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Ranching Catalogue Part 3
Items 2390-2414

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2390. HALEY, J. Evetts & Erwin E. Smith. Life on the Texas Range. Austin: University of Texas Press, [1973]. 112 pp., frontispiece portrait, 80 photographic illustrations by Erwin E. Smith. 4to, original yellow pictorial buckram. Very fine in very fine d.j.

Second printing. $30.00


2391. [HALEY, J. EVETTS]. GIBBS, Michael. Texas and the West.... Including a Special List of Works by J. Evetts Haley. Lubbock, 1979. v [1] 34 pp. 12mo, original tan pictorial wrappers. Many ink notations, otherwise very fine.

First printing. This bookdealer’s catalogue contains Haley’s essay “Personal Justice on the Arizona Desert,” along with an extensive offering of Haley titles. $15.00


2392. [HALEY, J. EVETTS]. ROBINSON, Chandler A. J. Evetts Haley Cowman-Historian. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1967. viii, 75 pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations, pictorial endpapers. 8vo, original ecru buckram with cover and spine titles printed in “Hereford red.” Very fine. Signed by Carl Hertzog.

First edition. Lowman, Printer at the Pass 220. $75.00


2393. [HALEY, J. EVETTS]. ROBINSON, Chandler A. J. Evetts Haley Cowman-Historian. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1967. Another copy. Bookplate of Carl Hertzog. Very fine. $45.00


2394. [HALEY, J. EVETTS]. SMEDLEY, Betty (bookseller). The J. Evetts Haley Roundup. Catalogue Seven. [Austin: Designed by Carl Hertzog for] Betty Smedley, [1974]. [4] 20 [1] pp., frontispiece portrait of Haley and his favorite cutting horse, Strawberry. 4to, original terracotta cloth. Very fine. Signed by Haley and Hertzog. Presentation copy to Dudley R. Dobie, signed by Betty Smedley.

First edition, limited edition (150 copies bound in cloth). Descriptions and prices for 106 Haley items. $75.00


2395. [HALEY, J. EVETTS]. SMEDLEY, Betty (bookseller). The J. Evetts Haley Roundup. Catalogue Seven. [Austin: Designed by Carl Hertzog for] Betty Smedley, [1974]. Another copy. Very fine, signed by Haley and Hertzog. $50.00


2396. [HALEY, J. EVETTS]. SMEDLEY, Betty (bookseller). The J. Evetts Haley Roundup. Catalogue Seven. [Austin: Designed by Carl Hertzog for] Betty Smedley, [1974]. Another copy, wrappers issue. 4to, original beige printed wrappers. Mint. $35.00


2397. [HALEY, J. EVETTS & Tom Ryan]. Wine bottle with illustrated label signed by J. Evetts Haley and Tom Ryan. Midland, Texas: Haley Library, 1991. Printed label reads: “‘Nature Spurs Me with the Inescapable Disciplines of Her Moods and Seasons’ ‘Evetts at Age 83. I Recall other Old Cowboys Roping, Breaking Broncs, and Riding the Range, This is the Ingrained Spirit of the Life Long Cowboy’ To Evetts on His Ninetieth Birthday, July 5, 1991. The Haley Library Midland, TX.” No wine being present, and slightly worn and stained.

Unusual Haley ephemeron, private reserve (only for the totally inebriated collector). $50.00


2398. HALL, Bert L. (comp.). Roundup Years: Old Muddy to Black Hills. Pierre, South Dakota: State Publishing Company, 1954. [4] 580 [3] pp., plates, portraits, facsimiles, illustrations, brands. 4to, original beige pictorial cloth. Very mild wear to fragile boards, generally very fine, with folio facsimile broadside 1884 Round-Ups of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. Signed by Hall on front free endpaper.

