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Ranching Catalogue Part 2(Authors D-G)

Items 2090-2114

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2090. GARD, Wayne. Sam Bass. Boston, New York & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company & Riverside Press, 1936. vi [4] 262 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original tan cloth lettered and ruled in red. Endpapers very lightly browned, top edge of text block moderately foxed, otherwise fine in lightly worn d.j.
     First edition. Adams, One-Fifty 60: “Scarce.... The most complete and reliable work on Sam Bass to date. The author is the only biographer to trace Bass’s ancestry.” Basic Texas Books 71. Campbell, p. 72. Dobie, p. 141. Greene, The Fifty Best Books on Texas, p. 23: “In Denton County, his Texas home, there are still plenty of people who hold Sam Bass to have been a frontier Robin Hood.... What Texans like about Sam Bass was the fact he wasn’t mean. He was a good-natured, careless, likeable young fellow, who died of Texas Ranger gunshot wounds on his twenty-seventh birthday in 1878.” Guns 803.
     After finding that life as a cowboy did not measure up to his youthful dreams, Bass turned to outlawry; his first major caper was a swindle involving a long trail drive and large herd for which he never reimbursed the investors. See Handbook of Texas Online: Sam Bass. $125.00

2091. GARD, Wayne, Dean Krakel, Joe B. Frantz, Dorman Winfrey, H. Gordon Frost & Donald Bubar. Along the Early Trails of the Southwest. Austin & New York: Pemberton Press, 1969. 175 [1] pp., color plates (including frontispiece) and text illustrations by Melvin Warren. 4to, original half brown leather over tan boards, spine gilt-lettered. Very fine in publisher’s slipcase.
     First edition, limited edition (#117 of 250 copies, with suite of additional color plates; autographed by the six authors, the illustrator, and author of the introduction). Northouse, First Printings of Texas Authors, p. 18. Introduction by John H. Jenkins. Noted Southwestern authors writing about six of the Southwest’s most famous trails from early Spanish exploration to the heyday of the great cattle drives. $150.00

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2092. GARD, Wayne, et al. Along the Early Trails of the Southwest. Austin & New York: Pemberton Press, 1969. 175 pp., color plates, text illustrations by Melvin Warren. 4to, original brown buckram over beige buckram, spine gilt-lettered. Very fine in very fine d.j.
     First trade edition. $65.00

2093. GARDINER, Charles Fox. Doctor at Timberline. Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1946. 315 pp., frontispiece and text illustrations (mostly full-page) by R. H. (Bob) Hall. 8vo, original beige and brown cloth gilt. One bump to edge of upper cover, otherwise a fine copy in lightly worn, price-clipped d.j. with a bit of minor chipping at edges and corners.
     Fifth printing. Guns 804n. Herd 879n: “Reminiscences of frontier days in Colorado; cattle ranches and cowtowns.” Wilcox, p. 47n. Wynar 8511n. $15.00

 

“Them are Spanish cattle, they don’t sabe English”

2094. GARDINER, Howard C. In Pursuit of the Golden Dream: Reminiscences of San Francisco and the Northern and Southern Mines, 1849-1857. Stoughton: [Designed and Printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy for] Western Hemisphere, [1970]. [1] lxv [1] 390 pp., frontispiece, plates, text illustrations, map, large folding map. Large 4to, brown morocco over tan cloth linen, spine panels decorated in blind & gilt, raised bands. Very fine. Slipcase not present.
     First edition, limited edition (#81 of 100 copies signed by editor Dale L. Morgan). Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 262n: “Gardiner left New York City on the steamer Crescent City in March 1849, crossed the Isthmus of Panama, took the brig Sylph to San Francisco. A monumental edition of an important and eloquent reminiscence.” Mintz, The Trail 551. Rocq S2506.
     The Argonaut gives fascinating glimpses of California rancho life and vaqueros, e.g.: “August 1849.... There was a herd of cattle grazing near our tent owned by the city butcher, and we one day watched a cowboy as he proceeded to rope one for the slaughterhouse. Mounted on a wiry mustang, with his riata hanging to the horn of his saddle, he rode into the herd...and having made choice of a big steer, pursued him for a while before he had a chance to make a cast, but eventually the coil was swung above his head and flew out, lighting on the bullock’s neck, at which the animal gave a bellow and set off at tremendous speed, the horseman being unable to pull him up, as unfortunately the folds of the riata had encircled a calf beside the steer, and the latter was towing it along at a breakneck gait. It was here that the marvelous expertness of the rider came in play, as he so manipulated the rope that he succeeded in releasing the calf while the steer was still retained in custody, thrown down, secured, and dragged to the slaughterhouse. The poor calf was a dejected-looking specimen after its disengagement from the toils” (p. 79).
     Deciding he might make more money being a cattle-trader than a miner, the author made a trip to Mission Dolores to gather cattle to take to the mines: “The fathers had departed, and their former quarters were occupied by a semi-civilized community of Greasers and half-breeds.... It was impossible to get near the cattle, which were wild as hawks and the only way to catch them was with a riata.... Though we wanted oxen badly we did not care to experiment with those wild, long-horned Mexican steers, and concluded to ask the advice of an expert before purchasing.... When the cattle were duly inspected by the expert, [he] shook his head and ruled against them. ‘The fact is...them are Spanish cattle, they don’t sabe English, it takes two Greasers to drive ’em and a half-dozen to yoke ’em. They are wild as zebras and you couldn’t do anything with ’em. What you want is American cattle that a white man can manage.... They ain’t worth a d—n for any purpose whatever except beef’” (pp. 122-25).
     After a few more failed attempts, Gardiner “resolved to abandon the cattle project and resume work in the gold fields” (p. 176). $400.00

