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Ranching Catalogue Part 2(Authors D-G)

Items 1765-1789

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1765. EATON BROTHERS. Eatons’ Ranch. [Wolf, Wyoming: Eaton Brothers, 1913]. 23 pp. Narrow 16mo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled (as issued). Exceptionally fine and fresh.
     First edition. Small Series no. 3. Eatons’ Ranch (founded in 1879 three years after the Battle of Little Big Horn) has been in operation for over a hundred years as a working cattle ranch and a “ranch resort.” Eaton Ranch is located on the old Bozeman Trail, along the eastern slope of the Big Horn Mountains, twenty miles west of Sheridan, Wyoming. This little book served as a guide to early-day guests about what to expect during their stay, including tips on how to safely ride a horse. Eatons’ is still in operation and a fine establishment for soaking up the Western experience. The rules and suggestions set out in this guide probably have not changed a great deal since 1913. $100.00

1766. EAVES, Charles Dudley & C. A. Hutchinson. Post City, Texas: C. W. Post’s Colonizing Activities in West Texas. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1952. xiii [1] 171 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates, maps. 8vo, original terracotta cloth. Top fore-edge lightly foxed, overall fine in lightly worn d.j.
     First edition. Foreword by Jesse H. Jones. CBC 1877. Herd 740. This story of a community planned from its inception by C. W. Post (1854-1914, founder of Postum Cereal Company), chronicles the transition of the Caprock Escarpment of the High Plains from ranching to farming. “In 1906 he purchased some 225,000 acres of ranchland...and designated a site near the center of Garza County as the location of his new town.... In 1907 Post City, as it was called until after the developer’s death, was platted, farms of 160 acres were laid out, shade trees were planted, and a machine shop, a hotel, a school, churches, and a department store were constructed.... One of his most spectacular experiments was his rain-making effort through dynamite explosions. From firing stations along the rim of the Caprock four-pound dynamite charges were detonated every four minutes for a period of several hours. Between 1911 and 1914 he spent thousands of dollars in this endeavor, which met with little success” (Handbook of Texas Online: Charles William Post) $45.00

1767. EBBUTT, Percy G. Emigrant Life in Kansas. London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1886. viii, 237 pp., engraved frontispiece, plates, text illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth pictorial cloth stamped in dark brown, gilt-lettering on spine and upper cover. Moderate outer wear, lower hinge and several signatures starting, occasional light foxing, but generally a very good copy with small label of Shepard Book Company (SLC) on front pastedown. Scarce.
     First edition. Dary, Kanzana 229. Herd 741: “Scarce.” Rader 1274. Not in Graff or Howes. Ebbutt came to Kansas in 1871 and returned to England six years later. Englishmen like Ebbutt provide observations on emigrant life often not explored by home-grown authors. Ebbutt’s well-written and often humorous narrative vividly describes life on the prairie, cattle raising, farming, and encounters with denizens of the prairie (especially snakes).
     Ebbutt tells of encountering Wild Bill Hickok in Junction City: “Wild Bill was a fine-looking fellow, with long curly hair hanging down his back, and was dressed in a rather dandified fashion. He was said to have twenty-seven nicks cut on the handle of his revolver, each signifying a man whose life had been taken by him. And yet he walked the streets as free as any man, and perhaps with more security than a less desperate criminal would, for he would have to be a plucky man to arrest ‘Wild Bill.’ He was afterwards actually elected ‘sheriff’ of Wichita...which was frequented by the Texas ‘cow-boys,’ and he was killed at last in some saloon brawl.”
     One of the enterprises Ebbutt undertook was cattle ranching: “In the spring a herd law was passed, and so we boys got up a herd. There were forty head of cattle of our own, and we took in our neighbours’ cattle at a quarter of a dollar per month per head, and thus mustered quite a respectable number.” $200.00

