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Ranching Catalogue Part 2(Authors D-G)

Items 2165-2189

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2165. GLISAN, Rodney. Journal of Army Life. San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft and Company, 1874. xii, 511 pp., 21 wood-engraved plates, 1 folding table. 8vo, original brown decorative cloth gilt with black ruling. Binding worn (especially along joints, spine, and corners) and with a few light spots, endpapers lightly browned, interior very good.
     First edition. Braislin 837. Cowan, p. 239. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 188. Flake (supp.) 3599a. Graff 1575: “Glisan served in Oklahoma, Washington, and Oregon among other areas.” Howell 32, Oregon 118. Howes G209. Littell 405. Matthews 325. Munk (Alliot), p. 88. Norris 1233. Rader 1609. Sloan, Auction 9 (quoting Pingenot): “An important contemporary account of the Indian wars in the Pacific Northwest. The author joined the army as a surgeon in 1850. He visited California in 1855.” Smith 3611.
     Glisan (1827-1890), after practicing medicine in Baltimore became a surgeon in the U.S. Army, an office he filled for the next decade, before moving to San Francisco and eventually Portland. He was a prominent physician known for several unusual operations and for his medical expertise on midwifery. Glisan’s account contains material on Native American stock rustling (especially in Texas and Indian Territory) and much on mustangs and Comanche horsemanship (including engravings). $200.00

2166. GLOVER, Jack. “Bobbed” Wire: An Illustrated Guide to the Identification and Classification of Barbed Wire. Wichita Falls, Texas: Terry Bros., 1966. [10] 49 [1] pp. (versos blank), text illustrations throughout. 8vo, original beige pictorial textured wrappers, stapled. Mint.
     First edition. Illustrated guide with identification of types and patent dates. Barbed wire examples and some patent dates, plus illustrations of fencing tools. $50.00

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2167. GLOVER, Jack. The “Bobbed” Wire II Bible. [Sunset, Texas], 1971. [176] pp., text illustrations throughout. 8vo, original beige pictorial wrappers. Slight tear to wrappers, else very fine. Signed and inscribed by author on title page. Original mailing envelope
     Augmented edition of preceding, much enlarged. $25.00

2168. GLOVER, Jack. The “Bobbed” Wire III Bible. Centennial Edition. Sunset, Texas: Cow Puddle Press, 1972. [208] pp., illustrations. 8vo, original beige pictorial wrappers. Fine. Signed and inscribed by author on title page.
     Another augmented edition, the “Centennial Edition.” $30.00

2169. GOETH, Ralph. One Hundred Years of Tips in Texas [wrapper title]. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1960]. 16 pp. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers, stapled. Very good.
     First edition. Story of the Tips family, who arrived in 1849 at Indianola from Elberfeld, Germany, and immediately bought land and began to ranch before setting up in business in Austin. Later generations of the family also engaged in ranching. $15.00

2170. GOFF, Richard, Robert H. McCaffree & Doris Sterbenz. Century in the Saddle [with]: Centennial Brand Book of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Commission. [Denver: Colorado Cattlemen’s Centennial Association, 1967]. x [2] 365 + x, 196 pp., photographic plates, text illustrations (some photographic and some full-page, a few by Remington), facsimiles of documents and an 1886 brand book). 2 vols., 8vo, original green pictorial cloth gilt. Very fine, unopened, in lightly worn but fine jackets (one of which is price-clipped).
     First edition. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Remington 610 & 611). Reese, Six Score 47: “Detailed and well-written history of the first one hundred years of the Colorado Cattleman’s Association. The book is well-balanced, giving equal space to earlier and later history.” Wynar 6284 & 6285. The second volume contains a facsimile of Brands Belonging to the Colorado Cattle Growers Association (1886), the first Colorado statewide brand book. $200.00

2171. GOFF, Richard & Robert H. McCaffree. Century in the Saddle. [Denver: Colorado Cattlemen’s Centennial Commission, 1967]. Another copy of first title in preceding entry. Light foxing to fore-edges and gutters, front free endpaper stained (from d.j.), else very fine in d.j. $70.00