2095. GARDINER, Howard C. In Pursuit of the Golden Dream.... Stoughton, Massachusetts: [Designed and Printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy for] Western Hemisphere, [1970]. lxv [1] 390 pp., frontispiece, plates, text illustrations, map, large folding map. 4to, original red gilt-lettered and decorated cloth. One corner bumped, otherwise a very fine, unopened copy.
     First trade edition. Howell 50:1340. Kurutz notes that copies in red cloth preceded those in blue. $75.00

2096. GARDNER, Hamilton & Lehi Centennial Committee. Lehi Centennial History, 1850-1950 (A History of Lehi for One Hundred Years). Printed in Two Parts. Part I: Reprint of First Publication of “History of Lehi” 1850-1913. Part II: History of Lehi Including Biographical Section up to 1950. [Lehi, Utah: Free Press Publishing Co., 1950]. [14] 928 [8, illustration lists and indexes] pp., text illustrations (mostly photographic), portraits. 8vo, original black embossed pictorial cloth, spine gilt. Fine.
     Second edition of the first part (originally published in 1913; first edition of second part, augmenting the work up to 1950, including biographical section up to 1950. Flake 3507 (listing the original edition). The work contains material on cattle and sheep ranching, including a thumbnail sketch entitled “Cattle Industry” by Junior Evans. $90.00

2097. 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. $45.00

2098. GARLAND, Hamlin. The Book of the American Indian. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923. [10] 274 pp., 35 plates (3 in color) by Frederic Remington. Folio, original black cloth over brown boards with sepia-tone plate by Remington mounted on upper cover, top edges orange. Corners bumped, otherwise a fine copy in corner-clipped d.j. (with color plate tipped on). Jacket is slightly chipped and with a few closed tears. Contemporary ink gift inscription.
     First edition (title verso with A-X, i.e., January 1923 and “First Edition”). Campbell, p. 115. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Remington 599); Western High Spots, p. 47 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #45): “Beautifully illustrated with carefully selected Remington drawings and oils. It is interesting to note that Garland was not particularly fond of Remington, a one-time fellow member of a New York City club. He thought Remington drank too much and found him surly in his cups. When his publisher suggested the use of Remington’s illustrations he objected but was told firmly by the publisher that they were the best available. Garland was fair, later he admitted that the publisher was right—the book was reprinted several times, and he gave the Remington illustrations much of the credit.” Howes G66. McCracken, 101, p. 28: “Many of the illustrations originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine and are accompanied by extended captions. The color plates are from A Bunch of Buckskins.” Rader 1536.
     Included among the plates is Remington’s “A Cowpuncher Visiting an Indian Village,” with caption: “Far in advance of settlers, in those early days when every man had to fight for his right of way, the American cow-puncher used to journey along the waste through hundreds of miles of the then far Western country. Like a true soldier of fortune, he adventured with bold carelessness, ever ready for war, but not love; for in the Indian villages he visited there was no woman that such a man as he was could take to his heart.” This print first appeared in Harper’s Magazine (September 1895) as an illustration to accompany Owen Wister’s The Evolution of the Cow-Puncher.” $250.00

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2099. GARLAND, Hamlin. The Book of the American Indian. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923. [10] 274 pp., 35 plates (3 in color) by Frederic Remington. Folio, original black cloth over brown boards with sepia-tone plate by Remington mounted on upper cover, top edges yellow. Moderate shelf wear, slight spotting to covers, interior fine, overall a very good copy, with Brentano label on lower pastedown. Author’s signed, dated, and inscribed copy: “Inscribed for Adessa F. Vars Jr. on request of Col. Lindsley by the Author. Hamlin Garland New York 1923.”
     First edition, later printing (title verso with L-X, i.e., November 1923, no edition statement). $200.00

