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Ranching Catalogue Part 3
Items 3165-3189

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.

3165. LEWIS, Richard W. Early Day History of Home City, Kansas. Marysville, Kansas: The Marysville Advocate, 1949. 23 pp., portraits, numerous photographic text illustrations. 4to, original red printed wrappers. Very good.

First edition. Occasional material on livestock and horses, especially in regard to early settlement. $25.00


3166. LEWIS, W. B. Paradise in Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1933. xiv [2] 275 pp., frontispiece, text illustrations. 12mo, original green cloth. Binding faded, generally good.

First edition. Rader 2233. Fiction set on a ranch in Texas, many characters based on people the author knew. $20.00


3167. LEWIS, Willie Newbury. Between Sun and Sod. Clarendon: Clarendon Press, [1938]. xv [3] 244 pp., text illustrations by Bugbee. 8vo, original tan pictorial linen. Light staining and shelf wear to binding, else very good in worn d.j.

First edition, second issue. The first edition, first issue is exceedingly rare (this differentiation is seldom noted by the trade). CBC 1437. Dobie, p. 52. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Bugbee 101). Guns 1331. Herd 1330: “The first printing of this book was quickly withdrawn by the publishers on account of typographical errors and omissions. This first printing differs from the commonly accepted ‘first’ finally issued in that it does not contain the introduction by John McCarty, the ‘contents’ precedes the ‘foreword,’ it does not include the ‘list of illustrations,’ and it does not have the Roman numerals. It also has a different binding and the name ‘Newbury’ was spelled ‘Newberry.’ About 25 copies were issued before errors were discovered. This edition was destroyed, and the book was reprinted in an edition of 1,000 copies, followed later by an edition of 2,000 copies.” See also Sylvia Ann Grider & Lou Halsell Rodenberger, Texas Women Writers (Texas A&M Press, 1997), pp. 39-40.

A ranchwoman’s history of the free grass era in the Panhandle. Handbook of Texas Online: “Willie Newbury Lewis, author (1891-1985), socialite, and rancher, daughter of Henry Lee and Anna (Hearn) Newbury, was born on October 28, 1891, in Dallas. She attended Miss Lora Cowart’s Private School for Girls and in 1911 was an Idlewild debutante at the Columbian Club. In 1910 she traveled to Clarendon in the Panhandle to stay with the family of a friend. There she met William Jenkins Lewis, a man twenty-one years her senior. He followed her on the train back to Dallas and proposed to her. At first she refused him, but they eventually were married on September 19, 1912, in Dallas. After their marriage they moved to the Panhandle for a year, but Willie disliked the open spaces of the plains, so Will built a house in Dallas for her after their first child was born, and he moved between Dallas and their ranches, which included the Shoe Bar and the RO.... Willie Lewis’ most important contribution was her writing, which gave a glimpse of life in Texas shortly after 1900. In 1938 she published her first book, Between Sun and Sod: An Informal History of the Texas Panhandle; it was republished in 1976. Though her husband did not think married women should write books, he helped Willie publish Between Sun and Sod. Because of his disapproval, however, she did not continue her writing career until after his death in 1961, including Tapadero: The Making of a Cowboy, a biography of her husband, in 1972 [see entry below].” The Good Wife had four children and engaged in a wide variety of civic and social groups, including establishment of the first Meals on Wheels program in Texas. $50.00


3168. LEWIS, Willie Newbury. Between Sun and Sod. Clarendon: Clarendon Press, [1939]. xv [3] 244 pp., text illustrations by Bugbee. 8vo, original tan pictorial linen. Mild rubbing and wear, edges browned, but overall fine. Pencil note by Carl Hertzog: “We bound some ‘extra’ copies for Clyde Price—Slaughter made covers for Baptist Publishing House, E. P.”

