3015. KRAKEL, Dean F. South Platte Country.... Laramie: Powder River Publishers, 1954. Another copy, variant binding. 4to, original adobe pictorial wrappers with brown cellophane tape along spine, as issued. Fine, signed by author. $50.00
3016. KRAKEL, Dean F. Tom Ryan, a Painter in Four Sixes Country. Flagstaff: Northland Press, . ix  111 pp., text illustrations (most in color and full-page). Oblong 4to, original brown cloth. Very fine in lightly worn pictorial d.j. Signed by the author, Tom Ryan, and dedicatee Watt Matthews.
First edition. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 63 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #161): “A Northland ‘goody’ with fifteen reproductions in color among the numerous illustrations.” Thomas Richard “Tom” Ryan (1922-2011) is known for his well-drawn and meticulous Western genre paintings. He studied at the Chicago Institute of Art and finished his schooling at the Art Students League in New York. In the fall of 1963, he began visiting the 6666 Ranch at Guthrie and there began his long love of painting the countryside and cowboys. Tom spent many days going to roundups and living alongside the cowboys of the 6666 Ranch. He became one of America’s best known Western artists and in 1996 won the Prix de West Life Time Achievement Award. $40.00
3017. KRUEGER, M[ax Amadeus Paulus]. Pioneer Life in Texas: An Autobiography. [San Antonio: Press of the Clegg, ca. 1930].  13-225 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original brown textured cloth over stiff boards, spine and upper cover with embossed title. Light outer wear, usual light offsetting from frontispiece portrait, otherwise very fine. Presentation copy “To—G. D. Seawell Sr. In memory of M. Krueger From his family March 8, 1930.” Dudley R. Dobie’s copy with his pencil note at back: “Privately printed.”
First edition, limited edition. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 19. Eberstadt, Texas 162:465. Herd 1289: “Rare.” Howes K269. Rader 2192. J. Evetts Haley reviewed this book in the Southwestern Historical Society Quarterly 34:3 (January, 1931). Pp. 266-67:
The virile life of the West, the life of camps, mining adventure, Indian fighting and pioneer freighting, has elicited, in its fading years, a wealth of frontier reminiscence. But being a reticent people, the western men have written primarily of the things that happened, adding too little of what they thought and felt. This autobiography of M. Krueger, one time cowboy, itinerant photographer, hunter, cattleman, and late capitalist of San Antonio, is the life record of a sensitive and appreciative man. In 1868, at the age of fourteen, Krueger left Germany thirsting for youthful adventure, hoping for health, unmindful of fortune. He passed through France and Spain, sailed for Cuba, and crossed from Havana to work upon the construction, at Indianola, of one of the first beef packeries upon the Texas coast.
Soon the young emigrant was punching cattle, chasing mustangs and hunting game through the brush of southwest Texas, seeing the terrain, riding horses, and living the life that all cowboys liked best to live. He rode herd through unrelieved watches of night guard, where experiences soon “taught him that certain melodies tend to appease the excited beasts,” and where strange even to the student of range songs, “the first measures of Gungl’s ‘Sounds of Home’ were the favorite lullabies used by the cowboys....” From punching cattle in the brush Krueger drifted into San Saba country, where he operated a flour mill for a living, and hunted buffalo and Indians[!] as pastime. After a short career as a photographer, during which time he visited ‘all the settlements from the coast to San Saba,’ he settled upon a ranch in Blanco county where the drouths of the middle nineties swept his ranges clean of cattle.
Most living cowmen have felt the terribly depressing psychological effects of drouth, but few have essayed to express their feelings in print, or to describe those times when the cowman becomes almost “indifferent to any misfortune that may befall him,” when “the most cheerful and optimistic person grows dull and indifferent,” when the cowboys become unusually “mute and taciturn, exchanging only the most commonplace remarks,” and even the saddle horses seem “to be influenced by the general gloom.”
