1922 · Chicago
by PADDOCK, B. B.
Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1922. First Edition. Very good. 4 vols., large 4to. COMPLETE SET, numerous photographic illustrations. Original dark blue cloth, spines gold-stamped (spines partially sunned and faded to light blue-green, some covers likewise partially sunned), marbled endpapers, marbled edges. At one time in the Tejas Club, with ex-libris stamp inside front cover of each volume. Excellent condition: the text is unmarked and unspoiled, the bindings are tight and attractive. From the Dorothy Sloan Texana Collection. First edition. Comprehensive, profusely illustrated regional survey on Fort Worth, northwest Texas, and the Panhandle, with much on ranching (including biographies of ranchers and cowboys). With articles on pioneers and leading citizens, agriculture, irrigation, early oil and gas industry, mineral resources, timber and lumber, railroads, etc. The photographs include portraits (i.a. Quanah Parker), notable architecture, views, ranching, buffalo, oil wells, etc.
Complete sets in good condition such as ours are scarce on the market.
REFERENCES: Adams, Guns 1666: "Contains information about Luke Short, Jim Courtright, and Ben Thompson"; Herd 1747: "Scarce. Vol. 2 contains a chapter on livestock." CBC 1158. Rader 2565.
(Inventory #: 3637)