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Ranching Catalogue Part 3
Items 2765-2789

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2765. HUTTON, William Rich. Glances at California, 1847-1853: Diaries and Letters of William Rich Hutton, Surveyor. With a Brief Memoir and Notes by Willard O. Waters. San Marino: [Ward Ritchie for] Huntington Library, 1942. xx, 86 pp. 8vo, original green cloth. Fine in browned d.j.

First edition. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 351: “Official journey through the gold country, Sutter’s Fort, Mormon Island, Sutter’s Mill, and south to Angels Camp and the Stanislaus River.” Rocq 16943. Hutton visited many old California ranchos, including Rancho Cahuenga, Rancho Santa Clara del Norte, Rancho Buri Buri, Rancho Laguna Seca, Rancho San Francisco de las Llagas, Rancho Corte Madera del Presidio, Rancho Santa Paula y Saticoy, Rancho San José del Valle (Warner’s), and Johnson’s Rancho. $20.00

 

2766. HYDE, Albert E. Billy the Kid and the Old Regime in the Southwest: An Eye-Witness Account with the Capture & Defiance of a Mob By That Notorious Desperado Dave Rudabaugh. Ruidoso: Frontier Book Co., 1960. 31 pp., plates. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Edges faded, otherwise fine.

Limited edition (500 copies). Guns 1100: “An account that first appeared in Century Magazine in March, 1902.” Photos from Rose-Bartholomew Collection. $15.00

 

2767. HYDE, George E. A Sioux Chronicle. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1956]. xix [1] 334 pp., illustrations, maps. 8vo, yellow pictorial cloth. Fine in fine d.j., with author’s dated inscription.

First edition. The Civilization of the American Indian Series 45. Excellent history of the Sioux from 1878 to 1890, a critical period in which the Sioux were confined to reservation life and struggled to maintain their cultural traditions. Not only were they torn by internal struggles for power and leadership, they were subjected to callous treatment by often corrupt government officials. This is a continuation of the author’s earlier work Red Cloud’s Folk. Among the topics of ranching and cattle interest are Sioux chiefs leasing grazing lands to white ranchers; government attempts to induce the Sioux to support themselves by raising cattle; signing away Sioux lands for cattle; Sioux abandonment of their land and stock in 1876 based on a rumor that vengeance on them would be sought for the Custer massacre; transformation of the buffalo range into cattle range by 1890; etc. $35.00

 

2768. HYDE, George E. A Sioux Chronicle. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1956]. Another copy. Fine in near fine d.j. $30.00

 

2769. HYDE, George E. Spotted Tail’s Folk: A History of the Brule Sioux. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1961]. xix [1] 329 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth with subtle blind-stamped decorative elements on upper cover. Very light staining to last few pages and rear panel of d.j., otherwise very fine. Signed by author.

First edition. The Civilization of the American Indian Series 57. Sloan, Auction 9 (quoting Pingenot): “The story of Spotted Tail, the great chief of the Brule Sioux, who saw early on that war with the white man was suicide for the Indians. He employed every bit of statecraft in trying to compel the U.S. Government to live by its own treaties, but his murder in 1881 left the Indians virtually leaderless. A companion work to the author’s Red Cloud’s Folk. Long out-of-print and scarce.” Spotted Tail’s tribe was a recipient of large quantities of beef from the U.S. government, the contracts for which enriched contractors, made big profits, and boosted the cattle trail and trade. This history of Spotted Tail’s resistance to reservation life includes ongoing disputes regarding grazing rights (particularly white men’s cattle grazing on their Brulé grass) and other issues related to cattle. Although a great warrior in his youth, Spotted Tail ultimately was convinced that survival was possible only by not opposing white incursions into their territory. Ironically, Spotted Tail’s tragic murder related to Anglo horse-thieves stealing ponies from the Brulé reservation (catching and taming wild horses was a specialty of the tribe). Spotted Tail forbade six young warriors to retaliate in order to keep the peace. But the young men slipped away and stole horses from Loup Fork in Nebraska, and in the process killed a white man. In another attempt to keep the peace, Spotted Tail informed the Indian agent about the six young men who had been boasting of their feat. Another tribesman, Crow Dog, was to turn them over to the authorities, but he refused, and ended up murdering Spotted Tail. $35.00

 

2770. HYER, Julien. The Land of Beginning Again: The Romance of the Brazos. Atlanta: Tupper & Love, [1952]. xi [1] 394 pp., plates by Merritt Mauzey, endpaper maps. 8vo, original brown pictorial cloth. Fine in very lightly worn d.j. Signed by Hyer and Mauzey.

