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Ranching Catalogue Part 3
Items 2940-2964

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2940. KELLY, Luther S. Yellowstone Kelly: The Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly. Edited by M. M. Quaife, with a Foreword by Lt. General Nelson A. Miles. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1926. xiii [1] 268 pp., frontispiece, plates (including one by C. M. Russell, portraits, foldout map). 8vo, original blue cloth. Very fine in the scarce d.j. (fine).

First edition. Smith 5442. Yost & Renner, Russell XVI:40. Kelly (1848-1928), noted hunter, explorer, and scout (most notably for Nelson Miles), gives an account of campaigns against the Nez Percé and Ute Indians. Much on buffalo hunting, scouting the Missouri and Yellowstone regions, and Custer. General Nelson A. Miles provides a glowing, respectful foreword, comparing Kelly to Daniel Boone, David Crockett, et al. Editor M. M. Quaife in his “Historical Introduction” praises Kelly’s memoirs as an antidote to “the moving picture industry [which] has exploited unceasingly the theme of the the world of the silver screen.” Kelly earned his nickname of “Yellowstone Kelly” because of his scouting for the army on the Yellowstone River and his exploration of the Yellowstone River Valley. During General Miles’s Winter Campaign in the unmapped Yellowstone in the winter of 1876, the expedition penetrated the hunting grounds of hostile Natives who rustled their beef herd. Kelly and a small group of scouts followed the tracks of the stolen cattle and the evidence of butchering along the way. Kelly describes the violent actions on both sides that resulted in Kelly’s retrieval of most of the herd. $50.00


2941. KELLY, Rex R. & George W. Kelly. Farm and Ranch Spanish. [Vanderpool, Texas: Privately printed, 1971]. xvii [2] 241 pp., photograph, illustration. 8vo, original orange pictorial wrappers. A used copy: wrappers worn, tear at lower spine, generally very good.

Reprint of a work that was first published in 1960. This oft-reprinted book is a basic vocabulary for instructing ranch and farm hands what to do when they speak Spanish and the supervisor speaks English. A companion publication by the authors is Spanish for the Housewife. The Baylor-educated authors state: “The writers were born near the Mexican border and have been closely associated throughout their lives with all classes of border Mexicans. In their youth, the writers learned the Spanish language as spoken along the border and in college took up Spanish as a major study. At this point, they found that, although in all Latin American sections ‘Spanish is Spanish’ with its basis in the Spanish of Spain, there are many and varied localisms of hard-to-trace origin in the language used along the Texas and Mexican borders, indeed, more such localisms than are found in the language of other areas. They soon discovered that one who depends solely upon literary Spanish can scarcely converse with Mexicans of the border and rural areas of Texas because of the many slang expressions and localisms which have made this Spanish almost a separate language. Our purpose in compiling this book is to assist in the everyday activities of ranchers and farmers, most of whom employ Spanish-speaking people part or all of the time.” $35.00


2942. KELLY, William. A Stroll through the Diggings of California. Oakland: Biobooks, 1950. xiv, 206 [1] pp., color illustrations from paintings by Charles Nahl. Large 8vo, original half green cloth over gold boards, spine gilt. Light shelf wear, otherwise very fine.

Limited edition (750 copies); first issued in London, 1851. Biobook Series 25; Champions of California 5; foreword by Joseph A. Sullivan. Cowan, p. 326n. Flake 4569n: “Includes his visit to Salt Lake City in 1849.” Graff 2298n. Howes K68n. Kurutz, California Gold Rush 370. Mattes 515: “At the South Platte ford, a big village of Sioux, with heroic warriors and exotic young women. The braves assisted the travelers across the torrent by marking a safe course for the wagons.... Kelly was among the earliest Britishers to take a tour of the Western American wilds and to make a profitable book of it.” Mintz, The Trail 269n. Paher, Nevada 1026n: “Much emigrant gossip about food, water, stock, Indians, and the great Sierra Nevada.” Plains & Rockies IV:200n: “Lively and interesting.” Rocq 15897. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 115n (noted as of special importance). Kelly’s account extends beyond mining to include keen observations of Native Americans, pueblos, ranchos, and missions, as well as the bustling atmosphere of San Francisco. Especially good coverage of the 14,000-acre rancho of Don Antonio Sanchez, Rancho Buri Buri, which extended from present-day South San Francisco to Adeline Drive in Burlingame and boasted thousands of cattle, sheep, and horses. $25.00


2943. KELSEY, Anna Marietta. Through the Years: Reminiscences of Pioneer Days on the Texas Border. San Antonio: Naylor, [1952]. xii [8] 179 pp., frontispiece, plates (many photographic). 8vo, original tan cloth. Light foxing to edges, otherwise fine in fine d.j. Scarce.

