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Ranching Catalogue Part 2(Authors D-G)

Items 1965-1989

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1965. FOREMAN, Carolyn Thomas. Park Hill. [Muskogee, Oklahoma: The Star Printery, 1948]. 186 [7, index] pp., frontispiece, photographic text illustrations. 8vo, original tan cloth. Light shelf wear, otherwise fine in lightly worn and foxed d.j. Signed by author.
     First edition. Heavy emphasis on printing and social history, but with scattered references to livestock, especially to depredations during the Civil War. Also, has some references to trade in hides and to cattle being fed on the prairies (p. 156). $75.00

1966. FOREMAN, Grant. Advancing the Frontier, 1830-1860. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1933. 363 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates, maps (some folding and foldout), plans, photographic text illustrations. 8vo, original red cloth. Very fine in price-clipped d.j. Signed by author, and with related news clipping laid in.
     First edition. The Civilization of the American Indian Series 4. Dobie, p. 29: “Grant Foreman is prime authority on the so-called ‘Civilized Tribes.’” Saunders 2900. Tate, Indians of Texas 220: “Includes a chapter on the Five Civilized Tribes and their efforts to negotiate with...other tribes of East Central Texas during the 1840s. Other chapters outline the problems that the Comanches created for these ‘emigrant tribes.’” Account of the resettlement of Eastern tribes into the Transmississippi West after their removal by Jackson, examining clashes between various tribes and impacts of the extirpation of bison and transition to stock raising. $150.00

1967. FOREMAN, Grant. Down the Texas Road: Historic Places along Highway 69 through Oklahoma. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1936. 46 [2] pp., maps. 12mo, original yellow printed wrappers, stapled. Light wear, but generally fine.
     First edition. Historic Oklahoma Series 2. Campbell, p. 102. Classic account of this highway that was a major thoroughfare through Oklahoma cattle country, with reference to the hundreds of thousands of cattle passing from Texas to the Pikes Peaks Rush. $50.00

1968. FOREMAN, Grant. The Five Civilized Tribes. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1934. 455 [1] pp., 13 photographic plates (including frontispiece), folding map. 8vo, original red cloth. Very fine in d.j.
     First edition. The Civilization of the American Indian Series 8; introductory note by John R. Swanton. Rader 1432. To Grant Foreman, above any other writer, credit is due for developing, through intensive study and research, the engrossing story of these tribes, the first permanent citizens of Oklahoma. Foreman’s sympathetic discussions of the Five Civilized Tribes include material on their activities as livestock herders and growers and on cattle drives to California. $75.00

1969. FOREMAN, Grant. Lore and Lure of Eastern Oklahoma. Muskogee, Oklahoma: Muskogee Chamber of Commerce, n.d. (ca. 1947). 78 pp., photographic text illustrations, folding map. 8vo, original orange and white wrappers with map. Fine. Signed by author.
     First edition. Cover title is Muskogee and Eastern Oklahoma. Contains references to the introduction of cattle into Eastern Oklahoma and discussion of the great herds of cattle that went down the Texas trail (pp. 57-58) before the construction of the railroads. Prior to that, Muskogee was the terminus of the cattle drives from Texas. At pp. 47-49 is an account of the devastating Confederate raid on Fort Davis in 1863, in which a thousand Union horses and mules were rustled and twenty herdsmen murdered. $60.00

1970. FOREMAN, Grant. Lore and Lure of Eastern Oklahoma. Muskogee, Oklahoma: Muskogee Chamber of Commerce, n.d. (ca. 1947). Another copy. Wrappers lightly worn, otherwise fine. $45.00

1971. FOREMAN, Grant. Lore and Lure of Eastern Oklahoma. [Muskogee, Oklahoma: Muskogee Chamber of Commerce], n.d. (ca. 1947) 78 pp., photographic text illustrations, map. 8vo, original green and white wrappers with map. Very fine.
     First edition, variant issue, with cover title: Muskogee and Eastern Oklahoma and The Battle of Honey Springs, the map being a reduced version reproducing only a portion of the map in the issue above. $25.00

