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Ranching Catalogue Part 1 (Authors A-C)

Items 626-649

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626. BROOKS, Elizabeth. Prominent Women of Texas. Akron: Werner Company, [1896]. 206 pp., portraits. 8vo, original gilt-decorated green buckram. Binding flecked and soiled, corners bumped, front free endpaper almost detached and with a 2.5-cm tear (no loss), internally fine. Scarce.
First edition. Winegarten II, p. 239: “Sketches of 150 well-known women. One of the earliest works on Texas women and a scarce source on the Runaway Scrape.” Contains a chapter on “The Uncrowned Queen of the West,” Mrs. Richard King of the King Ranch, as well as information on other early Texas ranchwomen. Includes a biography of artist Elizabet Ney. $220.00

627. BROOKS, Frank. The Burro. Norman: University of Oklahoma, [1974]. xiii [1] 370 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original tan cloth. Very fine in d.j.
First edition. A history of the burro, including information on the impact of this hardy creature on ranching in the American West. The author first became interested in burros when teaching in a two-room elementary school in Kenna, New Mexico. $45.00

628. BROOKS, Juanita. Dudley Leavitt, Pioneer to Southern Utah. St. George: Privately printed, 1942. vi [2] 115 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates. 8vo, original dark blue cloth. Mint, signed by author. Rare in commerce.
First edition of author’s first book. Paher, Nevada 202: “Written by his granddaughter, this biography of a Mormon pioneer to southern Utah and Nevada is a valuable record of the lifestyle of a polygamist, rancher and miner.” Good documentation on forted ranches. $275.00

629. BROOKS, Juanita. Dudley Leavitt, Pioneer to Southern Utah. St. George: Privately printed, 1942. vi [1] 115 pp. 8vo, original light blue cloth. Mint.
First edition, variant issue with slightly different arrangement of preliminary material and variant binding. $275.00

630. BROOKS, Juanita. Uncle Will Tells His Story. Salt Lake City: Taggart & Company, [1970]. [16] 249 [14] pp., many photographs and illustrations. 8vo, original grey cloth. Very fine in d.j.
First edition. Account of the life of “Uncle Will” Brooks (b. 1881), a “rancher, farmer, storekeeper, teacher, sheriff, postmaster” in southwestern Utah. $55.00

631. BROOKS, Sarah Warner. Alamo Ranch: A Story of New Mexico. Cambridge: Privately printed, 1903. [6] 148 pp., photographic frontispiece of the Alamo Ranch. 8vo, original olive printed boards. Spine darkened, marginal browning, upper cover detached, back joint cracked, spine chipped, first signature opened carelessly, text browned and friable. A poor copy, but from J. Frank Dobie’s library with his very critical note dated 1931: “I have no idea why Sarah Warner Brooks wrote this book or who she was. I bought this book ‘sight unseen’ for $2.00 & skipped over it in 20 minutes. It’s 4th hand archaeology and there’s no ranch or ranch person in it. J. Frank Dobie Oct. 26, 1931.”
First edition, limited edition (250 copies). Herd 334: “Scarce.” Far be it from Dorothy Sloan—Rare Books to get in the middle of a difference of opinion between J. Frank Dobie and Ramon Adams. We include the book here because Adams included the title in Herd. In dear old Pancho’s defense, the Alamo Ranch in the Mesilla Valley was a health resort with six Jersey cows. Included in the book is an account of the author’s visit to the lacto-vegetarian Shalam Colony with glowing descriptions of the blooded stock there that had come from the Governor of New York. (A Boston dentist established the unique faith-based utopian Shalam Colony in Doña Ana in 1884 to shelter and educate orphaned slum children of all races and creeds. Today nothing remains of the colony except the road passing the site, which is named “Old Shalam Colony Trail.”) Brooks and her party also visited the Mescalero Valley where her party lodged with a ranchman. She describes the Mescalero Reservation (“one of the finest sheep ranges in the country”). $550.00