First edition. Herd 1269: “Has a chapter on the large cattle ranches of Texas.” King, Women on the Cattle Trail and in the Roundup, p. 16: “Good accounts of bandit raids in the area of Rio Grande City in the 1850s.” The author came to Texas from Ohio in 1869 with her foster parents. John P. Kelsey, the author’s foster father, became a mercantile giant on both sides of the Texas border in the decades after the Civil War. Good, detailed information on Starr County. $75.00


2944. KELSEY, D. M. History of Our Wild West and Stories of Pioneer Life: From the Experiences of Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill, Kit Carson, David Crockett, Sam Houston, Generals Crook, Miles, and Custer, Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Great Indian Chiefs, and Other Famous Frontiersmen and Indian Fighters.... Replete with Stories of Exciting Hunts, Indian Fights, and Adventures with Wild Animals and Border Bandits.... Superbly Illustrated with 150 Original Illustrations. Chicago: Charles C. Thompson Co., n.d. [Copyright 1901 Thompson & Thomas]. 542 pp., portraits, text illustrations (some full-page). 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Binding sunned and rubbed, hinges loose, otherwise a very good copy of book difficult to find in mint condition (this book catering to popular culture was one that people actually read).

First edition? Adams Guns 1228: “Scarce.... Contains a long chapter on Wild Bill Hickok in which the author repeats the old legends of the McCanles ‘fight.’” Saunders 2997. This lively history for the masses is an outstanding example of popular culture. The author’s kinetic style reduces the history of the West to black and white and presents its players as practically perfect megalomaniacs. We learn that twelve-year-old David Crockett made his first cattle drive of 1,400 miles from Knoxville to Virginia for Dutchman Jacob Siler. The most curious tidbit that the author suggests about Kit Carson is his built-in anti-theft device that seemingly enabled him to intuit the presence of serious cattle rustlers. Other works by Kelsey include Deeds of Daring by Blue and Gray, Deeds of Daring by the American Soldier, Our Pioneer Heroes and Their Daring Deeds, and Columbus and the New World Heroes of Discovery and Conquest. J. Randolph Cox in A Dime Novel Companion lists author D. M. Kelsey, noting that the author usually published with Max Stein Publications. $45.00


2945. KEMP, Ben W. & J. C. Dykes. Cow Dust and Saddle Leather. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1968]. xvii [1] 300 [2] pp., plates, portraits. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Fine in lightly worn d.j.

First edition. Adams, Burs II:114. Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #49 (Dykes in his note to the entry for William French comments on the present work: “Ben E. was…the best cowboy west of the Pecos, and a rancher in Southwestern New Mexico. Ben W. tells it the way it happened—he had a part in most of the adventures after the family reached New Mexico, and to this extent, [this work] also is autobiographical”). Guns 1229. This biography of Ben E. Kemp, cowman, bronco buster, Texas Ranger, and lawman, by his son, Ben W. Kemp, is an honest biography giving a straightforward, detailed account of frontier days in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, with good coverage of the Texas Rangers, Jim Gillett, Dick Ware, Black Jack Ketchum, the Apache Kid, et al. $40.00


2946. KENDALL, George Wilkins. Letters from a Texas Sheep Ranch: Written in the Years 1860 and 1867 by George Wilkins Kendall to Henry Stephens Randall. [Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1959]. vi [2] 156 pp., portraits, photographic plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original tan pictorial cloth. Very fine in lightly worn d.j.

