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October 26, 2007


256. [WESTERN AMERICANA].  Approximately 55 books.  See below for full inventory.  ($2,000-4,000)

ABERNETHY, Francis Edward. J. Frank Dobie. Austin: Steck-Vaughn, [1967]. ii [2] 52 pp. 12mo, original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Very fine.

     First edition. Southwest Writers Series 1. Cook 420. Biographical sketch and critical survey of one of the premier writers on the range country. “The best critical survey thus far published” (Tinkle).    

ADAMS, Alexander B. Sunlight and Storm: The Great American Plains. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, [1977]. [2] 479 pp., illustrated title, photographic plates. 4to, original white cloth. Very fine in lightly worn d.j.

     First edition. General history of the Great Plains from the arrival of the first Europeans to the early twentieth century, including chapters on “Cowboys and Farmers” and “Indians and Cattletowns.”    

ADAMS, Andy. “The Cattle on a Thousand Hills” in The Colorado Magazine 15:5 (September 1938). Pp. 168-80. 12mo, original grey printed wrappers. Very fine.

     First printing of a lecture given by Adams in Colorado Springs on April 17, 1906. Hudson, Andy Adams, pp. 159 et seq. & 262: “The lecture...contains four main divisions: the ancient and lasting association of man with cattle, the ox and man, the cow and man, and the effect of pastoral life on the people who live it.” A thoughtful essay on the primal values of the West, from a historical perspective. This issue also contains an overland by a lady who was 19 at the time: “Seventy Years Ago—Recollections of a Trip through the Colorado Mountains with the Colfax Party in 1868 As Told by Mrs. Frank Hall to LeRoy R. Hafen” (pp. 161-68).    

[ADAMS, ANDY]. FRANK, Seymour J. “Andy Adams: The Cowboys’ Boswell” in The Westerners Brand Book [Chicago Corral] 6:8 (October 1949). Pp. [57]-64. 4to, original white printed self-wrappers. Creased at center where formerly folded, else fine.

     First printing. This issue of the newsletter is almost entirely devoted to Seymour’s article.    

AIKMAN, Duncan. Calamity Jane and the Lady Wildcats. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1927]. xii, 347 pp., photographic frontispiece of Calamity Jane, plates. 8vo, original black cloth. Binding slightly discolored, foxed adjacent to plates (affecting title). Laid in is a copy of the facsimile of Life and Adventures. Calamity Jane by Herself.

     First edition. Adams, Burs I:3: “Deals with Calamity Jane, Belle Starr, Cattle Kate, Pearl Hart, Poker Alice, and other female characters of the early West. It is better written than some of its predecessors.” Dobie, p. 139. Guns 19. Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails 116. Smith 64.

ALLRED, B. W. Problems and Opportunities on U.S. Grass Lands. Kansas City, Missouri: American Hereford Journal, 1964. 4 pp., photographs. 4to, leaflet. Fine.

     First separate issue, offprint from the January 1, 1964, issue. The beef cattle industry advocates Green Revolution techniques for controlling the woody-brush invasion of native grasslands in the Southwest while also maintaining some wildlife and game habitat. Methods implemented at Flat Top Ranch, Walnut Springs, Texas, are cited for their effectiveness.    

[ARIZONA]. Arizona and Its Heritage. Tucson: University of Arizona Bulletin 7:3 General Bulletin No. 3, April, 1936. 291 pp., foldout map, text illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original cream printed wrappers. Light wear and foxing to upper wrapper, interior fine.

     First printing. The bulletin includes articles of ranching interest: E. B. Stanley’s “Cattle Industry,” “Range Sheep Industry,” and “Range Goat Industry”; Frank C. Lockwood’s “Spanish-American History” (noting that Father Kino was the greatest figure in Southwestern history and the first to introduce domestic animals to Arizona); M. Murphy’s “Recreation and Dude Ranches”; and H. L. Shantz’s “Indian Agriculture” (includes Native American stockraising practices, especially sheep and horses).    

ARNOLD, Oren. Sun in Your Eyes: A New Light in the Southwest. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, [1947]. [8] 253 pp., illustrations by Lloyd Lozes Goff. 8vo, original terracotta pictorial cloth. Very fine in slightly worn d.j.

     First edition. Campbell, p. 141: “A rousing welcome to the sun country.” Herd 169. Several chapters on ranching.

ARNOLD, Oren. Thunder in the Southwest: Echoes from the Wild Frontier. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1952]. ix [1] 237 pp., text illustrations by Eggenhofer. 8vo, original slate green cloth. Very fine in fine d.j.

     First edition. Adams, Burs I:10. Campbell, p. 153: “Sixteen exciting episodes of the days when six-shooters and ropes were the law in the Southwest.” Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Eggenhofer 25). Guns 78. Herd 170. Powell, Arizona Gathering II 103. Wallace, Arizona History X:50.    

AXFORD, Joseph. Around Western Campfires. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, [1969]. [6] 266 pp. 12mo, original red cloth. Very fine in fine d.j.

     Second edition (first edition New York, 1964). Adams, Burs II:4n. Guns 96n: “The life of an Arizona cowhand: ranching on the San Pedro River, his time as sheriff’s deputy and jailer in Tombstone, and his experiences as an employee of mining magnate W. C. Green.” Powell, Arizona Gathering II 116: “This edition omits some material in the original.”    

BAKARICH, Sarah Grace. Gun-Smoke. N.p., 1947. 153 pp. 16mo, original red pictorial wrappers, stapled. Book block detached from lower wrapper (as usual), otherwise fine, signed by author.

     First edition.Guns 118: “This little book deals with the gunmen and outlaws of Tombstone, Arizona.” Wallace, Arizona History X:38. The violent side of cowboy and ranch life, with material on cattleman Phil Clanton, cowboys Billy Claibourne and Billy King, and a host of desperados and their victims.    

BARNES, Will C. Apaches and Longhorns: The Reminiscences of Will C. Barnes. Edited and with an Introduction by Frank C. Lockwood. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie, 1941. xxiii [1] 210 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates. 8vo, original ecru pictorial cloth. Spine and edges of binding discolored, endpaper discoloration, else very fine in price-clipped d.j.

     First edition. Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 6. Dobie, p. 96. Graff 189: “A grand book of Arizona experiences.” Guns 142. Herd 208. Reese, Six Score 7n: “Interesting autobiography.” Saunders 3012. Barnes (1858-1936) was an Indian fighter turned cowman who took part in the struggles between cowmen and sheepmen in the 1880s. Later he served in the Arizona legislature and became Chief of Grazing in the Forest Service under Gifford Pinchot. See Thrapp (I, pp. 64-65). Barnes also co-authored (with William McLeod Raine) Cattle (1930).    