When almost fifty years of age Mr. Krueger turned his attention to San Antonio’s industrial field, directing the development of an extensive machine and supply company with which his later years were associated. In Germany he studied the Krupp system, and pioneered for better conditions for the employees of the steel industry in America. With characteristic German vigor he wrote his recollections of 225 pages upon a voyage to and from Europe in 1925, when 75 years of age. And though his narrative wanders with his early life, it never loses its touch with the land. It is an important record, not for factual content so much as for the appreciations of a man who ranged widely and accomplished much. The book, done in excellent taste, is a suitable and dignified memorial printed by his children. Unfortunately for those who prize good format as well as for those who enjoy appreciations of the soil, the book is not for sale.
3018. KRUEGER, Max Amadeus Paulus. Second Fatherland: Life and Fortunes of a German Immigrant. College Station & London: Texas A&M University Press, . xix  161 pp., frontispiece portrait, plates. 8vo, original black cloth. Very fine in d.j.
Second edition of preceding, revised and enlarged. Number Four of The Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University. James A. Wilson, review in the Journal of American History 64:2 (September, 1977), p. 446: “From John Peter Zenger to Henry Kissinger, German immigrants have left their mark on America. One who did was a remarkable Texan, Max A. P. Krueger.... His memoirs, originally published in 1930, have been edited, retitled, and reissued, much to the benefit of frontier and immigration historians and nonacademic devotees of Texana.... In 1868, Krueger...arrived in Texas, and immediately acquired a lifelong fascination with cowboying.” $15.00
3019. KRUMREY, Kate Warner. Saga of Sawlog. Denver: Big Mountain Press, . 417 pp., photographic plates, portraits, endpaper maps. 8vo, original blue cloth. Very fine in soiled and lightly worn d.j.
First edition. Guns 1258: “Splendid history of life around Dodge City, Kansas, in its early days.” Pioneer ranching and farming life from the viewpoint of early settler Willias Warner, who developed a herd of Angus cattle that became famous in the area around Fort Hays and Dodge City. $35.00
3020. KUPPER, Winifred. The Golden Hoof: The Story of the Sheep of the Southwest. New York: Knopf, 1945. xi  203  pp. (printed on wartime yellow paper), frontispiece after a painting by N. C. Wyeth. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fine in d.j.
First edition. Herd 1290: “Has a chapter on the war between sheepmen and cattlemen.” Campbell, p. 131. Dobie, pp. 93, 110. Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #70. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Wyeth 207); Western High Spots, p. 83 (“A Range Man’s Library”): “About sheep and sheep folks in the Hill Country of Texas where she grew up.... Authentic and charming”; p. 103 (“The Texas Ranch Today”). History and personal recollections by a Texas woman who learned flock management in her youth under the tutelage of an old-timer whose experience reached back to the days of the range wars and the long drive. Kupper’s father, a German who settled in the Texas Hill Country, established a sheep ranch, and her mother’s family left England to raise sheep on the Texas Plains. $35.00
3021. KUYKENDALL, William L[ittlebury]. Frontier Days: A True Narrative of Striking Events on the Western Frontier. [Denver?]: J. M. & H. L. Kuykendall Publishers, 1917. xi  251 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original dark blue cloth with title and author in gilt on spine and upper cover. Light binding wear at spinal extremities, otherwise very fine and clean. Boldly signed by author: “From your friend John M. Kuydendall.” Privately printed.