1972. FOREMAN, Grant. Pioneer Days in the Early Southwest. Cleveland: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1926. 349 pp., 4 photographic plates (including frontispiece), foldout map. 8vo, original red cloth, t.e.g. Spine sunned, very light water damage and wear to covers.
     First edition. Campbell, pp. 177-89: “One of the best books ever written about the Southwest. Much on Texas Indian warfare before the Texas Revolution.” Clark & Brunet 86: “Study of the early exploration and development of Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas. It is based primarily on original research of unpublished manuscripts and contemporary newspapers dealing with the period between the Louisiana Purchase and the Mexican War.” Howes F260. Rader 1436. Saunders 2904. Tate, Indians of Texas 222: “Excellent source of information on Indian relations in Indian Territory and northern Texas between 1800 and 1848. Special emphasis is given to Comanches and Cherokees, especially Sam Houston’s close relationship with the latter.” Wallace, Arizona History IV:28.
     Occasional forays into subjects of interest for ranching. The chapter on “Border Warfare” documents Seminole removal from Florida to the junction of Canadian and North Fork Rivers. “Some of them removed to that location, but a thousand of them under their leader, Alligator, remained on the bottom lands near the post, unwilling to leave; destitute, they fed themselves by killing the live-stock of the Cherokee, until they became a serious menace to the peace” (p. 292). $125.00

1973. FOREMAN, Grant (ed.). Marcy and the Gold Seekers: The Journal of Captain R. B. Marcy, with an Account of the Gold Rush over the Southern Route. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1939. xiv, 433 [1] pp., plates, folding map. 8vo, original terracotta cloth. Very fine in price-clipped d.j.
     First edition. The American Exploration and Travel Series 2. Campbell, pp. 66, 192. Edwards, Enduring Desert, pp. 87-88: “A fundamental work.” Saunders 2903. Tate, Indians of Texas 2166: “Grant Foreman’s excellent editing and the added index make this much easier to use than Marcy’s original document. Frequent comments on Comanches and their threat to the expedition fill Marcy’s report, and with good reason—Comanches attacked the civilian party that was traveling with the army escort.” Wallace, Arizona History IV:52. Includes a long footnote on p. 96 about Captain Forrest’s large trail drive of “thousands of sheep and cattle” from Indian Territory to California in 1850, and other drives of that era to supply California miners with food (pp. 96-97). $85.00

1974. FORREST, Earle R. Arizona’s Dark and Bloody Ground. Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1936. 370 pp., 23 photographic plates (including frontispiece), endpaper maps. 12mo, original red cloth gilt. Fine in fine d.j. Author’s signed and dated presentation copy to William MacLeod Raine “in appreciation for the introduction so generously contributed and suggestions made in preparation of the manuscript.... ”
     First edition. Introduction by William MacLeod Raine. Dobie, p. 141. Dykes, Kid 224. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 80 (“A Range Man’s Library”): “Entertaining account of the Pleasant Valley War in Arizona.” Guns 747: “Perhaps the best and most complete history of the Graham-Tewksbury feud, this book reveals intelligent research. It has some accounts of the Apache Kid, Billy the Kid, Tom Pickett, and the killing of Andy Copper by Commodore Owens.” Herd 823. Howes F265. Powell, Arizona Gathering II 596n. Wallace, Arizona History X:27. $250.00

1975. FORREST, Earle R. Arizona’s Dark and Bloody Ground. Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1936. Another copy. Fine in d.j. with one short tear (no losses). Publisher’s bookmark with instructions on how to open a book laid in. Signed by author. $175.00

1976. FORREST, Earle R. Arizona’s Dark and Bloody Ground. Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1936. Another copy, review copy. Fine in fine d.j. Review copy label with stamped publication date tipped onto front pastedown. $150.00

1977. FORREST, Earle R. Arizona’s Dark and Bloody Ground. Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1936. Another copy, not a review copy. Moderate shelf wear, internally fine, in price-clipped d.j. with a 7-cm tear and minor chipping. $100.00

