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Ranching Catalogue Part 3
Items 2340-2364

The items in this catalogue have been sold. This catalogue was issued in print form in 2016, and is presented in full on our website as a courtesy to users and for reference purposes.

2340. HALEY, J. Evetts. F. Reaugh, Man and Artist. El Paso: Carl Hertzog [for The Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation], 1960. [16] pp., illustrations (mostly in color from pastels by Reaugh). 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Mint.

First edition, limited edition (125 copies bound in cloth). Lowman, Printer at the Pass 122A: “Haley was moved to write this tribute because the Estate of Frank Reaugh gave 500 of his paintings to the Panhandle-Plains Museum for their permanent collection. This pamphlet reproduces seven of Reaugh’s paintings in full color.” Mohr, The Range Country 679. Robinson, Haley (1978) 33b; Haley (1967) 148: “This handsome booklet, containing several pastels reproduced in full color, is a study of one of the great artists of the frontier, a quiet, talented man with a ‘fondness for painting Texas cattle in their natural wildness, subjects free from any influence or suggestion of man.’” Monograph on the noted Texas impressionist painter of ranch life. $50.00

 

2341. HALEY, J. Evetts. F. Reaugh, Man and Artist. El Paso: Carl Hertzog [for The Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation], 1960. [16] pp., illustrations (mostly in color from pastels by Reaugh). 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers. Very fine, signed by Haley and Hertzog.

First edition, wrappers issue. Lowman, Printer at the Pass 122B. Robinson, Haley (1967) 149; Haley (1978) 33. $35.00

 

2342. HALEY, J. Evetts. F. Reaugh, Man and Artist. El Paso: Carl Hertzog [for The Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation], 1960. Another copy. Very fine, signed by Hertzog. $30.00

 

2343. HALEY, J. Evetts. F. Reaugh, Man and Artist. El Paso: Carl Hertzog [for The Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation], 1960. Another copy. Mint, signed by Haley. $30.00

 

2344. HALEY, J. Evetts. F. Reaugh, Man and Artist. El Paso: Carl Hertzog [for The Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation], 1960. Another copy. Very fine. $25.00

 

2345. HALEY, J. Evetts. Focus on the Frontier: Western Album Americana. Amarillo: Carl Hertzog for the Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation, 1957. 47 [1] pp., photographic illustrations. Oblong 8vo, original maroon leatherette. Text block loose, else fine, signed by Haley. Bookplate.

First edition, cloth issue. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 60 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #130). Lowman, Printer at the Pass 98: “The hardback edition is bound to look like an old fashioned photograph album—gold design on red fabrikoid.” Robinson, Haley (1978) 30b; Haley (1967) 56: “L. A. Huffman, M. C. Ragsdale, and Erwin E. Smith etched on their photographic plates the land and life of the West. Their camera artistry is without equal. Haley’s fine chiseled text matches the superb illustrations in this handsomely done volume.” $40.00

 

2346. HALEY, J. Evetts. Focus on the Frontier.... Amarillo: Carl Hertzog for the Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation, 1957. Another copy. Text block loose, else fine. $35.00

 

2347. HALEY, J. Evetts. Focus on the Frontier.... Amarillo: [Carl Hertzog for] The Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation, 1957. Another copy, wrappers issue. Original rose decorated wrappers with decorations inked in silver. Very fine, signed by Haley. $30.00

 

2348. HALEY, J. Evetts. Focus on the Frontier.... Amarillo: [Carl Hertzog for] The Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation, 1957. Another copy. Very fine. $20.00

 

2349. HALEY, J. Evetts. Focus on the Frontier.... Amarillo: [Carl Hertzog for] The Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation, 1957. Another copy. Pages untrimmed and loose in wrappers. Very fine. Carl Hertzog bookplate. $25.00

 

2350. HALEY, J. Evetts. Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier. San Angelo: San Angelo Standard-Times, 1952. [12] 352 [3] pp., maps by Cisneros, illustrations by H. D. Bugbee, pictorial endpapers. 8vo, original terracotta cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover, top edge tinted terracotta. Very fine in fine d.j. and publisher’s slipcase, limited edition bookmark laid in. Signed by Haley and Hertzog.