First edition, printed dedication leaf following title: “Dedicatory to the memory of my wife, who departed this life on the twenty-first day of December 1898, who for more than forty years traveled along life’s pathway by my side, through sunshine, and through storm unwaveringly; sharing in all the grief and hardships of life on the Western Border, as a Pioneer Woman in Kansas Colorado, Dakota and Wyoming—this book is lovingly dedicated.” Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 266. Flake 4691: “Recollections of Mormon pioneers and some who remained in Missouri and Iowa.” Goodspeed 544:267: “Chapters on early Missourians in Oregon & California, Indian wars, Dakota outlaws, etc., including one on the Laramie County Stock Association—by a member of the Territorial Senate of Dakota, a judge, & cattleman.” Graff 2360: “A pencil note [in Graff’s copy] on the inside front cover reads: ‘Only 500 printed.’” Guns 1260: “Contains some information on the Black Hills outlaws.” Howes K284: “Personal narrative, by the presiding judge at the trial of Wild Bill Hickok’s assassin, of life in the West after the Civil War.” Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails 111: “Kuykendall’s story seems not to have been used by Hickok authors. There is other material on the Hills.” Includes anecdotes of Wyoming range and ranch life. $250.00
3022. KUYKENDALL, William L[ittlebury]. Frontier Days.... [Denver?]: J. M. & H. L. Kuykendall Publishers, 1917. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original olive green cloth. Head of spine bumped, light shelf wear, overall very good. Inscribed and signed by J. M. Kuydendall. $200.00
3023. KUYKENDALL, William L[ittlebury]. Frontier Days.... [Denver?]: J. M. & H. L. Kuykendall Publishers, 1917. Another copy, not signed. 8vo, original olive green cloth. Slight shelf wear, but overall fine in creased d.j. $125.00
3024. LA FARGE, Oliver. A Pictorial History of the American Indian. New York: Crown Publishers, . 272 pp., copiously illustrated (some in color). 4to, original half red cloth over blue boards. Fine in lightly worn pictorial d.j. by Eggenhofer. Signed by author.
First edition. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 60 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #129). Sloan, Auction 9 (quoting Pingenot): “The absorbing and interesting story of the Indians of North America from the time the first white men landed.... Covers all the great events, major developments, and notable chiefs and heroes of Indian history.” Discusses buffalo hunting and meat preservation, tribes’ use of horses and cattle, loss of Indian lands to powerful cattle companies, the relationship between several tribes of Native Americans and ranchers, farmers, and settlers, etc. One example of penalties against Native Americans in the rangelands was forbidding the Apache tribe from breeding bulls. This is not your typical coffee-table book (although the many illustrations are illuminating). The Pulitzer Prize winning author was a real anthropologist who apprenticed with Danish archaeologist Franz Blom, participated in many scientific expeditions in the Southwest and Central America, and in his later years became a champion for American rights and president of the Association on American Indian Affairs. $35.00
3025. LA PÉROUSE, Jean François Galaup de. The First French Expedition to California: Laperouse in 1786. Los Angeles: [Colm-Holmquist Press for] Glen Dawson, 1959. 145  pp., frontispiece, plates, maps. 12mo, original grey decorative cloth. Very light wear, overall a fine copy.
Limited edition (350 copies); reprinting an excerpt from Voyage de La Pérouse, Autour du Monde (first edition Paris, 1797). Early California Travels Series 46; translated and with introduction and notes by Charles N. Rudkin. Cowan, p. 383n. Graff 2397n. Howes L93n. Rocq 16979n. See Zamorano 80. In-depth discussion of several California missions and early California society, along with a brief description of the Fathers’ ranching activities. $25.00
3026. LACKEY, William Wilson. Golden Horizons. Fort Worth: W. W. Lackey, .  leaves (printed in brown ink on only one side of leaf),  leaves of plates (many photographic portraits). 8vo, original gilt-lettered red cloth. Outer wear and fore-edges foxed. Gift inscription on front flyleaf.
