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Pioneer Surveyor-Frontier Lawyer, The Personal Narrative Of O.W. Williams, 1877-1902. MYRES, S. D. [EDITOR].

Pioneer Surveyor-Frontier Lawyer, The Personal Narrative Of O.W. Williams, 1877-1902.

MYRES, S. D. [EDITOR].

Publication: Texas Western College Press, 1966, El Paso

First edition. 8vo. Signed by everyone associated with the book on the half title page, including the author and a presentation from Clayton Williams who also signed it and author of the introduction. C. L. Sonnichsen, and the designer CARL HERTZOG, and Jose Cisneros who illustrated it, Two-tone cloth, xii, 350 pp. Numerous illustrations, including many by Jose Cisneros. 4 maps, index. Lengthy introduction by C.L. Sonnichsen. This collection of O. W. Williams' writings gives an excellent first-hand account of life and conditions on the West Texas and New Mexican frontier in the late 1800's. Brought together for the first time, the essential writings in their proper relation and context, Williams' miscellaneous pieces become a historical contribution of importance. He worked in the lower reaches of the Big Bend during that eventful period of 1877-1902 and from his field notes and diary he was able later to write perhaps the most dependable first-hand account of the period. LOWMAN 210 -"A delight to the soul and a light to the inquiring mind. No better picture of the most colorful era in early Texas...As if that were not enough, the book was designed by that master typographer, Carl Hertzog." -R. Henderson Shuffler. Fine in dust jacket.

Inventory Number: 44142

$225.00