First edition. Edited by Harry James Brown. Basic Texas Books 125n. Letters of sheep ranching and the Texas frontier, primarily in 1860, but some in 1867. Topics include wild cattle, Comanche raids, blood lines, pastures, markets, diseases, storms, fires, Civil War, politics, and family life. Pioneer sheep raising is a fascinating footnote to the author’s many indelible contributions to Texas and the U.S. Kendall (1809-1867). Handbook of Texas: “George Wilkins Kendall [1809-1867]…. He learned printing at Burlington, Vermont, and practiced his trade first in Washington and then for Horace Greeley in New York. About 1832 he worked for a year on the Mobile Alabama Register, then moved to New Orleans. There, with Francis Lumsden, he founded the city’s first cheap daily, the New Orleans Picayune, named after the inconsequential coin then current in Louisiana. The first edition, a four-page folio, appeared in January 1837. A humorist, Kendall filled the paper with light banter that increased its popularity. The Picayune prospered, and in time became a powerful force for the annexation of Texas and westward expansion. In 1841 at Austin, Kendall joined the Texan Santa Fe expedition, launched by Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar. Near Tucumcari, New Mexico, the expedition, suffering hardships and confusion, surrendered to the Mexican army. Kendall marched as a prisoner to Mexico City, where he and others were imprisoned for a time in a leper colony. The Picayune published twenty-three of his letters (June 17, 1841-April 30, 1842) detailing his experiences, and influential friends secured his release in May 1842. On his return to New Orleans Kendall ran a serial account of the expedition in the Picayune, and in 1844 he published Narrative of the Texan Santa Fé Expedition, a 900-page book that sold 40,000 copies in eight years. When it appeared in book format, much of Kendall’s material had been plagiarized in Frederick Marryat’s Narrative of the Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet. For the next three years Kendall’s Picayune advocated war with Mexico. When the Mexican War came in 1846, Kendall became a volunteer in Capt. Benjamin McCulloch’s Texas Ranger company, attached to Gen. Zachary Taylor’s army on the Rio Grande. He accompanied the rangers on long and dangerous reconnaissances and was present at the storming of Monterrey. Kendall’s reporting brought immediate fame, and he was hailed as the nation’s first war correspondent. Kendall next traveled with the staff of Gen. William Jenkins Worth and recorded Gen. Winfield Scott’s landing at Veracruz and the subsequent Mexico City campaign. Kendall was wounded in the knee in the storming of Chapultepec. After the war Kendall sojourned in Europe for several years, and in 1849 in Paris he married Adeline de Valcourt. The couple had four children. There too, he prepared his second book, The War between the United States and Mexico, which was published in 1851 with a profusion of illustrations by Carl Nebel…. Kendall generally was regarded as the father of the sheep business in Texas.” $35.00


2947. KENDALL, Geo[rge] W[ilkins] & Henry S. Randall. Sheep Husbandry, with an Account of the Different Breeds, and General Directions in Regard to Summer and Winter Management, Breeding, and the Treatment of Disease, with His Letter to the Texas Almanac on Sheep Husbandry in Texas, and Geo. W. Kendall’s on Sheep Raising in Texas. New York & San Francisco: C. M. Saxton, Barker & Company & H. H. Bancroft & Co., 1860. 338 pp., engraved illustrations and diagrams. 8vo, original brown blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. Binding worn, head of spine chipped, light foxing to margins.

First edition. Eberstadt 163:522. Sabin 67790. George W. Kendall’s letter “Sheep Raising in Texas” on page 320, is dated from New Braunfels, August 1, 1859. $75.00


2948. KENDALL, Geo[rge] W[ilkins] & Henry S. Randall. Sheep Husbandry.... New York: Orange Judd Company, 1866. 338 pp., engraved illustrations and diagrams. 8vo, original brown blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. Binding lightly worn, spine chipped, light offsetting throughout text.

Later edition. $25.00


2949. KENDALL, Geo[rge] W. & Henry S. Randall. Sheep Husbandry.... New York: Orange Judd Company, 1878. 338 pp., engraved illustrations and diagrams. 8vo, original green blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. Light outer wear, otherwise fine.

Later edition. $35.00


2950. KENNEDY, Michael S. (ed.). Cowboys and Cattlemen: A Roundup from “Montana, The Magazine of Western History.” New York: Hastings House, [1964]. xii, 364 pp., profusely illustrated with drawings (many of them by Russell) and photographs. Large 8vo, original blue cloth. Fine in lightly chipped d.j.

