First edition. Tall quarto. Decorated green cloth, xii + , 289 pp., map, illustrated, including many photographs in black & white and in color. The author, from a ranching family, chronicles the daily experiences of the Anglo, Mexican-American, and African-American cowboy in the Goliad-Refugio-Victoria counties area. The book includes not only the reminiscences of men and women who have lived on the ranches, but also the histories of 22 separate ranches in the Coastal Bend area written by members of the families who still operate them. Ms. O'Conner, a gifted photographer, uses a combination of her own talents and numerous vintage photographs to present an outstanding visual record of working ranch people. An extremely handsome volume, this is a worthy addition to any range-life library. Fine in dust jacket lightly rubbed at spine ends.
Inventory Number: 34181