First editions. 2 volumes. Pictorial cloth, 498pp., & 496pp., frontis, portraits, advertisement. Also included: "Revised Volume 1", San Antonio: Globe Publishing Co., 1924. Revised, Second edition of Vol. 1. Pictorial cloth, 494pp., frontis, portraits, index. All three volumes were "published under the direction of George W. Saunders, President of the Old Trail Drivers Association. The original 2 volumes were very crudely printed and bound, making it very difficult to find copies that aren't loose and heavily worn. The first volume was exhausted before the second volume appeared; therefore it was reprinted in 1924 with some revisions and additions in an edition of 500 copies with a "second edition" imprint...In spite of the crudeness of the two volumes, they are perhaps the most important single contribution to the history of cattle driving on the Western trails."--Ramon Adams. In SIX-GUNS...Ramon Adams refers to the original edition as "rare" and the 1924 "second edition" as scarce. "This compilation is the essential starting point for any study of Texas trail driving days."--John Jenkins. "Absolutely the best source there is on the cattle trail"--Walter Prescott Webb. "This vast complication of original accounts by old trail drivers is one of the best cattle books, and the largest collection of first hand narratives of the range cattle industry."--Bill Reese. A rare and important work. The first volume has the stamped name of a former owner on front fly leaf, else a very good, tight copy, and housed in a slipcase. Volume II has the stamped name of a former owner on front fly leaf else a very good, tight copy and housed in a slipcase. The revised issue of Volume I is a very good copy and housed in a slipcase.
Inventory Number: 34302