Guthrie OK: Co-Operative Publishing Company, 1936. 1st. Hardcover. As new in dust jacket with light rubbing and edgewear; one of the nicest copies we've seen. First Edition Octavo; [i-xii], 591 pages. Black cloth with gilt pictorial stamped front board and spine; white dust jacket with black illustrations to front panel and spine. Numerous black & white reproductions of engravings, paintings and photographs, including the frontis portrait of the author. Index at rear; 29" x 7 1/2" foldout map of the Trail from Caldwell, Kansas to Red River Station, Texas tipped to rfep. Item #15958
"The best book on the Chisholm Trail. The scope of the book actually extends beyond the trail to encompass much cattle lore from Texas and elsewhere...' (Reese Six Score 91); 'Sam P. Ridings... had gone over the land, lived with range men and studied history before he wrote. A noble book, rich in anecdote and character." (Dobie/Dykes 25); 'Much more than a history of the Chisholm Trail, this book includes a good deal on the range cattle industry of the Southwest...' (Dykes Kid 233); Adams Herd 1897 and Six-Guns 1856; South of Forty 2788; Howes R281.