First edition (privately printed “Art-de Luxe Edition”). Included in American Poetry, 1901-1950, in the Harris Collection, Brown University Library. Reel no. 1304, Item no. 3. Poems—primarily tributes to public figures, including cattlemen such as Texas Rangers, trail drivers, and cattle king John Slaughter. An article about the industrious self-published author, which appeared in the Midland Reporter-Telegram (April 29, 2013), states in part: “Lackey (1878-1942) was Superintendent of Midland, Texas, Public Schools from 1906-1941. When he came to Midland in 1906, he was packing a gun. There were many ‘big’ boys who needed corralling. He taught high school when four years of Latin were required, including the study of Caesar, Homer, and Cicero.... A music lover, he was the citywide choir director for the Cantata. Superintendent Lackey was called the ‘Traveling Troubadour.’ He was a prolific writer [and] his biographical poems have become a part of Texas’s history.... In 1941 Superintendent Lackey was fired for teaching the Bible and did not receive a retirement. As told to me, ‘A black mark on Midland.’ To supplement his income Superintendent Lackey self-published.” $30.00
Merrill Aristocrat—History of the Spur
3027. LACY, Charles de Lacy. The History of the Spur. [London]: Published by The Connoisseur (Otto Limited) [colophon: Printed by Bemrose & Sons, Limited, London and Derby], n.d. [ca. 1905-1911, suggested OCLC dates]. vi, , 81  pp., 50 plates (illustrations of historical spurs), a few text illustrations. 4to, original red cloth, gilt illustration of spur on upper cover, gilt lettering on spine and upper cover. Fine.
First edition. Regarding date of publication, some illustrations in the book were also used the Connoisseur Magazine during 1904. Adams, Herd 1293: “Scarce.” Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 17. One Hundred Head Cut Out of the Jeff Dykes Herd 64: “From wooden spurs to metal spurs, from the simple to the ornate, Lacy traces one of the equestrian’s most important aids. The 47 [sic] plates provide a pictorial history.” This study traces the numerous changes in detail of form, size, and ornament of the spur, from the simple form of short spike in the Roman period to the elaborately ornamental implements of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and the return to the simpler form of the present day. There is a chapter on eccentric forms. The work is usually cited as having forty-six or forty-seven plates, but there are actually fifty plates with seventy-eight figures of examples from ancient Greek and Roman times to present, including Etruscan, Moorish, Mexican, German, etc. Most of the examples are reproduced at actual size. Of the Mexican spur, the author remarks: “There remains to be described a form of spur which, from its size and weight and imposing appearance, has always been readily sought by collectors, and of which specimens are to be found in nearly every museum. I refer to Mexican spurs. The old-fashioned Mexican spur had two great characteristics; one a large heel-plate, generally ornamental with perforations to save weight, and the other a peculiarly shaped opening in the thick curved neck—which opening, for want of a better word, I will call kidney-shaped. This last is an invariable characteristic of spurs of Mexican origin, and can be seen more or less clearly in the cow-boys’ spurs of the present day.... The Moors left many traces of their influence among the Spaniards, and this round heel-plate is one of them. It does not seem to have lasted so very long in Spain itself, but it was taken to Mexico by Cortes and his followers, and has remained there to the present day” (p. 57). $300.00
3028. LAFORA, Nicolás de. The Frontiers of New Spain: Nicolás de Lafora’s Description 1766-1768. Berkeley: Quivira Society, 1958. xviii, 243 pp., 16 plates, folding map. 8vo, original half white cloth over decorative adobe boards, gilt. Light shelf wear, otherwise a fine copy.
