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Ranching Catalogue Part 3
Items 2890-2914

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2890. JONES, Daniel W. Forty Years among the Indians.... Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890. Another copy, variant issue, with the frontispiece portrait of Jones and variant binding. 8vo, original full black leather decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Moderate shelf wear, head of spine chipped, 2-cm split to upper joint, shelf-slanted, upper hinge cracked. A good copy only. $250.00


2891. JONES, Daniel W. Forty Years among the Indians.... Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Slight edge wear, otherwise fine.

Reprint. From the condition of the paper and the style of binding, this appears to be a later printing from the same plates. $50.00


2892. JONES, Daniel W. Forty Years among the Indians. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1960. 378 pp. 8vo, original maroon embossed cloth. Fine in near fine d.j.

Limited edition (1,000 copies). Great West and Indian Series 19. Saunders 2992n. Foreword by A. R. Mortensen. Powell, Arizona Gathering II 919. $20.00


2893. [JONES, Edward Gardner (ed.)]. The Oregonian’s Handbook of the Pacific Northwest. [Portland: Oregonian Publishing Company, 1894]. 631 pp., 2 frontispieces showing samples of engravings made by the Oregonian, profuse text illustrations (landscapes, architecture, ranches, Native Americans and reservations, town views, industry, portraits, etc.). 8vo, original green gilt-decorative cloth. Binding darkened, internally fine.

First edition. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 2917. This excellent guide includes a great deal of detailed, early information on the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana), including Montana Vigilantes; early cattlemen; stock raising in general; early cattle drives from Texas and Kansas to Montana; analysis of the various regions suitable for stock raising, such as: “The cattle industry of Montana dates back to the early 60’s, when the bull teams of several freighting outfits were turned loose for the winter on the bunchgrass lands here. To the surprise of the owners of these animals, they turned up in spring in better condition than when they were turned out to graze before snowfall” (p. 560); etc. $125.00


2894. JONES, Horace. The Story of Early Rice County. N.p.: [Privately printed by Paul E. Jones], 1959. 141 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original green pictorial wrappers, grey backstrip. Fine.

Second edition (first edition Wichita, 1928). Guns 1192n: “Information about Wild Bill Hickok, Hurricane Bill, Fort Griffin, Texas.” Herd 1189n. Rittenhouse 334. Tate, Indians of Texas 974n: “Concludes that Coronado’s fabled Quivira was a Wichita village as evidenced by archaeological evidence uncovered in Rice County, Kansas.” $25.00


2895. JONES, J[ohn] O[liver]. A Cowman’s Memoirs. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1953. xvii [3] 204, ccv-ccviii pp., photographic plates, brands, endpaper maps. 8vo, original brown cloth. Fine in lightly worn d.j. Privately printed in small run.

First edition. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 103 (“The Texas Ranch Today”). Herd 1190. An old-time Panhandle rancher writes of his days as a cowman. $125.00


2896. JONES, Lucille. History of Mineola, Texas: “Gateway To The Pines.” [Quanah, Texas: Nortex Offset Publications, 1973]. [6] 137 [1] pp., illustrations (mostly photographic), map. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Fine.

First edition. Local and social history with interesting tidbits of information on ranching in northeast Texas. $35.00


2897. JONES, W[illiam] F[rank], et al. The Experiences of a Deputy U.S. Marshal of the Indian Territory [wrapper title]. [Tulsa, 1937]. 40 pp., frontispiece portrait, 1 plate. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers. Fine. With the imprint is a Xerox copy of a 24-page typescript of an interview with Jones in Tulsa in 1937.