2172. GOFF, Richard & Robert H. McCaffree. Century in the Saddle. [Denver: Colorado Cattlemen’s Centennial Commission, 1967]. x [2] 365 pp., plates and illustrations. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth gilt. Very fine, unopened copy in fine d.j. Signed by authors on title page. Forrest and Edith Blunk’s anniversary copy, with Edith’s note re same on front free endpaper. $100.00

2173. GOFF, Richard & Robert H. McCaffree. Century in the Saddle. [Denver: Colorado Cattlemen’s Centennial Commission, 1967]. Another copy. Fine in lightly chipped and price-clipped d.j. Signed by author McCaffree. Promotional laid in. $100.00

2174. GOOD, Donnie D. “The Longhorn” in American Scene 11:3. Tulsa: Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1970. [20] pp., text illustrations (some full-page) by Frederic Remington, Edward Borein, Frank Reaugh, Will James, and others. 4to, original stiff brown printed wrappers, stapled. Mint.
     First printing. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Borein 68). Entire issue of American Scene devoted to the longhorn; special design by Bill Patterson. $20.00

2175. GOODMAN, David Michael. A Western Panorama, 1849-1875: The Travels, Writing, and Influence of J. Ross Browne on the Pacific Coast, and in Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and Baja California, As the First Mining Commissioner.... Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1966. 328 pp., frontispiece portrait, text illustrations (many full-page, including some by Browne), maps. 8vo, original red cloth, spine gilt. Light shelf wear, otherwise a fine copy.
     First edition. Western Frontiersmen Series 13. Clark & Brunet 99. Paher, Nevada 705: “Without a doubt, Browne was among the most widely traveled observant and truly versatile men of his era. His work, reports and writings concern all of the Southwest. The author successfully develops many little known facets of Browne’s varied career which included travel and investigations into Nevada in the early 1860’s. Excellent two-color maps are an aid in following these movements.” Powell, Arizona Gathering II 683.
     Browne includes information on ranching in the Southwest and cattle smuggling from Mexico. “Browne spent twenty-five years in the West, about twice as long as Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Francis Parkman, Richard Dana, and Bayard Taylor combined. He traveled extensively throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Oregon, and Washington; and his letters, journals, articles, and reports constitute the fullest and most reliable account of life in the West left by a single person in the third quarter of the nineteenth century.... His cartoons portray as no words can the ironic view he had of himself and the turbulent life of the West he experienced so fully.” (WLA, Literary History of the American West, p. 90). $50.00