2100. GARLAND, Hamlin. The Book of the American Indian. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, [1940]. [10] 274 pp., 35 plates (3 in color) by Frederic Remington. Folio, original black cloth over tan boards with sepia-tone plate by Remington mounted on upper cover, top edges orange. Fine copy in d.j. with color plate tipped on (minor wrinkling and a few small tears, but no losses).
     “Fifth edition,” F-P, i.e., June 1940, on title verso. $100.00

2101. GARNIER, Pierre. Medical Journey in California.... Los Angeles: [Printed by Grant Dahlstrom for] Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, 1967. xii, 93 pp., text illustrations (full-page, facsimiles of manuscripts, ads, etc.). 8vo, original beige and orange decorated cloth. Very fine in fine d.j.
     Second edition, limited edition (500 copies); original edition, Paris, 1854. Cowan, p. 230n. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 264b: “In particular, he wrote of medical conditions and services in the cities, towns, and mining camps.” Howes G68. Rocq S1836. Introduction and annotations by Doyce B. Nunis, translation by L. Jay Oliva. Includes passing references to cattle and the hide and tallow trade in California. $45.00

2102. GARRARD, Lewis H. Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail. Edited for Schools and Libraries by Walter S. Campbell. Oklahoma City: Harlow Publishing, 1927. [10] vii [3] 320 pp., frontispiece map, text illustrations. 12mo, original dark green pictorial cloth. Slightly shelf-slanted, but overall very good.
     Reprint (first edition Cincinnati, 1850), this textbook was edited by Walter S. Campbell. The Western Series of English and American Classics. Campbell, pp. 46, 192. Dobie, p. 72. Flake 3509n. Howes G70n. Plains & Rockies IV:182n. Rader 1540n. Rittenhouse 236n: “One of the great classics not only on the Trail but of the entire Southwest.” Saunders 2915 (this edition). Wynar 2037. Includes a chapter entitled, “El Rancho” detailing the author’s experiences on a cattle ranch in northern New Mexico. $10.00

2103. GARRARD, Lewis H. Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail: Prairie Travel and Scalp Dances, with a Look at Los Rancheros from Muleback and Rocky Mountain Campfire. San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1936. [18] 289 [1] pp., title within decorated border with Native American theme printed in black, brown, and gray, text ornamentation in colors, 25 colored woodcut illustrations by Mallette Dean, foldout map and Grabhorn broadside to reader regarding Americana Series laid in. 8vo, original cream cloth over decorated boards in grey and tan, printed tan paper spine label.
     Limited edition (550 copies). Grabhorn Press Third Series of Rare Americana 3; new introduction by Carl I. Wheat. Grabhorn 245. One of the Fifty Books of the Year. Sherwood “Bill” Grover reported to the Roxburghe Club in 1963 that this book was selected by Edwin Grabhorn as one of the top “ten” books printed by Grabhorn Press. $175.00

2104. GARRARD, Lewis H. Wah-to-Yah and the Taos Trail. Palo Alto: American West, 1968. [20] 289 pp., woodcut illustrations by Mallette Dean, endpaper maps. 8vo, original brown pictorial cloth. Very fine in tape-repaired d.j.
     Facsimile of the Grabhorn Press limited edition (1936). $40.00

2105. GARRARD, Lewis H. Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail. Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1938. 377 [1] pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates, foldout map. 8vo, original red cloth, t.e.g. Very fine, unopened.
     Best edition of this classic. Southwest Historical Series 6; edited by Ralph P. Bieber. Clark & Brunet 19:VI. Howes S791. $75.00

2106. GARRETSON, Martin S. The American Bison: The Story of Its Extermination As a Wild Species and Its Restoration under Federal Protection. New York: New York Zoological Society, [1938]. xii [2] 254 pp., photographic frontispiece, plates (mostly photographic, some in color), portraits, text illustrations. 8vo, original olive cloth gilt. Fine in very good d.j.
     First edition. Campbell, p. 127. Dobie, p. 159. Herd 882. Includes a chapter on cattlemen and buffalo. $75.00