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1768. ECCLESTON, Robert. Overland to California on the Southwestern Trail, 1849: Diary of.... Edited by George P. Hammond and Edward H. Howes. Berkeley & Los Angeles: [The Westgate Press for] University of California Press, 1950. [6] xvii [1] 256 [1] pp., frontispiece portrait, 2 folding maps. 8vo, original terracotta cloth, spine gilt. Very fine in d.j.
     First edition, limited edition (750 copies). Bancroft Library Publications 2. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 71: “Perhaps the most spirited and colorful item among the contemporary diaries and journals prepared by those emigrants of 1849-50 who followed the Southwest Trail.... The diary devotes itself mainly to the party’s route through Texas”; Lost Oases, p. 68. Howes E34. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 216: “The party charted new ground by opening wagon travel over the Tucson Cutoff or Apache Pass Trail. From Tucson, Eccleston and companions traveled with Texas Ranger Colonel Jack Hays. Eccleston recorded his daily experiences with a full chronicle. Etter notes that ‘Eccleston’s diary is the only one that has come to light describing 1849 travel on the trail.” Powell, Arizona Gathering II 513. Wallace, Arizona History VIII:56.
     Eccleston’s diary begins April 3, 1849, when Eccleston, then nineteen, left New York for Galveston, Texas, and ends December 28 of the same year in the desert outside San Diego. Eccleston mentions various ranches where they stopped during their journey, including Coon’s Ranch (El Paso area) and the obligatory Warner’s Ranch.
     Included with this overland is Eccleston’s other important work, which “serves as the sequel to Eccleston’s overland narrative” (Kurutz 215): The Mariposa Indian War, 1850-1851: Diaries of Robert Eccleston; The California Gold Rush, Yosemite, and the High Sierra (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1957. [4] vii [1] 168 pp., frontispiece, folding map. 8vo, original terracotta cloth with black leather spine label. Very fine, unopened. First edition. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 71. Rocq 5103). Eccleston’s journal of the Mariposa War is the only firsthand account of that encounter. $250.00

1769. ECHEVERRÍA, Esteban. La Cautiva. El Matadero. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Peuser, [1946]. xxxvi, 175 [6] pp., portrait of author, color frontispiece and text illustrations by Eleodoro E. Marenco. 4to, original white pictorial wrappers with color illustration after a Marenco watercolor. Mild to moderate foxing, bookseller’s stamp on title page, overall very good.
     Modern scholarly edition of two literary classics of Argentina, “La Cautiva” [“The Captive”] (first published in 1837) and “El Matadero” [“The Slaughterhouse”] (written in the 1830s but unpublished until the 1870s. From the series “Biblioteca de los Poetas Gauchescos del Rio de La Plata.” Both of these works influenced gaucho literature. Echeverría (1805-1851), Argentine romantic poet, prose writer, and revolutionary propagandist, introduced romanticism in Argentina upon his return from Paris and deeply influenced later writers, particularly through his poetic depiction of the South American landscape. His most successful work was “La Cautiva,” which extols the pampas. Artist Marenco is a leading artist of gaucho life. $175.00

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1770. EDDINS, Roy (ed.). History of Falls County, Texas. Falls County, Texas: Old Settlers and Veterans Association, [1947]. viii, 312 pp., portraits, illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Fine.
     First edition. CBC 1636. Herd 742. “After the War, [Falls County’s] natural advantages for stock raising, including its succulent grasses, abundance of water and wide-open spaces, continued to stimulate stock raising. It was one of the earliest crops—with good markets in Louisiana and ‘up North.’ As early as the 1860s cattleman had learned that by branding their cattle and gathering them into herds at some convenient place, sturdy cowboys and ponies could profitably take them on ‘drives’ to markets” (p. 179). The work includes local brands and a section on “Early Lawlessness in Cattle Raising.” $150.00

 