First edition in English, limited edition (400 copies). Quivira Society Publications 13, with preface and historical introduction by Lawrence Kinnaird. See Wagner, Spanish Southwest 159c. Sloan, Auction 9 (quoting Pingenot): “Captain Nicolás de Lafora, Spanish Royal Engineers, accompanied the Marqués de Rubí on his tour of inspection of the northern provinces and recommended the placement of presidios that would represent Spanish retrenchment from the ever-growing Apache menace. Lafora’s report contains a day-by-day narrative of the journey, which lasted 23 months and includes descriptions of Nueva Vizcaya, New Mexico, Sonora, Coahuila, Texas, Nueva Galicia, and Nayarit. It contains a wealth of detail on the borderlands, Indians, geographical features, frontier conditions, livestock, etc. As a result of the Rubí expedition, the Royal Reglamento of 1772 was issued which established New Spain’s northern frontier line.” Tate, Indians of Texas 1790. Lafora includes data and observations re cattle, horses, and sheep encountered at missions, ranchos, and in the wild, in this extensive foray pushing the frontiers of New Spain northward. By the time Lafora and Rubí made their tours of the region, the Apache were already quite adept at rustling cattle and horses. $75.00
Merrill Aristocrat—Cowboy Stuff
3029. LAFRENTZ, F[erdinand] W[illiam]. Cowboy Stuff. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1927. 116 unnumbered pages, 50 etched plates (including frontispiece) by Henry Ziegler. 4to, original brown boards, gilt-lettered paper backstrip, printed label on upper cover. Binding lightly worn, overall very good.
First edition, limited edition (#37 of 500 copies signed by author, illustrator, and publishers). Introduction by John Wesley Hill. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 51 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #49): “A much sought for and expensive range book.” Herd 1295: “Rare.... Although it is against my policy to include poetry in this work, [this] is such a collector’s item that it deserves a place here.” Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 20. One Hundred Head Cut Out of the Jeff Dykes Herd 97: “Has become a rare collector’s item. The poems are complemented by illustrations from original etchings.” Streeter Sale 2398. Both author and illustrator’s firsthand knowledge of life on the range resulted in this vivacious, unique work of range art. For many years German-born author Lafrentz (1859-1954) was secretary of the Swan Land and Cattle Company of Wyoming. In 1888, he was elected a member of the Wyoming Territorial Legislature and was responsible for introducing the resolution that led to Wyoming statehood. Artist Henry Ziegler (1889-1968) was born in Sherman, Texas, and studied with William R. Leigh and Joseph Pennell at the Art Students League in New York. He was well known for his etchings and monotypes relating to western life. Ziegler’s skillful, dynamic etchings for this volume illustrate everyday life and activities of cowboys at work and play. His etchings and monoprints were included in the 1985 book, The Cowboy in American Prints, published by the Ohio University Press.. $300.00
3030. LAINE, Tanner. Campfire Stories. [Lubbock: Ranch House Publications, 1965]. viii, 148  pp., illustrations by Donald E. Johnson. 8vo, original orange pictorial wrappers. Moderate foxing to endpapers, otherwise fine. Inscribed and signed by author to E. R. Wyatt on front flyleaf and signed by author on back wrapper.
First edition. Guns 1269: “Has a chapter on bank robbery and one on Pink Higgins, the Texas gunman, and mentions the big fight at Tascosa.” The author grew up near the town of Spur and here recounts many tales he heard from cowhands on the big spreads in the area, such as Swenson, Matador, 6666, and Pitchfork. $25.00
3031. LAINE, Tanner. Cow Country. Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, . xvii  340 pp., photographic portraits and illustrations. 4to, original orange cloth. Light shelf wear, otherwise a fine copy, signed by author.
First edition. Cowboy humor, lore, and history, replete with numerous illustrations including many portraits. $35.00
3032. LAKE, Stuart N. Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1931. xiv, 392 pp., frontispiece, plates. 8vo, original orange cloth. Light shelf wear, otherwise a fine copy in the scarce d.j. (price-clipped and moderately worn and chipped).