First edition. Herd 970: “Photo-lithographed, the book deals with the cattle industry as remembered by some old-timers. It is composed of prints of newspaper clippings, and personal reminiscences. A unique book.” $150.00


2399. HALL, Claude V. The Early History of Floyd County. Canyon, Texas: Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, [1947]. 147 pp. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers illustrated by H. D. Bugbee. Wrapper edges creased, wrapper loose at upper hinge, otherwise fine. Bookplate of Carl Hertzog.

First printing. CBC 1722. Herd 972: “First issued as vol. XX of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Association’s Review. Some volumes were bound in cloth in book form. Contains much material on cattle ranches of Floyd County, Texas.” Tate, Indians of Texas 3195: “One chapter is devoted to Panhandle military campaigns of the early 1870s, culminating in the Red River War.” $50.00


2400. HALL, Frank & Joseph G. Brown. History of the State of Colorado, Embracing Accounts of the Prehistoric Races and Their Remains; the Earliest Spanish, French, and American Explorations...the First American Settlements Founded; the Rocky Mountains, the Development of Cities and Towns, with the Various Phases of Industrial and Political Transition from 1858-1890. Chicago: The Blakely Printing Company, 1889-95. 4 vols., complete, frontispiece portraits, plates, portraits, map. 4to, original embossed brown leather, gilt spines with raised bands, marbled edges. Publisher’s cheap, heavy binding in rough condition (as usual ): Vols. 1 and 2 upper covers mostly detached, broken corners, and chipped spinal extremities; vols. 3 and 4 rubbed at joints and spinal extremities. Interior very good, profusely illustrated.

First edition of vols. 1-3; second edition of vol. 4, carrying the history to 1897 (in spite of 1895 publication date). Guns 898: “Some material on the Espinosas and Musgrove, the Colorado outlaws.... Gives a lengthy account of Billy the Kid, most of it inaccurate.” Herd 974: “Scarce.” Wilcox, p. 54. Wynar 42. $250.00


2401. HALL, Frederic. The History of San José and Surroundings with Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers. San Francisco: Bancroft, 1871. xvi, 537 pp., 4 lithograph plates, folding lithograph map by U.S. Surveyor General George H. Thompson depicting the pueblo lands in and around San Jose. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Binding rubbed and upper cover almost detached, occasional mild foxing. Signed presentation inscription from author to A. R. Willis.

First edition. Cowan, p. 259: “Historically valuable.” Guns 900. Howes H63. Rocq 14036. Thorough history of the Santa Clara Valley region from the earliest days of Spanish exploration and colonization, with sections on Junipero Serra, founding and growth of the mission and pueblo at San Jose, Frémont’s activity in California, Mexican-American War, Gold Rush, growth and industry, court controversy surrounding the pueblo land title, biographical sketches, quicksilver mines, etc. Valuable appendices include a list of colonial governors, ratified treaty with Mexico, state constitution, regulations under Spain for government of pueblos in California, etc. Appendix No. 3 is the pivotal 1781 royal order on colonization, including the breeding of cattle and collection of revenue therefrom. The mission phase of the book paints a picture of “cattle on a thousand hills” and “wild cattle that literally covered the plains.” The author discusses the transition after the Mission era, when the focus with cattle became the hide and tallow trade. During the Mexican-American War, Capt. Weber and other ranchers worked with the U.S. Army to supply cattle for the troops. This was quickly followed by the enormous demand created by the Gold Rush. No book on the region during the nineteenth century would be complete without coverage of the Mexican-Spanish rodeo and the savage bear-and-bull fight, and the present work does not disappoint. $350.00


2402. HALL, Margaret [a.k.a. Margaret Hall Walker]. The Hall Family Crossing the Plains. With Material Collected and Prepared by Shirley Walker. San Francisco: Privately printed by Wallace Kirbee & Son, 1952. xix [1] 734 pp., frontispiece, maps, illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth. Fine.