Map of Texas Showing the Mustang Prairie

1771. EDWARD, David B. History of Texas: or, The Emigrant’s, Farmer’s, and Politician’s Guide to the Character, Climate, Soil and Productions of That Country: Geographically Arranged from Personal Observation and Experience. Cincinnati: J. A. James & Co., 1836. 336 [2, ads] pp., foldout engraved map of the Republic of Texas with grants hand-colored in outline (Map of Texas Containing the Latest Grants and Discoveries by E. F. Lee, 31 x 21 cm). 12mo, original brown cloth, printed yellow spine label. Binding worn and stained, upper hinge cracked, intermittent foxing, map with mild foxing and a few minor and very small, clean splits at folds, overall a good to very good copy, with contemporary ownership signature of Stephen Titus. Bookplate of Herbert McLean Evans, noted bibliophile and discoverer of Vitamin E.
    First edition. Basic Texas Books 53: “One of the best accounts of Texas on the eve of the Revolution. The book attempts to be unprejudiced, but the author was clearly anti-Texan at heart.” Clark, Old South III:35. Graff 1208. Howes E48: “Conditions just prior to the Revolution described by an actual observer.” Rader 1279. Raines, p. 74. Streeter 1199: “One of the essential Texas books. It gives a good account of the physical features and towns and products of Texas of 1835.” Edward reprints many scarce Texas laws and decrees. The excellent map is based on the Austin-Tanner conformation (Day, Maps of Texas, p. 24).
     This book contains a section on the advantages of stock raising in Texas, declaring “the pasture for cattle both summer and winter is unlimited” and that “there is not a sober well-thinking man in the province, who will not aver...that he can do as well as ever he did in a more northern sphere.... Their live stock increases around them with astonishing rapidity, producing their young at an earlier period of life, and having them afterwards more frequently, than those which live in a colder climate; doubling their numbers...every two years.... And did not I see a calf only eight months old! taken from the prairie lands...which weighed three hundred and ten pounds.... It will cost more to raise a brood of chickens in Texas, than an equal number of cattle.”
     The author rhapsodizes at length on the vast herds of wild mustangs west of the Nueces. The excellent map of Texas prominently shows the “Drove of Wild Horses” between the Nueces and Rio Grande. J. Frank Dobie in his writings on mustangs refers to early maps of Texas locating these mustang herds. $3,500.00

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1772. EDWARDS, Cas. Cowboy Philosophy. Cynthiana, Kentucky: Hobson Book Press, 1944. ix [5] 87 pp., photographic plates, text illustrations. 12mo, original brown cloth. Fine in lightly worn d.j. Inscribed and signed by author.
     First edition. Range verse by a resident of Alpine, Texas, including “Ridin’ in Range,” “A Cowboy’s Lament,” etc. Among the photographs are many of Big Bend, Brewster County, H. L. Kokernot’s O6 Ranch, cowboy watering his horse, “Queen of the Rodeo,” Pecos River Bridge, MacDonald Observatory, etc. $55.00

1773. EDWARDS, Cas. Cowboy Philosophy. Cynthiana, Kentucky: Hobson Book Press, 1944. vii [5] 87 pp., photographic plates, text illustrations. 12mo, original brown cloth. Binding slightly abraded. Very good copy in fine d.j. (price-clipped).
     Second printing with added plates and a new d.j. design. $25.00

1774. EDWARDS, Everett E. Middle Western Agricultural History as a Field of Research. N.p., [1936]. Pp. 315-328. 8vo, stapled (as issued). Very fine.
     Offprint of a paper presented at a joint session of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association and the American Historical Association. The author explores how introduction of new and improved crops and breeds of livestock resulted in what he terms “the American agricultural revolution.” $20.00

1775. EDWARDS, George (ed.). The Pioneer Work of the Presbyterian Church in Montana. Helena: Allied Printing Company, n.d. [ca. 1906]. [2] 213 pp., text illustrations (photographic). 8vo, original green cloth gilt (text block bound in upside-down). Dated inscription to Walter L. Breckenridge from R. M. Donaldson. Light shelf wear, very good copy overall.
     Reprinted from vol. 6 of the Montana State Historical Society Collections. This social and religious history in the Montana cattle country includes firsthand recollections of some of the earliest Presbyterian pioneers (some with overlands). The contents are considerably more stimulating than the title would indicate.
     From the account of Rev. George Grantham Smith: “I reached Bannack in June, 1864. My work in Montana was confined to Bannack, Virginia City and adjoining [mining] camps and ranches.... It was hard ‘prospecting’ in those days.... On my arrival at Montana I soon learned that my $1200 legal tender would secure me but twelve weeks’ board instead of twelve months.... I created a storm of applause (or something else) by unloading an umbrella....  ‘Tenderfoot!’ and ‘Pilgrim!’ were shouted in all directions.... I was assigned to private apartments in the leading hotel in Bannack City, in the office, with bar, gambling table, gamblers, and highwaymen, every man clothed in buckskin and adorned with a pair of navy revolvers and bowie knife in the bootleg, and Mexican spurs and dangles on the heel.... This was my introduction to a life of strange vicissitudes and marvelous experiences.” $50.00