BAUGHMAN, Theodore. The Oklahoma Scout. Chicago: Homewood, n.d. (ca. 1902). [3]-6, 9-216 [4, ads] pp., wood-engraved plates. 12mo, original gilt-decorated blue cloth. Light outer wear and staining, upper hinge cracked, generally very good. Pencil gift inscription dated 1902.

     Third edition (first edition Chicago, 1886). Dobie, p. 121. Graff 210n: “Among Baughman’s reminiscences of the cattle trade there is interesting and valuable information about Kansas and Oklahoma in the early days. Andy Adams, in Cattle Brands, refers to Baughman or “Baugh” as foreman in charge of a drive from Texas to Dodge City. Adams was a hand in the drive, and tells several stories about Baughman.” Herd 224. Howes B244. Rader 302.    

BAUMANN, John. Old Man Crow’s Boy: Adventures in Early Idaho. New York: William Morrow, 1948. [6] 278 pp., endpaper maps. 8vo, original tan cloth. Fine in slightly worn and price-clipped d.j.

     First edition.Herd 225. Smith 648. Historical fiction closely based on actual events on the frontier of Central Idaho, 1880-1909, in three parts: “The Basin,” “The Year of the Thoroughbreds,” and “The Range.” The author worked as a professional guide in the region.    

BELL, Horace. Reminiscences of a Ranger.... Los Angeles: Yarnell, Caystile, & Mathes, 1881. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original green gilt-pictorial cloth. A poor copy, binding worn, shelf-slanted, and stained, hinges cracked, endsheets browned, text clean.

BELL, John C. The Pilgrim and the Pioneer: The Social and Material Developments in the Rocky Mountains. Lincoln: International Publishing Ass’n., [1906]. 531 pp., frontispiece portrait, text illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth lettered in white. Some staining to edges, light cover wear.

     First edition. Eberstadt 115:306: “The author served as a District Judge and was later Representative in Congress from Western Colorado. His narrative deals with the trip across the plains; mining life; adventures on the desert; trapping; across the Coeur d’Alenes, etc.” Flake 392: “Claims that polygamy really stopped when the girls saw how the gentiles had only one wife and was queen of the show, and sold it to the boys.” Guns 190. Herd 236: “Scarce.” Wilcox, p. 12. Wynar 314. Chapter 12 is on “A Night in a Cow-Camp.”    

BLACK, A. P. (Ott). The End of the Long Horn Trail [wrapper title]. Selfridge, North Dakota: Selfridge Journal, n.d. (ca. 1936). [1] 59 pp., frontispiece portrait, text illustrations (mostly photographs). 8vo, original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Light foxing mostly margins.

     First edition. Adams, Burs I:35. Dobie, p. 126: “Printed as the author talked.... Black was blind and sixty-nine years old when he dictated his memoirs to a college student who had sense enough to retain the flavor.... Reading him is like listening.” Dykes, Kid 232. Guns 217: “Tells of knowing Bill Powers when he was wagon boss of the Hashknife outfit.... The author also declares that Calamity Jane was Hickok’s wife and that she owned a ranch near New England, North Dakota.” Herd 267.    

BOLTON, Herbert Eugene. The Padre on Horseback: A Sketch of Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J., Apostle to the Pimas. San Francisco: Sonora Press, 1932. 90 [1] pp., frontispiece, illustrations, endpaper maps by William Wilke. 12mo, original grey cloth over marbled boards, printed leather label on spine. Fore-edges foxed, otherwise fine, mostly unopened, in very good d.j. (price-clipped)

     First edition. Dobie, p. 65: “Life of the Jesuit missionary Kino.” Wallace, Arizona History III:22. Father Kino, who is known as the Father of the Southwest, was very interested in cattle and ranching. He is credited with being a pioneer cattleman and for helping introduce stock and good stockraising methods. As this work attests, Kino was also one of the greatest equestrians ever.    

BOTKIN, B. A. (ed.). Folk-Say: A Regional Miscellany, 1930. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1930. 473 [1] pp., frontispiece by Keith Mackaye and linoleum cuts by Ina Annett. 8vo, original gilt-pictorial beige cloth. Very fine in tattered original glassine d.j.

     First edition of the second annual publication of the Oklahoma Folklore Society. Campbell, p. 154: “These annuals (containing not only folklore, but much just about the folk) marked the beginning of increased interest in folklore in the Southwest.” Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 106 (“Billy the Kid Was My Friend”). Guns 240. McVicker B10. Wallace, Arizona History XV:42. Includes “Provincialism” by J. Frank Dobie and “The Southwest in Literature: Back Trailing along the Texas Border” by Ernest Staples Osgood (a review of Dobie’s A Vaquero of the Brush Country).    

BRATT, John. Trails of Yesterday. Lincoln, Chicago, & Dallas: The University Publishing Company, 1921. xi [1] 302 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates, illustrations. 8vo, original blue gilt-pictorial cloth, t.e.g.  Without the glassine wrapper. 8vo, original blue gilt-pictorial cloth, t.e.g. A few small spots to binding, but overall a fine, bright copy, mostly unopened.

     First edition. Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 9. Dobie, p. 97. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 12; Fifty Great Western Illustrators (de Yong 6); Western High Spots, p. 27 (“My Ten Most Outstanding Books on the West”). Herd 310: “Bratt was a well-known cattleman in the early days.” Howes B725. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 16. One Hundred Head Cut Out of the Jeff Dykes Herd 84: “Throughout Bratt’s narrative are insights into the ways of camp cooks, levee gangs and other hired hands.” Mattes, Platte River Road Narratives 2049. Reese, Six Score 13: “The author was one of the first ranchers in Nebraska. An Englishman, Bratt came to America in 1874 at the age of 17. In the late 1860s he worked as a bullwhacker supplying Ft. Kearny and other army posts. He started his cattle business in 1870, and most of his narrative is devoted to the development of the ranching industry on the central plains.” 

BROADHEAD, W. Smithson. Hoof Prints over America: The Illustrated Story of the Light-Horse in America. New York & London: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1951. 96 pp., profusely illustrated by the author. Oblong 4to, original black cloth with tipped-on color illustration. Fair.

     First edition. Forty-five full-page illustrations with text on facing pages, relating the history of the horse in America from introduction by the Spanish to Man O’ War, with sections on “The Indian Pony,” “Mustangs,” and “The Quarter Horse.”

BURDICK, Usher L. Life and Exploits of John Goodall. Watford City, North Dakota: McKenzie County Farmer, 1931. 29 pp., photographic plates. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers lightly soiled and a few pages creased, otherwise fine.

     First edition. Graff 478: “Goodall was associated with the Marquis de Mores for a number of years in charge of his cattle and cattle ranches.” Guns 325: “Contains some information on the Montana vigilantes organized by Granville Stuart to rid the country of horse thieves.” Herd 360: “John Goodall was Teddy Roosevelt’s Ranch foreman.”    