First edition, limited “San Angelo” edition (185 copies). Basic Texas Books 83: “This is one of the best books about any of the vital string of federal forts established in West Texas to tame the frontier.” Campbell, p. 184. CBC 4310. Dobie, pp. 34, 79. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Bugbee 84), (Cisneros 83). Lowman, Printer at the Pass 79A. Northouse, First Printings of Texas Authors, p. 31. Robinson, Haley (1967) 58 (quoting Eugene C. Barker): “It embodies Evetts Haley’s unequaled knowledge of the country from the Rio Grande to the Canadian, from San Antonio and Austin to the border of New Mexico. It could have been written only by a man familiar by personal acquaintance with the location of every water hole and spring, the exploration of every trail from Coronado’s to the Overland Mail, the great cattle drives of the seventies and eighties, the establishment of every military post, and the shifting Indian Territory.... It is no less than a history of West Texas in its heroic age”; Haley (1978) 23b: “In 1952 Fort Concho won the Summerfield Roberts Award given by the Sons of the Texas Republic, as the best book of the year on the frontier history of Texas.” Tate, Indians of Texas 2935: “Considerable detailed information on military conflicts with Comanches across West Texas from the 1850s through 1870s. Book carries a decidedly anti-Indian tone in presenting the settlers’ and army’s viewpoint.” Much on the frontier military; Apache, Tonkawa, Kickapoo, and Seminole tribes; Quanah Parker and the Comanches; scalp hunters and bounties; the Butterfield Overland Mail; Texas Rangers; etc. $500.00

 

2351. HALEY, J. Evetts. Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier. San Angelo: San Angelo Standard-Times, 1952. [12] 352 [3] pp., maps by Cisneros, illustrations by H. D. Bugbee, pictorial endpapers. 8vo, original cloth. Very fine in torn d.j.

First edition, trade issue. This issue has colophon page with Hertzog printer’s device in gold and without book design information. Lowman, Printer at the Pass 79B. Robinson, Haley (1967) 57; Haley (1978) 23. $200.00

 

2352. HALEY, J. Evetts. Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier. San Angelo: San Angelo Standard-Times, 1952. Another copy, variant issue: colophon page has Hertzog printer’s device in black and book design information. Very fine in torn d.j. $200.00

 

2353. HALEY, J. Evetts. George W. Littlefield, Texan. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1943. xiv, 287 [1] pp., illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered pictorial spine. Fine in lightly chipped d.j. Signed by Haley.

First edition. Adams, Burs I:162: “Excellent biography of a well-known Texas cattleman with information on various outlaws and on Billy the Kid’s visit to the Texas Panhandle.” Campbell, p. 83. Dobie, pp. 104-05. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Bugbee 75); Kid 333; Western High Spots, p. 103 (“The Texas Ranch Today”). Guns 891. Herd 964. Robinson, Haley (1967) 111: “In 1871, Littlefield drove a cattle herd to Kansas, the beginning of his trailing and ranching enterprises that expanded to vast proportions”; Haley (1978) 10 (quoting C. Stanley Banks in SWHQ April, 1944): “There is a human, convincing quality to this story which may be attributed to the author’s own intimate knowledge of the cattle business, his familiarity with the climate and physical features of the region involved, his feeling for the land, and his ability as a raconteur.” $100.00

 

2354. HALEY, J. Evetts. George W. Littlefield, Texan. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1943. Another copy. Very fine in lightly worn d.j. $75.00

 

2355. HALEY, J. Evetts. “The Goodnight Trail” and “The Rath Trail” in The Panhandle-Plains Historical Review 19 (1946). Pp. 86, 90. 8vo, original brown pictorial wrappers (illustrated by Bugbee). Wrappers worn, marginal chipping and creases, stain on upper wrap, text lightly browned, overall very good. Signed by Haley.

First printing. Robinson, Haley (1978) 85, 129. Also includes contributions by H. Bailey Carroll and Jack Potter, and articles on “Spanish Sheepmen in Old Tascosa” and “Early Settlement in Quay County, New Mexico.” $10.00

 

2356. HALEY, J. Evetts. The Heraldry of the Range: Some Southwestern Brands. Canyon, Texas: [Carl Hertzog for] Panhandle Plains Historical Society, 1949. 35 [1] pp., illustrations by H. D. Bugbee, facsimiles. 4to, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, deckled edge. Very fine in very fine d.j. Signed by Haley.

