Publication: Texas Western Press, 1969, El Paso
First trade edition which consists of 2,000 copies. 8vo. Pictorial hopsacking, yellowish/orange end sheets, colored top edges,xv , 226 pp., preface, illustrated, maps, appendices, bibliography, index, One illustration preceding the frontispiece by Jose Cisneros. Thoroughly researched work tracing the development of ranching in south Texas, with special emphasis on the often overlooked sheep-raising activity. Due to severe problems with overgrazing, many ranches eventually changed from sheep to cattle ranching. The Farias Ranch, Bar S Ranch, Case Ranch, Bunce Ranch, and the Callaghan Ranch are among the many recorded in this book. An excellent work, further enhanced by excerpts from letters of Walter Meek, an early resident on the sheep-raising frontier. Fine in fine dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 46829