Lot 148 of 222:
Inscribed Texas Rangers by Gillett  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$270
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Texas Ranger: A Story of the Southwestern Frontier

Author:
Gillett, James B. and Howard R. Driggs

Place:
Yonkers-on-Hudson, NY

Publisher:
World Book Company

Date:
1927

Description:

8vo. xiii, 218pp. + [8]pp. ads. Pictorial cloth. Herbert W. Stoops, illustrator. Inscribed by Gillett.

Inscribed by Gillett in the year of publication "To Bro John H. Burma with compliments of the author, J.B. Gillett." Burma is almost certainly the then President of Trinity University (now in San Antonio, then in Waxahachie, TX). The "Bro" likely refers to membership in the Masonic Order (not sure about Burma, but Gillett was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason). This work has substantial overlap with, and appeared six years after Gillett's very highly regarded, classic work, Six Years With the Texas Rangers, 1875-1881. Gillett inscriptions are very scarce.

Donated by Charles A. Goldsmid, Claremont, CA.

Donated by Charles A. Goldsmid, Claremont, CA.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some crinkling to half the text block, but no adhesions or other damage. Extremities worn (no tears). Spine lettering somewhat faded (yet easily legible).


 
Item number:
244069
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