BURDICK, Usher L. Marquis deMores at War in the Bad Lands. Fargo, 1930. 27 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers lightly soiled and abraded, minor foxing to blank margins, overall very good, unopened.

     Second edition (first issued in 1929). Herd 361. Account of the brief and contentious years the French Marquis spent in the Dakota badlands: conflicts with the old-time stockmen arising from his fencing of the open range; his trial for murder; and eventual failure of his packing plant at Medora (named after his wife).    

BURNS, Walter Noble. The Saga of Billy the Kid. Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing Co., n.d. Another copy. Poor condition: Binding worn, abraded, and discolored, front hinge cracked, text browned. Artist Bill Arnold’s copy, with his signature and occasional pencil notations, such as the fact that at that time William S. Hart owned one of The Kid’s six-shooters and that he had handled it. Arnold also pasted in a number of related photographs (mainly portraits).    

BURNS, Walter Noble. Tombstone: An Iliad of the Southwest. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927. ix [3] 388 pp. 8vo, original olive green cloth. Cover moderately worn and stained, lightly foxed, else very good.

     First edition. Adams, Burs I:65. Dobie, p. 140. Guns 338: “Like the author’s Saga of Billy the Kid, this book is written more as entertaining fiction than as historical fact. The author makes the turbulent old town of Tombstone live vividly, but again I wonder who recorded all of the conversations. He is very much in favor of the Earps and paints them in glowing colors as men who could do no wrong. The truth is somewhat less extravagant.” Rader 548. Wallace, Arizona History XV:33. Chapter on John Slaughter (“The Honeymoon Cattle Drive”) credits him with establishing law in the Tombstone country and tells of his 1879 trail drive across the Llano Estacado to Tombstone, with a detour to Tularosa where Slaughter married Viola Howell; she and her parents joined the drive.    

CADY, John H. Arizona’s Yesterday: Being the Narrative of John H. Cady, Pioneer.Rewritten and Revised by Basil Dillon Woon, 1915. [Los Angeles?, 1923?]. 120 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates. 12mo, original green gilt-pictorial cloth. Binding a bit abraded and discolored (mainly confined to lower cover), gilt on front cover slightly flecked, interior fine.

     Second edition, with 120 pp. (first edition, Los Angeles or Patagonia, 1915 or 1916, with 127 pp.). Eberstadt 120:30n: “Journal of a trip across the plains with the Argonauts to Arizona, with details of Indian Warfare.” Graff 535 (citing an edition with 127 pp.; copyright notice 1916; dedication notice 1915 from Patagonia; printed at Los Angeles; illustrations not listed [in the present edition, the illustrations are listed on the contents leaf]). Herd 391n (citing an edition with 127 pp. and suggesting publication at Los Angeles at the Times-Mirror Printing and Binding House in 1916). Howes C16 (noting the first edition with 127 pp. and suggesting publication at Patagonia in 1915; Howes mentions a reprint edition done at Los Angeles in 1923, but provides no collation). Jones 1731n. Author’s account of his life in early Arizona, with a chapter entitled “Sheriff, Cattleman and Farmer.”    

CALL, Hughie. Photocopy of corrected proof sheets for The Little Kingdom. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964. [4] 118 [2] leaves. 4to, unbound sheets. Fine.

     Photocopy of publisher’s original edited manuscript. This copy is from the Dudley R. Dobie Collection and may have been sent for review to J. Frank Dobie (d. 1964). The book was published in 1964. A mother’s story about her daughter, Louise “Wezie” Call, who grew up in the early twentieth century on a Montana sheep ranch and loved animals.    

CANTON, Frank M. Frontier Trails.... Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1966]. xix [1] 236 [2] pp. 12mo, original tan boards. Very fine in d.j.

     Second edition, with a new introduction by Edward Everett Dale. First printing of the Western Frontier Library edition. Dale adds some additional material on Canton to the preface of this edition. References to first edition:   Adams, One-Fifty 26. Dobie, pp. 98, 107, 140. Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #32. Graff 576. Guns 371. Herd 409. Howes C118. Malone, Wyomingana, p. 3. Rader 588. Saunders 2792. Smith 1477. “

CASEMENT, Dan D. Random Recollections: The Life and Times—and Something of the Personal Philosophy—of a Twentieth Century Cowman. Kansas City: Walker, 1955. 111 pp., portrait. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Fine.

     First edition. Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 15. Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #47: “One of the most colorful cowmen of the century—a Hereford breeder and one of the developers of the Quarter Horse.” Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 14. Herd 428. Wynar 6399. Born in Ohio, son of a Union general who built the Union Pacific, Casement attended Columbia and Princeton, earning an M.A. after a year at Columbia Law. But he became a rancher, running the Unaweep ranch in Western Colorado, and was engaged in raising Herefords for more than sixty years. Casement commences his first chapter thus: “The first impact on my life by a cow critter was when, at the age of four, and still wearing dresses, I was toddling around the barnyard at the heels of my maternal granddad. Unobserved by him, my curiosity led me too near our nice heifer Strawberry which was proudly guarding her first calf. She promptly tossed me so high and far that, if that portion of my anatomy on which I landed had not been so completely bundled in petticoats, I might not have survived to write this yarn. It was a little bit rough but I learned about heifers from her.”    

CHAFFIN, Lorah B. Sons of the West.... Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1941. 284 pp., photographic plates. 8vo, original tan cloth. 8vo, original terracotta cloth. top edges foxed, other wise fine in lightly worn d.j.

     First edition.Guns 403. Herd 443: “Chapters on the cattle industry of Wyoming and touches upon the Johnson County War.” Malone, Wyomingana, p. 17: “Bits of information about leaders in Wyoming from early explorers to Senator O’Mahoney.... Livestock raising and rodeos.” Smith 1604. 

CLEAVELAND, Agnes Morley. Satan’s Paradise: From Lucien Maxwell to Fred Lambert. Boston & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company & Riverside Press, 1952. viii [2] 274 pp., decorations by Fred Lambert. 8vo, original orange cloth. Fore-edges lightly foxed, top edge dusty, tape stains to endpapers, price-clipped d.j.

     First edition, later printing (without year of publication on title).    

CLELAND, Robert Glass. The Cattle on a Thousand Hills: Southern California 1850-1870. San Marino: [Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press for] Huntington Library, 1941. xiv, 327 pp., decorated title, text illustrations (including cattle brands and diseño of the Nieto grant). 8vo, original green cloth. Endpapers lightly browned, otherwise very fine in slightly dusty d.j.

