INTERWOVEN: A PIONEER CHRONICLE
Sallie Reynolds MatthewsEl Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1958. xiv, , 226pp. Frontis. portrait. Illus. by E. M. Schiwetz. End paper map. Index (not present in the first edition). Original two-piece decorated cloth with gold printed label. First edition after the 1936 Anson Jones Press original. Fine copy in its original mylar dust wrapper. Dobie, Life & Lit…, p.62: “More than any other ranch chronicle that I know, it reveals the family life of the old-time ranchers." Tate, Indians of Texas p.2811: “Includes first-hand accounts of Comanche raids in the Ft. Griffin area and efforts by pioneer settlers to protect themselves during the 1860’s and 1870’s.” Jenkins, BTB 39: “The best book on Texas ranch life from a woman’s perspective.” Adams, Six-Guns 1463: “The author was a sister of Glenn Reynolds, the sheriff of Gila County, Arizona, who was killed by the Apache Kid when he made his escape. She gives a good account of this episode as well as of her own family life.” Reese Six-Score 78 : “ ‘Mrs. Matthews had perceiving eyes, gentle objectivity and scrupulous regard for the truth,’ remarked Robert Nail in the introduction to this of Interwoven. The author’s husband and father were both prominent ranchers and this book gives one of the best portraits of ranch life from a woman’s point of view.” Lowman, Printing Arts in Texas p. 20-21: “Perhaps the printer’s favorite of his books.” Lowman, Printer at the Pass 105: (quoting from J. Frank Dobie’s note in his copy): “Another instance of the last edition’s being more desirable than the first.” Not only is this an indispensable primary account of the ranching experience, it is a basic source on the history of West Texas during its early settlement. Beautifully designed by Carl Hertzog.