First edition. Cook 163. Guns 1233: “Has a chapter dealing with the rustlers and vigilantes of Montana.... Chapter on the Hole-in-the-Wall gang.” Yost & Renner, Russell I:71. Quote from introduction: “All of this material, except some of the brief, introductory ‘mood’ passages preceding each article, has either been published in or is from the active manuscript files of Montana, The Magazine of Western History....” Biographies of Con Kohrs, Pierre Wibaux, Moreton Frewen, and the Newman Brothers; articles by Joe Frantz, J. Frank Dobie, L. A. Huffman and many others—a large compendium of cattle history. $25.00


2951. KENNER, S[cipio] A[fricanus]. Utah As It Is with a Comprehensive Statement of Utah As It Was.... Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1904. 639 pp., frontispiece, portraits, illustrations, maps. 8vo, original embossed maroon cloth. Mild shelf wear, edges soiled, overall good.

First edition. Flake 4589: “Section on Mormon Church, its origin and progress and what it has accomplished. Also the polygamy period cited.” Scipio Africanus Kenner (1852-1913) was born in Missouri, crossed the plains with his parents in 1860, and was baptized a member of the Mormon Church in 1865. He became a journeyman printer with the Deseret News, later holding at one time or another almost every job associated with that paper, from typesetter to editor. He subsequently became a telegraph operator in Utah and Nevada, city attorney, county attorney, church attorney, and assistant United States attorney. This boosteristic history contains information on ranching and its economic importance, along with accounts of successful ranchers, such as French-born Pierre Apollinaire Droubay (1855-1883), who arrived in Utah with his family after walking along beside their ox cart from Council Bluffs to Salt Lake City in 1864. At age twenty-two he left home and started his own life. He married and left home with “a yoke of cattle and a Schuttler wagon, two cows, a few household utensils and $2,30 in cash.” He located in Toole City and succeeded in mercantile ventures and obtained a 2,500-acre ranch that prospered. He succeeded so well that he ended up being one of the heaviest taxpayers in Utah. Also covered in this thick book is the dark side of ranching for the early settlers—when Black Hawk enjoyed scoring a light-haired scalp along with his rustling of Mormon herds. “The depredations of this prime agent of Old Satan and his band, if enumerated and detailed, would fill a volume as large as this.” $75.00


2952. KENNON, Bob. From the Pecos to the Powder: A Cowboy’s Autobiography As Told to Ramon F. Adams, with Drawings by Joe Beeler. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1965]. xi [1] 251 [1] pp., photographic plates, text illustrations, maps. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Fine in lightly worn d.j. Signed by Ramon Adams.

First edition. Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #52: “Kickin’ Bob was a Texas cowboy who went to Montana with a trail herd from the...Terrazaz Ranch in Mexico in 1896.... Most of this book is about his experiences on the northern range.” Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Beeler 52). Gun 10 (listed under Adams): “Has a chapter on Kid Curry and his killing of Pike Landusky, tells of the hanging of Black Jack Ketchum, and gives some new information on Henry Plummer.” Kennon begins his work: “Perhaps I am the last living rider of those boys who, in 1896, came up that long trail to Montana from what was then the largest ranch in the world, the Terrazas Ranch in Old Mexico.” Kennon got his education in the saddle as a working cowboy, and his account is filled with anecdotes from the ranch country of Texas (1890-1897) and Montana (1897-1929). $35.00


Cowboys Down Under

2953. KERRY [Charles Henry Kerry] & CO. Lot of five pictorial postcards illustrating scenes from ranch life in Australia. Prints from pencil, chalk, and wash drawings, their origins being Kerry’s half-plate glass negatives. Sydney: Kerry & Co. [early twentieth century]. Fine.

The illustrations include: “Breaking Camp” (two cowboys urging a herd of cattle across a river); “Midday Halt” (cowboys at rest with campfire, herd in background); “Riding the Rebel” (aborigine cowboy busting a bronco); “A Station Race” (two cowboys jumping their horses over a wooden fence); “A Kangaroo Hunt,” (two cowboys on horseback giving chase to four kangaroos). These all look like they could be in the American West except for the kangaroo hunt. Very handsome and unusual. For an example of the original glass negative of the cowboy busting a bronco, see: <>. These are from the studio of Charles Henry Kerry (1857, Bombala, New South Wales-1928, Neutral Bay), photographer, mineralogist, angler, bushman, marksman, equestrian, pioneer in snow sports, mountaineer (led a party to the summit of Mt. Kosciusko in the winter of 1896), etc. After working with photographers Lemartinière and then C. D. Jones, Kerry set up his own studio around 1890. In 1898 he opened one of largest commercial studio buildings at 310 George Street in Sydney. In 1903, Kerry & Co. began producing postcards from his many negatives, establishing the images as some of the most significant and best known early views of New South Wales. See: Keast Burke, Australian Dictionary of Biography. $150.00


2954. KETCHUM, Richard M. (ed.). The American Heritage Book of the Pioneer Spirit. New York: American Heritage Publishing Co. and Simon & Schuster, [1959]. 394 [6] pp., color frontispiece, profusely illustrated with numerous photographic text illustrations (some in color, some full-page), maps, facsimiles, etc. 4to, original maroon cloth. Very fine in publisher’s slipcase.