     First edition. Barrett, Baja California 528. Dobie, p. 99. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 50: “Reference is made to bordering desert areas and peoples—Warner’s Ranch, Agua Caliente Ranch, San Gorgonio Ranch, the Cajón Pass, the Cahuilla Indians.” Graff 754. Guns 439: “Has much on Murieta and Vásquez.” Herd 485. Howes C477. Reese, Six Score 21: “The best scholarly account of the California ranchos. Cleland has made a careful investigation of life and society in southern California in this period.” Rocq 16224.    

CLELAND, Robert Glass. The Cattle on a Thousand Hills.... San Marino: Huntington Library, 1951. xvi, 365 pp. 8vo, original red linen. Very fine in near fine d.j. (a few minor stains).

     Second edition of preceding, with corrections, revisions, and substantial additions (chapter on the development of southern California between 1870 and 1880, bibliography, and numerous illustrations). Rocq 16225.    

COBURN, Walt. Pioneer Cattleman in Montana: The Story of the Circle C Ranch. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1968]. xii, 338 [2] pp., foldout color plate by Russell, text illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original dark brown cloth. Very fine in very fine d.j. (illustrated by Russell). Very fine in very fine d.j.    

     First edition.Guns 2479: “This excellent book gives a fine picture of one of the famous ranches in Montana and tells about some of that state’s outlaws.” Smith S2596. Coburn’s book is one of the author’s few non-fiction works, presenting his own memories, a biography of his father (pioneer rancher Robert Coburn), and the men and events of the region they called a “cattleman’s paradise.” Coburn (1889-1971) had every intention to be a cattleman like his father, but he was disabled in two accidents. When Coburn read a Western pulp story in Adventure Magazine written by his Montana friend Robert J. Horton, Coburn recognized a story he had told Horton long ago. Coburn wrote Horton and asked him how he might become a writer. Horton wrote back very specifically—that Coburn should read Roget’s Thesaurus, O. Henry, Jack London, and Joseph Conrad (but no other Western stories); live a story in his mind as he wrote it; never devise a plot beforehand; and never rewrite. Coburn took Horton’s advice to heart and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of pulp Western fiction, earning the sobriquet “The Cowboy Author.” Tuska & Piekarski (pp. 49-51) estimate that Coburn wrote some 600,000 words during the 1930s and 1940s.    

COE, Urling C. Frontier Doctor. New York: Macmillan Company, 1939. ix [3] 264 pp., tailpieces. 8vo, original green cloth. Top edge foxed, endpapers browned. Good to very good copy, in slightly foxed d.j.

     First edition. Dobie, pp. 69-70: “Lusty autobiography full of characters and anecdotes.” Guns 459: “One chapter, entitled ‘Horse Thieves and Rustlers,’ relates the author’s experiences in doctoring shot-up rustlers.” Smith 1854. Coe worked in Eastern Oregon in the early 1900s.    

COE, Wilbur. Ranch on the Ruidoso: The Story of a Pioneer Family in New Mexico, 1871-1968.... With an Introduction by Peter Hurd. New York: [Designed by Carl Hertzog for] Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. xviii, 279 [3] pp., color frontispiece after a painting by Peter Hurd, color plate of Coe by Peter Hurd, plates (photographic), maps by José Cisneros. 8vo, original red cloth over green cloth.  Light staining to edge of upper cover, otherwise fine in lightly foxed d.j.

     First edition. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Cisneros 56), (Hurd 60). Guns 460. Lowman, Printer at the Pass 222: “Both the binding and dust jacket are rich, colorful, and appropriate. The title-page is exceptionally well done. A period atmosphere is achieved, in part, by the use of horse-and-buggy type, which Hertzog loaned the publisher. The maps were drawn by José Cisneros.” The story of the Coe clan of pioneer ranchers in New Mexico overlaps the early history of New Mexico Territory and the transition to statehood. 

COOK, Harold J. Tales of the 04 Ranch: Recollections of Harold J. Cook, 1887-1909. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, [1968]. xviii [2] 221 pp., photographic plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original orange cloth. Very fine in very good d.j. (rubbed).

     First edition. Harold was the son of James H. Cook, author of Fifty Years on the Old Frontier (see next entry), and grew up on their 04 Ranch in Nebraska. His collection of reminiscences chronicles the transition of Nebraska from open range to fenced ranches. Introduction by Agnes Wright Spring.    

COOK, John R. The Border and the Buffalo: An Untold Story of the Southwest Plains; The Bloody Border of Missouri and Kansas; The Story of the Slaughter of the Buffalo; Westward among the Big Game and Wild Tribes; A Story of Mountain and Plain. Topeka: Crane & Company, 1907. xii, 351 [1] pp., frontispiece portrait, text illustrations (some full-page, mostly photographic). 8vo, original beige pictorial cloth. Cover soiled, spine darkened.

     First edition. Campbell, p. 58: “A classic of the Hide Hunters. The author’s personal account. A collector’s item.” Dobie, p. 159. Dykes, Kid 46: “Very scarce.” Guns 487: “Contains some information about the Benders of Kansas.” Graff 864: “Border warfare between Missouri and Kansas and the slaughter of the buffalo are the principle subjects.” Howes C730. Rader 909. Rittenhouse 128. Saunders 2836. Tate, Indians of Texas 2032. There was not room enough on the vast plains for buffalo, Native Americans, cattle, and farmers, and in the struggle for survival, the buffalo were the first to succumb. Frontiersman Cook (1844-1917) grew up in Kansas and Indiana and fought with the 12th Kansas Infantry in anti-guerilla service. He visited Texas, New Mexico, and other points in the West and lived in Dakota Territory and Eugene, Oregon, in later life. The fame of this candid southern plainsman (and the emphasis of the present book) is the destruction of the buffalo, which Cook graphically relates from a firsthand perspective. Ranching interest is interspersed throughout the book. Cook tells of his 1873 trip to Texas (chapter 2), where he became embroiled in a feud and stampede related to the Texas cattle fever trouble along the Indian Territory border. Chapter 3 on his sojourn in New Mexico includes the amusing story of an atheist and some cowboys who were driving a herd of cattle to Taos from the Arkansas River. While engaged in a buffalo hunt on the Llano Estacado in Texas, Cook noted that in summer of 1881 approximately 200,000 head of Texas cattle were herded across the North Fork of Red River; he observed several trail drives in progress (3,000 head destined for the Wind River country and another 2,500 head to stock a range on the Cimarron in southwest Kansas). He comments: “We hunters were making it possible for this to be done” (chapter 7).

COWAN, Bud [Robert Ellsworth Cowan]. Range Rider. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, & Company, 1930. x [2] 289 pp., 7 sepia-tone plates by Ross Santee (including frontispiece; one plate illustrates brands). 8vo, original orange cloth. Moderate outer wear and soiling, upper joint with one small puncture, spine faded, front hinge cracked. Dust jacket not present.