1776. EDWARDS, J. B. Early Days in Abilene...Edited and Published by C. W. Wheeler, Printed in the “Abilene Chronicle” 1896, Reprinted in the “Abilene Daily Chronicle” 1938 with Added Material from the Papers of J. B. Edwards. N.p, n.d. [1938]. 16 pp. (printed in three columns), text illustrations (mostly photographic, some vintage prints of cattle trade). 4to, original tan decorated wrappers, stapled (as issued). Very fine.
     First separate printing of material that originally appeared in the Abilene Chronicle in 1896. Adams, One-Fifty 50. Campbell, p. 121. CBC 4257. Guns 662. Herd 746: “Scarce.... The author relates some events in early Abilene. He lived there from its founding and knew its history firsthand when it was a cowtown.”
     Edwards goes into considerable detail on the early days of the cattle trade, drawing the connection between the railroad and the blooming of the livestock trade. “As a matter of course Abilene became famous as a cattle market. Every school boy in the far eastern states, when seeing the long trains of long horned cattle going through the country on the railroads, knew they were shipped from Abilene” (p. 2). Included is material on Joseph G. McCoy (founder of the Abilene cattle trade), Drovers’ Cottage, Wild Bill Hickok’s reign as Marshall, “Cost of Moving Cattle from Texas” by Ike T. Pryor, and more. $250.00

 

“First Recorded Cattle Drive in California”—Reese

1777. EDWARDS, Philip L[eget]. California in 1837: Diary of Colonel Philip L. Edwards Containing an Account of a Trip to the Pacific Coast.... Sacramento: A. J. Johnston, 1890. 47 pp. 12mo, original tan printed wrappers, stapled (as issued). Lightly browned as usual (due to the cheap paper on which it was printed), fragile spine slightly chipped, otherwise fine.
     First edition, first published in Themis 2 (1860). The book was published in two formats, cloth and wrappers. Cowan, p. 192. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 15; Western High Spots, pp. 13-14 (“Western Movement—Its Literature”). Graff 1216. Herd 747: “Rare.” Holliday 339. Howell, California 50:447: “His account of the six months spent in the Bay Area is among the most important early descriptions of pastoral California. “ Howes E66. Littell 315. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 18. Norris 1045. Reese, Six Score 36: “Narrative of the first recorded cattle drive in California.... Aside from its cattle interest, which recounts bringing some 630 head of cattle from California to Oregon, the book is also a California and fur item.” Plains & Rockies IV:48n. Rocq 14541. Streeter Sale V:3008.
     The Willamette Cattle Company was the first cooperative venture among the Oregon settlers from the United States. In 1835, President Andrew Jackson sent William Slacum, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, to report on the situation in Oregon. When Slacum discovered the Hudson’s Bay Company held a monopoly on cattle in Oregon, he persuaded the American settlers to unite to buy cattle in California and bring them back to Oregon. In January 1837 the Willamette Cattle Company was formed for this purpose. That same year some 600 head of cattle were herded to Oregon. The success of this venture gave American settlers a growing sense of independence from the Hudson’s Bay Company. The author, who served as Treasurer of the Willamette Cattle Company, originally came to Oregon in 1833 with Captain Wyeth’s party.
     Edwards arrived in San Francisco on February 29, 1837, and his day-by-day narrative ended on September 18, somewhere near Mount Shasta, as the company attempted to reach the Willamette Valley. Following is an excerpt from Edwards’ journal describing the vicissitudes of driving a motley herd of wild, stubborn, skittish beasts overland and across waterways. In the genre of trail drive literature, Edwards’ account is very early, but the sentiments he expressed remained true to form to the end of the trail-driving days:
     “Horrors! Now we chased the cattle until after the moon rose, to get them across a little water [San Joaquin River] not more than knee deep. And then the state of camp! Shut the book! The last month, what has it been? Little sleep, much fatigue! Hardly time to eat, many times! Cattle breaking like so many evil spirits and scattering to the four winds! Men, ill-natured and quarreling, growling and cursing! Have, however, recovered the greater part of the lost cattle and purchased others. Another month like the last, God avert! Who can describe it?” $1,000.00

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1778. EDWARDS, Philip Leget. The Diary of Philip Leget Edwards: The Great Cattle Drive from California to Oregon in 1837. San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1932. [6] 47 pp., color frontispiece (San Francisco in 1837, after a watercolor by Vioget). Small 4to, original half green cloth over marbled boards, green gilt-lettered paper label on upper cover. Other than a bit of mild foxing, a fine copy.
     Limited edition (400 copies). Grabhorn Press Rare Americana Series 4. Grabhorn 172. Herd 748: “Scarce.” Rocq 14542.
     In his introduction, Douglas S. Watson, remarks: “Along the Willamette the first farmer settlers lacked cattle, so necessary to the conquering of the wilderness.... The California that Edwards...saw was pictured by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., in his Two Years before the Mast.’ Dana however, was yet to write his classic tale of the California hide and tallow trade. The Missions that once flourished from San Diego to Sonoma had fallen into decay; secularized, they were being stripped of their herds, and newly created rancheros waxed rich from their spoils.... Of the 729 head of stock with which the drive started, 630 were to reach Oregon; a contribution from Mexican California which helped save Oregon settlements.... Aside from the historical importance...the story of the great cattle drive from California to Oregon in 1837 presents a picture of early far western life, of hardships and obstacles overcome, told in forceful yet simple language, which give it a lasting place in the literature of the American conquest of this continent.” $100.00