Second printing of the second issue. $25.00


3169. LEWIS, Willie Newbury. Between Sun and Sod. Clarendon: Clarendon Press, [1939]. Another copy. Mild discoloration to binding, front hinge weak, but overall fine. $10.00


3170. LEWIS, Willie Newbury. Tapadero: The Making of a Cowboy. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, [1972]. xvi, 189 pp., photographic plates, map. 8vo, original brown cloth. Light shelf wear, mild foxing to endpapers, otherwise fine in lightly worn d.j.

First edition. Biography of the early years of the author’s husband, William Jenks Lewis, who came to the Panhandle of Texas from Maryland when he was fourteen. He became a top hand and a highly successful Panhandle rancher, despite that fact that “he seldom swore or carried gun and preferred low-heeled shoes to boots, relying mainly on the tapadero, the leather guard over the front of the stirrup, to keep him from getting ‘hung up.’” See Handbook of Texas Online: William Jenks Lewis. $25.00


3171. LEYBURN, James G. Frontier Folkways. New Haven & London: Yale University Press & Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, [1939]. x, 291 pp. Large 8vo, original light blue cloth. A well-read copy, extremities worn, hinges weak, overall good to very good in chipped d.j. with one tear.

Second printing. This book covers characteristics of frontier life and pioneer settlements—Australia, New Zealand, and Massachusetts; along the St. Lawrence River; on Spanish frontiers, the Portuguese in Brazil; Boers in Transvaal; the Dutch in Java. There is a bit of material on the role of livestock raising in relation to frontier survival—not so much specific documentation of material culture, etc., but rather an avenue for understanding the more cerebral aspects of ranching and livestock. M. F. Ashley-Montagu in his review of the book (Isis 27:2 (August, 1927), pp. 353-54) compares this work to those of Fredrick Jackson Turner and William Christie Macleod, noting “In the present work...we are treated to a study of the frontier...concerned with the question: What happens to man’s institutions when he goes to a frontier?” $30.00


3172. LIENHARD, Heinrich. A Pioneer at Sutter’s Fort, 1846-1850…Translated, Edited, and Annotated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur from the Original German Manuscript. Los Angeles: California Historical Society, 1941. [28] 291 pp., 6 half-tone plates and endpaper maps. 8vo, original brown cloth, dark red cloth backstrip, title gilt-lettered on spine. Very good.

First edition in English, with a revised version of the first edition, which was published in Zurich in 1898. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 399c: “Lienhard reached New Helvetia in 1846 and was employed by John Sutter as a gardener and overseer.... According to Morgan, this fiftieth-anniversary publication consisted of a condensation of Lienhard’s massive manuscript, which was later acquired by the Bancroft Library.... Marguerite Eyer Wilbur translated the original manuscript (‘The Pepys’ diary of Sutter’s Fort’) for the Calafia Society in 1941. Wilbur remarked that the 1898 edition disappointed Lienhard because so much had been omitted or rewritten. The new 1941 edition, therefore, incorporated much California material that had been previously omitted or altered.” For an excellent discussion of Lienhard, see John Paul von Grueningen’s The Swiss in the United States (Madison: Swiss-American Historical Society, 1940), pp. 71-87. Cowan, p. 392n. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 289. Flake 4922n. Howell 50, California:1373: “Written by a Swiss emigrant who was an eyewitness to the tremendous changes that took place in California between 1846 and 1850.” Howes L332. Mattes, Platte River Road Narratives 187. Mintz, The Trail 293 (ref.). Norris 2066. Rocq 6767. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 127n.

