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The XIT Ranch of Texas First Edition  

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The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado

Haley, J. Evetts


Lakeside Press



xvi, 261, [1] pp. Illustrated with photo plates; 2 maps, 1 of them folding. 9x5¾", green cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, glassine jacket. First Edition.

With inscription by Haley on the half-title, "For Bill Collins: in appreciation of a real collector—with the best wishes of J. Evetts Haley" Rare suppressed first edition of Haley's first book, as described by Ramon Adams: "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" - Herd. The 1953 University of Oklahoma Press reprint had the allegedly libelous material deleted.

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Small chips to glassine; only hints of wear, minuscule stub tear to folding map, near fine.

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