THE QUIRT AND THE SPUR: VANISHING SHADOWS OF THE TEXAS FRONTIER.

THE QUIRT AND THE SPUR:  VANISHING SHADOWS OF THE TEXAS FRONTIER.
Edgar. Rye

Austin: Steck-Vaughn Co., 1967.  363pp.  Frontis. portrait.  Illustrations.  Introduction by James M. Day. Pictorial cloth.  Facsimile reprint of the rare 1909 original.  Bright, fine copy.  Reese, Six Score 95:  “This book has become rare because a prominent ranching family felt themselves slandered by some remarks in it and destroyed all the copies they could purchase....There is much about Ft. Griffin and Shackleford County in the early days, particularly the history of  ranching there.”  Adams, Six-Guns 1923:  “A history of Fort Griffin, Texas, in its wild days, containing material on the early life of John Selman and John Larn.”  Dobie, Life and Lit…  p. 161:  “Rye was in the Fort Griffin, Texas, country when buffalo hunters dominated it.”    An exceptionally nice copy of a book rich in content.  Adams, Herd 1982.

$ 50.00
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