First edition. Adams, Burs I:203. Guns 1104: “Deals with some of the Texas outlaws and gunmen.... Also deals with some of the outlaws of the Southwest.” Herd 1115. Texas local history highlighting colorful chapters of the past in the Brazos River and coastal region: exploration, pirates, pioneers, Native Americans, and cowboys. $25.00

 

2771. HYER, Julien. The Land of Beginning Again.... Atlanta: Tupper & Love, [1952]. Another copy. Fine in chipped d.j. $15.00

 

2772. HYER, Julien. The Land of Beginning Again.... Atlanta: Tupper & Love, [1952]. Another copy. 8vo, original light brown pictorial cloth. Fine, d.j. not present. $15.00

 

2773. ICAZA, Ernesto (artist). Ernesto Icaza (1866-1926). Texto por Xavier Moyssen. Mexico City: Augustin Cristobal Ruiz, 1984. [8] pp., 12 leaves of colored plates of charro life, including rodeos, open-field racing, working livestock, as well as a Mexican hat dance at a rustic fiesta. Double folio, original tooled and gilt leather portfolio. Very fine.

First edition, limited edition (100 numbered copies, signed by editor). Text in Spanish and English. Trinidad Ernesto Timoteo Francisco Icaza Sánchez (January 26, 1866-1935) was a skilled Mexican artist, muralist, and charro whose firsthand experience infuses his work with both vitality and realism. Stanley R. Ross (“Forging a Nation” in Revista de Historia de América, No. 83, January-June, 1977, p. 137) remarks that Icaza’s spirited genre paintings are an example of Mexico’s search for its national identity. Icaza was preceded by Linati, Egerton, Nebel, and other English and European artists in the quest to illustrate the life and work of the charro in Mexico. The former intended to capture what is Mexican for the Old World, but Icaza was different because he depicted the charro and his material culture based on his firsthand experience: “In his enthusiasm and scrupulous attention to details, [Icaza] developed the clearest expression of praise of this figure, in all its national character and tradition, while becoming the charro par excellence himself, able to throw a steer by the tail three times in three starts as well as the most polished expert in the field, able to put the noble horse through its paces as capably as the most consummate equestrian. There was none more expert in handling the lasso, nor anyone who knew more of the authentic charro’s basic dress or any of its accessory ornaments. He became as practiced as the most horseman in all that is to be found in the colors, the stains, and the whorls of the horse, in all of the good and all in the bad traits which they augur. Icaza knew all the harnesses, all of the names of the cowboys’ equipage, and all of the counsels which must be taken in choosing a pony for a cowboy’s saddle” (Ceferino Palencia, “Icaza” in Artes de México 99, 1967:11-16). Icaza’s depictions of Mexican ranch life are among the most authentic and detailed such views of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Preserving as they do a life style that is now mostly vanished, the paintings are vital documentation of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. cowboy. See Diccionario Porrúa (Ernesto Icaza). $150.00

 

Scarce and Early Idaho Imprints

2774. IDAHO (Territory). GOVERNOR (Jno. B. Neil). Report of the Governor of Idaho Made to the Secretary of the Interior for the Year 1880. Washington: GPO, 1880. 15 pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Wrappers soiled, spot on upper wrap, spine splitting at bottom, overall very good.

First edition. Reports on stock raising and grazing, “one of the most considerable interests in the Territory.” $40.00

 

2775. IDAHO (Territory). GOVERNOR (William M. Bunn). Report of the Governor of Idaho Made to the Secretary of the Interior for the Year 1884. Washington: GPO, 1884. 13 pp. 8vo, original green printed wrappers. Wrappers creased with a few small chips, generally very good.

First edition. Stock raising “is an important industry in Idaho. There are fifteen hundred men, at least, and surely ten millions of capital invested and yielding a profit of 300 percent.” $40.00

 

2776. IDAHO (Territory). GOVERNOR (Edward A. Stevenson). Report of the Governor of Idaho to the Secretary of the Interior 1885. Washington: GPO, 1885. 20 pp. 8vo, original brown printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled and chipped, otherwise fine.

