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Pingenot Auction, Lot 11

11. BARDE, Frederick S. (compiler). Life and Adventures of "Billy" Dixon of Adobe Walls, Texas Panhandle.... Guthrie: [Co-Operative Publishing Co., 1914]. 320 pp., photographic illustrations (including Quanah Parker). 8vo, original green cloth gilt-lettered on spine and upper cover. Binding slightly flecked, else fine and bright. Laid in is a small printed circular advertising the book. Rare in this condition, and a desirable copy with the ad card. The Josey copy with their bookplate on front pastedown. Pingenot: "An unusually fine copy of a rare book most often found in shabby condition."
        First edition. Adams, Herd 204. Dobie, p. 159: "Bully autobiography; excellent on the buffalo hunters as a type." Graff 183. Howes B135. Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 3112. Pingenot: This is the first primary work to include the famous Adobe Walls fight of June 27, 1874. The Handbook of Texas Online (Adobe Walls): "The second battle of Adobe Walls...occurred...when a buffalo hunters’ what is now Hutchinson County...was attacked by a party of about 700 Plains Indians, mostly Cheyennes, Comanches, and Kiowas, under the leadership of Quanah Parker and Isa-tai....The significance of this fight is that it led to the Red River War of 1874-75, which resulted in the final relocation of the Southern Plains Indians to reservations in what is now Oklahoma."