Bugbee 34), (Cisneros 34), (Eggenhofer 43), (Remington 456); Western High Spots, p. 67 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #216). While many of the illustrations in the preceding entry also appear in the present book, there are substantial variations. This work contains lengthy selections from a wide range of authors: Fray Angelico Chavez, Elizabeth Custer, Frederic Remington, J. Evetts Haley, Robert Utley, and contemporary original sources. The Bjorklund illustration of the black soldiers in the Johnson County War accompanies Robert A. Murray’s chapter on “The United States in the Aftermath of the Johnson County Invasion” (first published in Annals of Wyoming 38:1). The Haley essay is on race relations and conflicts between Texas Rangers and Black troops stationed at Fort Concho. $225.00


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