First edition, first issue (with “belly” spelled “ellby” on p. 54) of the book that launched the Wyatt Earp legend. Adams, One-Fifty 93: “Many writers and other men who knew Earp personally held him to be utterly unlike the character portrayed by Lake. The book omits all the shady incidents of his life and does everything possible to glorify him.... An important book because it is so well written and so greatly read. Due to this book the majority of readers still hold Earp to be a great hero.” Campbell, p. 75. Dobie, p. 141. Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #33. Guns 1270. Herd 1300. Howes L27. Saunders 3002. Wallace, Arizona History X:18. J. Evetts in his review of this book objects (among many other things) to the author’s criticism of Texans and Texas cowboys, but concludes: “Without doubt, the presentation of Wyatt Earp’s stirring narrative is a historical contribution to the West and its men.” J. Frank Dobie points out in great detail inconsistencies in Lake’s book, but concludes: “The result is a narrative remarkable alike for facts and sheer interest… Stuart N. Lake knows how to tell a story. In telling the life story of Wyatt Earp he has not only set forth a very tall man in every inch of his length but has made a distinct contribution to the history of the west. Dinges in Arizona 100 wryly comments: “It all started here.” $150.00
3033. LAKE, Stuart N. Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1931. Another copy, without the d.j. Spine lightly soiled, lettering rubbed, several pages loose, overall good. From the library of Carl Hertzog, with his bookplate and gift inscription: “To Carl on his Birthday. Vivian. El Paso Feb. 8 1932.” $125.00
3034. LAMB, Arthur H. The Osage People: An Authentic Story of the Dim, Hazy Past. Pawhuska, Oklahoma: The Osage Printery, n.d. [ca. 1930?]. 32 pp., frontispiece portrait, text illustrations (some photographic and full-page). 8vo, original blue decorative wrappers, stapled as issued. Wrapper creased, some staining to front wrapper, otherwise fine.
First edition. Wilson, Bibliography of the Osage 594: “A brief commentary on the history of the Osage leading up to the end of the reservation era in 1908.” This work examining the traditional Osage way of life includes negotiations with the United States. They were encouraged to become settled farmers, but the land was the least conducive to agricultural development in Indian Territory. They survived by subsistence farming but soon added stock raising. They discovered their lands were covered with blue stem grass, which is considered to the best for grazing in the entire country. The Osage leased their lands to ranchers for grazing and earned a good income. Their royalty income from grazing rights led the Indian Commissioner to call them “the richest people in the country” in the early twentieth century. $25.00
3035. LAMB, Arthur H. Tragedies of the Osage Hills as Told by the Sage of the Osage. Pawhuska, Oklahoma: Osage Printery, n.d. [ca. 1929-1935?]. 203 pp., text illustrations (some photographic). 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers. Very light shelf wear, otherwise fine.
First edition? Guns 1274: “Scarce.... Discusses some of the well-known outlaws, such as the Daltons.” Stories and recollections, including Bob Dalton, horse thieves, murders, tragic accidents, the Osage “Reign of Terror,” and “A Wild Man Loose in the Hills.” Rader 2195. Wilson, Bibliography of the Osage 595: “Most of the stories deal with outlaws attracted to the Oklahoma Osage reservation and the social ills attending the tribe’s wealth.” The author (see preceding entry) devoted his life to bridging the racial gap between the Osage culture and the settlers of southwest Kansas and northeast Oklahoma. This chronicle written in journal form documents the dangerous aspects and social injustice of frontier life in the region. The author’s personal motto was: “Love me if you will; Hate me if you must; But, for God’s sake don’t forget me.” $40.00
3036. LAMB, E[lkanah] J. Miscellaneous Meditations.... [Denver?]: Publishers’ Press Room and Bindery Co., n.d. . 259  pp., frontispiece portraits, photographic plates. 8vo, original brown cloth. Cover lightly worn at extremities, upper hinge cracked, otherwise very good. Signed and dated (1912) presentation copy from E. J. & Mrs. Lamb to Mr. and Mrs. Letts. Rare in commerce.