First edition. Chapter prologues by Allan Nevins. A section on “Longhorns Up from Texas” has profiles of Goodnight, Loving, and King. $35.00


2955. KEY, Della Tyler. In the Cattle Country: History of Potter County, 1887-1966. [Quanah & Wichita Falls, Texas: Nortex Offset Publications, 1972]. [2] vii [1] 356 [1] pp., half-title illustration, frontispiece, photographic text illustrations (some full-page), maps. 8vo, original red pictorial cloth. Foxing to fore-edges and endpapers, otherwise fine in lightly worn d.j.

Second edition (the first edition was published in 1961; not in CBC). Potter County and Amarillo were, for a time, the world’s largest cattle-shipping point. This focus of this work is the 1880s and 1890s, a high point in the cattle industry and in Amarillo history. $45.00


2956. KILGORE, William H. The Kilgore Journal of an Overland Journey to California in the Year 1850. New York: Hastings House, 1949. 63 [1] pp., facsimile. 8vo, original brown boards with printed paper labels on spine and upper cover. Fine in publisher’s slipcase with printed paper label.

First edition, limited edition (#219 of 1,000 copies) from the original manuscript journal of William H. Kilgore, edited by Joyce Rockwood Muench. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 376: “One of the most valuable records of 1850, especially for the account of the destruction of the old Mormon Winter Quarters on the west bank of the Missouri.” Mattes, Platte River Road Narratives 861: “Along the Platte were rattlesnakes, lizards, prairie dogs, and buffalo, some of the latter burned to death by grass fires. Approaching the Forks, buffalo masses numbered ‘two million.’ His language is quaint but vivid, such as ‘Big Black Woolves’ killing cattle and horses by hamstringing them.” Mintz, The Trail 273. As usual, in travels through California the ranching establishment that often garners attention is Sutter’s: “I have Seen near the Coast range, immense herds of Elk & Antelope, also Horses & Spanish Cattle feeding a pleasure on the green oats in the month of January. The Horses & Cattle belong to an old Spanish Ranch and are hurded by what is here termed Buckaries. Those Buckaries are Spaniards or Indians who are hired Expressly and trained for hurdsmen. They throw the Lasso with great Dexterity & Skill. They Can throw it over the Head of a Sterr or Horse or around the leg, the Distance of thirty yds when at full speed.” $40.00


2957. KING, C. Richard. Wagons East: The Great Drouth of 1886—An Episode in Natural Disaster, Human Relations, and Press Leadership. Austin: University of Texas (The School of Journalism Development Program), 1965. [4] 59 [2] pp. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Fine.

First edition. George H. Ward, Texas Water at the Century’s Turn: Perspectives, Reflections and a Comfort Bag (Conference: Water for Texas: 2000 and Beyond, Texas A&M, 2000), p. 9: “Sardonically titled Wagons East.... To attempt farming west of the Brazos, one reporter wrote, ‘is folly of the very worst sort’ (King, 1965). In the cattle industry, this was known as the Great Die-off. Many ranchers cashed in. The beef packeries at Fulton and Rockport turned to canning sea turtles.” $20.00


2958. KING, Charles. “Rancho del Muerto” in Outing (An Illustrated Monthly Magazine of Sport, Travel, and Recreation) 17:1 (October 1890). Pp. 3-11, illustrations. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers. Fragile wrappers chipped and worn, interior very good.

First printing. Bibliography of Wisconsin Authors, p. 144. Wright III:3109. The story by King is the first part of a serial, a fictional story of romance, mystery, and intrigue set on a “ranch of death” in Arizona. Captain Charles King (1844-1933) was the only soldier in American history to serve in five American wars: The Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, and World War I. He wrote over sixty books and hundreds of articles and short stories. When asked why he wrote so prolifically, he replied: “Circumstances, chiefly. I wasn’t long in finding out that keeping a family on retired captain’s pay is a beggar’s business. I had to go to work, so I took to writing.” $5.00


2959. KING, David S. Mountain Meadows Massacre: A Search for Perspective. Washington: Potomac Corral of The Westerners, 1970. [4] 26 pp., portrait, photographic text illustrations (mostly full-page), small illustration on cover by C. M. Russell. 8vo, original adobe pictorial boards. Fine.