1978. FORREST, Earle R. Arizona’s Dark and Bloody Ground. Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1950. 382 pp., 23 photographic plates (including frontispiece), endpaper maps. 8vo, original red cloth gilt. Very fine in fine d.j. Author’s signed and dated presentation inscription “To my friend and fellow Westerner (Britz) Homer E. Britzman, With the best wishes.... ”
     Second edition, revised and enlarged. $85.00

1979. FORREST, Earle R. Missions and Pueblos of the Old Southwest: Their Myths, Legends, Fiestas, and Ceremonies, with Some Accounts of the Indian Tribes and Their Dances; and of the Penitentes. Cleveland: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1929. 386 pp., frontispiece, plates. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. Very fine, mostly unopened.
     First trade edition (Clark published a 2-vol. limited issue of 100 copies in 1928; the second volume was an atlas). Campbell, p. 102. Clark & Brunet 87: “Forrest spent twenty-five years researching this work. He traveled extensively throughout the Southwest visiting historic ruins, pueblos, and tribes. Much information of an ethnographic nature is contained in the work. Forrest gathered together an important collection of photographs of the missions and pueblos before modern changes were made.” Laird, Hopi 920: “Much of Forrest’s Hopi material is firsthand from his visits to the mesas soon after the turn of the century but he has also done his homework. This is a good readable survey of the Indians and churches of the Southwest.” Powell, Arizona Gathering II 597n. Saunders 2172. Wallace, Arizona History III:19.
     This work contains valuable information on Father Kino and his work (Kino is considered to be the Father of Ranching in the Southwest). Information on cattle ranches is provided, including San Bernardino Ranch, C O Bar, and the Gandara Ranch, the latter one of the most famous of the old Spanish ranches in the entire Southwest in the 1830s and 1840s: “From his great adobe mansion, surrounded by an army of peons and vaqueros, Don Manuel ruled like a feudal baron of old while his cattle grazed on a thousand hills, until a change in political fortunes forced him to flee from Mexico to California” (pp. 259-61). $200.00

1980. FORREST, Earle R. & Edwin B. Hill. Lone War Trail of Apache Kid. Pasadena: Trail’s End Publishing Co., [1947]. 143 [1] pp., 8 photographic plates (1 in color by Charles M. Russell), endpaper maps by Clarence Ellsworth. 8vo, original gilt-lettered tan calf gilt with a gilt reproduction of an illustration by Charles M. Russell on back cover. Other than minor shelf wear, a very fine copy.
     Limited deluxe edition (#23 of 250 copies, signed by authors). Guns 748: “A well-written history, and up to the time of its publication the most nearly complete work on this notorious Arizona Indian outlaw.” Wallace, Arizona History X:39. Yost & Renner, Russell I:50.
     A trusted Indian scout for Al Sieber and General Crook during the 1880s, the Apache Kid murdered another Indian in 1887. When he attempted surrender, an excited melee occurred and Al Sieber was shot in the foot. The Apache Kid fled but again returned and surrendered. He and three other Apaches were charged and convicted of attempted murder in the incident. While transporting the Apache Kid and four other prisoners, the guards were overpowered, and with two guards dead and the other severely wounded, the Apache Kid fled. Although suspected of other murders, the remainder of the Apache Kid’s life remains a mystery. Some of the action takes place on Milt Hall’s Ranch in Cochise County and other area ranches. $200.00

1981. FORREST, Earle R. & Edwin B. Hill. Lone War Trail of Apache Kid. Pasadena: Trail’s End Publishing Co., [1947]. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original maroon cloth gilt. Very fine in fine bright, bright d.j. with a few little nicks (no losses).
     Limited deluxe edition (#25 of 250 copies), signed by both authors. The binding is often described as morocco or leather, but it is cloth impregnated to resemble those substances. $125.00

1982. FORREST, Earle R. & Edwin B. Hill. Lone War Trail of Apache Kid. Pasadena: Trail’s End Publishing Co., [1947]. 143 [1] pp., 8 plates (mostly photographic, 1 in color after Charles M. Russell), endpaper maps by Clarence Ellsworth. 8vo, original blue cloth. Very fine in slightly chipped d.j.
     First trade edition. $40.00