First edition. See Herd for the similar 1886 Report. Includes reports on desert land reclamation and “Our Stock Interests: The live-stock interests are steadily advancing in comparative rank and importance among the resources which are to make this a wealth producing region.” $45.00

 

2777. IDAHO (Territory). LAWS. Laws of the Territory of Idaho, First Session; convened the 7th Day of December, 1863, and adjourned on the 4th day of February, 1864, at Lewiston. Also containing the Territorial Organic Act, Declaration of Independence, the Federal Constitution, the Pre-emption, and Naturalization Laws, etc., etc. Lewiston: James A. Glascock, Territorial Printer, 1864. 686, xxxiii [1] pp. 8vo, modern brown cloth. Intermittent water staining, overall only a good copy of a rare survival.

First edition of an early Idaho imprint and the first laws of Idaho and Montana. Check List of Idaho Imprints, 1839-1890 #16. Eberstadt 110:94. Inventory of Idaho Imprints 16. Sabin 34166. This imprint and the following related territorial legislative compilations are discussed and listed in Michael Chiorazzi’s Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty State Research Guide, chapter 13. The first town in Idaho (Franklin) was established in 1860, and major mining strikes occurred in close succession over the next three years in Pierce, Florence, Idaho City, and Silver City. The territory’s first newspaper, Lewiston’s Golden Age, was founded in 1862. The Territory of Idaho was officially organized on March 4, 1863, by Act of Congress and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. This early Idaho imprint contains important, foundational laws regarding various land-use issues, naturalization of aliens, livestock, water rights, etc. The list of items subject to taxation and tolls is rather daunting. The imprint was created in Lewiston, at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, and named for explorer Lewis Meriwether. The town was founded in 1861 on the Nez Percé reservation, in the midst of a nearby gold rush and became the first capital of the Idaho Territory. The Nez Percé agreed to the presence of the miners on their property, but asked that no homes or businesses be built. $500.00

 

2778. IDAHO (Territory). LAWS. Laws of the Territory of Idaho, Second Session: Convened on the Fourteenth Day of November, 1864, and Adjourned on the Twenty-Third Day of December, 1864, at Boise City. Containing Also the Territorial Organic Act.... Boise City: Frank Kenyon, Territorial Printer, 1866. viii [2] 516 pp. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, original red and black leather spine labels. Covers detached and worn, interior very good with light uniform browning and a few minor stains. Ink and pencil ownership inscriptions of John Hailey, who has marked out “BOISE CITY” in the title and replaced it with “Lewiston.” Of Scottish ancestry, John Hailey (1835-1921) crossed the plains emigrating to Oregon and enlisted in the Rogue River Indian War in 1855 and was promoted to lieutenant. He lived in Jackson County, Oregon (1856), and then Washington Territory (1862), where he engaged in stock raising, agriculture, and mining. Hailey was a Democrat and held several elected offices, including mayor of Boise (1871, but never took office); delegate to the 43rd Congress (1873-1875); president of the Idaho Territorial Council (1880); delegate to the 49th Congress (1885-1887); president of the Idaho Penitentiary (1899); and founder, first secretary, and librarian of the Idaho State Historical Society (1907). He topped that career off by writing History of Idaho (New York, 1910; see under Hailey in this catalogue). This copy is from the Fred Rosenstock collection.

First edition. Check List of Idaho Imprints, 1839-1890 #32. The Territorial Legislature moved from Lewiston to Boise City in 1864. Although the primary focus of the early years of the territorial government was on mining, conflicts with Native Americans, and fundamental organizational tasks (such as establishing counties), some of the laws relate to livestock, including branding, taxation, strays, etc. Bias against non-Anglos may be inferred by language such as this: “No black, or mulatto person, or Indian, or Chinese, shall be permitted to give evidence in favor of, or against, any white person. Every person who shall have one-eighth part or more of negro blood, shall be deemed a mulatto; and every person who shall have one-half of Indian blood, shall be deemed an Indian” (p. 300). $300.00

 

2779. IDAHO (Territory). LAWS. Laws of the Territory of Idaho, Third Session: Convened on the Fourth Day of December, 1865, and Adjourned on the Twelfth Day of January, 1866, at Boise City. Containing also the Territorial Organic Act.... Boise City: Frank Kenyon, Territorial Printer, 1866. xiii [1] 329 pp. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter tan sheep over boards, contemporary red and black leather gilt-lettered. Minor staining to endsheets, otherwise a very fine copy of an early Idaho Territorial imprint.