2176. GOODNIGHT, Charles, et al. Pioneer Days in the Southwest from 1850 to 1879: Thrilling Descriptions of Buffalo Hunting, Indian Fighting and Massacres, Cowboy Life and Home Building. Contributions by Charles Goodnight, Emanuel Dubbs, John A. Hart and Others. Guthrie, Oklahoma: State Capital Company, 1909. 320 pp., 16 plates (mostly photographic portraits and scenes, one from a line drawing); not present are colored frontispiece of the Adobe Walls fight, plates opposite p. 33 (“Presto...”), p. 45 (“Huha!...”), p. 55 (“Firing at Them...”). 12mo, original green cloth, spine gilt lettered, upper cover stamped with pictorial design in black and gilt-lettered. Poor condition, cloth worn, first and last few leaves detached, text block partially sprung. With this copy is another issue of the index leaf (see next paragraph). Preserved in acid-free cloth clamshell box.
     Second edition, first issue. The second edition was enlarged and plates added (the first edition, under authorship of John A. Hart, was published in Guthrie, ca. 1906 and is very rare). In this issue the first letter of the title is damaged, there is no edition statement on title verso, the distance between the rules and the copyright statement is .5 cm, the first word of page iii is “Introductory,” page v contains only one full paragraph, the index leaf (present in both states) has Chapters 2 and 4 misspelled “Chauter,” and the plate at p. 107 is oriented portrait. The cover stamping lacks the device on the spine, and the bars at the extremities. On the front board, the stamp, which would be corrected, has the “h” printing into the circle. The frontispiece is not present, and there is no indication that it was ever there.
     Dobie, p. 105: “Good on the way frontier ranch families lived. The writers show no sense of humor and no idea of being literary.” Graff 1802. Herd 903: “Scarce.... An enlarged reprint with the additions of History of Pioneer Days, by John A. Hart, and thus considered a second edition.” Howes H258. Saunders 2921. Tate, Indians of Texas 2363: “Personal stories of thirteen pioneers...who lived in north central and northwestern Texas during the mid-nineteenth century. Their accounts are filled with stories of ‘savage’ Comanche and Kiowa raids and pursuits by civilian defense groups and Texas Rangers. Despite the one-sided nature of these stories, they contain much useful information on frontier hardship and adventure.”
     Pioneers contributing to the book were Charles Goodnight, Emanuel Dubbs, F. R. McCracken, John A. Hart, James D. Newberry, Mary A. Nunley, Tilatha Wilson English, George B. Ely, S. P. Elkins, John A. Lafferty, Mary A. Blackburn, Ermine Redwine, and T. J. Vantine. The book contains much original information on Molly Goodnight and other pioneer women. Commenting on the odd reversal of roles when there was too much work to go around, John A. Hart observes: “Sometime I almost wished I were a girl so I could have a good time, but I had no sister large enough to work so I had to churn, wash dishes, use the battling stick on wash days, make bats for quilts, quit and hand the thread through the harness of the loom and then I was glad that I was not a girl so I could get out of such work. I never could believe that I was cut out for a boy and a girl too and such work now would hurt my feelings terribly, but there were lots of girls that did a boy’s and girl’s work too, and lots of women that did men’s work in war time” (p. 153). $450.00

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2177. GOODNIGHT, Charles, et al. Pioneer Days in the Southwest from 1850 to 1879.... Guthrie, Oklahoma: State Capital Company, 1909. 320 pp., 20 plates, including color frontispiece of Adobe Walls Fight by “Tivizey” (mostly photographic portraits and scenes, a few from line drawings). 8vo, original green cloth, spine gilt lettered and decorated in black, upper cover stamped with pictorial design in black and gilt-lettered. Except for light rubbing to binding and uniform age-toning due to the cheap paper on which the book was printed, very good and tight, much better than usually found. Front pastedown with printed postal label of Frontier Times to Mr. W. E. Sherrill.
     Second edition, second issue. In this issue the first letter of the title is undamaged, there is an edition statement (“Second Edition”) on title verso, the distance between the rules and the copyright statement is .2 cm, the first word of page iii is “Introduction,” page v contains two full paragraphs, the index leaf is the same as in the first issue, and the plate at p. 107 is oriented landscape. The cover stamping has the device on the spine and the bars at the extremities. On the front board, the stamp has the “h” printing just above the circle. The frontispiece is present.
     In the second issue, the added paragraph at the end of the introduction is a virulent denunciation of Native Americans concentrating on their supposed atrocities when on the warpath: “They would, and did to my own personal knowledge, take the babe from its mother’s arms and beat out its brains against the door frame, and then work their pleasure on the mother and cruelly mutilate and kill her afterwards, sparing no one, young or old, male or female.” $300.00

2178. GOODNIGHT, Charles, et al. Pioneer Days in the Southwest from 1850 to 1879.... Guthrie, Oklahoma: State Capital Company, 1909. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original tan cloth, spine gilt lettered and decorated in black, upper cover stamped with pictorial design in black and gilt-lettered. Moderate shelf wear and abrading, “Second edition” erased from title verso, text uniformly age-toned. Gammel’s printed book label on upper pastedown. A very good, tight copy. $250.00