Sutter’s Fort was an empire built on cattle and wheat, and the author’s work with Sutter contributed mightily to the establishment of the fort and its agriculture and cattle. The author’s account includes one of the earliest overlands to use Hastings Cut-Off, the same route as that of the ill-fated Donner party (Lienhard’s party left only a few days before the Donner party). Unlike many in California at the time, Lienhard respected the Indians, and hired them to work in the fort’s gardens and with the cattle. At first the mixed group of men in Sutter’s hire dealt in hides and furs, but by 1846, they expanded their merchandise to include cattle. Howard R. Lamar & Kenneth N. Owens, “John Augustus Sutter, Wilderness Entrepreneur” in California History 73:2 (Summer, 1994), p. 112: “Nothing is so American as cattle ranching and cowboys, but we now know that the open-range cattle business was an amalgam of several Spanish, Mexican, and Scottish traditions and techniques.” To that group, should be added Lienhard and his Swiss kinsmen. $150.00


3173. LILLIE, Gordon W. [Pawnee Bill]. Advertising pamphlet for Lillie’s Old Town Indian Trading Post: “A Message from Pawnee Bill to You…. N.p., n.d. [1930, or after]. Also included is a photographic postcard of Pawnee Bill and Buffalo Bill Cody. Fine condition.

First printing. Gordon Lillie (1860-1942), a key figure in the creation of the cowboy mythos, was a buffalo hunter, Plains scout, White Chief of the Pawnees, Wild West showman, land boomer, oilman, banker, conservationist, and contemporary and lifelong friend of Buffalo Bill Cody. He promoted his Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show worldwide from 1888 to 1913 and was Cody’s competitor. In 1908 the two Wild West shows merged and became known as “The Two Bills’ Show.” Lillie built his “Old Town and Trading Post,” located two miles from his buffalo ranch, as a means of preserving the Old West for future generations. $30.00


3174. LIND, Selma. Lindsborg on Record. Lindsborg, Kansas: Lindsborg News-Record, 1965. 48 pp., portraits, photographic text illustrations. 8vo, original white decorative wrappers, stapled as issued. Light wear to fragile wraps, otherwise fine.

First edition. Located in the Smoky Valley region of north-central Kansas, Lindsborg was settled in 1869 by about 100 Swedish pioneers seeking religious freedom to pursue their vision of a pure Lutheran church. Although wheat growing and grain milling were the primary economic endeavors, there are a few vignettes of range life. $15.00


3175. LINDERMAN, Frank B. Bunch-Grass and Blue-Joint. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1921. ix [3] 115 pp., illustration and a few vignettes by Charles M. Russell. 12mo, original blue gilt-lettered cloth. Mild shelf wear, otherwise fine.

First edition. Herd 1333: “Scarce.” Irish, The Modern American Muse: A Complete Bibliography of American Verse, 1900-1925 #5379. Smith 5950. Yost & Renner, Charles M. Russell, p. 235. Poems featuring ranching and cowboy themes such as “Git Down an’ Come In,” “To the Coyote,” “To an Old Cow-Horse,” “The Cow-Puncher’s Yarn,” and “Old Trails.” From a review of Linderman’s work by Owen Ulph in Arizona and the West 11:1 (Spring 1969), pp. 79-80): “After years as a trapper, assayer, newspaper publisher, and member of the Montana Legislature, [Linderman] aspired to become a writer. Linderman’s devotion to the spirit of the frontier was genuine and his desire to capture a segment of it for posterity was sincere.... Bunch-Grass and Blue-Joint, a small volume of verse dating back to 1921, had never circulated at all.... Linderman’s books, nevertheless are eminently readable. They were too sober to appeal to moron taste, or to be revived by campisti and kitch-hounds. On the other hand, their unpretentious sanity does not make them acceptable to model-mad, pattern-struck emic and etic analysts of the contemporary anthropological and ethnological ‘in-cults.’ In short, Frank B. Linderman is considered naive which in the code of the West is not always considered an objectionable trait.” $40.00


3176. LINDSAY, Charles. The Big Horn Basin. Lincoln, Nebraska, 1930. 274 pp., folding maps. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Light outer wear and text lightly creased, otherwise fine.

