Publication: Virginia Commission on Conservation and Development,1929, Richmond
First edition. 8vo. Each volume signed by Haley at his contribution. PART I: Original tan printed wrappers with extended edges, 208-237 pp. introduction, footnotes. Story begins in Vol. XXXV, No. 3, January, 1932. Near fine copy. PART II: Original tan printed wrappers with extended edges, 290-316 pp., footnotes. Story appears in Vol. XXXV, No. 4, April, 1932. Near fine copy. PART III: Original tan printed wrappers with extended edges, 47-66 pp., footnotes. Conclusion of story appears in Vol. XXXVI, No. 1, July, 1932. Near fine copy. This set has long been sought by cattle and Haley collectors. It is one of Haley's earliest titles, and contains a fine introduction by Haley, including an account of his efforts to locate the diaries that make up this book. The existence of a major cattle trail from California to Texas and several major drives over this trail seven years before the Civil War is little known and this work is a major source on the subject. All volumes bound in a cloth clamshell case with a leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt.
Inventory Number: 37231