     First edition. Introduction by B. M. Bower. Campbell, p. 85: “Recollections of a musical cowboy, of his experiences in Montana, Texas, etc. Readable.” Dobie, p. 97. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Santee 36). Guns 503: “A chapter on the Hole-in-the-Wall and its bunch of outlaws.” Herd 588. Wynar 6404. Chapters on “The Trek North,” “Trail Work,” “Rustling Trouble,” and “Round-up Technique.” 

CRABB, Richard. Empire on the Platte. Cleveland & New York: The World Publishing Company, [1967]. x, 373 pp., illustrated title by Ernest L. Reedstrom, text illustrations (mainly photographic, some full-page). 8vo, original beige cloth over brown boards. Corners bumped, otherwise very fine in fine d.j. (price-clipped).

     First edition.Guns 506: “One of the most nearly complete histories of the feud between the Olives and Luther Mitchell and Ami Ketchum, with some material on Doc Middleton, Jesse James, and Johnny Ringo.” Extensive information on range wars, cattle kings, and cowboys, all primary players in the early history of the region.    

CRAWFORD, Lewis F. Badlands and Broncho Trails. Bismark: Capital Book Co., [1926]. 99 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates. 12mo, original black cloth over orange boards, printed orange paper spine label. Foxing to fore-edges, endsheets, and adjacent to plates, overall very good in lightly worn d.j. Signed inscription by author.

     Second edition. First edition, 1922, cited by:  Dobie, p. 101: “Catches the tune of the Badlands life.” Herd 604. Tales of ranching in the Dakota Badlands in the early 1900s.

CRAWFORD, Lewis F. Rekindling Camp Fires: The Exploits of Ben Arnold (Connor) (Wa-si-cu Tam-a-he-ca). An Authentic Narrative of Sixty Years in the Old West As Indian Fighter, Gold Miner, Cowboy, Hunter, and Army Scout. Bismark: Capital Book Company, [1926]. [2] 324 pp., frontispiece portrait, plates, map. 8vo, original cloth. One corner bumped, endsheets browned, fore-edges foxed, overall fine in lightly worn d.j.

     First trade edition.     Dobie, p. 101: “[Arnold] was a squaw man, scout, trapper, soldier, deserter, prospector, and actor in other occupations as well as cowboy. He had a fierce sense of justice that extended to Indians. His outlook was wider than that of the average ranch hand.” Flake 2577. Graff 912. Guns 509. Herd 607. Howes C872. Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails 95: “In 1875 Arnold was operating a road ranch between Cheyenne and Red Cloud Agency.” Luther, High Spots of Custer 40. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 17. Rader 959. Smith 2100.

CURRY, George. George Curry 1861–1947: An Autobiography. [Albuquerque]: University of New Mexico Press, [1958]. xv [1] 336 pp., frontispiece with tipped-on color portrait, photographs, illustrations. 8vo, original salmon cloth. Very fine in lightly chipped d.j.

     First edition. Adams, Guns 972: “Has much material on the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid, and the troubles of Oliver Lee and has some information on Elfego Baca and other characters of New Mexico.”


DALTON, John Edward. Forged in Strong Fires: The Early Life and Experiences as Told by John Edward Dalton, Looking Back over the Years, and Taken Down and Edited by M. P. Wentworth. Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1948. 373 pp., color frontispiece, illustrations and pictorial endpapers by Cecil Smith. 8vo, original textured terracotta cloth. Light shelf wear, fore-edges foxed, otherwise fine in chipped and lightly foxed pictorial d.j.

     First edition, limited edition (#556 of 1000, signed by Wentworth). Herd 2471. Here is the fantastic life story of John E. Dalton, who grew up in the Red River area of North Texas in the late 1800s. “He was the prototype of the gay and fearless American cowboy” (from d.j. blurb). Dalton states that his grandfather was from Kilkenny, two of his great-uncles were killed at the Alamo, and in the late 1860s his father dealt in hides and cattle in Texas and sent trail herds to Kansas. Dalton did it all: pioneer Texas ranch kid; rodeo trick rider and roper; hunting wild elephants in India; incarceration in Czarist Russia; hobnobbing with royalty; prize-fighting and rodeoing in Ireland, New Zealand, and elsewhere; joining a circus in France; gambling in Algiers; riding horseback across the Sahara Desert; visiting a ranch (“bullock station”) and participating in a rodeo and kangaroo and dingo hunts in Adelaide, Australia, where he was called a “cow laddie” rather than a cowboy, and more. First trade edition.Herd 2471.

DOBIE, J. Frank. Babícora. N.p., [1954]. 8 pp., map. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers. Very fine, signed by author.

     First separate printing, offprint from American Hereford Journal (January 1, 1954). Cook 52. Dykes, My Dobie Collection, p. 9: “Among the scarce and rare Dobie booklets” (#17 on his rarities list). McVicker D51. One Hundred Head Cut Out of the Jeff Dykes Herd 18. JFD’s account of his 1953 visit to William Randolph Hearst’s vast Babícora Ranch in Chihuahua, “where thousands of commercial Herefords were raised each year over a long period. The breaking up of this property last year marked the end of an era.”

DOBIE, J. Frank. Babícora. N.p., [1954]. 8 pp., map. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers. Very fine, signed by author.

     First separate printing, offprint from American Hereford Journal (January 1, 1954). Cook 52. Dykes, My Dobie Collection, p. 9: “Among the scarce and rare Dobie booklets” (#17 on his rarities list). McVicker D51. One Hundred Head Cut Out of the Jeff Dykes Herd 18. JFD’s account of his 1953 visit to William Randolph Hearst’s vast Babícora Ranch in Chihuahua, “where thousands of commercial Herefords were raised each year over a long period. The breaking up of this property last year marked the end of an era.”

DOBIE, J. Frank. Cow People. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., [1964]. x [2] 305 pp., text illustrations (a few by Mead, but mostly photographic and full-page). 8vo, original brown cloth. Fore-edges lightly foxed, else very fine in d.j.

     First edition. Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #55. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 15; Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Crawford 24), (Lea 144), (Mead 29). Guns 601. Reese, Six Score 31: “Pure cow country, with sketches of Ike Pryor, Ab Blocker, Shanghai Pierce, and many other lesser known cattlemen.” McVicker 18a(1). Powell, Southwest Classics, p. 351. “Cow People [is] a delightful compendium of tales of eccentric southwestern ranchers and stockmen, springs from the author’s firsthand knowledge of such people as well as from extensive reading about them. Some may downgrade Dobie’s efforts and others dismiss him altogether, but his books will be read and his influence will endure as long as there are people who love the lore and legendry of Texas and the Southwest” (WLA, Literary History of the American West, p. 504).    

DOBIE, J. Frank. Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest.... Austin: University of Texas Press, 1943. 111 pp., frontispiece, text illustrations (some full-page) by Russell, Borein, Bugbee, et al. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers.  Fine, in original mailing envelope.