First edition. Adams, Burs II:223: “This little book has some new and interesting information about many Oklahoma outlaws, but some of the things told by ‘Red’ (Orrington) Lucas are wrong.” Guns 1200: “Scarce.... Has much material on Oklahoma outlaws, such as the Daltons, Bill Doolin, Al Jennings, the Buck gang, Ned Christie, and others.” Wellman, A Dynasty of Western Outlaws, p. 363: “This strange little pamphlet...was published, apparently, by the old deputy marshal himself.... Very rare.” Jones (1872-1947) was well prepared to be a formidable representative of law and order in the then wide-open Indian Territory. He was born in Arkansas but when he was still very young, his family moved to Central Texas, where at the age of sixteen he went to work as a cow-puncher at Bill Jackson’s ranch, which had 200,000 head of cattle and extended from Belton to San Angelo. When he was twenty-one years old he became foreman of the ranch with about fifty cowboys under him. He first went to Oklahoma in 1893 when he drove 12,000 cattle to the Spike “S” Ranch near Tulsa. It was in this area that Jones had his first encounter with Oklahoma outlaws (the Crowell gang and the Daltons), and he also witnessed the raucous opening of the Cherokee Strip. From 1894 to 1897 Jones served under his uncle Deputy U.S. Marshal Davy Jones in Checotah, and among their feats was rounding up the Buck Gang after the gang’s depredations against the foreman and others associated with the Callahan Ranch. In his straightforward way, Jones recounts his capture of other outlaws in the cattle country. Among Jones’s skill sets were both marshal and undertaker (if the need arose). $100.00


2898. JONES, W[illiam] F[rank], et al. The Experiences of a Deputy U.S. Marshal of the Indian Territory [wrapper title]. [Tulsa, 1937]. 40 pp., frontispiece portrait, 1 plate. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers. Fine.

First edition. Another copy of preceding. $60.00


2899. JORDAN, Gilbert J[ohn]. Yesterday in the Texas Hill Country. College Station & London: Texas A&M University Press, [1979]. xiv, 171 pp., photographic plates, facsimile. 8vo, original brown cloth, spine gilt-lettered. Very fine in d.j.

First edition. The history of this Central Texas region is interwoven with cattle ranching, and the present work is rich with references to it. The author was born in Mason County, and emphasized are that region’s German Methodists (“pietistic, teetotaling Teutons”). Even though there was no word for “ranch” in German, many of the settlers quickly excelled at the vocation. Included is information on the HooDoo War, the feud that developed over the stealing and killing of cattle. $30.00


2900. JORDAN, Teresa. Cowgirls: Women of the American West. Garden City: Anchor Press, Doubleday & Company, 1982. xxxi [1] 301 [2] pp., numerous photographic illustrations. 8vo, original half black cloth over black boards, gilt. Light wear at head of spine, otherwise fine in d.j. with edge wear and chipped spine.

First edition of one of the best studies to date. Oral histories of twenty-eight ranch women, with one of the few annotated bibliographies on this subject. $25.00


2901. JORDAN, Terry G. German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, [1966]. xiii [1] 237 pp., photographic plates, maps, tables. 8vo, original green cloth. Fine in fine d.j.

First edition. Basic Texas Books 15n. Exploration of how German immigrants in the nineteenth century influenced and were influenced by agricultural patterns in the areas of Texas where they settled. While supporting the notion of ethnic distinctiveness, the author’s findings also reveal the extent to which German Texans adopted the farming techniques of their Southern Anglo neighbors. At pp. 85-89 is a section with statistics on cattle ranching in the early German-Texas colonies. “In all cases, cattle raising was carried on in addition to crop farming, among both Germans and Anglo-Americans.... Descendants of one of the original families in Cat Spring, the Klebergs [of Herstelle, Westphalia], took over management of the famous King Ranch in southern Texas in the late nineteenth century and contributed greatly to its spectacular development.” The author refutes Walter Prescott Webb’s thesis that the range-cattle industry originated in South Texas and Mexico, noting activity in East Texas and in the German colonies. $25.00


2902. JOSEPHY, Alvin M., Jr. (ed.). The American Heritage Book of Indians. New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., [1961]. 424 pp., illustrations, maps. 4to, original maroon cloth. Mint in pictorial slipcase and deluxe edition mailing box.

First edition, deluxe edition (in slipcase). Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 58 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #98): “Profusely illustrated with selections from the art of just about everyone who ever painted an Indian.” Includes a few images relating to Indians and cattle. $25.00


2903. JOYCE, W. J. The Life of W. J. Joyce, the History of a Long Laborious and Happy Life of Fifty-Seven Years in the Ministry in Texas—from the Sabine to the Rio Grande. No Sermons, Three Short Essays. Many Amusing but Instructive Incidents and Anecdotes. San Marcos: The San Marcos Printing Company, [1913]. [4] 126 pp. 12mo, original tan cloth, title in black on upper cover. Minor staining to binding, hinges, interior fine and clean. Ink signature of A. G. Bell of San Antonio, dated September 9, 1914. Rare.

