First edition. Signed by the author. 8vo. Decorated cloth, 261pp., gilt top, "Introduction" by John V. Farwell, appendix, biblio., index, maps, illustrations with maps and facsimiles. "One of the best books about a Texas ranch. Because of a lawsuit most of the edition was recalled and suppressed, making it one of the rarest and most sought after books on cattle. This is the author's first book, and the many books he has written since have enhanced his reputation as a writer."---Ramon F. Adams. "A foundation work on ranching in the Panhandle, and an important ranch history."---William S. Reese. "As county and town afford the basis for historical treatment of many areas, ranches have afforded basis for various range country histories. Of these Haley's XIT Ranch is the best."---J. Frank Dobie. Professionally rebacked with black cloth spine, titles stamped in gold on spine panel, endsheets replaced, cosmetic restoration to corners, page edges show tiny to small water stains, else a very good, tight copy of a range classic housed in custom made slipcase with leather label on spine and titles stamped in gold. HERD 969. CAMPBELL 41. SIX SCORE 54. SIX GUNS 894. 44 & 44 20. GRAFF 1718, 1719. HOWES H39. MERRILL p.19. BTB 82. DOBIE p. 104 & 113. RADER 1731.
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