Publication: Paramount Publishing Company, 1981, Amarillo
First edition. 4to. Non-authorial inked gift inscription on the front free fly leaf. Cloth, with picture in color affixed to front cover, blue endpapers with locations of frontier ranches and cattle brands, , 184 pp., about the authors, foreword, illustrated from photographs and drawings, portraits, maps, brands, bibliography, index. Illustrated by Harold Bugbee and Ben Carlton Mead among others. Many maps and photographs (furnished by the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum) join the author’s text to tell the story of early day ranching in the Texas Panhandle. Just a few of the fifty Texas Panhandle ranches profiled include XIT, Turkey Tracks, Four Sixes, Long S, LS, Diamond F, Diamond Tail, Frying Pan, Half Circle K, Spade, Rocking Chair, and Charles Goodnight’s JA. Non-authorial gift inscription on the front free fly leaf, and lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners, else a near fine copy without dust jacket, as issued. An outstanding work with terrific photographs and becoming scarce.
Inventory Number: 48333