1030. WESTERN AMERICANA. Lot of 20 imprints. 1906-1977. All from the Library of master printer Carl Hertzog. Condition varies (some items were obviously working copies).

ADAMS, Andy. Cattle Brands: A Collection of Western Camp-Fire Stories. Boston, New York, & Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company & Riverside Press, 1906. [11] 316 [2] pp., brands. 8vo, original olive cloth illustrated with brands. Shelf worn, interior smudged and with a tear to single page. Carl Hertzog’s copy, with his bookplate.

ADAMS, Ramon F. & Homer E. Britzman. Charles M. Russell, the Cowboy Artist: A Biography. Pasadena: Trail’s End Publishing Co., [1948]. xii [6] 350 pp., photographs, illustrations. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Considerable insect damage to binding, internally fine. Carl Hertzog’s copy, with his bookplate.

AIKMAN, Duncan. Calamity Jane and the Lady Wildcats. New York: Holt, [1927]. xii, 347 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original black cloth. Very good. Signed by Carl Hertzog.

     First edition. Adams, Guns 19. Dobie, p. 139.

AUSTIN, Mary. One Hundred Miles on Horseback. Los Angeles: [Saul and Lillian Marks, The Plantin Press for] Dawson’s Book Shop, 1963. xiv [4] 19 [1] pp., portraits. 16mo, original tan cloth over marbled boards, paper spine label. Very small chip to lower blank margin of paper spine label, otherwise fine. Hertzog’s copy, with his bookplate.

AUTRY, George. “Much Obliged!” A Limited and Loose Collection of Gratitude and Bias, Tales and Sensations. [Fort Worth: King & Mary, 1977]. [12] 153 pp., frontispiece, illustrations by H.D. Bugbee, Ben Carlton Mead, and Sahula-Dycke. 8vo, original tan pictorial linen. Very fine in very fine d.j. Hertzog’s copy, with his bookplate.

BOLTON, Herbert E., Carl Oscar Borg, John R. McCarthy, & Millard Sheets. Cross, Sword, and Gold Pan: A Group of Notable Full-Cover [sic] Paintings. Los Angeles: Primavera Press, [1936]. [31] pp., 12 full-color illustrations of historical paintings by Borg. Folio, original brown cloth over tan boards. Corners slightly bumped and some mild staining to boards, interior fine. Hertzog bookplate.

BRANCH, E. Douglas. The Hunting of the Buffalo. New York & London: D. Appleton & Company, 1929. vi [6] 239 [2] [1, ad] pp., frontispiece, plates. 8vo, original orange cloth with printed beige paper labels on spine and upper cover. Spine label secured with tape and spine a little dark, otherwise fine. Hertzog bookplate.

BURNS, Walter Noble. The Saga of Billy the Kid. Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing Co., n.d. [10] 322 pp., illustrated endpapers by Borein. 8vo, original brown cloth. Covers rubbed and with a few stains, text block loose, overall good. Hertzog’s book plate.

CALVIN, Ross. Sky Determines: An Interpretation of the Southwest. New York: Macmillan, 1934. xii [2] 354 pp., photographic frontispiece, photographic plates. 8vo, original grey pictorial cloth. Spine lightly soiled, with small tear, else good. Carl Hertzog’s copy, with his bookplate.

     First edition. Adams, Guns 367. Herd 400.

CLEAVELAND, Agnes Morley. No Life for a Lady. Boston & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company & Riverside Press, 1941. ix [1] 356 pp., text illustrations by Borein, endpaper maps. 8vo, original grey cloth. Shelf worn, a few spots to binding, short tear at foot of spine. Dust jacket not present. Ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper: “Robt. T. Neill, San Angelo, Texas. 9-16-’41” and subsequent ink gift inscription below: “To The Beloved Friend of My Boyhood Stanley Davis of El Paso. R.T.N. 10-6-41.” Hertzog bookplate. Agnes might well think being a female auctioneer is no life for a lady, and in these relentlessly Darwinian times, she would be right. Bulls are easier than steers.

CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM, R[obert] B[ontine]. Rodeo: A Collection of the Tales and Sketches of R. B. Cunninghame Graham. Garden City & New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1936. [2] xx [2] 438 pp. 8vo, original black cloth. Light shelf wear, spine sunned, front hinge cracked. Hertzog’s bookplate.

CURRY, George. George Curry, 1861-1947: An Autobiography. [Albuquerque]: University of New Mexico Press, [1958]. xv [1] 336 pp., tipped-in color frontispiece portrait, photographic plates, text illustrations. 8vo, original terracotta cloth. Fine in d.j. Hertzog bookplate and presentation note from Leland “Dear Carl, There is the Curry book-all for you. It’s a gift! Leland” laid in. First edition. Adams, Guns 972.

DANA, Richard H. Two Years before the Mast.... New York: Heritage Press, [1941]. x, 347 [1] pp., text illustrations (some in color) by Dale Nichols, endpaper maps. 8vo, original blue gilt-pictorial cloth. Spine faded, otherwise fine in publisher’s slipcase. Related copy of the Heritage Club Sandglass (no. 6E) laid in. Hertzog bookplate. Zamorano 80 #26n.

GOODWYN, Frank. The Black Bull. Garden City: Doubleday, 1958. 264 pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original terracotta cloth. Light shelf wear, small burn to cover and d.j., otherwise very good in chipped and browned d.j. Hertzog bookplate. First edition.

GREEN, Ben K. Horse Conformation as to Soundness-Performance-Ability, and Hoss Trades of Yesteryear [cover title]. [Cumby]: Privately published, [1963]. [2] 141 pp., photographs, illustrations. 8vo, original black cloth. Very fine in d.j. Presentation copy to H.D. Garrett signed by Carl Hertzog. First edition. Sleeper.

GREEN, Ben K. Horse Conformation. Greenville: privately published, 1969. 74 pp., illustrations. 12mo, original printed wrappers with illustration by Tom Lea. Very fine. Third printing.

[GREEN, BEN K.]. WILSON, Robert A. (comp.). Ben K. Green: A Descriptive Bibliography of Writings by and about Him. Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1977. [8] xix [1] 151 [1] pp., illustrations. 8vo, original black cloth over grey cloth. Very fine in publisher’s red board slipcase. Author’s inscribed presentation inscription to Carl Hertzog and with his bookplate. Related newsclipping laid in. First edition, limited edition (#15 of 100 signed copies). The limited edition includes a previously unpublished story by Green.

GREY, Zane. The Mysterious Rider. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, [1921]. [8] 335 [1] pp., frontispiece, plates. 12mo, original green pictorial cloth. Hinges and spine secured with tape. Text clean.

GRIFFITHS, David. Prickly Pear As Stock Feed. Washington: GPO, 1920. 24 pp., text illustrations of cactus cultivation and processing. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Paper age-toned and a small tear to last few leaves, overall fine. Hertzog bookplate.

THOMAS GILCREASE FOUNDATION. An Exhibition of Paintings and Bronzes by Frederic Remington [and] Charles M. Russell.... Tulsa. [40] pp. (including plates). 12mo, printed wrappers. Near fine.


Sold. Hammer: $225.00; Price Realized: $275.63.

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