632. BROPHY, Frank Cullen. Arizona Sketch Book: Fifty Historical Sketches. [Phoenix: Ampco Press, 1952]. xi [1] 310 pp., plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original tan cloth. Very fine in d.j.
First edition. Guns 288. Herd 335. Powell, Arizona Gathering II 248. Wallace, Arizona History 53. Offers a cattleman’s account of early Arizona history, with many sketches relating to ranching. $40.00

633. BROSNAN, Cornelius J. Jason Lee, Prophet of the New Oregon. New York: Macmillan Company, 1932. x [2] 348 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original red cloth. Endsheets browned and text lightly age-toned, otherwise very fine in price-clipped d.j. Author’s lengthy signed inscription: “To Mr. Dan Greenburg, a student of Western History, and a lay historian who has labored constructively and efficiently in preserving the records and landmarks of the vanishing Last American Frontier.... Aug. 30, 1934.”
First edition. Smith 1148. Biographical account of Jason Lee who was a key figure in the birth of the Oregon cattle industry; he established a joint-stock cattle company in 1837 and drove the first herd to Oregon from California the same year. $50.00

634. BROSNAN, Cornelius J. Jason Lee, Prophet of the New Oregon. New York: Macmillan Company, 1932. Another copy. Endsheets browned, otherwise fine, without the d.j. $35.00

635. BROTHERS, Mary Hudson. Billy the Kid: The Most Hated, the Most Loved Outlaw New Mexico Ever Produced. [Farmington: Hustler Press, 1949]. 52 pp., portraits. 8vo, original stiff textured tan pictorial wrappers, brown string tie. Very fine, signed by author.
First edition. Guns 290. Brief account of the life of Billy the Kid during the Lincoln County War. The author’s father, Bell Hudson, was a cowboy who signed on with John Chisum’s Jinglebob outfit in July 1880. $50.00

636. BROTHERS, Mary Hudson. Billy the Kid.... [Farmington: Hustler Press, 1949]. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original stiff red pictorial wrappers, black string tie. Spine worn and chipped (small section of spine missing), otherwise fine. Signed by author. $40.00

637. BROTHERS, Mary Hudson. Billy the Kid.... [Farmington: Hustler Press, 1949]. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original stiff tan pictorial wrappers (no texture), brown string tie. Light edge wear, otherwise very fine. $40.00

638. BROTHERS, Mary Hudson. A Pecos Pioneer. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1943. vii [3] 169 pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original red cloth. Endpapers lightly browned, otherwise fine in d.j. Scarce, especially in the d.j.
First edition. Adams, Burs I:53. Campbell, p. 92: “She lived on a sheep ranch.... Her brother punched cattle for Chisum and encountered Billy the Kid. Unusual powers of description.” Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 11. Dobie, p. 61: “Only Ross Santee has equaled her in description of drought and rain. The last chapters reveal a girl’s inner life, amid outward experiences, as no other woman’s chronicle of ranch ways”; p. 98: “Superior to numerous better-known books.” Dykes, Kid 325: “Mrs. Brothers’ tribute to her father, Bell Hudson, one-time Jinglebob cowboy and a Pat Garrett posse member in 1880.” Guns 291: “This book is based upon notes by the author’s father, Bell Hudson.” Herd 337. King, Women on the Cattle Trail and in the Roundup, p. 14: “Included are accounts of...girlhood experiences on a sheep ranch near Frisco, New Mexico, in the 1890s.” Saunders 2780. $200.00

639. BROTHERS, Mary Hudson. A Pecos Pioneer. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1943. Another copy. A few mild stains to binding, otherwise fine, without the d.j. $195.00

640. BROTHERS, Mary Hudson. A Pecos Pioneer. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1943. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Slight shelf wear, endpapers browned, otherwise very fine, without the d.j. $165.00

641. BROUSE, E. M. Wintering Calves in the Nebraska Sandhills. N.p.: Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Nebraska College of Agriculture, Bulletin 357 (Revised), January 1955. 43 pp., tables. 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers. Very fine.
Second printing, revised (originally issued February 1944). $40.00