First edition. The author, who was a station preacher in Palestine, Texas, opens with an account of his march with other young men from East and South Texas to San Antonio in May 1861 to “defend the rights of the South against the aggressions of the North.” He remarks: “I could not afford to hide behind my profession, when the country called for volunteers.” The men were mustered into service for the Confederate States in Company A, 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles under Rip Ford, Jno. R. Baylor, and Edwin Waller. It didn’t take them long to capture several hundred Federals outside San Antonio (among the first prisoners of the Civil War). Next came a horrible forced march of about 500 miles to the area of El Paso, in order to capture needed supplies and food. Among the cuisine along the march at Fort Quitman was condemned hard tack, “wormy mouldy stuff...with plenty of black headed worms [a] half inch long.” Several chapters are devoted to the author’s experiences as military chaplain in Texas, Mexico, and Louisiana. After the war, Joyce became a circuit preacher in East Texas, and subsequently in the Rio Grande Mission (San Antonio region), and most challenging of all, the Kerrville and Uvalde Mission, which he described as “the hardest work I ever had, it being four hundred miles around.” These travels were in the cattle country, and an ever-present danger was the theft his horse by the Indians. All he had as he traveled along cattle trails were his horse, his six-shooter, and a double-barrel shotgun. Often the distance between his stops was sixty miles. He tells about a “daring cattleman” on the “Liona” (Leona) River who when queried about a dead mountain lion close to his cabin replied that he left it there to keep the hogs away. Joyce asked the rancher where he shot the lion, and learned that it was in the thicket where he usually camped out at night. More to be dreaded than mountain lions were the bedbugs that infested many of the cabins on the Uvalde circuit. Although the author promises “No Sermons” in the title, more than half the book is taken up with his religious ruminations. $450.00


2904. [KANSAS]. The Aerend, a Kansas Quarterly 5:2-3 (spring & summer 1934). Hays, Kansas: Fort Hays Kansas State College, 1934. [2] 67-128 + [2] 131-92 pp., photographic plates. 2 vols., 8vo, original printed wrappers (orange and blue). Spines sunned, some edge wear, paper lightly age-toned, overall very good.

First printings. Articles, short fiction, and poetry with subjects including “Horse Sense” and “Tragedies of a Cow Town.” $15.00


2905. [KANSAS]. The Kansas Historical Quarterly 3:1-4 & 4:1-4. Topeka: The Kansas State Historical Society, 1934, 1935. [2] iv, 462 + [2] iv, 463 pp. 2 vols., 8vo, original blue cloth. Fine.

First printings. Kansas Historical Collections 20, 21. Vol. 4, issue 4 contains “Ellsworth As a Texas Cattle Market” by F. B. Streeter (pp. 388-98). $10.00


2906. [KANSAS]. Progress and Historical Edition Phillips County Review May, 1952. Phillipsburg, Kansas: Phillips County Review, 1952. [85] pp., numerous photographic illustrations, maps, facsimiles, ads. Double folio, original green printed wrappers, stapled as issued. Lightly faded and rubbed, fragile, but overall fine.

First edition. Information on grazing, primarily in the context of farming. The homesteaders often raised livestock as part of their farming activities. $15.00


2907. [KANSAS]. THE DAILY REPUBLICAN. Early Day History of Coffey County, Dating Back to the 1870’s, Compiled from Interviews and Articles Written by Old-Timers [wrapper title]. Burlington, Kansas: The Daily Republican, n.d. (ca. 1967). 144 pp., frontispiece portrait. Small 8vo, original blue printed wrappers, black cloth backstrip. Lightly sunned, otherwise fine.

First edition. Reminiscences of early frontier life, including a chapter on “History of the Beef Cattle Industry from Frontier Days until the Present Day.” $15.00


2908. [KANSAS]. [FORT HAYS]. OLD FORT HAYS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. The Story of the Early Life of Fort Hays and of Hays City.... [Hays]: Old Fort Hays Historical Association, Inc., 1959. 44 pp., portraits, facsimiles, text illustrations (mostly photographic, some full-page). 8vo, original orange and brown pictorial wrappers. Fine.

