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The King Ranch by Tom Lea

The King Ranch

by Tom Lea

Publication: Printed For The King Ranch, 1967, Kingsville, 1957

First edition. Limited Two volumes. Large, thick octavo. Bound in heavy linen. Illus. by the author. Vol I: 467pp. 24 x 18.8 cm. 24 drawings by Lea, 6 maps, 9 facsimiles. Crash linen with running "W" brand. Vol II: 469-838pp. 24 x 18.8cm. Frontispiece, 19 drawings by Lea, 2 facsimiles. Crush linen with running "W" brand. In linen slipcase with leather label.. The special edition of this important ranch history, printed on rag paper with the Running W Brand watermark, after a design by Carl Hertzog, for distribution on a private basis by the ranch owners. Although 3000 sets were printed, the exclusivity of distribution accounts for the relative scarcity of copies on the market. As new, unread copy with the original prospectus laid-in along with an addressed mailing postcard. Housed in the original cloth slipcase with titles stamped on a leather spine label.

Inventory Number: 48561