59. HISLOP, Herbert R. An Englishman’s Arizona The Ranching Letters of Herbert R. Hislop 1876-1878. Introduction by Bernard L. Fontana. Drawings by Hazel Fontana. Tucson: [Printed by Carl Hertzog for] the Overland Press, 1965. [iii]-xxii, , 74,  pp., frontispiece portrait, plates (photographs and portraits), text illustrations by Hazel Fontana, endpaper maps. 8vo, original brown cloth over tan cloth, printed beige label on upper cover, spine gilt-lettered. Very fine.
First edition, limited edition (510 copies printed, signed on colophon by Hertzog). Reese, Six Score 57: “An excellent picture of Arizona ranching in the late 1870s.... Hislop provides another Englishman’s view of the ranching industry.” Lowman, Printer at the Pass 193. Powell, Arizona Gathering II 833: “Hislop and the Vails were early owners of the Empire Ranch near Sonoita.” Entertaining and often humorous letters, mostly to the author’s sister, from the Empire Ranch near Tucson. Introduction by Bernard Fontana. ($40-80)
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