2179. GOODWIN, C[harles] C[arroll]. As I Remember Them. Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Commercial Club, 1913. 360 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original burgundy cloth gilt, t.e.g. Mild shelf wear, front endpaper removed, otherwise a fine copy.
     First trade edition. Cowan, p. 242. Flake (supp.) 3618n. Graff 1587. Paher 710. Presented are short biographies of over seventy prominent pioneers of California. Includes John Sutter, Leland Stanford, Clarence King, Samuel Clemens, Joaquin Miller, Adolph Sutro, John Bidwell, David Broderick, and Collis Huntington. Some of the biographies relate to ranching, such as J. E. “Lucky” Baldwin and his development of the Santa Anita Ranch (pp. 86-89). Another biography of interest is George C. Gorham, a former Texas Ranger and friend of Jack Hays (pp. 107-111). $85.00

2180. GOODWIN, Joseph. A New System of Shoeing Horses: With an Account of the Various Modes Practised by Different Nationals...Second Edition. London: Longman, Hurst, etc., 1824. ix, 383 pp., 12 copper-engraved plates, including frontispiece (types of horseshoes, methods, and equipment). 8vo, full contemporary navy blue polished calf, spine gilt with raised bands and brown calf label, marbled edges and endpapers (binder’s ticket J. Martin & Son). Binding scuffed and slightly faded, plates and some leaves moderately foxed (heavier on title), overall very good. Dudley R. Dobie’s copy, with his ink note laid describing the work as “rare.”
     Second English edition. The work was published by the same publishers in 1820; the Boston edition came out in 1821. $150.00

2181. 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. From Carl Hertzog’s library, with his bookplate.
     First edition. Novel set in the ranch country of South Texas. $15.00

2182. GOODWYN, Frank. Life on the King Ranch. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, [1951]. [10] 293 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates, text illustrations, endpaper maps. 8vo, original half yellow cloth over brown pictorial buckram gilt. Fine in lightly chipped d.j.
     First edition. Campbell, pp. 130, 187. Dobie, p. 104: “The author was reared on the King Ranch. He is especially refreshing on the vaqueros, their techniques and tales.” Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 79 (“A Range Man’s Library”): “Good on the life and legends of the Mexican vaqueros who make up the working force on the ranch”; p. 102 (“The Texas Ranch Today”). Herd 905. Goodwyn’s father was ranch boss of the Norias section of the King Ranch. Goodwyn grew up on the ranch and relates his experiences, as well as folklore and little-known facts about the ranch. $60.00

2183. GOODWYN, Frank. Lone-Star Land: Twentieth-Century Texas in Perspective. New York: Knopf, 1955. xii [2] 352, x [2] pp., photographic plates, maps. 8vo, original blindstamped blue cloth. Slight fading along lower edges of binding, otherwise a fine copy in lightly worn d.j.
     First edition. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 6: (“Collecting Modern Western Americana”): “Vivid, balanced word picture of present-day Texas.... Chapters on ‘The Longhorns,’ ‘The Cowboy,’ and ‘New Horizons on the Range’”; p. 90 (“The Texas Ranch Today”). Herd 906. $25.00

2184. GOPLEN, Arnold O. The Career of Marquis de Mores in the Bad Lands of North Dakota. [North Dakota: State Historical Society of North Dakota, 1946]. 70 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates, portrait, double-page map. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers faded at edges, otherwise very fine.
     First separate issue, reprinted from North Dakota History 13:1-2. Herd 907. The Marquis de Mores had a brief but colorful career as a cattle baron in North Dakota in the mid-1880s. $35.00