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1779. EDWARDS, P[hilip] L[eget]. Sketch of the Oregon Territory; or, Emigrants’ Guide. N.p., [1953?]. 20 pp. 16mo, original beige printed wrappers, stapled (as issued). Very fine.
     Limited edition (#66 of 500 copies); modern facsimile of the first edition, published at Liberty, Missouri in 1842 (Yale owns the only copy extant). Howes E67n: “First guide to the Pacific coast.” Mintz, The Trail 139n. “Edwards made the trip in 1834 with Wyeth and spent four years in the Oregon Territory.” Plains & Rockies IV:89n. Smith 2745.
     Edwards advises overland parties to start with a good supply of cattle because it is easier to drive cattle than to pack other provisions. On the Blue Ridge and Cascades, Edwards remarks: “This district, which affords little prospect to the tiller of the soil, is perhaps one of the finest grazing countries in the world. It has been much underrated.... The herdsman in this extensive valley of more than one hundred and fifty miles in width, could at all times keep his animals in good grass.... I think this section for producing hides, tallow and beef, is superior to any part of North America” (pp. 7-8).
     At pp. 17-18, Edwards recalls the cattle driven from California to Oregon in 1837: “A joint stock company was formed for the purpose of procuring cattle from California.... The cattle were to be driven through the intervening country usually laid down on our maps as ‘the unexplored region.’ With a company of seventeen white men and three Indian boys, we started with 800 cattle, and reached the Wallamette with 630. The expedition was replete with hardships and dangers.... Previous to this, there were but few cattle in the Territory, except those belonging to the Hudson’s Bay Company.... Those which we brought to the Wallamette (sic), were all young cows, with barely a sufficiency of males for the purposes of procreation.” $75.00

1780. EDWARDS, William B. The Story of Colt’s Revolver: The Biography of Col. Samuel Colt. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole, [1953]. 470 pp., numerous text illustrations (mostly photographic plus over 80 pages of facsimiles—original patent and other documents). 4to, original green cloth. Very fine in fine d.j.
     First edition. Contains a chapter on Texas Ranger Capt. Samuel Hamilton Walker and how he helped revolutionize the Colt revolver for frontier use. “The Colt revolver remained preeminent among such arms in Texas and throughout the West for the remainder of the nineteenth century. The 1873 Single Action Army model, known as the Peacemaker or simply six-shooter, became the standard sidearm of the postwar military, the Texas Rangers, and the majority of cowboys across the plains.... Windmills, barbed wire fences, and Colt revolvers have been credited with settlement of the Great Plains. The Colt revolver and Texas remain inextricably associated in history, symbolism, and romance” (Handbook of Texas Online: Colt Revolvers).
     The Colt revolver is generally considered to have been the primary weapon of choice of cowboys and cattleman. Phillip Ashton Rollins pointed out that the average cowboy did not carry a gun. $125.00

1781. EELLS, Myron. Marcus Whitman, Pathfinder and Patriot. Seattle: The Alice Harriman Company, 1909. 349 pp., frontispiece portrait, plates (mostly photographic), folding map. 8vo, original blue cloth. Upper cover with two small puncture holes and a few light stains, lower hinge cracked, interior very fine. In pictorial d.j. (dusty and chipped). Bookseller Fred Lockley’s printed label on front pastedown.
     First edition. Smith 2763. “Dr. Whitman received his first insight into the monopoly which the Hudson’s Bay Company held. When he inquired about obtaining cattle from the Company, he was told that he could have them on the same terms that other settlers obtained them. This was to take wild oxen, break them, use them until the Company required them, and then return them...for there were no cattle in the country at that time except those owned by the Company and the few that the missionaries had just brought” (p. 50). This account includes material on Jesse Applegate and 1843 migration with the “Cow Column.” $45.00