Limited edition (#68 of 250 copies, signed and numbered). The Great Western Series 8. The violent tragedy discussed in this imprint may be the most senseless, nefarious example of cattle rustling in the West. In a series of attacks in September 1857 on the Baker-Fancher wagon train passing through southern Utah, the Utah Territorial Militia from the Iron County district, together with a group of Paiute Native Americans, murdered about 120 men, women, and children, sparing only seventeen children under the age of seven. The Mormon author notes: “It must be kept in mind that attacking a wagon train, for the Indians, could be an extremely profitable business. After all, several hundred head of beef cattle could solve their food problems for a long time to come.” $25.00


2960. KING, David S. Mountain Meadows Massacre: A Search for Perspective. Washington: Potomac Corral of The Westerners, 1970. [4] 26 pp., portrait, photographic text illustrations (mostly full-page), small illustration on cover by C. M. Russell. 8vo, original adobe pictorial wrappers, stapled as issued. Very fine.

Trade edition. $15.00


2961. KING, Evelyn. Women on the Cattle Trail and in the Roundup. [Glendale: Atara Clark at the Prosperity Press for] Brazos Corral of the Westerners, [1983]. 21 [1] pp. 8vo, original blue wrappers with illustration by Cisneros. Fine. Presentation copy inscribed to the Hertzogs and signed by Cisneros (also signed by Cisneros on colophon).

First edition, limited edition (550 copies, signed by author). Publication No. 3 of the Brazos Corral of the Westerners. One of the few works exclusively on this subject, containing a useful annotated bibliography. $50.00


2962. KING, Evelyn. Women on the Cattle Trail and in the Roundup. [Glendale: Atara Clark at the Prosperity Press for] Brazos Corral of the Westerners, [1983]. Another copy. Cover slightly faded, else fine, signed by author. $25.00


2963. KING, Frank M. Longhorn Trail Drivers, Being a True Story of the Cattle Drives of Long Ago. [Los Angeles]: Frank M. King, 1940. 272 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic text illustrations, portraits, endpaper map, Bugbee illustration on front endpapers. 8vo, original maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Upper hinge loose, otherwise fine. Author’s signed and dated presentation copy to Ruth and H. H. Halsell “...old time cattleman and longhorn trail driver who helped civilize the West and build Texas, and to his pretty little wife, Ruth who stood by the old hand and did more than her share in the Civilizing process. Folks I am proud to call friends.” For more on the recipient of this copy see in this catalogue the entries for H. H. Halsell’s publications.

First edition, limited edition (#169 of 400 signed copies, privately printed by the author for his friends). Dobie, p. 110. Herd 1274: “Scarce.” Howes K150. Malone, Wyomingana, p. 37: “The business of trail driving and brief accounts of many of the less-well-known drivers.... Gives what King calls ‘the high-lights’ of what is a cowman, cowboy, and trail driver, a cow, a horse, a herd, a trail.” For other works by King, see following entries in this catalogue. The Huntington Library has King’s papers, and they provide a short biography: “Frank M. King, cowboy, ranchman, editor, and author, was born in Los Angeles in 1863. King, who was one-quarter Cherokee Indian, went to Texas with his family in 1873, then to Indian Territory. He returned to Texas in 1876, engaging in cattle driving there, and moved to New Mexico in 1879. King’s formal education was extremely limited. He attended a school for two years in El Monte, California, in 1880 and 1881 after which he returned to cattle driving in New Mexico and later ran a ranch in Phoenix, Arizona, with his brother, Sam King. King finally settled with his wife, Sophie Klos King, in Los Angeles, where he served as the associate editor for the Western Livestock Journal, wrote a column entitled ‘Mavericks,’ and wrote books about western folklore and the cattle industry.” $175.00


2964. KING, Frank M. Longhorn Trail Drivers. [Los Angeles]: Frank M. King, 1940. 272 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic text illustrations, portraits, endpaper map, Bugbee illustration on front endpapers. 8vo, original red cloth. Fine. Signed by author.

First edition, trade issue. $150.00