Rare Firsthand Source on Montana Vigilantes

2185. GORDON, Samuel. Recollections of Old Milestown. Miles City, Montana: [Independent Printing Co.], 1918. 42 [4] pp., sepia-tone photographic plates of people and scenes by Huffman, including frontispiece portrait of author. 8vo, original brown flexible cloth, gilt lettered on upper cover. Light shelf wear and corners bumped, hinges starting, otherwise a very fine copy of an ephemeral publication.
     First edition. Guns 849: “Scarce book containing material on the vigilantes of Miles City.” Howes G255 (“aa”). Smith 3688.
     Growing from a military fort established after Custer’s defeat, Milestown (modern-day Miles City) rapidly grew into an extremely important cattle and ranching center, especially after the railroad arrived. Gordon, for over three decades the local paper editor, here reviews the growth of the town based on his own personal knowledge. Interestingly, in Gordon’s descriptions it is obvious that in the town’s early days such things as ranches, corrals, supply businesses, and other such ranching related industries were literally right in the center of the present town. Particularly on pages 16 and 17 he reviews the decline of cowboy culture as the town became more settled. As an example of the early town he relates that one section of the main street “now so handsomely improved” was actually an “always dirty and foul-smelling” corral.
     This work, the earliest history of Miles City, is a very rare source on the Vigilantes of Montana and the Code of the West. Gordon has an entire chapter on “The Vigilante Days,” especially the first hanging that occurred in 1883.
     The documentary photographs are the work of L. A. Huffman, “the premier photographer of the northern range” (Reese, Six). “The Huffman pictures constitute one of the finest pictorial records of life on the western frontier” (Thrapp II, pp. 688-89). In his introduction, Gordon comments on the genesis of his history and its illustrations: “At the inception of the original plan there was no thought of `getting into print’ and consequently no thought of illustrations but once it was decided to put the story between covers the matter of illustration became an essential feature, and this principally because Mr. L. A. Huffman—himself one of the original committee—had in his possession an abundance of material for this work; `shots’ snapped on the spot and at the time written of, having an intrinsic merit that cannot attach to `fake’ pictures, no matter how skillfully posed. Thus the story told in the text is illustrated by pictures practically `taken on the spot.’ And so, this book and its pictures, is in a way the accomplishment of the task undertaken by the committee of long ago, and while it appeals almost entirely to the sentimental side of the old-timers, it is hoped that it will prove to be of interest to those who will in time become `old-timers’ and who will feel the same pride in ‘Old Milestown’ that its founders now have.” $3,500.00

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2186. GOTTFREDSON, Peterson. Indian Depredations in Utah. [Salt Lake City: Skelton, 1919]. 352 pp., plates (mostly photographic, first plate bound opposite title). 8vo, original blue decorated in white and red. Fair copy, upper board and first half is lightly water-stained on right side.
     First edition, some copies issued with a 17 pp. supplement (Ute vocabulary), which was never present in this copy. Anderson 1686:496: “Privately issued in a small edition. A mine of material on the Indian Campaigns and Massacres, much of which is nowhere else to be found. The author draws his materials from a lifetime experience in the Utah Country, from pioneer diaries and other original sources, the bringing together of which occupied him for upwards of 20 years.” Flake 3649. Graff 1599. Includes numerous chapters on Ute raids on cattle and other stock. $100.00

2187. GOUGH, L[ysius]. Spur Jingles and Saddle Songs: Rhymes and Miscellany of Cow Camp and Cattle Trails in the Early Eighties. Amarillo: Russell Stationery Company, 1935. [2] 110 pp., plates (including full-page illustrations by Ben Carlton Mead from his Prairie Series; some photographic). Narrow 8vo, original gilt-lettered tan cloth. Except for light cover spotting, very fine.
     Revised edition, from the author’s first book, Western Travels and Other Rhymes (1886; Vandale 74). This edition also came out in wrappers, but the cloth is more scarce. The author was born in Lamar County, Texas, in 1862, and was a working cowboy all his life. $50.00

2188. GOULD, Lewis L. Wyoming: A Political History, 1868-1896. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1968. xiii [1] 298 pp., frontispiece portrait, endpaper maps. 8vo, original green cloth. Very fine in lightly rubbed but fine d.j. (price-clipped).
     First edition. Yale Western Americana Series 20. The author contrasts the influence of politicians with that of the railroad and cattle industries in determining Wyoming’s fortunes. $30.00

2189. GRACY, David B. Littlefield Lands: Colonization on the Texas Plains, 1912-1920. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, [1968]. x [4] 161 pp., photographic plates, maps, tables. 8vo, original dark green cloth. Very fine in d.j.
     First edition. No. 8 in the M. K. Brown Range Life Series. This is a study of the recolonization of the Texas plains, as the large land holdings of the stockmen were broken up to make way for farmers and towns. $35.00

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