First edition. Check List of Idaho Imprints, 1839-1890 #33. Gold was discovered in Lemhi County in 1866, and a state survey of public lands also began that year, so laws are focused on mining and organizational matters. There are a fair number of acts relating to toll roads and bridges, public lands, establishment of boundary lines, telegraph lines, etc. Ranches mentioned include Carson, Mooney, and Goodrich, and acts relating to ranching include estrays. $250.00

 

2780. IDAHO (Territory). LAWS. The Compiled and Revised Laws of the Territory of Idaho...Eighth Session of the Legislative Assembly...1874. Boise City: Milton Kelly, Territorial Printer, 1875. [4] 877 [1] 22 pp. 8vo, original full law sheep, red and black gilt-lettered spine labels. A well-worn copy, hinges split, last signature loose. Interior fine except for light to moderate soiling at front and back of text block. Contemporary ink inscription of George Stuart at Malad City in Idaho Territory and occasional contemporary annotations in pencil and ink. Stuart was born in Overstavely, Westmoreland, England, in 1845 and died in Malad City in 1919. He was a telegraph operator, a member of the Nauvoo guard, and the first bishop sent to Malad City (and one of the last to be appointed by Brigham Young). Stuart established the United Order in Malad Valley, but the cattlemen had already started their businesses and did not appreciate Stuart’s efforts. Stuart ended up in prison for four or five months because he refused to give up one of his wives (he was released early for good behavior).

First edition. Check List of Idaho Imprints, 1839-1890 #85. The first railroad, daily newspaper, and telegraph service all arrived in Idaho in 1874, enhancing transportation and communications in the state, and easing some of the logistical problems for stock raisers. Several laws relate to importation and transport of livestock. Among the acts relating to ranching are “An Act Defining the Duties and Liabilities of Stock Ranchers,” “An Act to Prevent the Trespassing of Animals upon Private Property,” “An Act Relating to Marks and Brands,” “An Act Relative to Estrays,” etc. $200.00

 

2781. IDAHO (Territory). LAWS. Laws of the Territory of Idaho, Ninth Session: Convened on the Fourth Day of December 1876, and adjourned on the Twelfth Day of January, 1877, at Boise City. Containing also Laws Continued in Force and Not Printed before by the Government. Boise City: Milton Kelly, Territorial Printer, 1877. [4] 144 pp. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter sheep over marbled boards. Shelf-worn, front hinge cracked, otherwise fine, with ink ownership signature of John Hailey, “Boise City, Idaho Ter.” Hailey was an early important Idaho Territory pioneer and rancher. For more on Hailey, see entry above for Laws of the Territory of Idaho, Second Session...1864... (Boise, 1866).

First edition. Check List of Idaho Imprints, 1839-1890 #93. Failure of several major mining operations coupled with a national drive to promote irrigation in arid regions might have brought ranching to the forefront in this phase of Idaho’s history, were it not for the Nez Percé, Bannock, and Sheepeater Indian Wars, which dominated the territory and its legislation during this period. Material of ranching interest includes regulation of cattle, horses, etc., running at large; amendment to estray law; “Act to regulate Marks and Brands of Stock”; and slaughter of cattle and protection of stock owners. $200.00

 

2782. IDAHO (Territory). LAWS. General Laws of the Territory of Idaho, Passed at the Fifteenth Session of the Territorial Legislature, Convened on the Tenth Day of December, A.D. 1888, and Adjourned on the Seventh Day of February, A.D. 1889. At Boise City.... [Boise City]: James A. Pinney, Territorial Printer, 1889. [4] 87 pp. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter tan sheep over marbled boards, contemporary red and leather gilt-lettered spine labels. Moderate outer wear, interior very fine, with ownership inscription in red ink by G. W. Brizee (George Watson “Buzz” Brizee, born 1830 in Catskill, NY-died 1893 in Boise). Brizee was admitted to the bar in New York, Vermont, Illinois, and Iowa and worked as a correspondent for New York World and other influential newspapers. In 1860 he was in Colorado, where he helped codify the mining laws (T. M. Marshall, Early Records of Gilpin, Colorado, Boulder, 1920). By the 1870s he was in Idaho, where he was editor of the Statesman newspaper. From his obituary in his newspaper: “Judge Brizee had an unusually bright intellect, was a strong and forcible writer and a kind hearted, generous man. He was at one time a man of great influence in the Democratic party in the east” (Idaho Statesman 29 (July 11, 1883), p. 8). The New York Times stated that he was “acknowledged as the best political writer on the Democratic press of Idaho. He was accounted an especially strong writer on the tariff, and his articles were widely copied” (New York Times).