First edition, limited edition (175 copies). In 1852, Samuel Pike Hall and his wife Jasquay Anne Bland Hall with five of their eight children left Marshall, Texas, and migrated to Salinas Valley, California, where they established a ranch. The author was one of those five children. Included is information on various ranches along the route and photographs of “Ruins of Store at Warner’s Ranch” and “Ruins of the Hall Adobe Ranch House at Creston, California...taken in 1917.” $100.00


2403. HALL, Sam S. Big Foot Wallace, the King of the Lariat; or, Wild Wolf, The Waco. Austin: Steck-Vaughn Company, [1965]. iv, 30 [2] pp., illustrations, many in color. 4to, original white pictorial cloth. Fine in d.j.

Facsimile of the first edition (Beadle’s Dime Library XVI, 204. New York: Beadle & Adams, 1882). Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 116n (“Ranger Reading”). The hero of this cheap thrills, action packed, dime novel is William Alexander Anderson Wallace (“Big Foot Wallace”; 1817-1899), the famous Texas Ranger, Indian fighter, and chaser of Cortina and his Vaquero-Soldiers in the borderlands. Writer Sam S. Hall, known as “Buckskin Sam” (see Johannsen, vol. II, pp. 124-27), is almost as interesting as his well-known companion-in-arms, Big Foot Wallace, and the two rode together many times. The action is set in San Antonio and the Borderlands when depredations and cattle rustling were rampant on both sides of that vast cattle range. Hall (1838-1886) arrived in Indianola at age sixteen where he worked as a bullwhacker for Joe Booth. $20.00


2404. HALL, Sharlot M. Cactus and Pine: Songs of the Southwest. Phoenix: Arizona Republican Print Shop, 1924. [8] 250 [1] pp., frontispiece portrait. 12mo, original tan pictorial cloth. Fine.

Second edition, revised and enlarged. Wallace, Arizona History XV:21. Includes “Sheep Herding” and “The Range Rider.” A book of poetry inspired by experiences on the family’s ranch near Dewey, Arizona. When her family was unable to run their ranch, Sharlot took over while also maintaining her own homestead. She became the first woman to hold public office in the Territory of Arizona when she accepted the position of Territorial Historian in 1909. See Roach, Cowgirls, pp. 33-35. $25.00


2405. HALL, Sharlot M. First Citizen of Prescott: Pauline Weaver, Trapper and Mountain Man [wrapper title]. N.p., n.d. 28 pp., frontispiece portrait, illustration. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers. Upper wrapper slightly sunned, otherwise fine.

First edition. Edwards, Desert Voices, p. 69. Graff 1742. Wallace, Arizona History IV:47. Introduction by Alpheus H. Favour. Among his many adventures, Pauline Weaver, whose father was Anglo and his mother Cherokee, helped established a cattle ranch in the Prescott area. In 1845 he moved to Rancho San Gorgonio, thirty miles from San Bernardino and applied to the Mexican government to obtain possession of the deserted rancho. There is no record of the application being granted, but he remained on the rancho for more than a decade. $15.00


2406. HALLENBECK, Cleve. Spanish Missions of the Old Southwest. Garden City & New York: Doubleday, Page, 1926. x, 184 [2] pp., 11 illustrations, 119 photographs. Folio, original three-quarter blue cloth over tan boards, t.e.g., printed paper spine label. Very fine in fine d.j.

First edition. Campbell, p. 188. CBC 4969. Rocq 16272. Saunders 2526. Sloan, Auction 9 (quoting Pingenot): “A good general history of early missions built in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California; often with plans of layout. Contains a long series of photographic plates on missions in Arizona, California, and New Mexico, as well as Indians, mission art and architecture, etc.” Steck, p. 14: “A historical and descriptive account of the Spanish missions in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.” Tucker, p. 46. Wallace, Arizona History III:17. Weber, The California Missions, p. 49. Random discussion of ranching includes: The author addresses the dual nature of the mission, commenting that missions are generally considered as churches, but the mission complex included much more, such as extensive range lands over which grazed thousands of cattle, sheep, and goats. Hallenbeck describes Oñate’s enormous 1598 overland trek with 130 colonists and soldiers and 7,000 head of cattle. At its height, the San Antonio missions had 12,000 head of cattle, horses, and sheep. $40.00


2407. HALSELL, H. H. Cowboys and Cattleland. Nashville: Parthenon Press, [1937]. 276 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates. 8vo, original navy blue pictorial cloth gilt. Very fine, with author’s signed presentation inscription.