1983. FOSSETT, Frank. Colorado: A Historical, Descriptive and Statistical Work on the Rocky Mountain Gold and Silver Mining Region. Denver: Daily Tribune Steam Printing House, 1876. [2] 470 [ix, appendix] [8, ads] pp., frontispiece, wood-engraved plates (scenes, views, equipment), maps. 8vo, original dark green gilt-lettered cloth. Moderate shelf wear, lightly shaken, overall a very good copy, contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Printed on various stocks of paper and not bound well, this work is difficult to find in collector’s condition.
     First edition. Bradford 1743. Herd 826: “Rare.” Howes F281. Wilcox, p. 45. Wynar 3336. Important early guide to Colorado, with a heavy emphasis on mining. $150.00

1984. FOSSETT, Frank. Colorado: A Historical, Descriptive and Statistical Work on the Rocky Mountain Gold and Silver Mining Region. Denver, 1876. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original brown cloth. Binding worn, hinge broken, intermittent browning. $100.00

1985. FOSTER, C[larence] D[elmer]. Foster’s Comic History of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City: Publishers Press, [1916]. 138 [5] pp., cartoon illustrations by Merle St. Leon. 12mo, original beige pictorial wrappers. Wrappers worn at spine, back wrapper stained, ink stamp on title page causing stain to verso of front wrapper, back wrapper loose at hinge, overall a good copy in original mailing envelope. J. Frank Dobie’s copy, with his ink note on upper wrapper: “Trails & Ranches - 118-119.”
     First edition. This quasi-serious history, somewhat in the vein of Texas History Movies, includes chapters on ranches and cowboys. $75.00

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1986. FOSTER, James S. Outlines of History of the Territory of Dakota and Emigrant’s Guide to the Free Lands of the Northwest, Containing a Description of Towns, Climate, Soil...Stage Routes, Railroads. And a Complete Business Directory of the Upper Missouri Valley...Accompanied with a New Sectional Map. By James S. Foster, Commissioner of Immigration for Dakota Territory. [Colophon: Pierre: Hipple Printing Company], 1928. 110 [1] pp. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers. Wrappers slightly worn (one small chip from one corner) and a bit discolored along one edge, overall a very good copy.
     Reprint of the rare Yankton, Dakota Territory, edition of 1870, a genuine Northwest rarity (the last copy of the 1870 edition at auction was the Streeter copy in 1968 which fetched $950.00). Bradford 1748n. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 18n. Graff 1389n. Herd 829n. Howes F289. Includes sections on fencing, stock raising, and wool growing. $50.00

1987. FOSTER-HARRIS. The Look of the Old West. New York: Viking Press, 1955. x, 316 pp., profusely illustrated by Evelyn Curro. 4to, original half beige pictorial cloth over brown marbled boards. Very fine in very fine d.j. A common book, but not in collector’s condition and with the d.j.
     First edition, first printing, without notice of Viking participation on verso of title, and sheets to bulking to 2.8 cm. Guns 751: “Has some information on many of the outlaws of the West, such as Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, Bill Carver, Jim Courtright, King Fisher, John Wesley Hardin, the James boys...and such gunmen as Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Luke Short, and Dallas Stoudenmire.” Herd 828. Extensive discussions of the material culture of ranching, trail drives, cowboys, horses and equestrian equipage, cattle breeds, managing herds, barbed wire and fencing, architecture, etc. $40.00

1988. FOSTER-HARRIS. The Look of the Old West. New York: Viking Press, 1955. x, 316 pp., profusely illustrated by Evelyn Curro. 4to, original tan illustrated cloth. Very fine in very fine d.j.
     First edition, later printing, with notice of Viking participation on verso of title, and sheets to bulking to 1.9 cm. $20.00

1989. FOWLER, M. V. B. The California Journal of M. V. B. Fowler, 1851. Los Angeles: The Historical Society of Southern California, 1968. [2] 113-265 pp. 8vo, original goldenrod cloth. Fine.
     First separate printing, limited (125 copies), reprinted from The Southern California Quarterly (June & September 1968). Edited and with introduction by Mary Joan Elliott. Includes detailed views of ranchos and missions in the area. $40.00


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