47. HALEY, J. Evetts. The Heraldry of the Range Some Southwestern Brands...Illustrated by H. D. Bugbee. Canyon, Texas: [Carl Hertzog for] Panhandle Plains Historical Society, 1949. 35  pp., text illustrations and decorations by H. D. Bugbee plus facsimiles. 4to, original brown pictorial linen decorated and lettered in gilt. Very fine in very fine Bugbee d.j.
First edition. Adams, Herd 962. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Bugbee 79); Western High Spots, pp. 54-55 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #76). Lowman, Printer at the Pass 62. Robinson, Haley (1978) 16; Haley (1967) 82: “A handsome volume profusely illustrated with lively drawings and reproductions of pages from brand books and stock directories. The origin of brands, as with armorial bearings, is lost in time. Yet both are sources of pride that go with honest ownership. The book chronicles a few noted brands: the JA, XIT, the Bells, the Matador V, 101, Cross L, and the JJ. Each is significant in the story it tells.” Lavishly illustrated fine press book on cattle brands. ($250-500)
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