2107. GARRETT, Pat F. Pat F. Garrett’s Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. Edited by Maurice Garland Fulton. New York: Macmillan Company, 1927. xxviii [2] 233 pp., color frontispiece, photographic plates, facsimile. 8vo, original blue cloth, printed paper labels on spine and upper cover. Minor nick to spine label, mild to moderate foxing, overall a good to very good copy in chipped d.j. The jacket is rare.
     Second edition, extensively revised, with added photographs and new information (first edition Santa Fe, 1882). Adams, Burs I:146n; One Fifty 61: “Best edition.” Campbell, p. 70. Dobie, p. 140. Dykes, Kid 116: “By far the best single Billy the Kid publication to date (1952)”; Western High Spots, p. 119 (“Ranger Reading”): “Best single book about [the Lincoln County] war. Colonel Maurice G. Fulton’s serious research and historical footnotes added to Pat’s (and Ash Upton’s) original version makes this book the foundation on which to start your reading or collecting on this subject.” Graff 1515. Guns 808: “Scarce.... Annotated by an editor who made a thorough study of Billy the Kid.... Much more valuable historically than the original edition.” Howes G73: “First genuine biography of America’s most spectacular example of juvenile delinquency.” Jones 1621. Rader 1542. Saunders 2916. $175.00

2108. GARRETT, Pat F. Pat F. Garrett’s Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. Edited by Maurice Garland Fulton. New York: Macmillan Company, 1927. Another copy. Moderate foxing to title and some text (mostly marginal), otherwise a fine copy, d.j. not present. $100.00

2109. GARRETT, Pat F. Authentic Story of Billy the Kid. Foreword by John M. Scanland and Eyewitness Reports Edited by J. Brussel. New York: Atomic Books, 1946. 128 pp. 12mo, original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers worn, abrasion to top corner of upper wrapper affecting spine, text browned and fragile, overall good.
     A cheap reprint of the first edition (1882) with some new material, such as analysis of the Kid’s handwriting. Dykes, Kid 361. Guns 809. $25.00

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2110. GARRETT, Pat F. The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid.... Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1954]. xxviii, 156 [2] pp., frontispiece, illustrations. 12mo, original grey boards. Very fine in slightly rubbed but otherwise fine d.j. Jeff Dykes’ signed and inscribed copy to Carl Hertzog: “For Carl—just a small payment ‘on account’, with the kindest regards of the ‘introducer.’”
     New edition, with an added introduction by Jeff Dykes. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 86 (“A Range Man’s Library”): “A major Lincoln County War item with an introduction by this writer which shows it isn’t so authentic.” $50.00

2111. GARRETT, Pat F. The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid.... Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1954]. Another copy. Light shelf wear, otherwise fine, d.j. not present. Bookseller’s ink stamp on back pastedown. $15.00

2112. GARRISON, George P. Texas: A Contest of Civilizations. Boston, New York & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin & Riverside Press, 1903. v [3] 320 [4] pp., maps (1 in color), folding facsimile of Travis’s letter from the Alamo. 12mo, original red decorative cloth gilt, t.e.g. Very fine.
     First edition. American Commonwealths Series. Basic Texas Books 73. Rader 1546. Scholarly work based on original sources by the noted University of Texas professor who rescued the Bexar Archives and the Austin Papers (see Handbook of Texas Online: George Pierce Garrison). Brief mention is made of the Texas livestock industry. $35.00

2113. GAY, Beatrice Grady. Into the Setting Sun: A History of Coleman County. [Santa Anna, Texas], n.d. (ca. 1939). x, 193 pp., text illustrations (some photographic), maps. 12mo, original tan pictorial cloth. Top edge foxed, endpapers lightly browned, otherwise fine. “Criticism” by Col. M. L. Crimmins tipped onto front free endpaper. Signed and dated by author on dedication page and with scattered manuscript corrections in her hand (e.g., p. 75).
     First edition. CBC 987. Dobie, p. 59: “Coleman County scenes and characters, dominated by ranger characters.” Dykes, Kid 226: “John Chisum and his store at Trickham in Coleman County are well covered.” Greene and His Library: “This history of Coleman County is what might best be called vernacular history, but Beatrice Gay includes some good stories about places that time has long since forgot. But the [pen & ink] illustrations are unbelievable; they are the crudest attempts I believe I have ever seen in a published document.” Guns 817. Herd 887: “Scarce.”
     Mrs. Gay accompanied her husband to the range in an old stagecoach that was later sold to Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. The author, who “grew up steeped in the lore of the Ranger Camp, cowboy tales, and pioneer experiences,” includes good material on women in the range country. $150.00

2114. GAY, Felix M. History of Nowata County. Stillwater, Oklahoma: Redlands Press, 1957. 36 pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Light spotting to wrappers, interior fine.
     First edition. Guns 818: “Has a section on the Dalton gang.” Brief mention is made of grazing and dairy enterprises. $30.00


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