Dallas, TX: Cecil Baugh, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xiv, 376pp. Black & white illustrations. Brown cloth with silver lettering and image of cowboy & his horse on front cover in uncommon red and black dustjacket. Unused single sheet letterhead for "The Fort Worth Press" with C.L. Douglas as Managing Editor laid in. A very good copy (wear to extremities; front hinge paper seperating but holding; some spotting to page edges; browning to endpapers) in very good dustjacket (chips to corners and spine ends, wear to joints; 1/4" x 1" paper loss at top edge; short, closed tears). A scarce title on early Texas cattlemen. Item #12709
Short histories of some of the famous Texas ranches, their owners and wives. This work first appeared serially in 'The Cattleman Magazine.' Much on Shanghai Pierce; John Chisum; cowtowns and cowboys; Henry Campbell; Ike Pryor; the Hall brothers; Billy the Kid and many more. (Dykes, Western High Sports pg. 103; Herd 719; Howes D434; Six-Guns 619).