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In The Crucible Of The Sun. TOM LEA

In The Crucible Of The Sun.


Publication: Privately printed for the King's Ranch, 1974, Kingsville

First edition. Folio. 12" x 14 1/2" pictorial cloth, 92 [5] pp. nine full pages of color plates, 14 half-page color illustrations, and numerous other illustrations, all by Tom Lea. Privately printed for Bob Kleberg and the King Ranch in a small edition. Composition by the Stinehour Press; plates & printing by the Meriden Gravure Company. This magnificent book is the history of the King Ranch operations in Australia. It contains some of Tom Lea's finest work. To our knowledge, few copies have appeared for sale by either book sellers or auction houses since the book's publication. Its scarcity is well known among collectors. This big & beautiful book appeals to both Tom Lea and Range/Cattle collectors alike. Housed in a cloth slipcase with leather spine label and titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine.

Inventory Number: 35779