Nine Binding Variants of a Great Mormon Pioneer Account

1782. EGAN, Howard. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878: Major Howard Egan’s Diary; Also Thrilling Experiences of Pre-Frontier Life among Indians; Their Traits, Civil and Savage, and Part of Autobiography, Inter-Related to His Father’s Edited...by Wm. M. Egan.... Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. 302 [1] pp., text illustrations (some full-page, mostly photographic). 12mo, original red pictorial cloth. Very fine.
     First edition. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 154. Flake 3121. Graff 1221 (noting a black binding preceded the red). Howes E76. Jones 1733. Mattes, Platte River Road Narratives 232: “Egan seems to have been a roving utility man for the Mormon pioneers, often up ahead to ‘survey the track’ and to hunt buffalo.... [Egan] saw Brigham Young as a conservationist ahead of his time, admonishing the brethren not to destroy game wantonly.” Paher, Nevada 542: “Ranks high in importance and accuracy...includes primary material on trails across both southern and northern Nevada...travels on the Mormon Trail to southern California late in 1849, stopping at Las Vegas...excellent sections on the Pony Express...the Overland Mail, home life at Deep Creek Station, other episodes of frontier life among Indians and delightful peculiarly Western incidents.” Smith 2771.
     Deep Creek Ranch (photo in text), the most westerly station of the Pony Express within the present boundaries of Utah, was the home of the Egan family when Howard Egan worked as division superintendent for service between Salt Lake City and Roberts Creek (near Eureka, Nevada). Sir Richard Burton remarked on Deep Creek: “The Mormons were not wanting in kindness.... The people, like the Spaniards, apparently disdain any occupation save that of herding cattle.”
     Howard Egan (1815-1878) was among the advance guard of 148 Mormon pioneers who began to move West in 1847 in 72 wagons, with a year’s provisions, agricultural implements, and a large herd of cattle. Egan’s party pioneered the Mormon Trail and made one of the early cattle drives west. Egan includes the laws established for this overland: “Every man is to put as much interest in taking care of his brother’s cattle, in preserving them, as he would his own.” Other cattle interest in the volume: 1849 cattle drive from Fort Utah (Provo) to California; great freeze of 1857 that killed so many Mormon cattle; 1862 cattle drive from Salt Lake City to Ruby Valley, Nevada; stampede; Egan’s cattle trading (buying cattle in the winter to drive to California in the summer); ranching operations at Deep Creek, etc.
     In 1855 Egan blazed Egan’s Trail, a more direct route from Salt Lake City to California that saved around 200 miles. Egan’s Trail became the route of the Pony Express, the overland telegraph, and the Overland Stage Line. “It is appropriate that Egan Canyon and the Egan Range, north of Ely, should have been named for the true discoverer.... Egan held many civil offices in Utah, and was ‘successful as a missionary and intermediary among the Indians’” (Thrapp IV, pp. 155-56). $150.00

1783. EGAN, Howard. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878.... Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. Another copy, variant binding. 12mo, original olive green pictorial cloth. Lower hinge cracked, generally fine. Contemporary bookplate of Hugh F. Watts, Assayer, Boulder, Colorado, on front pastedown. $125.00

1784. EGAN, Howard. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878.... Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. Another copy, variant binding. 12mo, original light green pictorial cloth. Light outer wear, else fine. $125.00

1785. EGAN, Howard. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878.... Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. Another copy, variant binding. 12mo, original light brown pictorial cloth. Light wear and lower hinge cracked, otherwise fine. $125.00

1786. EGAN, Howard. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878.... Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. Another copy, variant binding. 12mo, original grey pictorial cloth. Pp. 177-208 slightly warbled, otherwise a fine copy. $100.00

1787. EGAN, Howard. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878: Major Howard Egan’s Diary. Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. Another copy, variant binding. 12mo, original tan pictorial cloth. Pp. 49-80 slightly warbled, otherwise fine. $100.00

1788. EGAN, Howard. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878.... Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. Another copy, variant binding. 12mo, original blue pictorial cloth, spine has more decorative detail and name of printer (Skelton Publishing Co., Salt Lake City). Moderate shelf wear, interior fine, overall a very good copy. Ink ownership signature on title page. $100.00

1789. EGAN, Howard. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878.... Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. Another copy, variant binding. 12mo, original plain gilt-lettered maroon cloth. One small, clean tear to title page, otherwise a fine copy. $100.00


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