First edition. Guns 1209: “Tells of the lawlessness of Hays City and of Wild Bill Hickok’s reign as marshal and of his troubles with Tom Custer.... Jim Curry, another Hays City bad man, is also mentioned.” Because of its location on the Kansas Pacific Railroad line and the ready market at Fort Hays, a combination of railroad workers, freighters, buffalo hunters, and soldiers, plus occasional cowboys, made it a very rough town for a number of years. $25.00


2909. [KANSAS]. [FORT HAYS]. The Story of Old Fort Hays and Early-Day Reminiscences by Eye Witnesses Including the Widow of Buffalo Bill, Mrs. Geo. A. Custer, Mrs. Josephine Middlekauff, C. J. Bascom...and Others...[wrapper title]. Hays: Fort Hays Frontier Park Committee, [1931]. 44 pp., photographic text illustrations. 8vo, original terracotta pictorial wrappers, stapled as issued. Some holes and smudging to wrappers, interior fine.

First edition. $25.00


2910. [KANSAS]. [SUPREME COURT]. [BROADSIDE]. Important Decision to Owners of Stock. Kansas, [1883]. Broadside leaflet measuring 18 x 14 cm. Fragile, age-toned, otherwise very good.

First printing. Printing of Supreme Court of Kansas decision regarding livestock ownership, originally published in the Kansas State Record. $40.00


2911. [KANSAS AND NEBRASKA TERRITORIES]. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. Kansas and Nebraska, Centennial of the Territories, 1854-1954: An Exhibition in the Library of Congress. Washington: Library of Congress, 1954. vi, 71 pp., frontispiece, illustrations. 4to, original beige pictorial wrappers. Light soiling to wrappers, otherwise fine.

First edition. This exhibition catalogue includes interesting books, photographs, and other materials on range and ranch life. $15.00


2912. KANSAS PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY. Guide Map of the Great Texas Cattle Trail from Red River Crossing to the Kansas Pacific Railway 1874. [Evanston: David M. Smith for the Branding Iron Press, 1956]. 21 [3] pp., tipped-in foldout illustrations by Joseph G. McCoy, folding map. Narrow 12mo, original tan printed wrappers. Facsimile of the rare first edition, laid into publisher’s tan pictorial paper portfolio, printed with explanatory text. Very fine, slight loss at lower left.

Limited edition (#381 of 750 copies). Facsimile of the scarce 1874 first edition (published by the Kansas Pacific Railway Co.). Introduction by Herbert O. Brayer, who writes: “Although tens of thousands of copies were published and distributed by the railroad and its agents, only a relative few survived. They are highly prized by depositories and collectors of Americana.” Graff 2275n. Herd 1257n. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 20n. Rader 2139n. The map details the rail lines from Kansas City to Denver and surrounding areas, and the “best and shortest cattle trails from Texas” as well as “Chisum’s Trail” from Ft. Sumner to Los Animas. $25.00


2913. KEARNEY CODE. NEW MEXICO (Territory). Leyes del Territorio de Nuevo Mejico Santa Fe, a 7 de Octobre 1846. Laws of the Territory of New Mexico Santa Fe, October 7, 1846. N.p., n.d. [Denver: Nolie Mumey, 1970]. [10] 115 pp., Spanish and English in parallel columns, portraits. 8vo, original cream printed wrappers, sewn. Very fine in publisher’s slipcase.

Facsimile reprint of the 1846 edition, with a foreword by Nolie Mumey. Kearney’s Code (named for Stephen Watts Kearney) established interim rules governing territory ceded to the U.S. after the Mexican-American War, pending formal treaty arrangements. Kearney’s pivotal conquest with “The Army of the West” was bloodless. Among other provisions, Kearney’s Code recognized all existing Mexican property law and continued the laws “concerning water courses, stock marks and brands, horses, enclosures, commons and arbitrations,” except where such laws would be repugnant to the U.S. Constitution. $50.00


2914. KEGLEY, Max. Rodeo: The Sport of the Cow Country. New York: Hastings House, [1942]. 64 pp., numerous photographic text illustrations by the author (many full-page). 8vo, original terracotta cloth. Text lightly age-toned, otherwise a fine copy in lightly foxed d.j.

First edition. Campbell, p. 142. Herd 1260. This photo-essay on rodeo history and events includes information on rodeo stars of the era, including women riders such as Maggie Greenough and Cherrie Osburn. $25.00