642. BROUSSARD, Ray F. San Antonio during the Texas Republic: A City in Transition. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1967. 40 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers. Very fine. Carl Hertzog bookplate.
First edition. Southwestern Studies Monograph 18. Lowman, Printer at the Pass 213. San Antonio had its origins as a supply center for the various large ranches of South Texas. $30.00

643. BROWER, J. V. The Missouri River and Its Utmost Source.... St. Paul: [The Pioneer Press], 1897. lxiii [1] 206 pp., frontispiece map, plates, portraits, maps, text illustrations. 8vo, new black cloth. Some water staining to lower portion of last 20 leaves (text not affected), otherwise fine.
Limited edition (500 copies); second edition, with archaeological addendum. Smith 1156. Archaeology of the Missouri River area with many photographs of Native Americans. The ranching interest is found in the section on the Centennial Valley (pp. 95-108), discussing first settlement in the area by Messrs. Poindexter and Orr for stockraising in 1876. This section includes maps and a photograph of herds grazing. $80.00

644. BROWN, A. Theodore. Frontier Community: Kansas City to 1870. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, [1963]. viii [4] 235 pp. 8vo, original brown cloth. Very fine in d.j.
First edition. History of Kansas City with mention of the livestock trade and meat packing industries that played such an important role in the town’s evolution. $45.00

645. BROWN, Belle Scott. Grandmother Belle Remembers. San Antonio: Naylor, 1941. ix [1] 119 pp., text illustrations (including the Brown Ranch House) by Caroline Keller Lewis. 12mo, original terracotta cloth. Two faint stains on spine, fore-edges mildly foxed, light browning to endpapers, otherwise fine in d.j. with slight staining on back.
First edition. Herd 338: “A Texas ranch woman’s memories of her family and ranch life.” The Brown ranch was located in Throckmorton County, Texas. Not in CBC. $40.00

646. BROWN, Deborah & Katharine Gust. Between the Creeks: Recollections of Northeast Texas. Austin: The Encino Press, 1976. xiv [2] 87 [1] pp., photographic plates. Oblong 4to, original white cloth. Very fine in lightly worn d.j. From the library of the University of Texas at El Paso, the Hertzog Collection, with their bookplate and pencil note: “The work of Wm Wittliff—protege of Hertzog.” Taped to front free endpaper is a newspaper review of the book.
First edition. Whaley, Wittliff 135: “Katherine Gust and her mother tell the stories in images and words of the old timers who live in an area where the Sulphur River runs through switchcane bottoms and pasture land.” Winegarten, p. 213: “Photographs and anecdotes of rural men and women in northeast Texas around 1900.” Includes information on the Dutch Love Ranch, McNola Peel Ranch, and Broseco Ranch; some of Wittliff’s excellent photos relate to ranching. $25.00

647. BROWN, Dee. The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, [1958]. 317 pp., plates (photographic illustrations). 8vo, original half tan cloth over blue boards. Light outer wear, otherwise very fine in slightly worn d.j.
First edition. Guns 292. King, Women on the Cattle Trail and in the Roundup, p. 14: “Provides one person’s interpretation of women in the West.” A vivid account of all aspects of the lives of the women who built the West, containing information on Calamity Jane, Cattle Kate, Cattle Annie, Prairie Rose, and Arizona Alice, among others. $25.00

648. BROWN, Dee. The Gentle Tamers.... New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, [1958]. Another copy. Light outer wear and a few faint stains on upper cover, mild staining to first few leaves, otherwise fine, without the d.j. $15.00

649. BROWN, Dee. The Westerners. New York, Chicago & San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1974]. 288 pp., color plates (some double-page), numerous illustrations. Small 4to, original brown cloth. One small spot on upper cover, overall very fine.
First edition. Chapters on Charles Goodnight, “the father of the cowboys,” and “Teddy the Rough Rider” with information on his ranches (Maltese Cross and the Elkhorn). “When Teddy first entered into an earnest effort to learn the practical side of ranching—from roundups to branding to trail driving—the cowboys regarded him as somewhat of a joke.” The chapter on Native Americans (“The Dispossessed”) alludes to how cattle grazing on the buffalo grasslands disrupted Native American land use and culture. $20.00


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