     First edition of a pivotal book in the literary historiography of the West (“one of J. Frank Dobie’s most significant contributions to the recognition and study of southwestern literature was his initiation and teaching of a celebrated course at the University of Texas at Austin: ‘The Life and Literature of the Southwest’.... From this course emerged Dobie’s...Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest”—WLA, Literary History of the American West, p. 505). Basic Texas Books B73: “A delightful, intensely subjective guide to Dobie’s favorite books.” Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Borein 51), (Bugbee 65), (Dunton 40), (Hurd 67), (Lea 140), (Leigh 91), (Santee 40), (Thomason 21). Guns 603. Herd 692. McVicker A10a(1).

     Powell, Southwest Classics, p. 348: “[Dobie] met departmental skepticism of a course he proposed on the Life and Literature of the Southwest. When his colleagues questioned that there was any literature, Dobie countered that there was plenty of life and he’d teach it. He did both. The course proved legendary. He kept expanding its syllabus until its final publication as Guide to the Life and Literature of the Southwest, then and now the best of all books of its kind.” Saunders 273b. Yost & Renner, Russell, p. 248 (“Appearances”).

DOBIE, J. Frank. John C. Duval, First Texas Man of Letters: His Life and Some of His Unpublished Writings. Dallas: Southwest Review, 1939. 105 [1] pp., tinted frontispiece and text illustrations by Tom Lea. 8vo, original brown cloth over beige cloth. Fine in slightly browned d.j. Signed by author.

     First edition. Campbell, p. 45: “Not merely a critical and biographical study, but includes a series of Duval’s unpublished writings.” Cook 28. Dobie, p. 55. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Lea 131); Western High Spots, p. 116 (“Ranger Reading”). McVicker A8a(1). One Hundred Head Cut Out of the Jeff Dykes Herd 14: “Dykes says: ‘Tom Lea illustrated the book with some of his best drawings and naturally the Lea collectors compete when an occasional copy appears for sale.’.... Scarce.”

     The chapter entitled “An Old Time Texas Ranch” deals with the theme of hold-up hospitality on early Texas ranches and gives some pointers on detecting greenhorns (strapping one’s gun to the saddle, carrying an umbrella while on horseback, etc.). Duval (1816-1897), came to Texas in 1835, and, unlike his brother Burr H. Duval, escaped the Goliad Massacre. John was surveying land in Texas in 1840, served as a Texas Ranger with Bigfoot Wallace in Jack Hays’ company beginning in 1845, rose to rank of captain in the Confederate Army, and wrote two early classics on Texas. “His writings justify his being called the first Texas man of letters.... Of all personal adventures of old-time Texans, [Early Times in Texas] is perhaps the best written and the most interesting.... Duval’s most artistic and most important book is The Adventures of Bigfoot Wallace” (Handbook of Texas Online: John Crittenden Duval). One of the good features of this book is Dobie’s detailed bibliography on the various confusing editions and issues of Duval’s published works.

FERGUSSON, Erna. New Mexico: A Pageant of Three Peoples. New York: Knopf, 1951. [1] xii [2] 408, vi [1] pp., tinted frontispiece map, photographic plates, text map. 8vo, original pale green pictorial cloth. Spine slightly darkened and with a few abrasions, otherwise fine in chipped d.j. Leaf with author’s signature laid in.

     First edition. Campbell, p. 106. Dobie, p. 19: “Essayical in form, it treats only of the consequential. It evaluates from the point of view of good taste, good sense, and an urbane comprehension of democracy.... A cultivated mind can take pleasure in this interpretation of New Mexico—and that marks it as a solitary among histories of neighboring states.” Herd 801.

     A general history of New Mexico, with particular emphasis on the cultural dynamics among and between Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos, with cattle and sheep raising constituting a pervasive background. Included is material on Oñate’s bringing cattle to New Mexico, the Bell Ranch, Eusebio Kino (father of cattle ranching in the southwest), Albert B. Fall, Albert J. Fountain, John Chisum, Agnes Morley Cleaveland, the “Rawhiders,” etc. The excellent documentary photographs include several relating to ranching.

FINGER, Charles J. The Distant Prize: A Book about Rovers, Rangers, and Rascals. New York & London: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1935. ix [1] 330 pp., text illustrations by Henry Pitz. 8vo, original gilt-lettered red cloth. Light foxing to edges of text block, otherwise fine in lightly worn d.j.

     First edition.Guns 719: “Scarce.... Has some mention of such outlaws as Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Bob Ford, and Sam Bass.” Chapter IX includes sections on the origins of Texas cattle, hide trade, wheat vs. beef, Mason County War, “Cattle Thief Kings,” “Tremendous Ranches,” etc.

FLORIN, Lambert. Boot Hill: Historic Graves of the Old West. Seattle: Superior Publishing Co., [1966]. 192 pp., profusely illustrated with photos. 4to, original slate blue cloth. Some staining to binding, otherwise fine in lightly foxed d.j.

     First edition. Western Ghost Town Series 6. Edwards, Enduring Desert, pp. 85-86: “In Mr. Florin’s books the ghost town enthusiast can find material abundantly sufficient to satisfy his most exigent demands. First and foremost, Mr. Florin is a master-photographer, and his photographs of historic old ghost town buildings capture all the flavor and atmosphere of his chosen subject. A concomitant pleasure...derives from his editorial and descriptive comment.” Guns 738: “Tells about the Earp-Clanton fight and the killing of Billy the Kid.... Many of the outlaws of Arizona and New Mexico are mentioned.”

FREEMAN, G. D. Midnight and Noonday; or, The Incidental History of Southern Kansas and the Indian Territory, Giving Twenty Years Experience on the Frontier; also the Murder of Pat. Hennesey, and the Hanging of Tom. Smith, at Ryland’s Ford, and Facts Concerning the Talbot Raid on Caldwell. Also the Death Dealing Career of McCarty and Incidents Happening in and around Caldwell, Kansas, from 1871 until 1890. Caldwell, Kansas: G. D. Freeman, 1892. 406 pp., 16 plates (photographs, a few from engravings), including frontispiece portrait of author. 8vo, original blindstamped red cloth, spine gilt-lettered. Mild staining to fore-edges, otherwise fine, tight, and bright.

     Second edition, second issue, with caption on plate at p. 40 correctly reading “First White Child Born in the Cherokee Strip.”  The first edition published at Caldwell, Kansas, in 1890 is exceedingly rare and has only 4 plates.