Ph.D. dissertation from University of Nebraska (the trade edition was published in Lincoln in 1932). Flake 4938: “Includes Mormon settlement in the Big Horn Basin, Wyoming.” Guns 1336 (citing the 1932 first edition): “Has some information about the Johnson County War.” Herd 1335 (citing the 1932 first edition): “Contains a long chapter on the cattle industry.” Nebenzahl 5:222: “A thorough examination of the region from the early fur trade era, including much on the cattle industry.” Smith 5963n. $75.00


3177. LINFORD, Velma. Wyoming, Frontier State. Denver: The Old West Publishing Co., 1947. xii, 428 pp., frontispiece, portraits, text illustrations (some by Ramona Bowman, some photographic, some full-page), maps. 8vo, original green illustrated cloth. Mild shelf wear, front hinge loose, interior fine; d.j. is very sunned and has a few tears. Author’s signed presentation copy to Ira Spencer “who knows so much about boats. May this book make arid Wyoming come to life for him....” Ink gift inscription on same page as author’s.

First edition. Herd 1336: “Written as a school history, this book contains much material on the cattle industry of Wyoming and the cattle war in Johnson County.” Guns 1338: “Contains material on such outlaws as Bill Carlisle.” Malone, Wyomingana, p. 38. Yost & Renner, Russell I:53. $45.00


3178. LINFORD, Velma. Wyoming, Frontier State. Denver: Old West Publishing Company, 1947. Another copy, without the d.j. Mild shelf wear, front hinge loose, interior fine. $25.00


3179. LINFORTH, James (ed.). Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley.... [Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1959]. viii, 120 pp., illustrations by Frederick Piercy, foldout map. Folio, original black decorative cloth. Light wear to spine, otherwise a fine copy.

Limited edition, facsimile of the Liverpool, 1855 first edition. Flake 6381n. Graff 2501n. Howes L359n: “One of the most elaborately and beautifully illustrated of western books. A large portion of the [first] edition was water-damaged while in transit to New York.” Jones 1337n. LC, Utah 1n: “A Utah pioneer classic.” Mintz, The Trail 369. Plains & Rockies IV:259n. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 858n. Sections on “Importance of Herding and Guarding the Cattle” and “Buffalo Hunt.” $75.00


3180. LINSLEY, John S. Jersey Cattle in America. New York: Burr Printing House, 1885. [4] [quarter-page errata slip tipped in] 741 [3] pp., frontispiece, plates, text illustrations (including portraits of prize livestock), maps (one foldout), tables. 4to, original green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Binding very worn, edges abraded, hinges beginning to split, moderate foxing to edges and preliminary pages.

First edition. Comprehensive compendium on this breed renown for excellent milk production. The breed arrived in what is now the United States in the early seventeenth century. In discussing water supply, the author notes that it was the California padres who established irrigation in the Southwest, but notes that some irrigation remains in Arizona likely date from before Europeans arrived in the New World. At the time of this publication, Jersey cattle were scarce in Texas, but the author discusses the good grasses of the region, Texas fever, etc. $200.00


3181. LINTHICUM, Richard. A Book of Rocky Mountain Tales. [Denver: W. F. Robinson & Co., Printers, 1892]. 158 pp., frontispiece portrait, text illustrations. Small 8vo, original yellow cloth decorated in silver. A poor copy. Author’s signed and dated presentation inscription to David B. Graham, “A scholar, a gentleman and an upright Judge, I inscribe this volume with the assurance of our unfailing friendship, admiration, and esteem....” Very scarce.

First edition, “Souvenir edition” (subscription copy #23). Guns 1341: “Scarce.... The book was published in an edition of 283 copies.... There is a chapter on Texas Joe, a New Mexico outlaw, and some mention of Billy the Kid.” Herd 1337. Wright III:3353. $50.00


3182. LINTHICUM, Richard. A Book of Rocky Mountain Tales. [Denver: W. F. Robinson & Co., Printers, 1892]. Another copy, trade issue. Binding worn and soiled, faded, and soiled, cloth worn through in places, shaken. $30.00


3183. LINVILLE, Leslie. My Life on the Kansas Plains. Colby, Kansas: Prairie Printers Inc., [1967]. [2] 116 pp., photographic text illustrations, maps. 4to, original blue pictorial wrappers, spiral bound. Lightly faded at top wrapper edge, light shelf wear, but overall a fine copy.

