Publication: Arizona Highways, 1948, Phoenix
First edition. Quarto. Red buckram, titles stamped in gold gilt on front cover and spine, illustrated. Full page colored pen and ink drawing on front fly leaf by Ross Santee and addressed to Louis P. Merrill. Louis P. Merrill was a noted Texas ranchman and the author of "Aristocrats of the Cow Country," which first appeared in THE CATTLEMAN magazine in 1946, and was quickly adopted as a collector's guide for libraries and collectors interested in the historical development of the range/cattle industry. Santee has also colored over some of his original sketches and signed a few of them. They appear on pages 18 and 27 in the January issue, and on pages 4, 8, and 9. The Arizona scene is gloriously reflected throughout the entire edition with colorful photographs, artwork, pottery, places to visit, historical discoveries, ranching, and a strong taste of Arizona and its people. Fine, bright, tight copy.
Inventory Number: 28367