First edition. Wynar 8871. Rocky Mountain National Park: A History: “View of ranches becoming resorts.” See Joseph R. Evans Death, Despair, and Second Chances in Rocky Mountain National Park (Big Earth Publishing, 2010). Lamb (1832-1915), a fire-breathing United Brethren minister, was a Colorado homesteader in the Longs Peak region in the 1870s and established the Lamb Ranch. He supplemented his ranch and preaching income by guiding climbers on Long Peak. He built his final property on the northern edge of Tahosa Valley near Wind River Ranch. The author includes an account of the Little Blue River massacre by the Sioux, who stole the horses and drove off the cattle in the settlement, murdered settlers, and took captives. Regarding his being a preacher and his guide business in the mountains, he replied: “If they would not pay for spiritual guidance, I compelled them to divide [i.e. settle] for material elevation.” $100.00
3037. E[lkanah] J. Past Memories and Future Thoughts: Autobiography.... N.p.: Press of United Brethren Publishing House, 1905. 161 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates. Small 8vo, gilt-decorated green cloth. Cover rubbed, fore-edge browned, otherwise very good. Ownership penned in front.
First edition. Introductions by Enos A. Mills and W. H. McCormick. See preceeding for more on the author. Graff 2369 (citing the South Bend, 1906 edition): “Reminiscences of Kansas, Colorado, and Iowa in the middle of the nineteenth century.” Howes L35 (citing the 1906 edition). Not in Wynar. W. H. McCormick in his introduction declares: “Reverend E. J. Lamb, the bold, fearless, intrepid pioneer preacher of Estes Park, Colorado, is a typical Westerner. He is one of nature’s noblemen.” Rev. Lamb served the miners and ranchers in the region. He recalls visiting a ranch where the men were building a barn and speaking to the foreman: “When I informed him of our missionary efforts in Colorado, he replied with a haughty toss of the head, that preaching and church-going was all well enough for the East, where they had nothing else to do, but that in this far-away country, people were too busy to give time and attention to those doubtful luxuries.” In 1878 when Lamb’s salary was drastically reduced, he took up a stock ranch in Estes Park near Long’s Peak, obtained some cows, and went into the dairy business. He also acted as a guide for visitors to the park. His ranch survives to the present time as a guest ranch, now with the name “Wind River Ranch.” $65.00
3038. LAMBERT, Roy. Kamas with Komets. N.p.: [The Summit County Bee, 1960]. 48 pp., photographic text illustrations. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers, stapled as issued. 2 exposed staples, otherwise fine.
First edition. Utah local history; logging, stock raising, and dairying have been important industries in Kamas from the earliest Mormon settlement. This local history contains a bit of information on ranching in the region just after settlement, and a photograph of Albert Gibbons’ ranch. $30.00
3039. LANDA, Harry. As I Remember.... [San Antonio: Carleton Printing, 1945]. 99  pp., illustrations. 8vo, original blue pictorial cloth. Very light shelf wear, fore-edges lightly foxed, endpapers browned, otherwise fine in faded purple d.j. Author’s presentation copy to Dudley R. Dobie.
Third edition. Listed in Edwards Aquifer Website Bibliography. The author was the son of Joseph Landa, a Prussian-Jewish merchant who ran away from home in Germany because he did not want to be a rabbi. After arrival in San Antonio in 1844, Joseph relocated to New Braunfels in 1847. By 1862 Joseph was a prosperous merchant, ranchman, railroad tycoon, bank president, mill owner, etc. With his South Texas charm and Midas touch for economics, Landa profited from many endeavors, and purchased Comal Springs and the surrounding areas. In 1896 Joseph died, and Harry and his mother consequently carried on the various businesses in New Braunfels. This successful business partnership of Harry Landa (1861-1946) and his mother bought small river frontages on the Comal River until they owned the entire stream on both sides. During the 1890s the Landa property became known as Landa’s Pasture, and in 1898 was formally established as Landa’s Park. Harry Landa owned a large ranch north of San Antonio and a beautiful residence in San Antonio with five surrounding acres. In his will, Harry specified that his residence be used as a public library and a children’s playground (the Hannah Landa Memorial Branch Library is located in the Monte Vista Historic District). Landa’s memoir includes recollections of area ranches and ranch families. $45.00