First edition. Check List of Idaho Imprints, 1839-1890 #160. Includes legislation on the killing of cattle and other livestock; unlawful fences; offering stallions for service; revised statutes regarding maiming and killing cattle and other livestock; suppressing and preventing contagious diseases of livestock; County Stock Indemnity Fund; act establishing the University of Idaho; salary and duties of Territorial Stock Inspector; requesting enlargement of “Yellow Stone National Park”; Native Americans; and anti-Mormon acts (excluding bigamists and polygamists or any person or organization advocating such). $275.00

 

2783. IDAHO (Territory). LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Journal of the Second Session of the Council of Idaho Territory...1864. Boise City: Frank Kenyon, Territorial Printer, 1864. 164 pp. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers, original stitching. Upper wrap torn, chipped, and stained, lower wrap missing, margins of pamphlet with mild waterstaining to about p. 70.

First edition. Check List of Idaho Imprints, 1839-1890 #18. Sabin 34164. Early and important Idaho imprint. Mining, of course, commands much attention, but the members recognize the overall value of their diversified territory: “The vast immeasurable structural wealth embodied within our confines, so nicely balanced of mineral, farming and grazing interests, with mountain forests of timber land and water power of every description, eminently adapt us for a self-supporting community.... The ranges of nutritious ‘bunch grass,’ suitable for herds, cover millions of acres.” $400.00

 

2784. IDAHO (Territory). LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Journal of the Council of the Territory of Idaho. Third Session...1865...1866. Boise City: Frank Kenyon, Territorial Printer, 1866. 237 [1] pp. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers, stitched. Upper wrapper torn with loss of a few letters, lower wrapper wrinkled and repaired, spine chipped, first eight leaves holed with minor losses, and old repairs. Scarce, important, and very early Idaho imprint.

First edition. Check List of Idaho Imprints, 1839-1890 #34. In the Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1838, this imprint is characterized as an “uncommon acquisition.” Among the issues addressed are construction and improvement of roads, establishment of a mint and assay office, “Snake River to be navigable,” “the want of territorial buildings at the capital,” mail, railroads, “Idaho’s Inducements for Immigration” (“valley lands of great fertility await the grain-grower, and boundless fields of the best pasturage for the herder and grazer”), etc. In the section proposing a Territorial Agricultural Society, its purpose is declared to be: “For the better encouragement of ranchmen and farmers, who are making the valleys golden with grain, and who are growing in great perfection the most of our edible roots, as well as the fattening of kine [archaic word for cattle], who by their labors in man’s primeval occupation give health and prosperity to our growing community, I would suggest the propriety of incorporating a ‘Territorial Agricultural Society,’ for improvement in the breeding of stock.” $350.00

 

2785. INGERSOLL, Chester. Overland to California in 1847. Letters Written en route to California, West from Independence, Missouri.... Chicago: Black Cat Press, 1937. 50 [2] pp., ornamental vignettes on title and chapter head. 8vo, original coarse tan linen with terracotta lettering on spine and cow skull on upper cover. Fine.

First separate printing (350 copies) of the letters, which were originally published in a Joliet newspaper, 1847-1848. Introduction by Douglas C. McMurtrie. Howes I39. Mintz 253. Paher, Nevada 943. Plains & Rockies IV:151n: “This may be the sole contemporary printed account of an 1847 overland trip to California” (Camp). Rader 943.The author describes the large emigration train: “One can hardly imagine the grand scene of a company of emigrants moving over prairies—the roads lined for miles with wagons, and men driving loose cattle.” The author is a true connoisseur of cattle, giving advice on all aspects, such as the best breeds for ability to survive the rigors of the trail to California. He describes the cattle in California: “Cows from $3 to $5 per head, and handsomer cattle I never saw. I never saw any beef in Illinois that would compare with the beef in California.” He is not so laudatory about the inhabitants of California: “One word about the present inhabitants—the Spaniards are a lazy, indolent, gambling, drunken race; live poor for the sake of being lazy.... Nearly the whole business of the present inhabitants is stock raising—those are tended by the Indians.” Ingersoll was impressed by Mission San José, noting that in 1820 the padres had 25,000 head of cattle, 15,000 horses, 12,000 head of sheep, “but they are all gone now.” $40.00

