204. TRENHOLM, Virginia Cole. Footprints on the Frontier Saga of the La Ramie Region of Wyoming. [title verso: Printed by Douglas Enterprise Co., Douglas, Wyoming, copyright 1945]. 384 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates, maps. 8vo, original brown cloth, lettering in black on upper cover and spine. Exceptionally fine in very fine d.j. Preserved in a fleece-lined folding maroon cloth chemise and matching slipcase. One would be hard pressed to find a copy in better condition.
First edition, limited edition (#316 of 1000 copies, signed by author) of a book important for both Wyoming and Texas. Adams, Burs I:388. Adams, Guns 2236: “Scarce.... Some information about Tom Horn and the Johnson County War.” Adams, Herd 2329. Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 92. Dobie, pp. 118: “I first met this honest autobiography [James Shaw’s North from Texas: Incidents in the Early Life of a Range Man in Texas, Dakota and Wyoming, 1852-1883] by long quotations from it in Virginia Cole Trenholm's Footprints on the Frontier”; p. 122: “The best range material in this book is a reprint of parts of James C. Shaw's Pioneering in Texas and Wyoming, privately printed at Cheyenne in 1931.” Howes T345. Malone, Wyomingana, p. 57: “Delightfully presented history of the region south of the North Platte along the Wagonhound, Horse Shoe, Cottonwood, Sybille, Richeau, and Chugwater creeks and Laramie River. Filled with extensive quotations from diaries and memoirs of the pioneers.”
Included are sections on the cattle industry, the Johnson County War, ranch women, Calamity Jane, Cattle Kate, Wild Bill Hickok, and a chapter on Tom Shaw (“Up the Texas Trail with the Shaw Brothers”). ($200-400)
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