First edition. Adams, Burs II:87: “Author’s story of his life in early West Texas. He tells of the Marlow brothers and their fight with the mob.” Herd 978. Howes H99. Rader 1750. Chapters include “A Comanche Indian Raid,” “Handling Cattle 1865 to 1895,” “Herding Cattle on the Trail to Kansas,” “Herding Texas Steers,” “Dealing with Cattle Thieves,” “Rustling Unbranded Yearlings,” and “Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers Association.” Harry Hurrinden Halsell (1860-1957), cowboy, trail driver, rancher, and author, was born near Clarksville, Texas, and in 1865 his family settled on a ranch in Wise County. Halsell was riding by age six, accompanied his father on a trail drive to Louisiana when he was eleven, and started trading cattle at sixteen. After a long life as a stockman, he began writing Western fiction and nonfiction in his seventies. $50.00


2408. HALSELL, H. H. Cowboys and Cattleland. Nashville: Parthenon Press, [1937]. Another copy. Light foxing adjacent to plates, otherwise very fine. $35.00


2409. HALSELL, H. H. Cowboys and Cattleland. Dallas: Wilkinson Printing Company, [1944]. 237 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates, illustrations. 8vo, original blue pictorial cloth. Very fine in very fine d.j. Signed by author.

Third edition. $25.00


2410. HALSELL, H. H. Cowboys and Cattleland. Dallas: Wilkinson Printing Company, [1944]. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original plum pictorial cloth. A few light spots on binding, otherwise fine, signed by author. $20.00


2411. HALSELL, H. H. The Old Cimarron. Lubbock, [1944]. viii, 152 pp. 8vo, original blue cloth. Fine in d.j. with slight discoloration along lower edge. Signed by author.

First edition. Ranching novel set in Oklahoma in the 1870s. In 1881 Halsell went to Oklahoma and began working at his uncle’s Cimarron Ranch, but a year later left to start his own ranch in Texas. “He later said that ‘free grass and cheap cattle made it easy to get rich.’ During his time as a trail driver Halsell traveled throughout Texas and Oklahoma and took his cattle as far north as Kansas City. He settled in Decatur and eventually acquired ranch holdings in Wise, Clay, and Bailey counties” (Handbook of Texas Online: Henry Hurrinden Halsell). $35.00


2412. HALSELL, H. H. Ranger. Santa Fe: Seton Village Press, 1942. 95 [3] pp., frontispiece map. 8vo, original red cloth, pictorial title label on teal paper mounted on upper cover. Lower corner of upper cover bumped, otherwise very fine. Signed by author on front flyleaf, and with his initialed comment on back pastedown: “I knew Dove Bailey well and rode some with him.” Signed postcard from author to Dudley R. Dobie regarding author’s books laid in.

First edition. Another of Halsell’s novels based on firsthand experiences in the cattle country. $35.00


2413. HALSELL, H. H. Romance of the West. San Antonio: Naylor, 1939. ix [1] 257 pp., 2 maps. 8vo, original maize cloth. Very fine in very fine d.j. Author’s portrait (used as the frontispiece in Cowboys and Cattleland) laid in.

First edition. Novel of the cattle trails. $40.00


2414. HALSELL, H. H. Romance of the West. San Antonio: Naylor, 1940. ix [1] 243 pp., 2 maps. 8vo, original ivory cloth. Some staining to binding, endpapers discolored from paste, else generally fine in moderately chipped d.j.

Second printing. $10.00