First edition. Mostly recollections of farm life, but there are a few tales of keeping “Swiss cows” and managing them in harsh weather. $25.00


3184. LIONS CLUB. Seventh Annual Lions Labor Day Rodeo [wrapper title]. Tilden, Texas: Lions Rodeo Association, 1957. 108 pp., photographic illustrations, many ads. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers, stapled as issued. Spine lightly sunned, otherwise a fine copy.

First printing. CBC 3167. Contains brief histories of Freer, Tilden, and Three Rivers Lions Clubs, as well as histories of McMullen County and the town of Three Rivers. Rodeo articles include “Rodeo Rules,” “Bull Riding: Most Dangerous of All Contests,” “Steer Wrestling,” etc. $25.00


3185. LIONS CLUB. Twelfth Annual Lions Labor Day Rodeo [wrapper title]. Tilden, Texas: Lions Rodeo Association, 1962. 120 pp., illustrated. 8vo, original orange pictorial wrappers, stapled as issued. Fine.

First printing. Content similar to preceding. $25.00


3186. LIONS CLUB. Thirteenth Annual Lions Labor Day Rodeo [wrapper title]. Tilden, Texas: Lions Rodeo Association, 1963. 125 pp., photographic illustrations, many ads. 8vo, original green printed wrappers, stapled as issued. Light shelf wear, ink notation on front wrapper, otherwise fine.

First printing. Content similar to preceding. $25.00


3187. LIONS CLUB. Thirteenth Annual Lions Labor Day Rodeo [wrapper title]. Tilden, Texas: Lions Rodeo Association, 1963. Another copy, variant wrappers. 8vo, original orange printed wrappers, stapled as issued. Some staining to wraps and wear to spine, ink notation on front wrapper, otherwise fine. $25.00


3188. LIONS CLUB. Fourteenth Annual Lions Labor Day Rodeo. Tilden, Texas: Lions Rodeo Association, 1964. 124 pp., photographic illustrations, many ads. 8vo, original pink printed wrappers, stapled as issued. Mild wear, spine sunned, otherwise fine.

First printing. Content similar to preceding. $25.00


3189. [LIPPINCOTT, Sara Jane (Clarke)]. New Life in New Lands: Notes of Travel by Grace Greenwood [pseud]. New York: J. B. Ford, 1873. vi [2] [7]-413 [8, ads] pp. 12mo, original brown pictorial cloth. Shelf-worn, corners worn, hinge split, some text detached.

Second edition. Cowan, p. 249. Curry & Kruska, Yosemite 239: “Copies have been noted with and without an eight page publishers’ catalogue inserted at rear [present in this copy]. A series of delightful and perceptive travel sketches of the author’s trip to the Pacific Coast which were first printed in the New York Times. The author’s narrative of her visit to the Mariposa and Calaveras big tree groves and Yosemite Valley in June 1872…includes intriguing descriptions of John Smith and his Cosmopolitan Saloon and of Hutchings and his hostelry, as well as her account of a trip to Tenaya Falls and Porcupine Creek Cascades with John Muir.” Flake 4946: “Trip to Utah; favorably impressed with Mormons, though opposed to polygamy.” Paher 728. Wynar 2046. Experiences traveling by train through Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California. The author describes in a breezy style several ranches she visited, including Hodging’s Ranch in California; Clark & Moore’s Ranch on the South Merced (where she and her female companions rode in the Sierras on Mexican saddles rather than side-saddle); visiting a ranch in Santa Clara that was converted to a fruit orchard; encountering an entertaining cowboy originally from Vermont; etc. Author Lippincott was among the first women to become a regular newspaper correspondent. $40.00