 

2786. INGERSOLL, Ernest. The Crest of the Continent: A Record of a Summer’s Ramble in the Rocky Mountains and Beyond. Chicago: R. R. Donnelley, 1885. 344 pp., frontispiece, numerous illustrations. 8vo, original blue decorative cloth gilt. Soiled and shelf-worn, otherwise very good. This popular book is sometimes found with dust jacket and a folded map laid in back.

First edition. Flake 4247. Saunders 2980. Smith 4895. Wilcox, p. 63. Wynar 2123. The author traveled on various lines of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, visiting Salt Lake, Denver, Leadville, Ouray, Durango, Pikes Peak, Pueblo, and Santa Fe. In addition to the occasional mention of stock raising, the author includes good information on Native Americans, Penitentes, and railroads. The attractive engravings depict botanical subjects, Native American artifacts, and famous sites such as Toltec Gorge, La Veta Pass, Taos, and Silverton. Includes observations on ranching and the cattle trade along the route, e.g., “The second great source of revenue to Denver is the cattle and sheep of the State. The wonderful worthless-looking buffalo grass, growing in little tufts so scattered that the dust shows itself everywhere between, and turning sere and shriveled before the spring rains are fairly over, has proved one of Colorado’s most prolific avenues of wealth. The herds now reported in the State count up to 1,461,945 head.” $10.00

 

2787. INGERSOLL, Ernest. The Crest of the Continent.... Chicago: Donnelley, 1885. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original brown decorative cloth gilt. Some shelf wear, corners bumped, mileage table mounted on front pastedown, overall very good. $15.00

 

2788. INMAN, Henry (comp.). Buffalo Jones’ Forty Years of Adventure: A Volume of Facts Gathered from Experience, by Hon. C. J. Jones, Whose Eventful Life Has Been Devoted to the Preservation of the American Bison and Other Wild Animals; Who Survived the Perils of the Frozen North, the Land of the Midnight Sun, among Eskimos, Indians, and the Ferocious Beasts of North America. Topeka: Crane & Company, 1899. xii, 469 pp., photographic frontispiece, plates. 8vo, original grey pictorial cloth gilt. Binding lightly soiled and spinal extremities rubbed, otherwise fine.

First American edition. Dary, Kanzana 274. Dobie, p. 160: “A book rich in observation as well as experience.” Eberstadt 103:139: “Replete with thrilling experiences and observations in the Middle and Far West taken directly from Jones’s carefully kept journal.” Graff 2233. Howes I54: “Authoritative plains narrative.” “[Jones] was on the plains in the core of the buffalo-hunting period, from 1869 onward.... He was in occasional Indian skirmishes, including a fight [in] 1877 near present Amarillo with Comanches who had quit their reservation for a hunt.... His influence in preserving the buffalo and other fauna was considerable. His place in frontier history is assured” (Thrapp, pp. 739-40). Observations on cattle and ranching in addition to a wealth of material on buffalo. $125.00

 

2789. INMAN, Henry. The Old Santa Fé Trail: The Story of a Great Highway. New York & London: Macmillan Company, 1897. xvi [2] 493 [1] 3 pp., frontispiece photo, plates by Frederick Remington, initials and tail-pieces by Thomson Willing, foldout map. 8vo, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, t.e.g. Joints and lower edges rubbed, ink ownership signature on half-title, overall very good.

First edition. Campbell, pp. 158, 193. Dobie, pp. 73, 77. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Remington 695). Herd 1131: “Scarce.... Information on the Maxwell ranch and John Chisum.” Howes I57. Rader 2021. Rittenhouse 323: “Emphasis on the unusual characters, stirring events, and adventures [covering] the entire life of the Trail, from early trips to the coming of the railroad.” Saunders 2982. Tate, Indians of Texas 2225: “Earliest ‘standard’ account of life along the Santa Fe Trail.... Considerable coverage of the Comanches and Kiowas, and especially on the military expeditions of the late 1860s to drive them away from the trail.” Wynar 6457. $75.00