First edition. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Bugbee 79); Western High Spots, pp. 54-55 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #76). Herd 962. Lowman, Printer at the Pass 62. Robinson, Haley (1978) 16; Haley (1967) 82: “A handsome volume profusely illustrated with lively drawings and reproductions of pages from brand books and stock directories. The origin of brands, as with armorial bearings, is lost in time. Yet both are sources of pride that go with honest ownership. The book chronicles a few noted brands: the JA, XIT, The Bells, the Matador V, 101, Cross L, and the JJ. Each is significant in the story it tells.” Lavishly illustrated fine press book on cattle brands. $500.00

 

2357. HALEY, J. Evetts. The Heraldry of the Range.... Canyon, Texas: [Carl Hertzog for] Panhandle Plains Historical Society, 1949. Another copy. Very fine in very fine d.j. $450.00

 

2358. HALEY, J. Evetts. The Horses of the Conquest. N.p., [1949]. [4] pp. 8vo. Fine.

Offprint from The Cattleman 36:7 (December 1949). Robinson, Haley (1978) 297; Haley (1967) 90: “Evetts Haley and ‘Don Roberto’ are of the same breed of honest men who love nature and write exceedingly well about it. Both admire good horses and the grassy plains that nurture them, whether it be the Panhandle of Texas or the pampas of the Argentine.” $15.00

 

2359. HALEY, J. Evetts. Jeff Milton: A Good Man with a Gun. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1948. xiii [1] 430 [2] pp., illustrations by H. D. Bugbee, plates, map. 8vo, original red cloth. Fine in d.j. with minor edge wear. Signed by Haley.

First edition, first printing (with typesetting error in index on p. 421—the line “Greenway, John Campbell: 366, 411” is printed upside down and is not in alphabetical order). Adams, One-Fifty 64: “An excellent biography of one of the famous law-enforcement officers of the Southwest.” Dobie, p. 141. Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #78. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Bugbee 77); Kid 391; Western High Spots, p. 118 (“Ranger Reading”): “Fine reading.” Guns 892. Herd 965. Howes H38. Powell, Southwestern Century 41. Robinson, Haley (1967) 59; Haley (1978) 9 (quoting Haley): “In February or March of 1937 I went to Tombstone to see Jeff and there by car swung around to the Northern route for my return through Flagstaff, Williams and Holbrook, to drop down from Navajo to the Z-Bar Ranch. It was still suffering the devastating effects of a terrible winter, plus bad management, but I agreed to take the job and went back to take over in the early spring. Years of intensive research and happy associates resulted in publication in 1948 of Jeff Milton: A Good Man with a Gun.” Wallace, Arizona History X:42. $200.00

 

2360. HALEY, J. Evetts. Jeff Milton: A Good Man with a Gun. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1948. Another copy. Fine in fine d.j. $175.00

 

2361. HALEY, J. Evetts. Jeff Milton: A Good Man with a Gun. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1948. xiii [1] 430 [2] pp., illustrations by H. D. Bugbee, plates, map. 8vo, original red cloth. Fine in near fine d.j. Author’s signed, dated presentation inscription “For Bill Raine, who knows the lore and the psychology of the western fighter.”

First edition, second issue, with the typesetting error on page 421 corrected. $125.00

 

2362. HALEY, J. Evetts. Jeff Milton: A Good Man with a Gun. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1948. Another copy. Fine in price-clipped d.j. (lightly chipped). Signed presentation copy from Mildred Taitt Milton “To H. E. Britzman whose friendly interest added happiness to Jeff Milton’s last years. With all good wishes.” $150.00

 

2363. HALEY, J. Evetts. Jeff Milton: A Good Man with a Gun. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1948. Another copy. Very fine in fine d.j. $125.00

 

2364. HALEY, J. Evetts. “The Making of a Scout” in True West 13:5 (May-June 1966). Pp. 6-10, 66-67. 4to, original pictorial wrappers. Text browned, otherwise fine.

Revised issue of material that first appeared in Charles Goodnight, Cowman and Plainsman. Robinson, Haley (1978) 115; Haley (1967): “Frontier scouts were seasoned plainsmen, well versed in the lore of the region through which they guided federal troops and Texas Rangers.... Among the foremost of the frontier scouts was Charlie Goodnight. The article was taken, with elaborations and additions by the author, from Charles Goodnight, Cowman and Plainsman.” $10.00