Adams, One-Fifty 56 (citing the 1890 first edition): “Reprinted in 1892...with the addition of a certificate signed by seven old-time pioneers attesting to the truth of the narrative.... The first [edition] is so rare that many collectors think that the 1892 edition was the only one published.... I was fortunate pick up a copy of the first edition...the only one I have ever seen.” Campbell, p. 166. Dobie, p. 121. Dykes, Kid 21: “Very rare”; Rare Western Outlaw Books, p. 11. Eberstadt 114:316: “The period of outlawry, lynch law, and Indian warfare.” Graff 1411. Guns 763n. Herd 843n. Howes F353. Rader 1472. Reese, Six Score 39n: “History of Caldwell during this vital period, when it was an important cattle town, and a firsthand account of one of the roughest of the shipping terminals.... All editions are rare.” Two of the photographs document ranching and cowboys: “Cattlemen at Dinner” (opposite p. 128) and “Ranch in Indian Territory” (opposite p. 288).

FREEMAN, Harry C. A Brief History of Butte, Montana: The World’s Greatest Mining Camp. Chicago: Henry O. Shepard Company, 1900. 123 [5, ads] pp., frontispiece (tinted photogravure of miners), numerous text illustrations (numerous photos and 4 half-tones by Charles Russell). 4to, original terracotta pictorial cloth. Shelf wear, hinge cracked, covers soiled and rubbed, corners bent, otherwise fine.

     First edition of an early Charles Russell item. Eberstadt 136:446. Yost & Renner, Russell I:12. Smith 3285. Scarce local history profusely illustrated with early photographs, mainly focused on mining, but also covering early businesses, churches, city and county institutions, railroads, and prominent citizens, including Granville Stuart, one of the great cattle barons of the Northwest. One of the Russell illustrations shows cowboys shooting up the town, with chickens and a Chinese man on the run.

FREEMAN, James W. (ed.). Prose and Poetry of the Live Stock Industry of the United States.... With a New Introduction by Ramon Adams, Illustrated. Prepared by Authority of the National Live Stock Association. New York: Antiquarian Press, 1959. [2] 757 pp., plates (mostly portraits), numerous text illustrations. Small folio, original half dark brown calf (blindstamped with brands) over brown buckram, upper cover with gilt vignette of cow, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g.  Mild foxing to fore-edges, otherwise fine. Slipcase not present.

     Second edition, limited edition, not numbered (550 copies, 500 of which were numbered); facsimile of the extremely rare 1905 first edition, with a new introduction by Ramon F. Adams. References to the first edition:  References to first edition: Loring Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 35. Dobie, p. 114. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 12; Kid 41: “Contains a chapter on ‘The Range Rustler’ in which the Lincoln County War is called ‘the most famous of the troubles of the cattlemen in the Southern country’”; Western High Spots, p. 27 (“My Ten Most Outstanding Books on the West”); pp. 86-87 (“A Range Man’s Library”): “An exceedingly rare book.” Graff 1412. Guns 764. Herd 844. Howes P636 (“c”). McCracken, 101, p. 28. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 18. One Hundred Head Cut Out of the Jeff Dykes Herd 53. Reese, Six Score 41: “The most desired and desirable book on the range cattle industry. This book contains an incredible collection of information on men and events concerned with cattle. This volume is the only one of the three projected that was ever published, since its publication bankrupted the printing company and nearly broke the association.”

Streeter Sale 2391: “One of the rarest, most important, and thorough books on the American cattle industry.” Vandale 136.

FRENCH, Giles. Cattle Country of Peter French. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, 1964. 167 [1] pp., many photographic text illustrations (some full-page), endpaper maps, large folding map (same as endpaper maps) laid in. 8vo, original rose lettered and with cowboy vignette in black. Very fine in d.j.

     First edition. Smith S3139. The eastern two-thirds of Oregon comprise a vast, arid region with (until recently) a sparse population and a history peopled with hardy, self-sufficient ranch families, among whom Peter French was one of the earliest. Born on a ranch near Red Bluff, California, in 1849, he ran away from home at a fairly young age and ended up in the employ of Chico wheat and cattle baron Dr. Hugh Glenn, one of the largest landowners in the Sacramento area. After marrying Dr. Glenn’s daughter, he was sent by his land-hungry father-in-law to scout the rumored prime grazing land in eastern Oregon. French eventually amassed 200,000 acres in the Steens Mountain region.

FRINK, Maurice, W. Turrentine Jackson & Agnes Wright Spring. When Grass Was King: Contributions to the Western Range Cattle Industry Study. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 1956. xv [1] 465 [1] pp., photographic plates, text illustrations (sketches by Nick Eggenhofer), tables, endpaper maps by Hugh T. Glen. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth gilt. Endpapers lightly foxed, otherwise very fine in d.j. Signed by Agnes Wright Spring.

     First edition, limited edition (#1,479 of 1,500 copies). Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Eggenhofer 75). Guns 777: “Has material on both the Johnson County and the Lincoln County wars.” Herd 853. Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails 160: “Details in the formation and operation of the Haft-Bayless ranch in Pennington County in 1882.... Around 1,100 head of cattle were trailed from Washington Territory.” Reese, Six Score 45. The authors tell the story of the cattle industry on the plains north of Texas 1865-1895, when the industry blossomed into big business in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. The book also contains an economic study of the British cattle companies that operated in the U.S. and an analysis of the career of one of the more successful early cattlemen, John W. Iliff of Colorado.       

FULTON, Maurice Garland & Paul Horgan (eds.). New Mexico’s Own Chronicle: Three Races in the Writings of Four Hundred Years. Dallas: Banks Upshaw and Co., [1937]. xxviii, 372 pp., plates, photographs, illustrations, facsimiles, maps. 8vo, original black cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Text lightly browned, else very fine in price-clipped d.j.

     First edition. Campbell, pp. 167-68. Dobie, pp. 25, 40: “Anthology strong on the historical side.” Dykes, Kid 243. Guns 788. Herd 865: “Scarce.... Consists of excerpts from books on New Mexico history, some of which concern cattle.” Saunders 4114: “Material taken from original sources to illustrate the development of New Mexico.”

GANNON, Clell Goebel. Songs of the Bunch-Grass Acres. Boston: [The Gorham Press for] Richard G. Badger, [1924]. 96 pp., photographic frontispiece, text illustrations by author. 12mo, original grey pictorial boards lettered and illustrated in black. Fragile binding moderately worn and chipped at spine, otherwise a fine copy. Contemporary ink gift inscription and ink stamp on front free endpaper.

     First edition. Range verse by Great Plains author-artist Gannon (1900-1962), who spent most of his life in North Dakota. Poems include “The Law of Dakota,” “The Red River Valley,” “A Westerner’s Prayer,” “The Coyote,” “The Girl from Montana,” “A Song of the Badlands,” and “The Prairie Rose.”

GARD, Wayne. Fabulous Quarter Horse, Steel Dust: The True Account of the Most Celebrated Texas Stallion. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1958]. 64 pp., illustrations by Nick Eggenhofer. 4to, original terracotta pictorial cloth gilt. Binding lightly worn at edges, in worn d.j. chipped at edges.

     First edition. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Eggenhofer 78); Western High Spots, p. 83 (“A Range Man’s Library”): “Story of one of the famous sires of this purely American breed so popular as cow horses.” Guns 798: “Has some material on Sam Bass, mostly about his race horse, the Denton Mare.”

GARD, Wayne. Frontier Justice. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1949. xi [1] 324 pp., plates (many photographic), map. 8vo, original terracotta cloth. Binding worn, endpapers lightly foxed, otherwise fine, d.j. not present.

     First edition. Campbell, p. 163: “Comprehensive account of the broad lines of the development of justice in the West, of the sudden and swiftly advancing steps in the process of civilizing the frontier. There are chapters on Indian atrocities, early feuds, vigilantes, range wars, cattle and sheep wars, strife with fence cutters, and the Johnson County War.... Well documented, handsomely illustrated, and readable.” Dobie, p. 103: “Useful bibliography of range books.” Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #77. Dykes, Kid 401. Guns 800: “Deals with...cattle rustlers, such outlaws and gunmen as Sam Bass, Billy the Kid, the Earps, John Wesley Hardin, Wild Bill Hickok, and Ben Thompson, and the Lincoln County and Johnson County wars.”

GARDNER, Raymond Hatfield & B. H. Monroe. The Old Wild West: Adventures of Arizona Bill. San Antonio: Naylor, 1944. [8] 315 pp., photographic frontispiece of “Arizona Bill,” text illustrations. 8vo, original teal cloth. Light shelf wear, slight discoloration to spine, otherwise fine in fine d.j.

     First edition. Adams, Burs I:145. Dykes, Kid 344n. Guns 805: “Occasionally we find an author who claims personal acquaintance with all the old outlaws of the West, as Gardner does in this book. He says that he often met Wild Bill Hickok in Tombstone, Arizona, but Hickok was never in Arizona.... There are mistakes on every page, and it would take many pages to point them out, as illustrated in my Burs under the Saddle (item 7).” Wallace, Arizona History X:35. Raymond Gardner, a.k.a. “Arizona Bill” was at turns a cowboy, rancher, Pony Express rider, Indian scout, deputy marshal, and Arizona Ranger. There is much incidental ranching interest in his rambling recollections.

GOFF, Richard, Robert H. McCaffree & Doris Sterbenz. Century in the Saddle [with]: Centennial Brand Book of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association. [Denver: Colorado Cattlemen’s Centennial Association, 1967]. x [2] 365 + x, 196 pp., photographic plates, text illustrations (some photographic and some full-page, a few by Remington), facsimiles of documents and an 1886 brand book). 2 vols., 8vo, original green pictorial cloth gilt. Very fine, unopened, in lightly worn but fine jackets (one of which is price-clipped).

     First edition. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Remington 610 & 611). Reese, Six Score 47: “Detailed and well-written history of the first one hundred years of the Colorado Cattleman’s Commission. The book is well-balanced, giving equal space to earlier and later history.” Wynar 6284 & 6285. The second volume contains a facsimile of Brands Belonging to the Colorado Cattle Growers Association (1886), the first Colorado statewide brand book.

GRAND, W. Jo[e]s[ph]. Illustrated History of the Union Stockyards: Sketch-Book of Familiar Faces and Places at the Yards. Chicago: Published by author, [1901]. [1, ad] 362 [7, ads] pp., illustrations (many photographic, two by Charles Russell). 8vo, original blue cloth with gilt-lettering on upper board and lettered in black on spine. Moderate shelf wear, some loss to gilt-letter, text block slightly split at pp. 64-65, overall fine.

     Second edition, revised and enlarged (first edition, Chicago, 1896). Herd 915n. Reese, Six Score 48n: “An early account of the yards, describing the practices and characters of the locale. An interesting look at the stockyards in this period.” Yost & Renner, Russell I:4. Includes a chapter on Gallagher, the Stockyard detective.

GRAVES, Richard S. Oklahoma Outlaws: A Graphic History of the Early Days in Oklahoma; the Bandits Who Terrorized the First Settlers and the Marshals Who Fought Them to Extinction; Covering a Period of Twenty-Five Years. [Oklahoma City: State Printing & Publishing Company, 1915]. [4] 131 [1] pp., photographic illustrations. 12mo, original red pictorial wrappers with photographic back wrap, stapled. Minor creasing and chipping of wraps, otherwise fine.

     First edition. Adams, Burs I:156. Anderson 1642:524: “The four Daltons; Bill Bowers; Dick Broadwell; Bill Doolin; Tulsa Jack, and many others.” Campbell, pp. 68-69. Graff 1620: “Prepared as publicity for the motion picture The Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws.Guns 859: “Scarce.... Touches upon most of the better-known Oklahoma outlaws and marshals.” Howes G322. Rader 1650. Streeter Sale 4293 (one of the few lots to pass!).

     This lurid little pulp contains material on the Miller Ranch and several notorious distaff outlaws (including Rose of the Cimarron, Cattle Annie, Little Breeches, et al.). Some of the brigands are cowboys gone bad. Many of the illustrations are grisly postmortem shots of outlaws. The 1915 silent movie featured many of the surviving lawmen playing themselves, such as E. D. Nix, Bud Ledbetter, and William Tilghman.

GREENBURG, Dan W. Sixty Years: A Brief Review. The Cattle Industry in Wyoming. Its Organization and Present Status and Data Concerning the Wyoming Stock Growers Association.... Cheyenne: Wyoming Stock Growers Association, 1932. 73 pp., text illustrations (mostly photographic, some full-page), facsimile. 8vo, original beige and brown pictorial wrappers, stapled, with illustration by Will James. Light shelf wear, otherwise fine.  Wrappers soiled and worn with some chipping, text separated from wrappers, rust stains where formerly stapled, some ink underlining in text, overall pretty rough, with J. Frank Dobie’s ink ownership inscription.  Guess he liked this one, or took it on a brush country venture!

     First edition. Herd 923: “Scarce.... This is the first of three histories written about the Wyoming Stock Growers’ Association. Others have followed every ten years.” Howes G375. Malone, Wyomingiana, p. 4. For the other two histories in this series, see listings under Frink and Gress in this catalogue.

GRESS, Kathryn. Ninety Years Cow Country: A Factual History of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association with Historical Data Pertaining to the Cattle Industry in Wyoming. N.p.: Wyoming Stock Growers Association, 1963. 85 pp., frontispiece, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers, stapled. Very fine.

     First edition. History of this powerful organization, with photos of past presidents and cow belles. This is one of the three histories of the Association. The others were authored by Greenburg and Frink (both listed in this catalogue).

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